"off the grid" luxury

What our guests say...

Below are some of the lovely reviews we have received from past guests…

We had the most amazing weekend! The accommodation, trails, views and the hosts were amazing! We will definitely be back

Who knew this spot was so close to home! If you’re in the Lower Mainland and looking for a private, in nature experience this is definitely the place. The Chalet was wonderfully maintained, the hot tub was great, and Talli might be the friendliest dog I’ve met!
– Can’t wait to be back soon!

The view from the cabin is stunning – is much so that we did not want to leave it! Comfortable cabin, lovely hot and nice sitting area outside. Warren was very helpful and even lent us his dog to guide on the walks! Feels remote and yet as really easy to access. Would love to come again and have recommended it highly to friends.

Another amazing visit in the books! I love that I can leave Vancouver and be at the chalet in approximately 1 hour. The chalet is so cozy and well maintained, every window affords a stunning view, there’s a hot tub for all seasons on a beautiful wrap-around deck, and it’s all yours! Do as little or as much as you want. The hiking trails are fantastic. After half a dozen visits, I still leave thinking I should’ve booked an extra night and with the intent of coming back as soon as possible.
Thank-you Warren for your gracious hospitality and for sharing your slice of West Coast paradise- it truly is a gem. – Kristi

We had one of our best weekends ever! It was an amazing experience even though the weather wasn’t so good, foggy and rainy, we enjoyed every little moment in there. It’s a place to really disconnect! For us, the whole place reminded us of our childhood in the farm. The soak tub is amazing and an invitation to relax after a good hiking. Warren is very nice and took the time to show us the property, his wood art, his machinery and techniques. We enjoyed his company! This trip reminded us that a simple life is fulfilling and truly rich. Tally, a sweet dog, is a great guide and will bark if an animal approaches, so trust her! We are sure we will be back soon.

My (brand new!) husband and I just eloped at this incredible place, after covid changed our original wedding plans. We couldn’t have pictured a more beautiful and intimate place to say our vows and start our married life. Warren was incredibly helpful in the lead up to our visit as well as during – he wanted to ensure that everything was just as we had imagined it and offered many helpful extras. This will forever be a special place to us, and we can’t wait to return to celebrate future anniversaries. Thank you Warren for an amazing stay, and for creating such a beautiful hidden gem – we wouldn’t have changed a thing!

Simply put, Warren has created a secluded paradise and a truly unique vacation offering. We look forward to visiting again soon.

It’s hard to put into words the magic of this place. It is so peaceful and relaxing. We came with plans for trips to lakes and maybe a dinner out in Squamish but we were totally mesmerized by the view and the surroundings so leaving was impossible for us. Warren is great to deal with and has a lot of knowledge to share of the area. The beds were super comfortable as were the cozy recliners in the living room. I cannot wait to go back!

Warren has provided a quiet, enjoyable, and serene space that is second to none. From the moment of arrival, the time spent in the cabin and its surroundings was rejuvenating, grounding and inspiring all at once. I travelled there to write, away from the noise of the city, and found myself in a clean, comfortable and cozy haven, beautifully managed and immersed in nature, with mountain views that took my breath away. Be prepared to turn your phone off, limit your waste, think about your environment, and honor the exquisite sights, sounds, walks and of course, that delightful hot tub that Tantalus Retreat offers. Thank you, Warren for providing such a great getaway. Nine days wasn’t long enough, so I’ll have to return to write some more!

My wife and I decided to stay at Tantalus over Xmas and new year for our honeymoon. Warren was truly amazing, really helpful and inviting, and he had even prepared the chalet for Christmas, including stockings for us. It was absolutely magical. We cannot recommend this place enough. It is totally secluded, and a really perfect place to relax, read a book and really unwind and de-stress. We would love to say a massive thanks to Warren and his adorable dog Tally. We didn’t want to leave and really want to come back already!

We recently stayed here for five nights. We intended on three but extended our number of nights after realizing how close it was to an abundance of tourist attractions within an hour’s drive.

Upon arrival we were greeted by Warren, a very friendly and down-to-earth individual who showed us the ropes of the accommodation and then left us to a secluded and private stay with views that will drop your jaw clean to the floor.

The whole experience was breathtaking and we have no regrets on our choice to stay there. Light housekeeping made for a clean and still private stay.

We highly recommend to anyone who loves nature and off-grid living style!!

We had been eyeing this spot online for a while because it just looks so magical and it did not disappoint. It is SO beautiful – the woodwork, the mountains, the streams surrounding the property, the hot tub, the fire pit – all so great. Plus, Warren was so welcoming. Thank you for sharing this place with the world, it is truly amazing. We will be back.

We had such a fun and lovely time during our stay at Tantalus. Warren has created an amazing wood cabin, it’s very homely and inviting with many thoughtful touches to make the stay comfortable. We were blessed with a beautiful sunny day on arrival and snow overnight so we got to see the mountains and surrounds in all their glory.
We hope to be back one day (although it’s a long way to go from Australia!!)
Sarah and Sam

This was really a fabulous, very restful 3 days to celebrate our 10th Wedding Anniversary. The place didn’t disappoint although there were a few things missing that would have made our stay more familiar and like a home away from home…. We realized it was our job to bring these with us, but after a few hours here we noticed their absence. The first was traffic- we could here it in the distance, but search as we could, we were not able to locate it. Next was stress- we looked high and low but strangely it was nowhere to be found and its absence was compounded by the total lack of urgency that we have become so used to that the combination of those 3 left a huge gaping void that could only be filled by substituting REST, WALKING, GOOD FOOD / WINE & SERENITY It was hard for the first 10 minutes and then it was surprisingly easy to slip into this new way of being :-). Thank you for creating such a wonderful getaway place; we hope to be back really soon! S & JP Deep Cove BC

My husband and I loved every second of being here. True Bliss!! L&B Oregon, USA

Considerable skill, passion, pride and motivation was required to create the beauty of Tantalus View Retreat. We are thankful for the opportunity to experience it. Your attention to detail and imagination is inspiring. We would love to visit again one day. This was a beautiful introduction to BC for us. Thank you for your caring and warm hospitality. K & S Sydney, Australia

A simply amazing find via an internet search. The chalet exceeded all our expectations and is truly a piece of paradise in the mountains. All the superlatives of serene, peaceful and remote truly define this piece of “off the grid” luxury. We will return for tranquil adventures and exploration. Thank you very much Warren for sharing and providing such a “one of a kind” hideaway. M & G

Sometimes when you least expect it, the universe smiles and says, “Here I have a surprise for you!” and you sigh, smile back and say, “Thank you, it’s just what I was looking for.” Coming here is a beautiful reminder that wonder still exists in the world, that there are still moments that take your breath away and stay imprinted on your memorie’s landscape always. Thank You T

On the internet this place looks like a dream. In reality it was far more than that!The chalet was beautiful. The view was spectacular.. But most of all we were touched by your hospitality, warmth and kindness. The hiking trips Warren set out were perfect. All our respect to you, how you approach nature with care and respect. C&N Tiel The Netherlands