The Cottages on Osoyoos Lake Getaway


Monday, May 5th, 2014 — 7:14pm PST
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Osoyoos CottagesYou can’t miss the giant Muskoka chairs along Highway 1 and Highway 3 if you’ve driven throughout Southern BC over the last few years. Big, white, perked on the side of major thoroughfares these symbols of lakeside relaxation all advertise The Cottages on Osoyoos Lake.

With over 30 residents moved into their customized cottages already, this development is part of a project that will give rise to 280 homes over the next decade, in the heart of the South Okanagan. I was recently invited to the Osoyoos Cottages to check out the property, the custom offerings, and the scenic vistas offered along the shores of Canada’s warmest lake — and to offer up a getaway for my readers.

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The Cottages on Osoyoos Lake offers residents and visitors access to 1,800 feet of waterfront amongst some of the nation’s most climactic scenery and desirable weather, along with direct access to walking trails, several boat-slips, a 7,000 square foot clubhouse, nearby wineries and more.

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Heading north on the Okanagan Highway from Osoyoos to Oliver, turn onto Road 22, which will guide you to Black Sage Road — one of the most popular wine country routes in the region. But before you loop past the old barn on Black Sage, turn onto Radio Tower Road and follow a 3.1km trail through ranch land and vineyards with wild horses and free-roaming cattle flanking your drive.

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Radio Tower Road curves up and around hillside corners, revealing a spectacular view of Osoyoos Lake from the north. After rumbling over a few cattle guards, watch for osprey circling overhead, quail crossing the road with babies in tow, and even turtles as you pass marshland. You’ll see a tell-tale overside white Muskoka chair guiding you to the gated entrance of Osoyoos Cottages and you’ll feel right at home.

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I took Michelle along with me for a three-day stay, where we setup in one of the Meadow cottages complete with our own Club Car golf cart to get us around, although the site is very walkable with paved paths.

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We met with Wilf Lethbridge and Florence Lethbridge, who make up the marketing team, and they filled us in on all the project details. Wilf also picked Michelle and I up in a golf cart and we toured some of the various cottages to get a feel for the variety in layouts.

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There was an emphasis on customization — basically that once you pick your layout, they will fulfill any request you have to make your cottage your home in terms of features, finishings, and anything from fireplaces to balcony sizes. You want it, they will make sure you have it built into your vacation, retirement, or family home.

Facts About The Cottages on Osoyoos Lake

The Cottages on Osoyoos Lake is a spectacular gated lakefront community of detached homes ranging in price from the low $300’s to over $1-million, in the heart of the South Okanagan.

The 70-acre property sits in the heart of the Okanagan’s stunning wine country, near some of the region’s best known wineries such as Black Hills and Burrowing Owl.

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Balcony view from the hillside cottages.

The project has 1,800′ of waterfront, over 500′ of sandy beach, two swimming pools, a 7,000 sq. ft. clubhouse, 20 acres of green-space for all to enjoy, boat slips, walking trails, and many other amenities. The Clubhouse and pool amenities will be ready this July.

The lakeside home offer a luxurious lifestyle suitable for year round living and vacation escape. The affordable Waterfront living of The Cottages on Osoyoos Lake is the only offering of it’s kind in the Okanagan. The spacious homes consist of large open floorplans, customized interior design with high-end finishings, and top of the line appliances; a true home away from home.

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Life here allows for access to a warm climate, incredible amenities such as local wineries, award winning restaurants and golf courses, water activities, biking, walking and beach trails, boat slips and access to all that Lake Osoyoos has to offer.

Michelle and I shopped at the market and local wineries during the day, then came home to cook in the spacious kitchen followed by dining at sunset in our enclosed patio. In the mornings we brewed some coffee and sat out on (regular sized) Muskoka chairs on the patio as we stretched our toes to touch the lush green lawn.

The Cottages on Osoyoos Lake Getaway

To spread the word about this exciting development, The Cottages on Osoyoos Lake have offered up a 1-week stay (with all the comforts Michelle and I experienced) to one lucky Miss604 reader to enjoy in September of this year. Have a last taste of summer near the lake in wine country! Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment here naming what you would do with a week-long stay at the Osoyoos Cottages (1 entry)
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All entries will be collected and one winner will be selected by The Cottages on Osoyoos Lake on Friday, May 23, 2014 at 5:00pm. The winner will enjoy complimentary accommodation for one week in September, 2014 with exact dates to be arranged between them and The Cottages on Osoyoos Lake. Must be 19+ to enter. Prize does not include transportation to/from the cottages and cannot be exchanged for other dates or other prizes/values.

