Home Away From Home…

The Beaconsfield Inn Victoria, B.C.

 

We were very happy with the Beaconsfield. It is a Registered Heritage Property — circa 1905. I loved the wonderful rich wood architecture.

Built at the turn of the century to be a gracious Edwardian home, The Beaconsfield Inn retains many of the historic elements that evoke all the character, warmth and hospitality associated with by-gone eras.

 

The Beaconsfield was commissioned in 1905 by R. P. Rithet, a local financial baron, MLA and Victoria Mayor (1885) for his daughter Gertrude, and designed by Samuel McClure, one of Victoria’s most notable architects.

 

Named after a luxurious London Hotel frequented by King Edward VII in pre-World War I England, the Beaconsfield Inn turns the clock back to a gentler time.

 

We reserved the Gatekeepers room because it would accommodate the 4 of us comfortably.

 

 

 

The common room where we could enjoy coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and sherry in the evening was a great room to relax. There were fresh baked cookies every night, too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This next photo is a peek into the breakfast room. I’ll share a food post on another day.

 

I would gladly return to this Inn if I get a chance to re-visit Victoria.

Photobucket replaced all my photos with these blurred out versions and they are holding my photos hostage until I pay them lots of money. I’m slowly going through all my posts and trying to clean them up and replacing some photos. Such a bother.

About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

12 thoughts on “Home Away From Home…

  1. Oh man oh man! Sherry in the library!
    The houses built in that era are astonishing. What a perfect place for sister time Ellen!

  2. It’s as beautiful in the photos as it is in real life. It looks like you had a grand time – sherry in the library, indeed!

  3. What a luxurious place to stay. I am earmarking it for future reference. I’ve never stayed in Victoria; but when I do; I will certainly stay there!

  4. Sigh…you’re in one of my favorite places, doing fun things…and you found the BEST place to stay I can imagine! Next trip I will have to look them up…Lovely rainy pics of Bucharts…LOL…I’ve done the rain tour there, too. 🙂

  5. Ellen, what a wonderful place to stay with your sisters. So relaxing.. you needed that after all the walking:)

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