by Re Carroll
Abbotsford, British Columbia
June 8, 2002
There are only 3 bedrooms and one suite. All have private bath, chiropractic beds, 300 count unbleached Moroccan cotton sheets, satellite TV and VCR.
We stayed in the Climbing Rose room, named because of the stenciled roses on the wall. The room was furnished with wicker chairs, a dresser, and lovely antiques throughout. The double bed was absolutely the most comfortable I’ve ever slept on. Both the bedroom and bathroom had individual thermostats and everything was spotlessly clean.
The spacious ensuite bathroom had a pedestal sink and tub with shower. There were lots of thick towels, toiletries, including handmade soaps, a hairdryer, and a large magnifying mirror attached to the wall.
A sumptuous breakfast was served in the dining room on the main floor and small menu cards listed the various choices. As well as cold cereal and juice, there were eggs cooked to order with bacon or sausages, cheese omelet, and either blueberry or cranberry pancakes. I had scrambled eggs with bacon and fresh fruit along with toast and preserves. My sister had cranberry pancakes and both breakfasts were delicious.
Owners John, Helen and Andy were extremely friendly and helpful. They were genuinely interested in our opinions and each room had a comment card for impressions and suggestions about the B&B.
The drive into the main part of town and the historic waterfront took about 5 minutes.
Our room was $70.00 for two which was the off-season rate. The high season rate is $90.00 which is still a bargain. This is one place I’d return to in a minute and would recommend to anyone.
From journal You Must Stop in Shelburne