Escape to Long Beach Lodge in Tofino

A recap of our amazing stay at the Long Beach Lodge in Tofino, BC. A lodge offering world class dining, surfing and other adventures.
Curtis and I were lucky enough to escape the city and stay at the Long Beach Lodge in Tofino, BC. It was quite the perfect weekend, we returned refreshed and ready for the holidays.
A recap of our amazing stay at the Long Beach Lodge in Tofino, BC. A lodge offering world class dining, surfing and other adventures.

The lodge has 41 lodge rooms and 20 cottages, located on 8 acres of oceanfront property on the beautiful beach of Cox Bay, just 7km south of Tofino. It’s a popular surfing spot with pretty amazing views. Our room faced the beach, so we could watch surfers from the comfort of our bed. Absolute heaven!
A recap of our amazing stay at the Long Beach Lodge in Tofino, BC. A lodge offering world class dining, surfing and other adventures.
A recap of our amazing stay at the Long Beach Lodge in Tofino, BC. A lodge offering world class dining, surfing and other adventures. A recap of our amazing stay at the Long Beach Lodge in Tofino, BC. A lodge offering world class dining, surfing and other adventures. A recap of our amazing stay at the Long Beach Lodge in Tofino, BC. A lodge offering world class dining, surfing and other adventures.

The lodge is built in a West Coast design and the interior makes you feel as if you were in a friend’s home. The Great Room is so warm and welcoming and faces the beach. So you can enjoy your meals with a view. In the summer, you can eat outside at the Sandbar Bistro. It’s also really pet friendly, Piper couldn’t make it on the trip, but we encountered a handful of pups.
A recap of our amazing stay at the Long Beach Lodge in Tofino, BC. A lodge offering world class dining, surfing and other adventures.

I wished I took a picture of the bathroom, it was huge with a big tub that came in handy for a post surfing soak. Each room has a Keurig machine, fireplace, cozy robes and a comfortable bed. Tourism Tofino and Long Beach Lodge had some goodies waiting for us on checking in. Thanks Sam and Kate!
A recap of our amazing stay at the Long Beach Lodge in Tofino, BC. A lodge offering world class dining, surfing and other adventures.

In reality, you don’t really need to leave the lodge. I bet some people don’t all weekend. You can surf right there, their restaurant and bar are fantastic and you can easily hike around the area.
A recap of our amazing stay at the Long Beach Lodge in Tofino, BC. A lodge offering world class dining, surfing and other adventures.
Try hiking the easy Pettinger Point Trail right off the beach. We ventured to town a couple of times and one night walked in. The staff are all super friendly and helpful, one girl drove us to the botanical gardens. There is only one cab in Tofino, keep that in mind 🙂
A recap of our amazing stay at the Long Beach Lodge in Tofino, BC. A lodge offering world class dining, surfing and other adventures.
A recap of our amazing stay at the Long Beach Lodge in Tofino, BC. A lodge offering world class dining, surfing and other adventures. A recap of our amazing stay at the Long Beach Lodge in Tofino, BC. A lodge offering world class dining, surfing and other adventures. A recap of our amazing stay at the Long Beach Lodge in Tofino, BC. A lodge offering world class dining, surfing and other adventures.

Friday night, we enjoyed dinner with Megan and Tariq from the lodge. I felt I was eating in Copenhagen that evening. The dishes by Chef Riddick were works of art, the flavours and presentation reminded me of our meals in Denmark. I started with the Swimming Scallops, Curtis the Harvest Apple Salad. Then onto the special of the day for me, Humboldt Squid. Curtis enjoyed the Dry Aged Rib eye and we ended the meal with dessert, Tiramisu. I also recommend grabbing a cocktail to start your meal, Andre is the wizard behind that menu. Really creative and uses local ingredients like Old Man’s Beard!
A recap of our amazing stay at the Long Beach Lodge in Tofino, BC. A lodge offering world class dining, surfing and other adventures. A recap of our amazing stay at the Long Beach Lodge in Tofino, BC. A lodge offering world class dining, surfing and other adventures. A recap of our amazing stay at the Long Beach Lodge in Tofino, BC. A lodge offering world class dining, surfing and other adventures. A recap of our amazing stay at the Long Beach Lodge in Tofino, BC. A lodge offering world class dining, surfing and other adventures. A recap of our amazing stay at the Long Beach Lodge in Tofino, BC. A lodge offering world class dining, surfing and other adventures. A recap of our amazing stay at the Long Beach Lodge in Tofino, BC. A lodge offering world class dining, surfing and other adventures. A recap of our amazing stay at the Long Beach Lodge in Tofino, BC. A lodge offering world class dining, surfing and other adventures.

Andre also features a gin section of his cocktail menu using only Vancouver Island distilleries. I had a few of those over the weekend along with a couple of other cocktails. He’s quite the magician behind the bar, trying new flavours and coming up with fun names.
A recap of our amazing stay at the Long Beach Lodge in Tofino, BC. A lodge offering world class dining, surfing and other adventures.

