Yellow Point Lodge

Yellow Point Lodge

3700 Yellow Point Rd, Ladysmith, British Columbia V9G 1E8 Canada
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Tru B wrote a review Jun 2022
Pitt Meadows
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have even going to YP for over 40 years…love the fact that not much has changed for the most part and why we keep going back. If you want beautiful decor and fancy accommodations this place is not for you. But if you like peace and quiet, comfy beds, ocean views, outdoor seawater pool, delicious meals, tea times with fresh baked goodies and so much more. No blaring TV’s or listening to folks yak on their cell phones, no children, no pets, comfy sofas, chairs & quiet corners in the huge lounge with soft background music. If you are fortunate to be there on a weekend you will enjoy live music, maybe a little dancing! Hope to keep going for many more years.
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Date of stay: June 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Definitely need the ocean view..lodge rooms, rustic cabins or beach cabins.
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Where_to_travel_next wrote a review Jun 2022
Vancouver, Canada
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
After a covid-19 break I get to finally enjoy the lodge again with dear friends. It was also so nice to see those familiar guest faces from years passed. The service always incredible. The food always the same and what we enjoy. Fresh baked snacks always appreciated by all.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Call within 2 weeks to see if any cancellation.
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Kevin C wrote a review Nov 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our first time staying here.
Great place, friendly and fun especially on the Friday and Saturday night with the “musical entertainment” provided by the owner’s band. Great fun.
It has a variety of accommodations from staying in the lodge to one bedroom cottages. On the waterfront with forest walks all around, truly a wonderful place to stay and relax. All meals are included, wonderful food and very plentiful !!
One repeat customer there told me of the Yellow Point Lodge triathlon:
eat, read, sleep then repeat! lol
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jayne B wrote a review Apr 2023
Coquitlam, Canada
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Here to celebrate friends birthday. Love YPL. Great rustic cabins and friendly staff. Definitely a cool place to just chill. Always a fun place with good food.......close to Ladysmith, Chemainus too. We go for Christmas lights and local theatre. It is very popular so definitely need to reserve.
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Date of stay: December 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Very popular so book early. Bring a good book and enjoy a peaceful time away from the city life.
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Chimodog wrote a review Dec 2022
New Westminster, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stunning area for the out doorsy people. Lots of hiking, swimming, kayaking, etc. Beautiful little private cottages right on the beach with amazing views. Excellent meals provided in a gorgeous, rustic lodge.
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Date of stay: August 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: I would recommend the private cottages right on the beach. If it gets chilly, they have provided...
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Happiness22946 wrote a review Sep 2003
Vancouver, BC
4.0 of 5 bubbles
If you are an extrovert looking for a frenetic, high impact, noisy holiday, stay away.

Yellow Point is for people who enjoy plain (but good and plentiful) food, nice beer and wine, good books and cheerful company. Meals are served buffet style in the large airy dining room that overlooks the Strait of Georgia. There a common room with plenty of comfortable chairs, lots of games, and a few books (bring your own favourite reading material).

You buy your drinks (beer, wine, brandy) from the reception desk and simply stick it in or on top of the common refrigerator for use when you feel like it.

Breakfast is marvelous. There is always a special (eggs benny with salmon or whatever), but they will cook whatever you want. Lots of cereal, cream, fruit, yoghurt, toast, muffins and -- ooo, Angus! -- real oatmeal.

For lunch and dinner, you get what's offered. Lunch when I was there was open faced sandwiches (shrimp, salmon, ham, cream cheese), soup, salad and a tasty custard desert. Vegetarians are looked after well, I think. The second day, it was lasagna. And soup and a desert.

Dinner is often plain. Saturday night is roast beef with potatoes, vegetables. Sunday is always turkey. Or maybe it's the other way round.

But there is plenty of food and drink. All food included in the room charge. Extra for beer and wine.

The company is middle aged. Nobody under twenty and most of us over 40. And middle class. Lawyers, doctors, professors, vocational counsellors, psychologists. Good company.

