God's Mountain Estate

God's Mountain Estate

4898 Lakeside Rd, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 8W6 Canada
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Welcome to God's Mountain Estate, your Penticton “home away from home.” God's Mountain Estate aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

Internet access is offered to guests, and rooms at God`s Mountain Estate Hotel offer a refrigerator and a kitchenette.

Guests of God`s Mountain Estate Hotel are also welcome to enjoy a pool and free breakfast, located on site. For travellers arriving by car, free parking is available.

When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out Skaha Beach Club and Pirate's cove Beach House, which are some pubs that are popular with locals and out-of-towners alike.

Best of all, God`s Mountain Estate Hotel makes it easy to experience some great Penticton attractions like Ikeda Japanese Garden, which is a popular garden.

God's Mountain Estate puts the best of Penticton at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Pavlova wrote a review Aug 2020
vancouver54 contributions68 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sarah and her team of kind attentive people have gone out of their way to make Gods Mountain wonderful, as well as accessible and safe during the pandemic. What we found was a stunningly beautiful and relaxing place with panoramic vistas, fully colour coded outdoor kitchen and BBQ and fascinating flora and fauna. We felt so very lucky that there was a space for us - this is a very very special place and Sarah is so very kind and thoughtful.
Thank you!
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Date of stay: August 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: They tell you what is available but everywhere seemed lovely.
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Peter F wrote a review May 2007
Bowen Island, Canada380 contributions307 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
God's Mountain is a 12 room inn located on a bench overlooking Skaha Lake, just south of Penticton. Done up in true mediterranean style, it consists of a rambling white painted villa set in the middle of a vineyard.

The outstanding features are both the proprietors, Sarah and Richard, who bring huge charm to the enterprise, and the estate itself. Towering bluffs behind, and lake views that go forever, provide the backdrop to wonderful hospitality.

Each room is absolutely unique, and upgraded as a result of Richard's handiwork. They are furnished, as is the large common room, with genuine period pieces and antiques. There is a bit of a 'Fawlty Towers' atmosphere- this is a work in progress, but you can hardly fault the owners for reworking a 15 year old, madly concocted structure.

Breakfast is sumptuous and leisurely, beginning at 9 am- with European and North American offerings. The cook is German, and a pastry chef, so be prepared. Nobody even considered lunch during our 4 night stay.

There is a common kitchen and outdoor barbecue area for those that want to eat in at night. And every Sunday is a Mediterranean feast, outside catered. Ours was extensive and excellent (antipasto, garlic soup, roasted organic lamb and trimmings, desserts, all paired with top notch local wines)

There is a lovely pool and hot tub, extensive library, board games, and over 100 acres of Okanagan hills to explore. Plus the location is an easy bike ride or drive to the wineries along Corkscrew Drive, or a bit further to the Golden mile south of Oliver, or up to Naramata.

Did I say I liked this place? The cheap sleeps are $99 CDN, a better room with a view, only $149. There is a 'roofless room' with its own jacuzzi and fireplace, and a penthouse, for a bit more.

Don't come here for a quick overnight stay. You can check in as early as noon, and use the facilities on your departure day. 3-4 days is about right, though some stay as long as a week.

There is horseback riding on First Nations land less than twenty minutes away, cycling along the old Keetle Valley railway line, and of course the two swimming lakes. Vaseux Lake 10 miles to the south has reknowned bass fishing, and Apex and Mt. Baldy ski areas are easy drives. There are scores of wineries- it seems you are on a pilgrims' trail listening to the ardent discussion of best merlots and rieslings at breakfast....

So take your time, as we did. The place is unforgettable.
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Date of stay: May 2007
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Peter S wrote a review Jun 2016
3 contributions7 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
For each of the past three years I have flown West, from Toronto, to spend time at God’s Mountain. I was about to send in a review when I noticed the one by “Meeggs Vancouver, Canada” all I can say is that you only have to read the other reviews to see that she appears to have completely missed the point.

