Prancing Horse Retreat in Vancouver Island, Canada
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.
Location of Prancing Horse Retreat
Nearest Airport: YYJ, YVR
Amenities for Prancing Horse Retreat
- General Information
- 7 Guest Rooms
- Dining Room
- On-Site Amenities
- Outdoor Whirlpool
- Sun Deck
- Movie Library
- In-Room Amenities
- Coffee & Tea Facilities
- Luxury Bath Amenities
- Mini Refrigerators
- Complimentary WiFi
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Bird Watching
- Historic Sites
Reviews for Prancing Horse Retreat
Fantastic B&B. Elaine is gracious and very accommodating. Wonderful location and view that a camera has a hard time capturing as well as your eye. Wonderful breakfast on the patio. Our only negative is that we could only stay one night. A highlight of our visit to Vancouver Island.
KathRand - Peachtree City, Georgia
We spent three nights here this last week. The retreat is in a beautiful setting with breathtaking views. The hosts are friendly and informative but not at all intrusive. The room was comfortable and well-appointed. Indeed the entire grounds are beautiful! One can also visit their farm, although we didn't do this. The breakfasts were great, each day featuring a different main course together with locally grown strawberries, fruit smoothies, fresh banana bread etc. There are not a lot of places to eat nearby and you do need a car, but you're conveniently close by car to wineries, cider makers, and lots of arts and crafts outlets at the wineries, in Duncan and along the highway. Overall a wonderful vacation spot!
JimVancouver - Vancouver
We stayed for a single night getaway trip - we live a couple of hours north - and loved the peace and quiet, beautiful views overlooking the inlet with the mountains beyond and the fascinating building and landscaping on this steep wooded hillside. A nice romantic spot for two. Breakfast was lovely too.
njw210 - Cumberland, Canada
The view is amazing. We had breakfeast on the patio, horses and a hot tub down below. Romantic as can be. Great place to get away! Not too far from the city and a great restaurant across the hwy. We relaxed with complimentary champagne and cookies in the jacuzzi. Perfect get away.
The place is beautiful by itself, the view is breath taking and the rooms are full of details that transform the place into a fairy tail. The attention we received was excellent and they were the nicest people ever, always ready to help. The food was great too!! And there are a lot of things to do around there, the spectacle lake or the Butchart gardens are close to the location. Simply perfect.
MariaLuisaMartin - Vancouver, Canada