Malahat View Guest House

One- or Two-Night Stay at Malahat View Guest House in Shawnigan Lake, BC

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Mediterranean-Inspired Bed and Breakfast in Scenic Valley

With mild, moist winters and more sunny days than anywhere else in Canada, the Cowichan Valley has a climate reminiscent of the Mediterranean. This makes it great for growing grapes, as evidenced by the many wineries that have recently taken root here. The region has always been congenial to agriculture. Nineteenth-century settlers planted orchards and sheep pastures that still linger today.

Located in the heart of the Cowichan Valley, Malahat View Guest House sits on 20 acres of farmland nestled between mountains and Shawnigan Lake. In a nod to the area’s many vineyards, the boutique bed and breakfast has a distinctly Mediterranean look, thanks in part to its natural stone accents and wood floors and beams.

You’ll find marble and granite throughout the guest rooms, which all have views of the surrounding scenery. Stay in one of the superior king or deluxe queen rooms if you want a deck with mountain or lake views. The more secluded queen suites feature private entrances and kitchenettes equipped with a bar fridge, microwave, and other appliances. You won’t have to prepare your own breakfast, however. Each morning at Malahat begins with a full meal prepared by the innkeepers.

Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia: Waterfront Spot Close to Victoria and Wine Region

When Victoria residents go on a weekend retreat away from the city, many head about 45 minutes north to Shawnigan Lake—one of Vancouver Island’s top destinations for waterfront fun. It’s a great place for boating, fishing, and jet skiing, and kayakers can take to the area’s numerous shoreline marshes. The mild climate makes it possible to enjoy the outdoors all year round. If it’s too brisk to be on the water, you can head to one of the parks for hiking trails and picnic areas. The standout is Old Mill Park, which has an enclosed beach and remnants from its past life as a 19th-century lumber mill.

Staying in Shawnigan Lake puts you within easy reach of other attractions in the Cowichan Valley, a pastoral region of South Vancouver Island dotted with old-growth forests and mountain ranges. U.S. News & World Report named visiting the valley the No. 1 thing to do on the island due to its vibrant wine and culinary scenes. Limited exporting of British Columbian wines makes them hard to find outside the province; touring the many local wineries is an out-of-towner’s best chance to taste the wines and ciders. There are also a number of family farms and seafood docks around the valley, providing local chefs with fresh ingredients to work with in their restaurants.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

Stay for two

Queen suite or deluxe queen room

  • Option 1: C$120 for a one-night stay (up to a C$185 value)
  • Option 2: C$221 for a two-night stay (up to a C$370 value)

Superior king room

  • Option 3: C$135 for a one-night stay (up to a C$235 value)
  • Option 4: C$259 for a two-night stay (up to a C$470 value)

Book by: 12/14/12
Travel by: 3/31/13

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

Amenities

  • Full breakfast
  • Decks with mountain and lake views
  • Whirlpool massage tubs in some rooms

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 12/14/12 or promo value expires
  • Must complete travel by 3/31/13
  • Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 1 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required; subject to availability
  • 24-hour cancellation notice or fee up to 50% of Groupon price applies
  • Must be 19 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Must use promotional value in 1 visit
  • Not valid with reward points
  • 12% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

Queen Suite or Deluxe Queen Room

  • Queen bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed

Superior King Room

  • King bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 3
  • Adding occupants above standard: $35 per night for an additional guest

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: noon
  • Parking: complimentary parking available.
  • Rollaways: not available; air mattresses included in additional occupant fee.
  • Smoking policy: not allowed.
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • By plane: Victoria International Airport (YYJ)
  • By car: 30 miles (48 km) from YYJ

Traveler's Tips

  • Before international travel, always check the State Department's website for important info on the destination and its entry/exit requirements.

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