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 own local mill.
Our Site Manager, Samantha Liddle, will greet you upon your arrival and is available to assist you with anything you may need during your stay. On cold days you will find our cabins warm, and ready for your visit. Firewood for heating the cabin is included with your stay, and our Site Manager can show you how to build and manage your fire, if needed.
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 a pet-friendly cabin.
WI-FI & CELL SERVICE
There is no wi-fi in the forest, but we promise you will find a deeper connection...….. Limited cel service is available, but please be aware when using your phone, sometimes you pick up an Alaskan service provider, and this will result in high roaming charges with most providers. Check with your phone service provider to see if they offer network coverage that reaches Haida Gwaii.
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 $15 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, small propane fridge and a wood-burning fireplace. 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.
We are off-the grid in an environmentally sensitive area. Limited electricity is available for guests to use, but is subject to interruptions and power outages. Interruptions in electrical service will not result in refunds, or discounts on the price of your stay.
*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 RUSTIC 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.
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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 that is fully stocked with pots, pans, cooking utensils, dishes, and cutlery.
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 living space for visiting around the fire. You may want to bring folding camp chairs for your comfort.