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“Our best holiday ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Benchmark B & B

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Benchmark B & B
Ranked #1 of 16 Naramata B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Calgary, Canada
1 review
“Our best holiday ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2014

Wonderful. Beautiful. Well-appointed. Relaxing. Breakfasts to die for! We spent 4 nights at Steve and Gail's Benchmark B&B - and let me tell you, they really do set the benchmark! The end of April weather was still a bit on the chilly side for this area, but there is no lack of warmth when you are in the care of our wonderful hosts. We literally were a bit weepy as we drove away on our last morning; it felt like we were leaving our best friends behind. With the amazing countryside amidst the wine terraces and the fruit orchards, and the truly stunning views overlooking the lake either from the B&B or the nearby KVR trail - we asked ourselves, why would we even need to go anywhere else - even France or Italy! We cannot wait to go back.
Highly recommended - although I worry about letting the cat out of the bag! We think of it as "our" special place. :)

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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West Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

Steve and Gail are so friendly and accommodating. Made our weekend in the south Okanagan memorable.

Rooms are great, opening onto a pool and grassy area with hot tub and fire pit.

Breakfast was amazing - healthy and nutritious to get you ready for an active day on the kettle valley trail or wine tasting.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2014

We stayed at the Benchmark over our wedding weekend in Naramata. I (the bride) and my bridal party stayed there the night before the wedding and then we all got ready for the wedding together in two of the B&B rooms. After our reception, my new husband and I came back and spend our wedding night there. We couldn't have asked for a more luxurious and beautiful place to stay with the most outstanding views of the lake. Steve and Gail are the sweetest people ever! They made sure everything was perfect for us and beyond perfect when we retured to our suite after the wedding. Finally, there are not words to describe the amazing breakfasts that were created and delivered to your pool side bistro eveymoring. Heaven!!! We just wished we could have spent more time there relaxing with all of the wedding festivities going on. We are definatley going back for our first honeymoon (and I would bet many more :)). Thanks so much Gail and Steve!

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Salmon Arm, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2013

As my wife and I approached, we realized that we had stayed at this B&B that we had stayed here two owners ago. Coming down the driveway, it appeared exactly the same and this was a "good" thing as we had had a wonderful experience there two years in a row. Rounding the corner into the property, it was clear that there were extensive changes. The huge manicured lawn, the large in ground pool, and magnificent views were happily the same. Now there is a huge pergola over the dining area, daybed/lounges and tables dot the lawn, there is a large hot tub, and a B.B.Q area all for the use of guests. There are now 4 suites downstairs complete with in suite bathrooms. The furnishings are attractive and functional. There are picnic supplies in every suite as well as dishes for your use when you want to B.B.Q. your own dinner. We stayed for 4 nights. Make no mistake, this is NOT a cheap night's stay. That said, value for money, this is one of, if not, THE best place we have ever stayed. In terms of value for your dollar, The Benchmark is a great find. What really sets this place can be described in a very few words, Steve and Gail. Steve is the perfect host. He is gracious, has a great sense of humour and takes great pains to see to all of his guests and help them with whatever they choose to do during their stay. This man has dined with Prime Ministers as well as raised a glass in more than one east London rugby clubs and he has that wonderful ability to make you feel like you are very important to him. Gail, his lovely wife, prepares the most amazing breakfasts that I have ever experienced at a B&B on three different continents. If you mention that you'd like to go for a winery visit where it is by appointment only, Gail asks morning or afternoon? Ten minutes later she comes back to you with the details of your appointment. Don't want to cook your own dinner on site, Gail will give you a run down on every restaurant around and then make a reservation for you. We were invited to tag along to the open air market where we met local artisans and some of their own suppliers. After our wine touring, Steve helped me unload the car every night and stored the purchases of the day up stairs so I didn't have to pack them around every night and then helped me load everything on our final morning. Want to go for a bike ride on the nearby Kettle Valley Railroad route? Bikes and helmets are supplied and Steve loads them in his pick up to take you up to one of several starting points. I simply cannot say enough about this experience. I have spoken to Steve a few times since our visit and feel that I have made a friend for life. Steve, Gail, we can't wait to see you again!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2013

Benchmark B&B was truly amazing. Steve and Gail are the perfect hosts and Gail's breakfasts are incredible! We would recommend Benchmark to anyone who is looking for a relaxing getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life. We were so relaxed that we forgot what day it was! Thank you Steve and Gail!

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2013

Hands down, this was our favourite place to stay on our recent road trip. Gail and Steve have created a wonderful, welcoming environment in a gorgeous location. They are also the perfect hosts, anticipating every need before you've even thought of it. The Benchmark is aptly named; it sets a totally new standard in the B&B experience. Trip Advisor needs to set a new 6 star category to give this place its due.

Room Tip: Every room is a good room. Just pick your favourite colour!
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013

This is our first B&B and what a fantastic experience, Beautiful Views, Rooms, Amenities and such excellent Food!! Steve and Gail truly spoiled us and would recommend them to anyone and everyone. Thanks! best weekend ever!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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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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