Island Perspective


Summer has arrived.  And early too.  The weather here has been pretty amazing this month, with temperatures that one would normally see in August.   Drought-worry aside, it’s shaping up to be an extraordinary summer here on the Rock.


The lake is warm and both rooms here at The Carriage House offer beach towels for either a swim in the lake or a dip in the hot tub.    The hot tub in our Garden Room is such a hit, we added another for The Loft so that each guest has access to their own lounging area and their own private tub.  


Breakfast continues to be the focus here, and supporting local goes hand in hand with our fare.  Local strawberries from Golden Apple Farm get nestled in beside our homemade scones, or still-warm shortcake.   Locally sourced eggs get coddled and served with Sue’s home-baked whole-wheat sourdough seed bread, and Chris’ home-cured smoked bacon.  It’s all about making our guests happy!


Have dietary concerns?  We are always happy to try to accommodate those whose lifestyle choices or health issues limit their breakfast options.  Chocolate-oat bars, apple-berry crumbles, GF blueberry muffins, or Vegan banana muffins fit the bill.


Although we love our guests to feel so comfy here that they don’t want to leave, we DO encourage them to venture out and discover what Salt Spring has to offer.


At the height of the season, this little island is rockin’ with just about any type of entertainment one can think of.  From local music at The Tree House, to special guests rounded up for the Pitchfork Social, there’s sounds for every taste.  


Up for an adventure?  Rent a kayak, sailboard, bike or scooter and get out there.  Unsure what to do?  Charter a fishing boat, join a sightseeing tour, or check out the Tuesday or Saturday markets.


Things are happening here.  We hope that whatever it is you end up doing, you’ll have a blast doing it.




Sue & Chris