Showing posts with label accommodation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label accommodation. Show all posts

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

We have decked the halls in celebration of all the wonderful guests over the last year...the breakfasts, the laughs and stories we have shared.
We look forward to welcoming you to our home and table in 2014!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Gay Ski Week Special !!

If you are going to Gay Ski Week (Feb. 3-10) in Whistler this year, you will probably want to stop over in Vancouver before or after. I recommend booking your accommodation now! For the first-time ever, BC will have a statutory holiday on Monday, Feb. 11, which will be sure to increase local vacation travel both in the city and the mountains. Then, there is the coincidence of Valentine's Day getaways preceding the 14th.
Fortunately, Nelson House B & B is currently running an amazing, discounted Third Night Free Special for stays on or before Feb. 11, 2013. Here is a link to the accommodation bargain and here is a link to WinterPride. Book early!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Vancouver Marathon

Vancouver loves to run. And running in Vancouver is a beautiful thing. It's like spring. It gets your juices flowing.

First up is The Vancouver Sun Run on Sunday, April 15. It is the run for absolutely anyone at any level of fitness. Last year, it attracted over 49,000 happy runners, walkers and strollers. Vancouver's cherry blossoms will be in full bloom and along with the endorphins, sure to put a smile on every face!

Next is the Vancouver Marathon and Half-Marathon on Sunday, May 6.  Last year was it's 40th anniversary run. It is your chance to test your mettle against the world's running elite. Many out of towners are already in training for this one and the runs attract many thousands of foreign visitors. Quite an experience - book early!

Last of the really big runs is Scotiabank's Half-Marathon and 5K Run on Sunday, June 24. This popular run benefits some fine local charities and attracts the best of the amateur running community.

All three runs are laid out along some of the world's most scenic shorelines. Vancouver's fresh spring air is just one more reason to breathe deep.

Stay with us in our downtown West End location and you will be within easy walking distance of all three runs' Start and Finish lines. If you miss out on our jacuzzi-equipped Shangri-La Suite, be sure to let us know if we can help to arrange an after-run professional massage. No kidding!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Nelson House - Clean, Green B & B

It's great to tell you that this week we have installed an amazing Energy Star qualified, high efficiency gas furnace AND an air filtration system that removes 99.98% of all allergens from the House' air - even the flu virus!

Our bed and breakfast's long journey towards energy conservation and a more healthy living environment is finished - at least for 2009. Blog posts from March, April and September reported on the history of this century-old home's construction and our earlier insulation and eco-renovation efforts.

The culmination of this year-long project is a new central heating system that holds the highest energy efficiency rating of 96.7 per cent. I am told that the old gas furnace was lucky if it converted 60% of the fuel burned into usable heat for the house. Where did the rest go? Into the atmosphere. Oh, global warming. Oh, major fuel bills. No more! We have now lowered our thermostat settings as much as 5 degrees F. and the interior of the House - all of it- is warm, dry and toasty like never before! The variable-speed DC fan motor even uses less electricity while it accomplishes this minor miracle.

Better yet, the air flowing through the B & B, whether heated in winter or simply circulated for mild summer cooling, is now cleaned to 8 times the hospital standard achieved by conventional HEPA filters and 100 times the purity of air blown through the old one-inch thick furnace filters. All of the common triggers for asthma and allergies have been removed. Dust, pollen, spores, even bacteria and viruses of .1 microns or more are now gone.

This is a system that every home should have for the sake of family health. It is a system that my family has fallen in love with after only a few damp, frosty Vancouver nights. I know our bed and breakfast guests will love it too!

If you are mulling over home energy or interior air quality improvements, please feel free to contact me for the manufacturer and contractor's details.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Nelson House B & B Video Review

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One of our B & B guests has recently posted a video review of Nelson House online. Thank you Nick! Let us know what you think.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Vancouver Olympics - will there be room enough for everybody?

I am glad to say that Nelson House is fully booked for the Winter Olympics. Our guests will be cheering on teams from Canada, the USA and The Netherlands. Speedskating and hockey have been mentioned. I expect we will all learn a whole lot more about competitive winter sports.

