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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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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Victoria BC
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our group, which stayed at Ambraden Pond B&B for a weekend in November, included a mother and her two adult daughters. From the moment we stepped through the front door until the time we left two days later, we were absolutely impressed with everything about this hidden paradise in the Cowichan Valley. The property is tucked away, well off the... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We stayed in Cobble Hill for two nights and during our stay we loved staying at Ambradeen Pond, which is as beautiful and relaxing as its pictures. Our hosts were friendly and provided amazing food and great attention to detail. Our time there was the perfect mix of privacy and good company and excellent breakfast, we plan to stay there... More 

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Victoria, BC, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 hotel reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

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 September 2, 2014

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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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

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
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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
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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
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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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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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