Hotel at a Glance: Spirit Ridge Vineyard Resort & Spa
Nestled in Canada’s only desert, the 4-star Spirit Ridge Vineyard Resort & Spa offers its guests a vacation that blends both cultural and recreational activities, all amid a wealth of luxurious amenities. Here, you can work on your tan at the private beach at nearby Osoyoos Lake, or go for a swim at the outdoor pool, which is outfitted with a hot tub and water slide. For a taste of the region’s best-known drink, just walk down the street to the Nk’Mip Cellars Winery to sample award-winning wines and tour the winery.
Rooms with a view: Guest rooms offer views of mountains, the pool, or sprawling vineyards from a furnished balcony or patio. Each suite also includes a full gourmet kitchen and dining area.
Grab a bite at Talon’s Restaurant, which serves up pan-seared wild British Columbia salmon and braised short ribs made with local ingredients. It also hosts live music and features a full-service bar.
Water sports: The lake offers ample opportunity for wakeboarding, paddleboarding, and jet-skiing, all available through nearby tour companies.
Notable accolades This hotel won a Tripadvisor 2014 Certificate of Excellence.
Osoyoos, British Columbia: Wineries, and Aboriginal Culture in Canada’s Only Desert
Osoyoos sits at the southern end of Okanagan Valley, a 110-mile stretch featuring deserts, lakes, mountains, and vineyards. The varied terrain lends to numerous possibilities for outdoor activities. Many travelers fish and go boating at Osoyoos Lake; the desert heat in Okanagan Valley can heat the water to a balmy 75 degrees Fahrenheit during warmer months, drawing visitors and locals to its miles of sandy beaches.
Osoyoos is home to the Osoyoos Indian Band, which operates one of North America’s first aboriginal-owned wineries. Adjacent to the vineyard, the same indigenous group also founded the Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre, which details the history of the area with indoor and outdoor galleries and daily trail walks.
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What You Get
Stay for two in a one-bedroom premium suite
Select options include daily breakfast for two at Talon’s Restaurant
Up to four kids 15 or younger stay free
Dates into October
Policies and Fees
* Reservations: Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
* Cancellation policy: 15-day cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable
* Additional fees: $2 CAD nightly eco-stay fee paid at check-in
* All prices and fees listed in US dollars unless otherwise noted
* Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability
No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate; no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking allowed. Read the Fine Print for important info on offer details and other restrictions.
Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
15-day cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable
No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate
No refunds will be processed by Groupon after check-in
Traveler name must match ID at check-in
Must be 18 or older to check in
Credit card required at check-in
All prices and charges listed in US Dollars
Purchases are in US Dollars
Foreign exchange fee may apply
$2 CAD nightly eco-stay fee paid at check-in.
Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
One-Bedroom Premium Suite
* One king bed or two queen beds and a pullout sofa
* Standard occupancy: 2
* Maximum occupancy: 6
* Adding occupants above standard: $25 per night for each additional guest 16 or older; guests 15 or younger stay free
Check in: 4 p.m.
Check out: 11 a.m.
Rollaways: not available
Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
Accessibility: please contact property for handicap accessibility requests or options.
Room upgrades: not available
Nearest airport: Penticton Regional Airport (YYF; 30 miles or 50 kilometers) and Kelowna International Airport (YLW; 93 miles or 150 kilometers)
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