Update The winner is Diana Pringle!

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399 comments

  1. Peter says:

    Take an elderly relative who has never been to the Okanagan just so he can feel that warm beach sand on the lake.

  2. Katie says:

    I would get some much needed R&R – I finish up my exams this summer after 13 years of post-secondary education – so my husband and I need a get away!

  3. Stv says:

    A week in September? I’d leave the kids at home & enjoy a lovely getaway with my wife. One of our first trips was to nearby. It’d be fun to go back.

  4. Bonnie R says:

    I’d grab some sun and unwind!

  5. bjh says:

    Enjoy it!

  6. Kristi says:

    Oh, yes please! Looks heavenly. I would play in the sand with my tiny man and enjoy a few glasses of wine with the hubby.

  7. Don M says:

    Walking on the beach, relaxing, and enjoying the Autumn weather

  8. Gary says:

    Relax on the beach and go to a few wineries

  9. Cadi says:

    I would do everything! Would be amazing to take a week up there outside of the normal routine πŸ™‚ if of course need to find a spa too πŸ˜‰

  10. Jasmine Stromkins says:

    I would go for some one on one time with my husband. Meaning no kids!!! Much needed.

  11. Jessica says:

    A week of relaxing with friends and family!

  12. luc says:

    Grab my Kindle and finish all the books I’ve collected this year!

  13. Brenda A says:

    I would take the family away for rest and relaxation! What beautiful place!

  14. Stephanie says:

    Walk the beach, sit by the fire, and read.

  15. Navine says:

    Spend some quality one on one time my new fiancee! We are saving for a wedding and house which means no vacations!! This would be a perfect place to spend some moments together!

  16. jae says:

    Enjoy the sun and visit a couple of wineries

  17. Monique says:

    I’d go swimming and tanning heheh

  18. kay says:

    Treat my parents to a getaway

  19. Lindsay says:

    Spend the week with the hubby before summer ends :))

  20. Jenny says:

    My family would enjoy some relaxation and lots of beach time.

  21. Coral says:

    I would absorb all the Vitamin D I could while eating delicious peaches πŸ˜‰

  22. Ali says:

    I would finally celebrate my wedding anniversary… 2 years after the anniversary took place!! And relight the fire after a baby!

  23. Ashlee says:

    Wine tours,family time and lots of naps!!!!

  24. Kerri says:

    Enjoy gorgeous cottage country, relaxation & wine!

  25. Simon says:

    I would like to take my wife here. =)

  26. Sharylin says:

    I’ll be finishing 6 months of ChemoTherapy in September and would love to win this it looks like perfect place to recuperate mind, body & soul.

  27. Diana Pringle says:

    I have looked at these places on the web and have longed to go and see!! I would love to just hang out and relax and swim in some warm water!! My hubby and daughter and I would drive around too!! Love to see new places.

  28. Andrea says:

    Enjoy a week with my family in one of our favorite places on earth!

  29. Leanne M says:

    I would take long walks on the beach with my family. We could use some much needed down time.

  30. Rod Foley says:

    Relax lakeside with a glass (or two) of Okanogan wine, after all it’s wine country!

  31. katrina says:

    relax and drink tons of okanagan wine of course!

  32. Arieanna says:

    Explore the wine country and relax!

  33. Heather says:

    I can see that wonderful blue lake and smell the warm breeze! I am already starting to feel relaxed, being on the beach. Mmmm…

  34. Scott says:

    Heineken. I would do Heineken.

  35. Eli says:

    1) Soak up the sun.
    2) Relax
    3) Wine tours
    4) Wine, patio, patio, wine…and repeat.
    5) Post on social about my adventure.
    6) Tell all my friends to do the same!

  36. Thea Franke says:

    Celebrate our one year anniversary with my incredible husband, and take in the joys and beauty of all that our natural surroundings have to offer us!

  37. Chaminda says:

    I have not had week long vacation in a long time as a family. I used most of my holidays for taking care of kids when they were sick. This would be ideal gateway to reconnect as family and most importantly relax.

  38. Just trying to plan our summer vacation now and have our eye on that area.

  39. Janet Kong says:

    I would do some reading, go on walks, take some photographs, listen to some music and just relax.

