Our Visit to Penticton Lakeside Resort in B.C.’s Okanagan Valley

While this has definitely been a summer like we’ve never seen before, our family has felt incredibly lucky to be able to explore our own province for some much-needed change of scenery.  One of our favorite places to visit is BC’s beautiful Okanagan Valley, which is known for it’s dry, warm climate, lake life, orchards, and vineyards and wineries. So obviously we were thrilled when we were invited to visit Penticton Lakeside Resort and Conference Centre.  I’m so excited to show you around the Penticton Lakeside Resort and it’s amenities and give you a chance to WIN a one-night stay of your own!

*Our stay at Penticton Lakeside Resort was gifted, however as always, all opinions are my own.

Our visit to Penticton Lakeside

We stayed in the resort’s stunning west wing, the modern new addition to the hotel built with wood sourced from sustainably-managed B.C. forests.  I absolutely loved the modern, luxurious vibe of our room, and starting and ending our day with this view was pure paradise! More on our room a little later in the post.

Our visit to Penticton Lakeside

Our visit to Penticton Lakeside

Ok, let’s talk amenities! If you like starting your day with a workout,  PURE Gym & Juicery offers a full workout studio with group classes (spin classes are currently located in the east ballroom due to COVID-19). I also highly recommend a pre or post-workout juice or smoothie from their juice bar!

The resort has a private licensed beach complete with complimentary towels and loungers. It’s a beautiful spot to relax under an umbrella or enjoy a refreshing swim in Okanagan Lake.

Our visit to Penticton Lakeside

Castaway Watersports offers a wide variety of rentals and lessons for the whole family including: sea-doo’s, ski boats, canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, and parasailing.

Penticton Lakeside Resort has lots of options for dining. The Bufflehead patio is great for a quick breakfast and also serves pizza for lunch or dinner.  It’s conveniently located just steps from the beach and has gorgeous views of Okanagan Lake! The Barking Parrot Bar is located just inside and has refreshing drinks and delicious food all in an amazing eclectic space.

After a busy day exploring the local wineries and enjoying the beach, it was so nice to come back to our beautiful room!

Our visit to Penticton Lakeside

Our suite was very spacious and bright with amazing views from both the master bedroom and living area.  The spa-like bathroom was perfect for freshening up for dinner!

Floor to ceiling windows in the living area allows you to take in the beautiful desert landscape while relaxing after the day’s adventures.

We had dinner at The Hooded Merganser, which in case you didn’t know ( I didn’t!), is named after a reclusive North American duck that happened to land on the restaurant’s patio during name selection. The Hooded Merganser is an award-winning farm-to-table restaurant that offers a BC focused and inspired menu by Chef Dan Vichittavong.

Our visit to Penticton Lakeside

Our visit to Penticton Lakeside

The restaurant’s views are breathtaking (the night we visited, we were treated to an incredible sunset!) and their drink menu offers a lovely selection of local wines and a tempting cocktail list.

Our visit to Penticton Lakeside

The inspiring farm-to-table menu by Chef Dan V. offers fresh daily creations prepared with organically grown and sourced ingredients. Produce is grown at the hotel’s very own one-acre Valley View Farm and fresh herbs and edible flowers are grown on-site just adjacent to the restaurant. Our meals were beautifully plated and simply delicious. Perfect from start to finish and a must if you are staying at the hotel!

Our visit to Penticton Lakeside

Another wonderful amenity within the resort is the GEO Wine Experience Centre, conveniently located in the west wing where we stayed. It’s a great place to learn about local wine, enjoy a tasting or purchase wine to take home with you!

We couldn’t have had a better stay at Penticton Lakeside Resort! This was our first stay in a hotel since COVID-19 and we weren’t really sure what to expect.  I’m happy to say that we felt very comfortable and at ease seeing the steps the resort is taking to keep their guests and staff safe. These include providing hand sanitizing stations throughout the hotel and special attention to sanitizing high touch point surfaces. Social distancing measures are also in place for check-in, room service, and throughout the hotel. In-room housekeeping service is not currently available, but fresh linens, towels, etc. can happily be delivered to your room.

So how would you like to visit Penticton Lakeside Resort?? I’m giving away a one night stay in a West Wing King Lakeview guestroom, redeemable September 15, 2020 – June 15, 2021 subject to availability and based on double occupancy. Comment below and tell me what would you look forward to experiencing most at the resort..the private beach, the amazing view, dinner at The Hooded Merganser, paddle boarding on Okanagan Lake, morning coffee from your private deck?

Comment below and enter for your chance to WIN!

