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Desolation Resort

3.0 of 5 Cottage   |   2694 Dawson Road, Powell River, British Columbia V8A 4Z3, Canada
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My time in the resort was refreshing and memorable. Last June, I had a group of friends together and we shared 3 chalets - #2, #5 and #6. By the time we got there, it was after 4 p.m. We checked-in. In front of us, the inlet was so peaceful and quiet. Some of us headed down to the beach.... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second time staying at the Desolation Resort and we were delighted to find the place as beautiful as ever (after about 14 years since our last visit!). The lovely wood chalets are all unique, nestled in the trees and overlooking the spectacular and very private Desolation Sound. We were in chalet #5, which had two bedrooms and... More

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Kipfenberg, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful luxurious chalets imbedded in a breathtaking scenery that invites for hiking and any kind of watersports - especially canoeing and kayaking. The staff is very friendly and helpful. It is an ideal place to relax and enjoy the nature. There is no TV or telephone bothering you. The nearby restaurant Laughing Oyster offers excellent meals and in the community... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location couldn't be better! I felt so relaxed and close to nature there. Absolutely nothing in the world feels better than listening to the sound of your paddles streaking through the still water as you kayak through the water right before the sun makes it's way down the horizon. The complimentary kayaks and canoes are a great addition! Our... More

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Halifax, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just got back from our family vacation to Desolation Resort, and already we want to go back!!! It was so peaceful and beautiful. There are no distractions, we actually got to go away and weren't interrupted by phones and TV. There was so much to do just on the property. By the end of the day we were to... More

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Austrian Alps, Austria
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you love mother nature this is the place for you. We had a scenic cottage with a great view. Two bedrooms with kitchen. There is no TV. You dont need one in this environment. Just hike along the sunshine coast trail or one of the other ones ( there are hundreds) or grab a canou which is complimentary. You... More

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Vancouver Island, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Driving into the resort we were greeted with whimsical tree-house like cabins in a very picturesque location on Desolation Sound. My partner and I stayed three nights in Cabin 1 with the one bedroom option (they close off the second bedroom). It's a stand alone cabin right next to the ocean with a private hot tub on the deck. We... More

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DesolationResort, Manager at Desolation Resort, responded to this review

The guests turned up at the resort after a wedding celebration and a long drive as they were kind enough to let us know at check in. The gentleman could hardly stand on his feet and said that he was too tired to finish the check in procedures and just wanted to go to his place and will come back... More

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5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This resort is located in a breathtaking location. The views and serenity cant be beat. Driving is a breeze with 2 ferry rides and and spectacular views throughout. research ferry schdulesand time your travel to avoid long waiting times for ferries. We drove in from Vancouver with a loaded cooler and with plenty of food. All the cottages are located... More

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DesolationResort, Manager at Desolation Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for letting us know that you enjoyed the peace and tranquility of the resort. We live in a beautiful part of BC and hope to welcome guests to experience and enjoy it. We greatly appreciate the feedback and hope you have wonderful memories of your stay here. More

Milan, Italy
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Loved it. Stunning location, super peaceful. We saw bald eagles and seals from their dock. Well built spacious cabins, very private and fully equipped. Large decks where you can sit high amongst the trees. Very helpful owner. I forgot to ask for a crib when I reserved but she was very quick to get me one when I asked for... More

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DesolationResort, Manager at Desolation Resort, responded to this review

Your positive feedback is much appreciated. Running and managing a family run business is a team effort with all our personal. Thank you for taking this time to let us know of how much you enjoyed your stay with us. It gives us all the more reason to strive to be better. We love to see our guests enjoy the... More

Vancouver, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I are just back from a fabulous 3 night stay at the beautiful Desolation Resort. Situated in a breathtaking location with stunning views, these are comfortable well maintained cabins right on the water. Josephine the owner was a fantastic, welcoming host and nothing was too much trouble ... From arranging a table at the nearby Laughing Oyster... More

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DesolationResort, Manager at Desolation Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. It made my day, amidst all the bustle and busy schedule that we have at the resort in the summer months. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. More

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Address: 2694 Dawson Road, Powell River, British Columbia V8A 4Z3, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Sunshine Coast > Powell River
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Desolation Resort 3*
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Located at the gateway to Desolation Sound, these unique and fully furnished oceanfront chalets are in a park like setting on an eight acre waterfront property. Our chalets are ideal for your family vacation, reunions, weddings or that perfect getaway. Some of our chalets have a private hot tub on the deck. Each chalet boasts a unique individual design. Interiors done in local wood. All our chalets have a full kitchen, BBQ and a deck. The chalets are of different sizes and the larger ones can accommodate up to 8 persons. Complimentary kayaks and canoes are available for our guests to use.Packages with accommodation, dining, kayaking or boating are available. A whole range of activities offered by local outfitters, can be booked through the resort. The Laughing Oyster Restaurant is just down the road from us and offer great meals with a West Coast flavor. ... more   less 
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