Welcome to the Peak of Summer in Naramata
For Immediate Release
July 21, 2021
Thanks for Your Patience and Support for Our Collective Wellbeing
Sharing our love for Naramata’s great ingredients, locations and landscapes with you has been such a pleasure this past year, though not without some major challenges. As BC makes its way out of Covid and back to “normal”, the hospitality industry is facing unprecedented staffing shortages this summer across North America.
It is not business as usual for restaurants, hotels and other services businesses and we want to recognize our staff for their commitment and effort. As a result, the Restaurant at Naramata Inn is limiting our availability to five days a week, and reducing menu offerings when temperatures rise to dangerous levels to ensure the well-being of our staff and guests. Thank you to our customers and community for your patronage, patience and understanding. Hospitality needs you more than ever.
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Your Vacation Your Way
If you want to spend your stay with us just alternating between indulgent feasts and soaking in your clawfoot tub, we completely understand. But if you’re planning on exploring further afield, that’s cool too. Our Concierge team is happy to help you explore and enjoy our curated offerings for wine touring, private yoga and over-the-top picnics.
Keep Exploring with Five Great Things to Do In Naramata
High Tea at the brand new Neverland Tea Cottage is the perfect afternoon escape. The bright, airy and whimsical tea cottage offers a full high tea experience complete with mimosas and tiered trays of sandwiches and pastries, to lunch entrees, sweets, and ALL the tea! We love the fresh and fruity Tinkerbell’s Kiss served cold. Reservations recommended.
Wine Tasting – Okay this one is a no brainer, but did you know that Naramata is one of the most unique wine growing regions in the world? Hot, desert-like climates, framed by deglaciated mountains and extinct volcanoes, moderated by lakes, rivers and streams have created a diverse range of ancient soils and numerous microclimates within these valleys. With more than 42 wineries inside a 20 minute radius, you’ll find plenty of terroir to swirl, sip and savour. If you’ve already taken our tour, sipped our list, and want to keep exploring, here’s a great map to get you started. Discover Naramata’s handy app is also an excellent tool to tee up tastings.
Farmer’s Market – Honouring the “make it, bake it, grow it” philosophy, the Naramata Community Market is a showcase of locally made products and is operated by the Naramata chapter of Cittaslow. The market runs every Wednesday from 4pm to 7pm now through September at Manitou Beach. Come hungry as you nosh your way through the beautiful fruits and vegetables, baking, farm eggs, ready-made meals, and preserves, plus handmade treasures like pottery, jewellery and glassware, and local wine and cider.
Get Centred – From peaceful Centre Beach, to a wealth of activities both in person and online, this Naramata anchor is all about wellbeing and connections. With a 70+ year history of summer camps, spiritual retreats and community building, Naramata Centre offers landscapes, architecture and programming to visitors seeking growth and meaning off the beaten track.
Take it Outside – Naramata is a place to get away from it all. In addition to the warm and relaxed village vibe there are endless options for recreation. With hundreds of trails located nearby, there is always a place to adventure to. Think biking, stand up paddling, swimming, hiking, camping, fishing, boating, off-roading – it’s a long and fun list.
Book Now for Fall
Autumn in Naramata is amazing. Pleasant temperatures team up with the excitement of the harvest for a season that offers much of the activity and enjoyment that summer does. Water lovers can still take to the shores of Okanagan Lake for a paddle with the bright colours of changing leaves as the backdrop. Outdoor enthusiasts can immerse themselves in nature’s changing colour palette by hiking and biking the KVR on the Naramata Bench.
The fall harvest makes it a delicious time to dine at Naramata Inn. Our locally focused, seasonal menus reflect the bountry of our regional farmers, giving our guests a true taste-of-place. And we can’t forget about the wine! The excitement of turning grapes into wine radiates from dozens of vineyards on the Naramata Bench. Guests can join the fun by staying near the action. Also new for 2021, the return of the much-anticipated Okanagan Fall Wine Festival,
Book Now for Summer 2022
It’s hard to believe but summer dates for next year are booking at a brisk pace. Reserve now to ensure you’ve got the next Naramata Inn summer getaway on lock down.
Speaking of Planning Ahead…
Join Chef Ned for a Trip of a Lifetime – Dubai to Mumbai December 8 to 22, 2022
Chef Ned Bell is taking his knives and sense of adventure on the high seas to meet, greet and eat his way from Dubai to Mumbai in the fall of 2022 while taking in Qatar’s FIFA Soccer World Cup.
Doesn’t that sound just wild? Think the world’s best soccer, seven ports, five countries, and delicious dining for 12 nights, while cruising the Indian Ocean.Guess what? You can come too. Naramata Inn’s subscribers get first dibs on access to the all-suite Silver Spirit for a 12-night cruise that kicks off for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
Guests interested in joining Chef Ned for offshore excursions, onboard culinary experiences, private cooking demos and wine tastings are invited to contact Shemin Verjee via email or phone (604.762.0007) for more information. These tasty extras are exclusive to Shemin’s Renshaw Travel clients. The cruise includes flights, airport transfers, shore excursions and much more. What an adventure!
In the News
Chef Ned Bell talks about Naramata Inn’s hyper-local taste of place, and is amongst good company as the article also interview ground breaking Canadian chefs Susur Lee and Michael Stadtlander.
About Naramata Inn:
Constructed 113 years ago by the town’s founder, J.M. Robinson, Naramata Inn would welcome some of the Okanagan’s very first tourists and go on to weave a colourful thread throughout Naramata’s history. Naramata Inn is still making headlines as the best way to enjoy the full bounty of the Okanagan Valley. The Inn delivers a proudly “Naramatian” experience, from the best local growers and artisans in Naramata and the Valley, through to showcasing the true depth and breadth of award-winning wines produced by British Columbia’s winemakers.
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