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The Grouse House at Blue Grouse Winery

Bedrooms 2
Property type guest house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

An Exquisite Vineyard Retreat!

Escape the city and enjoy the Cowichan Valley’s wine, food and outdoor scene. Visit the Farmer’s Market for locally-grown organic produce or crafts, spend an afternoon touring local wineries or visiting Canada’s only tea farm. Visit the Kinsol Trestle, meander along the Pacific coastline or hike through enchanting west coast forests, possibly catching sight of our many birds and wildlife. Spend your evening doing an impromptu BBQ, sipping on our award-winning wines and waiting for the sun to set over the slopes of the vineyard.

Enjoy your “Bed & Bottle” retreat among the vines. Relax and enjoy the surrounding vineyard while absorbing the natural serenity; or drive a short few minutes to the unique and historic waterfront community of Cowichan Bay.

The Grouse House’s two-bedroom suite sleeps four, ideal for two couples or a family. The modern and well-appointed kitchen is the perfect place to make the most of your farmer’s market finds. A panoramic outdoor patio features a barbecue and ample space to sit, relax, and enjoy a glass of wine. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy your “Bed & Bottle” service: one bottle of wine is our gift to you on check in.

Other amenities include luxurious linens, gas fireplace, air conditioning and complimentary WiFi (please tag us @bluegrousewines when you take a photo of your magnificent surroundings.)

Hold your wedding in this spectacular location, then stay the night to start your honeymoon right.

The Grouse House decor is decidedly rustic-modern with natural wood floors, chef's prep island in the kitchen and a harvest dining table that seats at least eight. With two large bedrooms, each with its own luxurious en-suite bathroom and a large, comfortable great room with fireplace, full kitchen and stellar Cowichan views, this is a perfect hideaway rental for wine lovers, wedding parties, couples retreat or the ideal location for that long overdue girls weekend away.

The Grouse House is one-of-a-kind, allowing you to wake up to the sights and sounds of the vineyard.

With its convenient location in the Cowichan Valley, visitors looking to explore the area will leave the Grouse House refreshed, and return to a peaceful place to rest.

More Details

Property Manager
Jenny Garlini
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

About Jenny Garlini

Once the preferred habitat of Blue Grouse, the 45 acres of Blue Grouse Estate are tucked away on a sunny slope of Vancouver Island’s Cowichan Valley, which is believed to take its name from a First Nation's word meaning "the warm land". A fitting name, as the valley enjoys Canada’s warmest mean temperature. The terroir encompasses wind protection by evergreen trees, an all-Southern exposure, a combination of clay and gravelly soil, and the nurturing of pure air and spring water. Thanks to this exceptional site, the vines require little fertilization and irrigation, just a drop of passion, a splash of dedication and hard work, and a pinch of obsession make the difference!

Jenny Garlini purchased this guest house in 2012

Why Jenny Garlini chose Duncan

A luxurious and unforgettable Cowichan Valley retreat.

What makes this guest house unique

As one of Vancouver Island’s oldest estate vineyards and a long time family-owned winery, Blue Grouse produces exceptional Cowichan Valley wines which express their place of origin – and a lot of personality, to boot! Elegant, fresh, cool-climate style, rich in balanced acidity, and intense in flavor, Blue Grouse wines are meant to be enjoyed and sure to be remembered.


Duncan Guest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • guest house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 king , Two twin beds available upon request.
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Two twin beds available upon request.
  • Books
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis


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The Grouse House at Blue Grouse Winery
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Stunning place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our two night stay - very luxurious and relaxing lovel cool house to escape from the heat of the day. Extremely comfortable.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly recommended!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful setting and a fabulously comfortable place to stay for the weekend. Well worth it and everyone so friendly too.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Banff, AB

You think the inside is gorgeous until you see the view!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Grouse House over the weekend during the BC Summer Games. Located right in the winery you couldn't ask for a better view from the king size bed in the master bedroom. They have thought of every little detail to make the stay more enjoyable along with a lovely bottle of wine in the fridge upon arrival! Melanie was extremely helpful and the location was central to many things. We would absolutely stay here again if we were in the area. I would highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Stay!

  • 5 of 5

A lovely property, in a lovely location!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Victoria, BC

Above and beyond

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Grouse House for a weekend stay while we attended some foraging/cooking classes at Deerholme Farms (which I would highly recommend doing).

The cottage is freestanding and private, and overlooks vineyards with a mountain backdrop. Gorgeous view!!! The house itself is homey and yet contemporary, very well appointed and efficient. A big step above the usual VRBO/HomeAway rental. It is new so that of course is a big plus.

Plenty of room for 3 of us - would be spacious enough for 4 people.

Unseasonal snow fell as we arrived - but that did not create any problems. I know this is asking for a very big plus - but a hot tub would make this place perfect. I will be back!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply spectacular!

  • 5 of 5

This is the best rental apartment that we have ever stayed in anywhere in the world. Yes, it is total new, so everything is still in great shape. This is not what makes it so special, however. It is a place with real style where someone has put in an effort to make all the details fit. Too bad that we don't live on the island and thus cannot enjoy this place more often!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
16.5 Kilometres
Maple Bay Harbour Air
Nearest Ferry
60.5 Kilometres
Duke Point Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Cowichan Golf and Country Club
Nearest Motorway
16.5 Kilometres
Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit
Nearest Ski
164.8 Kilometres
Mount Washington Alpine Resort
Nearest Beach
3.1 Kilometres
Cowichan Bay
Car: necessary

Relax and enjoy the surrounding vineyard while absorbing the natural serenity. Visit the Blue Grouse Tasting room for a wine tasting, picnic lunch or to enjoy a glass of wine.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $230.73

Rates are displayed in USD. Please be aware we are located in Canada and charge CAD. Check Rates on our page.
Rates are subject to change until rental is confirmed.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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