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Just a few minutes from our Summerland Waterfront Resort & Spa, down the winding back roads overlooking Lake Okanagan, you’ll find acre upon acre of lush vineyards. This is where Okanagan Crush Pad Winery produces some of British Columbia’s most distinctive and celebrated wines.
They call their products—which include the brands Haywire and Bartier Scholefield—“terroir-focused super-premium wines”, a description that speaks to the winery’s high-end resources and tireless attention to detail. 
Their 35,000 case, small lot custom winemaking facility includes a state-of-the-art guest centre where, from June through September, visitors can get a firsthand look at the heart of the winery’s operations.
What sets Okanagan Crush Pad apart isn’t just the quality of their wines, it’s their love for the region and role in the local community.
In addition to producing great wine under their flagship brands, Okanagan Crush Pad offers a suite of services for local up-and-coming wineries, everything from winemaking to vineyard management.
They also do their part to help BC sommeliers further their futures in the industry. Every year, Okanagan Crush Pad’s Wine Campus program awards a scholarship of $5,000, donated to the BC Hospitality Foundation towards wine studies.  
The Summerland Waterfront Resort & Spa is pleased to serve Haywire, produced by Okanagan Crush Pad Winery, as our house wine for weddings, corporate events and banquets.. Host your banquet, meeting or Okanagan wedding with us and you’ll enjoy some of the finest wine in the province, produced right here in Summerland, BC.
For anyone visiting our resort on a wine vacation, Okanagan Crush Pad is a must-see winery, along with the other Bottleneck Drive wineries just minutes from our resort. Make your summer a memorable one by booking your wine vacation at Summerland Waterfront Resort & Spa. Click here for package information or CALL 877.494.8111
posted by: Summerland Resort on: February 27, 2014 3:38:32 PM
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Come see how beautiful and magical a winter in Okanagan Wine Country truly is. Harvest is wrapped up and tasting rooms are quiet, making this the ideal time to be hosted by winery principals who also enjoy the slower pace of winter and are more likely to open some very special bottles.
Our exclusive Winter Wine Tour package, presented in cooperation with Okanagan Wine Country Tours, simply cannot be offered during the busy high season. Experience the unique offerings of three estate winery partners renowned for the sheer quality of their wines, guest experience, and overall hospitality. 
We cordially invite you to stay at our Summerland Waterfront Resort, set on a secluded stretch of Lake Okanagan shoreline and located only 15 minutes north of Penticton. Our resort offers a full vacation experience under one roof
This one of a kind experience will show you the best of the Okanagan Wine
Country, and will leave you wanting more. Come and Warm up to winter with us...
Starting at $595 for 2 adults, our Summerland Waterfront Resort Winter Wine Tour package includes:
  • Two nights luxury studio lakeview suite with kitchen and fireplace             
  • 6 hour exclusive wine tastings at Mission Hill Winery, Tantalus Vineyards and Quail's Gate Winery            
  • Luxury transportation (door to door from the Resort)             
  • Knowledge wine tour guide with Okanagan Country Wine Tours             
  • All tasting fees
  • Complimentary bottle of wine
Call 877.494.8111 to make reserve your package today, available for booking until April 15, 2014.
One bedroom suites and two bedroom suites are available at additional charge. 
See below to learn about what each participating winery is offering for this very special package:
Enjoy an intimate immersion into wine culture with a Sommelier in a private Tasting Salon and sample a selection of top tier wines from specially designed Riedel wine glasses. Watch a short winery film and enjoy this cinematic portrait of the Okanagan wine growing region. Descend into the Bordeaux-inspired underground Barrel Cellar and savour a young red wine directly from the barrel. Shop the exceptional selection of winery-exclusive wines, books, accessories, etc. A copy of the winery's Affinities wine and food pairing chart is yours to keep.
Platinum Wine Tour guests will accompany a winery principle on an exclusive, behind the scenes tour of this modern LEED certified winery and historic, sustainably farmed vineyard. Along the way guests will sample wines in various stages of completion while learning about the special relationship between the vineyard and the finished wine. A formal tasting of premium quality, single vineyard wines will be held in a stunning, gallery style tasting room, surrounded by works of art created by some of Canada's most highly acclaimed artists. The tour will conclude with an ice-wine tasting and each guest will receive a special keepsake gift.
This winery is highly regarded for its friendly, sophisticated and educational wine and food experiences, graciously facilitated by Director of Hospitality, Bill Wightman. Join him in the private wine library, overlooking the barrel room, where you will taste hand-selected premium estate wines served in Riedel stemware and expertly paired with fine artisanal cheeses. Extend your visit and savour a convivial lunch and panoramic lake and mountain views in the critically acclaimed Old Vines Restaurant. Guests are invited to choose from a selection of tasty menu items at their own expense.
posted by: Summerland Resort on: February 13, 2014 1:00:14 PM
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Summerland Waterfront Resort & Spa is proud to be actively involved in the Summerland community. Part of this involvement includes partnerships with local businesses and associations. Summerland is a close knit community, and the same is true of its businesses, who work together to help make our city one of BC’s best. 
On Saturday, February 22nd, Summerland Waterfront Resort & Spa will host the 76th annual Summerland Business and Community Excellence Awards, which honors local businesses that demonstrate exceptional service, quality, entrepreurship, and community spirit.
We are honored to have this event taking place at our resort and are delighted to provide the event with gourmet cuisine in partnership with Local Lounge • Grille, a neighbour of our property. 
If you’re a Summerland business owner, be sure to cast your vote for each of the awards categories. Awards include Business of the Year, Citizen of the Year, Sustainability Leader, New Business Award, and Young Entrepreneur Award.
To book your tickets for the event, call 250-494-2686 or visit the Summerland Chamber. The reception begins at 6:00pm. Dinner and awards start at 7:00pm.
posted by: Summerland Resort on: January 30, 2014 2:24:31 PM
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Promotions, Things to do
HERE'S WHAT's NEW in SUMMERLAND January 29, 2014

