Set spectacularly atop a hill with wonderful views over Lake Okanagan, this crystal strewn wellness hotel is a tranquil escape to retreat to yet just a short distance from the boutique vineyards and farm to table cuisine of the sunny Okanagan Valley
At a Glance
Stunning location above Lake Okanagan
Fascinating architecture and Swarovski crystal displays
Fantastic spa with indoor and outdoor salt water pools with wonderful views
Superb location for exploring the wine growing regions of the Okanagan Valley
Guest rooms with free standing baths overlooking to mountains or lake
With it's abundant sunshine and low rainfall, the Okanagan Valley is British Columbia's warmest area. This fantastic climate has helped this beautiful area grow into British Columbia's foremost wine growing region with many boutique vineyards established over the years. Complimenting the superb wines further, the area's farms have ensured a rich "farm to table" culture with local produce being served throughout the region.
Sparkling Hill is the regions most luxurious hotel and uniquely designed with crystal touches offering a touch of rich elegance to this stylish contemporary spa retreat. Set well back from the road and perched imposingly on a hill top, the hotel also enjoys some of the regions most spectacular views. These views have been utilized to their full potential with all rooms enjoying either lush green hill or Lake Okanagan views from their floor to ceiling windows.
You may just wish to stay at the hotel and indulge in the wonderful wellness facilities which include two salt water pools, one with an outside infinity edge taking in those wonderful views and a huge wellness and sauna, steam room area. Be sure to check out the ice room experience or simply sit and enjoy the Tea Room or Serenity room
For those who wish to go beyond the spa there is a championship 36 hole golf course on your doorstep and 15 kms of hiking trails on site, there's plenty of opportunity to be active and get out and about.
With lake front restaurants, boutique wine cellars aplenty and all kinds of local produce on offer from lavender to honey all within a 45 minute drive, not only is Sparkling Hill a destination in itself, it's also a wonderful base for exploring this beautiful area
The hotel offers 149 guest rooms and 3 Penthouse Suites, all infused with crystal decor. Rooms have floor to ceiling windows and door which opens up to let the outdoors in. Each room has a King bed, contemporary styling and a bath tub by the window to make the most of the spectacular lake or mountain views. Lighting is thoughtfully selected with the crystal theme running through to make each room a serene and romantic escape
Rooms also feature flat screen TV, mini bar, complimentary Wifi, separate bath and shower with Bee Good amenities, hair dryer, comfy chairs and in room dining.
Sparkling Hill is an adult orientated hotel with the emphasis on a spa experience, however, children are welcome although are not allowed in certain parts of the wellness areas
The hotel has airy and light open spaces with a large lobby with spectacular crystal chandeliers and views out toward the lake. There is a lounge with floor to ceiling windows and outdoor terrace for warmer days. There is a quiet library for relaxation and contemplation and a choice of two restaurants. Peakfine Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers fine dining with spectacular views and Barrique and Java offers a more relaxed feel with lighter fare, delicious cakes and a bar.
The spa and wellness center is the center of the Sparkling Hill experience and includes indoor and outdoor pools, 7 sauna and steam rooms, a movement studio, fitness room, Serenity and Tea rooms and Kneipp Water Therapy. Many spa treatments and experiences are also avaialble
A stay at Sparkling Hill is about wellness, relaxation and the outdoors. The KurSpa is open daily and guests have access to the spa experiences as part of their stay. Additional treatments can be booked and there is yoga, aqua fit, core strengthening and hiking activities on offer for a small additional charge. There are over 15kms of hiking trails on site which can be enjoyed alone or with a guide. There is also a naturopathic and integrative medicine clinic as part of the spa with a number of treatments on offer.
The 36 hole Predator Ridge Golf Course is also available close by and the vineyards and activities of the Okanagan Valley are within a 45 minute drive
Location & Directions
Set on the hillside close to the Okanagan town of Vernon and overlooking spectacular Lake Okanagan
When to go
Sparkling Hill is open year round, however, the best time to visit is from Spring until Fall. May brings out the fa rm blossoms and milder weather although there is still snow around, from June to August the area comes to life with many farms opening with superb local produce on display. The lake comes to life with festivals and events as the temperatures sore. Come the Fall, the many vineyards harvest making it a great time to visit.