  40. Katie L says:

    Oh wow! Yes please! My boyfriend and I both work two jobs and this would be a fantastic way to relax! We never get a chance to getaway anywhere. Please!!!

  41. Lisa says:

    Take my family for some R&R

  42. Iris @muckymoo says:

    A week long stay would involve lots of swimming and wine tasting.

  43. Jacky says:

    If I get to stay at the Osoyoos Cottages for a week I would get to enjoy quality wine and long walks everyday!

  44. Laura says:

    Read and read and read

  45. Miranda says:

    I would relax in the sun, cook great meals with local produce and go for family swims with my husband and baby son in Lake Osoyoos. Oh, and maybe catch up reading a bodice-ripper of a romance novel. πŸ™‚

  46. shayena says:

    I have always dreamt of living in BC, even for just a few days. This would be a dream come true of mine. Never been to Osoyoos but my best friend (from BC) and I were planning on exploring various places in BC. Osoyoos was on our list. He was taken away from this world just over a year ago. Would love to have the opportunity to visit a town on our list..to explore and take in all the natural beauty it has to offer. I would spend most of my time outdoors. I’d hope to see a few meteors during the nights.

  47. Iain says:

    Soak up the last rays of the season.

  48. Kellie nehring says:

    I would go and relax and relax some more!

  49. Anne B says:

    We would have a beach dance party with our little kids, 3 & 7. We would watch the sun set after a busy day of swimming and playing and cooking and laughing. No distractions, just togetherness…

  50. Sandra says:

    Let the kids run free!! Wow what a prize! Bliss!

  51. Kristie H says:

    I would catch up on my reading list and take my dog for some long walks.

  52. Kaitlen says:

    I would take the time to relax with my family, watch my girls enjoy the sun and explore Osoyoos since none of us have been!

  53. Cass says:

    What would I do? As little as possible….while taking the time to relax, take a deep breathe and appreciate nature in Beautiful BC πŸ™‚

  54. Joyce says:

    relax:))))

  55. Evelyn says:

    Kayaking, hiking, visiting farms and farmers market, and cooking up a storm! πŸ™‚

  56. Kim Rees says:

    Family time, drink wine, rattle snake canyon mini golf, ice cream , jet ski, toes in the sand !

  57. Kevin says:

    I never been and would love to go!

  58. Janet says:

    Looks like a relaxing place. Would live to check it out! Thanks!

  59. Dennis L. says:

    This sounds like an amazing way to relax and unwind before the busy fall routine begins.

  60. Md says:

    My family would love to relax here and take in all the great things the Okanagan has to offer.

  61. Trevor S says:

    Would definitely tour some wineries and just relax!

  62. Fiona says:

    I would swim and sip wine and soak up the sunshine!

  63. Lise says:

    I would be wine tasting at many of the amazing wineries and enjoying all the Okanagan has to offer

  64. Samantha says:

    I would relax and take a tour of the wineries!

  65. Amy says:

    Nice and simple, relax!

  66. adam says:

    I would relax for the week

  67. Christina says:

    Would sip wine at sunset!

  68. Am says:

    Wine and the beach. In that order. Crossing my fingers:)

  69. Kirky says:

    So much wine tasting!

  70. Suman says:

    WINE TASTING WITH MY BOYFRIEND

  71. Sheryl says:

    would love the chance to spend a week fishing,hiking,swimmimg & just to have some family time fun in the sun. certainly couldnt afford to do it.

  72. Aggie says:

    My husband works 3 jobs and we hardly see him. We would bring our 19 month old twins and spend some family time together. Walk the beautiful grounds and enjoy the gorgeous pool deck. Being our kids wagon and go for a lovely walk every morning…together. We would enjoy what the inviting beach offers then have dinner on the patio. After dinner we would put the babies to bed and retire on the porch to gaze out onto the beautiful property enjoying a glass of world famous Okanagan wine.

  73. Maria says:

    I have never been to Osoyoos, but if given a chance, I will make every second count by being in the moment, taking time to relax, bring my sketch book and capture the beauty on paper.

  74. Tamara Davidson says:

    With a week-long stay at the Osoyoos Cottages I would rest and relax, sunbathe, and go on local winery tours. Tweeted and liked the photo on your FB page. Thanks for the opportunity to win:-)

  75. Dilara says:

    Sounds like a lovely way to spend the end of summer before going back to classes in the fall.

