There's an atmosphere of tranquility at ThistleDown House. You will experience a calm purity from your first step to its generous veranda until you fall asleep under a goosedown or silk-filled duvet in one of five bedrooms brimful of individuality, antiques and works of art from around the world. In the morning you will gently waken to taste bud arousing aromas of freshly ground coffee and breads still warm from the oven. Your main course may be asparagus and black forest ham crepe with chantilly sauce, smoked salmon and herbed cream vol-au-vent, portabella mushrooms in demi-glace cream or fillet of rainbow trout. Deliciously creative breakfasts are a social event in the Craftsman-designed dining room. Go off for a day in superbly cosmopolitan Vancouver, but return in the late afternoon for tea served in the shade of an apple tree in summer or in front of the fire in the lounge in winter. Curl up for the evening or visit one of many great restaurants nearby. You will love ThistleDown House!
Traditional European flavour and charm (memories of vacationing at your favourite inn in Switzerland), fireplace, antique furnishings, Persian carpets and fine fabrics, twin or king bed (your choice with advance notice), nooks n' crannies ensuite bathroom.
South garden view, choice furnishings and works of art, sun-drenched private balcony, a peek at the top of the mulberry tree early in the morning, queen-sized bed.
Antique English and Canadian pine furnishing and a great sleigh bed, a small sitting room and a full bath complete with stained glass windows.
Rich colours and fine fabrics, fireplace, Persian carpets and stained glass windows -- the name is perfect!
Seductively romantic. Private garden, sunken sitting room with fireplace, king-sized bed, fine antique furnishings and a four-piece bath including an air-jet tub-for-two.
Pages was the library and favourite retreat of a fomer owner. It has now been beautifully restored in the Craftsman tradition and has a sunklen sitting room with fireplkacem, fine antique furnsihings, a king-sized bed, loads of books (naturally) for browsing and a four-piece bath complete with a six-foot cast iron pedestal tub. The perfect place for reading or dreaming.
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.
Vancouver, BC, Canada (YVR-Intl.)
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Ocean, Grouse Mountain views, Sea-to-Sky Highway to Whistler Mountain, World-famous suspension bridge , Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Zoo, Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Skiing on Grouse and Cypress Mountains, Kayaking on Indian Arm, Hiking in the Rain Forest only minutes away, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental
Bed and Breakfast
Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, In-room internet, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Piano, Telephone
Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi
Slippers, Turkish cotton robes, Sherry & Port, Afternoon Tea
Ruth Crameri & Rex Davidson
Ruth, a registered interior designer, descends from generations of Swiss innkeepers. Rex, a Fellow of the Scottish Society of Antiquaries, formerly owned two renowned restaurants.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian
Fillet of Wild Steelhead Trout