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We really love our stay at Pillsbury Guest House.The house was so nice and Coleen was fantastic! We spent a wonderful two hours speaking of Prince Rupert, Canada and Italy, drinking an excellent tea and of course, listening to good music!
Elisa and Paolo
Previous reviews say it all. Coleen is a fascinating and dare I say it colourful host who does everything to make your stay welcoming. We had a fascinating couple of hours listening to her history. We regret that our pre-arranged schedule meant that we only stayed one night and becaus the ferry left early we missed the fabled breakfast. In lieu of this Coleen made us a packed lunch and got up at 5 am to see us off neither of which was expected. Any comments re: the state of the house mis the point - it is the oldest building in Prince Rupert. Many thanks - Dave and Shelagh
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1 Pacific Place
Pillsbury House has the historical distinction of being Prince Rupert's first home - circa 1908.
Have you ever wanted to just get away to...
write that book?
finish that painting?
originate a work of art?
think through that invention?
solve the mystery of the ages?
just enjoy some old-fashioned rest and relaxation?
This is the place to come down off the merry-go-round!
The house was built for and was occupied by Grand Trunk Pacific railroad dignitaries and their families for a century. If this home could talk (and in some ways it does) it would disclose the conversations, dreams, and plans of Joel H. Pillsbury, 1st Assistant Harbour Engineer (the original builder) and Charles M. Hayes (founder of the Grand Trunk Pacific). No doubt they spent many hours sitting and troubleshooting their aspirations and hopes for the city of their dreams. Joel Pillsbury was a city planner and designed the house with the four upstairs gables facing the four points of the compass.
Fresh fruit cocktail topped with toasted coconut
Tea, coffee, juice
Choice of: Gen's Cranberry Orange muffins or Brown Sugar Raisin Scones with homemade berry sauce
"Huevos Deliciosos a la Pillsbury House"
Oven-baked egg with homemade tortillas and salsa
Strawberry Peach Cinnamon Dream Crepe a la Pillsbury
Homemade crepe filled with marinated mixture strawberries, peaches, berries and cinnamon, topped with whipped cream, strawberry and a sprig of mint.
Background music: multilingual "Riviera style" by Julio Iglesias for international appeal
impressive and memorable
informal and homey
Pillsbury Guest House is located near the heart of Prince Rupert overlooking the harbour. This convenient location allows easy access to a wide range of activities.
walk to all museums
stroll along the waterfront path to Cow Bay, a touristy area with restaurants and boutiques
take a short walk to downtown and enjoy great eateries and shopping
minutes walk to nature trails featuring natural bonsai trees and wonderful views
water taxi service provides a guided tour of area historical sites and petroglyphs
winters are mild - characterized by rain and wind, limited snow
short drive to typical northern BC snow
enjoy the water - sport fishing charters, kayak trips, whale watching tours
Seafest summer festival
The VIA station is practically next door so Pillsbury Guest House is a logical choice if you'll be traveling to Prince Rupert on the "Skeena", one of the most scenic rail trips in the world.
Come stay at the Pillsbury Guest House and experience why Prince Rupert is known as both the "City of Rainbows" and the "Halibut Capital of the World".
Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 Days before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the full cost of the reservation. Deposits paid are non refundable.
* The Customer Satisfaction score is based on a combination of ratings from Travellerspoint and external websites. The score of 96% for this property is based on ratings provided by 13 guests.