At Markham House one experiences the magical blend of 'the wild and the tamed'. Walking the landscaped grounds or climbing the trails through your private forest will refresh even the weariest of travelers. In addition to our two charming guestrooms we feature the fireplace'd Honeymoon Suite and guest parlor filled with antiques. Our secluded "Honeysuckle Cottage" features large deck with private hot tub, big beams, woodstove, lounge, and old world decoration.
5 on April 25, 2012
The Markham House is the gold standard by which we compare all other B and B's. It's always a pleasure to stay there. Lyall and Sally are the perfect hosts and the house and grounds are phenomenal.
4.6 on February 02, 2012
Very friendly, extremely helpful. Beautiful home. We wished we could have stayed longer!
5 on October 05, 2011
We've stayed at the Markham house in previous years & couldn't wait to find another opportunity to visit again. We rent the Honeysuckle Cottage & it is a very special place indeed. For us, it's the Enchanted Cottage!! The cottage is comfortable, clean & cozy. Lyall & Sally are wonderful hosts who are there when you need them, but never ever intrusive. Brkfsts. are delicious & bountiful.
4.2 on October 20, 2010
we stayed 2 nights .The breakfasts were very good ,the room was clean and comfortable .The hottub was a nice treat after a day of bike riding on the galloping goose trail.The hosts had good suggestions for meals and things to do .A very nice getaway
4.6 on October 16, 2010
My hubby and I stayed for one night and it was absolutely lovely. We couldn't have asked for a better getaway. Highly reccommend!
4.0 on May 17, 2010
Our hosts were very hospitable and helpful. Everything was clean and we were encouraged to relax. This is the ideal place to go for a retreat away from the big city.
4.6 on March 22, 2008
We spent six nights in the Honeysuckle Cottage for our honeymoon. It was great having breakfast delievered in the morning, and gentle questions about what information we might need for the day. We enjoyed wandering through the woods behind the B&B and the cultivated grounds. We spent plenty of time in the hottub, which is quite secluded and private, and grilled out one night. The wood-burning stove was great, and kept the place warm. And the port kept in the room for guest enjoyment was very tasty.
4.4 on January 07, 2008
We had such a delightful time staying at the Honeysuckle Cottage. The attention to detail was much appreciated. Breakfasts were delicious. All and all a memorable experience. Highly recommended for a private, romantic getaway.
3.8 on August 25, 2007
We returned to Vancouver Island, where we honeymooned, to celebrate our 20th anniversary. The 10 acre setting is beautiful, and we loved the hot tub overlooking the trout pond and surrounded by mature forest. The breakfasts are wonderful, and we enjoyed chatting with the people in the other 2 rooms at breakfast. Unfortunately, the bed in the Garden Room needs to be replaced. Both my husband and I sank toward the middle of the bed, which happens when a mattress gets old. The hosts were so nice we didn't mention the mattress problem directly to them, and I wondered if they knew or not. Also, the jacuzzi tub in our room had some slight problem when we were there; we were warned to not fiddle with the jets because of it so we used the outdoor hot tub instead. I found the couch and chairs in our room and in the sitting room a bit low to be comfortable. The room could have used a bit more natural light. The chocolates, flowers and fireplace were great.
Decorated in soft browns and brocades, the Country room features either King or Twin beds with high thread count 100% cotton bedding, feather bed and duvet. The ensuite bathroom is with shower. The in room amenities include fireplace, DVD, Cable TV, telephone, WIFI, stereo, full length terry robes and access to the Guest Hot Tub and far infrared sauna on the patio overlooking the trout pond. Full breakfast is included.
Nightly Rate: $CAD 150 - $CAD 150
The smaller but cozy room in the main house with Queen size four poster bed, Cable T.V., DVD, V.C.R. Telephone, WIFI, full length terry robes, full bathroom just adjacent and access to the guest Hot Tub and far infrared sauna on the patio overlooking the Trout pond. Full Breakfast included.
Nightly Rate: $CAD 125 - $CAD 125
Our Honeymoon suite with Fireplace, V.C.R., DVD,Cable TV, Telephone, WIFI, stereo, comfortable sitting areas, full ensuite bathroom plus double jaccuzzi tub set at the end of the room overlooking the garden. Unique chandelier over the bed, breakfast is served either in your suite or in the main dining room.
Nightly Rate: $CAD 150 - $CAD 195
Secluded romanticaly on the edge of our woods H.C. features it's own full size hot tub, living room with wood stove, separate queen size bedroom, large bathroom with double shower. Also a small kitchenette hidden cleverly in an antique pine armoire. This is the Honeymoon and Anniversary retreat--breakfast is delivered to your door if you wish, or you may dine with other guests at the main house. Cable TV, DVD, VCR, Telephone, WIFI.
Nightly Rate: $CAD 175 - $CAD 250
juan de fuca trail, sooke harbour house, sooke potholes, victoria, west coast trail, butchart gardens, Countryside, Island, Small town
Victoria, BC, Canada (YYJ) 30 miles
Highway 17 to McKenzie (R) to Highway 1, North to Highway 14, West 10 miles to Connie Rd (L) 500 yds. IF TRAVELLING BY CAR FERRY FROM WASHINGTON STATE OR VANCOUVER,(TWAWASSEN) PLEASE UNDERSTAND THE FERRY SCHEDULES AND ALLOW SUFFICIENT TIME TO TRAVEL TO YOUR CHOSEN FERRY TERMINAL.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Cycling the Galloping Goose Trail, Kayaking in Sooke Harbour, Juan de Fuca Marine Trail, Sooke Potholes, Sooke Harbour House, Hatley Castle, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ruins, Vineyard, Winery
Bed and Breakfast, Cottage
BBQ grill, Computer, Copier, In-room internet, Fax Machine, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar , Trout pond hammocks, feather beds, turndown service, afternoon tea, good night treat, Full size Hot Tub and Gazebo overlooking the pond, Laundry service, iron and ironing boards avail., Guest Pantry with fridge, china and cutlery, Golf pitching range., Extensive guest patios and decks.
Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sea Diving, Surfing (winter), Whale watching, Wind Surfing, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Water sports
Low fat , Vegetarian , Vegan, Special Diet
Sally's freshly baked buttermilk scones
Sally's special recipe; freshly baked each morning received acclaim equaled by the comfort of the luxurious feather beds and the decadance of the double jaccuzzi style tub in the Garden Suite