|Accommodation Type |||Bed & Breakfast|
|General Amenities |||Internet Connection, Breakfast|
|Room Amenities |||Theme Room, TV|
|Payment |||MasterCard, Visa|
|SquAMish is approximately 90 minutes from Vancouver Airport|
Profile Last Updated: August 29, 2008
Between Vancouver and Whistler in the stunning Garibaldi Highlands is a highly rated adult-oriented bed & breakfast chalet with loads of charm. Accommodations, service and amenities have to exceptional to be awarded the five-star Canada Select designation by Tourism BC. One look at the exterior of the building tells you that you’re in for something special. Nu-Salya means “my vision” in Coast Salish and somebody’s vision is quite something to behold. The B&B’s West Coast alpine architecture has added Native touches in totem poles, and grizzly bear carvings. Inside, the chalet boasts cedar and fir log posts, pine and slate floors and huge wood-framed windows that look out on Howe Sound. The chalet’s design is enhanced with lovely landscaping that includes Native carvings and statuary. Approaching the building on a winter’s eve, it looks particularly enchanting.
There are just three guest suites, exquisitely appointed and with ensuite bathrooms. The Tantalus Room has a colonial theme with wood plank floors and matching furniture including an antique writing desk. A handmade Persian carpet warms the floor and original Native art adorns the walls. The Stawamus Room has an early settlers theme and the décor includes early 1900 skis, sled and snowshoes. This room overlooks Stawamus Chief Provincial Park. The third suite, the Mamquam Room, has a Native American Theme with a Northwest Coast cedar carved totem and original oil paintings from different Tribes. All suites have a TV, VCR/DVD player and telephone.
Guests always have something good to say about breakfast at the Nu-Salya Chalet. There’s a choice of several items including a full Canadian breakfast. Delicious omelettes are a house favourite. Guests also enjoy the great room that features a 40-foot high river rock wood-burning fireplace. There’s an outdoor patio as well as a hot tub – what could be better than soaking up the warmth while looking at snow capped mountain peaks?