Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of major highways and cities are some the Vancouver Island’s greatest hidden hideaways, and thanks to the region’s great year-round climate, anytime is a great time to sneak away to the area’s most remote reaches.
Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway with your honey or just a little time away from technology and people, we’ve curated some of our favorite remove cabins and stays that are perfect for getting away from it all.
Jordan River Cabin
Jordan River Cabin is everything you could ever hope to find in a cabin, with some luxurious west-coast-inspired upgrades. This picturesque cabin is nestled upon 3 acres of towering evergreens with oversized windows to let in loads of natural light and make you feel like you’re outside, from the comforts of the inside.
The cabin is a great choice for up to 4 people, with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a generous kitchen, and a wood stove to get the space nice and toasty the old-fashioned way. There’s one large soaker tub inside, and a wood-fired cedar hot tub and meditation deck outside for the ultimate cabin experience.
The cabin is a short walk from Jordan River Regional Park and China Beach Campground, one of the Island’s best-hidden gems along the west coast.
East Sooke Treehouse
Nothing speaks to childhood dreams like staying in an elaborate treehouse, and the East Sooke Treehouse does just that. The treehouse sits just a few metres off the ground, allowing you to feel fully immersed in the forest with ferns and other flora below you. But unlike your childhood treehouse, this one comes stocked with a kitchenette, full bathroom, private outdoor hot tub, private balcony, and an indoor fireplace that’s begging for you to curl up with a blanket and a good book.
Not too far away from the treehouse is East Sooke Regional Park, where you can explore dozens of trails that lead you through mature forests and along the rugged coastline of the Salish Sea.
Cabins in Ucluelet
Ucluelet has so many idyllic cabins, it’s hard to name just one. Properties like Wild Pacific Waterfront Cabins, Two Beaches Boutique Guest Suites, and the Cabins at Terrace Beach are just some examples of cozy private units that offer the feeling of remoteness with great access to hiking trails, beaches, and the amenities of Ucluelet.
Bodega Cove Cabins at Bodega Ridge
Bodega Ridge on Galiano Island is home to 5 beautifully updated cabins that were originally built in the 1960s, but don’t let that date fool you. These cabins offer the idyllic rustic charm of a cabin, with spa-worthy finishings like modern soaker tubs and loads of natural light. The cabins are offered in one or two-bedroom options, and some are designated pet-friendly for your canine companions.
Bodega Ridge is also home to Nimma Nimma Restaurant, captained by Chef Elmark Andreas, where the menu is packed with family-style dinners of creative seafood dishes with worldly flavours.