Hidden Cove Lodge is appropriately named. It is hidden between forest and sea and is warm & cozy, teeming with wildlife. We saw some of the resident bears and deer but thoroughly enjoyed the racoon family that frolicked outside the window every morning while we ate breakfast. The rooms were clean & comfortable. The Lodge also serves dinner which we enjoyed every night of our stay. The huge sitting room is surrounded by a wall of windows overlooking the forest and the Straits. So easy to take the last of our dinner wine down to the sitting room & relax by the fire. Dan is so friendly and funny, making you feel like you're part of the family. He will sit with you for breakfast and strolls the dinner tables making everyone feel right at home. He is truly a gem.
The whale watching trip they booked was undeniably the best ever; orcas, humpbacks, seals, sea lions, eagles, etc. The captain parked the boat in the middle of Orcas which seemed comfortable with us and put on a show; especially the baby orca playing leap frog with a porpoise! The topper was when he dropped a microphone into the water and we could hear the orcas "speaking". It was amazing!!
We like to keep "moving on" and see new places year after year but this is one place I will go back to. As we were driving out to our next stop, I was missing it before we got off the property.
- Also Known As:
- Hidden Cove Hotel Port Mcneill