A clean, quiet safe space for a couple or singles with a private bedroom in a pretty house on a one acre lot surrounded by cedars. Nearby there is a beautiful beach. Self serve, generous continental breakfast is provided. Sorry, dogs are not allowed.
Just for you: a pretty and clean private room with a double bed in a house surrounded by cedars on a 1 acre lot. You can control the heat in your room with a thermostat and a screened window can be opened for air. Two guest robes are provided and there is an empty chest of drawers for your things.
Your are also invited to make full use of the comfortable living room, kitchen, bathroom and deck. You will be just 5 minutes from the best beach on Salt Spring Island. This is east-facing Beddis Beach, a tranquil spot. A few steps away from the beach is a private apple orchard and you may sit in the gazebo there and enjoy the sight of deer in this serene spot.
Also nearby on Beddis Road is Moonstruck Cheese, a farm where gentle Jersey cows are cared for by the ladies and helpers who make the wonderful cheeses.
Beddis Road is also designated for cyclists. It winds along for 5 Km. There is no public transit on this road near A Country House in a Woodland. On Salt Spring there is a small community bus that travels on the main road of Fulford-Ganges Road and meets many of the ferries at our 3 ferry docks. The closest public transit stop is at the corner of Fulford-Ganges Rd. and Cusheon Lake Rd. From there, you would have to walk downhill to Beddis Road, turn right and walk to Beddis Beach (stop there for the beautiful view) then walk uphill to Creekside Drive, and in 5 minutes, to your B&B. So it is handy to have a car to explore the whole large island which has many bays, mountains, wetlands, Garry Oak meadows and so on.
There are chickens in the yard and cats in the house (but not in your room). You will likely see wild deer wandering by or even napping in the grass. They love to eat the sweet crab apples that fall from the huge tree behind the house.
You should feel free to make full use of the kitchen and crockery to prepare breakfast in this vegetarian household. Food, mostly organic, is supplied for a hearty continental breakfast. Eggs from the chickens who eat only organic food are available.
The spa-like bathroom has a claw-foot tub and the walls are lined with cedar. The house is a unique area because one nearby neighbor, the famed Saltspringer, "Art the Birdman", has an interesting, varied collection of animals and birds, including emus, that may be visited with Art's supervision.
If you want to sample the many events and shopping in and near the main town of Ganges is only 15-20 minutes away by car. You probably won't want to miss the popular Saturday Market at which many of the artisans, bakers, cooks, and farmers display their wares from 9AM to 3PM.
There are lots of creative workshops on Salt Spring Island. There is music at several cafes and restaurants. The "Sip and Savour Festival" of culinary treats and wines is on September 27th and 28th.
Next is the Apple Festival on September 29th. This is a tour of all the orchards and tastes of many heritage apples. Apple Heaven! There is always something to do, see, hear or contemplate on this island.
At the end of a dead end road, A Country House in Woodland is quiet, safe and restful. At this B&B your bed has a new, comfortable mattress and your room looks out on woodland. Fresh towels are supplied and changed when needed. Everything is geared to your holiday comfort.
There is off-road parking for 1-2 cars on the paved driveway. Your hostess is a writer. Did you see the BBC description of Salt Spring Island? They love this magical place as much as we do.
Accès des voyageurs
Guests are welcome in the living room, kitchen, a deck for lounging/reading or guests are invited to eat their breakfast at the table inside or outside if they wish. My own chickens supply eggs but it is best to enjoy watching them without actually touching them. They are cute and amusing.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
I interact with my guests as much or as little as they like so that their holiday experience is what they have in mind.
A flashlight is given to all guests as there are no streetlights so the night is deeply dark. You might hear an owl. You might hear deer munching on grass. You might listen to utter silence.
All my guests have been lovely people who are thoughtful. Most are quiet after 8 pm and before 8 am unless an early departure is required. I have had no problems whatsoever and all have been very kind and appreciative.
No smoking on the property or in the house (this is the law in B.C.). There is also a summer burn ban. Guests receive a self-serve continental breakfast.
Hello, I am a published writer who has lived on Salt Spring Island 15 years. I love the island and hope you will enjoy its many delights too. Your room is separate and private. There is a shared 3 piece bathroom with a claw-foot tub, The walls are lined with cedar, very pretty. I have lived here for many years so I can give you lots of tips about things to do on the island. There is a salmon creek nearby, a fantastic east-facing beach, deer everywhere. I'm happy to welcome you as guests and will give you all the local information you need to enjoy the island in ways most suited to your wishes. I have traveled myself and always enjoy getting to know the local flavour. Due to the deer, chickens and cat, I can't accept people who need to bring their dog with them.