Our visit to Penticton Lakeside

I want to thank everyone at Penticton Lakeside Resort for making our stay so wonderful! And thank YOU for stopping by today, I hope you’ve enjoyed hearing about our visit to Penticton Lakeside Resort and consider visiting in the future.


Judy xx




  1. Crystal
    August 20, 2020 / 9:47 am

    Weโ€™ve been wanting to stay there, the new wing is so beautiful, and canโ€™t beat those lake views!

  2. Jamie Lundstrom
    August 20, 2020 / 9:47 am

    Judy, what a gorgeous place to visit! Thank you for the wonderful opportunity. Aaron lived in Penticton for 8 years!
    Hugs, Jamie

  3. Chelsea Dente
    August 20, 2020 / 9:52 am

    Best hotel in Penticton! We got married in Penticton 5 years ago and our family and friends still talk about their stay there!

  4. Marilyn N.
    August 20, 2020 / 10:09 am

    This place looks stunning!! I look forward to experiencing the beautiful beach and paddle boarding the gorgeous Okanagan Lake! ๐Ÿ˜

  5. Rita
    August 20, 2020 / 10:14 am

    Would love an opportunity to stay here!

  6. Kelly Teigen
    August 20, 2020 / 10:15 am

    I want take my sister when she can come home to Canada.

  7. Madison etchart
    August 20, 2020 / 10:23 am

    Would love to have a mini staycation โค๏ธ

  8. Dorothy Chausse
    August 20, 2020 / 10:24 am

    Love this Judy! It looks like heaven!
    I would look forward to literally everything!! ( Well, maybe not the gym ๐Ÿ˜‰).
    Just imagining myself relaxing on the beach with a couple of books or experiencing the local food and wine at the resort is literally a dream getaway! My husband and I have 3 kids and have rarely been away just the two of us since we started our family 18 years ago. Yesterday (Aug 19) was our 20th Wedding Anniversary and although we werenโ€™t able to celebrate it like we envisioned, maybe if the stars and entries align we will be able to raise a glass to us at the Penticton Lakeside Resort! Thank you for sharing your experience!

  9. CrystalDawn Langton
    August 20, 2020 / 11:00 am

    This seems like exactly the getaway Iโ€™ll need after returning to school and helping my students deal with the anxiety of the unknown. Looks like a little slice of Heaven!

  10. Diana
    August 20, 2020 / 11:05 am

    This looks like heaven . Mint staycation would be absolutely amazing and well needed

  11. Carolyn
    August 20, 2020 / 11:13 am

    Looks so beautiful ๐Ÿ˜ I could sure is an escape

  12. Susie McAdam
    August 20, 2020 / 11:37 am

    Would definitely be having dinner at The Hooded Merganser! Coffee on my private deck looking out on a beautiful lakeview would be amazing!

  13. Laura
    August 20, 2020 / 11:41 am


  14. K
    August 20, 2020 / 12:20 pm


  15. Tania Vassilakaki
    August 20, 2020 / 12:40 pm

    This mama would love a staycation at this beautiful resort and all it has to offer! !Fingers crossed๐Ÿคž๐Ÿคž๐Ÿคž๐Ÿคž๐Ÿคž๐Ÿคžโคโคโคโค

  16. Veronica
    August 20, 2020 / 12:44 pm

    Penticton is my favourite bc place to visit and this place looks like it will make the experience a thousand times better! -Veronica

  17. Clarissa
    August 20, 2020 / 1:30 pm

    Looks SO beautiful! Would love to visit here xo

  18. Karla
    August 20, 2020 / 2:12 pm

    This looks like an amazing place to stay!

  19. Vmmpratt@gmail.com
    August 20, 2020 / 2:59 pm

    So beautiful. Paradise!

  20. Michelle Albas
    August 20, 2020 / 3:43 pm

    This is a wonderful hotel. I love that itโ€™s right beside the beach. I would definitely bring one of my girlfriends and do some wine tastings as well. Thanks for the chance!

  21. Cristina
    August 20, 2020 / 5:23 pm

    Morning coffee overlooking the lake!

  22. Andrea
    August 20, 2020 / 5:59 pm

    Everything is stunning! What a great escape and yet so close to home. ๐Ÿ’›

  23. Elena
    August 20, 2020 / 6:10 pm

    This trip looks amazing Judy! What great views from that room โ™ฅ would love to win the giveaway to take my hubby on a weekend getaway.

  24. Elena
    August 20, 2020 / 6:12 pm

    This looks like a super fun trip! The hotel and the room views looks amazing โ™ฅ would love to stay there for a weekend getaway ๐Ÿ˜Š

  25. Vanessa
    August 20, 2020 / 6:30 pm

    Looks amazing!!

  26. Christie Jamieson
    August 20, 2020 / 6:32 pm

    It looks stunning. I would love a getaway.

