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Desolation Resort

Two-Night Stay for Two or Four in a One- or Two-Bedroom Chalet at Desolation Resort in Powell River, BC

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Rustic Chalets Overlooking Desolation Sound

Desolation Sound was named by Captain George Vancouver, who spent a rainy couple of weeks there in 1792. He found it a “strange watery crossroads of black precipices and inky canals.” But from the wooden decks of the seaside chalets at Desolation Resort, the view is quite different. Today the sound is recognized as a yachter’s paradise, and the warm summer waters attract kayakers and scuba divers from all over the world.

The resort is made up of chalets and apartments that peep out from among towering cedar trees. Constructed using local wood, the accommodations call to mind both frontier dwellings and fantasy treehouses. Each one- and two-bedroom unit is uniquely designed and decorated, but all of them have full kitchens, private bathrooms, and expansive decks overlooking the water.

Feel free to hop in one of the complimentary kayaks or canoes and explore the coastline up close. You can collect your own oysters at a nearby oyster beach or acquire fresh seafood the easy way at the neighboring restaurant.

Powell River, British Columbia: Outdoor Adventure on the Sunshine Coast

The small town of Powell River lies northwest of Vancouver. The nearby sound is flush with wildlife; seals, sea lions, orcas, and porpoises pass through the fjords. Fishermen, yachters, and kayakers can also be seen navigating the tranquil waters, and hikers take to the many walking trails. There are a number of local outfitters nearby that offer guided hikes and kayaking tours, as well as mountain bike rentals; check out Desolation Resort’s activities page for more info.

When the water warms in summer, the place is a major draw for scuba divers. At Saltery Bay Provincial Park, you can go 98 feet (30 m) below the surface to visit a 29-foot bronze mermaid statue. On the way down, keep an eye out for octopi and some of the world’s largest wolf eels.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

  • Option1: $179 for a two-night stay for two in one-bedroom 4A, 8-1 or 9-1 chalet rooms (up to a $318 value)
  • Option 2: $289 for a two-night stay for four in two-bedroom 4B, 5, 10, 11 or 9-2 chalet rooms (up to a $478 value)

Book by: 5/10/13
Travel by: 5/31/13

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.


  • Complimentary kayak and canoe rentals
  • Motorboat rentals
  • Free WiFi
  • Central laundry room

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 5/10/13 or promotional value expires. Must complete travel by 5/31/13
  • Not valid 3/29-3/31, 4/1, 5/17-5/20
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability. 14-day cancellation notice required or fee of applicable one-night's stay up to the amount paid for Groupon applies. Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Not valid with reward points
  • Must use promotional value in 1 visit
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • 12% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

Consult the resort's website for details on individual chalets.

In All Included Rooms

  • Full kitchens
  • Deck overlooking the ocean
  • Private bathrooms with showers

One-Bedroom Chalets

  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Adding occupants above standard: N/A

Two-Bedroom Chalets

  • Standard occupancy: 4
  • Maximum occupancy: varies by chalet
  • Adding occupants above standard: C$25 per night for each additional guest 11 or older; C$15 per night for each additional guest 10 or younger

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 4 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking allowed inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets weighing up to 30 pounds are allowed for C$10 per day.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: may upgrade two-bedroom to a room with a hot tub are available for C$50 per day.

Getting There

  • By plane: 20 miles (30 km) from Powell River Airport (YPW); 40 miles (65 km) from Canadian Forces Base Comox (YQQ) with ferry ride
  • By car: about 126 miles (202 km) northwest of Vancouver, BC
  • By car/ferry: from Vancouver Island, take the ferry from Little River-Courtenay-Comox to Powell River.

Traveler's Tips

  • The resort is accessible only by ferry. You may drive to the resort, as cars are allowed on the ferries.
  • The resort is officially on “quiet time” between 11 p.m. and 8 a.m., so be respectful of your neighbors.
  • Be careful while exploring the grounds; the resort is located in bear and cougar country.
  • Pacific Coastal Airlines flies from Vancouver to Powell River as many as seven times per day. The trip takes about 30 minutes. Airfare is not included in this Groupon.

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Patrick M. ·
Reviewed June 23, 2014


Melissa ·
Reviewed June 21, 2014
Great location and the owners are friendly and informative.


Diane S. ·
Reviewed June 7, 2014
The location, the lovely and clean cabin, which had a well appointed kitchen. Will definitely return and highly recommend for a couple of days of R&R.
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