A few weeks ago we spent the weekend at Black Rock Resort in Ucluelet, just ahead of Valentine’s Day. We did a rain-soaked late night drive across the Tofino Highway, arriving on a Friday, and took the ferry home from Nanaimo on Sunday afternoon.
We had an unbelievable spacious 2-bedroom suite — I only managed to snap photos of 1 of the bedrooms and bathrooms since we were using the others. We spent the evening sipping wine by the fireplace as the incessant chorus of waves crashed on the rocks below.
On Saturday we went for a walk around the Wild Pacific Trail and enjoyed lunch in our suite. We had a full kitchen, with a dishwasher, hidden fridge, a coffee maker, kettle, stemware, dishes, and more. The little things make all the difference when it comes to the comfort of one’s stay at a resort. Top of the line amenities, cedar beams, slate tiles, and coastal artwork, to gas fireplaces, wall-mounted flat-screen televisions, iPod docks, in-floor heating, and open WIFI. Consider the location, setting, and views, I have to say that it’s quite magnificent.
Later that night we enjoyed the “Sweetheart Dinner & Chocolate Addiction Dessert” at Fetch Restaurant downstairs. It is a beautiful restaurant with modern, West Coast decor, looking out on the sharp and ominous ocean rocks of Ucluelet. Their seasonal menus are a reflection of Vancouver Island’s local ingredients and the best of BC’s wine offerings. This was our second dining experience at Fetch, the first was in 2010, and it did not disappoint.
The meal was capped off with the chocolate buffet in the wine cellar complete with a chocolate fountain, brownies, trifle, mousse, a cupcake tower, and chocolate-covered bacon. The dinner package was $58 per person and we did the wine pairing as well which was $35 per person.
Coming up at Black Rock in March, you can enjoy the St. Patrick’s Day Phillips Beer Tasting Event (in Float Lounge) March 17th and Barnacle Blues: A Whale Festival Tasting Event (in the Rainforest Ballroom) on March 23rd with live music from Headwater and the legendary Jim Byrnes.
The resort is always offering various packages such as the Gourmet Getaway or Storm Watching package starting at $195 per person, including 2-nights accommodation and dining credits. They also habe a package for the Whale Festival where you can stay for four nights and only pay for three.
Black Rock also has a spa facility and banquet rooms for large events and weddings.