When it's time to leave time behind... Hummingbird Lodge B&B offers the perfect answer to the perfect holiday or much desired get-a-way. Seven acres of vistas soothing to the eye, mind and spirit - a mere two-minute stroll to the ocean, to magnificent sunsets and to great beachcombing. With our own hands we have built a 5000 square foot country lodge from the trees off Gabriola - many from our own property. Ten-foot ceilings on the main floor, vaulted ceilings upstairs, windows and decks everywhere. Three spacious rooms are designed for maximum comfort - private baths and decks, king beds, luxurious linens, towels and bathrobes. Massage sessions are available, and the hot tub is always open. Our desire is to provide luxury in a warm, friendly atmosphere that caters to relaxation, fun and rejuvenation.
5 on March 14, 2013
My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights and found this to be a great spot for rest at the end of our busy days. Janice is a warm, friendly host and is very accommodating. She offers a breakfast that is delicious, fresh and healthy. A wood fire place, plenty of books, a cat, a great host and a beautiful setting. We will be back! Lynn & George from Bragg Creek.
5 on May 02, 2012
I have stayed at the Hummingbird a number of times over the years and love "coming home" there. The hosts are super-accommodating, the setting is beautiful, the rooms are comfortable, the space is great for gathering and the food is fantastic (and healthy!) And that hot tub is a wonderful way to end the day.
5 on May 01, 2012
We have been coming to the Hummingbird for many years, and it is always a time we look forward to. Wonderful location and Janice and John are the perfect hosts!
4.2 on May 01, 2012
The women in my singing group do a retreat twice a year at the Hummingbird. We spend 2 nights there and because we go off-season, we get to take over the whole upstairs. We enjoy the breakfasts, the use of their facilities, the hospitality, the proximity to beach and hiking trails and the general serenity of the place. The hosts put up with our singing and the house felines love to snuggle up with us.
4.0 on March 04, 2012
My family has stayed at the Hummingbird Lodge many times over the last ten plus years, and we never get tired of the breathtaking beauty of the property, and genuine hospitality offered by the owners. The guest rooms are spacious, beautifully decorated, and allow for comfortable privacy. The common guest area is very inviting with a wood burning stove, comfy seating, and adorns art and antiques befitting the region. It’s the perfect place to relax with a book by the fire after a day of adventure on the island. The property is constantly being tended with deliberate and thoughtful care by the owners, and has easy access to the public shoreline providing for great beachcombing quests. The breakfasts are outstanding with gourmet fare freshly prepared each day; it’s worth the trip just to get some of those muffins and other home-baked treats! We have been to Gabriola many times, and there are plenty of bed and breakfast options from which to choose, but we always find ourselves coming home to the Hummingbird Lodge!
Beachside, Countryside, Island, Oceanside, Small town
Victoria, BC, Canada (YYJ) 66 miles
Drive through Victoria to The Island Highway. Follow north on the scenic Island Highway to Nanaimo. Signs will direct you to Downtown Nanaimo and the Gabriola ferry. Take a 20-minute ferry ride to Gabriola.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Museum, Nature area, Ocean, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard
Private Home Bed and Breakfast
Board games, CD player, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library, Piano, Telephone, Wi-Fi , kitchenette, massage room
Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Desk, Hairdryer, Radio
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Children's Activities, Body Wrap/Massage, Fitness Center / Gym, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports
Janice and John Raven
Janice is an organic gardener, wwoof host,"health nut", designer, woodworker, weaver,singer, people person. John is a carver of soapstone, bone and ivory, birdwatcher, sketcher of wildlife, Canadian history buff, woodworker, boater and loves to entertain.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , gluten free, vegan
banana walnut pancakes
Light, fluffy, yet whole wheat. Impossible, but true! Using fresh finely ground hard wheat kernels is the secret. Farm fresh eggs, homemade yogurt and banana in the filling with toasted walnuts baked on top - delicious. Top with homemade preserves picked from our garden - strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries or plum, mm, mm - and - Real maple syrup. (Of course, if you are gluten intolerent, than we will make those same delicious pancakes without the wheat - no problem.