My two favourite interests — art & gardening. Imagine finding a B&B with absolute professionals in both fields!! I was in heaven! The home is lovely, the breakfasts delectable… and yet it was the hospitality of both Marc and Mirja that made our stay so wonderful. They went out of their way to make our time in Castlegar very memorable. Thank you both for storing our bikes and the tip on the milk frother.
— Karen & Bailey, Winnipeg, MB, 2016
What a beautiful setting! The accommodations were memorable. The very positive reviews we read were not positive enough. Not meeting Marc and Mirja would be a personal loss.
— Clare and Cathy, Winnipeg, MB
Marc — you’re a natural! You are a super host and your home is lovely. Enjoyed the company of your other guests as well.
— Bill, Las Vegas, 2016
You made a trip that was for sad reasons very enjoyable. I had one of the best nights sleep I ever had. Thank you.
— Angela, Regina, SK, 2016
Word was this was a fantastic place, but often words create false expectations and then disappointment. This was not the case…this place was better than described. I have felt so relaxed and welcomed over my 4 night stay. I now have a ‘home’ in Castlegar.
– Sheldon, Golden, BC, 2015
What I really like about Marc is how well he is responding to the medication LOL… Great sense of humour – keep smiling. Our stay was perfect — nothing could have improved. Having to come for a sombre occasion (funeral), we greatly appreciated the quiet and peaceful location for rest and reflection. Will highly recommend!
— Jo-anna and Richard, Vernon, BC, 2014
Thank you Marc for a wonderful stay here. You have made us most welcome, nothing has been too much trouble. We have also enjoyed our conversations and particularly loved hearing how you and your wife created this amazing home. Best wishes.
— Pauline and Peter, Cambridge UK, 2014
Exceptional hospitality, outstanding food, inspiring garden and healing atmosphere! Thank you very much.
— Murray, Olga and Elizabeth, Saskatoon, 2014
Best B&B out there…PERIOD!
— Randy and Alex, West Fargo, ND, USA, 2014
Everything is 1st class here — including the hosts. So comfortable and friendly!
— Craig and Brenda, Calgary, Alberta, 2014
We were here for 7 nights to visit our grandson. Marc was an exceptional host. Breakfast was delicious. Our room was beautiful and very comfortable. Thank you for a lovely stay! Dan and I highly recommend the B&B. The grounds were beautiful.
— Catherine and Dan, Ontario, 2014
Fantastic place to stay in Castlegar. Comfortable bed, beautiful garden and fantastic hosts. The breakfast was outstanding and great conversation is the perfect compliment to it. Thank you Marc & Mirja.
— Matt and Shelley, California, 2014
Marc – Thanks for a wonderful experience! Your hospitality is outstanding, your cooking is awesome! This is our first time here, and we hope not the last. Great location, quiet and relaxing. All the best wishes for the future.
— John (New Westminster) and John (Alberta), 2014
Wonderful stay — over exceeded expectations! Wish we could stay longer and enjoy more of the hospitality and area — not to mention the great breakfast.
— Brian and Jeanne, Ontario, 2014
A beautiful home only surpassed by the warmth and hospitality of our hosts. Thank you so much!
— Kathleen and Henry, 2014
Our stay has been fantastic! Our hosts could not have been more pleasant and friendly. Thank you for an amazing breakfast and a restful and peaceful night! We look forward to the next visit.
— Susan and Olivia, Vernon, BC, 2014
Fabulous room and delicious breakfast!
— Jeff and Kristin, Sandpoint ID, USA, 2013
Herzlichen Dank dem sehr gastfreundlichen Hofs! Alles Gute weiterhin!
— Monika and Otto, Switzerland, 2013
There us really no way to describe or say thank you because it isn’t in the English language how much we enjoyed our stay at your place. Thank You.
— Elinor and Dave, Israel, 2013
A jewel and so close to home; Food and hospitality — top shelf!!
— Marnie, Cranbrook, BC, August 2013
Absolute perfection! Friendly host and hostess. Comfortable and relaxing. Everything you would want in a B&B.
