Hastings House Country House Hotel

British Columbia's countryside escape
Tucked away on a pristine 22-acre waterfront property on Salt Spring Island, the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star rated Hastings House Country House Hotel is the epitome of natural beauty. Overlooking the tranquil Ganges Harbour, the 11th-century Sussex-style manor house in British Columbia captures the essence of the English countryside.

This charming property is decorated with ivy-covered garden cottages and a timber-framed barn scattered throughout the meticulously kept grounds. With one of the most accomplished kitchen staffs in the province led by chef Marcel Kauer, you won’t go hungry during your stay at the Four-Star Hastings House. And if the peaceful surroundings weren’t enough to melt your stress away, slip into relaxation at the Spa at Hasting House.
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • Situated on Salt Spring Island, the Tudor-style Hastings House Country House Hotel feels like a traditional English manor.
  • Scattered throughout the lovely grounds, the rooms and suites are housed within ivy-covered garden cottages and the timber-framed barn.
  • High Tea and pre-dinner cocktails are served daily in the lounge and Hastings House boasts one of the most accomplished kitchens in British Columbia. The wine list, although international in scope, features a slate of reds and white from B.C.’s Okanagan Valley.
  • Herbs and produce from the estate gardens and orchards are used in crafting some of the delicious dishes served in one of the hotel’s two dining rooms.
Things to Know
  • If you really want to get the most of the beautiful countryside manor, visit in the summer months of July and August, when the natural beauty of the estate is at its peak.
  • During the winter season from Nov. 1 to March 1, Hastings House Country House Hotel operates as a bed and breakfast. You receive full English breakfasts each morning, muffins and afternoon tea.
  • Before arrival, each guest is sent a list of spirits, wine and beers that can be pre-ordered from room service. When you reach your room, you’ll be greeted by a bottle of Courvoisier Cognac or Taittinger Champagne along with ice, proper glassware and any other accoutrements you might need.
  • And if you’re interested in cigars and nibbles to accompany your libation, the Hastings House Country House menu offers tempting choices such as Beluga caviar and local Salt Spring Island goat cheese as well.
The Rooms
  • The rooms at Hastings House Country House Hotel are divided between cottage accommodations and private cottages.
  • Each room reservation includes a full English breakfast and afternoon tea for every day of your stay.
  • The charming décor is farmhouse chic, with bright colors matching the manicured gardens outside.
The Restaurants
  • Home to one of the most accomplished chefs — Marcel Kauer — and kitchens in British Columbia, Hastings House Country House Hotel has just one restaurant with two dining rooms.
  • From March through October, you can visit either the Dining Room or the Verandah at the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel for breakfast lunch or dinner and order off the same menu.
  • Each room has a different atmosphere, with the Dining Room being a bit more formal while the Verandah feels more relaxed.
  • Indulge in savory dishes that incorporate fresh ingredients such as Salt Spring Island lamb and fresh local seafood.
  • Though you’ll certainly want to make a reservation, you should keep in mind that the Dining Room is only open for breakfast, lunch and dinner from March through October.
Pet friendly
Getting There
160 Upper Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2S2
YVR (2 h 10 min)  
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