About the Manor
Your hosts, Jocelyn and Mitch Williams both bring experience in the hospitality industry to Marifield Manor. Jocelyn worked for a number of years in guests services in Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort and at Eaglecrest Morningstar Golf Club in Qualicum Beach. Jocelyn’s love for fine food and travel coupled with a warm and inviting nature fostered in her home province of Alberta will make any guest feel welcome. Mitch was born and raised in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island. Mitch has worked throughout the province as a high end Tour Coach Operator in the past and is currently working in the Fire Service. Like “Jo”, Mitch enjoys fine food and wine as well as being an avid cyclist and explorer of all that Vancouver Island has to offer. Jocelyn, Mitch and the Manor Dog, Gus, look forward to welcoming you as a part of your Vancouver Island Adventure.
Marifield Manor is located at the north end of Shawnigan Lake, a short stroll from the prestigious Shawnigan private school. This location is a 4 min drive from the Shawnigan Village and offers close access to to south Vancouver Island’s most popular fresh water sports destinations, Shawnigan Lake. A 40 minute drive south is the provincial Capital, Victoria. Surrounded by the ocean and protected by the Olympic mountains this thriving city is renown for its mild climate and inviting Victorian charm. It is known worldwide as the Garden City of Canada.
Minutes to the north of us is the Cowichan Valley which in the local first nations language means warm land. With rich fertile soil warmed over a long growing season, the Cowichan Valley is emerging as a gastronomic hot bed, where farm fresh meats, cheeses, vegetables and fruits can be sampled all year round. The local soil is also renowned for producing fine wine grapes which support and equally impressive number of Cowichan based wineries. The entire South Island, from the most rugged coastline to the ultimate in refined food and wine destinations, lends itself to exploration. Be it cycling, kayaking, hiking or a day trips in the car, there are endless destinations that await you.