My wife and I stayed here for a couple of nights in the Fall of 2011 basing our decision on the Trip Advisor reviews that I have found are rarely wrong. So on returning home, it was interesting to compare our experience with others.
So here are my observations. Our room #2 was quite small and cramped. There was an armoire holding an old TV and spare sheets at the base of the bed that allowed one to squeeze between the two to reach the far side of the bed. There wasn’t even enough gap to fully open the doors to the armoire before catching the bed. The bed was indeed a comfortable Queen, but the room couldn’t have taken anything larger. The bathroom was also very small with only room for one person to stand and although the house was built in the mid-1990’s, the bathroom was more reminiscent of the 1970’s. Someone else has mentioned the lighting and we had the same experience; once the shower curtain was pulled, you were in darkness. Why they don’t use a semi-transparent shower curtain I don’t know. Our TV was on the blink with colour fading in and out.
From the evacuation plan on the inside of the door, it was apparent that four of the five bedrooms were the same or very similar size. Only room #3 was a decent size, so if you are staying for more than one of two nights I would try and request that room. Rooms 2, 3 and 4 are on the back of the building.
All other points mentioned by other reviews are pretty accurate. Alan obviously enjoys his visitors and is easy to talk to. His wife is a great cook and I imagine she enjoys this aspect of running the B&B. Together they are good hosts and the common areas set aside for guests in this custom designed house are very comfortable and pleasant.
Be aware that you will be 5.5km from Whistler Village at the top of a fairly steep hill. Not an easy walk unless you are used to it.
We can strongly recommend Le Gros (previously Les Deux Gros) restaurant, only a short drive, that I have commented on separately.
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- A warm and luxurious B&B Inn in a quiet neighbourhood of craftsman homes close to Whistler skiing, trails and restaurants. A collection of antiques, oriental carpets and original artworks. Gourmet full breakfasts included in the rate. 5 Guest suites all with private bath. Longtime Whistler hosts to help with your Whistler holiday planning. ... more less
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