The new tent interiors / ©Baillie Lodges
The property’s luxury tents have undergone an extensive refurbishment program / ©Baillie Lodges
The Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge interior renovation is also accompanied by a refreshed itinerary of exhilarating wilderness adventures which build upon the lodge’s existing offerings. These range from horseback riding, whale and bear-spotting to canyoning and scenic helicopter flights as well as spa treatments and daily yoga.
Changes are also afoot in the kitchen, as executive chef Asher Blackford, formerly of sister property Southern Ocean Lodge in Australia, has taken the helm. Blackford draws inspiration for his fresh and ever-changing menu from the natural surroundings of the island. Ingredients are sustainable, locally sourced, often foraged and offer a true taste of the destination.
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Despite a myriad of changes, this is in fact only the first stage in Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge’s enhancements, with a second round of renovations planned following the 2022 season. These include a significant refurbishment to the Cookhouse restaurant and central guest facilities, as well as a makeover for the Healing Grounds Spa.
After an extended hiatus, Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge’s general manager Sarah Cruse and her team are busy preparing to welcome back guests. She said: “We are super pumped to be showing the new-look Clayoquot to a new generation of keen travelers. Clayoquot has always been a breathtakingly beautiful destination, here on Vancouver Island’s wild west coast. The fresh new look and feel – and sense of feel-at-home inclusion for our guests – will add tremendously to the experience at Clayoquot.”
There is a refreshed itinerary of exhilarating wilderness adventures for guests which build upon the lodge’s existing offerings / ©Margaux Grollier
The resort’s Healing Grounds Spa/ ©Baillie Lodges
Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge will reopen for its 2021 season on June 17 and will welcome guests throughout the summer season until September 30, 2021, Waterfront Ensuite Tent from $4,800 CAD per night ($3,950 approx.), clayoquotwildernesslodge.com