Private Oceanfront Accommodations In Ucluelet, Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada
The He-Tin-Kis Lodge
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This West Coast Contemporary Post and Beam Lodge is designed to embrace the natural beauty that surrounds it. "He-Tin-Kis" loosely translates to mean "By the Sea", and perfectly describes this cozy get-away. The lodge is privately situated on the ocean in a pristine rain forest setting. Centrally located and close to all town amenities. You may follow the Wild Pacific Trail through giant Cedar trees, past Terrace Beach, through the He-Tin-Kis Park, to the Amphitrite Point Lighthouse and back, OR go the other direction and walk into the town of Ucluelet. Rent a bike or a surfboard. Go kayaking, hiking, whale watching, or fishing. Relax on the beach or in your oceanfront suite.
* 3 PRIVATE OCEANFRONT SUITES
Wildlife surrounds the Lodge. A variety of birds, including several resident Bald Eagles, and deer can be seen daily. Grey, Humpback, and Orca whales are spotted seasonally. Seals, Stellar sea lions, and the occasional Black bear, may been seen often.
*AWESOME OCEAN VIEWS
"We had a lovely time in Ucluelet and He-tin-kis Lodge made the perfect base. A really beautiful spot ideally situated on the edge of town and with easy access to lovely walks. Scott and Tanya were ideal hosts and provided excellent advice on local activities and excursions. We hope to return in the not too distant future and He-tin-kis will be top of our itinerary". Bill and Anne Young, UK
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SEPT. 8 to JUNE 15; $115-$149.00Cdn, plus tax
JUNE 16 to SEPT.7; $189-$249.00Cdn, plus tax
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Nestled amongst giant cedars and eagle perches, this discrete lodge offers 3 oceanfront suites. Each suite provides its own private oceanfront balcony, Soaker or Jacuzzi tub, vaulted ceilings and heated floors throughout. The relaxed style will immediately put your mind at ease.
All suites & rates are based on 2 adults. Cleaning is done every other day, unless otherwise requested.
All suites/rooms have the capability to sleep up to 3 or 4 people each, for an additional charge.
Every suite has a deluxe pillowtop queen bed an a single or double sofa bed, separated by a half-wall.
Suites offer a mini fridge, microwave, coffee maker, kettle, toaster, and dishes. NEW Mocha Java blend coffee and a tea selection is provided.
For eating out, Ucluelet has a wide range of wonderful cafés, bakeries, and restaurants.
(Please note that there are NO KITCHENS in any of the suites*)
Private entrances & beach area.
Free Wireless Internet Access in every room.
Amazing ocean views from every room, in a serene forest setting.
Situated on the open Pacific Ocean, Ucluelet is nestled between the two main sections of the world famous Pacific Rim National Park. The Broken Islands to the south and miles of sandy shoreline to the north. Whale watching, fishing, hiking, golfing, cycling, kayaking, surfing, and storm watching are some of the year-round attractions Ucluelet has to offer. Part of the temperate coastal rainforest, this region contains a countless variety of plant, marine and animal life including the indigenous species of Bald Eagles and Ospreys.
The He-Tin-Kis Lodge is adjacent to the Wild Pacific Trail. Suites are walking distance from some of the most breathtaking natural scenery including the renowned Amphitrite Point and its historic lighthouse.
History of Ucluelet;
Ucluelet (You-Clue-Let), named by the Nuu-Chah-Nulth Indians, means "safe harbour." Having been inhabited by the Nuu-chah-nulth people for thousands of years, the territory has a significant history. A rich natural eco system evolved as Vancouver Island became isolated from the mainland, retaining a great diversity of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish species. Located 62 miles west of Port Alberni and 26 miles South of Tofino, Ucluelet has long been known as the Gateway to the Pacific Rim.
The scenic seaside village of almost 2000 is embraced by mountains and dramatic views of the Pacific Ocean.
Spectacular Storm Watching (November to March);
Pacific storms create ideal conditions for dramatic waves.
Enormous breakers pound the rocky coast, sometimes sending waves into the trees. Spectacular storm watching can be had from the privacy of your own oceanfront suite at The He-Tin-Kis Lodge. You'll be amazed by the intensity of the winter weather, and the magnitude of the waves. The lodge offers front row seats for storm watching.
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How to get to He-Tin-Kis Lodge
Ucluelet, BC, Canada;
The first thing you need to do is decide how you are going to travel.
The Tofino Airport is located 20 minutes from the Lodge if you wish to fly direct. If you prefer to drive, there are several ferry routes to Vancouver Island, BC, Canada. Visit www.bcferries.com for schedules and rate information.
