Pros - setting is beautiful; restaurant was very good (don’t even realize it’s veg only); staff was nice, helpful & friendly; bathrooms and shower facilities were clean & fairly modern (great soap!).
Cons - twice as expensive as comparable accommodations; steep hike just to get to the bathroom from our beach yurt (still so sore and I'm not in terrible shape); getting our stuff to/from was a huge chore even though they provide carts; no fire pits at the site, only a communal fire pit that was often crowded; no room outside the yurt to sit & hang out; a group of wedding guests were crazy loud until the sun came up; bedding provided was not warm enough for the really cold nights (luckily my husband insisted we bring a down comforter).
The yurt was a change from our usual tent camping, not sure I’m sold. Getting around inside was difficult. We had too much stuff but we had 2 dogs with us, too. It was nice to have the structure when it rained but it was musty smelling and the roof was all moldy. The sheets were freshly bleached and clean, though, so that was nice.
If you’re elderly and/or find it difficult to walk a lot, make sure you ask lots of questions to ensure you can get to & from your site. Most accommodations are walk-in (some extremely far from the parking lot) so if you're carrying gear you could have a tough time of it, even with the small carts provided.
We did not use the hot tubs but they looked very nice and well-maintained, and though there were nude users, they certainly weren't parading around unclothed.
All in all, if you really don't want to "camp" or don't have a lot of gear, and like having a top-notch veg restaurant, shower facilities and hot tubs very close by, this place is for you. If you like more of the "outdoor experience" (e.g., cooking outside, sitting around your own fire, getting sleep), I would opt for a more traditional place. One place we visited was Obstruction Pass - those campsites were awesome but about a 1/2 mile hike from the parking lot to the sites.
- Also Known As:
- Doe Bay Resort And Retreat Hotel Olga
- Doe Bay Hotel And Retreat