  27. nicki dhaliwal
    August 20, 2020 / 7:42 pm

    Peace and serenity ๐ŸŒˆ

  28. Sunita
    August 20, 2020 / 8:02 pm

    This would be the most AMAZING getaway. Place is stunning!!!

  29. Sherri
    August 20, 2020 / 8:37 pm

    Love the Lakeside Resort in Penticton โค๏ธ

  30. Lisa
    August 20, 2020 / 9:24 pm

    Those views look amazing, I would love to try SUP on Okanagan Lake

  31. Farin M
    August 20, 2020 / 10:08 pm

    Would love to stay there and experience the private beach!

  32. Paula
    August 20, 2020 / 11:00 pm

    Beautiful! Looks like the perfect place for a mini getaway!

  33. Alana
    August 21, 2020 / 8:25 am

    Looks absolutely beautiful!

    • Alisha Maroke
      August 21, 2020 / 9:50 am

      It looks stunning!!

  34. Pavan
    August 21, 2020 / 10:23 am

    Looks like a perfect place to stay for a mini vacation, love the views ๐Ÿ˜ and that it has it has its own private beach.

  35. Kyla
    August 21, 2020 / 11:17 am

    Looks beautiful!!! Wow! What a great getaway location!

  36. Tammy
    August 21, 2020 / 11:27 am

    This place looks dreamy!!!

  37. Kyleigh
    August 21, 2020 / 12:04 pm

    Stayed here last September for a couple days and it was a dream!!! xx Such a relaxing spot to get a way. In love with the new west wing and the sustainable wood concepts. So beautiful.

  38. Tori
    August 21, 2020 / 2:25 pm

    Such a lovely, lively area and staycation dream! ๐Ÿ’—

  39. Tawni Challes
    August 21, 2020 / 5:20 pm

    Nothing better than waking up to that view!

  40. Sandra Bua
    August 21, 2020 / 6:34 pm

    We love the Penticton Lakeside resort! The views are exceptional and the rooms are very modern and spacious. Would love to come up
    with a few friends and and go wine tasting and enjoy a nice dinner at The Hooded Merganser!

  41. Shahin & Reza
    August 21, 2020 / 11:32 pm

    Thanks Judy for sharing your experience with us. Waking up to such a beautiful lake view would makes anyoneโ€™s day!

  42. Breanna Halliday
    August 22, 2020 / 11:56 am

    Such a beautiful area!!! ๐Ÿ˜ป

  43. Anna
    August 26, 2020 / 9:37 pm

    Beautiful! Perfect place for a mini getaway!! ๐Ÿฅฐ

  44. Darlene Dugandzic
    August 27, 2020 / 1:26 am

    Morning coffee with my hubby and that view sounds divine !!!

  45. Giuliana
    August 27, 2020 / 10:39 am

    Looks like a beautiful vacation!

  46. Gina Papa
    August 27, 2020 / 10:40 am

    Looks like a beautiful vacation!

  47. ada ling
    August 28, 2020 / 6:10 am

    Looks like such a beautiful and relaxing spot.

  48. Jo Beloin
    August 28, 2020 / 6:56 am

    Morning coffee on the beautiful deck then would love to sit on the licensed beach all day and soak up the sun and sip on local wines ๐Ÿท then head to the hooded merganser for supper!!

  49. Dana Callfas
    August 31, 2020 / 1:06 pm

    Would love to visit the private beach and paddle board on the lake ๐Ÿ˜Š

  50. Anastasia turner
    August 31, 2020 / 1:47 pm

    Looks like a perfect getaway… Iโ€™m most looking forward to paddle boarding on Okanagan Lake,… but also coffee with a view, Pure juice for a healthy kick, swim and relax on the private beach, the amazing mountain and lake view, a special dinner at The Hooded Merganser and time on that beautiful room!!!

  51. Nina
    August 31, 2020 / 2:05 pm

    The resort is stunning! Really need this vacation as i have a daughter with special needs and she loves beach so much and makes her happy and calm.๐Ÿ’– and the room and the view.. wow!

  52. Jill Anderson
    August 31, 2020 / 5:04 pm

    I think that this would be the place that I should learn how to Paddle Board?!? ๐Ÿ’œ

  53. Danielle Earle
    August 31, 2020 / 5:33 pm

    Wow looks amazing!!! As a stay at home mom of three young boys, I think I would mostly enjoy… all of it, haha, but specifically, the solitude and peace of being on the lake, having a quiet early morning coffee and a paddle on the lake <3

  54. Keely
    August 31, 2020 / 5:54 pm

    I would love to have a night there to enjoy the lake views,visit wineries and try the restaurant.

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