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Why You Should Bring a Crock Pot to the Cottage

 Our cottages all have fully equipped kitchens but if you have a busy vacation planned or you don’t enjoy cooking, then a crock pot might just be your new best friend. Here are 5 reasons why you should bring one along with you on your next La Casa cottage stay.

A Time Saver 

On vacation, after an active day out, you might not want to spend every evening cooking. Using a crock pot will save you time as it cooks your food slowly whilst you are out for the day. You can explore as long as you want, and when you come back, you cottage will be full of delicious smells!

An Easy Cooking Experience

You can find plenty of crock pot recipes online. Simply combine all the ingredients for the dish you wish to cook, set the temperature, switch on the timer and that’s it! There’s nothing complicated about slow cooking…it just takes time.

Note: On your way to La Casa, make sure you pick up some groceries as there are no supermarkets near the property.  Online shopping is also an option via Save On Foods – details available in our FAQ.

You Can Create Healthy Meals

Slow cooker recipes don’t usually call for added oils or fats since they use water and time to cook the food. The food is not fried or prepared in unnecessary ways.  This means that the final result will be healthier than the same meal cooked in a frying pan or on the grill (where oil or butter is needed).

It’s Budget Friendly Cooking

Crock pots can save you money in several ways. Firstly, they can make a lot of food at once. Secondly, you can use a crock pot to mix and re-cook leftovers into a second family meal. Crock pots are so versatile that almost any food can be cooked in them. This means that there is no need to buy expensive grocery items. For example, a crock pot can turn cheaper cuts of meat into a tender and tasty meal.

Guaranteed Hassle-Free Clean-Up

The beauty of cooking with a crock pot is that you can cook an entire family meal in one pot. To guarantee easy cleanup, rub the inside of the stoneware with oil or spray it with nonstick cooking spray before using the crock pot. If you want an even easier clean up routine, use a slow cooker liner.  These are plastic bags that can be taken out once you’ve finished eating, and thrown away. Some crock pots also have a removable crock.

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Are you ready for your next cottage vacation? Contact our reservations team by calling 1-888-226-5566 or emailing and book your stay!

Written by Natsumi Matsumoto

Winter Kelowna

4 Great Winter Events in Kelowna

Celebrating your holiday season with a stay in Kelowna?  Why not add one of these events to your vacation?

  • A Seussified Christmas Carol, Nov 22 – Dec 2, Rotary Centre for the Arts

    A mash up between Dickens’ A Christmas Carol and the wacky stories of Dr. Seuss! Organized by the Theatre Kelowna Society, this show is sure to have you laughing and dancing with Christmas cheer! Tickets are only $25 for adults and $10 for children, or better yet – $60 for a family of four. Get your tickets today!

  • A Charlie Brown Christmas, Dec 6 – 16, Rotary Centre for the Arts

    Everyone knows Charlie Brown, right?  So you’ll just love this show – put together by New Vintage Theatre and the Rotary Centre for the Arts – based on Charles Schultz’ classic story. Enjoy this family friendly production, complete with the original music, for $25 per adult and $15 per child!

  • Sip into the Season – Wine & Craft Event, Dec 2, Westside Wine Trail

    You won’t want to miss this! On Dec 2 between 12pm and 5pm, the wineries of the Westside Wine Trail will be participating in a very special holiday event.  Suitable for self-guided tours as well as guided tours (available through Roots & Vines Tours or Uncorked Okanagan) the event sees several wineries host artisans and crafters in their tasting rooms! And not to mention, all the wine of course.  Wineries involved in the event include some of our favourites:  Indigenous World Winery, Little Straw Vineyards, Mission Hill Family Estate and Quails’ Gate Winery!

  • Santa’s Workshop at Big White, Dec 20 – 24, Big White Ski Resort

    Take the little ones up to Big White Ski Resort between Dec 20 and Dec 24 and they’ll be in for a treat! Santa Claus has set up his workshop on top of the mountain and you will be able to get a free family photo with him PLUS make some Christmas decorations to take home.  Even if you don’t ski, it’s worth the visit for this little piece of festive fun! His workshop will be open from 11am- 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 4pm, apart from Christmas Eve where the workshop closes at 2pm.


Not a fan of winter?  Well, get ready for the new year by reserving your summer La Casa Cottage today.  Call  our reservations line on 1-888-226-5566 or email to find your perfect cottage.


Written by Hannah Poaros


La Casa in the Fall…

We’d thought we would show you the beautiful fall landscapes of La Casa at this time of year! We love our cottages with their beautiful lake views, decks and patios – who’s in for a last minute vacation?  Just look at those stunning yellow and orange leaves!


For information on Cottage Rentals at La Casa, please please contact our reservations line on 1-888-226-5566 or email where we will be more than happy to assist you!