— Alf and Susan, London, Ontario, 2013
Our first time at a B&B and the bar is set very high. If I could give 6 stars I would. Thank you for a great stay. We will be back.
— Don and Kim, 2013
We couldn’t have asked for a more welcome and comfortable 5 days. Thanks Marc and Mirja.
— Kim and Marj, Shellbrook, Saskatchewan, 2013
Accommodation were first class. Excellent breakfast. It was the garden that blew us away. Awesome stay, thanks so much.
— Barry and Kathryn, Windermere, BC, 2013
Thanks for everything. You’re one of the very best. Great breakfast, garden, and the house. We are so in awe of your talents in making your B&B. A fabulous “must-do ” vacation spot. We’ll be back! Thank you.
— Larry and Joan, Green Valley, Arizona, USA, 2013
Thank you so much for hosting our wedding. Everything was amazing. The food was great and everyone loved the place. We well be back.
Kelly and Jade, Castlegar, 2013
We have felt totally at home these last 4 days. Incredible warmth, humour and hospitality. Ah… and Marc’s breakfasts!!!!!
— Stephan and Sandee, Lindsay, Ontario, 2013
Just being here I feel like I am in “Heaven”. Gorgeous Breakfast!!
— Susan, 2013
Greatly appreciate all the thought that went into the unreal breakfast! An artistic touch to the presentation makes everything taste better.
— Sara, 2013
The only place to stay! Great food, great company and a beautiful home thank you!
— Rhonda, Cranbrook, BC, 2013
A Fantastic stay! It was our anniversary evening. It was everything we expected and more. Great hospitality.
— Jim and Debbie, 2013
Absolutely terrific in every way, hospitality, food, fun and welcoming. Would love to come again! Thank you!
— Kim, San Francisco, USA, 2013
Best accommodations yet! Great snow at Red Mountain and wonderful hospitality.
— Barry, Ottawa, 2013
An amazing place!! The care and effort you’ve put into this place shows in all the details big and small.
— Jules and Jonathan, 2012
Has the “WOW” factor, met every expectation and then some.
— Maggie and Perer, West Vancouver, BC, 2012
Best sleep we’ve had in weeks! Hope you don’t mind more climbing bums like us coming around because we’re telling our friends. We’ll be sure to visit again, thank you so much.
— Mike and Martine, Canmore, Alberta, 2012
It was a great discovery to find this B&B! We’ll recommend to our friends. Very hospitable and nice garden.
— Eathan and Maki, Vancouver, BC, 2012
Once again, gourmet breakfasts, great visiting, gorgeous accommodation! The gardens have evolved gloriously. We love this little oasis.
— Stacy and Richard, 2012
Perfect hosts! Thanks for making us feel so welcome, and for the sunshine!
— Pete and Sophie, London, England, June 2012
The house is like stepping out of a “Vogue” Magazine. Marc and Mirja are extra ordinarily caring hosts. Their attention to detail is overwhelming. Brilliantly done.
— Leita and Penny, Brisbane, Australia, 2012
Couldn’t be better! Thank you for making our job so much easier! All the best.
Ecoscape Environmental, Kelowna, BC, 012
Who knew Castlegar was so beautiful? Thank you for your warm hospitality and great cooking!
— Bill and Carolyn, White Rock, BC, 2012
A beautiful place to escape from our lives back home. Fantastic amenities, comfortable and warm house, and fantastic hosts. Amazing food which set us up for the whole day, Thank you.
— Genevieve and Phillip, London England, 2012
A beautiful place with wonderful hosts. I can’t thank you enough for your hospitality! I will always remember you. Best of Luck!
— Lucinda, Pitt Meadows, BC, March-April (61 days), 2012
Very accommodating. We called for a room last minute and we were very welcomed. Thanks for the hospitality!
— Mackinzy, Adam and Farrah, Antigua, West Indies, 2012
What a wonderful place. No more motels for us when in Castlegar.
— Juha, Abbotsford,BC, 2012
We had a lovely time. Thank you so much for great accommodations, good food and great company.
— Kathy, Scarsdale, New York, USA, 2011
Great house, amazing food and even nicer host. Oh some lovely art work hanging on the walls. Highly worth the visit. Happy New Year!!