It takes someone who does not “get” it to bring home to the rest of us the value of a place located in an amazing setting that offers tranquility, lake views to die for, and which is filled with antiques and artifacts of great charm, wimsey and historical interest all wrapped up in 115 acres of vineyard and conservation area.

I happened to be at God’s when the young lady and her boyfriend turned up. It was immediately obvious that they were not going to be satisfied no matter what. After arriving they announced, at 9.00pm, that they were both Vegan and required Gluten Free items for breakfast. God’s owner immediately drove into town to buy Gluten Free and Vegan items for them only to be rewarded in the morning by one showing up late for breakfast and the other not at all.

Would that there were a black-list for guests; there is no excuse for bad manners.
Enough said!
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Date of stay: June 2016
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Jade A wrote a review Sep 2017
1 contribution13 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Stay at gods mountain ;

Be informed of all amenities and accommodations prior to your stay !

** Ensure you get clear detailed instructions of other events taking place on resort , where you will be able to spend your time as a group or couple , what the expectations of " behaviour " are . What is an appropriate time to spend in areas , such as pool, patio , etc...

Owner (Sarah ) is invasive to privacy ( do not expect any) , very disorganized with bookings , rules, regulations and expectations were modified with the change in her mood . Sarah was very disrespectful in speaking to guests ( our group and others ).

Booked a three night stay for a wedding that was held at Gods Mountain, left prior to third night as the owner (Sarah) made our stay very uncomfortable.

Pros:
-Stunning views of mountains and lake
⁃ Very unique decor (antique)
⁃ Breakfast was delicious
⁃ Fresh flowers placed in all rooms
⁃ Are rooms are unique in style

Cons:
⁃ most rooms have no a/c or fully functioning a/c
⁃ No clocks
⁃ No hot water in shower
⁃ Beds were stiff as a wooden board (probably was)
⁃ No keys to room were provided for any of the rooms for event ( 10+rooms)
⁃ Some rooms/ guests were made to park on bottom of hill , even though they had booked and paid for room , 2+ nights
⁃ Some guests were made to move rooms for 3rd night of stay and owner had over booked .
⁃ Cleanliness was definitely an issue ..dusty , very dusty ...
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Date of stay: September 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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globalgirl403 wrote a review Sep 2017
Cochrane, Canada1 contribution11 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We thought this would be a wonderful place for a couples getaway. Were we wrong! From the moment we tried to check in, the orders from the matron began. The landlady was an extremely arrogant English woman, who was not at all pleasant. At one point she was screaming at other patrons, which was extremely uncomfortable for everyone. We certainly didn't see any reason for the outburst. She was also arbitrary in where she would allow guests to go in the common areas of the inn, so you were never really sure where you were allowed to roam. It felt like you were walking on eggshells the entire time. Our room was substandard for the price. The bed was super uncomfortable and sagged in the middle. and our room was extremely hot. There were electric fans in the room, but air conditioning was not an option. Everything was tired and dated, including the bathroom, which had a toilet that rocked when you sat on it. I have never witnessed such unbelievably poor behaviour by a hotel owner and would certainly never stay at her establishment again. Breakfast was good though and the views were beautiful, too bad the owner ruined the experience.
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Date of stay: September 2017
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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sumiln wrote a review Jul 2014
Vancouver66 contributions52 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
If you must go, ensure you are not directed to basement which is musty, has subfloor ie no tile, hardwood or cover of any sort, spiders, webs and is generally shockingly filthy. Also do not forget to bring your own soap and shampoo as these 'luxuries' are not provided.
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Date of stay: July 2014
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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MrEcosse wrote a review Jun 2014
Sidlesham, United Kingdom208 contributions94 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I am prepared to accept that perhaps this place is not designed for me but in my opinion it is simply not good enough and very poor value. If it was a museum containing a collection of curios collected by a slightly eccentric English woman with an entrance fee of $5 I’d have no complaints. I can also see how those who have visited to eat at one of the special dinner events might find the location appealing. But as a B&B it falls well below the quality mark. The building is a wreck and the renovations are merely elevating it to level of shambles.

