Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Sooke Harbour House-Part Two

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At first glance you might think that Sooke Harbour House isn’t so much a resort as it is someone’s big, comfy farmhouse.  I guess it really is just a giant beach house…with guest rooms for everyone!

It’s so homey! Almost every inch of the hall walls are covered with books or art…

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Each room has a rustic, West Coast theme.  Our room for the night was #27…”The Raven’s Nest”…one of the Bird’s Nest Supreme King rooms.

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Being the guest of honour, Jane had the amazing King size bed…

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Which I tried to steal. :)

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I had trouble getting a good photo of the amazing carved tree “growing” from the hand carved bed frame.

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Every room has a food burning fireplace.  We were actually kind of thrilled to have chilly weather so we could have a toasty fire.

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Dividing the sleeping area from the living room is a gigantic soaker tub…complete with ocean view. 

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Since this room can comfortably accommodate 6 people if needed, the bathroom is quite large with two sinks, a huge shower area, and a deep claw foot tub.

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The light was gone by the time I climbed the little spiral staircase to the loft area where I slept…but it was cozy and private…and would be perfect for a group getaway or kids room with it’s twin beds.

At 2am I climbed down the stairs to retrieve my fresh baked cookie from the wet bar. :)  They provide port as well but we never got to it.

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In the morning we had breakfast served in our room.  This might be some of the most lovely French Toast I have ever seen…encrusted in chewy whole oats and topped with warm maple syrup, apples and grapes.  If only I could actually consume that much food at 8am!

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In the morning light I was able to get a few shots of the view from our balcony…

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Overall Sooke Harbour House is not a fancy place but it is a place that takes pride in providing a personal, comfortable, professional, West Coast experience.  Quality of service is clearly their goal…without being pretentious or complicated.  I could have easily stayed for a whole vacation and really fully relaxed and let my cares melt away.

(Of course, the in room facial I ordered probably helped with that!)

{Sooke Harbour House – Part One}  {Part Three}

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1 comment:

Jamie said...

I LOVE the picture of you on the bed!