Reviews from Guests

We have been in business since 2012 & have had amazing guests. Special thanks to our guests for posting these! For more reviews, see our Air BnB listing. 

Can't wait to go back again!

My Goodness! Cheryl Ann and Lori are amazing hosts! We wanted for nothing. The listing is quite accurate, but they don't say just how wonderfully peaceful it is! We could not have asked for a better vacation. Everything is as it says in the listing. The location is very private, fun and you feel as though you're not a guest but family. It was quite refreshing and extremely awesome :) I have already recommended this place to all my friends and family. Cheryl Ann and Lori are wonderful people and their goal is you for to have anything you need to make your vacation as awesome as possible. There are plenty of stores (big chains like Chapters/Walmart/Save On Foods/ Starbucks and many more) 10 minutes in one direction and quaint little restaurants and cobble stone streets in the other direction, and many paths through the woods to walk. We had an absolute blast and an amazing rest for it is pitch black at night and super quiet! Cheryl Ann and Lori keep the house spotless and leave little nuances like breakfast and mints on your pillow, even eggs, cream and a can of coffee. We were very impressed and cannot wait to go back again. You will not be disappointed with this listing.

Kelly & Jason, Vancouver  

Well equipped- great DVD collection

We had a great time at Cheryl Ann and Lori's cabin!! We were looking for a relaxing family holiday and this was the perfect place. The cabin is surrounded by great trails and peace and quiet, but still conveniently located - we were able to make trips to a few interesting towns like Duncan, Coombs, Cumberland, and Nanaimo. Cheryl Ann and Lori were very accommodating and welcoming! The cabin was very clean, organized, and well-equipped with everything we needed. They were kind enough to provide us with a crib and highchair for our 7 month old, which really made travelling lighter possible! We were also impressed with the DVD collection, which we utilized every night. I would most definitely recommend staying with Cheryl Ann and Lori.

Elizabeth, B.C.

Slice of paradise

Excellent value for the money, wonderfully private and comfortable, magnificent countryside, friendly & helpful hosts - whatever your criteria for a successful trip or getaway, you won't be disappointed by staying at Cheryl Ann & Lori's offering. Their attention to detail is gratifying and their willingness to help with questions about their beautiful country make this a solid selection if you're staying on Vancouver Island.  After arriving at their small slice of paradise....I simply didn't want to leave. :) So whether you use their place as a base to retreat to every night OR you simply stay there and take some time away from your harried life, you will be glad you made this choice. I hope to go back some day.

-Steve, Texas


Great for young children

After a very long journey with young kids we were welcomed by Cheryl Ann who was extremely thoughtful and helpful. The house is superbly equipped and spotless. The outside areas are perfect for those with or without children. We just wish we had been able to stay longer.

-Jemma, U.K.

Amazing! So many extras-loved the gym!

Cheryl Ann and Lori are quite simply amazing hosts. We arrived late and they stayed up to welcome us and gave us a great tour and tons of information about the surroundings and things to do! It was also really nice to know if there were any problems or if we wanted to know something, even a tiny thing, we could go and ask or call them. The amount you get is amazing, all four of us used the gym, the snow shoes and N64 and just simply had an amazing time and when we come back to Canada this place is a must to come back to :)

-Barnaby, U.K.


Great for Honeymoon

My wife and I spent 4 nights in this beautiful cabin for our honeymoon; Cheryl Ann and Lori are very welcoming. There are tons of hiking trails surrounding the cabin and many more things very close! The Pacific Rim is a quick 2 hours with plenty more to be seen along the way. We are definitely looking forward to visiting again!

-Matthew, Washington


Good starting point to explore Vancouver Island

Wonderful to meet both of you! Excellent house, it was a pleasure to live in there for 4 days! We felt really comfortable and had fun to explore all the nice features! Close to Nanaimo, where we arrived by ferry and also pretty good starting point to explore Vancouver Island.

-Katharina, Germany


Cozy Get Away

Cheryl Ann and Lori were awesome hosts and we had a fabulous time at Red Hawk Woods. The cabin itself is very cozy, though we felt it was ample space for 5 people for 3 days. It really is right in the woods and comes with some lovely extra touches - including a barbecue, great outdoor seating, a huge DVD collection and a firepit! The kitchen is well equipped and we made some great meals. The cabin description turned out to be 100% accurate. Our hosts were gracious and friendly, and even called us when our ferry was late to make sure we were OK. The attention to detail was really noticeable - they provided us with bagels and eggs when they thought we might have missed dinner, and Cheryl Ann instantly procured wood and kindling when we mentioned that we wanted to make a fire. I highly recommend this spot for anyone seeking a cozy getaway!

-Christina, California


Charming guesthouse-great for seniors

My wife and I were had a delightful time staying at Red Hawk Guesthouse. We are both seniors and we found that it was a great value. It was cozy and we enjoyed our privacy. Everything was clean and the beds were comfortable for a good night’s sleep. We liked the location- out in the country but not too far from the shopping centers. My wife especially appreciated the laundry facilities in the guest house. Lori and Cheryl Ann went out of their way to us feel welcome. Cheryl Ann was very patient and even took the time to show us how to use the fancy elliptical exercise machine. Rose and I are already planning a return trip for next spring

-Paul, Langley

Perfect location for relaxation

I was looking for a place to relax and decompress and found it. Lori and Cheryl's place is exactly what I was hoping for and more. The perfect place to launch adventures from (there are endless possibilities) or, as I did, simply enjoy being still. Thank you to you both. I not only recommend others to book your place but look forward to returning myself.

-Kendra, Bella Bella


Karaoke Machine- big bonus

Five of us stayed in Cheryl Ann and Lori's lovely cabin for a women’s get together. Everything was beautiful and clean, with many thoughtful details. Had an unexpected tonne of fun with the karaoke machine! We would definitely stay again!

-Sheila, Vancouver