We were lucky to have been able to spend two nights at Horizons West. It is centrally located in Ucluelet, on the beautiful west coast of Vancouver Island, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The views were breathtaking and the room itself very spacious and comfortable. The bathroom not quite matching in size, but adequate, as was the kitchenette. Communication with the host, Jennifer, was smooth and she was very friendly when we eventually met. We would certainly visit again, should the occasion arise!
Our family spent 4 nights at Horizons West. We were blown over as soon as we arrived when we were greeted by a friendly neighbourhood deer, then by the view that took our breathe away when we walked into the main house. Richard was the perfect host. He told us about great hikes, where to find the best pizza and even helped us set up a wine tour with his sister company in Kelowna. It was the most relaxing vacation we've had. Can't wait to book again.
We spent a wonderful 4-night visit and were treated like royalty! The host, Richard, was incredibly helpful, giving us suggestions on where to go, and things to do to get the most out of our vacation. He is extremely knowledgeable about the Pacific Rim area. Whale-watching, crab fishing, hiking, and viewing the wildlife that live in the area were just a few of the activities we participated in. Can't thank you enough, Richard & Jennie, and look forward to many more visits at your beautiful B&B!!
When my wife and I book a hotel, we always specify that we want a room away from the elevator, ice machine, etc. and no adjoining room. We also prefer the top floor as that will eliminate the sound of people stomping overhead at all hours. We like it quiet. Our stay at Horizons West only worked because we were the only guests there for much of our stay. As it turned out, the room we booked was right inside the front door that allowed access to the common area. So that would have meant random traffic in and out, just outside the door of our room. Hearing conversations and sounds made by other guests would have been unavoidable. The room itself was spacious but reminded me of the summer cottage my in-laws used to have in Ontario. There were two sliding glass doors to the common deck, only one of which had a screen. That door didn't open and I didn't want to force it. None of the windows had screens. My wife and I like the room cool when we sleep. We turned the heat off for the duration of our stay. Thankfully, the bug season appeared to be over, so leaving a sliding door or window open to let in fresh air didn't result in an invasion of insects. The bathroom was the weakest part of the room. The sink appeared to be a bar sink - stainless steel, about a foot square and 6 inches deep. If you are a plus-sized person, then the close-fitting shower may be a challenge for you. If you have long, thick hair, be prepared to spend a long time under the weak shower trying to rinse the shampoo out. Speaking of "out". Be careful stepping out of that shower as the toilet bowl is just over a foot away. Despite having a full kitchen just outside our door (remember the common area), we were not allowed to use it. We did manage to get by with the bar fridge, coffee maker and ancient microwave, thanks to the deli at the local Co-Op. The view was outstanding. The flat screen TV let us watch HGTV and The Food Network during our down time. I would only come back if I was guaranteed that we would be the only ones there.…
We were in the Oceans View Room (booked through AirBnB) - Jennifer struggled to get hold of us (due to problems with wifi and mobile reception at the last place) but bless her, she did try! We got that just after 5pm (which I think might be the time she leaves) but she was still waiting for us and showed us round the room. A large room, with small kitchen area (fridge/kettle) and small shower room next door - the real reason for going is the view which is amazing. Also amazing was the gorgeous BIG bed, which was the most comfortable we had in three weeks in Canada! You can walk into town, I think it took us about 10 minutes to stroll in - Jennifer leaves umbrella's and torches around, in case you need them! (plus tea and coffee to get you started)
The rooms are even better than the photographs show. As they have just had the most wonderful comfortable big beds. The views are to die for at the property. We can just sit and enjoy it for hours. The rooms are so comfortable and so clean. Jennifer and Richard are fantastic hosts. It is so relaxing and a real home from home. We love it here. We're so sad to leave. Only place I would ever stay on thie the Pacific Rim.
We spent two nights staying in "The Den" at this fabulous place, our only regret is that we didn't book for longer (but will return someday). We were warmly greeted by Jennifer and shown to the most beautiful suite, the views bring the icing on the cake. We spent ages just watching the eagles from our deck. We also saw a doe with her two fawns just outside the building. I honestly can't fault horizons west, we have stayed in many bed and breakfasts over the years and this is up with the best. Note that breakfast is no longer offered, but there are great places for this in Uclulet. Priceless memories were made here.
We arrived here on the 3rd Oct. and stayed for 3 nights. We were greeted by Jennifer before we even got out of the car. Wonderful host. Explained everything to us before showing us our room which was stunning with glass sliding doors onto our own balcony. Breakfast was always fresh in our room and kept in the fridge. Sadly because it was raining we could not enjoy breakfast on the balcony overlooking the Pacific Ocean but nevertheless enjoyed the beautiful view. A lounge was available again with a balcony for all guests to use if they wished. Bed was comfortable and the room had a very warm feeling to it as Horizons West is of wood construction throughout. We would certainly recommend this accommodation which must be an amazing place in the summer months. Thank you Jennifer for your kindness.…
Stayed 3 nights. Stunning location with a deck overlooking the ocean. Fantastic breakfast left in our fridge each night. Jennifer couldn't be more helpful and friendly. This was the case with everyone we met in the area
We stayed in the Den for four nights and had a lovely stay in this delightful seafront location. The views are amazing and the decks are a great place to sit. We were greeted by Richard when we arrived and he provided helpful information on the area and recommendations for local restaurants. The Den is spacious and pleasant with its own private decking with sea view. There is an enormous and very comfortable shared lounge area with a further large decking area with seating and the most amazing sea views. We were provided with an extensive and tasty breakfast each day. This isn't a traditional B&B in that the breakfast arrived in our fridge during the day for the next morning leaving us the flexibility to eat it when we wanted. However it did mean that we had little contact with our hosts which some may find strange. The only criticism of the Den was that it was rather dark and there wasn't a good light to read with. However it is a wonderful retreat in a piece of paradise.…