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)