My husband and I had heard good things about this hotel, and decided to try it out on one of their promotional offers ($125.00/night + tax). The hotel is in a lovely, though secluded, area, with glass vistas most everywhere you look. If you aren't coming to hang out in the pools and saunas and buy treatments, there really isn't much else around to do in shoulder season. Down the road is Predator Ridge for golfing in the summer, and there are some trails around the hotel, but not too inviting if the weather is nasty, as it was while we were visiting. The rooms are beautiful, with floor to ceiling glass windows the entire length of the room. A lovely place to gaze even in bad weather.
We enjoyed the pools and steam rooms thoroughly, though the steam rooms don't open until 2:00 pm and become quite crowded on the weekend. One restaurant, one small cafe area, both expensive. You could head back in to Vernon (about a 20 min drive) to eat, but would cut in to your very limited time line between check in and check out.
We did eat dinner in the restaurant, and our meals were very good, $175.00 for entree and salad, inexpensive bottle of wine and gratuity. As mentioned in other reviews, the breakfast is wonderful.
The rooms are not very sound proof-fair gap between the the door and the floor. As a result you hear everything and everyone in the hallway. It was annoying, as some of the folks on our floor were loud in the hallways, obviously having a good time and moving from room to room with their group. Our main complaint was the bed itself. It was desperately in need of replacement, with a dip on my side, which kept rolling me back into one position. Certainly not what one would expect in a high end hotel. Definitely not a 'good sleep' night. We told the staff about the poor bed on check out, and they responded with a 'thanks for letting us know'. If I had been paying rack rate for this hotel, I would be very unhappy with the ratio of spend/quality. A few nights later we were in two of the Sheraton hotels in Vancouver, both had terrific beds, quiet soundproof rooms, and superior customer service.
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