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The Innchanter

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Please note that this guide was last updated over ten years ago (2003), so there will no doubt be changes in rates and possibly ownership.

Shaun Shelongosky
Hot Springs Cove, Tofino, British Columbia

Tel: + 1 250-670-1149
Cell: + 1 604-219-3494
No fax number available

There’s a first time for everything…or a few things in this case. Hot Springs, sea-planes and midnight walks through the rainforest, not to mention sleeping in the underbelly of a magnificent 86-foot wooden ship.....

.... Everything about The Innchanter is exciting, adventurous and at times verging on the riotous. The charismatic Shaun is both a master of informality and a culinary wizard – hence plentiful feasting and merriment in a fantastically casual atmosphere. Within ten minutes of arriving six of us were diving into a fondue and cracking open the wine, elbows everywhere, noisy banter being flung around; not your typical B&B scene. After dinner (and after breakfast) entertainment was a trip to the hot springs, playground and shower of The Innchanter. A winding boardwalk through the shadowy rainforest leads you to the Pacific Ocean where a steaming 104-degree waterfall pours three metres into a series of pools, a romantic paradise for late-night star-gazing. Edible delights herald your return, and the cosy beamed sitting room with its roaring fire and extensive library is just the spot to unwind. Bedrooms are simple and characterful; art on the walls and the Captain’s Quarters still houses the old ship’s wheel. Shaun calls it ‘glorified camping’ but methinks camping never knew such glories. A laugh-a-minute and a personal favourite. Ask for transportation details from Tofino. Kayaks and rowing-boats available.





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Symbols: No Smoking    No Credit Cards Accepted    Children Welcome    Meals Can Be Provided    Swimming in Pool/Sea/River    Good Hiking or Walking    
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Rooms: 7: 5 doubles and 2 singles sharing 3 bathrooms.
Price: Please consult the owners for current prices.
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Meals: Full breakfast and dinner included. Shaun is chef.
Directions: 28 km north of Tofino by tour boat or float plane.

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