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Our Haida longhouse village is designed to give you a truly unforgettable experience that will bring you awareness and understanding of the interconnection of all things. Come unwind with us and enjoy the beauty that is Haida Gwaii.
Our seven traditional Haida style longhouses and our group longhouse provide comfortable and cozy accommodations. All longhouses are built using local cedar, hemlock and spruce from our community owned mill: Haida Gwaii Forest products.
Our on-site watchman will greet you upon your arrival and is available to assist you with anything you may need during your stay. Our watchman can teach you how to build a fire, or you can build it yourself. On cold days you will find our cabins warm, and ready for your visit. Wood is available through the watchman for a small fee.
OUR GROUP LONGHOUSE
The group longhouse can accommodate up to twenty guests at one time. There are 10 rooms with a single bunk in each room. We do have extra mats for $20 each should your party be greater than 20.
The group longhouse has a central kitchen with a cook-top, and fully stocked pots, pans, cooking utensils, dishes, and cutlery. We do NOT have fridges, so please prepare by bringing your own coolers with ice.
The group longhouse has two bathrooms, one is equipped with a hot water shower, toilet and sink, and the other is equipped with a solar shower, toilet and sink. Yes, the toilets flush :)
There is an open space to hang by the fire, or to sit around and visit. Currently there is no furniture, but it's on order! So for now you will have to bring your own folding chair.
We offer special pricing for educational institutions, and societies.
Bring your pet along for a wonderful experience! Please let us know when you are booking that you are bringing your special guest so that we can put you in our pet-friendly cabin.
WIFI & CELL SERVICE
"There is no wifi in the forest, But we promise you will find a deeper connection", however we do have limited cell service! But BEWARE, sometimes you pick up an Alaskan service provider.
OUR SMALL LONGHOUSES
Each of our cozy longhouses have a queen bed and a single bunk bed. You can comfortably sleep four, however, there is a small day bed that can fit a small fifth guest. WE DO NOT PROVIDE BEDDING OR TOWELS. You will need to bring your own! If its more convenient, you can rent a sleeping bag and pillow from us for $20 a visit :) Please let us know before you arrive.
Our small longhouses include a gas stovetop, cooking utensils, in-door bathroom*, running water, outdoor BBQ and a wood-burning fireplace. You will need to bring ice and a cooler in case our fridges are acting up. For our guests flying in, we have coolers for rent $20, please let us know if you will require a cooler. We are off-the grid, and therefore do NOT have power. Altho, we do have lights!
We start you off with enough coffee, tea, sugar etc. to begin your day, but if you are staying more than a night, you might want to pack some of your favorite fine grind.
*WATER is SACRED so be prepared to perfect the art of a 3 minute shower OR feel free to jump into the river for a cold, but refreshing dip! (At your own risk of course)
WARNING: This is truly a CAMPING experience. If you plan to "camp" INDOORS you will have a fantastic time. Hiellen is NOT a hotel, B&B or Inn. Our hot water is limited, our amenities are basic, but we are located in one of the most beautiful places in the world.