4.5
Very Good 1650 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 1650 Reviews
Great Resort Hotel
Reviewed 1 day ago

This is the second time we have stayed at Spirit Ridge, both times for a conference and this time we stayed in one of the suites close to the pool. It was very spacious with a kitchen and the bed was comfortable. We overlooked a vineyard. I would definitely stay here again. A great starting point for various wine tastings in the area including right at the resort. Staff was friendly and helpful.

Beautiful place
Reviewed 6 days ago

We booked for 2 days and ended up staying 6. We were very impressed by the hotel staff and the beauty of the surroundings. I especially liked the Desert cultural centre and the self-guided walk right beside the resort. We will be back.

Excellent Accomodation
Reviewed 7 days ago

The facility was easily accessible. Great staff interactions. Wonderful cultural facility on the premises. Amazing views. Room was very clean, comfortable and well stocked with needed amenities. Bed and bedding was very comfortable

Reception were not friendly or knowledgeable about their hotel.
Reviewed 1 week ago

The only good thing about this hotel was the beds. Checking in was not great. Throughout our three night stay the staff was not helpful and when they gave us information it was trying to get from them or it was wrong.

Beautiful setting, lovely sculptures
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spirit Lodge takes advantage of the gorgeous high desert setting with many lovely trails around the property. The NK'Mip Desert Cultural Center is well done and the wines are pretty good. Surrounded by vineyards, this large resort has 2 pool areas (an adult one and a family one).The family pool was being worked on and the weather was very chilly, so we did not venture across the resort to check out the hot tub of the adult pool area. The rooms were well appointed, with an electric fireplace in our 1 bedroom suite. Full kitchen with everything needed to cook and serve meals was appreciated. Coffee and creamer/sugar was provided daily for our own coffeemaker.