Gold River’s LandnSea Bed and Breakfast

Home sweet home for a night - the lounge area in the tiny, comfortable suite

Home sweet home for a night – the lounge area in the tiny, comfortable suite

As I have mentioned in the past finding comfortable, reasonably-priced accommodation in isolated settlements can often pose a conundrum. We were faced with the same issue several times this summer, most notably in the town of Gold River on the northwest coast of the Island. A link to LandnSea Bed and Breakfast on the website of Get West Adventures, with whom we were sailing to Kyuquot, spared us the choice of a lengthy drive to the dock or having to spend the night before our excursion in accommodations frequented by logging and construction crews. Being that we were up and out the door by just after 6 a.m. that proved to be a very happy situation for us.

We arrived at LandnSea in the early evening, hungry and tired from a long day of travel, to be greeted by owner Sharron Jefford.  We couldn’t helped but be cheered immediately by Sharron’s jolly countenance and a couple of suggestions of a good place for dinner.

The kitchenette had everything you could want

The kitchenette had everything you could want

Our sun-washed suite, while tiny, had all the comforts of home – including an air conditioner.  There was a comfortable lounge area with sofa, a kitchenette with dining table, and a separate bedroom area, complete with writing desk.

Because we had to leave by 6:20 a.m. to catch the Uchuck III Sharron brought us a sumptuous breakfast basket in the evening, which, stowed in the refrigerator overnight,  got us off to a happy and filling start early the next morning. The generously-filled  basket included a cornucopia of fresh fruit, yogurt, granola, milk, orange juice, home-made muffins and banana bread, bags of trail mix, granola snack bars … and two brown paper bags to pack up anything we didn’t consume for breakfast to take along on the voyage the next day.  Needless to say, we were well-stocked during the trip thanks to Sharron’s generosity and thoughtfulness.

The bedroom is spacious enough to comfortably accommodate a writing desk

The bedroom is spacious enough to comfortably accommodate a writing desk

We enjoyed a good, quiet night’s sleep at LandnSea and the next morning slipped quietly away as the Jeffords’ neighbourhood was still steeped in slumber.  We couldn’t have asked for a better, more restful start to our Gold River/Kyuquot adventure.

LandnSea Bed and Breakfast does not (like so many other small operations) have a website, but Sharron can be contacted via e-mail at:

            The bed and breakfast is located at 546 Mallard Way, Gold River.

           GPS co-ordinates are:

Lat. 49.7821372  Long. -126.05300090000003

N 49 46.928  W 126 03.180


About Shirley

More years ago than I like to remember, I completed the Journalism program at Vancouver Community College and launched straight into a career as a newspaper reporter (thanks to my journalism professor Nick Russell and an opening at the venerable daily Alberni Valley Times.) My work as a news reporter/feature writer/columnist and ultimately, newspaper and magazine editor, took me to many interesting places and introduced me to hundreds of interesting characters over the years. I loved every minute of it, but burnout caught up with me while I was trying to juggle the simultaneous editing of five trade magazines, and for 27 years I abandoned my keyboard (on a professional basis, at least) and followed my heart in a variety of other careers. In 2010 I returned to the journalistic fold, thanks to the encouragement (nay – nagging!) of my husband. I feel no regret – only great joy to be back at the keyboard, and to be spending time interviewing interesting folks and discovering great places.
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2 Responses to Gold River’s LandnSea Bed and Breakfast

  1. Ed and Diana Sheridan says:

    We are so enriched by discovering VancouverIslandBeyondVictoria. Although we discovered Tofino in the 1960s, and Alert Bay & the Umista Museum in the late 1990s, we remain eager to explore much more of amazing Vancouver Island, especially beyond the city lights of Victoria (which we can actually see from the southern tip of Lopez Island where we live).
    You certainly helped us recently as we ferried over to Sidney from San Juan Island, and headed north to Gold River for our Uchuck III adventure. We stayed at the Land & Sea B &B for two nights, and were delighted by the hospitality of the owner. We felt so comfortable and well received. She knows how to make travelers feel at home. We hope to return as soon as possible.

    • Shirley Shirley says:

      So happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay in Gold River, Ed and Diana, and that you are finding our website useful. Happy travels!

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