We had my family and friends out to the Outback to kick off a summer of getting to be together again and it was such a beautiful escape. We rented a Ridge Home and a Forrest Cabin, and both were beautiful. The resort had many amenities we enjoyed including the lake access and the pools. Both cabins had beautiful views. Will come back again!
We had a great family vacation with 3 different families all renting here. Between the two pools, beach, playground and the tennis courts there is something for everyone. Had a lot of wildlife with the deer wandering through - very fun for the kids. Where our cabin in the forest was located it was a long walk up and down the hill when the shuttle wasn't running but overall great staff there to help give rides for all the young kids. Also we were only 10-15 minutes from grocery stores, coffee shops and anything you need in vernon. A great resort, we plan to go again and again for years to come.
Independent cottages, free parking, WiFi, easy access to the rocky beach through a tunnel, pools, tennis courts and daytime customer service. In spite of excellent amenities, the map does not indicate clear path to the beach and to the waste/ recycle disposal area. Signage on the property to these areas is also lacking. Parking stall numbers are not shown on the map. There is also no charging facility for electric vehicles Access to the property involves winding mountainous road.
We stayed here from the 14th to the 21st June. The place is amazing, beautiful grounds nature at its best and architecture is amazing. We rented a 3 bedroom Forrest unit. We really enjoyed our stay. The unit was smaller than expected and the funiture was very dated. The couches where leather but very scratched.The rest of the furniture is well used which you kinda expect with a rental. We did not mention this to her but this was our mistake. We checked out and then received a email from Ruth who informed us that we had damaged the unit? She alleged we scratched the table, stained the floor and scratched the wood floors... We did not in any way damage the home and I tried to explain this to her. She initially kept back 1800$ and said this was due to the damage!!! I wonder how she thinks the leather couch gets to be in tatters and the table and floors remain pristine? Now she is still keeping money back. Beware rather book through VRBO or another company that protects you!!!…
My family of four stayed in one of the Trout Lake 2BR unit/pet friendly on the ground level. The price is on the higher side of our usual budget, but with all of the great reviews we decided to splurge and had high expectations. We've rented in Kelowna/Vernon area before so we were familiar with the area. On arrival into our unit we noticed that it wasn't particularly clean (stuff on the walls, the grease build up under the microwave etc...) and the patio screen door was completed torn open. This particular unit looked used and abused in my mind and was not worth the price. I did go back to the front desk to ask if we could be moved, but the girl at the desk told me once you are booked in a unit you cannot move as they are individually owned. I mentioned the cleanliness and the issue with the screen. She responded saying that they pride themselves on how clean the units are and that they do get a deep clean at the end of the season. So I guess your unit will be cleaner if you rent it a the beginning of the season than at the end? They did send someone very shortly after to fix the screen which was appreciated. The biggest issue we had was noice from the unit above us. During the week, we could hear them walking, and even if they flushed the toilet, at night, we could here their conversations but it did quiet down by 11pm. Friday/Saturday night was another story. I'm not sure what they were doing but I actually thought someone was going to fall through our bedroom ceiling and this went on until about 2am. At check out on Sunday, I did let the front desk staff know, they said it was surprising as the unit above us belonged to the head of the Strata, but they would mention it to them. The other reviews are correct in saying the grounds and the views are quite nice, but the cons outweighed the pros for our time spent there and we would not recommend it.…
Spent a week in a Ridge house here with family and friends. The best feature is the lakeside location, the lake is clean and warm with great scenic backdrop. Site has tennis courts and a small gym and a couple of swimming pools. The Outback has been very cleverly and sympathetically built into the hillside and woods surrounding the lake. The cabins are well spaced so you do not feel crowded at any time. The home I stayed in was high spec with modern decoration and good wifi and other electronics. Only downside was it wasn’t as clean as we would have liked. Great location to get away from it all and relax with the family.
I’m glad to recommend Outback Vacation Homes in Vernon, B.C. This past June, my family and I spent a great time in their location. We booked a comfortable and luxury house, close to the lake and the pool, with all the services you would need. You can enjoy the nature, the wildlife and a quiet relaxing place. It was a good experience for all the family; we are planning to do it again every year.
We had a relaxing stay at the Outback resort. The layout is well designed and the units are huge. Loved the gym and the pool area. I would agree with a previous review that the beach could have been cleaned up. We appreciate the fact that the atmosphere is relaxed, people are on vacation and deserve a good time. It would be comforting if some security were available in some extreme cases. Obviously, guests don't want to call the police as is suggested in the room guide. We did see teenagers drinking alcohol at the hot tub. Frankly, didn't really care, but could have got out of hand. Long drive to town to get groceries, would be nice if the resort had a sandwich shop, convenience store or something like that. All in all, we will probably return.
My friends came up from Vancouver to celebrate my birthday with me at Outback and we stayed at one of the Ridge Homes. While the weather did not cooperate, we had the most fabulous time enjoying the home and the view. The staff were so helpful and we all said we would love to come back!
We visited beginning of June and from the pictures and the price, I was expecting an amazing resort. However, it fell well short of that. The grounds are quite nice and views are fantastic...but you quickly get over that after an hour touring the grounds. 1. What fell short was the fact the beach was covered in dog poop, debris, and vegetation from the waves. Nothing has been cleaned up and it was not usable. The water was pretty dirty with plenty of dead fish floating around. 2. This is what drove us crazy. We had very noisy neighbours above us with kids jumping and running around at all times of the day, it never ended but this is out of anyone's control but the disrespectful people who were above us. Just keep this in mind that renting a top unit might be in your best interest if you're looking for peace and quiet...we didn't get any peace. 3. Many dogs are running around unleashed. Signs say to keep them on leash but there is nobody that I saw who actually enforces anything around here. 4. People would just take over the pool area. Again, nobody to enforce the rules. A sign says no glass or drinks but for majority of the last day we were there and wanting pool time a family with young kids took over the pool and hot tub area. They put the tables and chairs together, laid out all their meals for the afternoon and had there kids running all over the place in and out of the hot tub. We didn't feel comfortable using the space with a family of 6 using it like it was there own back yard. For the $1200 we spent for 3 nights, it certainly could have been better spent elsewhere. There wasn't much to do other than the pool or hang out in the suite and both of those areas were compromised by ignorant people.…