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“Great views and service. We plan to go back!” 5 of 5 stars
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3.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   1877 Horizon Drive, West Kelowna, British Columbia V1Z 3E4, Canada   |  
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Ranked #1 of 31 West Kelowna B&B and Inns
Alberta
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Great views and service. We plan to go back!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Beautiful home and setting with great views of the lake and valley. Rooms are modern and large. You know you can expect a great breakfast when prepared by a professional chef. Eating outside on the covered deck in the warm Okanogan morning was delightful. Steve welcomed us warmly and was great at giving advise on the local sights and restaurants. We are hoping to go back this winter for some skiing!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Muskoka, ON
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23 hotel reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

Not sure where to start... This was our first B&B experience. Right from the first contact Steve and Chrissy were very communicative and helpful in planning our trip to Kelowna.

From our arrival time (we were really early - they were really welcoming) to our departure, everything was exquisite.

The rooms (we stayed in Lake View first, and then into the Grand View) are marvelous. The Lake View overlooks Knox Mountain and Okanagan Lake - it is charming and relaxing, with a queen bed, spacious room and excellent shower are - a very nice option for sure.

The Grand View Suite is exactly that, GRAND and with a VIEW. The jetted-bath, built for two, literally has a corner view of the entire valley, with luxurious lotions and warm candlelight, a wonderful relaxing way to finish an evening. The king bed is super comfortable. The custom bathroom with heated floors, dual sinks, and a shower that makes you melt (body jets AND a rain head) are the finishing touches.

The common room is anything but common. Leather couches, a full library, honour bar, fireplace - very nice. The deck overlooking the Westbank, East Kelowna and the lake is a spectacular place. Steve will make sure a fresh pot of coffee is ready to go for those who wish to get up early to enjoy the sun as it rises directly over Black Mountain.

Breakfast is a gourmet meal itself. Set-up on the deck, three courses of deliciousness. Always different each morning, Steve and Chrissy serve up a meal beyond compare. Fresh fruit from the gardens, including the neighbours - hope they know ;) crepes, waffles, omelets, eggs - something different everyday.

We have extremely high expectations - Steve & Chrissy met everyone of them. We fear they may have ruined us for other B&B stays.

Book early - there is a reason this B&B is ranked #1.

Room Tip: Any room is good, but the Grand View is perfect!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

We highly recommend this beautifully appointed B&B. The rooms are large as are the available sitting areas, indoors as well as on the outdoor patio. The patio has an amazing view over the valley and lake. Breakfasts were truly delicious and the presentation was befitting of the master chef/owner. Steve and Chrissy were gracious hosts and very helpful with our daily planning.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

The B&B a view of the lake, is a lovely place in West Kelowna. It is on the other side of the lake with regard to the city center, therefore, nice and quiet place. The view of the lake, isn't spectacular, but the place, breakfast, and friendlyness make up for this.
The rooms are lovely, well kept, with little nice details, as makeup remover in the bathroom. The common space is great, a big balcony with a view of the lake, and a big common room.
The breakfast was getting used to, because all the tenants sit on a big table. This makes for great conversations, but it was a bit getting used to for us. Breakfast is really yummy.
And just a lovely and friendly couple....

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sidney, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

A View of the Lake was recommended to me for accommodation with 3 of my friends who live in Europe and the US. The demonstration dinner prepared by Steve & Chrissy was just the unique experience I was looking for to impress my friends. It did the trick. Breakfast in the morning was not the usual fare of B & B's which serve scones or waffles with jams. This was a gourmet treat! This is a B & B out of the ordinary. Hosts are charming. Location is perfect for pit stops to nearby wineries. I want to take my husband back!

Room Tip: Unfortunately I had to share a queen size bed with my friend. A king would have been much more comf...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Calgary, Canada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

The most exceptional evening of our trip! Steve and Chrissy make an unforgetable experience in they're demonstration kitchen. The food was spectacular, the views supurb, and the hosts warm and generous to a fault! I would recommend this experience to anyone wishing for something truly special!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Delta, BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

We stayed for one night in mid-September and were thorougly welcomed by Steve and Chrissy. This is an ideal base for visiting the wineries around the mid-Okanagan area while the centre of Kelowna is close by; there are several restuarants recommended by Steve in the down-town core.

On arrival, Steve greeted us and asked if we would like a beer or glass of wine, which was a very nice gesture (we wish we would have taken up is offer as it was a warm day). The ice water was very nice.

A substantial and delicious breakfast was served on the spacious deck area with its great views of Okanagan Lake and Kelowna so we could start the day well fed and relaxed.

Our room indeed had a view of the lake and was well appointed. Our only problem was with the temperature; the house has a centralized heating system without individual room thermostats. Steve did say that he will be replacing the system in the coming months and that should solve the "some like it hot, some like it cold" problem!

When we left Chrissy and Steve both made a point of saying goodbye and no handshakes - a nice hug from both. They really made us feel very welcome to their home.

We expect to go back! Linda and Eric from Vancouver.

Room Tip: If you spend your time in front of a television this isn't the place for you, there wsn't a...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1877 Horizon Drive, West Kelowna, British Columbia V1Z 3E4, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Okanagan Valley > West Kelowna
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 31 B&Bs / Inns in West Kelowna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — A View of the Lake 3.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy a unique experience from resident Executive Chef Steve Marston as he creates breakfast from his demonstration kitchen. The newly renovated contemporary home offers an expansive lounge and patio area for all guests. Large bedrooms have designer en suite bathrooms with spectacular sweeping Lake, Mountain & City views. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
A View Of The Lake Kelowna/West Kelowna

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