It's impossible to capture all the rustic charm and authentic warmth of Homfray Lodge in pictures or with words. Visiting Homfray Lodge brings you to the heart of British Columbia’s coastal wilderness paradise, where breathtaking scenery, vibrant marine life and the 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 Hamalco 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 way 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 and open private One and Two Bedroom Chalets that sleep up to 6 guests, as well as Lodge Suites, each with private bathrooms, perfect for 2 guests. All inclusive stays are available between May 01 and mid-October. Weather permitting, we may have availability outside of these dates, please feel free to contact us with any inquires.
Homfray Lodge 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 back up generator; a massive dock for 250 ‘of moorage. In 2017 the lodge was re-imagined as an all-inclusive wilderness destination with all meals, wine with dinner and complimentary water taxi from Lund and Powell River Airport. New activities were added including eco-boat tours, grizzly bear viewing, 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!
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 a Queen or Double Bed each with a private 3-piece bathroom, Wi-Fi, 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.
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 with seating for two, a 3-piece bathroom and a living area with a couch and table to seat 4 guests. The chalet has a sink and counter area but does not have any kitchen facilities.
TWO BEDROOM CHALETS
Two Bedroom Chalets sleep up to six guests and offer ocean views of Homfray Channel.
The Two Bedroom Chalets feature two rooms, each with a Queen Bed on main floor, plus a loft with two Queen Beds, a private waterfront balcony with seating for four, a private 3-piece bathroom, living area with a couch and table for six. There are two, Two Bedroom Chalets available. The Two Bedroom Chalet has a sink area but does not have any kitchen.
MEALS AT HOMFRAY LODGE
Daily, wholesome, family style dining with Homfray Lodge 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 consist 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.”
ACTIVITIES AT HOMFRAY LODGE
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 temperature can exceed 75°F (22°C) making the dock a natural hub of activity and place to sit back and relax. Guests may use the 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 mid-October. Please ask us about any specific activities or tours so we may make arrangements and confirm availability.