The owners of Ocean Wilderness Inn are committed to continuing and improving their stewardship of this wild and beautiful place.
The original cabin building was built by hand from trees felled on the property by Julius Friend is the 1940’s. Jules used to grow vegetable for the Sooke Harbour House. In the late 80’s, Marion Rolston purchased the property and added the building that houses the guest rooms. In early 2007, Ms. Rolston retired and Lori LeCount and Andy Barber purchased the inn. Since purchasing the property, Lori and Andy have pruchased all new beds and bedding, had the path to the shore rebuilt and generally upgraded the property. Many custom and hand done projects include a new front door, shelving and desk in the main hall, storage unit in the car port, replacing and refinishing outdoor stairs, remodeling a quiet space overlooking the ravine (nearly ready for use), and replacing an aging hot tub and its gazebo. They have added pieces of original and local art to several of the rooms and are keen to add more as resources allow.
Commitment to the environment
We are surrounded by green at the inn and we are striving to become as “green” inside as out. So far we:
Recycling amenties to stop the spread of disease
Use mainly natural cleaning products (vinegar and baking soda)
Share one energy efficient vehicle
Are replacing incandescent bulbs with florescent or halogen bulbs
Had an Energy-efficient furnace installed in 2010
Use a set-back thermostat
Heat with Columbia Fuel’s BioHeat
Use cloth napkins and cleaning rags
Favor organic and locally raised, grown or produced products including:
Glenwood Meats– sausage, bacon
Silver Cloud Farms - produce
Muir Creek Farm — eggs