Ecoforest Conservation Holidays

Serene  *  Private  *  Restorative

Accommodation  *  Corporate Retreats  *  Life Events

The Ecoforestry Institute Society is pleased to announce the Homestead restoration is complete and we’re open for business!

Relax in the comfort of a charming rustic décor, sip morning coffee on the balcony, walk magical trails of Wildwood Ecoforest, swim in Quennell Lake, and enjoy sunsets from the large deck –  the choice is yours.


Enjoy the entire 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom Homestead for a minimum 3-night stay for $300 per night, plus $200 cleaning fee. Bring your family and friends for an immersive experience that includes walking paths in an old growth forest, a wealth of native plants, metre high ant hills, a rare little brown bat colony, canoeing on the lake and visiting nearby local artisan businesses, spas and restaurants. Guided forest tours available on request for an added fee. Custom arrangements can be made for longer stays.

The Homestead sleeps six in the three themed bedrooms, with premium mattresses and soft, organic bamboo sheets. You’ll enjoy cooking in the full kitchen with a nearby bbq, a large dining room, 2.5 bathrooms, and a living room overlooking the lake.

You’ll be delighted with our innovative design and décor. It took 14 months to take the structure right down to the logs and joists and rebuild, but we’ve succeeded in updating everything from the electrical, plumbing and water systems to the new energy-efficient heating system.

Cellular service and “pocket” Wifi are available, and for corporate events, there is a pull down screen and we offer use of a projector for a small fee. The Homestead can easily host overnight accommodations or your custom family or corporate event.

In every room of the Homestead, you’ll experience a showcase of innovative design and value-added wood creations – from hand-built bed platforms using lumber milled on site, to live-edge headboards, arbutus branch legs on the kitchen island, an arbutus chandelier and tree slab table.




Corporate Retreats

Need an inspirational and private space for your team building and strategic planning sessions? Available by the day, the Homestead is easily converted into a learning space for up to 20 people. Activities can include outside venues as well. Projector and screen available along with full use of the kitchen facilities. Contact us – we can help you find the perfect fit for you and your team.

Life Events

Looking for the perfect venue for a wedding, birthday party, or other life celebration? We’ve hosted events up to 100 people. For daytime or evening gatherings, intimate or large, we can help you customize your event. Inside and outside venues available.

Come for the experience – stay for the Magic!

Douglas Fir Room

king bed with live edge headboard

Arbutus Room

queen bed with arbutus lights

Ensuite Bath

in the Douglas Fir room

Maple Leaf Room

with twin beds

Granite Stone Fireplace

Roll-top Desk

Dining Room for 6 or 8

Welcoming Entry Wall

built by the late Merv Wilkinson

A New Kitchen

with every convenience

Coffee Bar

Handsome Custom Handrail

Main Bathroom

Main Bath

Oak Desk

On beautiful Quennell Lake

Bring your Kayak or Canoe

Bring your Bicycles

Explore the Old-Growth

Endangered Coastal Douglas-fir Forest

Contact us

For more information and to book the Homestead, please email We will be pleased to respond quickly to your enquiries. You can also book online.


Homestead Sponsors and Donors

The Ecoforestry Institute Society is pleased to recognize and thank our many donors and sponsors. The Homestead restoration was truly a community effort that could not have been accomplished without the support, talent, time, donations and funding from granting agencies, tradespeople, local businesses and suppliers, and private individuals. We humbly thank you all.

Click here to view our Sponsors and Donors.

Ecoforestry Institute Society – Trustees of Wildwood

The Ecoforestry Institute Society is proud to hold Wildwood Ecoforest in trust on behalf of the people of British Columbia. Our mandate is to promote the principles and practice of ecoforestry, a selective tree harvesting method that ensures the ecosystem remains intact and functioning as it should.  The result is an integrated landscape in which trees, plants and wildlife live in an interconnected and balanced way.  Wildwood is the perfect venue to experience that balance and harmony.

Restoration of the Homestead allows us to provide expanded learning opportunities to domestic and international ecotourists.  By booking the Homestead for an Ecoforest Conservation Holiday, corporate retreat or life event, guests can experience first hand the benefits of the forest, an immersive experience that is increasingly rare these days.  Guests of Wildwood can learn about the endangered Coastal Douglas-fir ecosystem, and how the forest can be harvested while ensuring the natural cycles remain intact.  Want to learn more? Book a guided tour or attend scheduled workshops and events.