About the Hotel
Nestled amidst the lush emerald coast of the Malahat Summit, overlooking the deep azure waters of picturesque Saanich Inlet, Vancouver Island's fabulous Prancing Horse Retreat invites you to experience the unforgettable beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Just twenty minutes from Victoria, with breathtaking views from high atop towering cliffs, your luxurious mountain retreat awaits. Each spacious suite is bright and inviting, with a flowing modern style and the cool, soothing atmosphere of the verdant surrounding forest. Relax in deeply plush beds each night, warmed by the crackling fireplace, and gaze out into the night sky through large picture windows. Delight in romantic, elegant bathrooms with enticing double soaker tubs and gorgeous panoramic views, and stretch out and enjoy the comfort of your own private suite surrounded by pure natural beauty. With complete luxury and the natural splendor of Vancouver Island beckoning to be explored, enjoy each day and night to the fullest at Prancing Horse Retreat.
On your first misty morning, as the sun peaks through the trees and warms the crystalline sea, sit down to a delicious gourmet breakfast in the sunny, cheerful dining room. After a wonderful meal and steamy cup of coffee, venture out for a full day in the beautiful outdoors. Head out for a Pacific Northwest fishing excursion, and cast your line for amazing salmon, trout, and bass. Hike or ride horseback through the beautiful forested wonderland of the West Coast Trail, along the scenic coastal Juan de Fuca Marine Trail, or through serene Goldstream Park. In the afternoon explore lush Cowichan Valley, and stop in at any of the bountiful vineyards to taste fabulous local vintages of Ortegas and Pinot Noirs. In the evening delight in a wonderful whale watching tour, or tee off for a relaxing round at Arbutus Ridge Golf Course. With the sun setting over the island, creating a sight that is truly mesmerizing, sit down on your private balcony for a meal of local bread, cheeses, and charcuterie, glass of wine in hand, and watch the stars emerge with the one you love. At Prancing Horse Retreat, life is truly this beautiful.