Pepper Muffin Country Inn
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Historical Traveler Reviews Pepper Muffin Country Inn Nanaimo
Best place to date
We stayed for 4 nights. Spotlessly clean, extremely comfortable, both the place and the service. Beautiful quiet spot.
Would like to stay again
We booked our stay by directly calling Pepper Muffin. Our first experience in B&B in April still makes us smile. Thanks to Jolynn&Rich. We were expecting to have a few days with nature and country life. We found more than our expectations but unfortunately couldn`t stay more due to our following arrangements. I should mention the very clean and comfortable rooms, beautifully furnished guest house, nice garden, delicious breakfast, the hot tub in the middle of a green environment...
Not to mention Jolynn`s effort to answer all our questions by checking from brochures and internet. We would like to stay again in Nanaimo, Pepper Muffin Country Inn.
Gracious to me and mine
This four bedroom with a lounge and dining room was architechturally designed to purpose. Immaculate, and decorated and furnished with taste, this is an exemplary addition to the Bed and Breakfast milieu. The secluded, quiet, bucolic setting made an ideal get-away from our currently frazzled life at home. Our room was comfortable, and warmly inviting. Our Hosts, Jolynn and Rich, were very warm and accommodating, giving of their personal time and effort generously.(And is she ever a wonderful cook, and Rich makes a mean cup of coffee!) Breakfasts were varied, with emphasis on healthful fruits and entrees. Suggestions of activities, how-to-get-there-from here, and reservations at restaurants were graciously accomplished. We will return for more of the same, if we can snare a reservation.
Breakfast and beds both hard to leave
This is a return trip for me and my wife. The place is very well designed as a B&B with so many little extras. Our hosts were excellent in knowing when to gather around and ask us about our day, and knowing when to leave us to the gardens, the hot tub, the acreage to breath in the Island air! The bed was firm and comfortable and if we didn't have 'class' deadlines, we would still be there!
Breakfast was always varied and top class, served in a bright and colourful lounge area.
We will return.....Phil and Lynn Rutter, Vernon B.C.
Romantic and comfortable
We chose this lovely B & B on a whim and could not have been more happy with it. The hosts, Jolynn and Rich, were warm and welcomed us like family. They took the time to search the internet to help us obtain information on local outdoor activities and even went as far as doing a load of laundry for us when we came home soaking wet from a kayaking adventure. The accommodations were very clean, comfortable, and felt like home. Breakfasts were delicious - lots of fresh fruit. This is the perfect little romantic country inn. We will definately come back.
A Little Piece of Paradise
This was my first stay at a B & B, so I wasn't too sure what to expect. The Pepper Muffin Inn was such a tranquil, comfortable and clean place to stay, that I cannot wait to return with my husband. I feel it is truly a piece of paradise. Jolynn and Rich are warm and welcoming hosts, the rooms are all beautifully decorated and comfortable (I checked them all out), right down to the finest of bed linens to the softest robes and very inviting and calming rooms. The whole place is bright and beautifully decorated and clean. Outside is a hot tub which is soothing to ones tired body. The whole Inn and surrounding land are beautifully decorated and cared for with quaint little surprises here and there in the garden. The veranda was lovely to sit out on in the evening and have a cuppa. The beauty of this place is you feel so far into the country, yet it's easily accessible to the main road and into town in no time. Breakfast was outstanding! Bananna splits to eggs benedict, make you feel like royalty. I would not hesitate to recommend this beautiful B&B to anyone visiting Nanaimo, and I look forward to going there again.
An oasis of calm with real friendly folks!
