Vancouver Island getaway at Dolphins Resort

Well Campbell River rocks. That is the impression I'm leaving with, and it entirely has to do with Dolphins Resort (www.dolphinsresort.com). We stayed two nights, taking advantage of the weekend package special. Full Breakfast both mornings and a three course dinner on Saturday evening. The dining area has maybe 15 tables, probably less, and is exactly what you would expect from a fishing resort with such a history. A beautiful wood fireplace sits in a stone wall, the other walls are typical log cabin, with pictures of treasured catches lining them. One wall is just windows and the entranceway, a spectacular view of the ocean and nearby Quadra Island. The service is top notch, friendly and attentive. I over heard some locals at dinner calling the restaurant "One of the best kept secrets in Campbell River". We can only imagine. The food was spectacular, delicious and fresh. Every course of dinner was great, most of it is local and organic, and we could not have been any more happy each and every time we left the restaurant.
We stayed in the Beach House, as the name suggests, you can't get any closer to the water. The cabin sits directly at the end of the resort dock, windows lining the ocean wall. A spacious and very private deck offers a hot tub, and endless opportunities to spot wildlife swimming by. A large King Size bed, and beautiful stone fireplace occupy your lounging area of the cabin. A modern kitchen and bathroom are the perfect finishing touches.
At night, the hot tub is so peaceful, it's almost a shame to turn the jets on, drowning out the sound of the surf. You definitely have to just enjoy the warm bath and crashing ocean on this deck, the sounds of nature are marvellous.
We were there for R & R, but if you are looking for many ways to fill your days, the area has more than enough. Ocean activities surround you, Mt. Washington is not far off, and there are plenty of hiking trails, one only a 5 minute drive from the resort.
Dolphins Resort is a great experience, with great staff and an exceptional location. If you're looking for a weekend activity on Vancouver Island, I strongly suggest this wonderful resort.

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