Spotlight: August 23 2010 – South Garden B&B

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

Where to stay in the Fraser Valley?  There are many beautiful hotels, rustic cabins and hundreds of fabulous campgrounds. There is also a scattering of quaint, comfortable bed and breakfast establishments. B&Bs are great for an overflow of out of town guests, a girl’s night out, a romantic evening away from the kids or a family vacation. We often enjoy mini vacations here in our own Fraser Valley – there are so many great little places to check out and they are close to home! Jacquie & John of South Garden B&B recently invited us to stay and we are excited to share this little gem with you.

South Garden B&B is located in Agassiz, just a 3 minute drive from Harrison Hot Springs. It is set on a serene, beautiful piece of property backing onto Green Mountain. We enjoyed a night in Cedar’s Cottage, a separate building from the main bed and breakfast. This private cottage comes complete with a fabulously comfortable bed, futon, tv, stereo, dining set, small kitchen facilities, snacks, a soaker tub, air conditioning, electric fireplace and a full bathroom. There’s not much left for wanting here… they even provide knit slippers! We had the opportunity to check out the other suites inside the main bed and breakfast home. They are all comfortable, modern suites with private washrooms and all the creature comforts of home.

Upon arrival we enjoyed some Canadian Hazelnut treats, non-alcoholic bubbly and a peaceful swing on the property’s hammocks. We drove into nearby Harrison Hot Springs to enjoy dinner on the beach, then returned for an evening of relaxation. It was too warm out to enjoy the hot tub outside, but the sitting area by the hot tub had some chairs that we sat at to enjoy the sounds of the small waterfall.

In times past, a B&B meant shared washroom facilities and breakfast at a big table with the hosts and all of the other guests. While some B&Bs do still offer communal breakfasts as an option, South Garden offers private breakfasts in each of their suites. Every evening guests fill out their desired breakfast items on cards left in their rooms and the following morning breakfast is delivered in a picnic basket. We couldn’t decide what to eat so we tried a little bit of a lot of things! Waffles, omelette, blueberry scones, croissants, fresh fruit, blended fruit shake and lots of other goodies are available. It was quite the feast.

South Garden B&B offers a great Fraser Valley golf package, a divine culinary package, girl’s time out package, a romantic getaway package and spa services from Simply Indulge Mobile Spa.  Next time we visit South Garden B&B we will be sure to bring our running shoes (it was hot flip flop weather). A 10 minute walk up the back of the property leads to a deck that family built. This deck has an absolutely fabulous view, and is the start of a 20 minute loop hike/walk. What a great way to relax and enjoy nature.

Jacquie was a fabulous host and by reading the entries in the Cedar’s Cottage guest book, we are not the only ones who think so! There are entries (in almost every day on the calendar!) from folks from all over the world, praising their time at South Garden B&B. Being a Mom to 6 kids and having a background as an RN, we think Jacquie’s caring personality is a great fit for a B&B host. It is so nice to be pampered and to have every little comfort seen to on your time away from home!

We would love to send one of our awesome readers to experience luxurious country comfort for themselves. Please leave a note below to be entered to win one night in Cedar’s Cottage at South Garden B&B ($170 value)! You will LOVE it! Winner will be announced September 15, 2010. Want another chance to win? All online Fresh! Fraser Valley registrations (workshops or the showcase tickets) are automatically entered to win two nights in the Cedar’s Cottage! Lots of chances to win! CONGRATULATIONS TO KATHLEEN M. THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.

South Garden Bed and Breakfast
3048 Hot Springs Road, Harrison Hot Springs
Ring: 1.866.796.3048

Contributor: Kristi Ferguson

Kristi Ferguson is the Founder & Editor of The Pulse. Her company, Double You, offers online communications consulting, project management and event planning. Kristi is a proud mama who loves to explore, shop, laugh & create. She is passionate about promoting all things local. Twitter: @pulseblogonline @MrsKFergie

39 Responses to “Spotlight: August 23 2010 – South Garden B&B”

  1. Heidi Miller says:

    Please enter me to win a night at South Garden B&B. We are always looking for a local spot to have our semi-annual girls weekend and we all love new traditions!

  2. Kristine says:

    It is nice to see pieces featuring locations that are the hidden gems of the FV. It looks very lovely!

  3. Cathy says:

    What a great place for a girls getaway!

