Ocean Wilderness Inn

9171 West Coast Road , Sooke, BC V9Z 1G3 Canada (Show map)

About

Escape to a serene ocean-front retreat on acres of old growth rain forest. Take the trail to the ocean to spot whales or seals. Watch the nesting eagles soar. Open year round. Breakfast is not available from September 16 to May 31. From June 1 to September 15 rooms may be booked with or without breakfast.

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Overall
4.4

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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.3

Wonderful experience!

5 on September 13, 2015

Great hosts and the food was incredible. Definitely try to stay at Ocean Wilderness.


Excellent

3.0 on August 11, 2015

No onsite dining and the closest restaurant is 15mn driving.. Wonderful hosts, lovely setting, quite and remote, short walk to the beach.


Better than a hotel B&B

5 on August 28, 2014

Top 3 things we loved about Ocean Wilderness Inn: 1) Amazing view 2) Great rooms (4-star hotel quality bedding, big and private entrance) 3) Beach access (private with the exception of the 3 sea lions that we saw during our walk on the beach!) Would absolutely go back!


Did not want to leave

5 on June 07, 2012

Had the chance to spend 4 nights recently and I cannot say enough about the Inn and the Innkeepers. The Inn is awesome with incredible views and beautiful gardens all around. The rooms are very large and immaculate with very comfortable beds and great furnishings. The Innkeepers , Lori and Andy, are gracious hosts and the breakfasts are WONDERFUL!! Pick up some wine and cheese in town and sit out in the garden in the evening and enjoy the wonderful view of the forest and the ocean and mountains. Very peaceful and relaxing. This is a long way from Texas but I can't wait to make a return visit. Dennis A.


Disappointing !

3.0 on September 23, 2011

Found the innkeeper quite unfriendly. We will not be recommending this place.


Best vacation - best location - best hosts

5 on August 16, 2011

We found this on an internet "deal" - and well worth it ..... a real vacation, without distraction of TV made us look for and find real gems in Sooke. Thanks to our hosts for accommodating us...


A beautiful blue gem hidden by the sea...

5 on February 26, 2011

A wonderful place to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life...a superb view of the ocean surrounded by charming gardens and lush rainforest. The hosts Lori and Andy are very warm and gracious. Rooms are beautifully appointed and clean...each one unique. Breakfasts are a superb culinary experience, enjoyed in a rich log common area with a wood fireplace. Can't wait to return ...


Different strokes for different folks

2.6 on February 17, 2011

In my opinion a B & B should include breakfast, even in off season. We were disappointed that there were no TV's in the rooms or even in the common room yet there were 2 satelite dishes on the premises. Also the hot tub was not working and we weren't told about it in advance. Although we were disappointed with these things we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would return again. The rooms were extremely comfortable and clean, the hosts were very nice people and it was a very relaxing and peaceful stay. The site of the B & B is absolutely fabulous as well, breathtaking views and an eagle's nest right on site. They also treated our dog wonderfully, and we really appreciated it.

Innkeeper Response
Dear Guest First and foremost, thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback about your stay. And we’re delighted to know that you would return despite the fact that we did not meet your expectations on all fronts. We apologize that we weren't able to offer you one of our critically-acclaimed breakfasts. It is difficult to find and keep fresh lovely fare available during our quiet season. So we operate our inn more as a "vacation rental" from November until April. All the rooms are the same price and the pricing reflects the fact that breakfast is not provided. Many guests appreciate a chance to be without a schedule in the morning. We do hope you’ll return during our "bed and breakfast" season, April to October so that we can try to spoil you with our breakfasts. Likewise, we share your disappointment in not having a working hot tub. The tub ‘died’ during a recent power outage & freeze – we’re planning to replace it with a new, shiny, energy-efficient one in the near future. We chose to omit TVs and CD players from our guest rooms as a feature, to help our guests unplug. There is a TV available for guests, in our downstairs common space, near the kitchenette, with a DVD player & small library of movies. We occasionally forget to inform guests about these amenities, so again, we apologize. (FYI - one of the satellite dishes is our former satellite internet - thankfully no longer needed as high speed is now available in our area. The other satellite dish belonged to the former owner and we have not gotten around to removing it. And lastly - an eagle update - our resident bald eagles Shirley & Otto have recently returned for another round of nesting – we suspect the eggs have already been laid, ready to hatch in the next month or so. With luck, we’ll be seeing the fledglings in the nest by late May or June! Thank you again for staying with us. Happy travels, Lori & Andy


A Special Place

4.0 on September 18, 2010

That phrase has become something of a cliche but in this case is entirely appropriate. Excellent inn keepers, outstanding breakfasts, and powerful beach. Not your typical touristy b-and-b. We are grateful to have stayed.


