Treat yourself to a retreat on beautiful Glen Lake near Victoria, BC, Canada. Wake up to freshly baked muffins, local fruits and gorgeous views of the lake with Bear Mountain as the backdrop.
A custom built house bordering the Galloping Goose Trail and overlooking Glen Lake, offers a wide spectrum of activities all year round. Just 20 minutes from the centre of town, this serene country setting is convenient and welcoming to guests of all ages. Aromas of delicious home cooked breakfasts rouse you in the mornings, and beautiful views beckon to you as you rise to greet each day.
For breakfast each day we serve a salad of fresh fruit, many of which are picked daily from the trees and bushes onsite. We also serve yoghurt, cereal, tea or coffee and of course Joanne’s famous home baked muffins. Guests generally eat at the main table. However, weather permitting there are also tables on the deck so guests can enjoy their breakfast outside.
Glen lake is a great freshwater swimming area for at least 4 months of the year. It is stocked with 2 kinds of trout so if inclined you can try your luck at fishing.
For the nature lovers we have a local grey heron, a family of otter, at least one mink, a family of ducks, and a Canada goose family including last year’s goslings who swim nearby. There are kingfishers, owls, bats, and bald headed eagles, and to those who observe well, there is drama on the lake most days.
At the Cycle-Inn we have
*a paddle boat – easy to operate,
*games: bocce ball, croquet – for groups
*a big rope swing for tossing yourself out into the water on those hot summer days (to be used with parental guidance only please)
*bicycles of various sizes for use on the bike trail just outside
Joanne, the enthusiastic hostess, is interested in making your visit a memorable one. Joanne is an excellent resource for local knowledge, having experience in many areas and interest in most others. Raised in Montreal, she also speaks French, and has studied German, Latin, Spanish, and Japanese. We are happy to welcome you here in one language or another!
Joanne is an avid outdoors person and happy to arrange for you to go boating, biking, hiking and she will be happy to join you in a swim! There might be a live solo or group concert while you stay as music abounds here. You can request a concert ahead if you wish.
Join in the fun of music by playing yourself, performing, attending a concert, or booking your function.