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. :)
- 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