MAY 16, 2016 SEDUCTIVE SALT SPRING ISLAND
After a few nights at our absolutely idyllic accommodation at Lydia’s Cottage, up on a stunning farm with alpacas, and chickens, we had sunk deep into the Salt Spring state of mind. We get it now. Yes, the three-hour tour is worth it. We can’t wait to get back to Ol’ Salty.
Grant Lawrence – CBC Vancouver – Westender Vancouver
Perfect accommodation! M and G
Thank you Lydia for your lovely cottage that we enjoyed very much and hope to return to soon.
S and P Australia
I cannot tell you how much I already miss the farm and Salt Spring Island.
Staying at the cottage made my experience even more magical.
I had not felt so peaceful and worry free in ages.
I feel very fortunate to have met you.
Thank you again for your care and for making the place so comfortable for the guests.
I am looking forward to my next trip. Maybe in time to see the baby sheep!
All the best L, Paris, France
I'm so sorry it's taken me so long to write you back! We had a WONDERFUL time at your cottage!!! Thank you so much for your hospitality and allowing us to have the dog there. I hope we left the place in decent order for you. And yes, you will see us and/or our friends there again! We've been telling all our friends about what a great place it is and what a wonderful host you are.
Again, thank you! Best wishes, Gina (and A, D, and S!)
Wanted you to know I cooked your eggs, they were so good. I was amazed how large the yolk was. I especially loved the feather you enclosed in the carton. We have wonderful memories of our stay on your beautiful farm. We will definitely return to Salt Springs. Our best to you.
Warm regards, C & R K
Thanks again for such a lovely stay. If we are ever on Salt Spring again, we would definitely book Lydia’s cottage again. Your gracious hospitality was very much appreciated. HB
Thank you! Amazing cottage. We loved our short stay here and hope to be back soon.
K B R and M Vancouver.
Thank you so much for accommodating us! We enjoyed the animals, plants, sounds and sun.
See you again: K C Vancouver
We had an amazing stay here! Thank you for the added special touches, (the bread,fruit etc.) Our son loved seeing the sheep and chicken every morning. It was also very special that you gave him a tour of the chicken yard :-)
Z, A & A Courteney BC
Thank you so much - we thoroughly enjoyed our week here! We also appreciated those “special” touches; coffee, jam, bread etc. Really so lovely to do that and it is such a pleasant way to begin a stay. We felt completely at home and we look forward to seeing you both again next summer – C & M Ontario
Thank you so much for your warm hospitality and thoughtfulness. We really enjoyed your cabin, it is a wonderful retreat. The quiet and peacefulness of your farm was a balm four our soul.
D & M Ottawa Ontario
We loved our short stay here and will be back soon. Thanks for all.
J&S L, Germany
Thank you for all your care and little touches. We enjoyed our Thanksgiving stay here for the second year in a row!
K&S Vancouver, BC
Thank you for the 5-star hospitality! We love your cottage.
D&W J Surrey, BC
We enjoyed our stay and your hospitality. Danke schoen und auf Wiedersehen.
M S Quebec
Thank you for the hospitality and kindness. I truly enjoyed my stay at the cottage and felt right at home.
It is a piece of heaven on a heavenly island. This is one of the best and most restful times of my life.
L. Paris, France
Thank you Lydia for sharing your wonderful cottage.
So very peaceful! Enjoyed watching the sheep in the pastures with their alpaca friends + the chicken. Truly an piece of paradise.
J, Victoria, BC
Glad we found your cottage – beautiful place.. and so convenient to visit our daughter – will be back.
Thank you, S&M Vancouver
We had a wonderful time at your cottage.
Thank you for introducing us to all your lovely farm animals and allowing T to feed them and put them to bed at night. That was very special for him.
We were very comfortable here and were amazed at how cozy warm it was even even in the frosty, cool early mornings.
We will be back as we find it hard to stay away from the beauty and magic of Salt Spring Island.
Thank you! G, J & T Vancouver BC
Hi Lydia, R and I wanted to thank you for the wonderful bread!!! Everything is lovely here.
Thank you, M Vancouver
Good morning Lydia. Arrived home safe and sound and filled to the brim with gratitude. Thank you for your kind spirits and Lydia's cottage as our home base for two nights on the last leg of our cycling adventure. It was a trip of a lifetime that will continue to provide us with gifts. Hoping to return to your pastoral paradise.
B Edmonton AB
Thank you for letting me help you on the farm. I am going to miss the animals and thank you for letting me ride the tractor and I love your alpacas, Snowy and Cinnamon. I love the place.
