Posted by: cherylyoung | May 20, 2012

For everyone who appreciate luxury, this Salt Spring hotel is it

Hastings House Country House Hotel

—a small waterfront luxury country resort, spa

 and restaurant – sits on 22 acres on the waterfront

 of Ganges Harbour, Salt Spring Island,

British Columbia.

 Enjoy luxury lodging, fine dining, wellness and

relaxation in a casually-elegant atmosphere.

Explore British Columbia’s natural beauty,

 Salt Spring’s mild climate and the warmth and

creativity of its people.

Return to an era of grace and simplicity with a

 getaway to Hastings House Country House Hotel.

Elegant  Accommodations

The heart of the seaside resort is a magnificent

11-th century Sussex-style Manor House overlooking

peaceful Ganges Harbour on Salt Spring Island, BC.

The Manor House is where guests gather for

cocktails and conversation, before dinner.

 Eighteen unique guest rooms and suites, each

 with its own décor and history, are situated in

 seven lovingly maintained buildings around

the estate.

Island Ambience

Enjoy breathtaking harbour views, acres of vibrant

 lawns, gardens, and forests, abundant wildlife and

 a lively arts community.

Salt Spring Island will lure you from the estate

with a range of shops and galleries, and many

choices for outdoor and water activities, such as

 biking, hiking, fishing, sailing, diving, kayaking,

 tennis, golf, farm, garden and winery tours.

Peaceful and beautiful any time of the year,

 Salt Spring Island is one of Canada’s premier

 vacation destinations.

Regional British Columbia Cuisine

Indulge your palate from morning to night, starting

 with a complimentary wakeup hamper of steaming

coffee or tea and a freshly baked muffin delivered

 to your door.

 Follow at your leisure with a hearty English Breakfast

 served in the Manor House, and an exquisite

multi-course dinner in the Dining Room or Verandah,

 featuring Salt Spring Island lamb, fresh local seafood,

 and herbs, and produce from the estate gardens and

orchards.

 European-trained Chef Marcel Kauer’s daily menus

 are complemented by an award-winning wine

 cellar focusing on the best of British Columbia

wines and gems from around the world.

Can’t wait for dinner?

Order a gourmet picnic basket or backpack to

 sustain you through the day’s activities, or drop

 into the dining room between 3:30 and 4:30 pm

to enjoy our complimentary Afternoon Tea.

Luxurious Spa Treatments

The Spa at Hastings House pampers each guest

with beauty and wellness therapies including

 relaxation massage, purifying facials, rejuvenating

 body wraps.

Guests may also indulge themselves with essential

 oil massage, in the comfort and privacy of their

 own fireplace suite.

Pamper yourself—Reserve your Gulf Island Getaway today!

 Chefs Across the Water 2010

Hastings House Country House Hotel and Dining

Room on Salt Spring Island is pleased to present

 our new guest chef program—top BC chefs have

 been invited to prepare five-course dinners in

the Hastings House kitchen, incorporating Salt

Spring Island’s produce, seafood, and meats.

 Wine pairings featuring BC wines will be offered

 to complement the extraordinary menus.

Salt Spring Island is a food-lover’s paradise, blessed

 with a mild Mediterranean-like climate and devoted

 growers and producers renowned for their organic

 fruits and vegetables, meats, and cheeses.

Fresh-caught, wild seafood rounds out nature’s

 local  pantry.

In recent years, island wineries have further added

 to the diversity of the local harvest.

 Diners can look forward to amazing experiences

 as the celebrated guest chefs each put their own

personal spin on Salt Spring Island flavours.

Help support the Salt Spring Abattoir Project

These events will also raise awareness of the

 health  and economic benefits of using local,

organic and sustainable ingredients and bring into

 focus how local farming is being challenged by

changing regulations that favour large agri-businesses.

 www.chefsacrossthewater.com

 A portion of the proceeds of the Guest Chef

dinners will go to Island Natural Growers to benefit

the  Salt Spring Abattoir Project.

Hastings House Country House Hotel,

 160 Upper Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island,

British Columbia (BC) Canada 1-800-661-9255

www.hastingshouse.com

BC A Day At A Time www.bcadayatatime.com

Cheryl Young, Realtor, Victoria B.C

cbythesea@shaw.ca

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