Went to Wilderness Resort and Retreat to scout for wedding venues with my fiance and another couple. I’m not sure I have ever been somewhere so accommodating and focused on making sure we had the best time possible… which we did! Such a great setting and so many amazing things to do while there. The tents were extremely clean and comfortable. The staff was awesome and you could tell cared and made sure that we enjoyed ourselves. We couldn’t have been happier with our time at Wilderness Resort and definitely recommend it to anyone!
Excellent staff and venue with great food included option. The site orientation made for excellent sunsets from either the deck or hot tub. We caught and BBQ’d a ling cod from one of their proven sites south of the main inlet. We also caught a number of rock cod, none were keepers but action was experienced.
Local wildlife experiences also included repeated herring surface boils, seals, star fish, fresh oysters & bear scatt (although no bear sighting). The domestic goats & chickens were entertaining.
Activities we enjoyed were swimming, kayaking, stand up paddle board, short walks to other on property beach and lagoon.
Definitely relaxing or as active you want it to be. We extended our stay, that says alot. The vibe is very sincere, homey and welcoming. A real west coast experience you should not miss.
The Wilderness Resort and Retreat opened this May full of wonderful new renovations, new additions and plenty to keep you occupied. I led a retreat here with my friend and 19 guests for a ‘Girls Getaway’ weekend and it exceeded all of my expectations.
The staff were amazing to work with and made our job much easier and our guests feel cared for. We catered for our own group but the staff dealt with preparing and heating all of our food as well as serving and clearing away. They were on hand for any jobs our guests needed from extra wood on the cabin fires to rides in the jeep up to the top of the resort for those that found the hike to strenuous.
The outdoor cedar hot tubs with a view of the ocean were delightful and yoga on the deck overlooking the ocean was the icing on the cake both for me as the instructor and for all my clients. Having brand new mats and props to work with already set up meant we had to bring so much less with us.
Our guests also enjoyed exploring the coast line on brand new paddle boards and kayaks.
The rooms both in the Cabins and in the tents were cozy and a mixture of rustic charm with luxurious touches including robes, hot tub towels and natural soaps and toiletries.
Our guests especially loved being flown in by float plane and boated out on the return, some by speed boat and others by sail boat. The owner even stopped along the trip back to show us baby seals.
I can not recommend highly enough this little piece of Paradise that Sam, his family and his team have created. We have already booked to take our clients back there this season and this will become our annual destination.
We arrived September 2015 at the Wilderness Resort for a week long conference. Sam and family were tremendously good hosts, helping us get set up in tents and cabins, providing a lot of knowledge on the region, and arranged for us boat rides, fishing, and kayaking trips to experience the beauty of this part of BC. The accommodation was wonderful and warm amid some cool days, and helping us get to and from the resort by their boat in Sechelt was much appreciated.
Stayed April 2015, traveled on business
We had an fantastic weekend getaway to the resort. From the boat trip into the resort, the scenic setting, friendly staff and the well appointed tent it was the perfect balance between off the grid and creature comforts. We took the all inclusive option and the food was healthy, tasty and excellently presented.
Wilderness:yes. Resort-like decadence: yes.
Really the perfect mix of camping (“glamping”!!) and luxury. What is more decadent than waking up to the sound of the ocean a few feet from your tent? In a queen size comfy bed no less.
Staff were endlessly accommodating and checking in to see if we needed anything during our 5 days at the resort. We were in the farthest cabin at Barneys point which was secluded and ocean front. Although all the tents has great views, sure we would have enjoyed all of them as much. Everything we needed was out there including outhouse, and with meals and hot showers just a 10 min walk away. We chose the catered meal option and the food far exceeded our expectations . We also did a couple of one on one yoga sessions with Zuzu and a great hike that were amazing.