Category Archives: ACCOMMODATIONS

For those of us who don’t own a recreational vehicle, finding the right place to stay can sometimes be a conundrum. For some accommodation need be nothing more than a place to rest their weary head at the end of a busy day exploring the area where they are vacationing. Others may be willing to shell out a few extra bucks for little luxuries that they don’t normally enjoy at home. This section of the blog runs the gamut, and will cover everything (eventually) from hostels for cycling enthusiasts to historic boutique hotels. In addition to all the well-advertised properties up and down the Island, we are blessed with some truly special hostelries that often go undiscovered by visitors – here is where you will find your introduction to them.

Cowichan Bay’s Dream Weaver Bed and Breakfast offers comfort and calm in a Victorian setting

There has been a lot of stress in our lives the past few months, and a weekend trip to Cowichan Bay was about the last thing I wanted to do after going to the mainland three times in a week, … Continue reading

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Chemainus bed and breakfast is like living in a fairytale

It was like living in a fairytale. We first spotted A Cottage and A Castle Bed and Breakfast in Chemainus early this past summer during a walking tour, when the voluptuous front garden and captivating 106-year-old house caught my eye. … Continue reading

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Warm hospitality, beautiful surroundings and comfort contribute to the ‘Aaaaah’ factor at Duncan’s Stone Wood B&B

Over the years my husband and I have stayed at many bed and breakfasts around the world – they are one of our favourite accommodation options when we are on the road.  We have experienced many styles of B&Bs, from … Continue reading

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Cowichan Bay’s Old Farm Bed and Breakfast combines old world charm and grace with a lovely setting

There are many stunning newer and more modern accommodation options on Vancouver Island, but Cowichan Bay’s Old Farm Bed and Breakfast has captured a chunk of my heart. The 104-year-old three-storey home was designed by self-taught architect Samuel Maclure, a … Continue reading

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Crown Mansion Hotel transports guests back 100 years

Walking  in to the light-drenched lobby of the Crown Mansion Hotel in Qualicum Beach is like going back a hundred years.  The wainscoting, coffered ceiling, period light fixtures and carpeting are complemented by a sweeping staircase, comfortable leather chairs and antique … Continue reading

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Spellbinding setting, west coast ambiance define Long Beach Lodge Resort on Cox Bay

  My love affair with Long Beach and the west side of Vancouver Island began more than 40 years ago, in the days when ‘The Wick’ was still called The Wickaninnish Inn, and when it was still located on the … Continue reading

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St. Andrews Lodge and Glen Cottages offers a vintage vacation

Right off the top, I have to offer a disclaimer: the place about which I am about to tell you has been a family favourite vacation location for forty years and three generations. That’s not an unusual thing for the … Continue reading

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