As I have mentioned in the past finding comfortable, reasonably-priced accommodation in isolated settlements can often pose a conundrum. We were faced with the same issue several times this summer, most notably in the town of Gold River on the northwest coast of the Island. A link to LandnSea Bed and Breakfast on the website of Get West Adventures, with whom we were sailing to Kyuquot, spared us the choice of a lengthy drive to the dock or having to spend the night before our excursion in accommodations frequented by logging and construction crews. Being that we were up and out the door by just after 6 a.m. that proved to be a very happy situation for us.
We arrived at LandnSea in the early evening, hungry and tired from a long day of travel, to be greeted by owner Sharron Jefford. We couldn’t helped but be cheered immediately by Sharron’s jolly countenance and a couple of suggestions of a good place for dinner.
Our sun-washed suite, while tiny, had all the comforts of home – including an air conditioner. There was a comfortable lounge area with sofa, a kitchenette with dining table, and a separate bedroom area, complete with writing desk.
Because we had to leave by 6:20 a.m. to catch the Uchuck III Sharron brought us a sumptuous breakfast basket in the evening, which, stowed in the refrigerator overnight, got us off to a happy and filling start early the next morning. The generously-filled basket included a cornucopia of fresh fruit, yogurt, granola, milk, orange juice, home-made muffins and banana bread, bags of trail mix, granola snack bars … and two brown paper bags to pack up anything we didn’t consume for breakfast to take along on the voyage the next day. Needless to say, we were well-stocked during the trip thanks to Sharron’s generosity and thoughtfulness.
We enjoyed a good, quiet night’s sleep at LandnSea and the next morning slipped quietly away as the Jeffords’ neighbourhood was still steeped in slumber. We couldn’t have asked for a better, more restful start to our Gold River/Kyuquot adventure.
LandnSea Bed and Breakfast does not (like so many other small operations) have a website, but Sharron can be contacted via e-mail at: email@example.com
The bed and breakfast is located at 546 Mallard Way, Gold River.
GPS co-ordinates are:
Lat. 49.7821372 Long. -126.05300090000003
N 49 46.928 W 126 03.180