We took the ‘Penthouse’ with another couple. One of the two bedrooms is at the top of the building which also includes the sitting area. The other bedroom is effectively a cupboard on the stairs. It's double bed is two children's single beds lashed together with screws. The bathroom is a disaster area. Even though I think this has been ‘refurbished’ there is no lock on the door and the shower is only capable of freezing cold or scalding hot. The plumbing waste from the bathroom runs through the second bedroom with no sound insulation. This certainly provides ‘too much information’ about what is happening in the Bathroom! Add to that the fact that several windows were cracked, the light fitting was full of dead flies, the chest of drawers had a handle missing and contained someone else’s stuff and this is unacceptable. Compared with everywhere else we stayed in the Okanagan this was by far the worst place and one of the more expensive.

Their website does not accurately depict the condition of the property, it is verging on the deceptive.

Maybe others see ‘shabby chic’ I could only see ‘shabby’.
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Date of stay: May 2014
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Just go somewhere else
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Ashley G wrote a review Aug 2017
1 contribution8 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I booked two nights at God's Mountain for our honeymoon. Before we left we had a family member who was ill and were unsure we should even go, however, the family member encouraged us to go and enjoy ourselves as newlyweds, We were late leaving due to this illness, when we arrived at God's Mountain we checked in and the fellow who toured us around the property was delightful and so friendly, after being showed to our room, we went to grab our stuff and had a phone call that our family member may not make the night, we spoke to the gentleman and he advised my husband and I to speak with the owner Sarah. We went and found her in the "check in area" we explained to her our situation and that we needed to leave urgently, she was somewhat pleasant, not empathetic though, until we asked for a refund. She became defensive and very rude, telling us we would not be getting a refund even though this was out of our hands,she was very rude and said all she would do is give a credit to come back another time. After explaining yet again to her we are on our honeymoon and it is being cut short we will not be coming back in the future for another "honeymoon" she then told us if you like it here you would want to come back, even though we are dealing with a family member probably not making it thru the night. We told her if its money that is so important to you we will stay one night and leave very early in the morning and you only need to refund us one night. She then threw both her hands up at us and told us absolutely not, you are not staying here at all and i think it is best you leave now! Never have i been treated with such cruelty and rudeness in a situation out of our control!

We would also like to add, the photos are beautiful but are not true to what you are getting yourself into. It was very run down, unclean, and not what is advertised on the website or any sites online. I was aware that there was no TV, Wi-fi etc which we were OK with, but we were not OK with the uncleanliness of the entire place. Also it should indicate somewhere that there is no AC and in the middle of summer a small table fan is not going to help cool off a room when the temperature outside is 40 degrees.

