Black Rock Oceanfront Resort

$299 CAN for a Two-Night Stay for Two at Black Rock Oceanfront Resort in British Columbia (Up to $671 CAN Value)

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Innovative Architecture Along Rugged Coast of Western Canada

On the craggy shore of Vancouver Island, two slender, curving buildings face each other like closed parentheses. The structures are part of Black Rock Oceanfront Resort, and with such a funky, modern design, it can’t help but stick out when juxtaposed with the rugged landscape of ocean, mountains, and the indigenous rainforest. But beyond the façade, the inventive buildings cultivate an earthy feel: in the lobby, sanded tree trunks are seats, set against thick stone pillars and obsidian tile. And throughout the resort, the architects have employed stone, water, glass, steel, and wood to create unexpected flourishes, such as a concave main building with towering glass panels that reflect the sun.

Floor-to-ceiling windows let in natural light and overlook sweeping views of the Pacific Rim’s temperate rainforest in one-bedroom suites. The scenery is even visible from the bathroom, where a sliding divider glass can be pushed aside to peer out from the tub at every passing bald eagle or vacationing flamingo. Lodgers can while away quiet nights in front of the gas fireplace, free to watch a DVD on the flat-screen television or cook up dinner in a full kitchen complete with marble countertops.

Fetch restaurant elaborates on Black Rock’s inspired natural style, its interiors festooned with dangling orbs of light, warped-wood partitions, and sandy stripe accents. Executive Chef Morné Van Antwerp pairs fresh West Coast cuisine with Pacific Coast wines in a 90-seat eatery, where every chair has a view of the rocky headlands and the open Pacific. During summer months, diners can settle into an alfresco patio that peers over an active surge channel and the popular Wild Pacific Trail.

During the day, Drift Spa evaporates stress with wild, certified-organic seaweed products made locally on Vancouver Island.

The Pacific Rim, British Columbia: Uncompromised Natural Beauty

Thirty-foot waves clatter against the coastline during the Pacific Rim’s winter storm season, which bounces icy sheets of water off the crags before the torrent crashes back into the ocean below. The remarkable sight can be taken in from various vantage points along the Wild Pacific Trail, which winds through the cliffs and rugged shoreline of Vancouver Island’s west coast. Broken up into three sections, visitors can explore the scenic pathway as it skirts through rainforests, around lighthouses, across a pebble beach, and below green pipes where Super Mario keeps a secret summer cottage.

What You Get

  • A two-night stay for two in a one-bedroom suite
  • $50 CAN food and beverage credit to Fetch restaurant
  • A bottle of wine

Amenities

  • Floor-to-ceiling windows let in sunlight
  • Year-round hot tub
  • Acclaimed Fetch restaurant
  • Luxurious onsite Drift Spa and fitness area
  • Pets welcome

The Fine Print

  • Not valid 4/7-4/9/12 or 7/1-9/30/12
  • May use as credit toward high-season rate 7/1-9/30
  • Must complete travel by 12/24/12
  • Limit 1 per couple, may buy multiple as gifts
  • Limit 1 per visit
  • Reservation required; subject to availability
  • $20 fee applies for all cancellations; 7-day cancellation notice or fee of applicable one-night's stay up to the amount paid for Groupon applies
  • Must be 21 to check in and 19 to consume alcohol
  • 12% Harmonized sales tax, 2% room tax, and $2 per night eco fee not included.

Other Details

How To Book

  1. Purchase Groupon.
  2. Call Black Rock Oceanfront Resort
  3. Choose a valid date prior to 12/24/12.
  4. Mention your Groupon and provide your credit-card info.

Room Details

  • One king bed and one queen sofa bed
  • Standard occupancy: Two
  • Maximum occupancy: Four
  • Adding occupants above standard: $20 CAN per person per night
  • Flat-screen televisions
  • Complimentary WiFi access
  • Full kitchen
  • Fireplace

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 4 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: Free
  • Rollaways: Not available
  • Smoking policy: No smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: Pets may be added with advance notice for $25 CAN per pet per night.
  • Accessibility: Handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
  • Room upgrades: Upgrade to a one-bedroom Trail suite for an additional $40 CAN per night, a one-bedroom Pacific suite or two-bedroom adjoining Lodge suite for an additional $150 CAN per night, or a two-bedroom adjoining Trail suite for an additional $180 CAN per night. Upgrades not available 5/19-5/21, 6/30-7/1, or 9/1-9/3.

What It's Worth

  • For $299 CAN, a two-night stay for two in a one-bedroom suite (up to $576 CAN average value)
  • $50 CAN food and beverage credit to Fetch restaurant
  • A bottle of wine ($45 CAN value)
    Total value: up to $671 CAN average

Getting There

  • By plane: 17 miles (27 km) from Tofino Airport (YAZ)
  • By cab: About $58 CAN from YAZ
  • By car: 164 miles (264 km) west of Vancouver

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