Stayed 2 nights at this centrally located B& B. A 5min. drive to town of Ganges where the Sat.market/shops/restaurants are located. Short drive to the 3 ferry terminals and the beaches.
Very hospitable & attentive hosts, Tonya & Dave. They made the made the effort to ensure my breakfast was gluten-free. Very filling full course breakfast of fresh fruit, waffles & sausage. And delicious eggs benedict on another day!
A separate side entrance leads you into privacy of the bright spacious, basemt floor with a kitchen, living rm, tv, piano, fireplace & access to a patio overlooking the sea. We saw deer in the evening. Clean room is a fair size with a queen bd & an ensuite. Bed mattress dips a bit but is minor. Down duvets.
Very well kept B&B and welcoming hosts who offer tips regarding restaurants and attractions to visit. Will return anyday!
Note: If you are coming to see the sat.market, book your ferry reservations. Brings out all ages, lots of farmers, artists & lots of traffic from ferries. Chance to buy sought after local products.
We took in some of the sites on the island tour: Don't miss the Sacred Mt. Lavender farms where you get to see the growing fields, the distillery & shop of their lavender products. There's also Applelicious Apple Farm: Owner Harry Burton offers a personal & very informative tour. Fabulous fresh wood- fired oven breads at Salt Spring Island Co. & gluten free goodies at Laughing Daughter's Bakery.
Heard there's a free noon wine tasting at the winery and the cheese farms were good. Lots of studio sites to see but most were at the Sat. market so we wandered off to the beaches instead: Vesuvius Bay's rocks are interesting, Fernwood Pt. has long bridge, & Beddis Beach is a good picnic spot with clear cold water.
Restaurant Bocado's had slow service & unfortunately, vegs were over done & others commented on the burnt food.
Gelato is superb at Harlan's Chocolates, esply chocolate & straticella.
Oyster catcher had fresh calamari & filling crab cakes. Good view of the harbour, good food;good service.
Mt Maxwell is worth the trek as it offers a top view of the area. Don't go too late as it gets dark fast/steep bumpy spots and lots of deer.
Amazing artists: Jill Louise Campbell offers very colorful artwork at her gallery. Seen some amazing wood turning pieces.
Awesome Kama Natural Soaps at Nature works/market!
Saw a huge private boat for hire: "After Eight"
Charming island that supports local arts/foods and offers wild nature & a relaxing, enjoyable stay!
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- Imagine waking up to the sun streaming in over spectacular Mount Baker, the Gulf Islands and the Pacific. Imagine escaping your regular routine at a special place, amidst a burgeoning organic apple orchard. The B&B @ Salt Spring Apple Company offers a unique combination of setting, comfort, convenience and inspiration. Close to town and ideally located for exploring every quirky corner of Salt Spring Island, it’s got a pastoral agricultural setting and all the conveniences. ... more less
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