The grounds contain a few -- not a lot -- of walking trails. But it seems the main interest of most folks is relaxing, reading and watching wildlife in the ocean.

Many of the visitors are return guests. We have been back twice and met friends again.

The accomodations range from screamingly rustic (beach cabins, share toilet, outdoor showers), to standard hotel rooms in the lodge. In between are accomodations in a number of cabins spread over the site. Some are 'shared' bathrooms; some of private. So be sure and get what you want. If you can get it. It's booked up well ahead of time.

There's is a Yellow Point Triathlon. EAT, SLEEP, READ.

This is a marvelous escape from stress.

Dr Alan Donald Vancouver BC
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Explorer25667 wrote a review Sep 2003
Nor. van, BC
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Yellow Point Lodge (YPL) is not for everyoneJust went to Yellow Point Lodge and was surprised at times. I could not find any review or reviews of Yellow Point Lodge on the net.
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PomFon wrote a review Feb 2015
Delta, Canada
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We were desperate for a quiet all inclusive vacation away from the city and stumbled upon Yellow Point Lodge.

Our first two nights were in a beautiful cabin across from the beach and gave us much rest and relaxation.

Staff were fantastic and having your meals taken care of was a great bonus, all included in your nightly rate! Really a great deal and rarely found these days.

The first two days we met lovely people who were inviting and interesting, and we enjoyed the communal meals.

However, by Friday, two things changed...we had to move to the lodge and the crowd changed. For $10-$20 less a night, a lodge room is a big step down from a cabin. It's noisy especially on Friday and Saturday nights, the rooms are small and was disappointing having already experienced the gorgeous cabins.

Then there was the crowd change...maybe weekday guests are different than weekend guests? We felt out of place and some moments even felt a bit outcast.

Based on our first two nights, we are going to give YPL a second chance but during a different time slot. If we based our visit on our second two nights, despite the amazing roast beef and Yorkshire dinner, there is no way I'd feel comfortable returning.

Fingers crossed January 2015 makes for a better all around experience as we really like the property itself and again, the staff were top notch!
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Date of stay: March 2015Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Alanxtar wrote a review Jun 2009
Vancouver BC
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We have been to Yellowpoint once and enjoyed its casual atomosphere in its lovely setting. The problem is the resort's policy of allowing repeat visitors to lock up weekends a year in advance. So the same visitors keep returning to the resort on the same weekends each year between May and October. If they cannot use their weekend in a particular year, they simply let a friend use it and they can still reserve the same weekend for the following year. The resort's response to this is to tell you to try calling up a month in advance of the weekend you want to see if anyone has cancelled. If I want to go to a resort that I like, I am going to reserve a little more than a month in advance, just to ensure I get a room. Some people start at the bottom in an extremely rustic cabin and hope that over the years they will move up the totem pole and get a better cabin or room in the lodge---an event that will only occur when one of the "regulars" passes away. Thank goodness Yellowpoint does not allow the regulars to pass on their "reservation rights" to their children in their Wills. Clearly the rates that Yellowpoint charges its patrons are too low. They have effectively sold "ownership rights" to resort living to a select few at well below market value. It is an odd approach when the market for this type of accommodation continues to expand at a rapid rate.
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Date of stay: September 2006
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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WCGal wrote a review Jul 2011
Courtenay, Canada
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Our trip to YPL was due to Mom's desire to see Yellow Point again. Back in about 1943 or so, she and a friend had ridden their bikes from Vancouver over to YPL. Today, July 1st, is her 93rd birthday so it had been many moons since her last visit. Myself, I'd heard of YPL but had never been. I'm not a camping type, don't ride bikes, play tennis or kayak, so thought I'd better take a bunch of books & mags lest I die of boredom. Not necessary, I may have read three chapters of one book and never even cracked a magazine! Some time was spent helping Mom about but much time I explored the very large property. The other guests were very friendly so lots of chatting. Really the time flew by.

