It's impossible to capture all the rustic charm and authentic warmth of Homfray Lodge in pictures or words. Visiting Homfray Lodge brings you to the heart of British Columbia’s coastal wilderness paradise, where breathtaking scenery, vibrant marine life and relaxed pace all come together for the perfect pacific coastal experience.
Homfray Lodge is located in Homfray Channel, one of the isolated inlets of globally renowned Desolation Sound, British Columbia. Only reachable by boat or float plane, it's truly an amazing wilderness lodge that allows you to get away from it all.
Desolation Sound falls within the traditional territories of the Klahoose, Tla’amin, and Homalco First Nations. Homfray Channel was named after Robert Homfray, Civil Engineer (b.1824 d.1902). The best account of his exploits is contained in the book, “The Chilcotin War: A Tale of Death and Reprisal”. The tale is compelling; full of the perils and dangers of an attempt to find a better route to the Chilcotin Gold fields via Bute Inlet. Homfray's mission ended abruptly, when the group was captured and held by local First Nations. Fortunately, they were rescued by a chief of the Klahoose people, whose village was in Desolation Sound. Later, Homfray’s canoe and supplies were lost in a logjam. The men salvaged enough tools to build a makeshift raft, which withstood the four-day journey to Bute Inlet. They were eventually rescued by the same Klahoose chief who brought them to his village. He later helped them return to Victoria.
The lodge offers an assortment of accommodation options. We offer spacious, open and private One and Two Bedroom Chalets that sleep up to 6 guests. As well as Lodge Suites, each with a private bathroom, perfect for 2 guests. All Suites and Chalets have ocean views. Our BC Small Ship cruises with stay at Homfray Lodge are available between May and October. If you have a special interest group, wedding, meeting or retreat please feel free to contact us for exclusive use of Homfray Lodge.
Homfray Lodge’s original structures were erected in 2008. Substantial further improvements were added after 2011 including: a new duplicate chlorine water filtration system; environmentally friendly septic system; hydro electric system, thanks to a river that runs through the property, with 24/7 power and backup generator; a massive dock for 250‘ of moorage. In 2017, the lodge was re-imagined as an all-inclusive wilderness destination that included all meals, wine with dinner and complimentary cruise from Lund and Powell River Airport. New activities were added including eco-boat tours, grizzly bear viewings, small ship cruising, morning yoga, and kayaking.
You have to see it for yourself to truly experience the beauty and natural wonder of the area. We absolutely love it at Homfray Lodge and we look forward to sharing it with you!
Homfray Lodge Features
- Authentic ocean side wilderness lodge with all the comforts of home
- Spectacular ocean views of Desolation Sound when dinning or relaxing on the lodges dock
- Great room with large cedar beams with fireplace for evening relaxing relaxing evening
- Dinning room serving 3 meals daily and house beverages
- 4 Lodge Suites located in the main lodge and private chalets, each with their own ensuite washrooms
- Daily light housekeeping, lines & towels and toiletries
- Expansive deck area for relaxing, seating and watching the spectacular views and wildlife or ocean swimming in the warm waters
- Sea Kayaks and Stand Up Paddle Boards for exploring the nearby calm waters
- Campfire area
- Electricity 24 hours a day provided by our own river power
- Gift Shop
- WIFI and Satellite Telephone in the main lodge
The Lodge Suites are located in or just off the Main Lodge and are perfect for couples. They sleep up to 2 guests and feature one or two Queen beds, each with a private 3-piece bathroom, ocean views and some offer private balconies overlooking Homfray Channel and Foster Point.
One Lodge Suite is available with a separate small room with single bunk beds suitable for 2 small children. One Lodge Suite also includes a bathtub. You may request a balcony, lower floor room, bathtub or room with bunk beds, subject to availability. Coffee, tea and house beverages along with snacks are available in the main lodge.
ONE BEDROOM CHALET
The One Bedroom Chalet sleeps 4 guests and offers ocean views of Homfray Channel.
The One Bedroom Chalet features one Queen Bed, located in the bedroom on the main floor and two queen beds in the loft, plus a private waterfront balcony , a 3-piece bathroom, and a living area with a couch and table to seat 4 guests. Coffee, tea and house beverages along with snacks are available in the main lodge.
TWO BEDROOM CHALETS
Two Bedroom Chalets sleep up to six guests and offers ocean views of Homfray Channel.
The Two Bedroom Chalets feature two rooms, each with a Queen Bed on the main floor, plus a loft with two Queen Beds, a private waterfront balcony with seating for four, a private 3-piece bathroom, and a living area with a couch and table for six. There are two, Two Bedroom Chalets available. Coffee, tea and house beverages along with snacks are available in the main lodge.
MEALS AT HOMFRAY LODGE
Daily, wholesome, family style dining with Homfray Lodge and complimentary wine and beer included with dinners. Beginning with several hot items for breakfast and lighter fare lunches, dinners will feature a variety of tasteful entrees throughout your stay. Dinner typically consists of three courses featuring a salad, then a main (like chipotle chicken, juicy pork chops, local sockeye salmon served with vegetables, rice or potatoes) and a homemade dessert. To inspire companionship, meals are generally served “family style.”
Homfray Lodge Features
Desolation Sound is known for its especially warm waters and remote wilderness paradise, with little nearby development or boat traffic.
The meetings of the tides and warm summers allows for rich marine life and excellent chance for salt water swimming. Oysters grow in abundance around the lodge and curious Harbour Seals are often seen swimming just off the dock. Water temperatures can exceed 22°C (75°F) making the dock a natural hub of activity and place to sit back and relax. Guests have complimentary use of sea kayaks and stand up paddle boards to explore the nearby waters or join an Eco-Boat Tour to further explore the waters beyond the lodge. Bear Viewing Tours are available from late August to October. Please ask us about any specific activities or tours so we may make arrangements and confirm availability.
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