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.
- 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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