Need to know
19, including one suite.
11am. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $345.00, excluding tax at 11.63 per cent.
Rates include Continental breakfast.
After hitting the waves, stretch out during a Vinyasa flow yoga class, held every weekend morning on the back decks. Catch a free ride on the Pinzgauer military truck shuttle to Ditch Plains Beach on weekends from 10am to 5pm. Catch some waves vicariously in the Den where surf movies are flickering across the big screen 24 hours a day.
Late September to mid-May.
At the hotel
Surf Bazaar boutique, library of books, DVDs and board games, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: iPod dock, minibar, Frette linens and Caudalie bath products. Bikes, canoes and paddle boards are available to rent.
Our favourite rooms
We love Room 2, the two-bedroom suite with blue and white gingham couches that double as day-beds, a kitchenette and driftwood details. An enormous plaster whale tail tops the dresser in the bright, white bedroom. Room 10 is airy, sweet and ideal for a duo. The bed faces Fort Pond, and the hanging chair in the room makes a perfect reading nook. Each room has a private deck and a hammock big enough for two. If you’re looking for quieter nights, pick a lower-numbered room, as they’re furthest from the restaurant and bar.
No pool, but you’re surrounded by the fresh-water Fort Pond where you can swim, stand-up paddle board and canoe, and the lodge is a five-minute car ride from the miles of sandy beaches both private and popular.
Forget bejewelled beach frocks: wet suits, breezy cover-ups and flip-flops will get the most wear–along with sweaters and hoodies for night-time chilling, fireside. The hotel is a scene at night, so light sleepers should bring ear plugs.
In-room spa treatments such as massages, manicures or facials can be organised – just ask the concierge. Pets 40lbs and under are welcome for a $100 fee. No smoking throughout.
Welcome, although we wouldn't bring the little ones on weekends, when a boozy party atmosphere pervades. There are high-chairs and a kids’ menu at the restaurant.