  4. Rachael says:

    What a perfect spot for celebrating our anniversary!

  5. Rebecca says:

    Would love a chance to getaway with my hubby : )

  6. Tania says:

    This place is adorable and their breakfast looks so yummy! I wanna go!!!

  7. char says:

    Looks Fabulous, a Romantic getaway for my hubby & I!!!

  8. Carolyn Dechaux says:

    Lovely spot! Harrison is nice and close. Great for a weekend away :)

  9. Brian McGinn says:

    Well, wouldn’t this be the perfect getaway for me and my hard working wife!! We’re in!!! And will let some friends know about it too!! Thanks!

  10. leah says:

    i would really love to win this:)

  11. Christina C says:

    Great girls weekend! Looks so great!

  12. Amy June says:

    This place looks beautiful! I would LOVE to go!
    Please put me on the winners list:)

  13. Rebecca Chaytor says:

    South Garden B & B seems like an ideal setting for a quick getaway for a little romance and outdoor fun…without our child! Thanks for the opportunity to enter :)

  14. Stephanie R says:

    I am intriqued by the divine culinery package…and a night away from my children! is it weird to want to go alone??!!

  15. Amy says:

    South Garden has pretty much the best breakfasts ever!!!

    Jacquie’s scones are AMAZING!! I highly recommend it!

  16. Lindsay Thompson says:

    This B&B looks lovely. A one night away with my hubby would be very welcome. I’m not ready to leave my babies for more than one night yet so this would be perfect and still close to home in case of emergencies. Please accept this as entry into the contest.

  17. Bonnie says:

    Wow sure looks like a beautiful place! I would def love to win.

  18. Jennifer T says:

    I would love to win this. Between being a WAHM as well as working part-time, dealing with a 2-year old and being pregnant… I’d love the chance to get away with my husband for a much needed “alone time” getaway. =)

  19. jackie Hassan says:

    I would love to win this, it is absolutely gorgeous, my hubby and I needs a vacation as we have been married for over 20 yrs and never been on a vacation together alone.

  20. Cindy Keery says:

    I would love to be entered, please! It looks beautiful. :)

  21. Heidi says:

    It’s great to learn about these hidden places and so close to home. Thank you!

    (my fingers are crossed)

  22. Cora says:

    Looks like an awesome place for a quiet get away!!

  23. Cheryl says:

    WOW! What a cozy looking place. A great close place to get away for the weekend.

  24. Pam says:

    Looks super cute, cozy and extremely relaxing. A little piece of heaven on earth!
    Would love to enjoy a day / night at South Garden B&B

  25. Oooh! What a perfect anniversary spot!

  26. David Ryan says:

    Please enter me, thanks!

  27. kim says:

    always could use a getaway with the hubby:)

  28. julie says:

    Great feature! …excellent idea for upcoming anniversary… ;)

  29. Shannon says:

    SLEEP IN!!!!!!!!!! Pick me :-)

  30. Christy says:

    I would LOVE a getaway!!! Please enter me!

  31. Kathleen says:

    Drove by yesterday. Definitely going to tell hubbie about this one. I think we need a mini vacation!

  32. Cheryl says:

    After a summer of 70 hr work weeks I would love to find a spot of beauty and peace. Thank you for doing that for me, I can’t wait to check it out. Your endless ideas and finds are appreciated, look forward to reading your next discovery!

  33. Chris says:

    A perfect pampered getaway to share with someone special!
    I would be delighted to experience South Garden’s beautiful, cozy and yummy offerings.
    I’m so glad to learn about this local B & B.

  34. Shanna says:

    I love Harrison and didn’t know this little gem was so close by. Thank you for sharing! This would be a great place to getaway with a friend.

  35. rudy kehler says:

    Nice photos! This looks like a great place. Seeing the breakfast photo suddenly has me hungry… time for a second breakfast!

    Thanks for this good exposure piece.

  36. Meaghan Van Dyk says:

    I love hearing about these great, local places, especially those to the East of the Valley, rather then just places closer to Van.

  37. This looks like a gorgeous B&B! Thanks for sharing with me (and I’d love to be entered to win!)

  38. Jeremy says:

    Beautiful, sign me up!

  39. Sasha says:

    Eat, Stay, Love – Looks like the perfect place for a ‘staycation’, with rest and relaxation being the main ingredients.

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