Hastings House Salt Spring Island - Hotel Review
Island Idyll in British Columbia
Island retreats don't always have to spell palm trees and azure waters. Salt Spring, the largest of Canada's Gulf Islands with a population of 12,000, is home to Hastings House, an exclusive waterfront country estate designed to resemble an 11th-century Sussex-style manor house. This pastoral setting features 22 acres of tasteful, tranquil charm, with gorgeous blooming gardens, the freshest air, ever-changing seascapes and old-world tastes.
Many of Hastings House's sumptuous suites are appointed with country antiques, fireplaces and deep-soaker tubs. Guests spend their time taking strolls through rambling meadows or the Saturday morning markets and quaint retail shops, relaxing on the flower draped patio, dining on roasted leg of Salt Spring lamb with Gruyère potatoes and Savoy cabbage and hot orchard quince soufflé for dessert, or exploring the community which is home to a diverse population including many artists that were lured here by the scenery.