Two-Night Stay for Two at Harbour House Hotel in Ganges Village, British Columbia

Salt Spring Island, BC

86% of 163 customers recommend

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In a Nutshell

Hotel steps from Ganges Harbour boasts award-winning brunches; take a tour of its greenhouses & orchards at onsite organic farm

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Expires Feb 24th, 2013. Must book by 2/24/13 or promotional value expires. Must complete travel by 3/31/13. Limit 2 per person, may buy 0 additional as gifts. Limit 2 per visit.Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required, subject to availability. 48-hour cancellation notice required or fee of applicable one-night's stay up to the amount paid for Groupon applies. Must be 19 or older to check in. Credit card required at booking. 12% tax not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Oceanfront Hotel and Organic Farm Overlooking Ganges Harbour

The Crofton family’s farmhouse along Ganges Harbour in British Columbia was opened to travelers in the early 1900s. At that time, there was no regular ferry service to bring food to surrounding Saltspring Island; in turn, the family relied on their own farmland to feed guests. Nearly a century later, Harbour House Hotel is still primarily self-sufficient. Beehives supply the farm with honey, and gardens and greenhouses yield more than 70 fruits, grains, and vegetables, from carrots to quinoa. Homegrown produce also supplies the hotel's onsite restaurant, which earned the honor of Best Brunch in Canada from Food Day Canada in 2011.

The farm staff can guides visitors on a complimentary tour through bigleaf-maple orchards and into the property’s greenhouse; they might even occasionally pluck fresh samples from the ground. At the hotel's restaurant, the menu features items that use house-harvested produce; that includes the maple syrup, boiled in one of British Columbia's first evaporators, which gets drizzled on the candied-salmon benedict ($14) and maple-quinoa pudding ($8) for breakfast.

Inside many of the hotel's wood-furnished standard rooms, you can peer onto the lush grounds where goats and sheep roam around. In the harbour-view room, there’s a balcony overlooking Ganges Harbour, and some rooms have gas fireplaces.

Ganges Village, British Columbia: Artistic and Farm Community in Seaside Hamlet

Ganges Village is located on Saltspring Island, off the southern coast of British Columbia. The village brims with craft studios, where artists blow glass, handcraft pottery, and whittle wood. This creative community purveys handmade candles and jewelry for local boutiques. ArtSpring shows string quartets, dance performances, and art exhibits inside a two-level timber structure.

Saltspring Island is dotted with farms and wineries; it’s well known for sheep farming, in particular, and you can enjoy a nice rack of lamb at a number of area restaurants. The region is also well suited for cool-climate grapes, and there’s a handful of area wineries that offer tours and tastings.


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86% of 163 customers recommend

  • “Great rooms, great view, clean, and friendly staff”

  • “The hotel room was a little dismal...not "resort" quality by any means but suited the laid back attitude on the island and we had a GREAT weekend”

  • “same as above, great location, very friendly staff, loved the garden and the goats.”

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    Salt Spring Island, BC

    121 Upper Ganges Road

    # 888

    Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2S2

    +18887995571

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