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Gingerbread Cottage Bed Breakfast Reviews – Guests

Gingerbread Cottage Bed Breakfast Reviews

Gingerbread Cottage Bed Breakfast Reviews page here has a large array of great reviews left by our wonderful guests from our guest books located in the B&B rooms over the  past 20 years!

As the internet is all about making great choices and trusting that what you see is what you get we published a few in the original handwriting at the bottom of this page to help you make up your mind.

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Here are some of our Guests who Arrived Via MotorCycle

These are all in addition to all of our Trip Advisor and Google Plus  Public Reviews. Some folks just like the old hand written method which is actually way more heartfelt and personal…

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B&B Guests with their special Anniversary Cake

Actually I just found this one on YouTube which is what gave me the idea of doing a page like this again…

"Stayed here Sept. 2010. Great cook. Best strudel we've ever had! Good people. Comfortable, clean, cozy. Would highly recommend. Randy and Gloria"

Even Norwegians Like The Gingerbread Cottage B&B

We have a very International clientele and meet wonderful people everyday!

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These Guests from Norway became very good friends and we stayed in touch for quite a few years
 And Switzerland
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Our Swiss Family came for a brief stay and have been friends ever since

The British Invasion

David, a pilot instructor from Seattle and was one of our Favorite “Fawlty Towers” type regulars.. He always insisted on a “Proper English Breakfast” which consisted of Eggs, Sausages, Bacon, Black Pudding, Home Fried Potatoes, Toast and strong Tetleys. We always provided his wishes..

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One of our favorite guests from Britain via Seattle bought this Gorgeous Rolls Royce in front of the Gingerbread Cottage Bed and Breakfast

Breakfast Interview with more Posh Brits!

One year a group came from the BBC in the spring, and all summer they sent their colleagues here for vacation.. there were so many BBC people here we thought they were scouting us for a remake of Fawlty Towers!  🙂

Here are some more of our Favorite Brits – Steve and Jackie and Brother Richard. We love these folks!

Happy Birthdays

And Even Multi Cultural Birthday Events

Happy Birthday in English German and Welsh

Marriage Attempts

Vanessa gets many, many, marriage proposals… so lock up your husbands when you get here…

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This guest was trying to marry Vanessa because she is such a good chef and a nice person!
Our regular B&B guests often become just like family.
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One of our favorite regular professor guests from California

Wedding Bells, Anniversaries and Honeymoons are common at the Gingerbread Cottage

This particular couple who both had huge amount of relatives avoided a huge wedding bill by eloping from Alberta to Victoria and getting married in our garden.

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This happy couple got married in our lush  garden…

Our Stranded American Neighbors on Sept 11, 2001

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These Guests were stay overs at the Gingerbread Cottage when all air traffic was shut down during 9-11 We put up a US Flag to empathise with the ongoing global event

Culinary Professional Guests at the Gingerbread Cottage

We have many chefs and other cooking professionals stay with us. One of them is Uncle Bob from Portland Oregon – who makes Steak and Chicken Rubs

Here is another video of Vanessa using the Chicken Rub

Random Reviews from Our Guest Book

We appreciate all of our B&B guests comments equally well, of course, here are a few randomly chosen ones to peruse.

Please click on our  review thumbnails  below to read

And you can leave a comment below on the bottom of this page to let us know what you think as well.

Book Your Stay Today and read the Rest of our Guest Reviews in our Guest books

Call Toll free 1-877-767-2121
Email: [email protected]

Your Hostess and Private Chef

Vanessa von Schellwitz
Owner Operator Gingerbread
Cottage B&B

  • As a child, Vanessa was a real life “Heidi” living in the Eschen Villa on the clean, cold alpine Attersee Lake, in Seewalchen Austria, 50 KM East of Salzburg. 
  • Vanessa’s birthplace was located 50 meters from her Godmother’s famous Paulick Villa – the Summer Playground to Vienna’s Elite Art nouveau Community including Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Richard Teschner and Friedrich Paulick at the turn of the 19th century.
  • In fact, the aunt of Vanessa’s Godmother, Gertrude Floege, was the famous fashion designer Emelia Floege – life companion of Gustav Klimt who frequently painted at the Paulick Villa..
  • Also the last Countess Maria dei Medici, who lived adjacent to the Eschen Villa hand wrote a poem for Vanessa as a child… Not many People can say that!
  • Vanessa got her teaching Degree in Salzburg but her real love and talents were for cooking.. 
  • Coming to Vancouver Island via Culture City itself – Salzburg Austria – A true Austrian,Vanessa has pure Mozart flowing through her veins and a delicious piping hot Austrian ApfelStrudel in the Oven for her many guests!
  • Vanessa and her 70’s husband owned and operated the Austrian Chalet, an 80 room hotel with 3 Restaurants in Campbell River BC
  • Vanessa spent many years as Victoria BC’s busiest and most Versatile Culinary Instructor from her Veni. Vidi, Coxi Cooking School, and operating her busy “Vienna Catering” Business
  • Author of 8 Cookbooks, Vanessa also wrote a food Column, had her own TV cooking show and did food styling for other local authors.

Vanessa makes all her guests feel like Austrian Royalty in her c. 1905 Victorian “Arts and Crafts Heritage Home” with Cozy Themed rooms and Elegant 3 Course Breakfasts in her “Bavarian  Gasthaus” Style Breakfast Room

Please Feel Free to Contact us for booking information.
Call Toll free 1-877-767-2121
Email: [email protected]

Past Member of International Association of Culinary Professionals 

2 thoughts on “Gingerbread Cottage Bed Breakfast Reviews – Guests”

  1. Vanessa,
    Thanks so much for accommodating us for this past U.S. Memorial Day weekend. One hour out of Victoria by ferry, we received a phone call from the owner of the B&B we had booked for that weekend. She told us she had no room, after all. But she believed you could accommodate our stay.

    You not only did so, but treated us with warmth and much hospitality. We can’t thank you enough. Room was nice (better on the third night). The breakfasts were superb. My wife only wished they were smaller. For my part, as long as we could walk all day long, that took care of that.

    Hope to see you again, soon.

    1. Thank you for staying with us. It was a pleasure having you, nice conversations and learning about your other home country.
      Much looking forward to welcoming you here again in the future. As you know, we only book directly with out customers, so the required room is booked for you and available. Thanks again! Wishing you a wonderful summer! Vanessa

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