The Innchanter at Hot Springs Cove
by Adam Buskard, Tofino
Twentyseven nautical miles northwest of Tofino tucked in picturesque
Hot Springs Coves sits moored the Innchanter. The 86 foot former coastal
isn't there waiting for its next assignment hauling cargo
or seafood, she sits there with her owner Shaun waiting for their next
guests. Together they've created one of the most unique holiday
destinations imaginable. The 210 ton aft cabin freighter has served
many purposes since she was first built in New Westminster many years
ago but now as a 5 room bed & breakfast that she has really come
into her own. When Shaun bought her she was still set up as a work
boat and he has spent the last 7 years converting her into the cozy
space that she is. Complete with a fireplace warmed living room, forward
cabin library and intimate dining room she offers a comfortable environment
to get away form the norm.
Shaun began his career as a host many years ago when he ran a hostel
in Northern Scotland. He came into this position during 12 years of
extensive traveling throughout the entire world. It was the love of
travelling and meeting people from all corners of the globe that helped
Shaun decide that he was meant to be an innkeeper.
When Shaun came
back to Canada he said that he went looking for a place with magic
and beauty to set up and Hot Springs Cove had it all. Highlights of
Shaun's hospitality include great travel stories and tales, gourmet
dinners and breakfasts, an extensive literary and artistic collection,
decadent linens in the rooms and the hot springs just around the corner.
Staying at the Innchanter has elements of roughing it that may not
appeal to all travellers but for those that are looking for something
new and different it is well worth the trip.
For more information visit the Innchanter's website at www.innchanter.com or
call Shaun at (250) 670-1149
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Tofino accommodation: 27 nautical miles northwest of Tofino tucked in picturesque Hot Springs Cove sits moored the Innchanter.