About the Rose and Stag

The Rose and Stag is the love-child of Sophia Kelly, who hosts you in her 100+ year old home in beautiful East Vancouver.


The house is located near the charming Commercial Drive shopping district in the Hasting Sunrise neighbourhoods. The top floor of the house includes meeting space for workshops or meetings as well as the two guest rooms, and a large kitchen for catered lunches.  The living room meeting space has laptop work space, folding workshop table and chairs. The living room also serves as additional sleeping area with a comfortable Murphy best with a full mattress, available when both guest rooms are booked by the same party.


Breakfast is no longer provided with accommodation at the Rose and Stag, although self-serve kitchen access is available to guests, along with free tea and coffee.

History, Locale and Features

Franklin house has been located on this site a few blocks from the water and port, for over 100 years, a long time in Vancouver terms. It is equipped with a solar hot water system (inquire for a tour). Sophia is a long time environmental conservationist and founded the company that installed this system. Franklin street, where the house is located is one block from a major bus route heading downtown or to Simon Fraser University, and three blocks from another major bus route heading to Gastown and downtown. For more information on local attractions see our Finding Us page.


This home is licensed for short term rentals by the City of Vancouver, license number 18-549553.