The Lodge At The Old Dorm

Bed & Breakfasts in Bowen Island, British Columbia

From $95 / Night

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Property Information

Property Overview
Property ID 178997
Listing Status Featured
Region Sunshine Coast
Nearest City Bowen Island, BC
Property Type Bed & Breakfasts
Rate From $95 - $150 / Night
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Property Description

The Lodge at the Old Dorm on Bowen Island, British Columbia is a lovingly-restored heritage bed and breakfast with the ambience of a character inn.

Its rural setting makes for a perfect island getaway - whether it's a personal or corporate retreat, an overnight escape or an extended stay to savour the nearby secluded beaches and forested trails. Minutes away, the quaint village of Snug Cove offers you a smorgasbord of casual and gourmet restaurants, pubs, gift shops and stores specializing in clothing, arts and crafts, books and organic treats.

The two-story, cedar-sheathed Lodge - intimately linked with Bowen's history - is completely refurbished with art-deco accents, fine art and intriguing artifacts from its past. Classic amenities include pedestal sinks and soaker tubs. An expansive rear patio opens on to a private garden.

Host Dan Parkin - whom Vancouver Best Places calls "a fine cook" - provides a generous breakfast in the bright, tastefully decorated dining room. Your day will begin with the very freshest of seasonal ingredients and warm-from-the-oven muffins, croissants and cinnamon buns. And Dan is happy to entertain guests' special dining requests.

The Lodge is the serene setting for a variety of corporate and institutional gatherings and educational workshops. The comfortably appointed living room is an ideal location for gatherings of all kinds, from sales conferences to art classes, and the atmosphere is conducive to good discussion and creativity. Experience the spirit of days gone by while enjoying the modern comforts and exceptional service in tranquil surroundings so close to - yet far away from - the city!


Retrace the early steps of picnic day-trippers and moonlight dancers and follow the scenic promenade towards the historic Old Dorm. The six-minute stroll from the ferry terminal to the two-storey, barn-red lodge may be one of the West Coast's most charming, scenic, little walkways.

Ducks and geese splash in the quiet lagoon while gently rippling waves lap against the beach. A view of the sea and Coast Mountains stretches to the mainland. The 52-square-kilometre Bowen Island and its moderate climate offer year-round activities. Recreation, relaxation and entertainment are minutes away.

Rent a sea kayak and explore the 37 kilometres of rugged island coastline.
Dine in cafes, restaurants or a waterfront pub.
Embark on a hike through Crippen Regional Park, around Killarney Lake, or to the top of Mount Gardner for a panoramic view of Georgia Strait.
Shop the specialty stores located in picturesque Snug Cove, or nearby Artisan Square.
Fish the scenic coastal waters.
Lounge on public beaches in Mannion Bay or Bowen Bay.
Or, perhaps just read a good book on the Lodge's private deck.
Whatever the season, Bowen Island's varied activities are sure to please guests of all tastes.

The Island is also home to much wildlife. Guests may view bald eagles soaring overhead, herons fishing quietly in tidal pools, or perhaps deer nibbling on wild grasses. Come and enjoy the carefree spirit and charm that has long drawn visitors to the "Happy Isle".

Waterfront Description & Nearby Activities

Corporate/Educational Retreats
The Lodge at the Old Dorm is a warm and inspiring environment for corporate and institutional gatherings and educational workshops and seminars for up to 16 people. Sit and plan your masterpiece!

And you and your colleagues and friends will be amid its charm and privacy within an hour of leaving the city centre - with 20 minutes of your trip on a scenic ferry ride. Taking a break from your meeting or workshop, you'll stretch your legs and refresh your mind with a walk to the nearby lagoon, waterfall and Deep Bay, or a slightly more ambitious hike around Killarney Lake.

The Lodge has hosted intimate conferences and retreats for participants from universities and colleges, public institutions, private corporations and professional firms. Among the special events held around the river-rock fireplace have been small annual general meetings and international conclaves, yoga workshops, and family reunions.

Vacation Rental Website



Laundry Machines
Air Conditioning
Linens Provided
Pets Allowed
Small Appliances
Stereo Player
DVD Player
Cable TV
Internet Access
Board Games
Parking Available
Maid Service

Individual Unit Description

Cozy, comfortable rooms feature modern amenities with a touch of historical charm. Each of the 6 rooms, named after Union Steamship vessels, is elegantly adorned with art-deco artifacts an archival photo of it's namesake, and attractive paintings.

Lady Alexandra
King-size bed with down-filled duvet.
5 piece ensuite bathroom, including soaking tub, shower, bidet, pedestal sink and toilet.
French doors open to a small garden deck.

Lady Rose
King (modified) Bed
with down-filled duvet.
Private washroom (across hallway), includes shower, pedestal sink, toilet.

Lady Cecilia
Queen bed with partial water view of Deep Bay and mountains
4 piece ensuite bathroom, including soaker tub, separate shower, sink, toilet, accented with beautiful French Country ceramic tile.

Lady Pam
Double bed with porcelain pedestal sink with mirror and shaving/dryer plug.
Washroom across the hallway includes shower, pedestal sink, and toilet

Lady Evelyn
Twin-bedded room with pedestal sink with mirror and shaving/dryer plug.
Washroom across the hallway includes shower, pedestal sink, and toilet.

Lady Cynthia
Queen bed with partial water view of Deep Bay and mountains
Washroom across the hallway includes soaker tub w/shower, pedestal sink, and toilet.


Rental Rates & Pricing

Rate Week Week Night Weekend Weekend Night Month
Basic RateBasic Rate - $95 - - -
Lady AlexandraAccommodation Type Rate - $150 - - -
Lady CeciliaAccommodation Type Rate - $140 - - -
Lady CynthiaAccommodation Type Rate - $115 - - -
Lady EvelynAccommodation Type Rate - $95 - - -
Lady PamAccommodation Type Rate - $95 - - -
Lady RoseAccommodation Type Rate - $115 - - -

Fees & Deposits

Fee Type Fee Amount
Local Sales Tax 12.00%

Additional Rate Information

Maximum 2 people per room; breakfast included.



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Cancellation Policy

Minimum 2 week (14 days) notice.

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If room can be rented, then the 1st night's deposit
will be refunded in full, otherwise, 1st night will be charged to credit card.

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