We took surfing lessons on the Saturday afternoon. It was my first time surfing and Keiran from The Surf Club on the property was a pretty great instructor. All dressed up in the full on top quality wet-suit (real sexy haha), we surfed for two hours. It was such a fun two hours! I wasn’t even cold, the water was pretty warm with the get up on. Plus the adrenaline on catching a wave and getting up on the board. No pictures of this activity though, most of them would have been my face hitting the water. I did manage to stand up and stay up for at least 3-4 seconds! Pretty proud of myself being my first time.
A recap of our amazing stay at the Long Beach Lodge in Tofino, BC. A lodge offering world class dining, surfing and other adventures.

You can also rent paddle boards, use the sauna and hot tub after your lessons or during your stay. If you have kids, they can also partake in the lessons if they are the age of 6 and up.
A recap of our amazing stay at the Long Beach Lodge in Tofino, BC. A lodge offering world class dining, surfing and other adventures.
A recap of our amazing stay at the Long Beach Lodge in Tofino, BC. A lodge offering world class dining, surfing and other adventures.

Be sure to also enjoy breakfast or brunch in the Great Room. We ate there both mornings before venturing out. I ordered eggs benedict and the french toast. Curtis had a hash and french toast also. I took notice that a lot of the locals come here for brunch too, a popular spot on the weekend. At The Surf Club you can order coffee to go too from their Cappuccino bar and since the Great Room got a new state of the art pizza oven, they dish out freshly baked goods every day!
A recap of our amazing stay at the Long Beach Lodge in Tofino, BC. A lodge offering world class dining, surfing and other adventures. A recap of our amazing stay at the Long Beach Lodge in Tofino, BC. A lodge offering world class dining, surfing and other adventures. A recap of our amazing stay at the Long Beach Lodge in Tofino, BC. A lodge offering world class dining, surfing and other adventures.

Thanks to Long Beach Lodge for our accommodation! All opinions are my own and I highly recommend staying here!

Take 30% OFF seasonal rates for all available room types for the night(s) listed below.
January 1 to February 28, 2017 (excluding February 10 to 12 inclusive)

This offer is available for all Lodge Rooms and Rainforest Cottages.
A minimum two night stay is required in Rainforest Cottages.

January Rates  
Lodge Rooms from $139.30/night (reg. from $199)
Rainforest Cottages from $230.30/night (reg. from $329)

February Rates
Lodge Rooms from $167.30/night (reg. from $239)
Rainforest Cottages from $314.30/night (reg. from $449)

A recap of our amazing stay at the Long Beach Lodge in Tofino, BC. A lodge offering world class dining, surfing and other adventures.

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16 Comments

  1. January 19, 2017 / 3:38 pm

    I haven’t traveled to BC in awhile. However your review makes the Lodge an inticing option. Thanks for the recommendation!

  2. January 19, 2017 / 3:49 pm

    The food, views and rooms all look amazing. It sounds like you had an amazing time!

  3. January 19, 2017 / 5:18 pm

    Congratulations on your success at surfing! I’ve tried a few times and have yet to manage to stand up! You’re photographs are beautiful.

  4. January 19, 2017 / 5:21 pm

    This is my kind of place!!!!! I would love to hole up here for 4 days and relax!!!!

  5. Dorothy
    January 20, 2017 / 7:20 am

    Looks like a fun vacation! You accomplished quite alot! Enjoy!

  6. January 20, 2017 / 7:57 am

    What amazing photos — from start to finish! It looks like you had an amazing stay here! Thanks for sharing!

  7. January 20, 2017 / 12:41 pm

    Wow, it looks you guys had a great time! The lodge is beautiful and the full looks delicious. I like that there is so much to do right at the lodge.

  8. January 20, 2017 / 4:18 pm

    Great pictures, the food looks so delicious!!!It sounds like you had an amazing time!

  9. January 21, 2017 / 4:16 pm

    Since moving to Vancouver in the summer, Tofino has been on our must-see list. We’ll be hopefully going in the summer. The Long Beach Lodge looks amazing!

  10. January 24, 2017 / 1:05 pm

    Looks like a beautiful trip!

    • January 30, 2017 / 9:20 pm

      Thank you so much Elise!

  11. January 25, 2017 / 4:05 am

    This lodge sounds right up my alley with all it has to offer! It looks so cozy and I love that the water is just right outside!

    • January 30, 2017 / 9:19 pm

      It was a perfect location! We were quite happy staying there 🙂

  12. January 26, 2017 / 1:02 pm

    How gorgeous! Canada is at the top of my list! I have never seen so much travel inspo from one country! Best of both worlds wherever you go!

    xx,

    Lacey
    http://www.theglittergospelblog.com

    • January 30, 2017 / 9:19 pm

      So lucky that Canada has a few different types of landscapes! Lots of beauty.