Harbour House Hotel

2-Night Stay at Harbour House Hotel in Ganges Village, BC

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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 2.5-acre organic farm with honey, and gardens and greenhouses yield more than 70 varieties of fruits, grains, and vegetables, from carrots to quinoa. Homegrown produce also supplies the hotel's onsite restaurant, and chickens provide fresh eggs daily, which earned the honor of Best Brunch in Canada from Food Day Canada in 2011.

The farm staff can guide you on a complimentary tour through big-leaf maple orchards and into the property’s greenhouse; they might even pluck produce from the ground so you can try it. 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 where guests can enjoy winter sunrises over 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, including the on-site restaurant at Harbour House Hotel. The region is also well suited for cool-climate grapes, and there’s a handful of local wineries within walking distance, including the organic Mistaken Identity Vineyards that offer tours and tastings on weekends from noon–5 p.m. Guests visiting from March until May will receive a complimentary tasting.

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What You Get

2-night stay for two

Valid for travel 12/17/13–2/28/14

  • Option 1: C$119 for a standard room (up to a C$198 value)
  • Option 2: C$149 for a harbour-view room (up to a C$258 value)

Valid for travel 3/1/14–5/15/14

  • Option 3: C$159 for a standard room (up to a C$258 value)
  • Option 4: C$189 for a harbour-view room (up to a C$318 value)
  • Complimentary wine tasting with Mistaken Identity Vineyards offered noon–5 p.m. on weekends from March until May

Policies and Fees

Book by: 2/14/14
Travel window: 12/17/13–2/28/14 (option 1 and 2) or 3/1/14–5/15/14 (option 3 and 4)

  • Blackout dates: not valid 2/7/14–2/8/14, 4/18/14–4/19/14, 5/5/14–5/6/14, or 5/8/14–5/9/14
  • Cancellation policy & fees: 48-hour cancellation notice required or fee of applicable 1 night's stay up to the amount paid for Groupon applies
  • Taxes: 13% tax not included

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


  • Award-winning restaurant
  • Free tours of organic farm
  • In-room spa treatments and yoga studio
  • Across from marina
  • Complimentary WiFi access
  • Live entertainment in the restaurant on weekends

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 2/14/14 or promotional value expires
  • Valid for travel 12/17/13–2/28/14 or 3/1/14–5/15/14, depending on option purchased
  • Not valid 2/7/14–2/8/14, 4/18/14–4/19/14, 5/5/14–5/6/14, 5/8/14–5/9/14
  • Limit 2 per person
  • 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 and check-in
  • 13% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

In All Included Rooms

  • Standard occupancy: 2, including children and infants
  • Maximum occupancy: 4, including children and infants
  • Adding occupants about standard: C$25 per person per day
  • TV

Standard Room

  • One or two queen beds, or one queen bed and one sofa bed

Harbour-View Room

  • Queen bed
  • Balcony or patio with harbor view
  • Gas fireplace in select rooms

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are only allowed in select harbour-view rooms for an additional $20 per night; subject to availability.
  • Accessibility: please contact property for handicap-accessibility requests or options.
  • Room upgrades: may upgrade to a deluxe room for an additional C$40 per night

Getting There

  • By plane: about 22 miles (35 km) from Victoria International Airport (YYJ)
  • By car: about 35 miles (56 km) from Victoria, BC

Customer Reviews

224 Ratings

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Chris B. · 11 reviews TOP REVIEWER
· Reviewed October 29, 2016
can't remember


Elaine L. ·
Reviewed June 6, 2016
restaurant food... best salads ever! peaceful facility


Rozina · 4 reviews TOP REVIEWER
Reviewed July 22, 2015
The farm, restaurant and friendly front desk staff
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