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Some of the Best in Canada

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

2012 Travellers' Choice Awards

 

 

 

 

 

Every year we sit around the television to watch the annual movie, music, television, and broadway awards being handed out to the stars we all admire. And being Canadian, we are always so proud to see one of our own up on stage giving a thank you speech. Well, this is true for the hospitality and tourism world as well. Even though we may not get to dress up in $1,000 gowns and tuxedos, it is still an honor to be recognized for all the hard work and determination that is put into providing a magical experience. And in the 2012 Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice Awards, the BC Innkeepers Guild is proud to say that 9 members have been recognized in the top 25 B&Bs and Inns in Canada. We would like to congratulate and thank everyone for their passion and devotion in making British Columbia one of the World’s most desired destinations, and would like to devote this blog post to those who ranked in Canada’s top 25.

1) Abbeymoore Manor Bed & Breakfast and Inn: Located the historic Rockland district of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, Abbeymoore is an exquisite 1912 Edwardian mansion offering comfortably elegant accommodation in five gorgeous heritage bedrooms. Spacious, self-contained private garden suites are also available.
 

7) Bostrom’s B&B on Little Beach Bay: Located in Ucluelet, Bostrom’s B&B boasts amazing ocean views from all rooms, hot tub, and decks. 3 levels of decks have barbeques and a teak dining suites. Luxury meets fun in the games room with snooker, darts, and so much more. Join fellow travelers for delicious gourmet breakfasts or dine in the privacy of your room.

8) Bee & Thistle Guest House: The Bee & Thistle is a perfect base for exploring the gorgeous city of Vancouver. Whether you are there for a vacation, visiting relatives or on business, you will love the warmth of this lovely heritage Bed & Breakfast, only minutes by car from the heart of the shopping & business district.

12) ThistleDown House: Located in North Vancouver, ThistleDown House’ internationally acclaimed heritage, style, comfort and fine hospitality make it a gem in the middle of a beautiful city. With six exquisite en-suite rooms to choose from, Afternoon Tea and deliciously creative multi-course breakfasts, you will love every minute of your stay.

16) West End Guest House: Located in Vancouver and built in 1906, this gracious lady has been transformed into a modern Bed & Breakfast with special emphasis on the amenities to make your stay smooth and comfortable. The inn itself is filled with antiques and a photo collection from the early days of Vancouver. Parking, Wi-Fi, and bikes to borrow are all included.

18) A View of the Lake Bed & Breakfast is located in West Kelowna, British Columbia.  Enjoy a unique experience with the resident Chef as he creates your three course breakfast from his demonstration kitchen using the freshest of local ingredients. The contemporary home offers an expansive lounge and patio area for all guests and is close to the Westside Wineries and only minutes from Kelowna.

20) Apple Blossom Bed & Breakfast: If you enjoy a view and gardens, you’ll love this West Kelowna Bed and Breakfast. All Bed and Breakfast rooms have a view of the lake and gardens. Wake up to the sound of local song birds after a good night’s rest on comfortable beds before enjoying your 3 course full country-style breakfast.

21) Albion Manor Bed & Breakfast: Welcome to Victoria’s Victorian Jewel just a 5 minute walk from the ferries, downtown and major attractions. Situated in a beautiful garden, Albion Manor features delightful architectural details. Enjoy gourmet breakfasts in a tastefully decorated ambiance with antique furnishings and art.

25) Long Lake Waterfront B&B: Located in Nanaimo, the Long Lake Waterfront Bed & Breakfast provides a romantic private lakeside lifestyle with reflections on the water in your canoe/kayaks. Hot tub, King size beds, wifi, float plane accessible. Your day trip center for Vancouver Island. Warm hospitality and hot breakfasts.

So what are you waiting for? Get out and book your next vacation at one of Canada’s top Bed & Breakfasts and Inns!

2011Travelers’ Choice Awards

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

The reviews are in for Trip Advisor’s 2011 Travelers Choice best Canadian B&Bs and 6 of the top 10 are BC Bed & Breakfasts, and 4 of the top 10 are Guild Members.  The hard working winners are ThistleDown House (North Vancouver), Abbeymoore Manor (Victoria), The West End Guest House (Vancouver) and Apple Blossom B&B (West Kelowna).   Trip Advisor awards mean a lot to B&B innkeepers because they are based solely on guest reviews and cannot be bought or self-nominated.  The fact that 40% of Canada’s top 10 voted Bed and Breakfasts are members of the British Columbia Bed and Breakfast Innkeepers Guild is a good indicator of the quality of our members and their dedication to providing guests with enjoyable and memorable stays.

