I happened to be looking for a fall getaway weekend, nothing too expensive, but something relaxing, and I came accross this place while surfing the internet. After I looked up "Bowser" on a map, I thought it sounded like it would be a nice, quiet place to relax for a weekend away from my busy city life.
When I drove down the driveway, I immediately knew that I had chosen the right place. The view was spectaular. I was lucky enough to have a "Beach Cottage" - and I felt like I was right on the water... in fact, I was, as the beach is directly below the deck.
To be able to sit at the table by the window and hear the sounds of the ocean was a beautiful experience. I saw lots of eagles, seals, herons, and of course seagulls... and it was all right at my doorstep.
After spending just a few days there and meeting the owner (a great, witty, lovely lady) and her staff - I felt right at home and would and have definately recommended this "Diamond in the Rough" to my friends....... I just hope they don't all want to invade the small community of "Bowser" at once.
It is a GREAT PLACE - and I will be back.
Thanks for the hospitality.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Paddle along the tranquil shores on the east coast of Vancouver Island. Relax in our oceanfront hot tub while watching the eagles soar and cruise ships passing by. Gather around a beach bonfire. Enjoy clams/oysters picked from our beach. Hike on trails through pristine local forests. Enjoy a round of golf at one of the sixteen golf courses within an hours drive. Centrally located for day trips to many points of interest on Vancouver Island. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Shady Shores Beach Hotel Bowser