Friendly, private, beautiful location, excellent chalets with full kitchens. We were steered to Desolation Resort by a restaurant owner in Lund. We originally intended to stay for 2 nights and extended to 5 because we enjoyed it so much.
Little if any noise, free use of kayaks or canoes on the Okeover Arm in the Desolation Sound area, and custom built units with spectacular views. Some are singles, some are duplex and some have an upper and lower unit. Some sleep 2 and others up to 8. Some are child friendly and/or pet friendly. The owners are friendly, available and yet not intrusive. Laundry facilities either in the unit or upon request. Wireless internet at the office and it often works in some of the units as well. The price is extremely fair for what you get.
Our unit had been rented out for 12 years and yet looked as if it was just a year or two old. Excellent condition and very attractive.
You can also use your own canoe or kayak and dockage is available for a fee. While we were here the waters were pretty calm and the tides, although about 8-10 feet, had little current to deal with. Suitable for beginners under the conditions we had.
There is a small store in Lund for supplies - just a couple of miles away - and a Safeway, etc. in Powell River, about 17 miles away. Also, an excellent restaurant just around the corner - the Laughing Oyster.
Only potential negative is that if you are in a lower unit and the upper is occupied, it could be noisy. We were fortunate, but when someone previewed the unit above us, the noise was a bit much.
We travel over 100 days a year and rarely return to the same place, but are extremely likely to make an exception for Desolation Resort.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Desolation Hotel Powell River