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Benchmark B & B
Ranked #1 of 16 Naramata B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Vancouver, Canada
1 review
“An absolute gem!”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

The stunning view, beautiful grounds, gorgeous rooms, and amazing hosts... the whole weekend was perfection! Gail and Steve have put so much thought and effort into creating a wonderful experience for their guests. And the food! Absolutely delicious!! We wouldn't think of staying anywhere else in Naramata. We're already dreaming of coming back next year!

Room Tip: I think The Diamond Room is the nicest because it is very spacious and is location at one end of the...
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed September 7, 2013

Benchmark B&B has it all - spacious rooms with clean, modern furnishings equipped with everything guests might need; fabulous breakfasts; gorgeous views over the large swimming pool to the vineyards and lake below; and warm, welcoming hosts who feel like friends by the time you leave. Steve and Gail (an incredibly gifted chef) combine five star accommodation with personalized service and an obvious enjoyment in getting to know their guests while never being intrusive.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

We recently stayed at the Benchmark for two nights while one our mini-honeymoon and it was incredible! The hosts were super friendly and relaxed and they even surprised us with rose petals on the bed and a lovely card:) The room was immaculate and had everything you'd need and more. The breakfasts were made of fresh and local delicious goodness. We highly recommend this B&B and have told all of our friends. We had a fabulous time lounging on their comfy chairs on the grounds overlooking the beautiful view of the lake and vineyards. We can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

We were lucky enough to stay here while out in the area to attend a friend's wedding. The entire experience was nothing short of brilliant. The breakfasts that were served were absolutely incredible and far surpassed our expectations. We especially loved that they used as many local ingredients as possible. The hosts were extremely friendly and really super helpful when we were in a pinch with the wedding shuttle, as they drove 5 of us (in two different vehicles) to the wedding location once we got word that the shuttle was running so behind that we would have otherwise missed the ceremony. Thanks again Steve & Gail!!!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Hi, we needed a couple of nights away at the end of August and stayed at the Benchmark. From the moment we arrived to the time we left, everything was perfect. Steve and Gail know how to make their guests feel welcome, yet at the same time, are respectful of their guests' privacy. The breakfasts were a great highlight of the weekend. Gail is an amazing cook! These suites are clean, well decorated and oh so comfortable. You can't go wrong booking Benchmark !

Room Tip: We were in the Diamond Room - beautifully decorated.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

My wife and I have been going to the Okanagan together a few times a year for a long time, and had never found that one "wow" place to stay that makes us want to return over and over. Happy to say we finally found it - and there is "wow" to be found in every aspect of Benchmark B&B, from the spectacular setting, to the pristine, tastefully decorated and well-appointed rooms, to the truly-gourmet breakfasts, and, best of all, the outstanding hosts. Gail and Steve were charming, funny, engaging, accommodating, and just a real pleasure to interact with - the type of people that you want to be friends with as soon as you meet them. Their operation covers every detail and leaves no stone unturned in pursuit of making each guest feel comfortable and at home, yet they are never obtrusive, and always friendly and easygoing. Steve's morning breakfast service is worth the price of admission, and Gail's three-course breakfasts are a gourmet's delight. We could go on, but it's easy to summarize: Benchmark B&B is the best place to stay in the Okanagan. Period.

Room Tip: All four rooms are quite similar, and they are all excellent - can't go wrong.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

We stayed for 3 days in July 2013, for our anniversary. From the start it was great. The view and the pool were enough, but the hospitality and food anchored it. If you are looking to sip wine or get away to a quiet, relaxing vista, this is it. Highly recommended.

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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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