We wandered around for about an hour, but then stopped at a gas station for directions (my idea) and found out we needed to backtrack... a lot. Eventually we stumbled across our hotel though and it was beautiful. We stayed the first night of our Honeymoon Road Trip at Brentwood Bay Lodge and Spa. I stalked this 5 star luxury boutique hotel for months on the internet waiting for a deal. And then my sleepless nights paid off, I found a deal on Expedia offering an ocean suite room for $150 (they regularly go for $329 during that season).
Our room faced beautiful Brentwood BayI loved sitting on our patio that morning thinking back on our wedding and excited about the trip ahead of us.
The room was great as well, although very messy in these pictures. We had a bathtub with shutters that opened up into the room... A fireplace...And here's our very messy room. I really liked the earthy, simple decor of the hotel.Before we left the hotel we had asked the concierge for some restaurant recommendations. We stopped at one along the river for lunch. It was so beautiful with floor to ceiling windows facing the river. Here we are posing in front of a random totem pole :)And then we were on our way to our next destination: TofinoTofino is about a five and a half hour drive from Brentwood Bay- and then factor in eating stops, sightseeing, etc... and you have at least 6 hours until you get there.
We didn't mind though, the view was absolutely gorgeous. And we thought driving the distance would be a great way to experience a lot of Vancouver Island that we otherwise would have flown over.Plus it was my favorite kind of weatherAfter about 2 hours of driving, most of the drive became mountain roads. Nonstop pine trees in every direction... it was gorgeous
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