— Dave and Tony, Calgary, Alberta, 2011
It was even beyond what we imagined. A perfect place, hosts and experience. Thank you.
— Trina and Mark, Trail, BC, 2011
Great chef. Looks good in an apron. Wonderful house, pure luxury for us. Thanks for your hospitality.
— Kathleen and Brian, Christchurch NZ, 011
We have enjoyed our stay tremendously! Thank you for delicious breakfast, conversation, shower, beautiful pets! Thank you Marc and Mirja.
— Amy and Reiner, Edmonton, Alberta, 2011
The Moonlight Suite was beautiful and exceeded our expectations, the house and yard are gorgeous. Our two breakfast were both delicious. Thank you Marc!
— Richard and Jean, Port Moody, BC, 2011
Great hosts, great place and great towel animals.
— Wendy and Tom, Swift Current, Alberta, 2011
Thank you for everything that you did for me. The chocolate and including me in dinner was much appreciated.
— Ruth, Toronto, Ontario, 2011
Awesome place, would love to come back, and I thought I was a good cook… Yummy. Thank you so much guys.
— Mike and Emily, Brockville, Ontario, 2011
Was so fun with you Marc. You are the funniest guy I have ever met. Wish you the best. The breakfast was heaven. Thank you.
— Alex, 2011
Exceptional accommodation and hospitality. Thank you, Marc and Mirja! Love the frog songs @ night.
— Tom, Calgary, Alberta 2011
Very nice stay and wonderful breakfasts! Good conversations and the artwork of Mirja is very good. We’ll visit her internet site back in Holland! Good place to come back again, someday.
— Jon & Carla, Robson, BC, 2011
What a fantastic getaway place. We had a great time! Sonya’s Stagette!
— Carly, Robson, BC, 2011
What great energy you have in this beautiful home! you can really tell you both love what you do. We hope you have a great time in South America and we look forward to staying with you again soon.
— Chris & Johana, Ponoka, Alberta, 2010
It’s been a great few years staying up here with you. I hope to come back soon. Thanks again for the great hospitality.
— Ben, Nine Mile Falls, Washington, 2010
Marc and Mirja, Thank you for your wonderful hospitality in your beautiful home. You made our cycling trip extra special just being able to stay here. Thank you for shuffling our bikes, cars, and directing us on where to hike. You certainly gave us over 100% in services!!
— Leslie & Richard, Chilliwack, BC, 2010
Five Star accommodation! Marc you went out of your way to make us as comfortable as possible. You have a wonderful facility. Good luck to you both. Art work is beautiful. Thanks.
— Terry and Marilynn, Qualicum Beach, BC, 2010
This has been fantastic! Beautiful home, wonderful service. I really do wish that I had more time and could stay longer. Exquisite!! Thank you!!!
— Shelly, United Kingdom, 2010
First time at a B&B. Wonderful experience! Great Breakfast. Would return in a minute. Thanks a million.
— Dave and Bonnie, Bowmanville, Ontario, 2010
Changed the way we feel about B&B’s. Great!
Don and Joy, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 2010
Fantastic accommodations. Especially the incredible filling breakfasts and breathtaking countryside. Highly recommended! Thanks.
Christine & Kirk, 2010
FANTASTIC experience — 1st time at a B & B, think I was spoiled. Superb hospitality and conversation.
— Patti, Sidney, BC, 2010
We stayed for only one night to celebrate our 32nd Anniversary and fell in love with this place. Wonderful! We shall return.
— Dave and Kath, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England, 2010
Thank you so much for opening your home to me. Staying with you was truly the highlight of my summer, and I am very much looking forward to next season. You two do an amazing job! Thanks again for everything.
— Conor, Spokane, Washington, USA, 2009
Un ne poste merarigheso!
— Giulia Villani, Bologna, Italy, 2009
One of the reasons I extended my stay in Castlegar was because of your bed and breakfast. Thank you for making my stay so wonderful. Hope to see you both in the future.
— Gen, Kelowna, BC, 2009
From one B&B owner to another. Your rooms are luxurious, your breakfast are delectable and your hosting made us feel at home.
