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Reviewed February 23, 2009

We've stayed at the Grape Escape on three separate occasions. Visiting the Grape Escape is like a ‘home away from home'. Gerri treats you like one of her own... her cooking is absolutely fantastic and she is so friendly. We had a blast catching up with her over a glass of Pinot Noir that George and Gerri make out of the grapes on their own vineyard. Yes, the B & B is nestled in a vineyard on Garnet Valley Road. You really have to see it to believe how nice the location is!

The Grape Escape offers one of two B & B choices. The "Get-Away" suite, which is a detached bungalow - separate from the main house. It comes complete with it's own patio, BBQ, hot tub and King-sized bed. George and Gerri also offer the "Grape Escape" suite - which is part of the main house. That's where we stayed this time! It features a HUGE kitchen, a wood-burning fireplace and a hot tub as well. We were up at 7 on Saturday morning, enjoying our coffee in the hot tub while watching the sun come up over the mountains. It was absolutely breathtaking! THEN, we were treated to the most incredible breakfast. Gerri used to be a caterer and her cooking is worth the stay in and of itself! She served us delicious Rosti, smothered with melted havarti cheese and green onion, topped with mouth-watering bacon strips and farm fresh eggs! In fact, we watched Gerri go fetch the eggs from the hen house while we were relaxing in the hot tub. Can it get any better than that? Top that with fresh-squeezed orange juice, warm ‘out of the oven' banana muffins and hot fresh coffee and it's a meal made in heaven!

We simply cannot say enough about the Grape Escape - the venue is unbeatable - but more importantly, Gerri and George are the most hospitable, warm hosts. If you are looking for a little getaway with you and your spouse OR if you want to take the whole family, we highly recommend the Grape Escape.

  • Stayed: February 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank AJandTJ
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Reviewed February 22, 2009

I first stayed with Gerri & George in August 2006 when I had International guests and we needed lots of room. My guests were totally awed by the setting, food and wonderful hospitality of our hosts. Even though there was a language barrier, George was able to "convey" the vineyard process to them !! The accommodations were superb. So, when I was needing some comfort this past fall, I headed back to Grape Escape. From the moment you arrive, George and Gerri are there to see that you are welcome..... a glass of wine in their home, showing you what is available in their area and around town and the gourmet dinner on Sunday evening, set in the porch, overlooking the valley. A retreat to visit often.

  • Stayed: September 2008, travelled solo
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Thank Manitobahiker
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Reviewed September 23, 2008

When looking for a place to sleep in the Okanagan Valley on the internet, the name of this B&B caught our attention. It is definitely an escape; a ten minute drive from Summerland and the last part upon a steep hill, but the place is absolutely beautiful. Both the suite and the apartment have their own private hottub, beautiful bathrooms and fully equiped kitchens. Make sure you follow the houserules of the owners, and you will be fine. We absolutely loved having a barbecue on the patio watching the sunset and relaxing in our hottub with a glass of wine under the starry sky, what else could one wish for?

  • Stayed: July 2008
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Thank ArtistheP
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Reviewed July 24, 2008

We simply cannot say enough about ‘our Summer home’, The Grape Escape. We stumbled upon it on the internet in 2005 and have stayed there every Summer since! It is the perfect balance of everything a relaxing getaway should be: superb hosts, wonderful suites with all the privacy you require, an amazing setting, and a breakfast that genuinely defies description. Gerri’s attention to detail lends the air of a world class resort but at the same time, her friendly nature and willingness to give area advice and insider tips makes you feel like you are staying with friends.
George is knowledgeable, friendly, and always willing to give a tour of his vineyards and educate you on the art of the grape. He is fun to listen to, and you will learn more than a thing or two on a broad range of topics. He is an unofficial Okanagan Valley Ambassador. Together, they are the perfect hosts.
Access to barbeques, the large decks with panoramic views, and all the peace and quiet required make for a little slice of heaven. After dark, the private hot tub affords the most remarkable views of the night sky we have ever witnessed.
We have stayed all over the interior and nothing compares.

Stayed: July 2008
Thank SummerlandFan
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Reviewed November 9, 2007

I stayed at the Grape Escape Guest House for 5 days in early November.
Located in the beautiful hills of the Okanagan, ten kilometers from the charming town of Summerland, there is a view everywhere you look, including one of George's vineyard. The guest house has all the luxuries of a five star hotel; marble tiled floor in the bathroom, king sized bed, a huge TV and beautifully furnished in antiques. There is a lovely little kitchen area if you want to cook for yourself. A real treat is the hot tub located on the deck just out side the door. I watched the dawn break in the morning and the stars come out in the evening. The weather was perfect for using the hot tub, clear, cold and crisp. The breakfasts were another highlight of my stay at Grape Escape. Gerri is an excellent cook and every morning there was a different delicious breakfast, more aptly described as a brunch. Certainly not the cold danishes, toast and dry cereal I have been offered at other B &B's. I had a wonderful stay at Gerri and George's and look forward to returning.

  • Stayed: November 2007, travelled solo
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Thank SkTiger01
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