A fabulous tented safari at a remote outpost where you can experience luxury gone truly wild
This incredible resort combines authentic luxury, bespoke adventure and restorative escape at a remote turn-of-the-century-inspired outpost defined by great white canvas prospector tents and anticipatory attention to comfort, service, sustenance, and transformative fun.
Clayoquot Wilderness Retreat is a Relais & Chateaux property with 25 canvas residences, carefully arranged along the water’s edge and on the hillside overlooking the estuary. Ensuite tents offer a contemporary interpretation of turn-of-the-centry accommodation, deluxe tents offer a more authentically traditional style of camp luxury, while deluxe family tents offer a bit of both.
Apart from accommodation tents, the camp has a number of lounge tents for dining and games. There is a bistro dining tent where guests gather to eat, together with a timber cookhouse and second larger dining tent. The family dining tent (which doubles as a special occasion private dining space) flanks the outdoor lounge that surrounds the exterior side an an immense double-sided fireplace the warms the cookhouse.
The nearby games tent hosts children and families playing vintage and contemporary low-tech games of chance, and by evening, welcomes couples of ultra-romantic candle-lit private dining or after dinner drinks. The activities tent is ironically the place to do nothing on large overstuffed sofas which are perfect for lounging, reading and relaxing. A suitably out-of-the-way billiards tent hosts children by day and becomes a late-night gathering place at night.
Ensuite tents promise king-sized beds plus a queen sofa bed and an ensuite bathroom with heated floor, toilet, double sinks, private outdoor covered shower and plenty of wardrobe space. Electric lights are complimented by a gas stove, vintage oil lamps and candles. Antique furnishings and accessories dominate, alongside down duvets and pillows, white linens and fluffy white cotton towels. Private decks are furnished with Muskova-style chairs offering magnificent views of the busy estuary and the rainforest. Extras include robes, slippers, hair dryer, natural toiletries, sunscreen, inspect repellent, and AC plugs.
In the UNESCO-designated Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Reserve, the environment is truly, gloriously, authentically wild, and there are abundant opportunities for adventure, education and natural enrichment, promising a particularly different and memorable holiday for children.
A selection of activity packages include dozens of equestrian, fresh water, salt water, and restorative activities for guests of all ages, experience levels and inclinations. Qualified wilderness guides and operators use state-of-the-art equipment and technology to ensure extraordinary and authentic adventures.
Spa & Wellness
The resort’s Healing Grounds Spa promises physical and spiritual sanctuary, yoga, wellness and restorative treatment for body and soul, all delivered from a secluded compound in peaceful isolation.
A large waterfront deck, warmed by the sun and cooled by ocean breezes, invites pre-and post-treatment napping, whilst cedar hot tubs are perfect for wildlife-watching by day and star-gazing by night.
Two saunas, built from cedar and heated by wood-burning stoves also offer superb views. There is an extensive menu of massages including Thai, shiatsu, ashiatsu and hot stone , together with toning facial and body treatments.
Map and travel information
Direct flights from the UK to Vancouver take approximately 9 hours 30 minutes.
Transfer to Clayoquot Wilderness Resort
Return seaplane transfers from Vancouver airport to the resort are included and take around 45 minutes.