Salt Spring Island, the largest of the Gulf Islands, lies between the British Columbia mainland and Vancouver Island. Three ferry boat routes and several floatplanes provide regular access. All the necessities and most of the amenities are available in the seaside village of Ganges. In addition to live music, and theatre there are many wonderful restaurants and fascinating shops. The Salt Spring climate is moderate year round; one of the sunniest spots in the pacific northwest. The Island has mountains, oceans marinas, beaches, and lakes, lush fir and cedar forests, orchards, and farms, parks, golf courses, and superb views everywhere -- no end of opportunities to explore by foot, bicycle, boat or car. The island is home to many artists and artisans, whose studios are often open to the public. Salt Spring, a renowned art community, boasts several galleries, and the famous weekend craft markets.
The Salt Spring Way bed & breakfast
is located just two miles (3km) south of the village of Ganges and is a short drive (15 min) from all three ferry terminals. We have four acres of meadow, forest and orchard. At four hundred feet we overlook Outer Ganges Harbour and islands, and beyond to Vancouverís North Shore Mountains. Both guest rooms
and garden hot tub share this view with the rest of the house. The comfortable guest rooms, which feature works of local B.C. artists, each have a queen sized bed with locally crafted duvet covers and reading lamps as well as table and chairs. The rooms share a small sitting room, patio and bath. The sitting room has a TV/VCR, stereo, books and games. There is also a mini kitchen with bar sink, refridgerator & microwave, as well as coffee maker and kettle. We provide bathrobes and slippers for our guests. Our resident cats love attention, as does our pet sheep.
The Mountain Room and the Island Room feature hand made headboards and tables made by the Host. The queen beds have down duvets with covers made by one of the local artisans. The Mountain Room features prints by B.C.'s Carl Chaplin, while the Island Room has paintings by Shani Mootoo & Victor Doray also British Columbia artists. Both rooms have patio doors through which you can see the Ganges Harbour, the Outer Islands and finally, on a clear day, the North Shore Mountains beyond Vancouver. The common sitting room features antique maps as well as paintings and Alaska native baskets & crafts.
There is a wonderful large hot tub just a few steps away from the patio but still offering privacy from the house. The view is also wonderful from the hot tub.
Policies & Restrictions
There is no smoking in the house but smokers can use the covered patio just outside the bedrooms.
We have two cats in the house which is a somewhat open plan so visiting cats would not work out, However, we do occasionly allow well behaved dogs.
Children are welcome.
Rates & Availability
If you don't mind sharing the bath & sitting room, the rate for a couple is $75/night Canadian including a full breakfast. If you want the sitting room, patio and bath to be exclusively yours, the rate is $95/night. We are open year round. We do have a comfortable cot which can go in one room, so we can, for example, accommodate a family of 5 people which would be $165/night. There are no taxes!!
We are 2 miles (3 km) south of Ganges just west of the Fulford-Ganges Rd. Fulford Harbour is approximately 7 miles (11 km) south of us, at the southern end ot the Fulford-Ganges Rd. Long Harbour is 5 1/2 miles (9 km) to the northeast , while Vesuvius Harbour is 6 1/2 miles (10 1/2 km) to the northwest.
Seventh night free.