BLACK ROCK OCEANFRONT RESORT UCLUELET
Black Rock Oceanfront Resort is an expansive work of modern art suspended above the wild British Columbian coast in the tiny seaside village of Ucluelet. The architecture here has been carefully crafted to harmonize with the natural setting. Textures, finishes, and materials all echo the remote north Pacific landscapes that surround them. The hotel uses some of its many impressively designed public spaces to exhibit the works of local artists who have also been inspired by the magic of the Canadian Pacific coast.
The smallest rooms are a generous 470 square feet, with floor-to-ceiling windows looking out over the balconies to the coastal, tree-clad vistas beyond. Gas fireplaces and bathrooms with heated slate floors, sculptural soaking tubs, and rainforest shower heads are all standard fare, as are private kitchens, California King beds, and DVD players. Remote though it may be, the resort is not without top-notch technological conveniences, including ipod docks, flat screen TVs, and complimentary high speed internet access.
On the edge of BC’s sprawling Pacific Rim National Park Reserve and less than an hour’s drive from the more substantially developed town of Tofino, guests are within easy reach of all the best hiking and dining the remote Vancouver coast has to offer. But for those reluctant to leave Black Rock’s spectacular setting between the crashing waves and the dense boreal rainforest, you’ll find all you truly need on-site: Drift Spa offers a full menu of organic treatments featuring locally harvested products, and Fetch Restaurant serves exceptionally fresh, creative West Coast cuisine in a designer dining room overlooking the sea.