Soak, Sip & Sleep - Sounds Good!

Because you need a getaway, a change of scenery and of course, because you need a mid-winters rest.  Experience a place where you are encouraged to indulge in the pleasures of doing as little as possible.


Soak, Sip & Sleep Packages from $136 per night for two adults:
  • One night’s stay studio bluff view suite with kitchen and fireplace
  • Soak in the outdoor hot tubs or soak in your in-room soaker tub
  • Bottle of Sumac Ridge Estates Winery wine (red or white)
  • Taste of Summerland Breakfast Basket - delivered at your leisure
  • 2 pm check out*
Book by February 5 and receive a FREE upgrade to lake view suite with balcony! 

*late check out and upgrade to lake view suite is subject to availability

Listed price is subject to taxes and based on studio bluff view suite.  All other room types are available for this package.  Available for booking until April 30, 2014

Call 877.494.8111 or click here for more information



Time for Two Couples Package
Whether you have an anniversary, birthday, special occasion or “just because”, this package offers all of the elements to celebrate each other!
Perfect for Valentine's Day Weekend!
Time for Two Packages from $175 per night for two adults:
  • One night studio suite bluff view accommodation
  • $50 dining certificate at your choice of:  Local Lounge • Grille or Zia’s Stone House    
  • Choice of red or white wine upon arrival                                
  • Early check in at 1 pm, late check out at 1 pm *
  • $20 per person Beyond Wrapture Spa vouchers per stay
Call 877.494.8111 or click here for more information
Rates listed are subject to taxes and based on Studio Bluffview Suite. Ask us about upgrading to lake view, One Bedroom Suite or Two Bedroom Suite.  Available for booking until April 30, 2014


Thinking Spring & Summer yet?

Summerland Waterfront Resort & Spa Wedding Affair - Save the Date!  April 5th the Resort will be hosting a gala event for Brides, family and friends, wedding planners and local partners.  All of our preferred wedding suppliers will be showcased and available to book services. The Waterfront Ballroom will be decorated in two distinct and elegant wedding themes.  There will also be food and wine pairings.  So, save the date for this all-in-one wedding planning event.

Giant's Head Grind - May 17, 2014  Hundreds of runners and hikers are expected to take on the challenge of scaling Summerland's volcanic landmark in the inaugral Giant's Head Grind Race. Ellen Walker-Matthews together with husband Tom Matthews, who lost their son Christopher Walker to colon cancer in 2013, have taken on spearheading and managing the event.  Registration starts March 1st - click here for more details

Summer Programs - July to mid September Summerland Resort will be offering a variety of activities and programs for all guests - adults and children. A few of these activities include evening boat cruises, beachfront yoga, kids learn to fish, artist workshops, movies in the park, and so much more.



posted by: Summerland Resort on: November 29, 2013 2:48:36 PM
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Promotions, Spa, Family Travel
As fun as the holiday season is, there’s no denying that it’s a hectic time. Rushing from store to store, entertaining family, keeping the kids happy—it can be exhausting! So when it’s all over, what could be better than having the time to truly relax, without a care or worry in the world?

