About This Listing
Surrounded by mystical mountains of towering cedars, & majestic firs, our B & B offers: luxury & comfort; custom aromatic amenities; warm hospitality; respected privacy; scrumptious breakfasts; breathtaking sunsets with panoramic mountain views
Cowichan Sunset Bed & Breakfast is a seasonal B & B that is open from May 1st to September 30th. The "Lavender Room" is beautifully appointed with King bed, fine linens, garden view and private patio. The adjoining 4-piece bathroom offers a luxurious soaker tub, walk-in shower, aromatic toiletries, cozy robes and slippers. The "Moon Reeds Room" is a cozy & cheerful single/twin guest room that can be booked with the "Lavender Room" or on its own. As the guest bathroom is shared between the two bedrooms we only book one party at a time. The booking of both rooms is for parties who wish separate rooms or have 3 or 4 guests in their party. Rates are as follows: Lavender Room (single occupancy) $105 Cnd/night; Lavender Room (double occupancy) $115 Cnd/night; Moon Reeds Room (double occupancy) $95 Cnd/night; Moon Reeds Room (single occupancy) $75 Cnd/night. We offer discounted rates for 4 nights and over. A delicious full breakfast is included and served in our mountain view dining room or by request on your private patio (weather permitting). Our guest lounge is for your sole use and offers a wood stove for cooler evenings, mini fridge, microwave, hot beverage centre, cable TV/VCR/DVD, free WIFI as well as a stereo, books, magazines, & brochures/maps of our area. Enjoy our colourful garden sitting idly by the gentle gurgling serenity pond as dancing dragonflies entertain you.
We are considered the Gateway to the West Coast Trail, famous Carmanah Valley and the rich & wild Pacific Ocean Coastal beaches and are one of 7 communities on the scenic Pacific Marine Circle Route. We are also the western terminus of the Trans Canada Trail.
We welcome you to stay with us as you explore magical rain forests, crystal clear waterways and experience the beauty, diversity and richness of the land our First Nation peoples called "Cowichan" or "the Warm Land".
We are Non-Smoking, Adult-Oriented (we do accept couples with babies and provide a cot), and Sorry No Pets.
Our friendly Lake communities offer many activities and services: Golfing; tubing, river kayaking & fly fishing on the Cowichan River; boating, water skiing, swimming or fishing on Cowichan Lake; delicious food in great little restaurants; hiking, cycling or horseback riding on the Trans Canada Trail; exploring the beautiful Michaela Davidson Art Studio or following the self-directed artists & artisans' tour of "Creative Folk, Cowichan Lake"; finding all things hand-made or hand-crafted at the charming, rustic Honeymoon Bay Market.
Lake Cowichan, the largest community around the lake, has several eateries with great food, a Royal Bank of Canada and Island Savings Credit Union, both with ATMs, a large grocery store: "Country Grocer", a bakery, 2 drugstores, a hardware store: "Home Hardware", 2 gas stations, and several specialty stores.
To maximize your visit a car is advisable, but there is good ferry & bus connections to Lake Cowichan and plenty of wonderful activities to enjoy around the river and lake head.
Step back in time and enjoy a slower pace as you experience "Island Time" at Cowichan Sunset Bed & Breakfast and return home relaxed and refreshed.
The lower floor of our Bed & Breakfast is dedicated to guests. Guests also have access to a private patio and colourful back garden. Breakfast is served in our dining room and the adjacent front deck is available for sunset viewing in the evening.
Interaction with Guests
Guest accommodations are on the lower floor of our Bed & Breakfast and we live on site on the 2nd floor. We are present to greet you upon arrival and interact with guests after breakfast when we are very happy to help with questions about our area, sights & attractions as well as providing maps and directions.
Off street parking is available as well as secure bicycle storage for cyclists.
Check-in time is 3 pm and Check-out time is 11:00 am (other arrangements can be made in advance). Breakfast is served between 8 am and 10 am.
The Moon Reeds Room, named for the featured beautiful watercolour painting by local artist, Michaela Davidson
Perfect hospitality from the heart. Rossman made our first experience in Lake Cowichan the best. We look forward to staying with her soon again
Friends of ours where getting married and instead of staying in a hotel we thought we would find a bed and breakfast and it was the best idea, the rooms were wonderful and looked out onto a beautiful garden. We only stayed for one night but wished we could have stayed for longer. The hosts Roseanna and her husband were very friendly and made sure we had everything we needed. We will be going back to stay with them again.
Our stay at Cowichan Lake was very short but very nice. We loved it. We were very well welcome and the room was awesome with its kingbed, its huge private bathroom and its garden. Very luxuous. The breakfast was delicious and our hosts delightful. They were happy to help with the hikes we should try and the roads we should take to see a bigger part of the island than we expected. Better than a hotel for the same price, the relationship as a plus!
we had such a wonderful time at Rosanna and Elvin's beautiful bed & breakfast. Close proximity to the lake and river, wonderful accommodations with great attention to details (water with lemon in a carafe on each nightstand) and an amazing breakfast. Best pillows in the world and all the amenities you would expect to find at a resort (robes, slippers, wonderful handmade soaps etc.) Rosanna and Elvin were gracious and wonderful to engage with. Highly recommend if you are in the area!
The attention to detail and thoughtfulness of the hosts was un paralleled. Rosanna and Alvin are the optimal hosts. The accommodations were spotlessly clean, lavish and private. We couldn't have felt more welcome and pampered. Beautiful setting, gorgeous spa bathroom. Every detail for a gracious, comfortable stay was offered to our delight.
We had a delightful stay at Cowichan Lake. Rosanna and Elvin were fabulous hosts, providing lots of advice and stimulating conversation. The attention to detail of the accomodation was outstanding - every possible whim had been considered and provided for, and the breakfast....well possibly the best I've ever eaten. They also gently and sensibly advised against our mad plan of attempting the logging roads towards Bamfield in our rented car, for which we are most grateful! In all this accomodation is to be thoroughly recommended, faultless in every way
We absolutely loved our stay in Rosanna's Lavender Room, although it was only for one night as we were passing through Lake Cowichan on our way to Victoria. In hindsight, we wish we'd booked for longer. The room leaves you wanting for nothing, and what a comfy bed! The gardens outside are beautiful and the separate lounge room was cozy. Rosanna provided us with the yummiest breakfast which filled us up until dinner. Our stay here was wonderful. We would highly recommend this BnB to anyone passing through the area.
About the Host, Rosanna
and Elvin are semi-retired We operate a seasonal B & B called Cowichan Sunset Bed & Breakfast ((website hidden)) We love to travel & visit our 3 children & grandchildren who live in London, India & Japan We enjoy the beautiful natural setting where we live and love to garden, hike, swim in our beautiful lake, and kayak. I love to cook & am a Certified Aromatherapist who loves to make potions for health, wellness & pampering. Elvin, a retired School Administrator loves music and plays in the local Good TImes Band, sings in a choir and has participated in several musical theatre productions. He is also an avid gardener, keen kayaker, and Rosanna's #1 Handyman.
We love comfort that is good value when we travel and try to provide that with our B & B. The tapestry of this amazing world never ceases to delight us and we enjoy sharing the beauty of where we live as much as we enjoy experiencing new & wonderful places the globe over.
Each day is "full of wonder" or "wonderful" and Carpe Diem sizes up my life's motto.