La Casa Cottage Resort

Couples Appreciation month

We love any excuse to celebrate here at La Casa Cottage Resort. April is Couple Appreciation Month—so why not pull out all the stops and make it something special. 

Couple Appreciation Month is one of those totally unnecessary but potentially a ton-of-fun holidays like National Pancake Day, Sleep Awareness Week, and World Smile Day. Here are a few ways you can celebrate Couple Appreciation Month and inject a bit of YOLO into 2021.   

  1. DIY Cocktails and Dinner  

Stay at home and enjoy a night of cooking and mixology –lite together as a couple. If you need some additional inspiration, consider subscribing to a meal kit online (Chef’s Plate, Blue Apron, etc.) or tagging along with a YouTube cooking channel like How To Cook That.   

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  1. Competitive Gaming Night 

Whether you like board games, card games, or video games, there are a ton of fun games that can be played as a couple (or group of couples). Decide our level of comparativeness and then choose a game based on how much firepower you can handle. For example, low-competitive games might include a for-fun round of Cribbage or MarioKart; a more high-stake night could encompass Monopoly, Blackjack, or Fortnite.  

  1. 36 Questions to Fall in Love  

Sit around and get to know your partner with the infamous 36 Questions to Fall in Love. These are conversation-starting questions that ramp up the intimacy the father you get through the deck. According to the New York Times, these are the questions to ask someone if you want to fall in love. However, it can also be a fun way to get to know your significant other in new ways!   

  1. Enjoy the Outdoors 

Walk, bike, hike, stroll—we totally support any outdoor date nights that you can come up with. If you are visiting Kelowna, you can use our hikers’ adventure guide. If not, ask the local visitors’ center for their recommendations. Enjoying nature is scientifically proven to promote better physical and mental health, so this is a great activity to indulge in together as a couple.   

  1. Pick Up a New Hobby Together 

Think about an activity you have always wanted to try: watercolour painting, white water rafting, rock climbing, or maybe just learn the latest two-person TikTok dance together. Pick a relaxing, goofy, or artistic hobby and practice it with one another. Sharing an interest will bring you closer together. The point isn’t necessarily what you’re doing—just that you’re doing it together!   

What Will You Do this Couple Appreciation Month?

So-called Hallmark holidays don’t need to be eye-roll-worthy. Pick something new to try and celebrate your life together in whatever way you can. You will at least make some unforgettable memories!   

Thinking about a weekend away in beautiful British Columbia? Contact us for the availability of luxury vacation cottages and rentals in the Okanagan or Vancouver Island.   


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