Wonderful place

4.6 on June 01, 2010

We booked one night and the following morning without hesitation an other one. Great room, great view, great garden, beautiful trail and beach and wonderful breakfast and very nice hosts. A place to come back to. Wim and Anja, Belgium


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Rooms & Rates

Pirates Cove

Stunning views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca from king size bed. Private en-suite bathroom. Super size soaker tub for two under wall of windows for star gazing. Private entrance. Free Hi Speed Wireless internet. Refrigerator, Coffee & Tea. Fluffy 100 Cotton Robes.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $CAD 125 - $CAD 199

Salish Sea Suite

Spectacular views of the sea and gardens from this second floor romantic suite. Super comfy Sealy Plush Pillow Top King bed. Super size in-room soaker tub for two under a wall of windows for stargazing. Hi Speed Wireless internet. Refrigerator, Coffee, Tea in room. Fluffy 100% Cotton Robes. Private entrance. Cliff side hot tub too.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $CAD 125 - $CAD 199

Sea Glass Suite

Romantic cozy, spacious ocean, garden and mountain view room. Sealy pillow top king-size bed can be made into two extra-long twins with luxury linens. Full en-suite bathroom with large tub. Private entrance through ocean-view patio. Refrigerator, Coffee and Tea. Fluffy 100% Cotton Robes. Cliff side hot top overlooking ocean and Eagles nest.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $CAD 125 - $CAD 199

Driftwood Suite

Super cozy, romantic, bright, south-facing, ocean front room on the main floor has hardwood floors, private en-suite bathroom, comfortable sitting area, private entrance and ocean-view furnished patio. Queen bed with Sealy Plush Pillow-top mattresses with luxury linens. Hi Speed Wireless internet. Refrigerator, Coffee, and Tea. Fluffy 100% Cotton Robes. Cliff Side outdoor hot tub with view of ocean and Eagles Nest.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $CAD 125 - $CAD 199

Rain Forest

This lovely suite has a private entrance from the patio off the rain forest. Deer are frequently seen right out your window looking into the garden and the rain forest. Majestic old growth ceders, fur and black spruce stand watch over your suite. This main floor room has two comfy Sealy pillow top double beds with luxury linens, a private en-suite bathroom with large tub and a lush garden area by your private patio. Refrigerator, Coffee and Tea. Fluffy 100% Cotton robes to warm you on your trip to the cliff side ocean view hot tub. Free Hi Speed Internet.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Double

Nightly Rate: $CAD 125 - $CAD 199

Magic Woods

Serene, lush forest view room with Sealy Plush Pillow top queen and twin beds with luxury linens, plus a small roll-away in closet. Full en-suite bathroom with large tub. Private entrance through patio nestled in the gardens. Refrigerator, Coffee, and Tea. Fluffy 100% Cotton Robes for your trip to the cliff side, ocean view hot tub. Free Hi speed Wireless Internet.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $CAD 125 - $CAD 199

Enchanted Forest

This lovely top floor, oriental styled room is the largest room in the inn. This room has a King side bed thatn can be made into two long twins all have Serta Pillow top mattresses and luxury linens. Huge bathroom, with dual sinks and super sized soaker tub. Spectacular views of lush gardens and old growth trees from private balcony. Room has its own private entrance. Refrigerator, Coffee and Tea. Fluffy 100% Cotton robes for your trip to the cliff side, ocean view hot tub. Free Hi Speed Internet.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $CAD 125 - $CAD 199

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Location

Location Type

Island, Mountains, Oceanfront, Oceanview, Rainforest

Airport

Victoria, BC, Canada (YYJ) 40km miles

Directions to property:

Follow Hwy #1 to Sooke/Colwood turnoff - exit #10 - (Junction of Hwy 14) and follow #14 to Village of Sooke. Go through the only traffic light in the village and continue on another 8 1/2 miles (14km).

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Botanical Beach, West Coast Trail, Pacific Marine Circle Route, Sooke Potholes, Juan de Fuca Trail, French Beach Provicial Park, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Parking, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Fishing, whalewatching, seals, wildlife

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Hairdryer, Private entrance, Radio, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Beach combing, Whate Watching, Hot tubing, Spa Treatments, Artist Studios, Honey farm & meadery, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3pm - 8pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Certain rooms will accommodate children
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum on weekends from May 16 to October 15
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% of total cost of stay
  • Cancellations: Upon reservation your credit card will be charged for 50% of your total stay. You may pay the balance with cash, Interact, Visa, or Master card. If you must cancel, we ask that you give us a minimum of 7 days notice. If you cancel prior to 7 days your payment will be refunded less a $25 fee. If you cancel with less than 7 days notice, your deposit will be forfeited.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Rick and Karen Fonger

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Dogs

About the innkeepers

Karen and Rick are lovers of the outdoors and the ocean. We are both seasoned business travelers. Karen is a technology nut and Rick is kind of a rock hound. They enjoy nature, food, wine, music and movies.

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area