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“It's still the greatest B&B”
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Benchmark B & B
Ranked #1 of 16 Naramata B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Kelowna, Canada
2 reviews
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“It's still the greatest B&B”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Last year my wife and I discovered the Benchmark B&B and stayed two nights. We loved the location & atmosphere so much that we came back this year and stayed four nights. Steve & Gail, you are amazing Host/Hostess and such a wonderful couple to get to know.

In the past 12 months, you guys have tweaked a few of the minor finishings which just enhanced our stay even more. If you only knew how much the two of us brag about & recommend to our friends the Benchmark B&B, you would probably be embarrassed. You guys have such a lovely B&B and we will be seeing you again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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SteveandGail W, Owner at Benchmark B & B, responded to this review, May 30, 2013
Thank you for writing such a lovely review. It was wonderful to welcome you back. Steve and I really enjoyed getting to know you better and helping to make your stay fun and relaxing.
We hope to see you again soon.
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Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed May 24, 2013

Having read the Tripadvisor reviews we thought it might be difficult for Steve and Gail to meet expectations - pleased to say they were exceeded. Very beautiful location and a break from some of the more commercial areas of the Okanagan. While the weather was unfortunately a little unseasonal our R&R break was still memorable, especially Gail's breakfasts. We look forward to keeping in touch with our hosts in the future.

Room Tip: We were in Diamond but imagine all are of same quality
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Kelowna, Canada
1 review
Reviewed May 20, 2013

Gail & Steve were amazing hosts and truly felt welcomed into their home. They are both charismatic friendly people who just happen to have the best bed and breakfast I've had the pleasure of visiting. Gail creates an incredible 3-course breakfast, which was served poolside in the beaming sun with a stunning view of the lake. We will absolutely be coming back!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Vancouver
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13 reviews
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Reviewed May 20, 2013

Sheer perfection. Beautiful view of the lake, lovely property, squeaky clean, spacious rooms, modern fixtures and appliances. To top it off, if you meet ultra-gracious hosts Steve and Gail once, and you're instantly friends for life.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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North Vancouver
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3 reviews
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Reviewed May 14, 2013

I can't say enough about the warm, friendly, kind, luxurious experience we had at Benchmark B&B. Steve and Gail went way beyond my expectations for a B&B. Their great setting above Naramata overlooking the vineyards, orchards, wineries and farmlands is to be admired by all. Their proximity to the wineries, Kettle Valley Railway and town of Naramata is perfect! Book some nights here and be sure to relax in the hot-tub, stargazing and overlooking the lights of Naramata and Okanagan Lake. You will be so happy you did!

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Langley City, Canada
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

We spent the perfect weekend at Benchmark B & B. Gail and Steve are the perfect hosts — friendly, gracious, and welcoming. The rooms are modern and cool, tastefully decorated and spotless. The breakfasts are magnificent feasts of 3-courses, served in either your room, your patio table (with breathtaking view!) or at the large communal table under the pergola (also with great view). The food was absolutely brilliant! The property is beautifully landscaped and overlooks Okanagan Lake and Naramata. The B&B is located smack in the middle of the most beautiful wine country. We enjoyed our stay immensely, and hope to return soon.

Room Tip: The quietest room is the Ruby room, but the Diamond was my favourite.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Kelowna, Canada
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

Gail and Steve are both wonderful, gracious hosts who have a fantastic property. My Fiance and I were in much need of a relaxing get-a-way and we found just that and more in their luxury Bed & Breakfast. The pool and hot tub are situated to enjoy the breathtaking views of the Lake and a myriad of top-notch wineries are a short walk or bike ride away. The food was delicious, and you can tell Steve and Gail put effort into making stay a tailored one for guests. The decor and guest room fixures will rival any modern botique hotel.

We will be back to this fantastic hidden gem soon.

Room Tip: beautiful view and ammenities
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Lisa G
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Additional Information about Benchmark B & B

Property: Benchmark B & B
Address: 1306 Smethurst Rd, Naramata, British Columbia V0H 1N0, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Okanagan Valley > Naramata
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Naramata
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 4
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 

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