On picturesque Salt Spring Island, Hastings House Country House Hotel is a charming waterfront resort overlooking Ganges Harbor. A magnificent 11th century Sussex-style manor house, built by British architect Warren Hastings in 1940, is the heart of the property and a convivial spot for cocktails and dining. Its inglenook fireplace and other authentic details are embellished with antiques and works by local artists. With 18 suites and rooms, Hastings House is an ideal base for exploring the area. The island itself is a hotspot for artists and locavores. Both the Fine Dining Room & the Bistro offer award-winning gourmet cuisine highlighting fresh produce from its own garden.
Hastings House Country House Hotel is a picturesque waterfront resort on Salt Spring Island, in southwest Canada. Built in the style of an 11th-century English manor house, the resort pursues a policy of home-grown produce and local sourcing—a modern-day reflection, perhaps, of the manorial system that inspired it.
Organic fruits, herbs, and vegetables are grown on site, reducing carbon footprint. And the resort has invested in a sizable new greenhouse to extend its growing season. This now generates up to 70% of the resort’s total produce: yielding brassicas, broccoli, garlic, lettuce, peas, specialty potatoes, squashes, and tomatoes, as well as blueberries, cherries, raspberries, rhubarb, and strawberries. Meat comes mostly from the island: Salt Spring lamb is recognized for its quality, and duck, and chicken, are produced nearby. All this is done with a close eye on waste minimization: surplus fruit is used to make preserves, and irrigation needs are met through the resort’s own catchments and well.