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We recommend you take advantage of this the Salt Spring Island Inn's "DH
Rider Discount" before the season ends: http://www.destinationhighways.com/discounts/DiSV.htm
This charmingly renovated hostelry is right in the heart of Ganges on
beautiful Salt Spring Island. Cozy rooms (small but very well-appointed and with EXCELLENT beds) are completely re-done but with such good taste and quality that the place doesn't look brand new. And considering what you can pay to stay on Salt Spring, this accommodation is quite reasonably priced.
One nice touch that shows the attention to detail is the almost-good-
enough-to-eat supplied soap and shampoo from the local island soap company. The spacious bar/restaurant is all woody and comfortable, the food was very good and the attached street-side patio is much nicer than than most on which to quaff a cold one on a hot Ganges day after a long (or short) ride.
A bonus is that it's only a three minute walk to everything in this
appealing island waterfront town. What else? The nearby, private covered parking and full bike wash area has excellent supplies to wash and detail motorcycles (Jeremy, one of the owners, is a rider/pilot/sailer, so he knows where you're coming from).
If you go to check out the two Salt Spring DHs (30 & 57) and assorted
Gulf Island TEs, and you're a cheese fan, make sure to visit the two fromageries on the island, one sheep based and one Jersey cow based. They both make great cheese, and more importantly, allow tastings. Say hi to innkeeps Jeremy Milsom or Barry Edwards, they'll make sure you feel welcome!
_Picture yourself on a Dream on an island, with tangerine trees and
marmalade skies… Salt Spring Island is seen as a bucolic last retreat for aging hippies who grow organic garlic and weave 100% vegetable-dyed, hemp clothing. In reality, its proximity to Vancouver means the population is increasingly made up of high fliers who can better afford the hallucinogenic real estate prices. Still, if the laid back traffic is any indication, other varieties of hemp are also widely available. But what we really get off on are the groovy motorcycle roads. And this DH is the grooviest. Short but oh, so sweet, its mellow scenery, happening pavement and far out twisties could blow your mind. And when you come down into Ganja… uhhh Ganges, you can check out what's available at the weekly flea and farmers market. We guarantee a good trip._