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Celebrate Thanksgiving in the Okanagan

It’s officially fall and almost time for the Thanksgiving long weekend. Looking to do something special to celebrate?  Here’s our list of events that are guaranteed to get you into the thanksgiving spirit.

Grape Stomping Parties

Tick grape stomping off your bucket list this long weekend! Attend one of the Annual Grape Stomping Parties at House of Rose Winery! Everyone from babies to eighty-year-olds will enjoy jumping into the specially made Grape Stomping barrel. Fun for the whole family!

October 5 and October 12, 2019. 1:00pm – 4:30pm.

Cost: Food Bank Donation

Location: House of Rose Winery

Fall Wine Fest

Celebrate Thanksgiving with The View Winery & Wards Cider as they head into winter hours! Bring your family or friends down and spend the holiday tasting some refreshing wine and cider at one of these special events:

October 5, 1:00pm – 5:00pm: Pizza & Pinot – enjoy pizza with wine and cider pairings. Cost: $10.

October 6, 12:00pm-5:00pm: Riesling Through the Ages – taste and compare the 2012-2018 vintages. Cost: $10.

Oct 12, 11:00am – 6:30pm: International Pinotage Day Celebration – sip on glasses of pinotage wines. Cost: $10

Oct 13, 14, 12:00pm – 5:00pm: Cheersgiving event – raise a glass to complimentary tastings! Cost: Free.

Location: The View Winery & Wards Cider

CedarCreek Pork and Pinot Long Table Dinner

In celebration of the Fall Okanagan Wine Festival, Cedar Creek Winery are hosting a long table dinner that features a four-course seasonal dinner with wine pairings. With stunning views over Lake Okanagan, this is one evening you won’t forget!

October 3, 2019. 6:00pm – 9:00pm.

Location: Cedar Creek Estate Winery

Cost: $190.85

Autumn Harvest Wine Tasting

Taste the flavours of fall at Sleeping Giant Fruit Winery with their unique spiced pumpkin and delightful cranberry table wines. Both are perfect pairings for your Thanksgiving dinner!

October 3 – 13, 2019. 10:00am – 6:00pm.

Location: Sleeping Giant Fruit Winery

Cost: Complimentary

We are sure you will have a wonderful time in Kelowna if you attend any of these events! If you haven’t found accommodation yet, please call our reservations line at 1-888-226-5566 or email  to find your perfect cottage at La Casa Cottages!


Written by Natsumi Matsumoto


Christmas Cottage

Have a perfect Christmas at the Cottage


Happy Christmas to all who are celebrating! It has been a great year for Canada, hasn’t it?  We would like to wish all our past and future guests a very happy holiday season.  Though we currently do not offer cottage rentals over the Christmas season, we have thought of several reasons why having Christmas at the cottage would be perfect!

If you are thinking of going away for next year’s celebrations, or you own a holiday home but rarely use it – we have come up with this list of advantages for hosting an event at a venue other than your own house.

Christmas Cottage

You can avoid the dreaded clean-up.

Yes, it if you do decide to spend Christmas at a self-catering rental, there will be an element of cleaning involved.  However, nothing is worse that tidying up your entire house after days of hosting Christmas dinners and parties! The clean-up at a cottage rental is sure to be easier and quicker.

Christmas can be as small or as big as you like.  

Taking a vacation over Christmas means that you can conveniently escape from inviting your whole extended family. You can choose who you spend time with – perhaps it will just be you and your significant other this year.

There are still the comforts of home.

Want to laze on the couch watching Love Actually for hours on end? Want to stay in your pyjamas all day and eat mince pies for breakfast?  All of these are possible when you hire a cottage for your Christmas retreat. The beauty of renting a cottage is that it is a home – just not yours.  Enjoy home comforts in a new location!

Make the most of the outdoors.

Choose your cottage by the lake or in the countryside and be rewarded with magical views. There’s nothing more peaceful than watching birds fly across frozen lakes or snow falling off tired fir-tree branches. Makes a change of scenery from the city doesn’t it?

Cooking that traditional dinner is still possible.

Whether you like your roast chicken or your roast turkey, making that quintessential Christmas meal is still possible with a cottage rental!  Take advantage of the large kitchen, stock up on groceries when you’re enroute and get prepared for the cooking marathon (if that’s what you wish!). After the cooking is done, sit back and relax by the fireplace with a glass of wine.

So what do you think?  Would you spend Christmas away from your home? Or perhaps you’ve got a favourite winter holiday destination?  Let us know!

If you’re already thinking ahead to Summer, don’t forget to contact us today  to enquire about our cottage rentals and rates.  We look forward to hearing from you.



Written by Hannah Poaros