4.5
Very Good 1729 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 1729 Reviews
Stupendous Stay
Reviewed 1 day ago

This is our third year staying in Osoyoos in the spring. We wouldn’t think of staying anywhere else. As you enter the resort you are struck by the beautiful outdoor sculptures. The art works in the buildings are striking. Our suite had sweeping vistas. The kitchen well supplied. Beds were like lying on a cloud. I enjoyed the pool. Good location just above the hustle and bustle of downtown Osoyoos.

Spirit Ridge a Wonderful Place to Stay
Reviewed 5 days ago

we had a business trip to Spirit Ridge for business and we took advantage of the Nk'Mip Wine Cellars wine tasting after our business of the day. The rooms were clean and beautiful, the pool was worm and relaxing. The ambiance was incredible. A wonderful experience, Nick

Absolutely wonderful!
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff were super friendly at spirit ridge, the location is perfect with a lot of stuff to do on site! It was our first time there and it was exceeded our expectations! We can’t wait to go back. 1000% recommend

Spirit Ridge Osoyoos B. C.
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was our first stay at Spirit Ridge and the quality of service and the facility was top notch. Perfect for a family get together. I would definitely recommend it for a travel destination for a nice getaway.

Amazing holiday
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for a five day stay in May. Our two-bedroom suite was fantastic. We had a great view of the mountainside. The amenities at the hotel are fantastic. In-room laundry, kitchen and a deck with BBQ were all great features. We spent a lot of time pool-side, renting a Cabana which gave us a great place to hangout in the shade on a sunny day. My only complaint would be the location of the smoking areas. One was right outside our hotel building doors, so everytime we entered or exited the building we had to wade through 4+ smokers. This was really problematic for us because we were travelling with a one-year old and we absolutely should not need to go through a smoking area with a child just to go out of the building.