  76. Jennifer lachance says:

    never been to a cottage before or out of ontario so thia would be nice to win

  77. Mary Ann says:

    A week in September with someone special, would be nice. To relax and take some time to just spend together.

  78. bernita says:

    I would take my kids and have a week worth of swimming, relaxing, and wine rouring, I really hope I win!!!

  79. Debbie F says:

    A week away with my husband would be lots of relaxing and reading.

  80. Greg says:

    A week of some relaxing and some bike riding and hiking.

  81. Linda says:

    Osoyoos is one of my favourite places. Sun, sand, water and wineries galore.

  82. Grace says:

    I’d relax and visit all (okay maybe not all…) the wineries since my birthday is in September!

  83. Branka says:

    Osoyoos is beautiful place. Would love to have a chance to spend a week swimming and relaxing.

  84. Would be a dream come true!

  85. Eileen says:

    I would bring a couple writer friends and we would use it to work on our books !

  86. Breeze says:

    I would visit my favourite winery…stock up…and enjoy every second of the week.

  87. Tanja says:

    I would love to visit Osoyoos, I have never been but heard great things! I would read, swinm, relax, wine tour, have camfires, eat smores!! crossing my fingers πŸ™‚

  88. Amandine says:

    Celebrate our 5 years wedding anniversary !

  89. Cameron says:

    I would visit all of the wineries in the area, and then before coming back stock up on all the fruits and veggies at the Saturday Farmer’s Market.

  90. Yon Cha says:

    Take my husband who just retired from practicing law. After 43 years of work, he deserves a good rest!

  91. Colleen says:

    I’d love to see the giant Muskoka chairs and the rest of osoyoos as I’ve never been there before πŸ™‚

  92. Brianne says:

    Celebrate our 5th anniversary together!!! And take our new baby on her first trip πŸ™‚

  93. Kristy says:

    I would take my husband. We would swim, hike, read, nap and taste wine of course.

  94. Ashley L says:

    I would take long walks on the beach and enjoy some wine-tasting!

  95. Jean says:

    I have been passing those cottage chairs on the side’s of the hiways for soooo long.. I would love to Experience all Osoyoos has to offer, and what a better way!..

  96. Lara says:

    A week-long stay? I would try to hit every winery in the South Okanagan!

  97. lor says:

    Get some sun, relax, and visit lots of wineries.

  98. nicky says:

    i would relax, read, and enjoy the natural surroundings

  99. Gary says:

    Explore the area, wine-tasting.

  100. Rachel says:

    Chill on the beach for sure!

  101. Brenda says:

    Explore the local wineries

  102. Cliff says:

    Tour wineries, relax, eat at the local restaurants

  103. Jimmy Cheung says:

    I was just reading on Osoyoos camping yesterday and today there’s this great article about relaxing in Osoyoos.

  104. Alison says:

    I would explore, hike, swim, chill, walk, eat, drink, chill, chill, explore, tour, shop then chill. Not necessarily in that order!

  105. Rhonda says:

    I would spend the week with my husband. September we celebrate our 19 wedding anniversary and my birthday. It would be a great way to relax and enjoy each others company. Plus sample the local wines πŸ™‚

  106. Jas says:

    I would spend the week relaxing, wine touring, going to local markets. Would love a week like this, especially right now. πŸ˜‰

  107. Oana says:

    Swim, drink wine, go for a long bike ride, repeat all week!

  108. Glenda says:

    I would wine and unwind with my fabulous hubby and some friends

  109. Rachelle says:

    Would take hubby and my 19 & 21 yr old on our first ever vacation, it’s so hard to have quality time with everyone with busy lives!

  110. jan says:

    we’ve been looking at staying atthese cottages since they were first being built! Wine and relaxation – ahh.

  111. Jocelyn says:

    I would bring our bikes for some fun in the sun and tour wineries between Osoyoos and Okanagan Falls.

  112. Darlene says:

    Explore the natural beauty with my husband, kids and husky

  113. Angela O says:

    I would take my husband, my two little girls and my mom, who truly deserves a break, to spend a fabulous end of summer week at this beautiful location!!

  114. Kirsten says:

    I would relax on the sandy, heavenly beach!

  115. B. Luong says:

    it would be an awesome way for my husband and me to celebrate our 7th year anniversary! What 7 year itch?!

  116. Mike Robertson says:

    I would test every wine in the region TWICE, and chill so much that my heartbeat drops to 1 beat a minute!

