Burnside House Bed & Breakfast

1890 Maple Ave.
Sooke, British Columbia
Canada V9Z 0N9
Phone/Fax: (250) 642-4403
or Email: info@burnsidehousebnb.com

History of Burnside House

Michael Muir Michael Muir, one of Sooke's early settlers built Burnside House for his family around 1865 to 1870. It is a fine Georgian-style farm house overlooking Sooke Harbour. It has a hip roof and a separate kitchen with the same roof style, which is typical of the region during that period. The house rests on a rock and cedar post foundation and is clad with cedar drop siding. Interior walls were wallpapered with cheese cloth backing. Several of the original large 12-light sash windows are still intact, along with two of the five original fireplaces.

Historic Burnside House is the oldest inhabited home as well as the longest established bed and breakfast in Sooke. Burnside House was awarded the Hallmark Society "Merit of Excellence" for restoration in 1989. Most rooms still host era furniture and wallpapering. It has been lovingly restored to offer comfortable accommodation for a stay in Sooke, British Columbia.

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