We happened upon ThistleDown House luckily while searching for a nice quiet place to stay during our vacation in Vancouver, BC. Rex and Ruth were very welcoming, informative, and helpful and their home/B & B was as sophisticated and warm, charming and comfortable and phenomenal as any we have ever experienced. Breakfasts were amazing. The beds were comfortable, and it was obvious that the owners have made every effort to make each persons stay feel special, and unique. The common parts of the house were so comfortable I felt as though I was at home. A fireplace in our room, a bathroom that was generous in size yet cozy in feel, even robes to use during our stay. It is so telling that the owners have put years of work into perfecting the accommodations and service. Their past and present occupations are evident in the decor, and the breakfast feasts.
As birders (bird watchers to those not familiar with the term), we were smitten with the feeder set up just outside the dining room window, where one of our party scored a life bird. Rex and Ruth were very familiar with the birds, and the area for birding. They provided maps for us to use on our day excursions looking for certain species.
If we ever get the opportunity to visit North Vancouver again, we will undoubtedly stay at the ThistleDown House. This was a true gem in a beautiful area, and we had a great time there and birding the surrounding area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A highly acclaimed, award-winning 1920 heritage-listed Craftsman style property fully restored and filled with fine antiques and works of art from around the world. Six rooms, all en suite, are beautifully finished and furnished and equipped with many amenities. Afternoon tea is served and breakfast is deliciously creative and multi-course. Fifteen minutes from the core of the city, ThistleDown House is situated on Vancouver's spectacular North Shore. ... more less
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