The moment you walk into Brookside Inn in Abbotsford, it already feels like home. The boutique hotel reflects a certain charm not always attainable with modern décor, like a 1950’s romance movie on pause.
Each room delicately captures a sense of time past, with nods to classical films hidden in every detail. The three-storey Tudor style B&B features a paved stone driveway and courtyard, beautiful views of Mt Baker, Pepin Brook Vineyard, and the surrounding countryside. A full complimentary gourmet breakfast is served each morning in the Breakfast at Tiffany’s Dining Lounge. Parking and wifi are included.
Each unique suite is individually decorated from floor to ceiling in honour of beloved movies: Under the Tuscan Sun, The Secret Garden, A Good Year, and Midnight in Paris, which includes a grand four-poster bed and an unobstructed view of rustic vineyards. Stepping into the room feels like transporting to the era the film portrays, without coming across as tacky, forced or artificial.
Sandi Buis didn’t realize it was her lifelong dream to run a B&B until it was already happening. It seems her many careers and lifestyles, including chef, sheriff, going to school for interior design, a love for gardening, and entertaining, were all leading to this. Along with her husband Chris Buis, who has a degree in forestry, they have been quietly operating Brookside Inn for the past year and a half. Together, they have travelled across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, and now bring a wealth of experience and a lifetime of travel to Abbotsford. Their dream of creating the ideal travel destination for relaxation is ready to be shared, just in time for Valentine’s Day.
To enter to win a one-night stay in the Midnight in Paris room at Brookside Inn in Abbotsford, including complimentary 5-star breakfast and wine, do at least one of the following:
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4. Leave a comment below telling us your favourite classic movie. (1 entry)
Contest entries will be accepted from time and date of publishing until 3:59 p.m. PST on February 12, 2016. One winner will be chosen at random and contacted through the platform they enter by.