As usual, we had a mix of accomodations. From an functional chain roadside hotel on night 1 (with quite a view), to three B&B’s, to a Yurt and and Sphere. We always find the anticipation to be one of the bext parts (ok, perhaps that is only me) . One strategy when making lodging arrangements is to make them better as time goes on.
For example, start with a view like this:
Follow that with a series of B&B’s, the first with an epic view (http://www.prancinghorse.com/ ), and others with great breakfasts, and an epic great football fan (in Whistler – Hans http://www.bbcanada.com/167.html )
And then there are the accommodations that are destinations in themselves. In Pt Renfrew on the remote west coast of Vancouver Island, we had the Soul Creek Lodge (http://soulecreeklodge.com/ ), which required my diminutive rental car to make a 2 km mountain trip up a gravel road. The car was quite unhappy. But the Yurt was a delight to the eyes, as was the gourmet dinner and breakfast. I was sorry to leave it.
And finally, it is hard to explain what a delight our stay at the Free Spirit Sphere’s (http://www.freespiritspheres.com/melody.htm ) on Vancouver island. We were wide-eyed and in awe of the details and sights the entire time. The best quote was at 6pm, when Anna settled in with our win and said to me: ”go find dinner, I am not leaving”. I was so pleased.