We grow grapes and other fruits and vegetables on our ten acre organic farm. We live in close proximity to things we love to do: X-C skiing, running, cycling and visiting our grandchildren. We have recently sold our farm and guest house but our neighbors offer pretty well everything we did in a brand-new package. Opening spring 2015. 778-516-0013
We are Wildlife Land Stewards having dedicated two acres of riparian habitat on our property to the enhancement of wildlife habitat and biodiversity, the only such property in Summerland.
Kim or John purchased this cottage in 1999
Summerland is a gem of a small town in the Okanagan. Our farm is in the historic Prairie Valley area of Summerland; a valley of orchards and vineyards located beneath the remnants of volcanic Giant's Head mountain. The Trans Canada Trail passes just above our farm as it weaves its way through Summerland. This walking/cycling corridor provides many recreational opportunities with spectacular scenery and photo opportunities and is 5 minutes from our guest house. Paralleling the Trail, throughout the summer, the Kettle Valley Steam Railway offers visitors a trip through time on the only preserved section of the Kettle Valley Railway which runs through Summerland. The sight and the sounds of the 1912 steam train, together with beautiful valley views transports visitors to a bygone era.
Summerland was incorporated in 1906 and has an interesting history which can be investigated at the Summerland Museum. With the arrival of the Kettle Valley Railway, the tree fruit industry built the foundation for a strong farming community. Over time, the wine industry has grown in importance. In addition, Summerland has developed into a community where the arts thrive. The Summerland Art Gallery features changing exhibitions and local artists.
All of this character, beauty, and history, and the convenience of it all, is what drew us to Summerland, and our farm. You will love it too!
Lie in our vineyard and watch the birds circle in the thermals overhead. Hike up to the Trans Canada Trail only 5 minutes away. Enjoy a short walk to downtown Summerland - one of the gems of the Okanagan. Bike down to Peach Orchard Beach for a refreshing dip in Okanagan Lake. Walk over to our neighbor Saxon Winery for a chilled bottle to relax with on the cottage patio. Our private vacation guest house is located right in the middle of your Okanagan vacation, close to everything, no stress!