If your get-a-ways usually involve a hotel room & room service, a yurt vacation may not be your ideal vacation. On the other hand, if like me, you loved camping as a child but as an adult find yourself looking for a more upscale camping experience, you've found your ideal location. As a Penticton local, I have had the opportunity to see the transformation of this previous eyesore into a unique & beautifully landscaped vacation property. Last night, I was able to experience the resort as a guest when my husband and I booked a yurt for our anniversary. Annually, this weekend is one of the busiest of the year as Penticton hosts our iron distance triathalon - tons of road traffic. We stayed in yurt #2 which is the smallest yurt and closest to the highway. Upon arriving, we found our yurt situated among a grove of mature trees. The grounds around our yurt were well landscaped. As the plantings mature, it will resemble a woodland setting - something hard to achieve in the semi-arid desert! Out front, a wooden deck with two deck chairs and a family sized BBQ. Entering our yurt we were greeted by a King sized bed, small kitchenette (small fridge, microwave, full sink & polished concrete counter) flat screen TV and 3 piece washroom. The resort is located on highway 97 and has direct beach access through a tunnel under the highway. Road noise is definitely audible through the walls of the yurt, especially the transport trucks that are slowing down as they enter Penticton. The traffic died down as the evening progressed, and did not interfere with a good night sleep. Traffic was noticeable again around 7:30 am as was the daylight filling our yurt through the rooftop skylight - a great view to wake up to. The bed was comfortable and the extra pillows were appreciated. In hindsight, I should have inquired about availability of a yurt behind the retail space as it does provide a buffer between the resort and the highway. Added features of the resort: a full service restaurant with rooftop patio open for lunch & dinner, a large rooftop deck over the retail stores (great place to take in the lake view while enjoying an ice cream.) Snack shack & Breakfast bar right on the beach. A small ask of the owners would be a small shelf to hold make-up and toiletries in the bathroom. A radio by the bed would be a nice addition as well. I am looking forward to seeing the continued development of the resort and look forward to trying another stay next year.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Barefoot Beach Resort is a brand new unique, eco-friendly development featuring 11 nightly/weekly rentals in amazing units known as yurts & 130 campsites. In addition to these units, guests will find the resort full of amenities such as water sport rentals, restaurants, markets and shopping. ... more less
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