Nice and Private. NOT Handicap Accessible.
We recently stayed at the Spirit Bear;the last week of June 2013. It's a very nice cabin, very private with a nice view. However, we were in need of a handicapped cabin. I have Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS) and can only move my neck. Thankfully, I have a laser eye communicator which enables me to type this. The cabin is advertised as handicapped accessible. Like many places that advertise as handicapped friendly, we have found that is simply not the case. So, I wanted to clarify the particular features of this cabin that might make it difficult for many. There are steps into the cabin, we carry a portable ramp;so we were able to get in. I should note that the owner of the cabin did notify us of the steps before hand, so we were expecting these. We were led to believe that the rest of the cabin was handicap accessible. However, the door to the bathroom was too narrow to get in with the wheelchair. Fortunately, we had a shower wheelchair that is a little more narrow so i would have to be transferred to that to get into the bathroom. Once I was in there though more problems arose. The toilet was not handicapped equipped, it did not have a hand rail. The shower was step, not roll in. There wasn't a handrail in the shower. It did not have a hand held shower head. There was no room for shower chair. The master bed did not have room to pull wheelchair beside bed. Until three years ago, I would not have had a clue what was necessary for a person with disabilities to get around and the very difficult task of finding a vacation spot. In fact, most of the places that are on the handicapped vacation sites are not truly suitable for the person with disabilities. My purpose of writing this review is to make people aware that it is not handicap accessible, as advertised. However, it is a nice cabin for those who are not disabled.
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