This holiday season give your loved one the gift of time at Summerland Waterfront Resort. A vacation at SWR is the perfect opportunity to rejuvenate and recharge in a serene setting free from the stresses of everyday life.

Giving the gift of time at Summerland Waterfront Resort is easy—you’ll get all your shopping done with just a few clicks! Simply choose the denomination and tell us how you would like it delivered: we can email directly to the recipient, email it to you to print at home, or send a physical gift card to you via Purolator. 

The recipient can redeem their SWR gift card any time they want. Our location on the waterfront of Lake Okanagan is as beautiful in the winter as it is in the summer, so whether they choose to come in January or June, they can look forward to an unforgettable vacation experience. 

A typical day at SWR might start with a luxurious vinotherapy massage and facial at our Beyond Wrapture Day Spa. From there, you could embark on a tour of the many Okanagan wineries within minutes of our property. When the sun sets, join your special someone for a candlelight dinner at our onsite Local Lounge • Grille. Then, perhaps, it’s time to retire to your spacious suite and uncork a bottle of the Okanagan’s finest…Every day at Summerland Waterfront Resort holds endless possibilities.

If you have any questions about our gift cards or vacation options, please don’t hesitate to contact our Assistant General Manager Jason Brown at

There’s no time more exciting to be in Summerland this holiday season than the weekend of November 29th, during which you can enjoy both the Summerland Festival of Lights and the exclusive “Light up the Vines” wine tour experience at Summerland Waterfront Resort & Spa.

The fun begins on the evening of Friday November 29th, when the streets of Summerland will be aglow with a dazzling array of festive lights. Now in its 26th year, the Summerland Festival of Lights features carnival games, street performers, ice carving, fireworks displays, artisan vendors, food carts and lots of live entertainment.

Special guests at this year’s festival include Vancouver band Champagne Republic, whose groovy funk and R&B tunes are sure to make festival goers tap their feet. Also performing is the Kinshara Performance Troupe, who will add even more light to the occasion with their electrifying fire dances. Over 6000 guests are expected to attend the festival from out of town, making for a vibrant and fun atmosphere all weekend long.

The following night, on Saturday November 30th, the Summerland Waterfront Resort is pleased to present our Light Up the Vines event and accommodation package, which showcases local Bottleneck Drive wineries decorated in yet more twinkling lights.


Priced at $219 per couple, our Light Up the Vines package includes one night’s accommodation in our Deluxe Studio Bluffview Suite, two wine tour tickets, shuttle transportation to and from wineries, a $50 dining card for neighbours the Local Lounge • Grille, a bottle of red or white Sumac Ridge Estate wine and an in-room cheese platter upon arrival. This package offers great value and twinkling magic for an exceptional start to your holiday season. An upgrade to a One Bedroom Suite is available for $30 per night.

Availability is limited for the Light Up the Vines package, so early booking is recommended. Call 877-494-8111 to reserve your stay or visit us online.

For everything from birthday parties to business meetings, you’ll find your ideal Okanagan event venue at Summerland Waterfront Resort. Our spacious meeting facility, experienced staff and beautiful setting on Lake Okanagan make us one of the most popular hotels for meetings in Summerland.
Designed to save you money, our Meetings Made Easy package includes accommodation, continental breakfast, morning coffee & tea station, buffet lunch, meeting venue, and all taxes and gratuities. Starting from $139 per single room and $190 per double room, it’s the Okanagan’s best value for a waterfront meeting. Book by November 1st and receive a complimentary hospitality suite for one evening! Email
Lisa Jaager at or call 877.494.8111 to get started. 
Treat Your Guests to The Best Okanagan Wine
If your guests are wine lovers, they’re in for a treat! Summerland Waterfront Resort is surrounded by world-class Bottleneck Drive Wineries. You can tour the wineries or sample wines right here at our resort on our Wine Wednesdays or at special tasting events happening all year round.
Relax and Pamper Yourself
Organizing a meeting can be stressful. Luckily, SWR offers countless ways to relax. Enjoy a massage at Beyond Wrapture Day Spa, dine in style at Local Lounge & Grille or take to the water in a boat, Sea-Doo or paddleboard from SWR Boat Rentals.
Our Meeting Venues:
Waterfront Ballroom
Offering spectacular lake views, the Waterfront Ballroom can host a wide range of events, with space for up to 50 guests in boardroom style seating and up to 140 guests in theatre style seating. The Ballroom is naturally illuminated with floor-to-ceiling windows and the charming interior echoes our beachfront locale. A walk-out patio offers an outdoor retreat for coffee breaks or team building sessions.
Lakefront Boardroom
Located adjacent to the Waterfront Ballroom, our 750 sq. ft. Lakefront Boardroom offers comfortable and intimate meeting space for up to 10 people.
For more information on our Summerland meeting rooms, email Lisa Jaager at or call 877.494.8111. 