From Vanya, Vancouver
Thank you Lydia for your very kind hospitality. We all enjoyed being here and having the opportunity to see this very special place and to meet you. We enjoyed the animals - and of course specially Vanya. He wont forget his experience here.
Thank you so much for your kind hospitality and granting us the privilege to stay in the amazing cabin.
March 31. 2016
Pastoral bliss!! I am so happy to have found your cottage. It was perfect provided, exactly what we needed for our visit to Salt-Spring. Thank you for providing such a beautiful space for our vacation.
What a gem. Thank you for sharing your peaceful piece of the island.
Its a beautiful day. Less sunny but feeling warm. I want to thank you my heart for give us your hospitalities. My wife K and me. Will be back some time in the future.
Sincerely; K + D CH Lama, Artist of Buddhist Mandala Painting.
May 12 2016
Thank you for a wonderfully relaxing few days in Lydia’s Cottage. We’re sure Josh (almost 3) will remember helping with the chickens + sheep + alpacas for a long time to come. Congratulations for finding paradise.
G L, J B Joshua and Grace. Vancouver BC
May 20. 2016
Thank you Lydia for a beautiful, peaceful space + the joy of your company.
Hilltop farm under your care is a beautiful place to rest + explore the island.
Pauline, Victoria BC.
May 23. 2016
what a beautiful place! We enjoyed every moment of our stay, felt very at home and welcomed.
Looking forward to seeing you next time;
T and R, Vancouver
June 4. 2016
Thank you, the H family really enjoyed their vacation at Salt Spring Island. Your place is marvelous and so comfortable and clean. William and Lydia loved feeding the animals with you and Kevin really enjoyed talking with you in the garden. We loved the opportunity to meet you both and learn about your lives. Our vacation is off to a fabulous start, thanks to our time here at Lydia’s Cottage.
K,M, W and L, Florida, USA
June 15. 2016
Dear Lydia; I really enjoyed coming over and helping you with the farm! I am really going to miss you, the chickens, the sheep, the alpacas and the whole farm! It was so nice that I could taste homegrown crops, like walnuts and gooseberries. I even had some of your eggs, which are so tasty! I’m really happy to see how you treat your animals so kindly and it is nice to see that you could give the ten new chickens a new better home and life.
Thank you so much that I could be a part of your farm for this special period of time!
I learned a lot about farm life and animals. I really like to come back and visit Salt Spring some day and hope I could help you again!
Danke, danke fuer alles! Ich hoffe, wir sehen uns mal wider!
Yours Carolin, exchange student from Germany.
June 20. 2016
This was our first visit to Salt Spring Island and we couldn’t have selected a better place to stay! This is a wonderful place – quiet, peaceful, beautiful, with kind and friendly hosts. We enjoyed exploring the island and kayaking to Prevost Island and back. Most of all, we enjoyed Lydia and their animals. We were privileged to be here when one of the sheep gave birth to twins – a special moment that we will always remember from our stay here.
S and A Seabeck, WA, USA
July 1. 2016
Happy Canada Day!
Wow, one week old twin sheep and triplet lambs on the day of our arrival!
We couldn’t ask for more excitement on our relaxing weekend stay with you Lydia!
Our toddler Lila thought they were such a treat to visit with! Thanks for sharing your slice of heaven and … beautiful cottage…serene surroundings and gorgeous views with all of us. That is very kind of you!
A, J and L, Victoria BC
July 9. 2016
Thank you Lydia for a wonderful stay in your cottage amongst paradise. We had a great time exploring the island in spite of the lack of sunshine. We will spread the word in Victoria about your beautiful cottage. Thanks again,
R, and B, Saanichton. BC.
July 16. 2016
How wonderful – a warm welcome, flowers and warm fresh bread. Even the sheep were friendly. The cottage suited us and we all remember this part of our holiday fondly on we return to Australia.
I and P, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
July 29. 2016
We very much enjoyed our week on Salt Spring at Lydia’s lovely cottage as well as our interesting conversations with you. You have a beautiful and peaceful spot here. It was great to see your happy animals and Valerie enjoyed meeting the chickens! We hope to return. R+V Edmonton
August 5. 2016
Our first trip to Salt Spring - with two young children. Lydia’s Cottage transcended a “typical” cottage experience. The level of comfort and quality of the cottage frees the mind to wander the farm through the windows and in doing so reflects ‘a sane luxury for our circumstance.’ On the reflection arranged by the crafted beauty of Lydia, one can't help but be inspired by the generosity and consideration evident in all things here. We hope not only to return here but to carry forward lessons and realizations learned here.
