4.5
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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

Beautiful and Welcoming!
josier420

My husband had a business meeting at Spirit Ridge, and we extended our stay at this lovely resort, coming in three days early and staying two days after. We’re so glad we did! The staff were excellent, friendly and helpful, from the front desk through to housekeeping. Food at “the bear the fish the root and the berry” was delicious, and service was friendly and professional all the way. Our suite was spotlessly clean and well appointed, and the beds and pillows were perfectly comfortable. We ate in one night, grilling steaks on the electric barbecue provided on our deck. I was thrilled to have in suite washer/dryer, so when we were leaving our suitcases were filled with clean clothes. Spirit Ridge was a perfect jumping off spot to explore Osoyoos and Oliver, stopping to shop here and there, dining out occasionally, and enjoying the eight wineries we visited ???????? Would highly recommend this treasure, and would love to return!!

GREAT EXPERIENCE
hsmith476

Fabulous suites with everything you could want, amazing views, extremely clean. The entire staff at Spirit Ridge were extremely friendly and helpful. Food was fantastic and the facilities were absolutely top notch. Would return again in a heart beat.

Style and luxury in the desert
880suee

We were very pleased with our suite. There was a decent kitchen and 2 TVs. The bathroom was equipped with a sliding door that didn't offer much privacy. The balcony had a nice little table and chairs for 4. A small electric BBQ and an electric fireplace in the suite added to the charm. The cultural center on site and the winery gave a couple of activities to do. The walking trails didn't really make it easy to get to the village. You have to go on the road and there are no sidewalks or trails by this occasionally busy road. I have been to the winery during the summer and it is very very busy. It was a little isolated. The buffet breakfast was pretty standard. We had a meal and it was delicious. The appetizers were very tasty. I think next time I might stay in town to be closer to the lake but for a convention it was pretty convenient.