Michael Hanson; styling by Michelle Cristalli
Accommodations: Two-bedroom lodge plus two additional sleeping quarters (a cabin and a safari-style platform tent); sleeps ten
Rates: $2,200 Canadian (about $2,167 USD) per week in May 15-June 30, and September; $2,650 Canadian (about $2,610 USD) per week in July 1-Sept1. Rates are based on weekly rental for up to six guests; there is a $25 charge per night for each additional guest.
Availability: Mid-May through September
Location: Oceanfront on Desolation Sound
Nearest airport: Campbell River (CYBL), a two-hour car and ferry ride away
Amenities: Open and covered porches, fully equipped kitchen, high-speed wireless Internet, laundry facilities, large soaking tub, wood-burning stove, grill, library
Need-to-know info: No pets. The rugged walkways make the site unsuitable for the elderly and children younger than 5.
Don't miss: Excursions to Mansons Lagoon and Mitlenatch Island Nature Provincial Park with Misty Isles Adventures; 250/935-6756 or mistyislesadventures.com
Contact info: Call 800/939-6644 or visit taililodge.com
(published September 2008, updated April 2010)