Authentic Interactions with Local People
What is great service?
We passionately believe that great service is closely related with authenticity, real people, and all the little details that make a great experience one that is truly memorable. Fresh coffee delivered to your cabana each morning, oysters smoked over the campfire, freshly baked cookies waiting for your return from a day of adventure. These are the moments that stick in our guests’ minds long after they have returned home.
Are there black tied waiters at Cabana Desolation? A concierge service? No, but if you are excited by the opportunity to meet, learn from, and spend time with dedicated people that love the beautiful area where they live, work, and play, you will love the unique and relaxed atmosphere of Cabana Desolation.
Cabana Desolation is an exclusive, off-grid experience. We have a maximum occupancy of just 10 guests at a time. Perhaps 200 guests have the opportunity to experience Desolation Sound in these unique comforts each season. This exclusivity means that guests at Cabana have more time not just to immerse themselves in the area’s natural beauty and the resort’s uniquely warm ambiance, but also to get to know the people – i.e. the staff – that live and work here year round and work tirelessly to provide you with all you need to enjoy your time in their corner of the world.
The work ethic of our staff is impressive. In a remote location like Cabana Desolation, multiple skills are necessary to provide for our guests needs. Our guides double as sous chefs, our managers moonlight as janitors, and our cooks are not just nameless and faceless individuals locked away behind closed doors, and more often than not are the ones delivering coffee to your Cabana first thing in the morning with a friendly smile.
Our staff are passionate about the coast and the Desolation Sound area. They have endless stories about the history, geography, wildlife and daily contemporary life here in coastal British Columbia. Cabana Desolation is not a sterile resort with manufactured luxuries; it is a real slice of west coast life that employs real people and personalities from the local area, and brings its guests into contact with the stories, sights, sounds and character of this beautiful part of the world.
Due to this exclusivity, many guests are pleasantly surprised with the congenial and friendly atmosphere that surrounds Cabana Desolation, and they feel that they leave here not simply refreshed and rejuvenated, but with new stories, new adventures, and new friends.