There are direct flights to the Tofino Airport from Vancouver, Victoria and Seattle and you can rent a car at the airport if desired. For more information, please check out the following links:
Orca Air; 1-888-fly-orca
If you feel adventurous and would like a float plane trip direct to Ucluelet Harbour,
(a mere 2 minutes from the resort) contact:
Westcoast Wild Adventures; Ph: (877)992-9453 or (250)726-7715
Budget Rent a Car; Ph: (250)725-2060
Driving to Vancouver Island
If you are driving to Vancouver Island, you will need to take a ferry. There are several options available, depending upon where you are traveling from.
From Vancouver, British Columbia
There are three different routes available from BC Ferries to either Nanaimo or Sidney (near Victoria). Check them out at www.bcferries.com.
From Port Angeles, Washington
You can take a ferry to Victoria. Check them out at www.cohoferry.com
From Anacortes, Washington you can take a ferry to Sidney (near Victoria).
Check them out at www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries
Driving to Ucluelet, Vancouver Island
Once on Vancouver Island, you will need to drive to the Lodge . The Island Highway runs the entire length of Vancouver Island from Victoria to Port Hardy, along the east coast of the island. The route to the West Coast is via Hwy 4 with an exit just north of Parksville.
From Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Proceed north on Hwy 1, then Hwy 19 past Nanaimo, to the Hwy 4 Exit to Port Alberni. Follow the signs to Ucluelet/Tofino. 1 ¼ hours past Port Alberni you will reach the Tofino/Ucluelet junction on the West Coast of the Island. Turn left on the Tofino/Ucluelet Highway .
Once in Ucluelet
The Highway turns into Peninsula Road as you drive through Ucluelet. Continue south past the Co-op, Schools, and Little Beach. Your next road on the right will be Reef Point Road, leading to the BeachEstates. Follow straight ahead to the cul-de-sac to find unforgettable He-Tin-Kis Lodge.
You should always check the weather at www.theweathernetwork.com and road conditions before leaving as the road to the west coast is windy as you drive through steep mountain passes.
For Reservations & Information;
-14 days advance notice of cancellation is required for a full deposit refund, less a $50 administration fee.
-Cancellation with less than 14 days notice will result in forfeiture of deposit.
-We will endeavor to re-book your unit with another guest, in which case your deposit will be refunded for those days booked, less the $50 administration fee.
-No refunds will be issued for unused days or early departures
-Date changes are possible, subject to availability. Date changes are subject to a $50 administration fee.
-Should cut your reserved stay short you will be charged for the full stay. If we are able to sell your room you will receive a credit for the night(s) sold.
Cleaning / Damage Policy;
-The He-Tin-Kis Lodge is a non-smoking establishment. ----Smoking in a guest room will result in a cleaning fee equal to one night's room charge plus tax.
-Any damage caused to the unit or grounds by the guest will be charged to the guest's credit card.
-In room cleaning ("refresh") will be provided every other day, or upon request*
||Arrival & Departure Policies;
- Check-in at 3:00 pm and check-out by 11:00am
- Late arrivals after 8pm only with prior arrangements
- All rates quoted in Canadian funds
- All rates are subject to a 12% HST
- A 50% deposit is required at the time of booking
- Rates based on double occupancy. Additional persons $20 each
- All suites are no smoking
- No pets
- Visa & MasterCard accepted
Scott and Tanya Stewart (Owners)
P.O. Box 861, Ucluelet, B.C. , V0R 3A0, Canada
Phone: (250) 726 2928 Fax; (250) 726-2229 Cell; (250)266-0467
Call Toll Free; 1-877-726-2928
My wife and I stayed here in September/October 2008 for 4 days and had a great time. The accommodation was absolutely spotless and very comfortable. We went for lots of walks - especially along the Wild Pacific Trail - a walk not to be missed. Our only bugbear was trying to find the place !! - a very minor point though. I would recommend this "Lodge" to anyone.
- Tim Hudson, from London - England Apr 4, 09
We had a great stay in the He-Tin-Kis Lodge and enjoyed the views, silence and the beauty of the surroundings. We would love to come again!
- Sander & Jetty & Noël, from Maple Ridge, BC (Origin Holland) Mar 31, 09
The Best Place on Island, He-Tin-Kis Lodge is very nice place with awesome views and quite enviornment.The people runs it are awesome. If you go to island He-Tin-Kis Lodge is a place you need to be. cheers
- Gunpreet, from Vancouver Canada Mar 30, 09
My daughter and I have had the opportunity to stay at the He-Tin-Kis Lodge on several occasions. With an excellent loction in a sheltered bay at the waters edge, terrific walking trails at your doorstep, and the wonderful, invigorating ocean view beyond, it has so much to offer. The self-contained units are stylish and comfortable, with a private deck overlooking the water, amenities to allow simple meals to be prepared within in the unit, and a soaker tub to relax in after a day of enjoying any of the many activities Ucluelet has to offer.
- Juanita Hutton-Potts, from Salt Spring Island, BC Jan 20,09