From the pristine Japanese Garden to the impressive art collection, The Inn at Laurel Point is a destination in and of itself.

You might come here to rest your head, but you’ll stay to rest your soul. At least, that’s what happened to me.

Tucked beside Victoria’s Inner Harbour, The Inn at Laurel Point offers a peaceful sense of serenity. While the rooms are exquisite, walking the grounds is an equally delightful treat. From the pristine Japanese Garden to the impressive art collection, this slice of paradise can easily become a highlight of your vacation.

Located on its namesake, Laurel Point, the Inn’s Japanese Garden offers views of the bustling waterway. It is frequently traveled by seaplanes, water taxis, and ferry boats. Throughout the garden’s courtyard you’ll find several outdoor furniture collections. Grab a seat and relish the view. (This is a great place to enjoy your morning coffee!) 

But, don’t stop there. This getaway offers much more than a place to kick up your feet. Entirely hand-tended, the garden features a collection of rhododendrons, azaleas, lilies-of-the-valley, and cherry trees. At its southern edge, a waterfall cascades into the reflecting pond. A Japanese Maple also stands there. During the fall, the leaves turn a deep orange and burgundy hue.

Throughout the Inn you’ll find a museum-quality art collection. Like the Japanese Garden, this was a passion of the Inn’s former owners, Paul and Artie Arsens. The couple traveled extensively throughout Asia and North America. During each trip they brought a bit of their travels back home.

You’ll find the Arsens’ collection primarily displayed in the Erickson Wing. Pieces include wedding kimonos, sake fermentation barrels, and an authentic samurai helmet. You’ll see exquisite candleholders and delicate vases. You’ll find First Nations masks and wood statues. It’s an absolute delight.

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