After navigating floating platform staircases, dodging living-room-level bosses, and searching for randomly appearing bathroom keys, most homeowners come to regret purchasing houses built by video-game designers. Find respite from the chaos with today’s Groupon to Big Fish Lodge in Port Renfrew. Choose between the following options:
- For $55, you get a one-night stay for two (up to a $110.88 value, including tax).
- For $99, you get a two-night stay for two (up to a $221.76 value, including tax).<p>
An oceanfront destination near some of Canada’s largest old-growth forests, Big Fish Lodge places travellers within a natural playground of fishing, surfing, and whale watching. Wayfarers bunk in one of six rooms including the Captain’s Quarters, an oceanfront suite encompassing three beds, a kitchenette, and a retired ship captain who sings visitors to sleep. For increased space, the Tyee room boasts a walk-in closet and opens to its own sundeck. A stay in each room entitles guests to a hot breakfast, plus amenities such as access to a large patio deck, laundry, picnic area, and full commercial kitchen where patrons can prepare meals or build a fire by placing logs in the oven.
Recreation abounds in the surrounding area and includes tours of Avatar Grove, a forest of old-growth, gnarly-shaped red cedars and douglas firs flourishing under the care of the Ancient Forest Alliance. The coastline affords beach walks, winter-storm watching, sand-castle storming, and hikes along the West Coast Trail. Local businesses dispense wares unique to the region, including aboriginal art.
Buyers may purchase two of today’s deals for extended stays, and additional guests are welcome for $25 per night per guest (check each room to see maximum occupancy). The Captain’s Quarters suite allows small dogs. Guests should be aware that Big Fish Lodge’s location is beyond the reach of most mobile phones.
Big Fish Lodge
Big Fish Lodge is completely enveloped in the natural splendor of Vancouver Island. The lodge sits on a stretch of sandy beachfront and boasts postcard-worthy views of San Juan Bay and the old-growth forests beyond. You can get a good look at the surroundings in the great room, where floor-to-ceiling windows face the bay. The great room also has a billiards table, board games, and a small library. Each of the lodge's six guest rooms looks out onto the water or mountains; units offer easy access to a commercial-size kitchen and outdoor grill. Breakfast is available at the lodge, but is not included in the price of this Groupon.