4.8 on September 12, 2014
Four of us stayed at this BnB when we visited, with two of the travel companions saying this was their first BnB experience. We were greeting in the driveway by one of the sweet dogs who lives here. We met the other one shortly thereafter. We were then greeted inside and shown the house and the grounds. After getting settled, all four of us sat outside to read and chat, and were offered a glass of port. Ruth was a very delightful host, and gave us some helpful hints for places to dine and visit for sightseeing (one of them being Cypress Bowl which gives you a wonderful view of Vancouver, on a clear day you can see Mt Baker in the distance.) The breakfast was wonderful. The particular day we were there, we had homemade granola with blueberries that Ruth had picked herself the day before. Then we enjoyed a delicious compote, and a wonderful loin of pork and sauce, with apples on puff pastry. It truly was one of the best breakfasts I have ever enjoyed. The house was comfortable, and our room was spacious. This is definitely a place that we will visit again when we come back to Vancouver. Thank you Ruth and Rex for a wonderful and comfortable stay!
5 on July 25, 2011
We returned to ThistleDown six years after our first visit and, despite knowing what to expect from the house and the innkeepers, we were knocked-out once again by the quality, the service, the food and, most of all, the people responsible for it. We wouldn't stay anywhere else when in Greater Vancouver and we look forward to being back again - and this time it won't take anything like six years before we are.
5 on September 28, 2009
My parents had an excellent stay at ThistleDown House. They say that each room is an artistic experience, with imaginative decorating which is a joy to explore. The triple-glazed windows made their room very quiet. Tea time was wonderful, and breakfast was a four-course meal which took them ten minutes to describe. Tosh also met with positive approval… an excellent reference from folks who are not dog-owners. In closing, they both agreed that there was not one aspect of their stay which could have been improved upon… the experience was wonderful!
5 on July 18, 2008
We stayed a four-day weekend at this B&B and it was absolutely perfect. The couple that owns it was polite, kind and absolutely lovely. Breakfast every day was a fantastic gourmet experience, the rooms were spotless and beautifully appointed, the house and the grounds are gorgeous and peaceful. The house is withing walking distance of the Capilano Suspension Bridge and within easy driving distance of downtown Vancouver, the Lions Gate Bridge and Stanley Park. I couldn't have asked for a better experience. I would recommend this to any friend or family member, but it isn't really suitable for children, pets or the disabled.