Pack your bathing suit! New for 2021, enjoy our new salt water heated swim spa. Private swim times can be scheduled. Social distancing can be maintained in our outdoor spa with seating for up to three couples. The spa measures 8 by 14 feet long and has a powered cover.
Due to the ongoing concerns about the COVID 19 pandemic, we put in place a new breakfast seating arrangement that keeps the recommended 6 feet of distance between persons. We will also continue to maintain our fastidious barrier protocols to stop spread of any illness, be it COVID 19 or any other. We re-opened on April 16 after a month of closure and self isolation. We wish good health for everyone, and we look forward to hosting your stay.
Crown House Bed & Breakfast offers it’s patrons a sleep in a quiet oasis, within walking distance to downtown and recreation. Centrally located between Nanaimo and Victoria, and on the crest of the Pacific Circle Route, Crown House can be a quick stopover on a journey up or down the island or a hub for several days as you explore grand Vancouver Island.
In BC, a bed and breakfast must have the owner living onsite, so it is in fact in our home that you will stay. We provide every comfort and privacy that we possibly can. We employ a few green measures as well, including changing bathroom linens every other day for guests staying multiple days, and not having a fridge in each room as it takes almost as much energy to run a small fridge as a full size one. We also have planted the yard with Eco Lawn so that it requires less water and no pesticides are used. The lawn also only requires mowing twice a year, which also saves on energy.
Crown House is located in the Cowichan Valley of Vancouver Island, just minutes walk to both downtown Lake Cowichan and the Cowichan River (great for tubing or swimming in the hot summmer months), across the street from the pristine Cowichan Lake and a short drive to Bald Mountain (and it’s hiking trails.) A little longer drive will get you to Cowichan Bay (small seaside village), Duncan (the city of Totems), or Chemainus (the city of Murals), while an hour drive will get you to Victoria or Nanaimo.
Attention kayakers and canoeists, we are located directly across the street from the free public boat launch. Explore the second largest lake on the island in your craft, or go through the lock and paddle down and up the slow Cowichan River (across the river is the restaurant Jakes On The Lake with their own boat dock for their customers).
Cowichan Lake offers many hiking trails and even has a floating boardwalk.
We get our drinking water from Cowichan Lake (the pump house is down our street), and it is excellently clear and enjoyable. No need to spend good money on bottled water when such great lake water is on tap. Don’t forget to top up your travel water containers before departing.
While in the lovely quaint town of Lake Cowichan if you’re feeling a little hungry check out our list of local eateries for the area.
For a self-guided tour of the great local vineyards to the area, check out our list of vineyards.
Vancouver Island is usually buzzing with things happening from one end of the island to the other. To find some local events to immerse yourself in (be it an art gallery, a play, a festival, lecture, or a band) check out our events page.