My husband and I went on a special romantic retreat for our one year wedding anniversary and my husband's 30th and we couldn't have picked a more perfect spot. From the moment we reserved until we left our experience at Benchmark was exceptional! The evening we arrived we were welcomed by a stunning view of the sunset. We quickly jumped into the plush robes hanging in our closet and the flip-flops laid out for us and enjoyed a glass of wine in the hot tub while watching the sunset over the lake and the mountains. We had arrived! Steve and Gail were so warm and accommodating. They brought us gourmet 3 course breakfasts every morning and took personal orders for drinks and lattes. The area is beautiful and we spent our days biking and wine tasting. Steve gave us a ride up the KVR and directed us onto a gorgeous bike ride. We did 26 miles and then cruised right back to their place where we immediately went for a dip in their heated salt water pool. We stayed in the diamond room. The room was well appointed and everything was brand new. It had everything you could want including a backpack filled with picnic items as well as a small kitchenette with coffee maker, fridge and sink. We loved every moment of our stay at Benchmark and in Naramata. Steve and Gail made our stay a delight! Can't wait to return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Benchmark Estate offers luxury air conditioned pool side suites with panoramic lake views, private entrances and patios. All rooms have full bathrooms, Queen Pillow top mattresses, modern furnishings and include a Gourmet breakfast. Outdoor facilities include full size heated salt water pool, BBQ pavilion and hot tub dramatically situated on a bluff overlooking Naramata Creek and Lake. Very secluded situation yet only 1Km to KVR Trail and close to village center, beaches, vineyards and wineries. ... more less