The majority of people return at the same time each year so over time you greet familiar faces. YPL reminds me a lot of when we had a summer camp when I was young; mismatched furniture, comfy old chairs, fireplaces and firepits, sealife, water traffic, books and games, good food, comfy beds with comforters - simple and very relaxing. One reviewer called it a 'Sanity Break' and I totally agree. No internet, no phones, cell phones to be used discreetly and privately and no locks on the doors. LOL! You can lock your room/cabin from the inside only. That was a bit of a shock but I became comfortable with it very quickly. I decided YPL has been operating thus for over 70 years so no reason to be uncomfortable.

The food is good and plentiful. I understand the menu is set so that every Monday it's X and every Tuesday it's Y . . . the days I was there were Thursday - Steak + Baked Potatoes with trimmings, Friday - Curried Scallops and Shrimp with Rice and Salmon with a Citrus Sauce, and Saturday - Prime Rib, Roast Potatoes & Yorkshire - all meals with veggies, bread and salad. Sunday nights dinner would have been Roast Turkey. Lunches were Croissants and Cold Cuts (make your own sangy) plus various salads and a soup, another was Veg Lasagna, the others I can't recall. Breakfast always had a 'special' - Eggs Carmelita, Eggs Mornay, Waffles . . . plus always available eggs how ever you want them, bacon, sausage, hash browns, toast. The buffet table always had oatmeal, juice, fresh fruit, cereals and muffins at Breakfast. Then you sat yourself down at a table and ordered what you chose to have. Breakfast is the only meal you actually order anything - all other meals are buffet style. Special diets are accomodated. A blackboard is put up by the dining room entrance each day listing the meals of the day. On it is also listed the names of those with meals prepped for dietary concerns so you just ask your server for your 'special meal'.

We stayed in the Lodge which was very pleasant and certainly convenient for Mom. The room had a lovely view of the ocean, a comfy bed, two very comfortable chairs, and a bath with shower. I peeked into a couple of the cabins when they were in changeover mode and would be interested in those in the future. Not a camper so no interest in field or barracks cabins myslef. Barracks and Field cabins have no bathrooms, just a bed, a dresser and little wood stove and Barracks have very thin walls (like a sheet of plywood) so if you are a snorer or have one beside you, you may not get the best sleep. :-)

Although I was prepared to be bored stoopid, that was certainly not the case. Those three day were a wonderfully relaxing break and I've made my deposit for next year!
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Date of stay: June 2011
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Answer from ARCVictoria
Victoria, Canada46 contributions14 helpful votes
Yes of course. But phones and laptops and other devices are not allowed inside the lodge. Most accommodations are in cottages around the property. This a vacation spot and if you are lucky enough to get to get a booking which requires nearly one year in advance....respect that. Mother Nature rules there as Yellowpoint is on nature conservancy land...
Jayne B wrote a tip Apr 2023
Coquitlam, Canada4 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Very popular so book early. Bring a good book and enjoy a peaceful time away from the city life. "
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Chimodog wrote a tip Dec 2022
New Westminster, Canada63 contributions91 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I would recommend the private cottages right on the beach. If it gets chilly, they have provided a little stove for your comfort."
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Where_to_travel_next wrote a tip Jun 2022
Vancouver, Canada6,530 contributions734 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Call within 2 weeks to see if any cancellation. "
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Tru B wrote a tip Jun 2022
Pitt Meadows26 contributions52 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Definitely need the ocean view..lodge rooms, rustic cabins or beach cabins."
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corinamccoll wrote a tip Aug 2017
Nanaimo, Canada15 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms have their own uniqueness, some have private bathrooms and some shared."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Yellow Point Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Yellow Point Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Holland Creek Hiking Trails (7.5 km), Roberts Memorial Provincial Park (3.4 km), and Ladysmith Museum (7.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Yellow Point Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Yellow Point Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Yellow Point Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Yellow Point Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Old Town Bakery, Wild Poppy Market, and Fox and Hounds.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Yellow Point Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
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