Travel | February 11, 2019 9:00 am

Need Us? We’ll Be in a Restored Cedar Cabin Off the Coast of Vancouver.

Deep-soak tubs. Who needs tents?

One trend we can’t see oversaturating the market anytime soon: cabin villages. 

Sure, some tent purists out there will always shout “fake camping” at revamped Airstreams or tiny homes. But who cares? It’s tough to beat a restored retreat with a trail and a view, and that’s exactly what’s on the menu at Bodega Cove, a collection of 1960’s-era cabins on Galiano Island, a wooded islet just two hours outside of downtown Vancouver. 

bodega cove (5 images)

Located in the Strait of Georgia, a US-Canada waterway border, Galiano is a 17-mile island blessed with a bevy of British Columbia parks, worn-shell beaches and migrating birds. Bodega Cove sits on the island’s western banks and touts a collection of five Pacific redcedar cabins. The dwellings have seen their share of seasons, but are recently gutted, gleaming and eager to flex. 

While the exterior maintains some last-century lines (your dad could’ve come up here with his friends and a couple coolers), the interior looks like someone locked the Danes and Japanese in a room and said “Make it happen.” Unobtrusive furniture, cedar slats, stainless steel kitchenette, deep-soaking tubs … you’ve got everything you need to live comfortably and inspired between adventures in the woods or down by the surf. Keep your tents, purists.  

For more information on booking a cabin at Bodega, head here.

All images via Bodega Cove