The care provided was so respectful and in accordance to my dad's specific needs and routine. I had experienced a warm, friendly atmosphere and I always felt very welcome. I was never made to feel I was intruding or an inconvenience when visiting. Ria always showed respect to her residents. I cannot express in words how grateful I am of my dad's stay at Ackerview Guesthouse. Every day he was there was a gift.


The experience had been amazing for all of us. We all felt like it was our own family home. We were able to help ourselves to the fridge any time; visit anytime of the day. The room was large with a beautiful patio to have a little birthday party. The most beautiful view to sit and relax and feel at peace. Ria was amazing with our mom. She was always there to greet us on our arrival and departure. She gave the extra care our mom needed. Our mom was so happy and well taken care of. Ria went over and beyond with the care and passion of caring for others. We highly recommend Ackerview Guesthouse as a beautiful and very, very clean transition for anyone needing extra care for their dear family members.

Yvonne S

 Our mother (age 97) has been staying at Ackerview Guesthouse since January 2019. We, as a family, feel that she gets the best care and attention; the "home style" meals are great, and the facilities and grounds are wonderful. We all feel at home at Ackerview Guesthouse. 


Because this is a home, it doesn't take any time before you feel at home. The rooms are well appointed and spacious with access to an outside deck. Loved it from the first time I saw it. The meals are home-made with many ingredients right from the garden. But it is Ria who makes this place so special. She is the most caring person and goes above and beyond to look after people.


 The care and services for Dad were provided in a very kind and thoughtful manner. Detailed monthly reports were provided to us to ensure good communication and information sharing. We always knew what was happening with Dad. We were very happy to entrust his well-being to Ria during his time at Ackerview Guesthouse. The cozy and warm kitchen was "the place to be" on cool winter days. The chair beside the the stove was Dad's favourite place to sit. The nice home cooked meals and baking were something to look forward to. Ria has everything well managed and is a seasonal professional.


 We heard about Ackerview Guesthouse by referrals and word of mouth from the Alzheimer's Caregivers Group. We felt very much at home with the care and services at the guesthouse. We enjoyed the peace and quiet at the farm. The organic food was well prepared. I most enjoyed the continuity of care plus the attention to my wife's needs 24/7. I would recommend Ackerview Guesthouse to anybody who is in need of care. Keep up what you are doing!!

Paul B.

If you or your loved one is looking for a peaceful, caring environment that is safe and secure, Ackerview Guesthouse offers all of that and more. When dad and I first met Ria and viewed her serene property, we knew that this would be a healing place for him. He enjoys home cooked and nutritious meals, activities, and social interaction that promote physical and mental well-being. The caring and attention to detail that is naturally and skillfully provided is second to none. As a family, we rest in the knowledge that dad wakes up every day to the best care provided by a most genuine and trustworthy person, Ria.

Jerry T
I felt very much at home at Ackerview Guesthouse. I experienced good value with respectful care in a good environment.

I am paraplegic and require a lot of attention and care. I felt welcome and well-cared for. Ria is an excellent cook, the food is fabulous! She is a great hostess. Ria also took me and a fellow guest to Enderby where we enjoyed the river walk and roll. I am in a power wheelchair so I roll!! I definitely recommand Ackerview Guesthouse to everyone who is in need of respite.

Maureen F

Mam was well looked after and Ria tried to cater to her likes and dislikes, especially with the food. The most she enjoyed was the social part and having the meals together as well as taking her around the grounds of Ackerview Guesthouse.

Helene J.

Ackerview Guesthouse is very much about personal care, rather than institutional "caring". Mother says Ria works with her, and never makes her feel put down. I find Ria brings out mother's best self.

Vivian G

I would like to express my heartfelt appreciation and thanks for the wonderful help and services I received during my recent post-surgery recovery at Ackerview Guesthouse. From the minute Ria picked me up at the hospital to my discharge five days later, I was made to feel comfortable and safe by both her and her staff.

Because of Ria’s diligent care, my recovery was faster than either I, or my doctor, had anticipated. I believe that my recovery went well because of the rest, the compassionate care, and the unique environment. I would recommend Ria's service to anyone who requires postoperative care for either themselves or a loved one. I would like to extend to Ackerview Guesthouse a huge thank you for all your help, support and kindness. Your special care, your genuine interest and your focus was irreplaceable. All good wishes to you and wishing continued success to Ackerview Guesthouse’s staff and guests. Kindest regards

Margret T

From the moment I walked in and met Ria, I felt I had found the perfect spot for my mother to stay while I took a break from caring for her. The rooms are very spacious, cozy and comfortable and Ria prepares delicious, nutritious meals. It is a difficult decision to have someone else look after a loved one. I know, I can rest easy when my mother is at Ackerview Guesthouse. It is very comforting to know my mother is happy, safe and well-cared for. I am very grateful for Ackerview Guesthouse.

St. S.

Thank you for all the wonderful care you gave Mom. All the special experiences as well as your companionship made her stay so comfortable and enjoyable. Our family was reassured to know she was receiving the finest care. Thank you for your devotion and commitment to enriching the lives of those who stay in your guesthouse. Forever grateful.

Corrie L

Ackerview Guesthouse provides us with respite care for our 83 year old father, who lives with us full time. It is peace of mind to know that he enjoys his stay and that the care he receives is outstanding. We are very grateful for Ackerview Guesthouse it is comforting to know that if we need a day or night, weekend or holiday our loved one is always welcome.

Randy and Shandel Unrau

I am a retired health care professional and have personally experienced all that Ackerview Guesthouse has to offer. I would highly recommend this home away from home to anyone who has the need for this wonderful place. I look forward to my next stay knowing that all my needs are well taken care of.

Pieter B. B.A. D.C. N.D.

Pieter Brouwer

I have experienced peace of mind and serenity at Ackerview Guesthouse which promoted my healing process. Being temporarily in a wheelchair, the care I needed was excellent. Ackerview Guesthouse has it all.

Brian G
Ackerview Guesthouse
A Natural Way of Caring
1531 60th ST SE
Salmon Arm BC V1E 1W5
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