A BC bed and breakfast stay can be an excellent idea if you enjoy intimate and romantic accommodations. There are bed and breakfasts aplenty in this westernmost Canadian province, so finding a good one shouldn't be hard. Perhaps you'll prefer a BC B&B that is situated in a city, or maybe you'll escape to the countryside to enjoy a more natural environment. Regardless of what you choose, you'll have no shortage of fun things to do on the side when you're not relaxing in your B&B guest unit.
Many British Columbia visitors look to spend some time in Vancouver. This wonderful city on the mainland coast offers a splendid array of attractions, not to mention a slew of enticing places to stay. Most of the Vancouver hotels that are of the bed and breakfast variety can be found in the West End district, and they include the nine-unit West End Guesthouse. This Heritage House establishment at 1362 Haro Street was built back in 1906 and offers plenty of historic charm. Over the years, modern conveniences have been added, and you shouldn't want for amenities in the guest units. Premium bedding, cozy bathrobes, a TV, a DVD player, and a hair dryer are among the standard amenities, and guests can also enjoy Internet access if they please. Bikes can be borrowed at no cost for those who wish to take a cycling tour around town, and anyone who needs to get some work done during a stay can take advantage of the business center. As you can expect at all the British Columbia bed and breakfasts, a delightful breakfast is included in the rates.
If the West End Guesthouse (pictured) is fully booked, travelers who have a good Vancouver BC bed and breakfast in mind can choose from a number of other dazzling properties. Also among the very best B&Bs in town is the Barclay House, which is hard to miss due to its gorgeous yellow and white exterior. The home that houses the six guest units at the Barclay House was built in 1904 and boasts plenty of Victorian style. In the guest units, modern conveniences include a DVD player and a CD player, and guests can use the free computer terminal if they are without a laptop. Free parking and free Wi-Fi are among the perks, and the concierge packages that are provided can help guests find fun things to do and good places to eat. 1351 Barclay Street is where this fantastic West End B&B can be found.
As is true of Vancouver, the BC capital city of Victoria offers a fine collection of bed and breakfast hotels. If you need a recommendation for one, you might check out the Abbeymoore Manor Bed and Breakfast Inn at 1470 Rockland Avenue. This inviting BC bed and breakfast calls the historic area of Rockland home and was built in 1912. The mansion is a joy to observe if nothing else, and you can hardly argue with the proximity to Craigdarroch Castle, beautiful public gardens, and the ocean. Both rooms and garden-level suites are available at the Abbeymoore Manor Inn, and should you be interested, the suites feature kitchens. All of the guest units offer numerous amenities, and special lodging packages that can include things such as a tour of the nearby gardens or a cooking class can often be booked.
Scores of tantalizing bed and breakfast inns can be found outside of the province's two largest cities. These B&Bs include those that can be found in wine country. The top BC winery bed and breakfasts are arguably found in the most productive wine region, which is the Okanagan Valley. You can actually stay at the winery itself if you book a guest unit at the Burrowing Owl Estate Winery. The guesthouse there offers ten scrumptious rooms, all of which boast fireplaces and divine vineyard views. An outdoor pool and a hot tub are among the general facilities, as is an excellent restaurant and a fun wine bar. A relatively new boutique-style inn, the Guest House at Burrowing Owl Estate Winery offers a lot of style and many modern amenities. Together with the winery itself, it can be found in the small town of Oliver at R.R. 1, Site 52, Comp 20.