My husband and I stayed here for a single night to celebrate our anniversary. This B&B was recommended by the 2nd best place to eat on Vancouver Island. Because we appreciate excellent food, we took their advice and booked our stay at Ambraden Pond.
We booked in late afternoon, played a couple of small boardgames by a wood-burning fire overlooking the pond and the golf course beyond and enjoyed a glass of Merlot. Later, we took a taxi (approximately $40 each way) to Shawnagan Lake and enjoyed an elegant a 4 course dinner at Amuse Bistro http://www.amusebistro.com/.
The B&B hosts Joan and Chris were welcoming and very friendly. The rooms are clean and spacious with feather comforters and giant soaker tubs. Joan cooked a tasty breakfast of pear pancake, juicy sausages and supplied champagne and orange juice for our breakfast. The off season rates ($150 per night) are perfectly reasonable and well worth the stay.
Two lovely places to eat and to stay in the Cowichan Valley.