A Note From Charles July 2022

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Charles McDiarmid
By Charles McDiarmid, Owner & Maître de Maison
Newsletters15 July 2022


Summer is at last well and truly upon us, and what better way to embrace its warmth and extended daylight than to savour the fresh air as much as possible.

Tofino offers an abundance of opportunities to soak in our surroundings. Warmer days invite an escape to the cool shade of the forest, seeking refuge under the canopy of our towering old-growth trees. On cooler mornings, a walk down Chesterman Beach just steps outside the Inn can be a perfect way to welcome the day. Look for the yellow welcome sign, or the open door to Henry Nolla's Carving Shed and pop in to see the latest works from talented carvers "Feather" George Yearsley and Christen Dokk Smith.

Close up of "Feather" George Yearsley carving at The Carving Shed. Credit: Destination BC/Ben Giesbrecht
Clear summer evenings and the absence of light pollution also give way to spectacular night skies here. A perfect opportunity to bring the in-room binoculars out for a late evening amble to gaze up at the stars; Orion's belt, Big Dipper and the Milky Way will be on full display! Be sure to look for your complimentary snack basket in your room upon arrival with treats that are easy to pack wherever your day or nighttime adventures may take you.

For those looking to immerse themselves in the works of local artists, artisans, bakers, and more, the Tofino Market takes place on Saturdays all summer long. The gazebo often houses live music or an artist workshop, a wonderful opportunity to experience Tofino's art scene. The Gust of Wind Concert Series is back in full force this year as well, where you can take in the sounds of live talent every Friday at 7 pm.

While there is plenty to explore beyond the Inn, one does not need to wander far to bask in the fresh air. Secluded nooks around the property offer the perfect perching spot to soak in the salty breeze and listen to the waves against the rocky shoreline with a book in hand or stroll through our Rainforest Beach Loop trail to find a spot that will take your breath away. Take a peek into your room fridge, and you'll see a collection of our finest bottled cocktails, made here in-house. What better way to sweeten an afternoon or evening on the patio than with a Negroni or Tofino Sunset in hand?

I am very pleased to share that we have once again been featured amongst the Top Ten Best Resort Hotels in Canada for Travel + Leisure's "World's Best Awards". We are also recognized as a Hall of Fame Honoree in the magazine, having appeared on the list for 10 consecutive years. Our entire team takes immense pride in these results and continues to excel at delivering impeccable and memorable experiences for our guests. We are excited to see this effort reflected in these nominations.

Wherever these summer days may take you, I wish you plenty of time spent in nature and hope to welcome you to the Inn soon.



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