Hotel Package

Starting at $129 per night from Sept. 2nd to October 13th, our OMG! Spot Packages are your ticket to an unforgettable Okanagan waterfront vacation at an unbeatable price.

Available for bookings of two nights or more, your OMG! Spot experience includes:

  • luxurious accommodation in one of our spacious suites
  • a complimentary bottle of the highly acclaimed Dirty Laundry Secret Affair Wine

Savour the grassy aroma and rich fruit flavours of this white wine blend—which has been a sell-out product for Dirty Laundry Vineyard—while you relax and soak up the last of the late-summer sun.

Make Us Your Spot on Lake Okanagan. Book your OMG! Spot Getaway online now or call 877.494.8111 for more information.

Things to Do:  Sept 27 - Oct 03 Summerland's Walk of Art - Opening reception at the Resort is on September 28 and features Sumac Ridge wine tasting and live musical talents of Joal Kamps.  Throughout the Walk of Art week expect a variety of artist exhibits from painters, potters, jewelers and carvers.  Click here for more information.


Call us direct 877.494.8111 or click the button above to book online.



This special offer allows you to be spontaneous with your fall and winter getaway plans.  Buy this special deal for only $179 for 2 nights and choose any date during the season to come and stay.

Great Winter Escape Kit

  • Two nights luxurious suite accommodation with fireplace and kitchen
  • Bottle of Sumac Ridge Estate Winery wine (red or white)

Package rate is $179 for two adults.  Choose to stay 2 nights anytime from October 14 - April 30, 2014 - weekends or midweek, Christmas holiday season included.

HINT:  Get your Christmas shopping done early!  This package makes a great gift since it has open use until April 30, 2014.  Perfect for the couple that needs a quick getaway.


Buying this package as a gift?  Email us your gift card request

Terms:  You can book any date within the time frame of use and change it with 7 days notice.  Nights stay must be used consecutively.


Okanagan's Biggest Wine Festival coming soon...

The Fall Okanagan Wine Festival, now in its 33rd  year, is the premier event produced by the Okanagan Wine Festivals Society. Talk about an authentic experience, the 10 days festival takes place across the Valley during grape harvest! The event has been among the 100 top events in North America for the past 12 years, and has earned a reputation for creating a superb wine experience

October 4 - 14, 2013

Click here for the full events schedule and to get your tickets

Stay central to all area events in Summerland - rates from $129 for 2 nights or $159 for 1 night stay.  Click for more room info





We have a fun-filled line up of activities to discover and delight all ages.

From beach yoga to our popular "Meet the Artist" sessions and "Wandering Wonderers Kids Camp" to Cinema Sundays, there is always something going on in July and August to keep your schedule as busy as you like.

Click to check out the program



NEW!  We are very excited about our newest addition at the Resort - Wine Wednesdays Each Wednesday a local Bottleneck Drive Winery will be showcased and pouring their best. Explore the varietals and choose a new favourite without leaving the Resort!



Wine & All Things Fine

The ultimate package for that special occasion, or just because.  Package includes:

  • two nights stay
  • two spa treatments
  • $50 dinner voucher
  • Sumac Ridge Estate Winery Tour & Tasting
  • bottle of red or white

From $555 (2 adults, 2 nights)

Click here for more information

We have Wine Tour Packages & Golf Packages too.

Coming Soon...

The Okanagan Valley is busy with exciting events and first class festivals this summer.

July 07Valley First Axel Merckx GranFondo — 160 km bike race
August 7–1166th Annual Peach Fest, Penticton
August 25Challenge Penticton (formerly Ironman)

What's in Season?

Cherries — July 15-Aug 15
Apricots — July 28 - Aug 10
Peaches — August 5 - Sept 6
Plums — August 1 - Sept 28
Pears — August 25 - Oct 15
Prunes — Aug 25 - Sept 10

Be sure to visit Dickinson Family Farm for the best of the season.


Bring on the sun

Envision yourself stretched out on a lounge chair poolside, or perhaps enjoying the spray of water from your wakeboard. You are likely smiling, relaxing and relishing the moment – it's even better when you get a great deal on your hotel.

