The Soul of the Wild
“There could be no more fitting lodging for paradise than eco-touristic Clayoquot Wilderness Resort”
National Geographic Traveler magazine
Clayoquot Wilderness Resort is a small, privately-owned and operated Relais & Chateaux class eco-safari-style resort Outpost, open seasonally to guests from all over the world. We are a true resort destination in that we own and operate our own adventures and activities, and, working closely with the Ahousaht First Nation, provide unprecendented, sustainable access to the UNESCO-designated Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Reserve.
With just 25 guest tents and an over-full complement of staff, wilderness guides and food and beverage artisans, our clients receive respectfully intimate attention from the moment they arrive via floatplane until they wave goodbye from the horse-drawn wagon carrying them back to the dock.
Flanked by two dining tents, a games tent, activity and billiards tents, and a beautiful new glass waterfront lounge, the log Cookhouse is a hub of gentle activity all day long. A vast double-sided dry-stack fireplace is the heart of two signature outdoor lounges, where overstuffed couches and deliciously deep arm chairs are at the centre of countless new friendships and post-activity tales of adventure
The Healing Grounds Spa promises sanctuary, yoga, wellness, and restorative treatments for body and soul – both at the waterfront spa grounds, and remotely, in perfect, quiet isolation.
Cuisine is fine, storied and comforting – rooted in sustainable, locally grown, foraged and harvested ingredients. A traditional slow-oven and period-inspired gastro-adventures complement a celebrated contemporary coastal menu of seasonal dishes, prepared and presented by a team of highly-skilled, critically-acclaimed chefs.
Adventure unfolds in tandem with the rainforest, tides, seasons, and the call of the wild. An impressive menu of equestrian, marine, hiking, fishing, interpretive, and restorative activities is offered daily – each outing custom-built to suit age, skill-level and expectation. Our philosophy and our rates, are at once bespoke and all-inclusive, though we offer an extensive menu of a la carte services and activities. An on-site JetRange helicopter promises a la carte adventure above and beyond.
Surrounded by pristine Crown Land and Strathcona Provincial Park, in the bio-diverse Bedwell estuary, over 600 lush and beautiful river valley acres comprise an Outpost far, far removed, remote and remarkable. Inacessible by car. Just 45-minutes by floatplane from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; 40-minutes by boat from Tofino on Vancouver Island.
Both Clayoquot Wilderness Resort and the Environmental Legacy Program governing resort operations and adventures are owned by the Genovese Family Trust. Founder, Richard Genovese.