The Red Chair’s visit to the Cowichan Region was nearing an end but there were a few more stops to make before he departed for Victoria. Just down the road from his home away from home at Cobble House B&B, Red and innkeeper Ingrid stopped by for a tour and tasting at Unsworth Vineyards. Marketing […]

The Red Chair’s next day of exploring the Cowichan Valley included wine tasting, birds of prey and cider tasting. The day started with a visit to Blue Grouse Estate Winery with its beautiful new tasting room.  The sun peeked out as Office Manager Jenny showed Red around. He especially enjoyed the view from the upstairs […]

The Red Chair arrived at Cobble House Bed & Breakfast on February 26th.  Meeting up with previous hosts from Hawley Place Bed & Breakfast at the Cowichan Regional Visitor Centre by the Forest Discovery Centre (which is unfortunately not yet open for the season), we took Red into the Visitor Centre for some background information […]

We had a good year at Cobble House Bed & Breakfast in 2015 and welcomed many more new guests from around the world, as well as ones who had stayed with us before.  Our designated charity for 2015 was the local branch of the BC SPCA as the organization was celebrating its 120th year with their […]

Last Sunday, in the rain, I visited The Raptors in Duncan again for a second time.  If you’re at all interested in birds, and specifically birds of prey, it really is worth a visit, especially because of the flying demonstrations and all the information on these birds they share at that time.  At the entrance where you […]

A week ago there was an ad in the local Cowichan Valley paper that the Farm Table dining room was open for the season.  We had a lovely dinner there in October last year just before the end of their season, so great to hear that they are once again open for reservations. The Farm […]

We’ve lived and done business in the Cowichan Valley now for almost 20 years and during that time the Valley and the region have developed quite the reputation not only for its wines and cider, but also for the great food scene.  Many specialty products are available at the local Farmers Markets, some in local and […]

We finally made it out to the Cowichan Valley’s Tea Farm a couple of weekends ago on a rather dark Sunday afternoon.  Our friend and I had talked about checking it out last year, but we never did make it, so recently we made a point of setting a date so we would actually go. The […]

We had the pleasure of attending the world premiere of the film “Once upon a day…Cowichan” on March 7th at the Cowichan Theatre. This film, produced and directed by Nick Versteeg, fellow Dutchman and internationally known videographer, and citizen of the Cowichan Valley, was created to promote this great place that we call home. “Once upon […]