  117. Marisa says:

    I would just enjoy being with my kids. Relaxing. I would leave the cell phones locked in the van. Aaahhhhhhh.

  118. Harpreet says:

    I would spend the mornings at the beach with my daughter and afternoons sampling some of the delicious wine in the region!!

  119. Eva says:

    I would go see the nearby Spotted Lake and then proceed to the cottage to relax – read by the water by day, and enjoy the stars at night!

  120. Greg says:

    Wine tour! Jet ski? Unwind in the sand.

  121. Emma says:

    I would drink wine, read, eat delicious food, and ride bikes!

  122. Carlos says:

    It would be a great little getaway for my wife and i and the kiddies…. definitely soak up some sun and let the kids play on the beach.

  123. Scott says:

    Love to spend a week there with family

  124. Renfrew says:

    Relax, relax, relax, drink wine.

  125. Lisa St-Amand says:

    I would love a nice vacation with my husband and kids that doesn’t involve sleeping on the ground in a tent! <3

  126. I’d start writing that book I said I would write

  127. Jennifer M. says:

    I would love to relax in the sunshine and enjoy the beautiful views!

  128. Teresa K says:

    I’d relax and check out the local sights.

  129. William H says:

    I would walk around a lot.

  130. Elizabeth B says:

    I’d soak up the sun (cue Sheryl Crow πŸ˜‰ visit some wineries with my husband of 30 years, and just decompress! What a wonderful anniversary getaway this would be…fingers crossed!

  131. Melanie says:

    I would completely bliss out for a week solid and hope for thunderstorms every night! My favorite part of Osoyoos!

  132. Katherine says:

    I would take my husband and two kids and enjoy the beautiful scenery, relax, spend quality time together and make some lasting memories!

  133. Mike says:

    Wow, this would fantastic! What would I do?…relax, relax, relax! I would love to surprise my wife with a getaway like this since we don’t have any big plans for the summer πŸ™‚

  134. Darcy says:

    I’d take my wife and celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary!

  135. Lori says:

    Celebrate my husband’s 59th birthday & enjoy the 3 R’s: Relaxing, Reading & wineRies! Would also enjoy swimming, floating on the lake, exploring the area and eating at some great restaurants!

  136. Sarah Newton says:

    I would finally finish reading that giant novel that I’ve been putting off!

  137. Carol Anne says:

    I have never been….this would be an ideal vacation, an ideal time, and a chance to view the cottages up on the market!

  138. Tony E says:

    Take my wife who has never been to Osoyoos!

  139. James says:

    Swim, drink wine, go for a long walk with my wife!

  140. Samantha says:

    relax, read, swim

  141. vince says:

    eat, laugh lots, dine, relax!

  142. Denise says:

    Play with our son at the beach πŸ™‚

  143. DB says:

    long walks, lingering dinner and drinks with my husband

  144. Billy Quirke says:

    Get out on the boat and do some wakeboarding – would be sublime

  145. Helena Briscoe says:

    We have had a rough couple of years with my husband’s health and would love to check this place out!

  146. Ariel C says:

    Relax and catch up on my reading!

  147. hilary says:

    I would relax and rekindle with my husband. πŸ˜‰

  148. Jas says:

    Hiking, wine tours, dinners outside under the stars!

  149. raincoaster says:

    I know exactly what I would do with a week in one of those cottages: not a goddam thing but rest!

  150. Penny R says:

    I would spend a lot of time relaxing with my husband at the cottage, and I also imagine that I would spend a lot of time reading during that week.

  151. Vania says:

    One week soaking up much needed sunshine, swimming on the lake and wine tasting. What else one can ask for?

  152. Lynn says:

    Sounds wonderful! I would tour around the area, check out some wineries, and relax by the beach!

  153. Jennifer says:

    I would love to visit the wineries, go for walks, enjoy a swim, sit by the beach with a good book.

  154. Sue says:

    Drink.Wine.

  155. Andrea Sledge says:

    We would take our family of 5 there and have some bonding time. We go to Osoyoos every year to stay somewhere so this would be perfect!

  156. Tom says:

    We would unplug from our electronics for the week

  157. Ann says:

    This will be the first vacation my husband and I have taken by ourselves in years

  158. Josephine says:

    Unplug, enjoy the wineries, explore πŸ™‚

  159. Gary says:

    swim, rest, swim, rest!

