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!
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.
We've stayed at the Markham house in previous years & couldn't wait to find another opportunity to visit again. We rent the Honeysuckle Cottage & it is a very special place indeed. For us, it's the Enchanted Cottage!! The cottage is comfortable, clean & cozy. Lyall & Sally are wonderful hosts who are there when you need them, but never ever intrusive. Brkfsts. are delicious & bountiful.
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 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 ...
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.
we stayed 2 nights .The breakfasts were very good ,the room was clean and comfortable .The hottub was a nice treat after a day of bike riding on the galloping goose trail.The hosts had good suggestions for meals and things to do .A very nice getaway
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.
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
We arrived in the evening and received a warm welcome. The location is remote and we had dinner in an excellent restaurant were 11 km away. The common (breakfast) area was generous and offered a spectacular view through the trees to the Sound and the American coast in the distance. The beach is accessible via a steep path down. The delicious breakfast was an original fruity french toast, with all guests sitting together at a big table getting to meet one another. The house seems ideal for workshops and retreats, which the hosts are very well equipped for. We will certainly come back!
My wife and I just stayed 2 nights at Ocean Wilderness and I can't say enough about the hosts Andy and Lori and their beautiful inn. I loved the Bedroom and the way they decorated it (Rm #5) The common area had the most amazing view right there near the fire place. Breakfast was served at your time and it was by far the best breakfast we have had in our 9 days on Vancouver Island. Without a doubt we would stay here again.
Everyone went out of their way to take care of us far beyond our expectations. Special meals for our daughter when it was not something she was used to. Booking dinners, arranging travel arrangements,delicious snacky bits and even our favourite wine awaiting us when we returned from hiking the Juane de fuca trail. Simply kind,generous and enourmous breakfasts that fill you for the day. Thank You all again. It was wonderful.
Lori and Andy at the Ocean Wilderness Inn were fabulous. It was my first visit to a Bed and Breakfast and the experience was charming. The house was beautiful, matched only by the view. The gardens were lovely and there were plenty of hidden chairs and tables to sit and enjoy a quiet moment. The walk down to the beach was well worth the view you are greeted with... a private vista of the Pacific Ocean, bald eagles and fresh salt air. Breakfast itself was a treat, and Lori is such a gracious hostess. I will definitely be back. Thank you both!
I took my mother to BC for her 60th birthday this year. She had never been to Canada and we definitely had great expectations for this trip. Ocean Wilderness was the first place we stayed - and I wish it had been the only place! The inn itself is nice - rooms are clean and well appointed, decor is fitting (not overly victorian or "themed"), and it feels warm and welcoming. The owners are wonderful - great breakfasts and engaging conversation seem to be the norm. But the location is amazing. Set amidst the northwestern rainforest-like atmosphere of Sooke, the ocean can be seen from the front rooms and yard. There is a steep (but very managable) gravel path to a quite secluded beach. I walked down the last morning of our stay and was literally alone - my only company being a seal that had beached to calf and the voices of fishermen at sea and birds exploring for their morning meal. Truly amazing! I will definitely return and I continue to refer Ocean Wilderness Inn everytime someone mentions a trip to Victoria!!
We spent six nights in the Honeysuckle Cottage for our honeymoon. It was great having breakfast delievered in the morning, and gentle questions about what information we might need for the day. We enjoyed wandering through the woods behind the B&B and the cultivated grounds. We spent plenty of time in the hottub, which is quite secluded and private, and grilled out one night. The wood-burning stove was great, and kept the place warm. And the port kept in the room for guest enjoyment was very tasty.
We had such a delightful time staying at the Honeysuckle Cottage. The attention to detail was much appreciated. Breakfasts were delicious. All and all a memorable experience. Highly recommended for a private, romantic getaway.
We returned to Vancouver Island, where we honeymooned, to celebrate our 20th anniversary. The 10 acre setting is beautiful, and we loved the hot tub overlooking the trout pond and surrounded by mature forest. The breakfasts are wonderful, and we enjoyed chatting with the people in the other 2 rooms at breakfast. Unfortunately, the bed in the Garden Room needs to be replaced. Both my husband and I sank toward the middle of the bed, which happens when a mattress gets old. The hosts were so nice we didn't mention the mattress problem directly to them, and I wondered if they knew or not. Also, the jacuzzi tub in our room had some slight problem when we were there; we were warned to not fiddle with the jets because of it so we used the outdoor hot tub instead. I found the couch and chairs in our room and in the sitting room a bit low to be comfortable. The room could have used a bit more natural light. The chocolates, flowers and fireplace were great.