About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
This is a unique fully furnished private 2 bedroom/1 (newly renovated) bathroom suite located on two forested acres at the base of beautiful Mt. Finlayson in magical Goldstream Park. With stunning forest views, cozy open concept living space and gorgeous deck overlooking a creek lined with ancient Red Cedars, this space is a Nature lovers dream. Perfect for resting, painting, meditating, forest gazing or birdwatching, the ever changing view will mesmerize any onlooker. The cozy open concept living space - complete with wood-stove for a cottage feel - is great for socializing while cooking, and continues out onto a large private deck, perfect for enjoying a meal (weather permitting), socializing, or catching a quiet moment alone with the forest.
You may feel like you are sleeping in the trees as each bedroom boasts secluded forest views of towering Red Cedars. During the Winter you can crack your window and let the creek rushing past lull you to sleep.
This space is ideal for those who want to get away from the beaten path, and are looking for a nature based experience. Located in the heart of the park, you can access hiking trails galore in every direction - down into the ancient giants along Goldstream River or up to the heights of Mt. Finalyson for views of the entire region. As secluded as you may feel, we are located just 5 mins from amenities in Langford (shopping, restaurants, movies ect) and 15 mins from downtown Victoria. Only 1 km from Highway 1, this is a great access point to explore the southern part of the island - 20mins from Sooke, 15 mins from Mill Bay, 20 mins from Cowichan Valley, 50 mins from Nanaimo.
There is a dishwasher and in suite washer/dryer for your convenience - we will provide laundry and dish soap to ensure the soap is eco-friendly (we are on a septic system and we cherish our deliciously clean well water).
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 21, 2018
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Clean, cozy and centrally located to explore the island.
Thank you Kristen! The drive through Coldstream Park's old growth trees appealed to my BC roots. It was a fun drive into a cute and cozy 'cabin' with all the amenities we needed and more. We spent our days exploring various points on the south end of Vancouver Island and came 'home' to a glass of BC wine and review the days adventures.
If you are an outdoor person and enjoys a cup of coffee while looking at a forest before heading out to an active day, this is the place for you!
Soul-soothing, awe-inspiring home from home
We were looking for a quiet, comfortable location with accessibility to amenities and ideally close to some of the area's infamous old growth forests. Shadow Fin Inn provided that and more.
We instantly felt at home in this incredibly cosy place and our walks amongst the forests straight from the front door was the most liberating stress-relief we've had in years. We hardly drove anywhere when it came to exploring the area. The trails surrounding in Goldstream Park were a green dream.
Great attention to detail is evident in the property - from plush towels to a fantastic kitchen set up. We slept like the logs outside every night and the green shades that shone in from every window made one feel like Dorothy in the Emerald City.
Kristen and her family were incredible hosts and went above and beyond to make us feel welcomed and at home - fantasy neighbours! Kristen has wonderful knowledge of the local flora and trails, and has a great selection of books on the area in the house for visitors to thumb through at their leisure.
Seals, otters, racoons, red-tailed hawks, vultures, bear and cougar sign made for incredibly exciting walks, and every person we encountered had a smile.
Leaving was terribly hard for us! And we could not recommend this place anymore!
Cozy hide away home - great hosts!
We had such a great stay here, Kristen was so accommodating and helpful, the place was cozy with the fireplace! Really comfy beds and space front the kids to play, wish we had more time to explore - easy distant from Victoria I’d highly recommend this place!
Absolutely wonderful magical forest location. Everything we needed for a couple of nights out to Victoria. Wish we could have stayed longer. Beautiful location and wonderful hosts.
Beautiful accommodations in a beautiful setting. Very hospitable host.
Gorgous place in lush forest setting.
Kristin is a fantastic host, and the house is perfect. New renovation, open floor plan downstairs with wraparound deck, 2 beds/1 large bath up. Very clean, has laundry and dishwasher. Didn't need to fireplace stove in September. Host Kristin lives on site and the location is very serene, so it's the perfect place for a quiet forest getaway. My parents and I stayed here for a couple of nights at the end of summer, and enjoyed the light rain and cool nights after a day at Butchart Gardens. A couple of deer walked through the yard on our last night. Probably not good for loud groups, very peaceful.