Dorothy and Mike's Guest House
3127 2nd Ave, Queen Charlotte, BC
Meet Dorothy & Mike Garrett
Dorothy & Mike Garrett are travel aficionados who like to take the best of their own travel experiences and work them into their business. It was a desire for independence and financial security that led the couple to become entrepreneurs in the first place. They started out running a bed and breakfast. Eighteen years later they converted it to a guest house, and today they entertain visitors from all over Canada as well as other parts of the world. “If you have a vision or dream with a little initiative and ingenuity you can make it happen,” Dorothy says. “You can start small and grow your business or combine businesses. As a small business in a small town we have the flexibility to adapt to meet the needs of the community or in our case, visitors to our community.”
Haida Gwaii living is unique, and the Garretts appreciate the dynamic here. “We chose to live here because we love the beauty of the place and the diversity of people on the islands,” Dorothy states. “People are resourceful and have many opportunities to contribute to the community through volunteering on boards, planning committees and at events. People are accepting of different lifestyles and cultures.”
The Garretts are very connected to the outdoors, which was another reason they chose Haida Gwaii living. They appreciate the natural environment of the island, the closeness to nature and being just a step away from amazing beaches, the ocean and rainforest hikes. Both Dorothy and Mike spend a lot of time outdoors, doing activities like gardening, kayaking, hiking, boating and beach combing.
Unique. Personal. Relaxing. Comfortable.
Dorothy and Mike’s Guest House is a reflection of the independent spirit of the people who choose to make the islands “at the edge of the world” home. Owner built, like many houses on the island, the house evolved over the years. Guests can choose from a variety of room sizes and styles, with self-contained cottages available for larger groups or families. Each room, each suite, is unique, with its own special ambiance and amenities. Guests have access to a large deck perfect for viewing wildlife, a Solarus infrared sauna with a water view, resource library, living room, wireless internet, a common computer and barbeque(s). Hosts Dorothy and Mike Garrett treat each guest like family with friendly, personalized service.
Dorothy and Mike’s Guest House is a member of the Queen Charlotte Visitor Centre and BC Tourism.
- 3127 2nd Ave
- Queen Charlotte, BC
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