Honey Grove Cottage is nestled within five acres of beloved earth in the heart of the fir-wood—an oasis of tranquility at the edge of a frantic world. Here you will escape the bustle of town in wholesome countryside, yet remain close to all that you may desire.
Only 12 minutes from Courtenay, 20 minutes to Campbell River, a mere half hour to Mt. Washington, and surrounded by gardens, and little known, beautiful beaches and local trails, your time on this land will be joyful and restorative.
In the past seven years, hundreds of guests have stayed at the Honey Grove Cottage, which is tucked away at a quiet nook within the well known Honey Grove Farm (and true to a place inspired by time-tested traditions, until recently, only a fraction of them found it via online platforms). Upon leaving, many guests left heartfelt, thoughtful entries in the many guest books that have been filled during those seven years. If you were to ask one of those books (as a representative of the combined voices of the many guests who contributed to its making) and ask of it, "what makes Honey Grove special?", perhaps it would answer:
Honey Grove's charm is to be attributed to the deep, pure aquifer that nourishes the land and its inhabitants with crystal-clear, alkaline water—for are not all living things made of water, and where would one find better water? Or perhaps it is this rarest of unions between homely domesticity and wilderness that through some inexplicable alchemy may be found here—how a warm, cozy, soft and welcoming cottage may so seamlessly blend with the untamed forest in which it is immersed. Or that, in fact, the secret of Honey Grove's magic is that the land itself is so vivaciously alive—this land ever abuzz with the hums of honey-bees who tirelessly gather nectar from organic flower beds, produce gardens, berry patches, and apple and nut orchards. You might also hear that in an overcrowded world, it is Honey Grove cottage's space, with its vast, private garden and surrounding wilderness that will make your stay here into a truly memorable experience.
It might tell you all of this, but in all likelihood, it will remain silent—for books, unlike people, still know how and when to keep their silence. Guests have, indeed, enjoyed their stays at Honey Grove cottage for all the above mentioned reasons, and many more. But even combined, such explanations must fail to illuminate the nature of a whole so much larger than the sum of its parts. If you truly wish to understand Honey Grove's magic, it is only by experiencing it first-hand that you will.
So come! You are most welcome here—here, where time stands still and the sky is still clear.
And now, for some more-technical information:
Honey Grove Cottage is located in the Comox Valley, and is a part of our 5 acre apiary and organic farm. The cottage looks out onto it’s own (very spacious) private fenced yard, as well as our organic gardens and orchards, which lie beyond your garden's fence. A fresh bouquet (made especially for you!) from our gardens and forests will await you upon the dining room table, a basket of fresh produce will be expectantly sitting upon the kitchen counter, and a box of firewood, kindling, and matches, in case you would like to light a bonfire , are stacked ready and willing upon your garden porch (when a fire-ban is not issued—if uncertain, be sure to ask us).
The cottage's kitchen is fully equipped and self-catering. Within arm's reach you will find all of the kitchen appliances that you may expect to find in most homes. Feel free to help yourself to organic produce from your farm-fresh welcome-basket, to tea, coffee, honey, spices from our stocked rack, and to herbs from your garden. The cottage boasts all of home's comforts: a Posturepedic Queen size bed lined with organic cotton bedding, a cozy mattress for extra guests, a Graco Pack N’ Play baby bed and booster seat, a washer/dryer, wireless internet service and a high definition TV with a large selection of DVD, Blue-Ray programs and cable, but best of all is Honey Grove cottage's extensive library and board game collection.
Unlike the vast majority of places, we accept the accommodation of clean and well-behaved dogs with responsible owners who are able to control their pets. Honey Grove's cottage, with its spacious garden, surrounding forest, and myriad nature trails is a wonderful place for dogs.
If you find yourself curious to try some of Honey Grove's delicious, organic produce, and think you would enjoy an entire basket of it, or craving a jar of our holistically pulled golden honey, or perhaps you long to take a piece of Honey Grove back home with you in the form of a more elaborate artisan-crafted bouquet than the one upon your dining room table, be sure to let us know! If you are uncertain, check our photo section, there you will find photographs of all of the above.
We are delighted to extend to you an invitation to share in the tranquility and grace of this land with us.
Comox-Strathcona D, British Columbia, Canada