About Us

Step back from the hustle of the city, listen to nature and enjoy the gardens. At Wits End Retreat near Victoria, BC, you can wander the grounds, walk to the bird sanctuary, the nature house or beachcomb in Witty Beach Park. After a busy day of being a tourist relax with a drink on your private deck or sit in the gazebo and plan your next day or just fall asleep.

Wits End Retreat is in the heart of the country in beautiful Metchosin, BC, a rural community of wide open spaces, pastoral countryside and farmland but best of all it’s only 20 minutes from Victoria. Metchosin is crisscrossed by winding rural roads leading past cultivated acreages and small forests and Wit’s End has the best of it all. Sitting on the edge of Witty’s Lagoon Park, a favourite of birdwatchers, and only steps from the sea you can enjoy the best of country living with fresh air and bright stars in the evening. Have you ever heard a pin drop? Welcome to Wits End Retreat!

Your Hosts

Your hosts Sandy and Heather Chown were the owners of a very successful catering business for 27 years, Sandy as chef and Heather as service expert extraordinaire. They purchased what is now Wits End Retreat 24 years ago and have worked to improve the house and grounds following their passions, woodworking for Sandy and gardening for Heather.

Sammy, Frankie, Taffy and Billie, their four golden retrievers, would be happy to welcome you to their home!


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