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“A Beautiful, Warm and Welcoming Manor”
Review of Wedgwood Retreat

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Wedgwood Retreat
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Crawford Bay
Certificate of Excellence
BC
2 reviews
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“A Beautiful, Warm and Welcoming Manor”
Reviewed August 18, 2011

We have stayed at Wedgwood Manor several times. Our room was beautiful, the grounds were lovely, our meals scrumptious, and the hosts were good to us. Perhaps because we appreciated their hard work. Upon seeing some of the negative comments, I reckon some of these travellers must go from place to place with very negative thoughts and dark clouds surrounding their every move. Our visits have ALL been exceptional. Nancy and Andre are wonderful hosts and I mean that with the greatest of sincerity. You both have character just like the old manor that is kept up so lovely. I find it heart-wrenching, distasteful and almost cruel how insensitive some people can be, when I know you provide an excellent service! I recommend Wedgewood highly to everyone I know visiting the West Kootenays. Thank you for all of the visits that are very special and memorable to us.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with family
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Spokane WA
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Reviewed August 18, 2011

This is lovely B&B with a beautiful garden. The hosts were very welcoming and offered drinks on the lovely, shaded porch when we arrived. The rooms are very nice, with good attention to detail. Breakfast was delicious.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Calgary
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Reviewed August 14, 2011

Nancy and Andre were fabulous hosts, the B&B was step back in time, yet the amenities were modern. I stayed in the study, which has it's own porch and entrance to the gardens - my dog loved that.

The grounds were beautiful, so relaxing...and there are great artisan shops nearby and plenty of little restaurants to choose from, all within a 15 min drive. The breakfast that Nancy and Andre put together is a little bit of gourmet heaven.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
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Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
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Reviewed August 14, 2011

My wife and I spent three nights at Wedgwood Manor. After having read several reviews from other guests and after comparing it to our own experience, we think one must conclude that this place and this owners can’t leave you indifferent: either you love or you hate it/them. As for us, we found it a really wonderful stay with really special hosts.

We were free to use the entire house as well as the grounds. It was a very peaceful spot in the forest which invited us to spend several hours enjoying spectacular vistas of the surrounding mountains. Of course there are mosquitos outside – what would you expect in the woods ? – but a simple repellent and a few incense burners are very efficient.

The Kootenays are a special area in British Columbia. Crawford Bay is very quiet compared to Nelson or Kaslo, which indeed might be a better place if you are seeking vivacity and crowds. We preferred however Crawford Bay and its varied artisans... and went across the lake via the free ferry where we visited the delightful town of Nelson.
All the rooms have private baths. We enjoyed our evenings reading a book in the sitting area (both upstairs and downstairs) which was tastefully furnished with a mix of contemporary and ethnic art.
Nancy prepares yummy and generous breakfasts which were served at the front porch. Usually we had some kind of fruit salad, juice and bread, coffee or tea and a daily changing main dish where Nancy proved her culinary imagination.

If you are looking for a conventional kind of politeness, you better look for a hotel. You might be wondering what happens when the innkeepers address you in an ‘unusual’ way, but after a while you will find Nancy and André warm, open and very helpful. They know when to be discrete, but as soon as you are interested in a chat, they reveal themselves as open minded, intelligent and trustful: one evening, they left for a concert and left us ‘in charge’ of their mansion together with their two charming and well-behaved dogs.

Our conclusion ? We are pleased to recommend this place !

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Saskatchewan
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Reviewed August 9, 2010

We were a group of nine and stayed for one night at the Wedgwood Manor. We found Andre and Nancy to be wonderful hosts and were very knowledgeable about the area and history of the house. They joined us for a glass fo wine in the evening before retiring to their own home at the back of the property.
The house is beautiful, huge and we each had our own bedroom with a private bathroom. We had full use of the entire house as well as the grounds. It was very peacefull. As for the misquitos - please - there are misquitos everywhere. We also purchased a dinner package and the dinner (roast chicken, corn on the cob, roasted veggies, salad & peach cobbler) as well as the breakfast were delicious.
Our whole group really enjoyed themselves and I would recommend this place to everyone.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 8, 2010

A very limited connection with the Wedgwood family, and no historical artifacts - so onto the building - creaky, wood panelled, nice building - sound travels easily - owners live in different building on property - breakfast served on front porch. Grumpy owner has no concept on how to be an innkeeper. He is controlling and hovers the whole time. Smoky mosquito incense burners everywhere - the property is swarming with them. Free internet. I'm not going to consume tons of space here on examples of the absurdity of this innkeeper - but that said, he did confess he is trying to sell the place. So hopefully whoever buys it is more interested in real hospitality. He also stated he shuts the place down and heads to India this winter - maybe he'll stay there....

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed June 27, 2010

This was our fourth stay at Wegwood over the last 12 years and our second with Nancy and Andre. There will be many more, trust me!

This is a special area of British Columbia... so beautiful and natural. In the summer months there are plenty of tourists of course, but the Kootenays are quiet compared to the Kelowna/Penticton or Radium/Fairmont valleys. The Kokanee Springs golf course is a spectacular resort course but playable and natural, which is so unlike the artificial muscular courses that are popping up everywhere in B.C. Crawford Bay has varied artisans... across the lake via the free ferry is the delightful town of Nelson.

Wegwood has it all: large grounds, streams, ponds, wildlife, fascinating history. Down the road is a charming chapel, nature trails and the golf course.

Inside is 6 rooms with private baths, sitting areas both upstairs and downstairs: all tastefully furnished and appointed and very clean.

Breakfasts are very generous: usually a fruit appetizer (e.g. cobbler) and a main dish along with juice and bread and of course coffee and tea. Nancy has imagination, skill and pride and the breakfasts are proof.

I found Nancy and Andre warm, open and comfortable to be with. They seem to know when to be around and chat, and when to leave you alone. Perfect hosts in my opinion!

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Wedgwood Retreat
Address: 16002 Crawford Creek Road, Crawford Bay, British Columbia V0B 1E0, Canada (Formerly Wedgwood Manor)
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Kootenay Rockies > Crawford Bay
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Crawford Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A glorious heritage home at the foot of Commander Mountain, near golf, hiking, artisans, restaurants and Kootenay Lake. Set to invigorate and inspire quiet relaxation, our four suites in the Manor include ensuite baths and sitting areas. One self-contained cabin is also available. Open June 15th - September 30th. One of Trip Advisor's top 10 small hotel in Canada for 2016. ... more   less 
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