Holiday

Dec31

As we close the chapter on 2022 we wanted to take a moment to thank you all for the memories that were made in our cozy cottages whether your stay was short or long term. We reminiscence on another fabulous year of laughter, weekends full of fun and a few heat waves in between.

We hope you enjoyed your 2022 season at La Casa Cottages as much as we enjoyed your company and we are looking forward to the 2023 season to come.

The beautiful views that lake Okangan offers, paddle boards, kayaks and golf carts are waiting for you to enjoy this season.

Book now for the 2023

Thank you from everyone at La Casa Cottages

Dec25

You have arrived at your destination and packed your bags inside your cozy cottage, the lake views are gorgeous and your vacation has begun your stomach begins to grumble and at last it comes time to utilize your large kitchen that is equipped with most the supplies you need, now what to cook? You are reading the perfect blog for you with some of our favourite home cooked meals to make your stay extra memorable from the kitchen outwards.

Turkey Biscuit Stew – a delicious dish to keep your warm and utilize that leftover turkey

  • ⅓ cup chopped onion
  • ¼ cup butter, cubed
  • ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (10-½ ounces) condensed chicken broth, undiluted
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 2 cups cubed cooked turkey
  • 1 cup cooked peas
  • 1 cup cooked, sliced carrots
  • 1 tube (10 ounces) refrigerated buttermilk biscuits, not flaky

Creamy Chicken Piccata

  • 1 ½ pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 5 ½ tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 ¼ cups chicken stock
  • ¼ cup dry white wine
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • ¼ cup capers, drained

Easy Red Lentil Dal Recipe – super simple and ingredients you will have in your pantry

  • red lentils- which are cost effective, shelf stable, and a staple in our pantry
  • Spices – curry powder, turmeric, garam masala, cumin, ground coriander and salt
  • Aromatics – finely chopped onion, minced garlic and finely grated ginger
  • tomatoes- one 15 oz can (juices included)
  • stock- vegetable stock for vegetarians, homemade bone broth if you are not. Using stock infuses even more flavor into the lentils as they cook!
Dec09

The snow is falling and the kids are filled with excitement and energy looking for something to do!

Here are a few fun winter activities that the entire family can participate in.

  • Lets go sledding: Grab those sleds, crazy carpets, GT racers, or garbage can lid whatever you have handy – behind La Casa there are multiple hills to choose from, small, or tall hills.
  • Build a Snowman
  • Snowball fight
  • Snowball target practice
  • Snow painting – grab some spray bottles and fill them with water and some food dye and color the snow
  • Family Fun Winter Scavenger Hunt
  • Family Snow Angles
  • Build a Igloo
Nov21

Are you pondering if you should get a artificial Christmas tree, one from your grocery store or going on a trip out to the bush to collect the perfect tree which ends up being patchy and way to big for your living room? Next comes the decisions on what lights colour or no colour? The options are endless and it can be stressful.. we get it!

One thing you wont have to think about this year is how to seat your entire family at a table which sits 4. Skip the crammed dinners and get together at the Mirador this year for a one in a life time experience!

Spread the Christmas cheer with your entire family at the La Casa Mirador! Combining rustic spanish style charm with all the creature comforts you could desire, this property was designed to make you feel relaxed and at home. A stunning large building with 4 floors and 10 bedrooms 1 king, 8 twins, 7 queens, and a single bunk bed located on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors. The entire family can gather in the theatre room and watch all the holiday favourites after popping you popcorn in the gourmet kitchen.

Feeling those December winter chills? Soak in the private hot tub up on the patio with the beautiful views of Lake Okanagan.

If you are interested in bringing the entire family to the La Casa Mirador this holiday season book today!

Contact us at Tel: 1.250.542.0515, or Email: rentals@lacasacottageresort.com

For more pictures and information visit the La Casa Mirador website here!

Oct23

Here at La Casa we are so lucky to have such a large back yard to enjoy!

While visiting be sure to bring your dirt bikes, quads and side by sides as there are trails just down the road that can be used by the public.

A few things to note before heading out onto the trails:

  1. You must purchase a trail pass both day and yearly passes are available here
  2. Assure your toys all have spark arrestor to protect our beautiful backyard (must have one installed to ride the trails)
  3. You cannot ride directly from La Casa as there is a portion that is protected area so you must have a trailer or transportation to bring your dirt bikes, quads and side by sides to the marked trails
  4. Limited service while riding so download Avenza Maps before arriving to download the trail map! Trail map can be found here!
  5. Helmets must meet the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) specifications are required

For more information visit Bear Creek Trail Riders website

After a long day of riding you can cozy up with a blanket, a cup of hot chocolate and enjoy the beautiful views of Lake Okanagan from your patio that La Casa Cottages offers.

See you soon!