What People Are Saying

“Stoltz Bluff EcoRetreat was the perfect Christmas get-away. Situated up the side of a mountain without a soul around to obscure the experience, the views were breathtaking, the house was warm and cozy and inviting. We share a particular interest in alternative building materials and techniques and were especially intrigued to see and experience how Leon and Tonya had managed to blend eco-building with comfort. Mother Nature obliged by providing us with a fresh dumping of snow to top off a gorgeous two day get-away, adding extra fun for our English Bulldog, Winston. A pet friendly, healthy home, complete with everything we needed to make our Christmas extra special, right down to the turkey roaster pan. We can’t wait to go back again and will tell all of our friends about the magic of Stoltz Bluff.”
– Kate & Derek

“Just back from a couple of days at the Stoltz Bluff Eco-Retreat. Sitting atop of 40 acres, high above the Cowichan Valley, this spot is magical. 360 degree view! The cob house has high end finishing, a great kitchen and living area. The beds are good. Felt like an education in off the grid living as I had always imagined off the grid to equal “funky hippy” (not that there’s anything wrong with funky hippy…….) whereas this was upscale ‘cool’. Who knew?! The Cowichan river is about five minutes away by car and in the summer great swimming… Pretty outstanding in all regards. I’d go again in a heart beat.”
– Bruce

“If you’re looking for a (very) private get-away on a hill top where you can view the rising and setting suns, and a million stars at night, then Stoltz Bluff is a must do. The house combines state of the art eco-friendly technology and design with traditional cobb building techniques in a stylistic design which lends to the off-grid luxury. It was a great place to leave the busy world behind and spend quality time winding down. If you’re adventurous Stoltz Bluff is conveniently located with rivers, lakes and hiking nearby. It is also close to both Duncan and Lake Cowichan for shopping and supplies, if needed. A great way to go off grid!”
– David

“The view was outstanding. The retreat offers an eco-retreat treat, peace and quiet and time for reflection or great conversation. The Cowichan River nearby offers tubing rentals and lots of fun. The area offers lots of hiking paths for all different levels… Overall, a relaxing, enjoyable experience!”
– Joan

“What a beautiful earthen dwelling!  Definitely inspires contemplation and relaxation…”
– Cindy