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clayoquot wilderness resort
For clients looking for glamorous camping-a.k.a.
glamping it ould be hard to find a more
pristine, conservation-conscious, and back-tonature experience than Clayoquot Wilderness
Resort, located in British Columbia's Clayoquot
Sound, embracing 740,000 acres of near-empty
inlets and snowcapped peaks on the west coast
of Vancouver Island. Open from mid-May to
the end of September, the resort is accessible
via a 45-minute privateinseaplane transfer from
Six Senses Douro Valley Portugal.
Vancouver International Airport or a 40-minute
ater ta i ride from ofino.
A member of the luxury Mantis Collection
hotel group as well as Relais & Chateaux, the
Clayoquot offers an award-winning infrastructure
of 20 upscale tent accommodations with
fireplaces, orth frican rugs, antique dressers,
wood-burning stoves and en-suite washroom.
Separate tents house the dining area, library,
lounge, and the Healing Grounds Spa.
Experiences in this wilderness playground seem
boundless-hiking in river valleys, bear and whale
atching, aya ing, fishing, iplining, and speed
boating out to sea to meet colonies of sea lions,
pods of Pacific grey and humpbac hales, as
well as the occasional orca.
One of the resort's most recent additions to
its list of activities is Cloud Camp. For one night
during their stay, guests are whisked up to 4,500
ft. above sea level by private helicopter, where
they sleep in a luxury tent and dine under the
stars, served by a private chef who creates a
5-course meal with wine pairings. This ultimate
in glamping is priced at $2,000 pp dbl, children
$520, based on adult dbl occupancy. The resort
offers 3-, 4- and 7-night all-inclusive adventures;
3-night packages start at $3,800 pp dbl.
(888) 333-5405; wildretreat.com
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The resort offers luxury tented
sunc ad i a
r esor t
The resort is set on 6,400 acres on the
eastern slopes of the Cascades.
One of the grandest of
the all-season properties
in Destination Hotels
& Resorts' "Mountain"
Suncadia Resort, set
on 6,400 acres on the
sunny eastern slopes
of the Cascades (90
miles from Seattle), alongside the sparkling Cle Elum River, amidst a pristine pine
forest-80 percent of the property is designated open space.
The resort offers three lodging options: the 254-room Lodge at Suncadia with
panoramic river and mountain views, the more intimate and elegant 14-room Inn at
Suncadia, and vacation rental homes. o that the s i and sno boarding season
is over, the guest activity offering includes hiking and biking along 50 miles of trails,
unlimited golf on t o championship courses, y fishing, and treatments in the Glade
Spring Spa. Consider the different experiences offered in the resort's Discover the
Pacific Northwest package, featuring two nights at the Lodge at Suncadia, breakfast
for two in the Portals restaurant, a guided hike for two to the top of Manastash
Ridge, and a morning birding adventure with a local expert. The lead price is $354
pp dbl. (866) 904-6300; suncadiaresort.com
View from Cloud Camp.
Located at the gateway
to the Colorado Rocky
over 5,000 acres, with
golf courses, a spa, a
nationally recogni ed
tennis staff and program,
and 19 restaurants.
Broadmoor's "world of unique experiences" includes a special corner for
a Colorado experience, the Ranch at Emerald Valley, sitting 8,200 ft. up and
acres of the Pi e ational orest. he Ranch has 10 luxury
, 2 and bedroom mountain cabins appointed ith gas fireplaces guests dine
in the Ranch's main lodge and en oy such activities as y fishing in the la es, hi ing
scenic trails, and exploring the mountains on horseback. Starting this summer, the
Ranch is introducing an authentic Western ranching experience: the Cattle Drive,
welcoming guests to work alongside Colorado cowboys to move cattle across
their summer pastures. Farther up the Rockies at 9,200 ft. is the resort's newest
Wilderness Experience, Cloud Camp, with a main 8,000-sq.-ft., timber and stone
lodge with a wraparound deck offering panoramic views of the Pikes Peak. Guests
stay in one of six rooms in the lodge or choose from 11 one- or two-bedrooms,
each with its own porch. Room rates per night at these mountain lodges are
all-inclusive, and range from $400 pp sharing to $4,500 for a 3-bedroom cabin.
(800) 755-5088; broadmoor.com
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