With gratitude, G,K,C and A Edmonton, AB
P.S. Thanks for all the FIGS! (A first for us again!)
Another year, another week at your beautiful cottage - thank you once again for your warm hospitality. We feel like its a second home.
Warmest regards- M,CG, Quebec
August 26. 2016
Thank you Lydia for sharing your little piece of heaven! The cottage is cozy and has everything we needed for a great stay. We loved getting to know all your animals, from Cinnamon and Snowy, the alpacas to the hen & baby chick! Thanks again for your hospitality, we will be back.
P,K,M & B, Victoria, BC
I am very fortunate to be back to your cottage. It is a safe haven and I feel totally at peace while staying here.
Thank you so much for making my stay so wonderful. I am looking forward to returning sometimes soon.This place is one of my favourite spots on the planet.
Much love, L
September 3. 2016
(Translation from Chinese) This is our first time coming to Salt Spring Island. It is very beautiful and confi. Especially, we appreciated Lydia and Alois’s kind offer. We felt we were very lucky to find such a nice cottage. We fell in love with this place as soon as we arrived! It was such a memorable 3 day trip for us and because of this cottage, it makes us feel like home !! We will come back and visit you and stay in this cottage again.
Love! F,B,B,J and Z Vancouver, BC
January 2. 2017
Thanks again for your hospitality and kindness. All of us had a very relaxing few days. Thank you for making us feel so welcome and for spending time with Vanya. This has been a memorable experience for him. We hop to see you both again soon.
Love, R,M,V and L. Vancouver, BC
Hi thank you for every thing, I love it here. Vanya
Thank you for your great hospitality. You have a beautiful property!
Your animals are lovely. -L.
April 10. 2017
We have had a wonderful weekend in your charming cottage. It is rare to find a place that has been built and cared for so thoughtfully and the surrounding farm shows much the same.
Further I don't remember ever experiencing so warm a greeting as you gave us the other day.
D and B Alberta
May 28. 2017
thank you so much for your wonderful Cottage – it was a joy to start in such a peaceful place with so many thoughtful touches – I’ll pass the word on! All the best;
J, MA USA
May 22. 2017
Thank you for making us feel home. We definitely enjoy our stay and we wish you all the best, always healthy and happy.
H and J Vancouver
June 19. 2017
Arriving in your cottage at midnight, with lights on, travelling here from the Long Harbour Ferry, in the night, brought feelings of Grace. Meeting you in the morning, expanded our feeling of Gratitude.
Thank you, for our loving connections of living in beauty and peace of your cottage.
Attending The 3 Principles training in town and retreating back here, to rest and Be, became a process of deeping our experience, body mind and soul –
Much love to both of you;
L and M California USA.
July 20. 2017
Dear Lydia, I love your cottage and the farm! Your place is a gem of Salt Spring Island. Thank you very much for your hospitality and care that you put in so that your guests feel welcome and comfortable. I hope to stay at your cottage again. It was a wonderful and relaxing experience. May you have joy and success in everything you do.
Many blessings; NK, Vancouver.
July 20. 2017
Dear Lydia, Thank you for your warm hospitality and generosity. Lydia’s Cottage on Hilltop Farm are a little shy of Paradise in which we have felt so much peace and contentment. Seeing how you care for your animals and each other! – speaks volumes.
I hope to come back… Blessings KF, Vancouver.
July 30. 2017
Thank you for this journey, one of the little chick are going to hatch. I am so excited.
MacKinley, (6.5 years old.)
After 4 days of camping – your Cottage has brought us much comfort. Thank you for being so kind and generous with my family and I. A lasting memory in my mind will be McKinley feeding the alpacas. Thank you!
Cheers J B St.Albert, Alberta, Can.
August 5. 2017
Dear Lydia; Two days on this special piece on earth. We are so blessed. Thank you for your caring attention. Wishing you piece and health in your days to come. MT, Duncan, BC.
August 11. 2017
a million thanks for sharing your beautiful cottage with us, as well as your obvious love and respect for Mother Earth, her land and many gifts. Our stay helped us reconnect with each other as we slowed down, savouring the blackberries and figs, smelled the fresh flowers and listened to the rooster crow.
Thanks for all; A, P, M, L and dog Coco. Kenmore, AB
Lydia thank you so much for letting me help and teaching me a little about your farm!
I love Snowy and Cinnamon and loved waking up early to feed them.
( Even got Cinnamon to eat out of my hand! ) M.