Molly & Chris:  Thanks for a very enjoyable stay at your guesthouse – the best we have been to anywhere.  There was  nothing we needed that we could not find.  An impeccable place!  Between Hot Chocolates in Courtenay and the hikes around Paradise Meadows we had a wonderful time.

Lynette, Bernd & Christopher  – September 2016

Thank you so much Molly and Chris for making our Christmas holidays absolutely fabulous.  Copper Fern went well above our expectations of a B&B and your efforts of creating a home away from home were greatly noticed.  Thank you for the vegan options, and the jam and muffins were delicious.  Your home decor is also very inspiring and beautifully done.  The quiet and tranquil atmosphere was much appreciated and a relief from the busy nature of city life.  Thank you for sharing your home.

L. & A. – December 2014

What an amazing place!
We were looking for a nice relaxing affordable place to stay for a couple of days while I was back in the Valley for a quick visit. The Copper Fern stood out on the listings, so we booked. When we arrived, Chris, the owner was there to greet us and gave us a full tour. The suite is immaculate, essentially brand new, and there was everything one would ever need there. What a nice surprise to have the fridge filled with food for our breakfast the first morning, in fact so much that we didn’t eat it all even after 2 days. Molly even had made wonderful muffins for us, MMmmmmm.

The bed was very comfortable and the futons in the living room folded down easy for our son to sleep on. The place is so quiet as you are in the country, yet only a couple of minutes from downtown Courtenay. We didn’t get outside much due to the snow, but loved the gate to the back yard and the fact that Chris and Molly have a huge garden. We really want to come back and see what it looks like later in the year when all the plants are up and producing. Around the suite are a variety of books and of course WiFi and TV. I had an event to attend on Saturday, so my wife just hung out in the suite all day and found it so peaceful just being there. For what is there and the price to stay there, we will definitely be back to the Copper Fern again and again.

Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, families with young children, age 55+, romantic getaway, sightseeing, girls getaway.

Charles and family – February 2014