B.C. Wine Culture

The new owners are updating the 112-year-old Naramata Inn, while preserving its historic character. Photo courtesy Naramata Inn

Since the Naramata Inn opened in 1908, it has been a private home, a hotel, a girls school and now the valley’s most stylish boutique inn. Under new management, it is now owned and operated by four veterans of the hospitality industry: chef Ned Bell, communications specialist Kate Colley, designer Maria Wiesner and retired A&W Canada CEO Paul Hollands.

Photo courtesy Naramata Inn.

The mission-style property was built by John Moore Robinson, one of the pioneers of the Okanagan fruit industry. Today it features 12 mission-style guest rooms on the scenic eastern shore of Okanagan Lake, just a cork’s toss from the more than three dozen wineries of the Naramata Bench. Although the rooms have retained their vintage charm, they’ve been updated with all the modern comforts and amenities.

The inn opened on June 5, and a restaurant is soon to follow, celebrating the best of local wine and produce. We can hardly wait. naramatainn.com

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