End of long day's drive from Field, BC, with our sister and brother-in-law from UK: dreaming, hoping for peace and repose at a B and B that's just right. And it was. An old farmhouse (Brian's family), shaded by a heritage chestnut tree. Just two guest rooms (so no strangers to make conversation with at breakfast), rooms reflecting Elsa's years in the hospitality business in the Australian outback: bright, large, handsomely furnished, both with en suites and every conceivable convenience(ground floor room especially super for older or infirm guests)
Both interesting people: Brian, with the slow, subversive wit of a former lawyer, Elsa whose life journey has taken her far from her native BC. Oh yes, and Sarah, a very friendly older dog they've recently adopted and who spends much of her day thoughtfully eying the chickens in their pen. Doesn't stop the chickens from producing the grand breakfast eggs to go with (if you please) sausages made from the couple's own beef.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Glenoka is a 5 acre glen of fruit trees, vegetable garden, pasture and bird sanctuary. A five min. walk from Okanagan Lake in Summerland, BC. We offer new (2008), ensuite, wheelchair accessable, guest accommodation, helpful hosts and healthy, farm grown breakfasts. Summerland is between Kelowna and Penticton close to excellent restaurants, winerys, beaches, hiking, biking, golf courses, art and curio shopping. ... more less