Hello Lance & Marilyn,
Thank you for the wonderful cabin and location, and, of course, Ty.
We had a great time, walking beaches and all the trails, and the wonderful weather.Â We felt blessed and we said that it felt like Hawaii, with the pounding surf, blue skies and the heat.Â Some areas along the coastal walks were hot!
The deck afforded us a great setting to enjoy our breakfasts and dinners, watching the wildlife, the visiting eagles, and all that transpires on and around the harbor.Â We ended the last day at the Fetch Restaurant, sitting outside on the deck eating a fabulous lunch.Â They were some special days in time for us, and will be long remembered.
Ty was a regular visitor around 8am.Â He enjoyed his massages and scratches under his harness and always wanted water, and a chance to bark at the dog next door!Â He is a very special dog, with a great sense of himself, and yet still a lover of people.Â We thought you would enjoy this picture of him.
Sandy Hatton, Courtenay B.C.
Marilyn & Lance,
We have been coming to the west coast and Vancouver Island for the past 30 years, to revive our tired souls. We have spent many of those years tenting on the ocean but now it seems some of us want a more comfortable “home” to come home to. We also always travel with our family of dogs, and so it seems my adult children as well!Â
We would all like to Thank You so very much for welcoming all of us to this special little part of Ucluelet Heaven. We had many great dinners and lots of laughs in the suite, it was very welcoming! We also pulled off a full turkey dinner one night and the fully stocked kitchen helped us enjoy a wonderful dinner!
The hot tub was very soothing especially during the light rain. The sea lions were so incredibly coastal, one of the people in our party had never been to the coast and he was so very impressed with the location of your cabin that he stayed in, the nightly serenade of sea lions and the activity ofÂ the passing ships.Â The suite and the cabins are a great way for extended family or a group of friends to be together.
Thank you especially for welcoming our family of dogs, we really appreciate this more than you know. Thank you for the welcoming breakfast, what a treat to have all the fixings for that first coastal breakfast, that is very thoughtful.
I know that you will see us again, but I also know that we have caught the attention of family and friends, with our excitement and photos of your home and of course Ucluelet itself. You are truly blessed to live in such a tranquil place where your soul can be cleansed by a good walk on the beach.
Warm regards until next time,
Rosemary, Ken, Steve, Jessica, Curt, Sophie, Jersey, and Kona
Sept. 24 – Oct. 5, 2011
“Every summer we embark on an extended road trip together on our Harley-Davidson Electra-glide touring bike, away from our home in the States. We planned, packed and mapped out our route to an area we had never ventured before, exploring the cool, green and beautiful Vancouver Island in British Columbia! Our story takes you to the west side of the island where we stayed in Ucluelet!
Anchors Inn! It was a long road with beautiful dense forests to Ucluelet. We rode in 12 – 15Â° Celsius (54-60Â°F) weather during our stay on the island.
Upon arriving we were so surprised to see the Innkeeper of Anchors Inn waiting for us as we rolled up just as twilight came over the small little fishing village. She set out ‘fresh flowers’ in a glass vase inside the cabin, had a nice fire going, and had stocked the refrigerator full of breakfast food!
We stayed two nights in this cute, gorgeous little cottage cabin with ‘everything’ we possibly needed! It also had a Jacuzzi soaking tub privately placed on the deck overlooking the Ucluelet Harbour. We definitely felt pampered!
Each morning we’d watch a Bald Eagle which was perched on an old dock just left of our cabin; a site that was so spectacular to us! We explored the beach, and watched the fishing boats motor by our cabin deck on their way out of the harbor to fish for Hake! There was a ‘run’ on this fish that is used for crab salad. Each afternoon the boats would line up at an ice plant where their catch would be sorted, cleaned and iced for the big fish trucks.
Anchors Inn will always be our best pick of places we stayed in Canada! We truly enjoyed our private deck each evening soaking in the tub and watching the boats at night! Below is their web site: http://www.anchorsinn.com/. We want to return again soon!
The first morning we enjoyed a leisurely breakfast, explored the beach and then took a drive to the visitor center and Pacific Coast Highway – all the way to Tofino, BC which was 42 (km) north on the Pacific Coast Highway. Steve took photos of a float plane landing and taking off at the Tofino harbor docks, while I shopped for small souvenirs. We drove back, had a great dinner at a neighborhood restaurant & took a ride to the Lighthouse a kilometer from Ucluelet to see a magnificent sunset! It was breathtaking and a fantastic closure to our stay on the western side of Vancouver island.”
Debbie & Steve Chojnacky
Boise, Idaho – USA