We stayed for two nights at this lovely, quiet B&B set high on a hill in the Naramata Bench wine region, which is just outside of Penticton. Doug & Joyce were wonderful and generous hosts! Their home is beautiful and the views were to die for. We stayed in the avocado room, which was comfortable and well-furnished. We also had the opportunity to borrow their bikes ($10 each) and biked to several wineries just down the road. Be warned, the B&B is up a hill to be prepared to walk your bike back up!
The breakfasts were delicious and enjoyed out on their patio (the hummingbirds provided all sorts of entertainment). We loved talking over coffee and getting to know Doug and Joyce, they are truly wonderful people. Doug has an interest in local history and has even published several books, make sure you ask to see them! When we mentioned we were interested in visiting some wineries, they provided us with maps, coupons, vouchers, and several excellent recommendations. They also suggested the Hillside Bistro, walking distance from the B&B, which was phenomenal.
We have stayed in some B&Bs where we felt like we had to be out of the property for the whole day and that we were only welcome there in the evening. This was NOT the case with Riddle Road! They have lots of outdoor and indoor space downstairs where we were welcome to sit, relax, and have a glass of wine at any time of day. Overall, Doug and Joyce made us feel like family even though our stay was only two nights. We wish we could have stayed longer. If you are the kind of traveler who appreciates staying in small establishments and making personal connections with your hosts, then Riddle Road is the place for you. If we return to Penticton, we'd never consider staying anywhere else!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Riddle Road Retreat is a secluded quiet B&B within the city limits of Penticton, but on the edge of crown land with amazing biking & hiking, & a quiet nearby beach. The view from the B&B is referred to by our guests as our "million dollar view".There is a wonderful restaurant/bistro within walking distance along the Trans Canada Trail, which runs directly below the house. The B&B also includes Classic Country Cottage, which will sleep 4 comfortably. It has a full kitchen for self serve meals, amazing view, bbq facilities, and a private bathroom. It is situated in our vineyard with city & crown land behind it. There are special rates for weekly & monthly bookings of the cottage. The 3 house rooms range from $110 to $115/night & the cottage is $199/night. All prices are based on 2 people, including breakfast for house rooms. Discounts for repeat customers. Cottage has weekly & monthly special rates. Extra beds are $40/night extra. We have rental mountain bikes & a kayak available to our guests. ... more less