Where To Stay On Salt Spring Island; The Lost & Found Guest House

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I’m surrounded by trees; a roaring fire crackles in the hearth, and I’ve a glass of wine in my hand. I am enjoying a moment of Zen as I sink into the comforts at Salt Spring Islands Lost & Found Guest House. Part cabin and part art gallery this is a fantastic place to stay on Salt Spring Island and call home during your adventures. Located just ten minutes by car from Ganges Harbour or Fulford Harbour it is both isolated and accessible to the wonders to Salt Spring Island. It sleeps six+ by why not have it all to yourself and treat yourself to a woodland escape while on the Island.

A glass of wine and a roaring fire


Innkeepers Jocelyn Ferguson and John Bateman have created a place to stay on Salt Spring Island for visitors that want to escape the hectic pace of town yet still be close enough to nip out for a day hike, shopping or to grab a few groceries for a quiet night in by the fire. The guest house is situated on Jocelyn’s and John’s property, so if you need anything they are close at hand, but you can’t see the main house from the cottage unless you peek through the tree branches.

Lost & Found Guest House Salt Spring Island

As I expected when I arrived the door was left open for me. A welcome binder with all the info I needed plus keys to the house. The fireplace was stocked with kindling and wood for a fire, and the fridge had cream and milk for my morning cup of coffee. This is Salt Spring hospitality.

First Look inside Lost & Found Guest House

Lost & Found Guest House is broken up into two levels. The main floor contains a bathroom with laundry machines, a bedroom with a Queen sized mattress, and the kitchen, living and dining rooms.

Full size bathroom with laundry

Full sized kitchen

Living room and dining area

The second floor is a loft with three single beds and a TV viewing lounge. Bring DVDs or a cable for your laptop as there is no cable TV here. I didn’t spend much time up here as I had the entire place to myself but perfect if you travel with people, and you need a little separate time.

Loft bedroom at Lost & Found Guest House

Loft TV viewing area

Very well laid out the entire place is very comfortable and efficient. Jocelyn furnished the guest house with finds from the Island while John did all the interior woodwork and finishing. It is a labour of love and skill that doesn’t end there. The walls are filled with paintings from local artists and even some from Jocelyn and John’s family. During my stay, there are pieces by Deirdre Tessmann and John’s brother Allan Bateman. When you stay here who knows who will be hanging on the wall. Perhaps a piece by John’s father, Robert Bateman.

Roosters by Deirdre Tessmann

Picture by Allan Bateman

The best part of staying at Lost & Found Guest House for me has been nighttime. When I get back from exploring the food scene on Salt Spring, I pour myself a glass of wine and start building a fire. Once it catches I sit back, sip my wine and lose myself in the dancing flames.

Wine and fire

The WiFi is fantastic here so if you feel so inclined you can snuggle up to some Netflix & Chill time or perhaps you could pick a nook, there are two, and read a book.

Reading nook at Lost & Found Guest House

A sleeping and book nook at Lost & Found Guest House

I feel like I have completely escaped my life in just two short days here. Cell coverage is non-existent so there is no buzzing phone to distract from the peace and quiet of the woods and the crackling fire. It’s a perfect place to enjoy a morning coffee looking out onto the lush greenery and maybe write a story or two.

Morning coffee with a view

 

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Disclosure: General

My stay at Lost & Found Guest House was hosted by the Innkeepers. My views, opinions and this post are 100% my own words and was not reviewed prior to publishing.


About Author

Marc Smith is a single, 45-year-old, gay urbanite, living in high-rise heaven in Vancouver’s chic Yaletown neighbourhood. After a ten-year career as one of Vancouver’s pre-eminent event planners, he decided it was time for a change and posted on his Facebook page “I am ready for a change. What shall I do with my life?” 30 Day Adventures was born from that status update.

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