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Fairburn Farmstay and Guesthouse

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Prince Albert, Canada
Reviewed 14 July 2016

I did the farm tour with 3 friends while visiting the island, and was pleased to discover that the water buffalo calves were friendly and cuddly, and so cute! (They have speckled tongues. Neat). The owners are very friendly and give a history of the farm, the area, and then educated us on the milk and milking process, and then...

Thank Estelle H
Reviewed 7 January 2015

My son held his wedding at the Fairburn Farm. The immediate families of the bride and groom stayed on-site to help with preparations. The hosts were very friendly and helpful. Brett made a wonderful breakfast each morning. The rooms were comfortable, with access to the library and dining room if you need extra room to stretch. The first night we...

Thank CanadaDenise
Powell River, Canada
Reviewed 1 October 2014

Fabulous is the word that comes to mind when describing our stay at Fairburn during our daughter and son in laws wedding weekend.brett and Maryann went above and beyond to make sure every little detail was perfect. From the beautiful scenery to the stunning 130 year old farmhouse with the big comfy beds to the delicious breakfast there wasn't once...

Thank emmett55
Fairburn3310, Owner at Fairburn Farmstay and Guesthouse, responded to this review

Awe, thank you for taking the time to write this very amazing review. We do what we do because we love it and want the best for our couples and their families. Calling off monsoons is just one of the perks of getting married here! :) Thank you! ~Maryann

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 15 September 2014

I recently stayed at Fairburn Farm and had a wonderful visit. The farm is beautiful and peaceful, the hosts are friendly and attentive, and the room was spacious and comfortable. As mentioned by other reviewers, the breakfast was also delicious. Fairburn is just one of those places you travel to and don't want to leave. I'm already planning my next...

Thank Brant S
Fairburn3310, Owner at Fairburn Farmstay and Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thanks Brant! We enjoyed meeting you and we definitely hope to see you again! ~Maryann

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 7 September 2014

I had my wedding here in August and rented out the cottage for my spouse and I and rooms at the main house for our family. It was a wonderful experience that passed too quickly. I would love to return to have some down time here without all of the planning and effort that goes into a wedding. Maryann and...

Thank Lori M
Fairburn3310, Owner at Fairburn Farmstay and Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with others. We're glad you enjoyed your time here and we really hope to see you here again under more relaxing circumstances :) ~Maryann

Vancouver, British Columbia
Reviewed 4 September 2014

Just wanted to put the mother-of-the-bride's two cents in after Karly and Matt's spectacular wedding August 2nd. Between your adequate and exquisite accommodations, thoughtful and thoroughness and kindness, your healthy and hearty breakfasts and the immaculate grounds and warm hospitality, Fairburn Farms was way more than I could have ever imagined as the perfect place for this wedding and I...

Thank debilynsmith
Fairburn3310, Owner at Fairburn Farmstay and Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your review! We strive to make the wedding weekends a memorable event for the brides and grooms and are even more thrilled when we can do the same for their family and friends. ~Maryann

Reviewed 29 August 2014

Enjoyed another relaxing stay in the cottage on Fairburn Farm. The morning parade of water buffalo walking past our fenced in yard never ceases to bring a thrill for the unique experience. I only regret that my grandchildren aren't there to share the fun. Although the big farmhouse is so comfortable and a remembrance of a time past, the cottage...

Thank omakase
Fairburn3310, Owner at Fairburn Farmstay and Guesthouse, responded to this review

Once again you have humbled us with your fantastic review of our farm and the local area! Your annual stay at Fairburn is a highlight for us and we are already looking forward to next summer. ~Maryann

Arlington, Massachusetts
Reviewed 18 August 2014

We stayed but one night in mid-July 2014...and, of course, we wished we could've stayed much longer. I'm just echoing everyone else's reviews of the farmstay. The farm is beautiful and peaceful, Maryann and Brett are both great, rooms are simple, elegant, and comfortable (we stayed in Kinsol). We're so grateful for our one night there.

Thank Alice L
Fairburn3310, Owner at Fairburn Farmstay and Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay. We are glad you enjoyed your short stay with us and we hope to see you again in the future! Longer than one night and with a third member of the family! ~Maryann

London, Canada
Reviewed 31 July 2014

The picturesque home is situated on a farm with beautiful views in the Cowichan Valley (there's a reason people have weddings here), and you can sit out on the magnificent veranda and take it all in. We stayed here two nights in the Kinsol room (stately with very nice views - falling asleep to the sounds of the countryside is...

Thank Anthony B
Fairburn3310, Owner at Fairburn Farmstay and Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We enjoyed meeting the three of you, and we're happy to hear that the Paleo breakfasts were well received. Hope to see you again! ~Maryann

Arlington, Va
Reviewed 24 July 2014

We only stayed for 2 days and i regret that we did not stay longer. So quiet at night. Had a great sleep. They let you go see the water buffalo, who are very cute and like to be petted. The owners of this place are super nice and friendly. It was a good stay.

Thank JenandTomandMonty
Fairburn3310, Owner at Fairburn Farmstay and Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review! We enjoyed meeting you both and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay here. If you find yourself back in the Cowichan Valley, we would love to have you stay with us again! ~Maryann

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Beautiful and peaceful setting, in a 19th-century home, on a 130 acre water buffalo dairy farm. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Fairburn Farmstay and Guesthouse

Address: 3310 Jackson Rd, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 6N7, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Duncan
Price Range: ₹ 6,873 - ₹ 10,800 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“All rooms are equally quiet; however, your choice is whether to have sun from the East upon waking or sun from the West in the evening.”
 of 5 bubbles CanadaDenise, 7 Jan 2015 | Read review
“We used all rooms and they were perfect!”
 of 5 bubbles emmett55, 30 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Rent the cottage for all weekend. Watch the Water Buffalo do their run twice a day one their way to another pasture.”
 of 5 bubbles 201MacDonald, 7 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Families should check out the 3 bedroom, 1 bath self catering cottage or stay in the B&B farmhouse and enjoy a delicious farm breakfast.”
 of 5 bubbles omakase, 29 Aug 2014 | Read review
“All the rooms are lovely . If it is a clear night - the sky is terrific there.”
 of 5 bubbles Pavlova, 23 Apr 2014 | Read review
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