We’re going to take a tiny break from tips, tricks, and guides for RVing and throw the spotlight on one of the most luxurious camping experiences you could ever imagine. Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, is known as the most expensive camping experience in the world. Yes, in the whole world.
You’re probably wondering what we mean by “camping experience” and why this place is so pricey. Here’s the situation: the Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge is located on the banks of the inlet called Clayoquot Sound. It is totally remote, accessible only by plane or boat, and it is nestled within lush forest and salty ocean air. Of course, it’s right on the water. The destination features 25 canvas tents that are the essence of glamping–bringing together all things natural and outdoors with all things chic and luxurious.
The accommodations include little abodes in the rainforest, waterfront, and hillside. They range in sizes and amenities, though they are all jaw-dropping in every way.
You can expect a unique culinary experience, as Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge focuses on locally sourced, sustainable produce. The menus change daily, and you can expect to be wowed by the seasonal, creative, expertly-flavoured dishes.
A spa onsite features a massage tent, a yoga and meditation room, cedar hot tubs, a sauna, and more. There are many different treatments and experiences to choose from, so you can get grounded in whatever feels right for you.
You won’t believe this, but that’s not all. There are other signature experiences that guests can opt to try for themselves. The options are endless, from hiking and canoeing to horseback riding and rock climbing.
The lovely thing about retreating to Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge is that you can make the experience your own, opting to relax and take it easy, experience everything you can, or find yourself somewhere in the middle.
Now, should we talk about the infamous price tag? The prices range depending on your accommodation type, so we’ll give you a few examples. A Waterfront Ensuite room starts at $3,700 per night, a Rainforest Deluxe starts at $2,900, and a Hillside Family starts at $5,800. While those prices are a whole lot higher than a night in your RV, many people have splurged on a luxurious stay at this British Columbia oasis. Will you be next?