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Port McNeill, Hidden Cove Lodge

Port McNeill, Hidden Cove Lodge

Beautiful 8 acre eco-resort on northern Vancouver Island, with oceanfront on a private bay fronting Johnstone Strait. Hidden Cove Lodge is located just northwest of Telegraph Cove and the full service community of Port McNeill is approx. a 15 minute drive further north from the property.

The attractive and inviting property is surrounded by Crown land and is at the end of a 3km road that is accessed off Telegraph Cove Rd. The Broughton Archipelago Marine Park, a world-recognized region for whale watching and eco-tourism, is on the doorstep.

Hidden Cove Lodge was originally established in the 1990s by the current owners and has continued to grow and develop over the years. The lodge has a great reputation and the owners have enjoyed the property for 35 years. They feel it is now time to pass it along to new owners.

“Quiet and relaxing but close enough to Telegraph Cove for all your outdoor activities… Great location, we stayed in a superb ocean view room - modern and clean with fantastic views.” online review

This oceanside off-grid resort offers lodge accommodations, cabins and modern suites in a natural rainforest wilderness, surrounded by trees and ocean. The accommodations and common areas have been well maintained and provide an inviting retreat from the hustle of modern city living.

The main lodge is approx. 6519sqft. Built with west coast flair and local wood, the lounge and dining area boast beautiful, raised ceilings with timber frame features. Along with an expansive deck, these common areas overlook Hidden Cove, the north end of Johnstone Strait, the Pearse Islands and Malcolm Island.

“Hidden Cove Lodge is a rare find. A lodge with cottages that were built specifically to be in harmony with the natural landscape, by owners who cherish their land and the creatures who frequent it.” online review

There are 9 bedrooms in the main lodge, all of which are generous in size. 4 rooms are on the main level and 5 are on the upper level. Beyond the rooms at the south end of the lodge is a den with a well-stocked library and comfortable seating areas, as well as owners’/manager’s accommodations - a self-contained one bedroom suite with a full kitchen, dining and living area plus a small office. Also on the main level of the lodge is a large boardroom for group functions, a laundry room and storage space for both kitchen and housekeeping. There is a well-appointed kitchen for servicing the dining room.

The lodge is nicely designed, well-equipped and comfortable. There is a wood-fired hot water in-floor radiant heating system throughout the main level. This is extremely efficient and there is no shortage of wood supply. There is also a free-standing wood stove in the lounge.

A one bedroom cabin is situated in the meadow adjacent to the south end of the lodge. Slightly up from the main lodge are two oceanside cabins, each with a 2 bedroom suite. Next to these cabins is the “suites” building, which is the newest building and provides three very spacious, modern and comfortable studio suites each with its own oceanfront balcony. The “suites” building also has a separate laundry/utility room.

Just up from the “suites” building is a newly constructed utility building which services these three suites and has been roughed in for the installation of a coin-operated laundry room and maintenance storage space. This building has both power and propane service.

There is another 700sqft building to lock-up stage, requiring only interior finishing. This is intended to provide three additional staff accommodations with full washroom and laundry facilities.

One of the original structures on the property is a mobile home, approx. 600sqft, which is used to accommodate staff or could be owner/manager accommodations.

There is an approx. 880sqft shop that provides great storage for supplies and equipment. Incorporated into the structure is a 40ft shipping container which exclusively houses the power systems.

This is an off-grid property with substantial power infrastructure. This includes a fully integrated system with a 20kw and 40kw diesel generator, a wind turbine, two banks of solar panels (one with 285 watt panels and one with 250 watt panels). This is a heavy-duty commercial grade installation. Power is stored in 16 700amp lithium batteries. When storage capacity drops to 80% the generators automatically start up and replenish the system. There is also propane in addition to the generators.

The entire property, including the main lodge, three cabins, the “suites” building, and staff accommodations, are all serviced underground so no poles or overhead wires detract from this beautiful, natural setting and the system is better secured against winter weather.

There are three sources of domestic water. Two dug shallow wells plus a drilled deep well. Supply is sufficient that only one dug well, approx. 20ft, supplies the entire property. There is 10,000 gallons of water storage. All domestic water goes through a water treatment system.

There are two septic systems on the property.

There is cell service and internet.

There has been a substantial dock system in place throughout the years, however the existing system either requires significant repair or replacement.

Black bear and Sitka black-tailed deer are regular visitors to the property, and hearing and viewing whales out front are regular occurrences. Other wildlife are often spotted at the property and on the water, from birds to seals to otters and more.

This is a turn-key share sale opportunity. Everything needed to operate the resort is in place.

$3,450,000 (CAD)
Square Ft.
Year Built
Dug well
1400ft (approx)
$5,127 (2023)
Property Influences
Private setting
Mountain view
Ocean view
Waterfront ocean
Road paved
Road gravel
Walk on waterfront

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