“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes… including you.”
~ Anne Lamott
At the end of October, my boyfriend, Dalton and I decided we needed a break from the City so, we booked a weekend trip to Kelowna. We all know that the Okanogan is beautiful in the summer but OMG it’s even prettier in the fall. The colours were unreal and you all know how much I love pumpkin season! Our time was consumed by relaxing, drinking wine, and eating delicious food. Unfortunately, we didn’t get a chance to surprise any of our family members with a visit, however, we will be back very soon!
We stayed at the beautiful CastleRock bed and breakfast and it was absolutely perfect. We wanted somewhere where we could completely unwind and this was definitely the place. It’s quite high up the mountain, past all the wineries which meant there was hardly any traffic and for the most part, it was completely quiet. There were two bedrooms which looked out onto the backyard and the most beautiful view of the water. The yard was quite large with a grass area, a big patio, a pool and a hot tub. The owners, Peter and Debbie decorated the place perfectly and were great hosts (Debbies breakfasts were to die for!) In conclusion… we couldn’t have picked a better, more relaxing place to stay and we hope to be back in the new year!
Because we went towards the end of the season, we knew that a lot of the wineries were closed (by appointment only), so we had slim pickings when it came to restaurants. However, I wasn’t disappointed once! We had a casual lunch at Poplar Grove, two dinners at Quails Gate, breakfasts at The Bench Market and a dinner at the most authentic German restaurant I’ve been too.
We also enjoyed a couple of spontaneous wine tastings, one of which at what is now my favourite Okanogan winery, Little Engine Wines. Their tasting room was designed to perfection by one of the proprietors, Nicole French. She did a spectacular job making the room feel light, fresh, and cozy all at the same time. We were slightly disappointed that they were sold out of there Pinot Noir, however, it just gives us another reason to come back in the spring!
Thanks for reading! Hope you enjoyed!