Bring on the sun sale

SUMMERLand's Bring on the sun Sale

May 09 to June 27, 2013, all days
One Bedroom Suite Bluff View–$169
(reg $209) + $30 for lake view or poolside
Two Bedroom Suite Bluff View–$219
(reg $269) + $30 for lake view or poolside

valid: all days of the week.  Not available May 17-19, May 31, June 1, June 21 & June 22

June 28 to Sept 1 2013, midweek
One Bedroom Suite Bluff View–$239
(reg $289) + $30 for lake view or poolside
Two Bedroom Suite Bluff View–$289
(reg $349) + $40 for lake view or poolside

Valid: Sunday to Wednesday (not available June 30, July 07, July 21, July 22, Aug 04 & Aug 11)


10 day sale only!  Expires May 19, 2013 9 pm

Call us direct 877.494.8111 or click above button to book online.


Summerland Waterfront Resort & Spa is proud to announce the opening of "Sweet Tooth Bistro" in May 2013.  The Sweet Tooth BistroSweet Tooth Bistro at the Resort will be a sister location to the popular Sweet Tooth Cafe in downtown Summerland.

With comments on TripAdvisor like - "Yummy! Very tasty. I frequent the Sweet Tooth and have never been disappointed! Staff are very friendly too" - you can see why we are excited about them setting up shop at the Summerland Resort.

You can except a variety of ice creams, sorbets, smoothies, light snacks, breakfast items, lunch specials, soups, salads, beer, wine and specialty coffees.  They are well known for excellent cheesecakes and cinnamon buns too!  Yum!

 The Sweet Tooth Bistro will be open 7 am - 3pm  from May 15 to October 15. During the summer months of July and August they will be open 7 am - 7 pm.




posted by: Summerland Resort on: January 31, 2013 9:43:26 AM
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Newsletter update JANUARY 29, 2013
Hearts & Vines
20% off Valentine's Package

Valentines Day is only 2 weeks away and if you don't have anything special in mind, let us take care of the details for you!

Save 20% this Month of Valentines Couples Escape Package from $129 per night for two adults includes:

  • One night stay in one bedroom luxury suite
  • $50 Local Lounge • Grille or Zia's Stonehouse dining certificate
  • Bottle of red or white upon arrival
  • $20 per person Spa Vouchers
  • Early check-in/late check out 1 pm


* Package regular price is $162 per night

Available for entire month of February 2013.

Book online or call 877.494.8111


Beyond Wrapture Spa

This year marks the 5 year anniversary of Beyond Wrapture Day Spa's location at Summerland Waterfront Resort & Spa.

It has been a pleasure working with Brenda and her team to provide our guests an outstanding spa experience. 

Beyond Wrapture offers highly personalized spa treatments ranging from manicures, sacred art stone massage, couples massages and even red or white wine vinotherapy.

Click MENU for a full list of spa services.

Click here to Contact the Spa


Meetings Made Easy

from $129 single package includes accommodation, breakfast buffet, morning coffee & tea station, meeting venue all taxes and gratuities.

Download our Meetings Package

Call Lisa Jaager, Sales Manager at 250.494.8180 or email Sales

72 Hour Spring & Summer Sale

This special is proof that booking early pays!

BOOK BY FRIDAY, FEB 1st at 5:00 p.m.
Spring Getaways - 30% Off
Available from Feb 1st - May 30, 2013
Valid all days of the week
Summer Vacations - 30% Off
Available from May 31 - August 31, 2013
Valid Sunday to Thursday
Valid August 30 & 31 weekend too
Valid for Room types: Studio Bluffview, Studio Lakeview, One Bedroom Bluffview, One Bedroom Partial Lakeview
Not available: March 14-18 / July 12-14 / July 26-28 / Aug 1-4 / Aug 15-19
Valid credit card is required at the time of booking.  First night's room and tax is processed to guarantee your reservation.

Book Online  or call 877.494.8111



Summer Program is Back

Last summer at the Summerland Waterfront Resort & Spa was a lot of fun, so much fun that we decided to bring back our summer program. 

It was great to see our many young, and not so young, guests partake in the many activities (most of which were free).  From Bricks 4 Kidz (Lego) nights to Yoga on the Beach, and from Learn to Fish to Artists Workshops you told us you loved these new events at the Resort.

There are many fun and educational activities planned for this summer so stay tuned to our website!


Coming Events

The South Okanagan Events Centre, just 15 minutes drive from Summerland Resort in Penticton has an exciting entertainment lineup.

Eric Church - country's hottest star "Blood, Sweat & Beers" tour - February 1st

Heart Fanatic Tour - These rock sisters have sold over 35 million albums since the 70's - March 9th 

Alan Jackson - Country Music Legend playing at the South Okanagan Events Centre on August 3, 2013

Stay the Night! Click here for Event rates from $76 per night - Taxi service available.