The start of a new year is the perfect time for reflection and promises of future self-care. If 2019 was hectic, busy, and bustling for you – as it was for many – then it may be time to consider your 2020 resolution and refocus yourself on relaxation and recuperation as we begin the new year.

While 80% of “typical” New Year’s Resolutions tend to fail (dieting, exercise, picking up a new skill or hobby), there are still ways to develop a goal that sticks. The important thing is to start small and focus on goals that feel good to achieve. Like booking a mini vacation at La Casa Cottage Resort.

“Take more vacations” is a resolution that anyone can get behind. But it’s more than just a desire for R&R that makes this a great suggestion. Vacationing has proven to improve mental health, help generate creative ideas for work problems, and boost your energy reserves.

Not only that but La Casa Cottage Resort has 2 pools and 3 hot tubs available for guest use. Hot tubs can decrease insomnia, ease bodily aches and pains, and the sweating can even help you shed a few pounds. Rest and relaxation have benefits beyond just “getting away from it all.” A good vacation can revitalize your body, mind, and spirit so that you can return to your daily routine energized and motivated.

Other benefits of visiting La Casa Cottage Resort include: visiting the beautiful Okanagan Valley, spending time near the crystal-clear lake, and enjoying leisurely activities like boating, horseback riding, and golfing.

For some bonus New Year’s Resolution points, try:

  • Turning off your smartphone and other electronic devices for the weekend. Be present in the moment and take a break from screen time.
  • Spend quality time with family and/or loved ones. Ask questions, be an active listener, and take some special time to learn something new about them.
  • Genuinely let go of your cares, stresses, and burdens and allow yourself to be peaceful while you sip fresh Okanagan wines on the terrace.

Resolutions needn’t be difficult, grueling, or painful. In fact, taking some dedicated “you time” will make you a better employee, friend, parent, and partner. Focusing on your inner self, rather than the outer self (on which many resolutions center) is a surefire way to improve your well-being for the New Year and beyond.

And did we mention that a visit to La Casa Cottages can align with more “traditional” resolutions, as well? If you’re looking to get in shape, take a hike through one of the many Kelowna area trails. If you are looking to reconnect with loved ones, invite them to one of the many multi-room properties we offer. There are plenty of fun ways to ring in the New Year with La Casa.

No matter your goal – be it activity or straight relaxation – there’s something ready for you here at La Casa Cottages in the beautiful Okanagan.


Whether you’re staying at the LaCasa Guest House, or in a Lakeview cottage- sometimes you still need an escape, even while on your beautiful vacation in BC> IF you need a break from the kids, want to keep up that beach bod you’re rocking, or you’re avid yogi and can’t bear the thought of missing your daily vinyasa while on vacation; there’s a studio in Kelowna that’s sure to fit your asana needs and have you savasana’ing in no time!

    • Hot Box YogaThe original Hot Box studio started in Kelowna in 2012. It has since franchised to Vancouver and as of 2016- West Kelowna! This is a diverse and fun hot yoga studio that offers affordable, traditional yoga with a twist! With everything from incredible, fun and talented teachers, diverse class selection, affordable prices, central location and an excellent view. The Hot Box Yoga studio is the place to go for yogis of all levels (including beginners!)

The Hot Box Yoga:

Kelowna Location: 223 Bernard Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6N2 (32 minutes from LaCasa Resort)

West Kelowna Location: 104 3710 Hoskins Road, West Kelowna, BC V4T 2H8 (36 minutes from LaCasa Resort

    • Pranify YogaPranify Yoga (previously known as Modo Yoga Kelowna) is a collective of conscious human beings committed to individual and community care. They are devoted to the details that matter most. To hold space for the stories of your life. Your triumphs. Your challenges. The stirrings of your heart.

Pranify Yoga:

2900 Pandosy St #206, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1V9 (34 minutes away from LaCasa)

  • Tandava YogaTandava Yoga is a yoga studio unique to Kelowna. With a variety of classes and seminars, this studio is truly unique! Tandava offers prenatal Yoga, Acupuncture, Nutrition seminars and much more a long with a wide selection of yoga classes. The yoga offered is not heated which is perfect for someone looking for a little more zen and a little less sweat.

    Tandava Yoga:

    3275 Lakeshore Rd, Kelowna, BC V1W 3S9 (35 minutes from LaCasa)