The Best Accommodation on Salt Spring Island for a Weekend Getaway

The Best Accommodation on Salt Spring Island for a Weekend Getaway

Escape into nature on the free-spirited and bohemian island of Salt Spring. Salt Spring Island is conveniently located between Vancouver and Vancouver Island, making it the ideal location to get away from the city for a weekend.

From luxury hotels to cozy B&Bs, we list the best accommodation on Salt Spring Island, each for for a unique reason. Are you looking for a forested nature escape, a place near the ocean, or a luxury retreat? We have got you covered!

View from our hillside suite at Hastings House
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Best Accommodation in Salt Spring Island


Best luxury hotel on Salt Spring Island

Hastings House Country Hotel

Our hillside Suite at Hasting House Country Hotel
Hastings House Country Hotel is a luxury hotel in a 1940s Sussex-style manor overlooking Ganges Harbour. The charming hotel is a part of the Relais & Chateaux brand, which has a collection of first-class landmark hotels and restaurants from around the world.

The attention to detail makes Hastings House special. The hotel has antiques that compliment the original style of the manor, works from local artists, wood fireplaces and pristine gardens. The spa is excellent and the fine dining restaurant serves farm-to-table cuisine, with most of its produce coming from their organic gardens. Hastings House is only a 12 minute walk from the main town of Ganges, making exploring easy!

Hastings House Country House Hotel grounds

There are 18 suites and rooms available in different areas throughout the grounds. You can choose suites on the hillside with harbour views, on the oceanfront or overlooking the gardens.

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Best budget hotel on Salt Spring Island

Salt Spring Inn

Salt Spring Inn
The Salt Spring Inn is a lovely hotel built in the 1930s with one of the best restaurants in Salt Spring. The rooms are basic, but cozy and an excellent value. Deluxe rooms include a fireplace and a private bathroom. Salt Spring Inn is located in the heart of Ganges and only a 2-minute walk from the Saturday Market.

Must try: crispy cod burger for dinner. If you are there on a Sunday, don't miss their delectable brunch with a selection of eggs benedict including a delicious crab cake bennie, yum!

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Best for groups

The Cottages on Salt Spring Island

The Cottages Salt Spring Island
If you're traveling as a large family or looking for a weekend escape with your friends, The Cottages on Salt Spring Island are a great choice since they have a lot of space. The modern cottages range from 1,000-1,600 sq.ft. and have two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a full kitchen, a living room and a lake-facing balcony. They are only a 4-minute drive away from Ganges.

Paddle boarding on Bullock Lake

The cottages are located right on Bullock Lake with free access to paddle boards and a communal BBQ area. If there are many of you, you can rent out multiple cottages. It's a lovely place to relax in a tranquil setting.

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Best B&Bs on Salt Spring Island to experience the islander way of life

To help with your accommodation decisions, we have rounded up some of the best B&Bs on Salt Spring Island, each for a unique reason.

1. Best B&B overall: Salty Pear

The Salty Pear Camping Casita
What makes this stay special: The Salty Pear is one of our favourite B&Bs in the world with its artistic flair. It's the quintessential Salt Spring Island experience. Situated on 5 acres, it feels magical sitting out on the deck overlooking the fields and organic farms. Their camping casita is cozy and quirky and includes access to a barrel sauna. A bonus is that it's only a 10-minute walk into the main town of Ganges.

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2. Best value B&B: Westover Bed and Breakfast

Photo credit: Westover Bed and Breakfast via vrbo.com
What makes this place special: Westover ticks off all of the boxes for a Salt Springer experience at a great price. The quirky cabin is nestled in a cedar forest and features an outdoor clawfoot bathtub, fireplace and secluded porch. Just steps away you will find the no-flush toilet and sink in a cute solar-powered outbuilding. It's great value starting at $100 CAD per night and includes homemade organic breakfast. Ganges is only a 20 minute walk away.