The photo of the long-track speedskating oval above is courtesy of VANOC. The Richmond Olympic Oval seats 8000 spectators and will host 12 Olympic events.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Vancouver 2010 Olympics Accommodation

Love the Olympics? A true sports fan? Still looking for a room for the Vancouver Games? Please see the google map for our great, downtown, West End location. From here, you can easily walk or take transit to all Olympic venues.
The photos above are of our last remaining room still available for the 2010 Olympics. Our spacious "Vienna" room overlooks the front garden. The European, antique brass bed is queen-sized. Old-fashioned ceiling fan, mahogany desk, vanity, rockers & other furnishings complete the ambience. Vienna is also more budget conscious, with a lighted mirror & vanity sink in the room and a hallbath shared with one other room.
For any bookings that overlap the 17 night, Feb. 12-28th(inclusive) period of the Games, we are charging our regular 2010 High Season room rate of CAD.$138(+ 15% tax)/nt for single occupancy or CAD.$148(+)/nt for double. Rates include full breakfast, free local calls, wireless internet and offstreet parking!
Here's the catch: Due to excessive demand, Olympic bookings must be for the minimum 17 nights mentioned above. No shorter-term reservations will be taken.
Payment will be by Visa/MasterCard – 50% at time of reservation and 50% at check-in. No refund of either payment will be made under any and all circumstances. Maximum double occupancy. No sub-letting or substitution of guests. We recommend private trip cancellation insurance to minimize the risk of cancellation.
Please make Olympics room bookings IN WRITING using the RESERVATION REQUEST FORM on our website(sorry- no phone bookings) but feel free to email or call if you have any questions. We look forward to welcoming the world!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Guest accommodation - fit for a Queen.

Nelson House B & B enjoys an excellent reputation and a google ranking to match. In perusing the internet, I have noticed that you can find vacation lodging for the most discriminating tastes. Take for example this central London "townhouse" currently listed on Though certainly not your typical bed and breakfast, this accommodation is catered and offers "deluxe living in the heart of England's capital city."

Rates may seem a little steep at first but here's what is on offer: "19 state rooms, 600 bedrooms and 78 bathrooms". It is a gated property with 400 staff to meet your every need. Indeed, there are two people just to look after the 300 clocks. Outdoors, "the balcony is large enough to fit several members of your family who may wish to wave at all the passing crowds". The guest-house owners are onsite but described as "discreet." A heads up for travellers with allergies - they do keep "a number of loveable pet corgis".

How to get there: "The nearest tube station is Victoria (who was also a famous relative of the owner.)There is the option of horse drawn carriage or the owners Grandson can borrow an RAF vehicle should you wish to fly directly in."

The location offers the convenience of "local shops such as Harrods and the lovely local square called Trafalgar."

It may seem a little over the top but this holiday getaway is even referred to as a "palace". Apparently, nothing is too much to please discerning guests. Just imagine. "On arrival a flag will be raised to signal your stay at the property."

See for yourself!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Nelson House Bed and Breakfast- 2010 Olympics

Image courtesy of VANOC & CBC

Yes! Nelson House B & B has ONE LAST ROOM still available for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Our "Vienna" room is only CAD.$148 (+ 15 % tax)/nt. However, it MUST be rented for the MINIMUM 17 NIGHTS of the games from Feb.12 to Feb.28th (inclusive). Please see our website for details on the room and the rental procedure.

The Vancouver Olympic Committee (VANOC) today revealed their month-long transportation plan affecting downtown Vancouver and the highway corridor to Whistler. The map above indicates red security zones, yellow parking restrictions, blue 24 hour Olympics lanes for approved transit only, the closure of major roads such as Expo & Pacific Boulevards and the Georgia Viaduct. As well, most of Robson St., Granville & Beatty will also be closed to all vehicles to create pedestrian-only throughfares. The goal is to remove 30 to 50% of the normal downtown traffic. Needless to say, they are laying on lots of extra public transit options... a brand new Skytrain line from downtown to Richmond & the Airport, extra Skytrain cars on all other lines, a third Seabus, 180 new city buses....

See the mauve star on the map? If you were staying at Nelson House B & B, you could walk anywhere, enjoy the people-watching and forget the traffic hassles!