VANCOUVER — A B.C. resort that charges $3,681 a night has been named as North America's most expensive hotel for the summer months. And it's not even a hotel. It's a campsite.
Clayoquot Wilderness Resort, listed as the priciest nightly room by travelmag.com, is the eighth most expensive worldwide.
But bring a tent.
Actually, the tent is included. Resort managing director John Caton said the price of admission includes the works, in fact — the tent (a plush “luxury guest tent” with a king-sized bed and ensuite washroom with floor heating), the flight to and from the resort grounds near Tofino, a five-course dinner, countless outdoor activities, and even the booze.
A look inside the beautiful tents at Clayoquot Wilderness Resort in British Columbia. (Clayoquot Wilderness Resort)
"We've got an incredible wine cellar, premium alcohol, single-malt scotches that would make most people in Scotland envious," Caton said Thursday.
"Heli-hiking, horseback riding, river kayaking, skeet shooting, .22 rifle range, archery, paintball, ziplines, rock-climbing ... or you can go out in one of our four zodiacs and see three types of whales, two types of sea lions, sea otters — bears galore."
And there's never a crowd. There are only 20 tent spots in the entire resort and always more staff than there are guests to ensure top-level service.
"There's a time when people would say a multi-millionaire is the top of the heap, now it's billionaires — and those are the kinds of people staying here."
The resort is only open from May to September, and they're 90% booked this year.