In an effort to avoid being cliché by just saying 'this place was great' (which it was) I'll try to detail some of the great things about this place.
This is the second time my wife and I have stayed here (which should tell you something.) The first time we stayed here was in 2005 for the first 4 days of our honeymoon. We stayed in the Sunrise Suite and if you're looking for a comfortable, spacious place to relax this is it. A large king size bed, jacuzzi tub, separate living room area. Kitchenette within the living room area. Fridge, microwave, cupboards and dishes avail for use. Electric fireplace that's great in the winter. A ton of movies avail for use as well within the room. Oh and of course a hot tub.
The room was clean and prepped every day. The hot tub was kept clean on a daily basis as well.
My wife and I have been here in both the summer and winter-time and both have their perks. In the summer you can use the kayak and awesome hammock they have avail. We used the kayak in 2005 to visit Chocolate Island just a paddle away from the B&B. There's some great swimming to be done as well.
The breakfast provided is definitely a highlight. Pumpkin pancakes, fresh fruit, berry biscuits, stuff french toast...and the list goes on. Thanks Colleen for everything!
As for Salt Spring Island, the summer is definitely when everything is abuzz. During the winter, some of the studios (pottery houses, artisan shops) are open but some are by appointment only. All studios are open in the summer. There are great little bakeries and restaurants to ensure to take in while you're there. The Tree House Cafe is a definite must. As well the Salt Spring Island Goat Cheese Studio isn't to be missed.
Mt. Maxwell is great in the summer but more challenging in the winter. We couldn't get all the way up to the top in the car this time because of all the snow they've had!!! We ended up hiking up the final 5km to the top and it was definitely worth it!
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