• The wooden exterior of the cabanas at the resort, with the boardwalk connecting them together

Handcrafted Design

It takes many hands to build an eco-resort

The form, function & attention to detail of Cabana Desolation Eco Resort were designed to blend seamlessly with the natural west coast environment

Inspired Design

Cabana Desolation Eco Resort was inspired by the eco-lodgings of Costa Rica. These accommodations in the tropics use local materials to create rich, open-air buildings that blend seamlessly with the natural environment.

In coastal British Columbia, local materials mean locally milled western red cedar and Douglas fir. By using these natural woods, we were able to create this same warm, rich atmosphere in a completely different environment.

Whether you are enjoying a fresh meal in our open-air Cabana Cafe or curled up in your cozy ‘cabana’ and watching the sun filter in through the trees, you can’t help but feel a profound sense of belonging in this incredible natural landscape.

The dinner table set for dinner at Cabana Desolation Eco Resort
A cedar boardwalk links cabanas at Cabana Desolation Eco Resort

Locally Crafted

Meandering cedar boardwalks wind their way through the moss and the trees on our forested island. This provides easy movement amongst cabanas and the other structures of Cabana Desolation and maintains a rugged, handcrafted atmosphere.

In addition to providing easy movement and a flowing appeal, the boardwalks help protect the natural integrity of this mossy, rain-forested location.

All our structures and cabanas were designed and built by local hands over a period of five years.

From the owner of the company to our sea kayak guides and office staff, close to 25 different individuals had important roles to play in the creation of this unique and special place in the heart of Desolation Sound.