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 […]

Two weeks from today the Red Chair will check in at Cobble House B&B.  It’s on its way to Vancouver Island right now, to Cornerstones B&B in Qualicum Beach, from where it will head to Hawley Place in Ladysmith and then to Cobble House. Red (as it is affectionately known) arrived in Vancouver on December 4th, […]

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 […]

The first triathlon of the Subaru Western Triathlon series is coming up on May 25, 2014 at beautiful Shawnigan Lake, just 45 minutes north of Victoria on Vancouver Island.  2014 will be the 8th year that the Cowichan Valley has hosted this event.  Subsequent races in this series take place in Victoria, Saskatoon, Vancouver and Banff. […]

July 28th was a day many people on Vancouver Island had looked forward to over the last several years. It was the official opening, or actually the re-opening, of the historic Kinsol Trestle near Shawnigan Lake in the Cowichan Valley. There was a great crowd in attendance at a well organized event. Almost a year […]

Earlier this month rehabilitation work on the historic Kinsol Trestle was finally begun.  The trestle is the missing link in the Cowichan Valley Trail, the local section of the Trans Canada Trail.  A local Cobble Hill company is the timber specialist contractor on the job and has started work on the core structure, replacing timbers […]