If you are not the kind of person who enjoys exquisite views, gourmet breakfasts, beautifully appointed rooms and warm and gracious hosts then Benchmark B&B is not the place for you.
Steve and Gail have created a complete experience that should not be missed. Their B&B is situated high on the bench which gives an exquisite view of Lake Okanagan. The rooms are all beautifully appointed down to the last detail and the bed was every bit as comfortable as home.
Breakfast (which is an understatement as it consisted of 3 courses) started with fresh baked muffins and croissants, followed by fresh fruit, juice (ask for the house specialty "porange") and a gourmet breakfast. We were lucky to be there on a day where Eggs Benedict was served over homemade crab cakes.
The real charm of this B&B are the hosts. Warm and gracious together with a fabulous sense of humor. Where else does one get a farewell hug upon their departure?
Enjoying one of the days' wine purchases while lazing in the pod overlooking the lake is something not to be missed. Can't wait to return.
- 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