Friday Cabins #55: Modern Design Among an Ancient Coastline
Located in a tiny fishing village on Vancouver Island, this nature-inspired hotel features private saunas & panoramic ocean views
Happy Friday everyone! The work week is over, the sun is shining, and a new Friday Cabins is in your inbox for your enjoyment. It’s the little things, amirite? (I am.) Each week we bring you a cabin project we’re crushing on, nature-focused design from around the globe, and just some good ol’ down-home cabin content for some weekend inspo.
Last week we consulted our crystal ball and predicted design trends set to take the interior and architecture world by storm in 2023, shared as a lil treat to our paying subs (shout out you very fine and generous souls). Anyone still curious, hit the above hyperlink to sneak in the back door.
Today, we’re back to our regularly scheduled and entirely free programming with a new landscape hotel recently opened in the tiny fishing village of Ucluelet, BC, Tofino’s lesser-known, less-developed sibling. And while *any* new development in a sleepy, small town comes with pros and cons, this property is probably an ideal way to do it. So, read on, dear reader, then go forth and enjoy your weekend.
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🎣 Find Seaside Cabins, Cedar Saunas & Modern Design at The Nami Project
Located just a 40-minute drive south of Vancouver Island’s hot spot surf destination Tofino (yet a five hour drive from Vancouver city itself), The Nami Project is a new nature-focused boutique hotel in Ucluelet, British Columbia. Featuring four suites and four stand alone cabins, the property takes inspiration from Japanese, Scandinavian, and Pacific Northwest design sensibilities. Oh, and each guest room comes with its own private cedar sauna and outdoor hot tub made by Vancouver Island’s own Forest Cooperage.
The cabins and suites each have a full kitchen, king-sized bed, dining and living area, and a deck overlooking the rugged Pacific coastline or the surrounding old growth rainforest. Local art and decor put the cherry on top, natch.
Cedar saunas are located in each bathroom while outside on the deck sit private cedar soaking tubs tucked away for serene ocean gazing, or, as one guest pointed out, excellent storm watching. Elsewhere, additional public cedar hot tubs and a cold plunge are located on a spacious communal patio.
Besides surfing, there’s no shortage of outdoor activities in the surrounding area. From the expanse of the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve to the Wild Pacific Trail located just outside the property, there’s plenty of opportunities to take in the surrounding PNW beauty or grab a coffee in Ucluelet’s sleepy town-center.
The Nami Project’s cabins and suites are now available to rent for $257 - $350 CAD per night.
Pro tip: Book a puddle jumper to fly from YVR to Tofino direct to save yourself a whole day of driving and ferry transfers while getting a free aerial tour of stunning southern Vancouver Island. Also go in summer and get pastries and coffee at Zoe’s Bakery in “downtown” Ukee. It’s worth the trip alone.