I am an avid seeker of comfort, relaxation, and rest!
Recently I was looking for somewhere to go to get away from it all and I happened upon a special rate being offered at Sparkling Hill Resort. So I jumped on the chance of staying at this luxurious hotel that I had heard about through friends. I was booked into a Mountain View room but I ended up staying in the Lakeside room instead, which is definitely worth the upgrade!
When you check in, you are greeted by a friendly group of Front Desk Staff who will patiently explain all the amenities available at the hotel. Afterwards, you are taken to your room by a personable bellhop. The lobby is clean and inviting, and not once do you feel ignored by the staff members at the Resort.
The best part of this hotel is that it is tucked away, so you are not bothered by traffic or the busy lifestyle most of us live on a day-to-day basis. No matter where your room is, you do not have to worry about hearing other guests. I was surprised at how quiet the hotel was, even though it was a full house the last time I was there.
ROOMS: The beds are memory foam which allows for a restful night. There is a large bathtub that fits two people for that romantic bath, the shower has two shower heads, allowing for that perfect shower, and the tile floor is heated! (Wish I knew that the first time).
TOUR: When you first check in, I strongly suggest doing the tour with Bob or Barry, which runs at 12pm or 1pm. I have stayed at the hotel a couple of times now, and after I did the tour I walked away more informed.
KURSPA: For those of you who want to pamper yourself or your significant other, you will not regret the spa. The hotel is renowned for the Cold Spa which goes down to -110C. My mom did this for her birthday, and for a lady who despises the cold, she truly enjoyed the Cold Spa. I would strongly suggest trying this, it is a new experience, and from what I have been told, it is quite relaxing.
SAUNAS: Now to the best part of the whole hotel, is the saunas and steam rooms. There are 7 to choose from and each is spectacular. I will strongly suggest that you do the Auf Gus, which is usually at 5pm in the casual sauna. After you travel through each sauna, there are showers that are magical. The best one is the tropical shower but once again I don’t want to give away its secret. When you’re done here, move to the pool area, float in the pool of music, and move to the whirlpool. Make sure you turn on the jets and get the massage of your life. Then move to the Tea Room or Serenity Room and start the relaxation experience all over again! Don’t forget to head to the coffee shop for a lovely view and the best sandwiches you have ever had!
TIPS: I will tell you two things; 1) you spend most of your time in your robe, slippers, and walking around with your orange towel, so don’t pack too many clothes (PACK: exercise clothes, pj’s, formal clothes for the PeakFine restaurant, and some casual clothes). 2) Do not just stay for one night. Although it will give you a taste of Sparkling Hill Resort, staying for only one night is just not enough.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Over 3.5 million crystals infused within this modern oasis – a most remarkable hotel and wellness centre with European-inspired design elegance. Nestled in the mountains near Vernon, BC, and overlooking Lake Okanagan, your personal journey to whole body health and wellness begins at our standout among British Columbia resorts. Wellness Packages at KurSpa Sparkling Hill’s reputation as an internationally-renowned wellness center and health retreat is unparalleled. What better way to spark your journey towards a new you than our Wellness Packages, providing savings on spa and wellness treatments at KurSpa. Learn more about our Weeklong Wellness Packages. Also be sure to explore our fitness classes and meditation workshops to promote well-being in mind, body and spirit. KurSpa: A Holistic Health Spa The heart of our Lake Okanagan resort is KurSpa, our 40,000 square foot European-inspired spa, clinic, and wellness center. It is the largest spa in Canada and shines brightly as a worldwide wellness destination. Relax, renew, and revitalize at KurSpa's seven unique aromatherapy, steam, and sauna rooms. Swim in Kurspa's serenity pool featuring underwater music and a Swarovski crystal night sky. Choose from over 100 transformative spa treatments and therapies to detoxify the body and promote optimum health. Consult with our professional team including our naturopathic physician, psychiatrist, massage providers and kinesiologists and view their renowned clinic services. Enhance your relationships with the help of our SHaRP program, which can range from romantic to work relationships. Schedule yourself a mini silent retreat in our Serenity Room. Or, experience the first European Cryo Cold Chamber (-110°C) in North America, our signature KurSpa treatment. Our Luxurious British Columbia Resort Take in the stunning beauty of the Okanagan Valley from our BC resort’s luxury guest rooms and penthouses, which feature sweeping lake and mountain views and operable floor to ceiling glass window walls that can be opened to instantly transform your room into an outdoor oasis. Swarovski crystals illuminate fireplaces, fixtures and ceilings, lending a luminous and luxurious ambience to every space. Fresh Fine Dining Sparkling Hill Resort is also home to the best fine dining destinations in Vernon, BC. PeakFine, our signature restaurant, serves a menu emphasizing the freshest and finest ingredients the Okanagan Valley has to offer. Known as the "Napa of the North" the region's spectacular wines are on offer at PeakFine and Barrique & Java, our more casual wine, tapas, and coffee bar. Stunning Swarovski crystal chandeliers and accents imbue our dining spaces with glamour and elegance, and those seeking an elegantly rustic setting for private dining or special events will find it in Gernots. Discover Sparkling Hill Recognized as a trendsetter in healthy living and wellness hospitality, our Okanagan Lake resort is a distinctive destination for the modern sophisticated traveler. Whether planning a couple's escape, corporate wellness retreat, or incentive travel, our British Columbia resort delivers an unforgettable blend of relaxation, restoration, and wellness. Please explore our website; we look forward to welcoming you to Sparkling Hill Resort on your personal journey to whole body health and wellness. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sparkling Hill Hotel Vernon