Strathcona Cottage

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A short walk across the road to the lake, this 700-square foot rustic and charming 2-bedroom cabin, over 70 years young, is one of the few authentic cottages left on the lake. The renowned Canadian painter E. J. Hughes lived next door and his parents lived at Strathcona Cottage during the time they were care takers for the famous Strathcona Lodge. This cabin offers:

  • fantastic views of the Shawnigan Lake from the living room, dining room, front bedroom, patio and front porch
  • comfortable leather sofas and reclining rocker
  • queen size bed in front bedroom
  • bunk beds (double on bottom, twin on top) in second bedroom
  • 4-piece bathroom
  • well-equipped full kitchen
  • woodstove
  • games cupboard
  • half-acre treed private property
  • easy lake access
  • dock with boat moorage (shared with The Lake House) for swimming and your water toys.


  • cable TV
  • DVD and VCR player
  • video library
  • book library
  • stereo with CD player
  • comfortable furnishings
  • electric alarm clock
  • 300 count linens
  • plush bath and beach towels
  • well-equipped full kitchen
  • microwave
  • barbeque
  • patio furniture for four or six
  • parking for two vehicles
  • smoke and pet free please


"We thoroughly enjoyed relaxing in the warm peaceful surrounds of the cabin, hiking through forests and kayaking on the beautiful lake.  We also enjoyed all the culinary tourism that Shawnigan Lake and the Cowichan Valley had to offer.  All of this added up to an incredible romantic weekend which will not be soon forgotten.  Lesia and Ruth are the kindest and most gracious of hosts.  We look forward to returning as soon as possible.  Don't change a thing!" 

Anna & Gerhard
Victoria BC