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971 Aros Road, Cobble Hill, British Columbia V0R 1L4 , Canada
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Ambraden Pond
Ranked #2 of 7 Cobble Hill B&B and Inns
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    5 of 5 stars
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Victoria, BC, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 hotel reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've never been a big fan of B&B type accommodations, but this gem in the heart of the Cowichan Valley has me rethinking that opinion in a big way. Lodgings aside, Ambraden Pond's location is so idyllic, so picturesque, it's hard to believe a place like this actually exists outside the realm of fairy tales and lucid dreamworlds. Our studio... More

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at the pond for 2 nights for our wedding reception in August. Joan was hilarious and so accommodating. She didn't mind our friends and guests dropping in to help us with preparations, and offered us wine as we settled in. The guest house and suites are simply incredible, and you won't find anything more comfortable... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Joan is a wonderful host. The house is beatiful and the rooms are just excellent. Breakfast is fine and was served at a great spot with a view of the lake. the location is right in between Nanaimo en Victoria. Nice area.

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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

My husband and I stayed here on the night of our wedding after having the reception just up the road in Arbutus Ridge Golf Club. What a wonderful place! We arrived late at night but woke up to the most perfect surroundings we could have ever hoped for as our first morning as husband and wife. The room was spacious,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

My husband and I loved our one-night getaway at this B&B. Our host greeted us graciously, and in no time we were chatting about the things to see and do in the area. She recommended someplace nearby for dinner, and made a reservation for us. Our large comfortable room overlooked a serene pond. In fact, the only source of noise... More

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Richmond British Columbia
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

During a previous, too-short vacation in the Cowichan Valley we had dropped by Ambraden Pond to look at the property and the guest rooms. We were staying elsewhere at the time, but when the entrance road opened onto an extraordinary vista punctuated by a large, reed-fringed pond, we knew that this well-designed environment and elegant house needed our deeper attention.... More

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Palo Alto, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Ambraden Pond, run by absolutely delightful proprietors Joan and Chris Kolk, is the quintessential bed and breakfast. Everything about Ambraden Pond is perfect. First, Joan and Chris are wonderful hosts and will become good friends before you leave if you engage with them! They have a beautiful modern home with a separate living, dining, social, and bedroom area for their... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We had a lovely three night stay at Ambraden Pond. Joan and Chris were the most gracious hosts, welcoming us after the long drive in with a lovely glass of wine. They were quick with recommendations and were happy to help us make plans. The rooms were large, clean, and quiet, with windows overlooking the pond. Breakfasts were phenomenal. We... More

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Sacramento, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Joan and Chris are the perfect hosts, in their beautiful home. Joan is a fabulous cook. Our room overlooked the beautiful pond, nestled in the forest. We walked to the ocean, down hill past farms and flower gardens. Our room was huge and perfectly decorated. We did not want to leave, and will return for sure. This home far exceeded... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

This B & B is more like a boutique hotel. Nestled on a large, peaceful, private, property in the middle of an area with great little wineries it is an ideal get-away spot for locals and destination for those from afar. Hosts Joan and Chris (along with their Irish water dog Lulu) will make you feel very welcome and comfortable... More

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Address: 971 Aros Road, Cobble Hill, British Columbia V0R 1L4 , Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Cobble Hill
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 2

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