26 November 2014

Embrace Winter with a Stay at Lake Okanagan Bed and Breakfast in British Columbia

Lake Okanagan Bed and Breakfast
Traditionally considered an exclusive summer destination, the Okanagan valley, in south central British Columbia, is known for its reliably hot and sun laden summers, beaches, and sophisticated and yet laid back lifestyle. Tucked between two mountain ranges, about a four hour drive from Vancouver, the Okanagan Valley enjoys dramatic vistas and abundant outdoor adventures to occupy your time. But often overlooked in this jaw-dropping setting is its winter season. Averaging a balmy 0 to -1 °C (32 to 30°F) during the winter you can revitalize your soul.

We still receive a hearty helping of powder snow for the skiers at our ski hills in the higher elevations but before trading in your ski jacket for a grass skirt, consider a winter vacation in Canada's Okanagan region, toque optional, and stay with my friends at the Lake Okanagan Bed and Breakfast.  Enjoy breathtaking views of Lake Okanagan, city lights, memorable, vistas, and vineyards from their intimate dining room at Lake Okanagan Bed and Breakfast.  Enjoy a 4-course Italian themed dinner and winery, foodie, or cultural tours with a two or more day stay without the expense of jetting off to Italy.

WINTER SPECIALS (October 14 - March 14)

Two Night Stay Includes: Accommodations, 2 Full Breakfasts, Candlelight 4-Course Dinner and Tour. 

Only $398/Couple for a two night stay
(Upgrade to our suites for $50.00)

Day 1

Arrive at Lake Okanagan Bed and Breakfast and enjoy a welcome cocktail, settle in and get ready to enjoy an Italian inspired dinner.


Antipasto Platter (Assorted Italian Deli Meats, Cheeses and Preserves)
Primo Piatto: Risotto di Porcini
Saltimbocca di Pollo (Chicken Breast stuffed with Asiago Cheese and Prosciutto)
Panna Cotta (Topped with Blueberry, Gran Marnier Reduction)
Organically Grown and Locally Inspired Seasonal Vegetables, Salads, Coffee, Tea and San Pellegrino.

Day 2

Featuring an assortment of cultural, 'foodie', and winery tours, you will enjoy a full breakfast and free time to explore the neighbourhood. They are located in the heart of the West Kelowna Wine Trail, within a short walking distance to Mission Hill and Quails Gate Wineries. Enjoy your chosen tour.

For more information please contact:
Tony Stranges

It turns out that “Napa of the North”, as the Okanagan has been called, has also been voted the second best wine region in the world to visit in the latest Reader's Choice awards by US Today readers. Our lush valley finished second only to Alentejo, Portugal, known for their boutique wineries and hardy red wines. This beautiful place we call home continues to rise to the top as a recognized wine destination worldwide. 

In Kelowna's winemaking regions in the winter while the vineyards are sleeping most wineries are still open year round. Expect to find solid table wines and internationally-recognized distinctive reds, whites, ros├ęs, sparkling wines, and ice wines. A visit to the Okanagan just wouldn't be complete without a visit to one of its many wineries. While some area wineries turn over the closed sign for the winter, most of the larger ones (and a few of the smaller establishments) are open in some capacity for tastings and tours. 

There's no need to trade in winter's snowy charm in order to escape the dropping mercury. For visitors, this means that many summer type activities can be enjoyed well into fall and winter. At a glance, there are hundreds of reasons to visit the Okanagan valley - unsurpassed scenery, hospitable people, relaxed atmosphere, the list goes on and on. Add in a temperate year-round climate (arguably the mildest in the country) and suddenly hundreds of reasons to visit become thousands.

Locals in the know are aware that Kelowna is not the sleepy little interior town you may think it is during the winter months. Combine your stay with any number of cultural, food or winery events such as a hockey game, cooking classes, community theatre, symphony orchestra, ballet, and events, world class farm-to-table restaurants (ask for a list) or a ski or snowboarding vacation. This month enjoy discovering the winery events as listed on Vine and Designs. Add an Okanagan vacation and stay at Lake Okanagan Bed and Breakfast to your bucket list this winter. Let them know Valli sent you;-)

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  1. What a fabulous place! So peaceful.



  2. Looks like a great place to visit and so many foodie things to do too.

  3. What a stunning setting -and a great place - I'd love to visit one day.

  4. Nice! I'd like to take a little winter break there myself. If I cross the bridge can I count that as a trip? :-)

  5. Sounds like a heavenly place to visit Val.

  6. What a stunning setting -and a great place ...it´s really beautiful


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