Needless to say we were very disappointed with everything about this place and I would never recommend this place to anyone EVER!! Especially after dealing with Sarah and how rude she was with our situation!!
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Date of stay: July 2017
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Rooms are hot, unclean, very rundown, and a musty dirty smell throughout the entire place!!
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darrlin wrote a review Jul 2014
Whitby, Canada1 contribution8 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked a night at God's Mountain based on the beautiful pictures and glowing reviews on THEIR website. We were asked to pay the full amount up front, 2 weeks prior to our stay. They were the only place we booked during our 1 week stay in BC that required full payment up front.
We were staying at another B&B in Penticton for 2 nights previous, but when we arrived in the area, we decided to check out God's Mountain... We were shocked and dismayed at how different it looked from the pictures on their website. It is in a sad state of disrepair, weeds everywhere, paint peeling, and just an overall run down look. We also saw several dogs roaming the property. We called them up immediately and told them we could not stay there, and that we felt they had misrepresented themselves. They told us that they do indeed have 3 dogs on the property that mingle with the guests. My BF is allergic to dogs and we would never have booked had we known. They claimed that in the payment portion on their website, it says they have dogs on the property. I explained that we didn't see this, since we booked AND PAID, over the phone. They refused to refund our money and actually hung up on us when we called even though we were very calm & polite, when we explained our concerns. Do not stay here, unless "rustic" or "dumpy" is your thing!
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Date of stay: July 2014Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from godsmountain, Owner at God's Mountain Estate
Responded Jul 16, 2014
After 10 years of owning God’s Mountain Estate I have learnt that I am not able to please everyone. However, this is the first time I have felt compelled to reply to a negative critique. Here are some important facts about this review... The room was not reserved by the person writing the review. The young man who reserved the room, two weeks prior to this incident, asked for one night - we have a two night minimum and as a favour to him I let him book the roofless room for one night. We had a relatively detailed and pleasant conversation and at no point did he mention that he had any allergy to dogs (or any animals). The partner who wrote this review, telephoned me in the late afternoon of the day prior to the scheduled arrival date - having earlier visited the property, obviously upset that she was unable to look around as we had a wedding taking place.... It does make we wonder how she was able to make a judgement on the state of our home not actually having stayed here or been able to look around. She said that they would not stay here because of the dogs and cancelled the reservation less than 24 hours before they were due to arrive. She requested a full refund to which I answered that I would not do this. She terminated the conversation. Later on that evening, she called me back in a high state of agitation and threatened to write a nasty review on Trip Advisor if I did not return her money - hence we have this review. I would call this a classic case of internet blackmail. Here is the Caveat we send out to new guests... Caveat -  It is important that you understand that God’s Mountain Estate is a private home and working organic vineyard.  As such, we are quite different from a hotel or resort.  The home is eclectic and has a casual  European style.  We own three gentle dogs.  I could list all the things that we have... better I list the things that we do not!  - Television, radios, clocks, telephones, jet tubs, bathrobes, room service.   To sum up -There is beauty in things  delightfully imperfect…
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Rhea321 wrote a review May 2013
1 contribution8 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Hostess met us at the top of the hill and rudely barked at us "what do you want?", we thought we had pulled into the wrong place! We were there with a conference group for cooking classes. We had elderly people with wheel chairs with us right up to 5 year old children. After we asked her if she could contain her snarling dog she yelled at us to put our children back into our vehicle and that kids were not allowed here ... what?!?! Rather than apologizing for the ordeal it took for us to get everyone up the hill when the bus couldn't make it up the steep hill, she rudely said we should have walked up the kilometer long, 45 degree angle hill ... what about all the elderly people with us? And that our unecologically friendly vehicles were not welcome here and we should leave. It was truly an unbelievable experience. I came from Alberta to see this place and just was floored and hurt by its inhospitable nature :o( We will never return and we be sure to spread my experience with anyone venturing to the Okanagon!
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Date of stay: May 2013
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Pavlova wrote a tip Aug 2020
vancouver54 contributions68 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"They tell you what is available but everywhere seemed lovely."
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Sarah Stewart wrote a tip Jul 2019
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The Penthouse has an incredible view."
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Yvonne B wrote a tip May 2019
Penticton, Canada392 contributions85 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"This event featured a catering company so the hotel rating does not apply."
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TannisRob wrote a tip Oct 2018
Ladner, Canada761 contributions137 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask about rooms that you access from inside, or from the outside"
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Renee T wrote a tip Aug 2018
St. Albert, Canada290 contributions67 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for AC and a room with a view of the lake. The cool breezes off the water at night are lovely."
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Frequently Asked Questions about God's Mountain Estate
Which popular attractions are close to God's Mountain Estate?
Nearby attractions include Skaha Lake Park (3.9 km), Kettle Valley Railway Trail (7.7 km), and Skaha Bluffs Provincial Park (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at God's Mountain Estate?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at God's Mountain Estate?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at God's Mountain Estate?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at God's Mountain Estate?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to God's Mountain Estate?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Casa Ouzeria Restaurant, Sushi Kojo, and The Joy Buffet.
Are there opportunities to exercise at God's Mountain Estate?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to God's Mountain Estate?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Cannabis Cottage (8.6 km).
Does God's Mountain Estate have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
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