Harbour House Hotel - Salt Spring Island, BC

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

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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 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.

What You Get

  • Option 1: $119 for a two-night stay for two in a standard room (up to a $198 value)
  • Option 2: $149 for a two-night stay for two in a harbor-view room (up to a $258 value)

Book by: 2/24/13
Travel by: 3/31/13

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 the weekend

The Fine Print

  • 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.

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
  • Color 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 harbor-view rooms for an additional $20 per night; subject to availability.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
  • Room upgrades: 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

Traveler's Tips

Customer Reviews

(224 ratings)

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Cindy E. ·
May 11, 2013
The rooms were nice (we had a refrigerator) and the staff was very helpful. The restaurant food was wonderful and the service great. It was also fun to wander the grounds - the baby lambs were adorable and seeing the home-grown food was interesting. Very nice stay!


Cindy E. ·
May 11, 2013
We went to Harbour House because of a Groupon last year. We had so much fun, we went again this year when there was another Groupon. Looking forward, hopefully, to doing the same thing next spring.


Susie M. ·
May 11, 2013
Location, it is walkable in Ganges. Also, convenient and good restaurant/pub in hotel. Staff at hotel were friendly. The room is comfortable.
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