UPDATE – May 24, 2020
Discovery Islands Lodge Switches to Full Lodge Bookings for Summer 2020
Vacation within your ‘bubble’! Instead of B&B bookings, we are now offering Discovery Islands Lodge as a full facility, self-serve rental. This means that you can travel and stay with a group of close friends or family that you feel comfortable sharing a space with, and not worry about shared spaces with strangers.
Full-lodge booking rates: 3-night stay: $600/night for up to 8 people, each additional person adds $50/night. 7-night stay: $560/night for up to 8 people, each additional person adds $50/night. These prices do not include GST or PST (add 13%).
A non-refundable $100/night deposit will be required to confirm your reservation. If you are booking 3 nights, this will be $300; 7 nights will be $700. In the event of cancellation, credit options will only be considered under extreme circumstances (ie. a travel ban). No refunds will be issued for any reason. Please note that we are not currently taking reservations for anyone travelling from an area currently under travel ban or travel advisory.
What you get:
You get full use of the lodge and as many rooms as you need for either a 3 or 7 night stay. There are 8 rooms, plus the cabana. 12 guest maximum.
How we’re keeping the lodge safe for you:
The lodge will sit empty for a full 29 hours before and after each three night stay. During that time, we’ll do a thorough cleaning and disinfect all commonly touched surfaces, including all kitchen utensils, dishes, and cookware. We request that anyone showing symptoms of Covid-19 not stay at the lodge.
1.We will continue to operate occasional kayak day tours and rentals at set times from the lower garage area and dock. All affected areas will be disinfected following use.
2. Due to rigorous cleaning requirements, the Cabana Suite will only be made available for groups of 10 and larger. Smaller groups that want use of the suite will be charged an additional $50/night.
3. We will require all groups to follow a lodge code of conduct to help protect us, our staff, and other guests from the risk of infection.
4. We won’t provide any food services, and no food ingredients will be made available (ie. salt, oil, etc..). We will provide only minimal dishes, cutlery, and cookware.
5. We will close off access to any bedrooms not in use so that we can focus on cleaning other parts of the lodge.
We ask that all groups adhere to BC’s group gathering restrictions. Currently this means a group of 6, although that number may increase in later months. We will be offering the lodge in three night packages with an empty day on either end to allow for cleaning.
This is an excellent opportunity to get exclusive use of the lodge during high season for shoulder season rates! Head to the ‘Reservations‘ page to see availability.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How will I know the lodge is safe?
The lodge will be thoroughly cleaned and frequently touched surfaces disinfected prior to your arrival. In addition, the lodge will sit empty for a full day prior to each stay to allow time for any virus to naturally degrade. Finally, we will provide additional cleaning supplies so that you can keep the lodge sanitized during your stay.
Am I free to explore the rest of Quadra?
Some islanders remain wary of the risk of outside visitors. While we wait for more information on the Quadra community’s wishes, we’re asking all groups to bring all the food, fuel, and other supplies needed from off island to eliminate the need to visit populated parts of the island. Parks, trails, lakes, and beaches are all open for everyone to enjoy in a socially distanced manner.
Will there be a staff person at the lodge?
No, but we are only a short trip away and can be easily reached by phone . We will also be on hand to welcome you and brief you on lodge systems. Each group will be provided with a guide to the lodge and systems, as well as a suggested cleaning/disinfecting schedule and social distancing suggestions.