Brand new marinas are rare in the Northwest, so it’s noteworthy when we find one. Last year, Homfray Lodge, in Desolation Sound’s Homfray Channel, opened its doors. Since then, the owners have been busy improving the facility.
Homfray Lodge seen from the water
The three Macey brothers bought the property out of foreclosure in 2011. The shells of the main lodge and several guest cabins had already been built, but finish work hadn’t yet begun. They had no dock, electrical system, water system, or sewage system, either.
They’ve since found a large, rectangular float and installed new planking. It provides more than 200 feet of high-quality moorage. Thanks to a river running through the property, hydropower is possible, and they designed and built a small hydro plant. A sophisticated water system now provides clean, potable water for visitors. And a top-shelf sewer system is environmentally friendly.
Dave Macey, one of the owners, in front of the lodge
The massive lodge building was nearly complete when we visited in early June. Huge, beautiful cedar beams are used throughout the facility. The lodge is top quality and it will be a fantastic gathering spot for boaters. The brothers plan operate a small store during the summer.
The lodge also has bathrooms and showers available for visiting boaters. Ice, laundry, and basic groceries are available for purchase. Electricity is not available at the dock, but potable freshwater is.
Three guest cabins have been completed and include three bedrooms, private bathrooms, and small kitchens. The cabins are beautifully finished and reasonably priced. Five other single (queen) bed cabins, with private bathrooms and shared cooking facilities, are also available.
This deck is often used for impromptu happy hours.
Homfray Lodge is located just north of Foster Point. Homfray Channel is beautiful, and a wonderful alternative to Waddington Channel. If you’re cruising in Desolation Sound this summer, we heartily recommend a stop at Homfray Lodge.
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