Len and Beverly Brown have been in the hotel and restaurant industry for over 40 years. They make an ideal team with Len's background in hotel management and Beverly's background in food. Prior to moving to Salt Spring, Len managed a group of boutique hotels in Manhattan while Beverly was the Pastry Chef of the Westin Hotel Times Square. However, after 12 years in the “Big Apple”, they decided it was time to return home to Canada and what better place to live in than beautiful Salt Spring Island!
For years, family and friends had said that Len & Beverly should have their own place but it wasn't until they stumbled across the Wisteria Guest House that they decided to make this a reality. While on vacation one summer, they stayed at the Wisteria and soon found themselves feeling at home. Decidedly, when they found that Dee and Jean wished to retire, it wasn’t long until Len and Beverly took over the guesthouse.
Having lived in Vancouver in the 1970's and 1980's, Len and Beverly are pleased to be back home on the west coast.
In May 2017, daughter Kimoko and her husband Joe, also decided to leave New York and move to Salt Spring to help run the B&B. Leaving their busy corporate lives behind, Kimoko and Joe now have more time to spend with their two daughters. Now with three generations living and working on site - along with our friendly cats and dogs - the Wisteria Guest House is truly a family-operated business. The B&B gives the family the wonderful opportunity to live and work together in a beautiful setting.