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B&B at Salt Spring Apple Company
Reviewed April 3, 2012

This was my first B&B experience. I'm used to the free breakfasts hotels and motels offer, so I was blown away by the breakfast we got here. Two different (and ample) ones on two different mornings. Both times were excellent and I had to stop myself after two huge servings. That kept us going until late in the afternoon.

The other B, our bed, was also comfortable and we had our own bathroom/shower. The house is located on what's going to be an apple orchard. Right now, there's not much there, but it does leave an unimpeded view of the ocean.

The hosts were helpful about what to see and do on Salt Spring and the place is within walking distance of "downtown". The house had a number of games (our son wanted to play Monopoly so we did -- ugh) and a TV. It rained and snowed our whole visit so there was more indoor time than anticipated, but what are you gonna do? It's weather. Our son also loved the big, docile dog the owners have as a pet.

There was one other guest while we were there. Me being the anti-social type, I'd have preferred none, but part of the charm, I guess, of a B&B is sharing space with people you don't know. Crisis was averted when the other guest was cooking something for the longest time in the oven around the time we wanted to use it but our hosts offered to let us use the upstairs one.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with family
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SSAppleCo, Owner at B&B at Salt Spring Apple Company, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2013

Thank you for your review, Guy.

We're glad you tried a B&B experience and that you were comfortable and well fed.

We are sorry that your dinner plans were delayed because of another guest. We are working to find a solution to avoid this sort of situation in the future.

We do suggest you try our self-contained studio accommodations the next time you visit. That way, you get the food and comfort you found satisfying last time, along with the complete privacy that you prefer.

We look forward to seeing you again some time soon.

-- Brian and Peri

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Reviewed August 24, 2008

Stayed 2 nights at this centrally located B& B. A 5min. drive to town of Ganges where the Sat.market/shops/restaurants are located. Short drive to the 3 ferry terminals and the beaches.

Very hospitable & attentive hosts, Tonya & Dave. They made the made the effort to ensure my breakfast was gluten-free. Very filling full course breakfast of fresh fruit, waffles & sausage. And delicious eggs benedict on another day!

A separate side entrance leads you into privacy of the bright spacious, basemt floor with a kitchen, living rm, tv, piano, fireplace & access to a patio overlooking the sea. We saw deer in the evening. Clean room is a fair size with a queen bd & an ensuite. Bed mattress dips a bit but is minor. Down duvets.

Very well kept B&B and welcoming hosts who offer tips regarding restaurants and attractions to visit. Will return anyday!

Note: If you are coming to see the sat.market, book your ferry reservations. Brings out all ages, lots of farmers, artists & lots of traffic from ferries. Chance to buy sought after local products.

We took in some of the sites on the island tour: Don't miss the Sacred Mt. Lavender farms where you get to see the growing fields, the distillery & shop of their lavender products. There's also Applelicious Apple Farm: Owner Harry Burton offers a personal & very informative tour. Fabulous fresh wood- fired oven breads at Salt Spring Island Co. & gluten free goodies at Laughing Daughter's Bakery.

Heard there's a free noon wine tasting at the winery and the cheese farms were good. Lots of studio sites to see but most were at the Sat. market so we wandered off to the beaches instead: Vesuvius Bay's rocks are interesting, Fernwood Pt. has long bridge, & Beddis Beach is a good picnic spot with clear cold water.

Restaurant Bocado's had slow service & unfortunately, vegs were over done & others commented on the burnt food.
Gelato is superb at Harlan's Chocolates, esply chocolate & straticella.
Oyster catcher had fresh calamari & filling crab cakes. Good view of the harbour, good food;good service.

Mt Maxwell is worth the trek as it offers a top view of the area. Don't go too late as it gets dark fast/steep bumpy spots and lots of deer.

Amazing artists: Jill Louise Campbell offers very colorful artwork at her gallery. Seen some amazing wood turning pieces.
Awesome Kama Natural Soaps at Nature works/market!

Saw a huge private boat for hire: "After Eight"

Charming island that supports local arts/foods and offers wild nature & a relaxing, enjoyable stay!

  • Stayed: August 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 23, 2007

My wife and I are not devout B&Bers but there isn't much else on Saltspring Island. We rolled on to Saltspring Island on Saturday afternoon and went directly to the Visitor Center in Ganges to see what was available. A delightful volunteer named Ann scanned the list and found an opening at Always Welcome B&B. We reserved two nights over the phone and hustled right over. The owners, Tanya and David, welcomed us and showed us to our room. They converted part of their house into two great suites. In addition there is an available kitchen and comfortable sitting room with books, tv, games, etc. The house has a lovely view of the water. The breakfast was delicious and presented nicely..We would not hesitate to return in the future.

Two nights on Saltspring Island is just right. Saturdays feature the market in the park with many artists displaying their wares. You can tour the entire island and visit the studios of the artists in a day. I would recommend getting ferry reservations to leave the island if you are headed back to the mainland. The scenery is beautiful as you wind among the islands.

Stayed: August 2007
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Reviewed August 12, 2007

This bed and breakfast was very clean and quiet. The view is nice. The guests get the entire basement (there are two bedrooms so you share with another guest.) You also get a full working kitchen -though they discourage cooking gigantic multicourse dinners.

It is expensive, but I haven't stayed on any other bed and breakfast in the gulf islands, so I can't compare.

The only down side is that you have no choice of breakfast food or time: it's at 8:30 and you eat what they put in front of you, which was too rich for me.

  • Stayed: July 2007, traveled as a couple
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Stayed: August 2015
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Reviewed July 25, 2013
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: 529 Fulford-Ganges Rd, British Columbia V8K 2K1, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Salt Spring Island
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #28 of 44 B&Bs / Inns in Salt Spring Island
Price Range: $128 - $159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Imagine waking up to the sun streaming in over spectacular Mount Baker, the Gulf Islands and the Pacific. Imagine escaping your regular routine at a special place, amidst a burgeoning organic apple orchard. The B&B @ Salt Spring Apple Company offers a unique combination of setting, comfort, convenience and inspiration. Close to town and ideally located for exploring every quirky corner of Salt Spring Island, it’s got a pastoral agricultural setting and all the conveniences. ... more   less 
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