~Hosts were very friendly, relaxed and accommodating couple!!
~Bed & Breakfast place is spacious and clean.
~There is a common area in the living room that you could read their magazines, books, or play board games.
~We had the opportunity to stay in the Bumbleberry Room that had the soaker tub, walk in closet, bar fridge, private balcony, etc. (all listed on website)
~Checked out other rooms (Blackberry, Strawberry & Blueberry) and all looked clean.
~Landscaping: they have chickens in coops at the back, as well, self-draining duck pond and depending on season you'll see the ducks that reside there yearly. There is a large wrap-around porch from the back to the front of the house. Also depending on the season, you'll be able to see hummingbirds at their feeders.
~Breakfast: plentiful, MUST TRY their fresh eggs from their chickens!! Also available: fresh coffee & tea, orange juice, cereal, fresh fruit, plain yogurt, pasty items like muffins, ham + cheese croissant (really good), scrambled eggs.
~We drove by car and it was appx. 5-7 minutes from the ferry terminal, the instructions were quite clear from their website & Google Map. If you go in the Spring, drive carefully as we passed by many deers and fawns wandering around. There is parking available on the side of the house.
~We drove around and did little hikes recommended by the host, it was very lovely!!
~Lunch & dinner we tried little pubs located at the marinas and it was great!
Overall, great experience!!
Website launched recently: http://www.bumbleberryinn.ca/
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Gorgeous and spacious Victorian home with comfortable atmosphere, interesting decor, and friendly host. Sumptuous organic breakfasts. Accommodates 15 people plus dogs. Lots of space, lots to do. Perfect for romantic getaways, family vacations, group retreats (women, businesses, writers, artists) or some well-deserved high quality time alone. Kayak, sail, fish, golf, cycle, bird-watch, shop, relax. Gabriola is just a 20 minute float plane trip from Vancouver or a 20 minute ferry ride from Nanaimo. ... more less