Nestled amongst British Columbia’s magnificent mountains and the glistening lake is a breathtaking vacation spot- the Okanagan. Between the Okanagan’s two most commonly visited cities for summertime vacationers, Kelowna and Vernon, we find La Casa Lakeside Cottage Resort. A quaint place with the perfect balance between serenity and fun filled adventure ideal for both family, couple and group vacationing. As someone who has both vacationed and worked at La Casa Cottage Resort for several years, here is a list of my top ten reasons why I love it and why this is the place for your next summer getaway!
1. Nearby Activities:
Considering the phenomenal location of La Casa, there is a never ending list of activities nearby to enjoy. You can take a day trip to downtown Kelowna and enjoy the sandy beaches and charming boutiques or go on a guided wine tour and experience some of the world famous wines that come from our own backyard. If you’re a little more active, you can visit Fintry and take a hike to experience the water falls, go speed boating or even go fruit picking in Vernon. If you have children with you, you can visit some of Kelowna’s main attractions such as the Kangaroo Farm. The opportunities are endless!
Need a break from the hustle and bustle of city life but total isolation from civilization not for you? La Casa has mastered the perfect balance of serenity while maintaining a community atmosphere- and you’re never far from the conveniences of a big city. With both Vernon and Kelowna being only a 30 minute drive away, La Casa is the perfect distance from noise and light pollution without making a dinner out a huge hassle.
Everyone’s idea of the perfect vacation is slightly different. The amenities at La Casa make it possible to enjoy it in different ways without having to venture out. The resort includes three outdoor hot tubs, two heated outdoor pools, two tennis courts, a mini golf course, beach volleyball court, kid’s play park, three water trampolines, lakeside fire pits, communal barbeque and picnic area, and an onsite restaurant. Kayak and paddle board rentals are also offered for those days you feel like exploring the lake, or trying something new.
4. The View:
Enough said. Who doesn’t love a lake view? There are several view points and walking trails throughout the resort to take full advantage of the breathtaking lakeview that never gets old.
5. Community Atmosphere:
Whether you’re a renter or owner, all it takes is a weekend at La Casa to get to know everyone that’s there to enjoy the summer sun. With the general store and restaurant located in the middle of the resort, and people moseying about on their lazy summer days, it’s hard not feel as though you are part of a community. Even on a weekend getaway.
6. The Lake:
There is nothing better than the cool refreshing feel of the lake after an afternoon of baking in the blistering sun. Whether you just want to float and bask in the sunlight, spend the afternoon fishing, swim lazily or with intent, go for a row or just dip your toes in the glistening abyss, the Okanagan Lake allows for endless summer enjoyment.
7. The Cottages:
Although the cottages are divided into seven categories based on their size, location and layout, they all are unique but uniform in their comfort. The cottages range from a cozy 1-bedroom honeymoon and loft cottage, to our luxurious beach club cottages.
8. The Guest House:
The Guest House is ideal for group events such as; weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, reunions and work retreats. With accommodations for 22 people, restaurant sized kitchen, outdoor fire place, honeymoon suite complete with a rooftop hot tub, banquet hall and a movie theater, the Guest House is a huge hit and the perfect location for your group event and/or vacation!
9. The Atmosphere:
From the minute you turn the corner to La Casa, regardless of where you are coming from; you know your vacation has begun. From the hot tubs, pools and the shining sun with open lake and mountain views, La Casa is the ideal summer getaway to just let go, relax and have fun. All you have to do is get there.
10. The Staff:
La Casa Resort’s staff is always warm, friendly and willing to help. You can call any time of the day and someone will be happy to assist you with any questions. Staff members will often go above and beyond to ensure that you have a great experience at the resort.