Posts Tagged ‘Vancouver Island Bed and Breakfasts’

BC Innkeepers Win Awards

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

MEDIA RELEASE

BC Innkeepers is proud to announce that several of our members have recently been recognized with awards.  This is awards season after all!

Abbeymoore Manor in Victoria is once again a top B&B in Canada based on TripAdvisor Reviews.  Perennially on the list, Abbeymoore Manor received a Travellers’ Choice Award again for 2017, as they have done every year.  These awards were established in 2002 and are based on consumer reviews.  Abbeymoore Manor is listed as #9 on the list of Top 25 B&Bs and Inns in Canada.

Also receiving a TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award for 2017 are A View of the Lake and Demonstration Kitchen in West Kelowna, and A Touch of English Bed & Breakfast in Kelowna.  These wonderful Okanagan Bed & Breakfasts are listed at #14 and #16 respectively on the list of Top 25 Canadian B&Bs and Inns.

 

Victoria’s historic Abbeymoore Manor

The fabulous view at A View of the Lake B&B in West Kelowna

One of they stylish guest rooms at Kelowna’s A Touch of English B&B

Relax at Fisher House B&B in Victoria

Meanwile, two Vancouver Island B&Bs were recognized by BedandBreakfast.com with a 2016 BedandBreakfast.com Award.

BedandBreakfast.com, based in Austin, Texas, is the most comprehensive global site for finding Bed and Breakfast properties, with more than 12,000 properties worldwide, representing nearly 80,000 rooms.  Finalists were chosen based on a qualitative and quantitative analysis of traveler reviews on BedandBreakfast.com from the past year, and winners were selected by an independent panel of guest judges.  Recognized as two of the Top 10 B&Bs in Canada were Fisher House Bed & Breakfast in Victoria, and Cobble House Bed & Breakfast in Cobble Hill.

Both A View of the Lake and Demonstration Kitchen and A Touch of English B&B have been recognized with BedandBreakfast.com awards in past years as well.

While Bed & Breakfast innkeepers are generally pretty humble and do not tend to toot their own horn, it gives us great pleasure to recognize the great hospitality

Cobble House B&B in the Cowichan wine region

that our B&B members are famous for.

About BC Innkeepers

BC Innkeepers is a province wide professional Association of B&B innkeepers formed for education, marketing and representation purposes.  Our members are independent B&B innkeepers of British Columbia, Canada who must adhere to the standards of our quality assurance program with regards to guests’ comfort and security.  Look for our members and our signs around the province.  For more information, please visit our website. To learn more, please contact Administrator Ingrid Vermegen

Guild Members Featured

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

BC Innkeepers Guild members La Pause Bed and Breakfast and Belle Vue Bed and Breakfast, both located in the Comox Valley, are prominently featured in the October edition of Victoria Tourism Mall’s online magazine Vancouver Island Travel.  In an article about the Comox Valley, authors Ron and Linda Kirstein sampled accommodations, restaurants, explored various recreational opportunities and visited with business owners.  Ron took many fine photos which are posted on the magazine’s blog.  In conjunction with the story, La Pause is offering the following special for those who reference the article:  Stay 2 nights – Save 30 % on the second night – enjoy savings up to $45.  (effective October 1, 2010 to May 15, 2011 – Dec 15 to Jan 7 excluded).  Belle Vue is offering 3 night stays with 50% off the 3rd night or for those staying 4 nights, the 4th night free (valid until March 31, 2011).   For those who don’t already know, the Comox Valley is located about half way up the east coast of Vancouver Island.  It is an ideal base for Mt. Washington skiing and all manner of outdoor recreation.  The Comox Valley has gorgeous scenery, great golf (year round!), superb dining, and is centrally located for day trips to the rest of the Island, being about a 2 1/2 hours drive from Victoria to the south or Port Hardy to the north.

Three Guild Members Profiled

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Destinations Travel Magazine is featuring three BC Innkeepers Guild members in its October edition:  Miracle Beach Inn B&B, Two Eagles Lodge B&B and Belle Vue B&B, each located in the lovely Comox Valley on Vancouver Island and offering unique and beautiful accommodations. Miracle Beach Inn B&B, a brand new member of the Guild, is family friendly and boasts a country setting with swimming pool, tennis court and even a Plains Indian teepee.  It is one of the few B&Bs with covered areas for smokers.  Two Eagles Lodge B&B, also family friendly, is just four years old and offers a stunning panoramic view from Fanny Bay to Denman Island and beyond.  Belle Vue B&B caters to adults, is beachfront and looks directly out on the Salish Sea (Strait of Georgia) and across to the coastal mountains.

Destinations Travel Magazine is an online publication with a reader base of approximately 1/2 million domestic and international travel consumers.  Besides the magazine, Destinations uses a blog and a  Social Media Network, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Hubpages,  and many eZine websites.

Better Business Bureau Honors Guild Member

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Hearty congratulations to Two Eagles Lodge in Union Bay, near Courtenay, for earning the Vancouver Island Better Business Bureau’s 2010 Torch Award in the Hospitality category.  Carolyn Touhey owns and runs the Two Eagles Lodge B&B along with her husband Steve, who built much of the house.  The couple fell in love with Vancouver Island and made the move from the East Coast of the U.S. in 2006 to live their dream.  Their slogan is “where new friends and great memories are made in paradise.”   Carolyn and Steve were ecstatic when they learned about receiving the award, but colleagues say they exemplify the high integrity and business honesty that are the basis of the award. (more…)

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”.