  • ⭐ Rating: 4.9/5
  • Minimum stay: 2 night minimum
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3. Best luxury B&B: The Sanctuary

Photo credit: The Sanctuary 
What makes this stay special: Staying at The Sanctuary is an architecture lovers dream. The beautiful wooden house is integrated into its natural setting, making it feel like the house is a part of the nature around you.

The sanctuary in the trees has three bedrooms and can sleep up to six guests. Each room has stunning views of nature including the forest, ocean and surrounding islands. The Sanctuary is an idyllic place to relax. Unwind in the Japanese-style jacuzzi, cozy up with a book by the fireplace or take a look through the telescope on the large deck.

Although you are tucked away in nature, Ganges is only a 3 minute drive away.

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4. Best B&B for a cozy forest retreat: Happinest

Photo credit: Heidi Buecking Photography 
What makes this stay special: Happinest is a cozy cabin located on a hill in the forest. The private space features a wrap around deck, a big soaker tub, a fireplace and large windows with natural light. It's the perfect nature escape. If you like yoga, the Salt Spring Centre of Yoga is a 20 minute walk away.

  • ⭐ Rating: 4.7/5
  • Minimum stay: 2-3 night minimum required depending on time of year
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5. Best B&B for tiny house living: Tiny Mountain Home

Photo credit: Tiny Mountain Home via Airbnb.ca
What makes this stay special: Tiny Mountain Home is a custom-built home up in the mountains. If you want to experience the tiny house movement this is a great place to try it out! The 96 sq.ft tiny home cleverly uses up the space with a loft used as the bedroom. Although small, there is a fully equipped kitchen to cook your own meals. The best way to soak in the fresh air? Try the outdoor shower! Note: the toilet is located in an outhouse 50 feet away on a lighted path.

Tiny Mountain Home is close to Mount Maxwell, known for its hiking. You can hike up Mount Maxwell or drive up with a 4x4 to see incredible panoramic views of the island and Vancouver Island.

  • ⭐ Rating: 4.9/5
  • Minimum stay: 2 night minimum
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6. Most charming B&B: Hummingbird

Photo credit: Hummingbird via vrbo.com
What makes this place special:The luxurious garden suite is a bright and airy space with a large bedroom, kitchenette, gas fireplace, modern bathroom and outdoor gazebo. Walk outside the French doors onto the patio and admire the gorgeous views of the ocean and mountains. The gazebo is a wonderful place to unwind and enjoy dinner.

  • ⭐ Rating: 5/5
  • Minimum stay: 4 night minimum
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7. Most unique B&B: August the Airstream

Photo credit: Celine Sawchuk at Mind Palace Design
What makes this stay special: The 1985 Airstream has been beautifully renovated with an airy minimalistic style that offers Scandanavian hyyge vibes. Staying in August the Airstream is the ultimate islander experience with its cozy wood-fireplace and tiny-house feel in the woods. Something important to note is that the heated washroom is located a short walk away from the Airstream, however they provide you with robes and an umbrella to make the walk pleasant.

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8. Best B&B with ocean access: The Seaview Cottage at The Hen and Hound Farm

Photo credit: Hen and Hound Farm

What makes this place special: Imagine waking up in your cozy cottage and taking a woodsy path down to a private beach to find a secluded boathouse with stunning ocean views. The covered boathouse has seating and a fire table, making it usable when the weather is a bit chilly. It's a wonderful place to relax and watch for wildlife.

The Seaview Cottage has special touches to make you feel at home, like fresh farm eggs, a wood-fired stove, a covered wrap-around deck and a Nespresso machine. It has two bedrooms and can sleep up to four people, making it a great spot for families or couples.

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Now Open: Oceanfront Yurt at the Hen and Hound Farm

Photo credit: @thehenandhoundfarm via Instagram
The Hen and Hound Farm has finished their newest project, a luxury yurt that offers a unique oceanfront experience. It's the perfect spot for your honeymoon or a romantic getaway.

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