Description from the owner
Description from the owner
Surrounded by mountains and adjacent to Skaha Lake, this well-maintained, two-bedroom vacation home offers a scenic and convenient summer getaway for up to 5 guests. Only a few hundred feet away are sandy beaches, a boat launch, a playground, the KVR trail, shopping and restaurants in the delightful town of Okanagan Falls.*MORE ABOUT SKAHA GETAWAY COTTAGE*This quaint home makes a great choice for families and features a generous yard with fruit trees, a large deck, new barbecue, outdoor living space and room for all of your toys. Okanagan enthusiasts will love the close proximity to orchards, wineries, hiking trails, lakes, beaches and markets. ...Read more
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Cozy cottage steps to Skaha Beach Okanagan Falls, British Columbia, Canada
Additional Location Information
Okanagan Falls is the perfect location to visit all of the Okanagan wine regions. Be sure to include Okanagan Falls’ wineries in your tours as they are outstanding! Some of the better known wineries nearby are Meyer Family Vineyards, Noble Ridge, Wild Goose, Stag’s Hollow and See Ya Later Ranch.
Kettle Valley Rail Trail
The Kettle Valley Rail Trail is a multi-use recreational rail trail located in the Okanagan-Boundary region of southern British Columbia. The trail uses a rail corridor that was originally built for the now-abandoned Kettle Valley Railway. The trail was developed during the 1990s after the Canadian Pacific Railway abandoned train service. Our section joins Okanagan Falls to Kaleden and Penticton. It is a beautiful walk or bike ride. The start is the trestle bridge next to Hwy 97 - only a short walk from the cottage. A bike trip to Kaleden is about half an hour. Take water and snacks as Kaleden services are limited. Also beware of snakes in the summer as they enjoy basking on the trail.
The Okanagan is triathlon country. In Okanagan Falls, you are at the center of the activity. Okanagan Falls is an aid station or transition station for many of the major triathlon and cycling events.
The trestle bridge is also a popular spot to jump from into the lake. You’ll often see boats moored nearby letting their passengers cool off with a few jumps and a swim.
Kenyon Park / Christie Memorial Park
Okanagan Falls has a great beach and waterfront for the family and barely a block from the cottage. Kenyon Park has a playground and waterpark as well as grassy treed areas to set up for a day of beach fun. The lake access is quite safe for little ones as you can walk 50 m before it goes higher than your knees and there are no sharp drop offs until you reach the buoys. As is the case at all beaches in the Okanagan, there are no lifeguards.
Orchards and Covert Farms
As fruit comes into season, the stands open up across the valley. First to arrive are apricots and cherries, followed by peaches, pears, apples and grapes. For organic produce and a great family experience, check out Covert Farms south on Hwy 97 before Oliver. They have an extensive farm with lots of u-pick options, a lovely café, a winery with tastings and lots of activities for the kids.
Okanagan Falls Flea Market
Every Saturday and Sunday, the vacant lot next to the cottage is a hub of activity drawing visitors from around the region to the local flea market. A great place to pick up something you might have forgotten for your holiday.
No visit to Okanagan Falls is complete without an ice cream from Tickleberries. Famous for their dried fruit dipped in chocolate, they also have an extensive assortment of treats and a great gift shop.
Penticton Channel Float
A hugely popular activity is floating the channel in Penticton in the summer. Float the The float is broken into two sections. The first section starts at the north end of Penticton and ends near the Home Hardware. This section moves fairly quickly and you can plan on about a 45 minute float. The second section continues on from the first and ends at the northern tip of Skaha Lake or south end of Penticton.
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Beach or lakeside relaxation, Lake nearby
Car is not necessary