West End Guest House

Each B&B is unique.  That is, for me,what makes staying at B&Bs particularly fun since I KNOW I can count on Guild members to be top quality in both accommodations and service and yet so very different in design, look and feel.

All BC Innkeepers members are also Tourism BC approved and many are also Canada Select rated.  The most important thing about great B&Bs is simple: we innkeepers love what we do, so we do it very well.

Speaking of owners, hearty congratulations to the Innkeepers: Anne, Ian and Michelle at Abbeymoore Manor; Ruth and Rex at ThistleDown House; Evan and Ron at The West End Guest House and Jeanette and John (pictured) at Apple Blossom B&B!

Where ever you go in British Columbia you can “rest assured” your BC Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers Guild members will make your stay a special one.

One of BC’s Best Innkeepers Wins Victoria Hospitality Award

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Anne Mosher of  Abbeymoore Manor was just awarded the Victoria Hospitality Award for June 2010.   Anne’s partner, Ian MacPhee, says “Fourteen ambassadors from the City of Victoria descended on Abbeymoore and lavished gifts and praise upon her. It was fun watching her be speechless for a change!”

Anne’s act of incredible hospitality was to help out a visitor who was coming to town to assess her aging Godmother who was living on her own. The visitor had called Abbeymoore to inquire about staying there and Anne offered to provide a cot (delivered) at no charge so the lady could stay with her Godmother. The cot was delivered along with freshly baked scones and the visit went well.

Since 1994, the Victoria Hospitality Award Program (VHAP) has encouraged outstanding hospitality by recognizing individuals, companies and associations from the Greater Victoria area that go out of their way to make visitors, and locals, feel like there’s no better place to visit or live.   Anne and Ian have previously won the BC B&B Innkeepers Guild’s own Moyra Turner Hospitality Award.  Fellow innkeepers are not surprised that the city of Victoria has recognized Anne.   She is hospitable and caring and sets a high standard for us all.

Guild Members Recognized by MD’s and Airlines too!

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

Abbeymoore Manor

It’s no surprise when elegant Victoria BC accommodations generate interest and excitement, but when three out of four in one article are members of BC’s Best B&Bs, it warrants taking note.  An enthusiastic Jeremy Ferguson, writing  for Doctor’s Review, featured three Guild members – Abbeymoore Manor, Fairholme Manor, and Villa Marco Polo – in a flattering article available at www.doctorsreview.com/features/victorias-aristocratic-bbs/.

In a separate piece author Suzanne Morphet, for Westjet Airlines, captures the essence of Abbeymoore Manor in a beautifully crafted feature available at http://www.upmagazine.com/story/article/abbeymoore-manor  As she says in her article “…The reason people love this place is because Ian and Anne care to get to know you”.

BC B&Bs win Trip Advisor Travellers Choice Awards

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Welcome to the first post of the BC Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers Guild blog.  We’ve just launched our new website and added a blog in order to give the travelling public and our members the most complete and informative website in the travel industry. It is all about British Columbia and the superb Bed and Breakfast members of the Guild.  We look forward to visitors’ comments and help from our member B&Bs in discovering and informing our readers of the multitude of fun and interesting events taking place in this most beautiful of places, British Columbia.

Membership in the British Columbia Bed and Breakfast Innkeepers Guild is not just about a B&B paying annual dues.  The standards are high, each B&B inn is inspected and all are Tourism BC approved.  Many are Canada Select rated. 

We are excited to acknowledge two Guild members for the outstanding recognition each has received— Abbeymoore Manor Bed and Breakfast Inn in Victoria is Trip Advisor’s Annual Travellers Choice Awards pick for the best B&B in Canada and in all of North America, and number two in the world!  ThistleDown House B&B  in North Vancouver is ranked the number 9 B&B in all of Canada.  These two superb B&Bs epitomize the excellence all Guild members strive to reach, and we are proud to have them as members of the Guild!