Desolation Resort

2-Night Stay for Two 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 here 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 waters attract kayakers and scuba divers from all over the world.

The resort is made up of chalets and apartments that peek 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 up 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.

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What You Get

2-night stay

Valid for travel 3/18–4/30/14

  • Option 1: $139 to stay for two in 4A, 8-1, or 9-1 one-bedroom chalet (up to a $258 value)
  • Option 2: $159 to stay for two in 4B, 9-2, 10 or 11 two-bedroom chalet (up to a $298 value)

Valid for travel 5/1–5/31/14

  • Option 3: $175 to stay for two in 4A, 8-1, or 9-1 one-bedroom chalet (up to a $298 value)
  • Option 4: $239 to stay for two in 4B, 9-2, 10 or 11 two-bedroom chalet (up to a $418 value)


Policies and Fees

Book by: 5/16/14
Travel window: 3/18–4/30/14 (option 1 and 2) or 5/1–5/31/14 (option 3 and 4)

  • Blackout dates: Not valid 4/19–4/20/14 and 5/17–5/18/14.
  • Cancellation policy & fees: For option 1-2: 48-hour cancel notice required or fee of applicable one-night's stay up to the amount paid for Groupon applies. For option 3 and 4: 14-day cancel notice required or fee of applicable one-night's stay up to the amount paid for Groupon applies.
  • Taxes: 13% tax not included

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

Amenities

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

The Fine Print

  • Book by 5/16/14 or promotional value expires
  • Travel 3/18–4/30/14 or 5/1–5/31/14, depending on option purchased
  • Not valid 4/19–4/20/14 and 5/17–5/18/14
  • Limit 2/person, +2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 2/visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • For option 1-2: 48-hour cancel notice required or fee of applicable one-night's stay up to Groupon price applies
  • For option 3 and 4: 14-day cancel notice required or fee of applicable one-night's stay up to Groupon price
  • Must be 18+ to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • 13% 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

Two-Bedroom Chalets

  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • 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

  • Nearest airports: Powell River Airport (YPW; 20 miles), Canadian Forces Base Comox (YQQ; 40 miles)
  • Distance from Vancouver: about 126 miles (202 km)
  • 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 with this Groupon.

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