4.5
Very Good 1532 Reviews
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What We Love

  • Private beach and lake access
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Fireplaces in every room
  • Warm Southwest-style architecture and native art
  • Stargazing from your patio
  • Desert-inspired body wraps at the resort's Sonora Desert Spa
  • Enjoy a VIP wine tasting at Nk'Mip Cellars (one card per room, good for a flight of wines, is included in the rate)

What To Know

  • Popular resort for families with small kids
  • Kids under 18 stay free
  • Pets are allowed; smoking is not
  • Full kitchens in suites
  • Walls are thin
  • Popular for conferences
  • There is a three-night minimum

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

The Review

Splash. Sip. Savor. Repeat. So it goes during a weekend retreat at Spirit Ridge in Osoyoos, a town in the heart of Canada’s wine country just north of Washington state.

Inspired by the architecture of the American Southwest (think Pueblo-style buildings), the complex also pays homage to the local First Nations culture with the native art hanging in the guest suites and public spaces. Spirit Ridge is the kind of boutique desert resort where oenophiles, golf enthusiasts and even families come to get outside and take in the natural beauty.

The 226 spacious villas and suites are decorated with local native art, full kitchens and comfy living rooms with fireplaces. There are also large balconies (some outfitted with BBQs) for drinking in the mountain, lake and desert views. Bigger suites and villas sleep up to six travelers — and with a BBQ pit and full kitchen, it’s a bit like having your very own vineyard vacation home.

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There’s plenty more to do if water’s not your thing: guided vineyard visits, mountain biking through the vineyards, or renting a scooter for a little sightseeing or shopping in the quaint town. Even during the time of year when Vancouver is still grey and wet, Osoyoos is beautiful and fresh. And this far from any cities, there’s very little light pollution — I couldn’t believe how great the stargazing was, right from the patio off my suite.

And, of course, there’s the food and wine. They don’t call the Okanagan Valley the Napa of the North for nothing. Passa Tempo, the resort’s bistro-style restaurant, serves up dishes made from organic regional, seasonal ingredients — think a tapas menu of local and house-cured meats, local cheese plates with artisanal bread and more substantial dishes like free-range chicken stuffed with mushrooms and brie.

All this and a big serving of the valley itself; the restaurant has stunning vineyard and orchard views. The pool is a stone’s throw away, which means parents can enjoy their glass of vino while the kids splash and frolic within sight of your table.

How to Get There

Spirit Ridge at NK’MIP Resort
1200 Rancher Creek Rd
Osoyoos, V0H 1V6 Canada

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 1532 Reviews
Inconsistent pricing ..
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great hotel and staff but members of our group where quoted between $199 -$649 for a room .. we ended up being charged $249 while the rest of the group paid $199 .. the others stayed elsewhere due to the huge price difference ...

Porsche experience
Reviewed 2 days ago

this was our second stay at Spirit Lodge and as before it was wonderful.
I would recommend this hotel and this location anytime and be sure to have the lake views never mind the vineyards.
I commend the staff for their hard work.

Really nice suite but the staff lacked experience and communication skills. Not terribly friendly
Reviewed 3 days ago

Check in did not go smoothly and it kept going for 2 days. In the end it was fixed but it should never have happened. There was a lack of communication or ownership. Otherwise the room was lovely. Parking was easy and the pool area was clean with plenty of staff.

Have visted many times and the same problems with maintenance and cleaning have been going on for none years.
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a regular visitor to the the hotel, I find that cleanliness of the common areas is terrible. Promises are made to improve but after nine years nothing changes. Valet carts are filthy and I am told new ones are coming which again will not be cared for. Hallways are left dirty for over a week with no action from management when a call is made to Guest Services. Bathroom walls are water stained and mouldy.

Thoroughly enjoyable stay!!
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our stay thoroughly! The suite was spacious with a full kitchen and deck! It was quiet with lovely views! Only down side was a cramped bathroom. Staff was friendly and welcoming, we would return.