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Green Acres Lakeside Resort Salt Spring Island
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Reviewed 12 September 2013

My parents and I stayed at the Green Acres Resort for two nights as part of the BC ferries vacation package, and we enjoyed the resort thoroughly and the visit to Salt Spring Island was wonderful as well. The resort was not fancy, but it had everything that we needed. I appreciate that there were 2 bedrooms for the 3 of us, and the kitchen was fully equipped as well. My father and I enjoyed sitting by the lake while my mother enjoyed utilizing the kitchen facility to cook dinner. Randy was wonderfully helpful, he was passionate about showing us what are good places to visit on the island, and he was also proud of the resort. I would recommend the Green Acres Resort and the Salt Spring Island to anyone who wants a simple, stress-free but fun and scenic getaway.

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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 August 2013

Our family of 4 has been staying at Green Acres Resort for the past 12 summers. We love we don't have to drive for hours during the summer heat to get to 'our' summer cabin. Get on the ferry and we're instantly on holidays. Salt Spring Island has lots to do (hiking, outdoor markets, kayaking, beach combing) but we enjoy the beauty of St Mary's Lake and all the activities at Green Acres (paddle boats, SUP's, kayaking, jumping off the dock, tye dyeing, campfire singalong's, etc). The water is great for swimming and because no power boats or jet-skis are allowed, the lake is very peaceful and safe to swim in. We have travelled to many places and our week at Green Acres is one of our favourite holidays. Already looking forward to next year!

Room Tip: Cabins with a view of the lake are older, rustic cabins. The newer log cabins are in the woods and...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 July 2013

Peace is one thing you can't avoid here. The lake was beautiful, there were deer and rabbits. The 'loft' was fully equipped, had a lovely veranda, had helpful finishing touches such as paper towel, dish washing liquid and chocolates. Randy the hotellier was delightful and couldn't have been more helpful. And all this, plus a selection of boats for use at no cost, for a very reasonable price. I'll definitely go again.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 June 2013

Rustic, cabin style accommodations that overlook St. Mary's Lake on Salt Spring Island. Simple living at it's finest. This is a no frills decent quiet place to stay. The manager is friendly, informative and a wealth of information about Salt Spring Is. points of interest. The cottage we rented is a 2 bedroom with fully equipt kitchen, living room with a hide-a-bed, cable tv, wood stove and dining table. There is a large deck with a patio set and a propane BBQ is included. Chopped wood can be brought down from the main office storage. Best of all, WIFI is included within the resort!
At the beach, you can avail for free water sports provided (Canoes, Kayaks, peddle boats, paddle surf boards, and row boats). They provide life-jackets which is mandatory. You can fish here for trout, cut throat and steel head. If you don't want to play in the water, they have beach chairs to soak up the sun or play ping-pong near the beach.
The best part of this resort is the beautiful sunsets along the lake. Wildlife can be seen along the lake (birds and deer).
Bring plenty of bottled water as the tap water smells a bit like sulphur(fishy); thought it's potable safe to drink. Some say it's the hot springs, deep well water, etc...). Anyways, we always bring bottled water at any trip. Another good thing about this resort is during low season, if you book for 2 days, you get the 3rd free! What can be better than that to extend your holiday! One of our better experience of outdoor living with the comforts of home.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 June 2013

I have personally stayed at Green Acres Resort an estimated 28 times over the last 25 years. In that time, I have had not one negative experience. For the majority of my stays I have dealt with the current management, (Randy), but previous to that the former managers. In either case, I have been treated professionally, courteously, and with genuine friendship. The cottages, property, and surrounds have a charm which draws my family and I back time and again.
The lake is idyllic (beavers, eagles, ducks, turtles, osprey, hawks, raccoons, rabbits, deer).
The site offers free water craft (who cares if they're dated--they work fine, and the SUP's, brand new, are of excellent quality). This facility has the well-worn charm of a summer camp. No, there are no hair dryers or 'refreshed towels', foot massages, or child-free zones, but then, this is the real world of cottages, as it should be.
I would highly recommend this resort to anyone looking for a stress-free getaway on Saltspring Island.

Room Tip: Put your latte down, pick up the phone, and talk to a real person. Randy will find you the best opti...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 May 2013

Saltspring is a delightful island and an excellent place to base yourself is at Green Acres. A warm and friendly greeting from Randy who will willingly point out all the good places to go, A superb location with a comfortable lakeside cabin....rustic but very well looked after. There are luxury cabins in the woods behind away from the lake. Deer and rabbits grazed nearby.....boating inclusive, beware the canoes (a little unstable) unless you have experience.
Green Acres is great for singles and couples in quite times, families in the school holidays.

Go to Kizmet, the wineries and of course Ganges market on Saturdays. Talented inhabitants...even Randy sing & plays at islaned events. There is even a tiny Cinema neaby. Former hippies will particularly enjoy the trip.

Room Tip: The older but well fitted cabins are near the water with great views of the lake and freedom for chi...
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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 April 2013

I am so pleased with our vacation at Green Acres. We started with a warm and helpful welcome from Randy the owner/operator. We walked into the most beautiful log cabin with loft bedroom I have ever seen. We were offered as much wood as we needed for our wood stove, free use of row boats/kayak/paddle boats. Everything we needed was there, I made a beautiful dinner in the full kitchen. There was also a barbecue on our gorgeous front deck, propane included! It was idyllic, the lake was beautiful and sunset was amazing. I would recommend to everyone to visit this little piece of heaven. I will be returning any chance I get, what a wonderful get away!

Room Tip: Go with the log cabin cottages, they are a new addition and are immaculate.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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GreenAcresResort, Manager at Green Acres Lakeside Resort Salt Spring Island, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2013

Thank you so much for your kind words. The sun is shining and summer is definitley on the way on our beautiful island. Hope you can visit again soon.
Randy

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Address: 241 Langs Rd, British Columbia V8K 1N3, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Salt Spring Island
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 22 Speciality Lodging in Salt Spring Island
Price Range: £60 - £114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Green Acres Lakeside Resort Salt Spring Island 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A peaceful and secluded resort in the heart of Salt Spring Island has something for everyone - single guests, couples, families and large groups can be accommodated. Located on a beautiful acreage on the shore of St. Mary Lake, it faces a nature reserve which provides lovely, peaceful scenery. A variety of Cabins and Chalets, are available in a forested or open setting. Guests enjoy our own private sandy beach, free wi-fi and use of our boats (included.) ... more   less 
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