At home on the water.
Nestled between two lakes, Lake Okanagan and Skaha Lake, is a town called Penticton. 42,000+ people call it home and with over 60 wineries to visit within a 20 minute drive, I think I’ve just discovered my next 30 Days Of Summer destination. When I say the town of Penticton is between two lakes I really mean. There is actually a channel you can float by raft on from Lake Okanagan to Skaha Lake. I must put this on my bucket list of things to do, but before I do I need a place to call home. Where to stay in Penticton? the answer is simple, if you aren’t camping or don’t have a family friend with a cabin then the Penticton Lakeside Resort is the place to be. I’m going to hang my hat here for a couple of nights while I explore the town, the wine region, the culinary scene and perhaps even a concert or two. Sounds like a perfect little summer vacation get away to me.
Located at 21 Lakeshore Drive, the Penticton Lakeside Resort is right on the water and from what I can see the largest hotel in the area. With conference rooms and a casino inside some people might never leave the property. Lots of parking on the property so after I park my Acura RDX, which I’m test driving for the week, I head straight into the lobby with my luggage. Even though I’ve picked the absolute busiest time of the year, Boonstock + August long weekend, check in was super quick and easy. Up to my room on the top floor I go. First impressions are…. very nice and cozy.
A nice sized room with a comfy King sized bed, adequate work station and outlets for my laptop & phone plus a good sized bathroom that includes a single serve coffee machine brewing Starbucks coffee.
The real amenity at the Penticton Lakeside Resort though is the view, time to pull back the patio curtains and check it out. Spectacular to say the least.
The view is the southernmost part of Lake Okanagan and it’s a summer water play land for many of the visitors. Stand Up Paddle boarding, power boating, Para sailing, Seadoo rentals all and more can be done from within 10 feet of the Penticton Lakeside Resort property.
After I settled my bags I went for a stroll along the lake promenade. It’s family paradise at this part of the lake. Apparently over on the other side of town on Skaha Lake is where the singles and the non families hang out. But for a fun stroll after checking in or after dinner I love this side. Besides if you want to see the Giant Peach, this is where you see it.
Not a bad place to call home for a few days don’t you agree? I’ll share more about dining in and around Penticton in another post but I can’t help share a few more pics of my morning views from my room. The light in the Okanagan is truly special.
Stay tuned for some more fun and exciting adventures in Penticton including a few dining adventures, a winery tour and some concerts in a vineyard!