Prancing Horse Retreat Bed & Breakfast

573 Ebadora Lane P.O. Box 11, Malahat, British Columbia V0R 2L0
Innkeeper(s): Elaine & Alan Dillabaugh
  • Introduction

    This Vancouver Island Inn, Prancing Horse Retreat Bed and Breakfast, offers a natural paradise setting with breathtaking scenery and the very finest of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, as well as premium lodging accommodations with spectacular views of the Olympic Mountains.

    This beautiful Vancouver Island Bed and Breakfast is located in Malahat, 20 minutes north of Victoria, the capital of beautiful British Columbia.

    You'll marvel at the red roofed Victorian Villa, as you gaze at the exquisite snow capped Olympic peaks of Vancouver Island off in the distance from one of our luxurious suites. From high above Finlayson Arm you will marvel at the uninterrupted vista that stretches over the unfolding mountains beyond the snow capped Olympic peaks in the distance, where you may choose to relax and read a book or simply enjoy the view.

    North American Inn's 10th Anniversary Edition voted Prancing Horse Estates
    one of the 10 best gourmet breakfasts in North America.

    Gnarled arbutus and rock hugging firs provide a backdrop to the colorful garden where terraced rockery leads to a multi-tiered deck where you will find a hot tub and gazebo to add even more pleasure to your stay. Experience deer meandering through the property, jack rabbits scurrying to their burrows, colorful hummingbirds, stellar jays, doves, quail and even eagles will entertain you as you relax on the patio.


    A full gourmet breakfast topped off with champagne, freshly squeezed orange juice are served on our spacious patio or dining room to start the day for each guest. Fax, laundry and fitness equipment are available.

    "A romantic retreat with Ferrari standards," Chilliwack Times/Daily News

    "Imagine getting away from in all in your own private world!"  Focus on Women/Business Examiner.


    "The pampered elegance, grandeur and freedom of a soaring eagle's vista," North American Inns/B&B Summer 2003

    Vancouver Island's Premier Bed and Breakfast is a mere 20 minutes north of Victoria, the capital of beautiful British Columbia. A natural paradise, breathtaking scenery and the very finest Vancouver Island has to offer. Perched at the Malahat's summit and majestically sequestered behind its white picket fence our red roofed Victorian Villa welcomes you with a view that only soaring eagles usually enjoy.

    Enchantment flows through the villa with its stained glass windows in the turret. You will reach your private suite and find many pampering amenities to promise a romantic stay. Fresh flowers, Aveda Bath products and Bernard Callebaut Chocolate are a few of the treats awaiting you. Battenburg lace linens softly drape the suites. Each suite has its own private 4 piece bath, TV, VCR, coffee maker and fridge. They have all been decorated with the finest attention to detail. Our large luxury suites offer double soaker tubs, fireplaces and private decks. A truly unforgettable experience.

    Welcome to our World of Dreams.

  • Things to do on Vancouver Island

    Vancouver Island Golf

    There are two golf courses close by (20 min.) for year round enjoyment, with fishing, sailing, rail tours, horseback riding and hiking rounding out some of the local activities one might enjoy.

    For complete listing of golfing sites in and around Prancing Horse Retreat on Vancouver Island.

    Vancouver Island Fishing

    Vancouver Island Horseback Riding

    Great Pacific Adventures

    Our local waters team with wildlife. Orcas, grey whales, seals and sea lions can be seen just a short trip away from the Inner Harbor of Victoria.

    Butchard Gardens

    Only 10 minutes to the ferry, then enjoy the world renowned Butchard Gardens.

    Vancouver Island Ferry

    Seattle to Victoria Ferry Service.

    Craigdarroch Castle

    Victoria's legendary landmark.

    IMAX Theatre

    The National Geographic IMAX Theatre

    Ancient old-growth forests, countless beaches

    Ancient old-growth forests, countless beaches and fjords are found here on Vancouver Island and the nearby Gulf Islands offering endless opportunities for spectacular exploration and relaxation.

    Vancouver Island’s Goldstream Park

    With just a five minute drive you will find wonderful hiking trails, old-growth trees, and waterfalls. There is a bird sanctuary at Goldstream Park with a bird of prey exhibit. You will experience bald eagles, and, if you visit in the fall, you will see the salmon spawning in the river that runs through the park.

    Explore the splendid vineyards of the Cowichan Valley. From your Private Suite at our Vancouver Island B&B, experience bald eagles flying overhead as they dance in the sky. See distant volcanoes and each evening enjoy dazzling sunsets painted across the horizon.

    Please visit for moe inmformation and web site links to all of the attractions listed above.


  • The Views

  • Directions

    How to find our Vancouver Island accommodation

    • A mere 20 minutes north of Victoria, the capital of beautiful British Columbia
    • Prancing Horse Retreat is approximately 20 minutes north of Victoria traveling along the Trans Canada Highway
    • Turn off at the Spectacle Lake Provincial Park exit / Whittaker Road (this is a left turn when going north)
    • Your next right is Ebedora Lane then follow the road signs

    Transportation Information

    • Brentwood Bay-Mill Bay
    • Horseshoe Bay to Nanaimo (N. Vancouver to Nanaimo)
    • Nanaimo to Tsawwassen (Nanaimo to N.Vancouver)
    • Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay (S.Vancouver to Victoria)
    • Port Angeles to Victoria,
    • Seattle to Victoria Ferry Service
    • Harbour Air Seaplanes
    • Kenmore Air
    • National Car and Truck Rental
    • Pacific Coastal Airlines
    • West Coast Air 

    Please visit our Directions page at for links and more information.

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