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The beauty of SUN DOOR s its welcoming simplicity and harmony in an eco-friendly environment. Every aspect of its design is woman-inspired with intention to integrate with its natural setting. We thank Ken and Issac Fisher, two legendary island builders for holding true to this when Ken built the main

house-lodge in 1986 and together they built the shala in 2013.  At SUN DOOR you will feel embraced by and integrally part of the natural world.

The land is held in a forested vortex of peace and tranquility alongside Ford Creek that winds and spills down from Mt Geoffrey.

The land is healing. and the roots of SUN DOOR  tap into the historic ties to Hornby's original settlers who knew it, walked it,

revered it, resourced it, and honoured it a long, long time ago. Its name echoes the traditional 'Sun Doors' in the shala entrance, which came 

from Rajasthan in India, via nearby Coombs, and found their new home in the west coast rain forest.

The main lodge house


SUN DOOR and Hornby shine in the darker months, glowing with silence and solitude. The nuances of winter weater provides many beautiful outdoor days alongside the characteristic stormy winter days.  They are all beautiful, warm and cozy.  If you are a writer, artist, or someone working from home or looking for a deep retreat, brief or extended, SUN DOOR is the perfect place for you, year round.  We offer an expansive undisturbed space for you to do your creative work in a peaceful environment.


The Main Lodge House provides full accommodation with private bedroooms and a contained semi private splendid studio space.  

The Big Caravan in the woods is cozy and fully equipped with wood stove heat, kitchen and lounge area, all providing total comfort.

The Small Caravan is a reduction in size to the Big Caravan with all the same cozy comforts.

Minimum three night stay and weekly stays are available in all three accommodations.

For Bookings and Information, Contact Diane @

The Main House Lodge


The Big Caravan

This charming retro-rig caravan is an echo of the '80's, privately nestled in the woods, a stone's throw from the lodge house. It's completely renovated, very comfortable with seating area, kitchen, storage for your personal items, a wash area and step up loft sleeping area with surrounding views out into the forest.  A delightful hot and cold outdoor shower and private composting biffy are right nearby this sanctuary for your convenience.

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Eating well at SUN DOOR

At SUN DOOR we feast on good food.  To us, good food means simple, wholesome and hearty land-to-table meals that are radical nourishment for body, soul and senses.  Organic seasonal ingredients are the basis of all of our vegetarian meals that we serve ourselves and everyone else.  We grow as much as we can on our own, and we forage and delight in the old kitchen arts of bread baking, yogurt making, sprouting, fermenting and preserving our harvests.  We are proud to share our abundance with you and love to cook for you as well! 

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