It's hard to know where to start - we've never stayed anywhere quite so lovely, or quite so well-priced. The rooms are cosy, well equipped (TV, fridge, wardrobe, shelves, private bathroom, free WiFi) and the common areas are spacious and comfortable. But these features aren't what made our 5 nights here so great. The hosts, Lotti and Mauro, are charming, welcoming and genuinely caring for their guests, going far beyond their charge to make us feel at home. The mountain views are spectacular, the breakfasts are delicious, and the animals on the property are all very friendly. In fact, the feeling of the stay was more one of staying with good friends than renting a room for a few nights - our room actualy felt like 'our room', which we have never found while on holiday. Of all the things to do around the area, my favourite was simply lazing around in the sun at Swiss Lodge, surrounded by clean air and hummingbirds.
If we're ever lucky enough to return to BC, we'll certainly stop by again. Thanks for making our stay so enjoyable and we hope to see you again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Swiss Lodge Bed & Breakfast is located on top of a hill minutes from down-town Salmon Arm and the lake. We offer beautiful lake and mountain views in a quiet area surrounded by hay fields, walking trails, and forest. Our large patio is perfect for enjoying the peaceful scenery. Also enjoy our horses, goats, sheep, dogs and cat. Rooms include: TV/Internet, small refrigerator, alarm clock with I-Pod/CD options, hairdryer, private bathroom/shower, sliding-door access to outside.Our Big Bear / Little Bear Suite is perfect for 2 couples or a family of around 4 people. It has 2 bathrooms with showers, a spacious sitting are and 2 comfortable king sized beds, one of which can be separated to 2 twin beds. The Moose and Eagle Suites are both about the same size. Both offer wheelchair accessible showers, a very comfortable king bed and pull out sofa. Our Cougar Suite has a door joining it to the Pheasant Suite and we consider these our boarding rooms. The Cougar suite offers a king sized bed and large bathroom; the Pheasant Suite offers a twin bed and pull out sofa bed, as well as a bathroom. We also have our Salmon Suite for longer term stays. This room is very spacious. It offers 2 king beds, one that can be made into two twin beds, as well as 2 bathrooms and a large sitting area. Enjoy our generous outside common areas including a covered patio with lake views. The scenery and surroundings will make your stay very relaxing and enjoyable. There are many activities close by to keep our guests occupies; golfing, wine tours, mini-golf and go-carting, hiking, biking, boating/sea-dooing, and much much more. In winter, there are four major ski resorts in the area, all located about an hour away. They include; Revelstoke mountain, Silver Star, Big White, and Sunpeaks. We also have world class cross-country skiing twenty minutes away, as well as great areas for snowmobilers. ... more less