On our trip to the west coast of Canada this fall we stayed at one of our all time favourite getaway locations. It was our third visit over the past three decades. The place is Hastings House, on Saltspring Island, B.C.
We have always enjoyed the Inn and its amenities. The food is superb. Breakfast is included in the room rate while dinner is optional. You may be served dinner in your room by the fire if you wish. That’s a bit decadent, isn’t it.
The service is always friendly, courteous and professional. You feel very pampered from check in to check out.
There are a number of out buildings where you can stay as well as rooms in the Inn. This time we stayed in the Green House. On a previous visit we stayed in The Meadow and during that visit I sat outdoors in an adirondack chair while lambs jumped and played in the meadow just a short distance away. My husband spent the afternoon assisting the chefs in the kitchen. He was very happy with the experience. I was happy to use one of their bicycles and enjoy a nice ride around the area and not assist the chefs in the kitchen.
Below are pictures of some of the buildings and the grounds. The last two pictures are of an endive, walnut and blue cheese salad we enjoyed one evening and finally a view of the Pacific Ocean when you take a walk up the road from one of our favourite spots, Hastings House.
Do you have a favourite getaway spot? What keeps you coming back or at least wishing you could go back?