We stayed in the aviary room (top inlet facing room to the left of the house/ensuite/sitting room) at the Red Crow for 4 nights at the start of September 2012 and had a wonderful time. The property felt more like a boutique hotel than a B&B, and we felt really comfortable coming and going as we pleased at any time. Ann, the owner, is very hospitable and went out of her way to help us with our stay.
We enjoyed the supplied breakfast on our first morning (gets delivered to your door to enjoy in private/small portion of fruit, juice, toast and an omlette to share) you can sign up to breakfast or decline as you choose.
The property itself is beautiful. Situated down a long drive from the road, it's positioned on the inlet; a peaceful and pristine mudflat that floods and drains with every tide. A highlight of our trip was to borrow one of Ann's canoes to paddle out around the islands whilst a bald eagle flew overhead. We also had the unexpected pleasure of using the fire ring on the property's pebble beach to enjoy an evening picnic around a log fire with a bottle of wine (lots of groceries can be bought in the town and there's a fantastic bakery next to the liquor store). Ann has several bikes for guests, so rather than hire a car (we flew in with orca airways to save time), we got about on two wheels; perfect way to explore the stunning chesterman beach that's just minutes away, or nip into the town for breakfast or lunch. Discovering the hot tub in the garden was a great way to admire the temperate ranforest, but we equally enjoyed just sitting on the wrap around veranda to absorb the peace and tranquility. We travel a fair amount, but we'll remember the Red Crow as one of the most unique places we've ever visited.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beautiful private entry waterfront suites with ensuites, down duvets & Fireplaces; stunning views overlooking Tofino Inlet and tidal waterways of the bird sanctuary. Have your coffee on the verandah in the morning sun and enjoy the bird life in the most tranquil oasis. Additional 4+ person Garden Cottage in a glade of magnificent old growth cedars. Forest Hot Tub; Complimentary WiFi, Canoes & Bikes; Helpful and welcoming hosts. Walking distance to Tofino village & beaches. ... more less