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When we first moved out to the coast from the prairies in 1990 and settled in the Coquitlam area, we immediately fell in love with the beauty that surrounded us. Our young daughter at that time was taking Horse back riding lessons in a little village nearby, a small finger of land nestled between Coquitlam and Port Moody, bordering on Provincial Park. It was at this time, we decided, if ever we were in a position to build our dream home, it would be here.
The Village of Anmore, an undiscovered jewel in one of the suburbs of Vancouver, home to just over 1800 residents, home to Buntzen Lake, a fresh water lake surrounded by shoreline and mountain trails, picnic grounds, boat rentals, summer swimming, and encompassing the magnificence of nature at its best.
A retreat where the mountains touch the stars, where the deer still roam and the odd black bear comes to call. This is our home.
As life has a way of passing by, our three children suddenly became young adults and two recently moved out. Suddenly left without a houseful of teenagers and their friends to cook for and clean up after, we felt a void that had to be filled.
   
Both my husband and I have been in the sales and marketing industry for over 30 years. Our pleasure in connecting with people, entertaining and welcoming people into our home seemed a natural fit in our early retirement. During the six years that we have lived here, our home has hosted numerous large events and has seen hundreds of people through our doors. As an entry in the prestigious Georgie Awards several years ago, it has attracted a lot of attention in its most unusual contemporary design and attention to detail throughout. The many amenities the property has to offer make it an ideal place to stay, unwind, and enjoy the surrounding area. A retreat is really a more appropriate term for this luxury accommodation.
   
My extensive background in cooking, adds much to our Silver Door retreat. Having studied four years in the Faculty of Home Economics with a specialty in Housing and Kitchen Design and focusing on Foods and Nutrition, in addition to culinary studies abroad (La Varenne in Paris, France, The Cordon Bleu in London, England, Marcella Hazan in Bologna, Italy, Umberto's Villa Delia in Tuscanny and a guest at the Chef's Hotel school in Lausanne, Switzerland) make it a most natural pairing to welcome guests to our home. Delicious breakfasts, homemade jams and jellies, fresh produce from our own gardens when in season, and cobblers and pies made from our fruit trees will delight one and all..
One of my dreams when I designed my commercial kitchen was to hold culinary classes. As a previous owner and operator of three gourmet kitchen stores in Winnipeg, Manitoba (The Peppermill Ltd.,The Salt Mill, Coq A Vin) resulting in cooking demonstrations and a newsletter that went out regularly to over 1000 people, and food writer for The Winnipeg Magazine for 3 1/2 years, the combination of a place to stay and participate in cooking classes at the same time would become an added attraction. It seemed only natural that we opened up our home to a Bed and Breakfast. The Culinary Classes soon to follow.

I chose the name The Silver Door because the two silver doors at our front entrance greet people and welcome them to our home. The color silver denotes an air of sophistication and excellence and defines the exemplary service and amenities that you will find.

Come, see what we have to offer, and, stay awhile........

     
     

Our Property:

Our contemporary home, situated on an acre of land in The Village of Anmore boasts a wealth of offerings.

Incredible mountain views, showing off all three Ski Mountains in Vancouver, Seymour, Grouse Mountain and Cypress on a clear day.

Anmore is situated a few kilometers from Buntzen Lake where shoreline and mountain trails can be found. A fresh water lake, swimming in the summer, picnic area and boat rentals.

Fresh vegetable gardens and fruit trees producing an array of offerings. Breakfasts will be prepared with those in season, picked fresh from the gardens or local B.C produce from the surrounding area


  • 20 x 40 foot heated inground pool (May to October)
    Hot tub outside under cover and yet exposed to the mountains and the stars (year round)

  • Commercial Steam room (addition of essential oils of Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Lavender and Thyme, make this truly a wonderful experience before turning in for the night

  • Fully equipped exercise Room

  • Private Home Theatre, a selection of VCR's and DVD's available and movie rental stores a few minutes away

  • Pool table

Our love of glass is shown in our Glass gallery – home to a dazzling collection of Art Glass, each piece lovingly collected and nestled in its own lighted box, many done by B.C. artists.

Music Room – within the glass gallery – a Wagner grand piano graces the area. Guests can feel free to tickle the keys and perform or practice as their heart desires

A collection of art, oil paintings, water colors, tapestries and silkscreens as well as an extensive library, filled with hundreds of books on every subject are yours to enjoy. Feel free to settle in a cozy chair, in front of the wood burning fireplace (in season), enjoy a cup of tea or some culinary delight, fresh out of the ovens.

 

 

The Silver Door Bed and Breakfast is located at 1075 Thompson Road., Anmore, British Columbia, V3H 4X9
Canada Select 4.5 star rating and Tourism B.C. approved

For more info about the Silver Door, email
rdevlin@thesilverdoor.ca or call 604 949-1322

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