During the last breakfast of our 4-day stay, I couldn't help blurting out "Thank you, Lord, for sending us to THIS Bed and Breakfast." Terry and Robbie have created a gorgeous home that allows for as much privacy or social mingling as you desire. It is brilliantly designed so that each guest bedroom (and they're ALL beautiful) has a private deck area with chairs and a table, but the wrap-around veranda also allows you to easily move to the common areas to sit and chat with whoever is there. I absolutely loved getting up at 5:30 or 6:00 in the morning, sipping my coffee while ensconced in an Adirondack chair, watching the sunlight move slowly down the western ridge of the Okanagan towards Oyama and the still waters of the Wood and Kalamalka Lakes, while in the pasture below the deer were jumping and playing. In the cool of the evening, after the sun had gone down behind that same ridge, we would sit with wine glasses in hand, enjoying the absence of mosquitoes, and watch as Venus slowly set behind Terrace Mountain.
All the other reviewers have mentioned the fabulous breakfasts, rooms, beds, and amenities, and we echo their praises. Terry and Robbie have created a truly spa-like facility that made it so easy for us to relax and enjoy our stay. On one of our four days there, instead of site-seeing at Vernon (twenty minutes North) or Kelowna (twenty-five minutes South), we just stayed on the property, reading by the pool, going in for a dip when we got too hot, having a nap in our nicely-air-conditioned room, and snacking on the meals we had pre-purchased and stored in their guest fridge. The communal breakfasts on the veranda were delightful, as we got to know the other guests and heard their stories.
We HIGHLY recommend Country Ridge Ranch House to anyone seeking quality in a Bed and Breakfast, even though we know this will make it harder for us to make a reservation the next time we're in the area. Thank you, Terry and Robbie, for a wonderful stay, and we hope to see you again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Overlooking two incredible lakes, Country Ridge B&B, is a perfect place to get away from it all, to use as a home base for exploring the Okanagan Valley or for a romantic get-away. Enjoy the king sized beds, quality linens, air conditioning, sumptuous breakfasts, walk out verandas and panorama views of Country Ridge. Tour the Okanagan Valley, visiting wineries, playing golf or swimming in clean lakes or just relax and read a book while you look out at our peaceful views. Come and be pampered in the Okanagan at Country Ridge. ... more less