Clayoquot Wilderness Resorts & Spa
With plush, secluded tents set on a pristine stretch of Canadian coast, Clayoquot offers a remote getaway accessible only by boat or floatplane. When the word "extreme" is used in conjunction with this lodge, it's usually in reference to luxury, not lifestyle. Sure, you can canoe, kayak, hike, horseback ride, and fish all day long, but when you return to your tent, don't expect a collapsible cup or mummy bag. Down duvets, oriental rugs, and four-course dinners featuring that day's catch on fine china render your outdoorsy experience more Teddy Roosevelt-with-porters than Grizzly Adams.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.