A year ago yesterday I spent an evening and night at
Copper Beech House and the memories are still so fresh.
Susan was a wonderful hostess and Copper Beech House
was beyond my wildest dreams!
We joked about that as she signed
some books for me. While the dinner was in progress,
I relaxed on the deck and enjoyed the jazz guitar
stylings of a local resident whose name I never did
get. All in all, it was a marvellous experience and
I spent an hour yesterday reviewing photos and videos
of the event revelling in the memory of it all.
I'll be back and, in the meantime, I have the memories,
the photos and, if I concentrate a little, even the
delicious fragrance of Delkatla Slough or harbour.
Perhaps I was a sea dog in a previous life and, if
there's another, I hope to sail out of Haida Gwaii.
As Bob Hope sang, "Thanks for the memories".
It was wonderful and I hope I live long enough to
do it again!
Long live Copper Beech Guest House!
Thank you so much for our visit.
I place Copper Beech House at the top of our near perfect
vacation. I saw angels everywhere. You made every minute
comfortable, charming & exciting. The food, the
guests, the books & art! The feeling of being in
the right place. We'll miss you. Take care everyone,
~ Allan & Donna June
Mr. Gibson emailed to say that the
photo comes from a local bed and breakfast ... "That
thing is in the very excellent Copper Beech House bed & breakfast
in Masset, BC, run by the Canadian poet Susan Musgrave.
We're here because Doug Coupland recommended it, and
Gibson June 2012
"Finally, in terms of resting
your head for the night, you can either get yourself
a big tuft of moss for a pillow and snooze in the woods, OR check
in to the Copper
Beech House in Masset.You know I love a place with
character and/or fish-shaped bowls on the table, so
I was quite delighted with this guesthouse, which is
owned by author Susan
Musgrave. I didn’t get to meet
her this time around, and seeing as how she is referred
to as “the wild sea-witch of Canada’s northwest
coast” in this
bio, I feel that’s quite a shame."
29, 2011 (rebstevenson.com)
"Our group of 8 is back in our
urban evirons with Haida Gwaii resonating in our minds
and bodies. A particular highlight for us was the wonderful
hospitality we experienced at Copper Beech. Your "down
to earth" way of hosting us was such a warm and
memorable experience; the special dinner and breakfasts;
the creatively decorated and oh so comfortable rooms;
and the special touches were a feast to the eyes."
-Don Robertson, July
- Margaret Atwood on
Twitter, February 2011.
you for the hospitality. My faith in people has been
- Doug Weir, May
“Dripping with character…”
and Richard from Fort St. John, B.C., June
“You now own the most important
house in New Masset.”
architect of Martha Stewart’s gardens, July
“The epitome of eclectic”
from Metchosin, B.C. July 2010
“I had such a good time at
the Copper Beech House that I couldn't let go of my
key, which I found in my pocket upon my return, and
which is now in the mails via Canada Post, c/o Ms Sophie
Reid, my new best friend.”
author of Hard Core Logo, August 2010
of spiritual power - healing power"
Lake, Cree Nation, Saskatchewan