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“Quiet and restful!” 5 of 5 stars
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5130 Brenton Page Rd, Ladysmith, British Columbia V9G 1L6, Canada   |  
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Kirkland, Washington
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“Quiet and restful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

On our recent driving trip of Vancouver Island we spent one night at Kiwi Cove Lodge......our room was "Chocolate" on the ground level. Nice sitting area, roomy bedroom, and large bathroom by some b&b standards. It was a gorgeous sunny afternoon so we explored the grounds....Kiwi orchard, large grassy area on the water, and a wonderful vegetable garden which we learned was for the owners and the food bank! What a splendid way to help the less fortunate.

Peggy gave me several dinner suggestions earlier so we set off for a little drive and found a small marina that we as boaters had docked at about 20 years ago but we knew their restaurant was closed that night. Onward we drove to the Crow and Gate Pub.......it was like a stop in the U.K., lovely setting in the countryside, and very authentic atmosphere plus a wonderful garden. Ate at a communal table outdoors and enjoyed meeting new travelers.....my husband enjoyed his burger and me, crab cakes!! Don't miss the cider either.

After a good sleep, we enjoyed Peggy's breakfast fare. Came away with a purchase of kiwi jelly too. Peggy and Doug are nice people and helpful hosts so it is a pleasant stopover near to Hwy Canada 1 on a visit to Vancouver Island.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

Wonderful lil get away for a night! Peggy and Doug were very hospitable. The Lodge and surroundings are absolutely breath taking!!! Breakfast in the morning was yummy!! Loved walking through the Kiwi Vineyard. Who knew Kiwis grow in BC:-)
Thank You a very nice and Chillaxing time!

Room Tip: If you heading back to the mainland to Tawassen via Nanaimo on a Sunday be sure to book the ferry ba...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Ladysmith, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

All because of Peggy and Doug. The perfect hosts to a perfect day. The grounds gave our guests a lovely place to walk between the ceremony and reception. Both shade and sun, and a lot of space to set up ladderball and bocce. Thank you for the memories!

Room Tip: Get a balcony... have your coffee out there in the morning and soak in the view.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

I stayed here 2 nights while we explored the Ladysmith, Chemainus and Duncan region of the island.
The lodge is easy to find, 1 km off highway 1, but a world away in feeling. Peggy and Doug have created a really beautiful rest stop for travelers. Perfect for a get away, or for people passing through.
There are 10 acres of waterfront property for exploring, this is a prime birding location. The owners have a large kiwi farm for inspection, and a large community garden for the local food bank.
WE stayed in the pheasant room, a VERY large , double queen room, upstairs, with corner view of the property, with a large anti room and large bathroom. Thank you for abundant counter space in the bathroom, and good lighting. Room had TV, books, magazines.
There are lots of public spaces to share, and the hosts have lots of information on locations up and down the island to do research on the next destination.
The breakfast was abundant, fruit, eggs, bacon or sausage, toast, coffee, juice. or waffles if you want.
They also have a self catering house/cottage to rent, which allows dogs.
They even lent me towels to wash the road grime off my car.
This is a lovingly managed and cared for home/lodge, well worth a visit and repeat stay.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

We attended a wedding near this property & the guests filled the lodge over the weekend.
From the moment we checked in hosts Peggy & Doug were welcoming & most helpful. Our large room with balcony overlooked the kiwi grove & gardens. Each morning family gathered on the deck for a delicous breakfast, a great way to begin our day.
You feel a world away at this lovely property, relaxed & refreshed. We hated to leave, but will return.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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Rossland, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Gorgeous setting and gracious hosts. We booked the Kiwi Cove since we had an early morning flight leaving Nanaimo & selected it due to its proximity to the Nanaimo Airport. We would have loved to stay longer.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

Kiwi Cove is a hidden treasure. My wife and I have stayed there three times and have also brought friends -- each time we love it more. The setting is a beautiful acreage on Oyster Bay near Ladysmith. We chose the Salmon Room, which -- with its large private deck -- overlooks the kiwi orchard and the bay, with mountain views in the background. The dining room and the secluded hot tub also look out on the orchard.

You can spend a quiet, relaxing time strolling the grounds, picnicking, playing horseshoes, walking the shoreline, and watching the wide variety of birds. You are also only a short drive from opportunities for kayaking, swimming, hiking, fine dining, and a surprisingly large variety of arts and crafts studios and music events.

The breakfasts are delicious and the rooms modern and very comfortable. For us, a weekend at Kiwi Cove is a luxurious getaway at a moderate price.

Room Tip: Go for the upper-floor rooms overlooking the orchard
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 5130 Brenton Page Rd, Ladysmith, British Columbia V9G 1L6, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Ladysmith
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Specialty Lodging in Ladysmith
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Getaway rural accommodation on Vancouver Island just 20 minutes south of Nanaimo.All 12 guestrooms have private bath and breakfast included. South view rooms overlook a well manicured kiwi vineyard with ocean and mountains beyond.A relaxing park-like waterfront property, great for group retreats, reunions and weddings. Open year round. ... more   less 

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