4.5
Very Good 1816 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

Excellent time at Spirit Ridge
Simone D

Great food, excellent wine pairings, and a great time - other than the closing of the Discovery Centre by 4 on the Saturday. We had hoped to visit the Centre prior to our dinner reservation, and it was closed. Probably our error for not checking on the hours it was opened prior to doing wine tours, art galleries and food stand visits.

Worst management ever
Jas6501

I’m gonna be short and simple but I gotta say this is the worst management ever seen for a Hyatt . I complained about a stale glass of wine to my server asked if I could get another one . She said I have to get a manager . A women named Amanda then come to our table telling me that’s how wine is suppose to taste . Lady get off your high horse and don’t tell me how wine is suppose to taste . She needs customer service training or better yet a different job . Not the place for you . Jas

In the Spirit
M A F

This is a great place to stay - very relaxed and comfortable, great views over the lake and a chance to sample the wonderful Nk' Mip wines. Resort is well placed to visit all the other wineries in the Oliver area.