— Linda & Robert, Parksville, Oct. 2009
Wonderful experience! Your home is beautiful & the hospitality, warm and friendly. Thanks for the great memories you’ve given us
Jan and Frank, Ft. Collins, Colorado, USA, 2009
Wow! what a wonderful home. We appreciate a good bed, comfy sheets and thirsty towels after a “great shower”.
— Marilyn and Howard Chilliwack, BC, 2009
Marc and Mirja are gracious hosts. Marc takes great pride in his breakfast creations and Mirja’s artwork is a welcome diversion for the eyes.
— Sean White, Surrey, BC, 2009
Loved the Moonlight room. Marc’s breakfast was excellent every morning. Thanks so much we had a wonderful stay. Will pass the word.
— Jeff and Haley, Chilliwack, BC, 2009
Fantastic stopover on our Canadian excursion. Couldn’t have picked a better place. Thank you both so much.
— Paul and Adrenne Burnie, Auckland, New Zealand, 2009
Wonderful place. Great breakfast. Amazing presentation. Excellent atmosphere. Every detail thoughout superb.
— Rod and Carol Sebastian, Calgary, Alberta, 2009
Lucky find. Beautiful home, wonderful location. Highlight was the Polar Bear dip in the river and the healthy and delicious breakfast. We’ll look forward to coming back.
— Brenda and Wayne, Medicine Hat, Alberta, 2009
The decor, the feel, the cleanliness of a chic high-end boutique hotel. The poached pears were to die for. Many, many thanks for a restful and relaxing stay.
— Catherine Bundt, Surrey, BC, 2009
I experienced real “northern hospitality” here. Thanks for opening your home. I hope to be back soon!!
— Ben Scofield, Nine Mile Falls, Washington, USA 2009
Mirja, I am inspired! Thank you for the wonderful weekend painting. Beautiful B&B, great room & bed. Marc’s meals delicious!
— Gail Prichard, Kelowna, BC, 2009
Spacious, quiet, elegant, friendly. What a great break from the motels! Will remember this place.
— Amy & Mark, Cutchogue NY, USA, 2009
Very Nice B&B friendly & a beautiful home. Breakfast was just what I wanted. Thank you.
Colin Sargeant, Coventry, England, 2009
We’ve stayed in B&B’s across Canada and you’re top notch! Great hosts, fantastic house, great food — we’ll definitely be back.
— Char and Dan Smith, Calgary, Alberta, 2009
We totally enjoyed our stay with Marc and Mirja. The rooms are warm, beautiful and tastefully furnished. There is a comfortable yet elegant feel around the whole house. Marc’s breakfast is absolutely wonderful and we had the added pleasure of attending one of Mirja’s Art Show. Thanks and we will definitely recommend the B&B to our friends.
– Rowena Harrison, Vancouver, BC, 2008
Our stay was the highlight of our trip! The surroundings were amazing and the rooms very comfortable and well decorated. They have the most amazing hydrotherapy showers. Breakfast was fantastic and Marc and Mirja were very kind and helpful. We would recommend the Windborne to anyone looking for a stay they will always remember!
– Crystal Green, Cranbrook BC. 2008
We were overwhelmed with what we’ve experienced. The great house, the interior and the wonderful hosts. Plus the chef and his outstanding breakfast.
— Peter and Sonia Jenller Switzerland, 2008
For the many, many B&B’s I have been to, this one is the best. Great house, room, bed, food. Best spot for business travelers.
— Paul Bertrand, Quebec, 2008
I was most inspired by the fact that Marc and Mirja acted upon a dream they had which involved planning, designing and participating in the actual building processes of this B & B from the ground up, including the beautiful landscaping that surrounds this majestic and peaceful establishment. It is quite easy to see that the work they have done is totally geared to satisfy each and every client, as they have something for everyone! It was fascinating and uplifting conversation, as I learned about their hobbies and interests. Seldom have I come upon such interesting people and I admire their talents and abilities to live their dreams! I not only had a pampered stay at the Windborne B & B, I also made 2 sensational new friends!!
— Kathy Dickson – Internet Entrepreneurs Inc. – Red Deer, Alberta, 2008