Had to come out to Nanaimo on business. Due to fog my flight was cancelled, I got in at 1am, the hosts stayed up for me. Nice cheerful welcome! Had a beautiful yummy breakfast waiting in the morning ( I like to sleep in a bit so had a 9 am breakfast, usually in the chain hotels the complementary breakfast is of poor quality and finishes by 9am not at the pepper muffin. I stayed 3 nights and each morning was better than the last, all 3 breakfasts were tasty, plentiful, nice presentation and served with a smile. I found the website and the actual property was very accurate no "airbrushing" or dated photos-everything was just like the photos on the website. I didn't get time to go into the hot-tub but will save that for next time! My wife is expecting me to take her along, she too saw the website and wondered why I was "treating" myself without her-had to assure her that the room was for only one-ME! Enjoyed Rick & Jolynn's hospitality and found the stay excellent value for the money. They were also very open to any of my suggestions, not that any were needed. I highly recommend the pepper muffin and look forward to buying joelene's book on running a b&b! Enjoyed having the seperate entrance, could come and go as often as I liked.
The inn is located on beautiful scenic property, mountains in view from your window. Very close to downtown and a large shopping mall.
The owners are extremly friendly and hospitable.
They even picked me up and brought me to the Inn when I was unable to get there on my own.
The rooms are extremley clean, beautiful linens, they supply cozy robes and leave delicious chocolates on your night table.
I am not a big breakfeast eater, requesting something very light and she made a very delicious banana, granola and fresh fruit dish. If you are a big morning eater they will fix you up with whatever your likes are.
I would highly recomend staying here. It was a nice experience.
Great place, great hosts, can't rate it high enough.
We only booked the Pepper Muffin when our B & B in Tofino cancelled due to a water shortage and we were desperate for somewhere to stay. How lucky we were that Rick and Jolene could fit us in at such short notice. The property is outstanding, rooms are spacious and very clean and comfortable, it is peaceful and you immediately feel totally relaxed this is mainly due to the hosts and their relaxed attitude to things. Guests have their own dining room where delicious breakfasts are served at a time to suit the guests. Jolene's fruit omlettes and rhubarb muffins were so good my wife brought the recipes back to the UK . Although we didn't have time to use the hot tub it did look very inviting. Jolene is a mine of information and can't wait to recommend places to visit and restaurants to eat. We have no hesitation in fully recommending The Pepper Muffin and wish Rick and Jolene all the best for the future.
Great escape to reflect, relax & renew!
Rooms are comferting & comfertable - the bed's, you don't want to get out of!
Gourmet breakfast different everyday, the cooks & food are great.
The owners are very personable, and are looking to accomodate you in an way!
Can not wate to go back! Will do it again!
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With a lack of WiFi and simply doing so much in a day, we are behind with the blog. We will continue to post Photos and bullet points and then fill in the full story when time allows Went and had a look around the old town area of Nanaimo. Mostly odd shops. We took pity on a carer who was trying to push a woman up hill, as her wheelchair had broken down. Andrew did his good Samaritan deed and pushed it for her. He did keep telling me afterwards that he nearly died pushing ...
... was a walk in the very dark park to find the garbage. It was quite a distance back to the entrance and the puppies did enjoy that.
We spend the evening reflecting on our trip and all the fun we had. Mostly we had relaxation and peace. It is never to too early to think about next trips so we talked about some places we would like to visit in the future and certainly return to Tofino someday. ...
... skiing (running with two sticks in hands and jump on or over bouncy ball halves)
- speed skating (with slippery socks sliding through the gym, running against someone else)
- biathlon (skiing on two pillows through the gym, turn around and lie down on your belly then throw two bean bags in hula hoops or throw down pucks from cones)
- hockey (outside, in the freezing cold, slalom and try to score)
- skeleton (put your belly on a scooter (da's ...
... construction drawings. Wow - there it was in front of us with the features we wanted somehow compressed into 640 square feet - a hip roof sheltering two small bedrooms, a bathroom with shower, a open kitchen, living and dining area with a window seat as a couch and additional sleeping spot, as many windows and French doors as we could fit in and a big covered porch (fortunately not included as part of the square footage). It looked spacious on ...
... to with friends (members of a Rotary Club) but as we were tired from driving we stayed in to have a BBQ meal. Walked down the back of their property to a pond to see the ducks and beavers (who were hiding) area surrounded by forest.
Had a surprise Skype call from Phyllis and John showed them around the cottage and outside including the Pontiac. Caught up with all the news and paid a few bills then retired to bed.