Summerland + Waterfront Resort

Summerland Explorer Vacation

Our Accommodation Partner

summerland waterfront resort

Relax and enjoy the view of the lake that stretches in front of you on your private deck. Stroll along the beach, enjoy Locals Grill or just unwind by the pool in the warm Okanagan sunshine. In this place, all choices are good ones.

Sample Itinerary

Ride under the shadow of Giant’s Head Mountain, roll along Bottleneck Drive, discover the true fate of Sam McGee (hint: he wasn’t cremated), ride the Kettle Valley Steam train or have a gourmet dinner in an apple orchard. In Summerland, all things are possible.

  • Day One

      Day One - After your check in at the Burrowing Owl Guesthouse, join us for a welcome reception where you’ll be introduced to the Giro Team. After the reception, we’ll take a short walk through the vineyards to Summerhill Winery for a private tour and then you’ll have dinner at Summerhill’s Organic Bistro. After dinner, stroll back to the guesthouse and enjoy the Okanagan sunset before bed. Tomorrow, great cycling awaits!

      Dinner - Enjoy the Okanagan in season at Summerhill’s own Organic Bistro, featuring ingredients sourced from local suppliers and their own Biodynamic gardens.

  • Day Two

      Day Two - This morning, Mara and her team serves a gourmet breakfast while we load up you bikes and get ready. We’ll meet you at the Estate House and take a short shuttle drive to Lake Country, just north of Kelowna. Today’s ride starts through the historic rolling orchards and vineyards of one of the Okanagan’s prime agricultural regions before descending to small village of Okanagan Centre. Then we climb back over the bench and finish with a scenic loop on a quiet bike path around Wood Lake. After you have a chance to rest at the guesthouse the Giro shuttle will pick you up for a short guided walking tour of downtown Kelowna featuring some fascinating historical tidbits and a sampling of Kelowna’s favorite micro-brews and spirits. The dinner destination tonight will be the group’s choice from our hand-picked short list of downtown Kelowna’s favorite casual dining destinations. Tonight, we’ve curated the best from the heart of Kelowna. When you’re ready, we’ll shuttle you back to the Estate House for a great nights sleep"

      Lunch - A gourmet al fresco lunch from Waterfront Café will be served by the Giro Team en route.

      Dinner - Wood Fired Pizzas, charcuterie, tapas, sushi, gourmet burgers – there are no wrong choices here. We’ve selected our favorite downtown go-tos for tasty comfort food and we’ll let the group decide where they want to go (the majority rules in this case).

      Spare Time Option - Book a relaxation massage in the afternoon from Giro’s own massage therapist. Don’t stress, we’ll come to you at the guesthouse. After all, this is a relaxation massage.

  • Day Three

    Day Three Today, if you’re up for it, you can join us for a morning yoga session by the pool overlooking the vineyards. Then, enjoy another incredible breakfast from Mara! When you’re ready to ride, we have a treat for you! Today, we’ll shuttle you up to Myra Canyon and you’ll ride the historic Kettle Valley Railway trail. We start with 18 historic trestles laced around the canyon and make a quick stop where we’ll hunt for archeological clues at the site of a long-abandoned worker’s camp. Then, it’s off to our lunch stop at the rustic Chute Lake Resort. After, we’ll start our descent to Penticton, through old growth Ponderosa Pine forests and along a ridge high above Okanagan Lake. We finish with a rolling ride through the vineyards of scenic Naramata, with one last stop for Gita Peterson’s famous Poplar Grove cheese. The Giro Shuttle will pick you up in Penticton and take you back to the Guesthouse where you can refresh yourself before supper at your choice of two fabulous dining destinations in Kelowna’s Mission area.

    Lunch - An al-fresco lunch from the Bench Market served by the Giro Team at historic Chute Lake Resort.

    Dinner - Tonight, the group can choose from a 3-course fixed menu at Basil and Mint or a la carte dining at one of Giro’s favorite bistros, The Fixx.

    Spare Time Option - Join us for an early morning yoga class overlooking Lake Okanagan before breakfast. It’s a wonderful way to stretch out those muscles after a day of cycling.

  • Day Four

    Day Four It’s our last day of cycling and we’ve put together a spectacular itinerary for you. After breakfast at the guesthouse, we’ll get on the bikes and ride right from your front door, first riding along scenic Lakeshore Drive and then explore the agricultural riches of East Kelowna. We’ll do a little foraging with some of our farming friends in the area and learn more about the history of agriculture in the region. Along the way, choose carefully, because you’ll actually be sourcing the ingredients for tonight’s dinner! We’ll enjoy a charcuterie lunch at Spierhead Winery and then ride back to the guesthouse. There, Chef Mara will guide you through a culinary workshop where you’ll create a dish that you’ll enjoy at tonight’s wind up event, a hosted Chef’s Long Table dinner at the Estate house. It will be an evening to remember, with 5 spectacular courses prepared by Chef Mara. Then we’ll share a final evening of music and memories by the pool, under the stars of an Okanagan sky. Buona Sera – our Giro amici!

    Lunch - The Giro team will meet you at Spierhead Winery with a charcuterie lunch and tasting afterwards.

    Dinner - Chef Mara will prepare a wonderful 5 course private long table dinner just for you.

    Spare Time Option - Join Chef Mara for a culinary workshop where you'll learn how to prepare one of the courses to be served at tonight's dinner

  • Day Five

    Day Five This morning, enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the Guesthouse before your travels home. If you’re not quite ready to leave the Okanagan, ask us about other ideas to extend your stay!

Summerland has been marketed to the world as an agricultural paradise for over a century now. And it has lived up to it’s billing. You’re only a 20 minute drive from Penticton and 40 minutes from Kelowna. This region has many stories to tell: of gold miners, fur traders and noble born English gentlemen unceremoniously shipped to the colonies by their families. Here, enrichment takes on many meanings.

Sample Pricing

5 Days / 4 nights

STARTING AT

$1855/p.p. dbl occ.

Single Supplement $450
$550 for Deluxe Suites

Includes Accommodation in Executive Suite. Deluxe Suites available for upgrade fee of $150.

All (11) meals included

Guided Tours and Shuttle Services
(Airport Transfers available for extra fee)

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