  160. Erin W says:

    I’d take my daughter and hubs and we would stay at the beach for the whole week!

  161. Cheryl Tall says:

    With a one week stay at the cottages I could have a nice honeymoon away. My fiancΓ© and I are getting married this fall and would love to be able to enjoy some time together after the wedding.

  162. Sandy says:

    Amazing!!!! I would take in the scenery & be so thankful for every moment!!

  163. Karl says:

    Golf and swim!

  164. Julian says:

    Relax!

  165. Shannon says:

    A much needed R&R vacay ! Sleep, wine tours, relax!

  166. Jenny C says:

    I would spend family time with my hubby and my little one.

  167. Andy C. says:

    Drink wine, unwind

  168. Swapnil says:

    Lovely getaway with my wife for our anniversary

  169. stacey says:

    I would relax and spend time swimming in the lake!

  170. Michelle W says:

    I would do lots of swimming in the lake and maybe check out some Osoyoos wineries!

  171. Patricia says:

    With a week long stay at the Osoyoos Cottages this September, my husband-to-be and I will be able to sit back and relax and take a much needed break from planning and worrying about our upcoming wedding!!

  172. carol says:

    Lots of sleeping and lots of long walks with a winery or two visit thrown in as well.

  173. Mary says:

    Would go for long walks and check out great foodie places πŸ™‚

  174. Lise says:

    Wow! A week in one of these gorgeous cottages! Let the relaxing begin and next time to check out some wineries in the area. Wonder if there’s still some farmers markets happening in September? Because looks like the have amazing kitchen to create a fabulous meal to enjoy on the deck! Hmmm wonder if they are pet friendly or will we have to find a sitter for Henry??? Fingers crossed we win!

  175. Em says:

    Relax, wine taste, read, hike, enjoy the Okanagan’s bounty in restaurant’s and prepared at the cottage. Already visualizing a remarkable week in Sept.

  176. heidi says:

    I’d be in the lake everyday!

  177. Tammie says:

    Relax and enjoy!

  178. Ramona says:

    I’m due for an Osoyoos getaway!

  179. Nicole says:

    I would love to explore the community; visiting the lake and a few of the local wineries. However, I think the real highlight would be enjoying the beautiful property, and all that IT has to offer; complete with Muskoka chairs on the lovely patio!

  180. Meline says:

    Chilaxing & drinking lots of wine!

  181. Christy E says:

    I would spend some much needed relaxing time with my family. Explore the area, and hang out at the lake. Great prize!

  182. Josee says:

    What an amazing week that would be with my family. I’d love to explore the area and just spend some calm and quiet time hanging out with my husband and two little ones.

  183. Ruby BB says:

    In addition to some well deserved R&R I would go exploring to see what Osoyoos has to offer: hang out at the lake, check out wineries, try out some of the foodie fave places to eat.

  184. Cynthia says:

    Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the surroundings. Recharge, refresh and renew.

  185. Sharon says:

    I would write, relax, and enjoy!

  186. Brenda S says:

    Relax and tour some wineries! And of course swim, eat, bike ride and explore.

  187. Kate says:

    I’d take my husband, rent some bicycles, and do some touring! September is a beautiful time of year in the Okanagan.

  188. Ryan says:

    Wine tours and family time.

  189. lindsay says:

    relax with family, drink wine and enjoy

  190. Donna says:

    go for hikes, sit in the sun, eat some great food!

  191. Jennifer K says:

    Relax with my hubby and son.

  192. Jen says:

    Oh wow! I would definitely take my girls for much needed girls bonding trip now that all of them are finally going to be back in BC after years away! There would be wine tasting, beach lounging, tall-tale telling and awesome group cooking sessions – love accommodations with their own kitchens!

  193. Mary W says:

    just relax and leave the stress behind for the week

  194. Jeff S says:

    I would relax with some wine while overlooking the beautiful lake!

  195. OJ says:

    Sleep

  196. Rebecca says:

    Bask in the sunlight

  197. Erica M says:

    relax with the kids

  198. Shirley says:

    If I had a week at the Cottages on Osoyoos Lake, I would *finally* finish writing “Portrait of an Extraordinary Woman”–a book about my mom.

  199. Christina says:

    OMG stellar prize! I’d take my bike & explore the wineries & the Kettle Valley Railway, some stand up paddle boarding on the lake & much needed R&R:)

  200. Alex says:

    Take the family on a fun week trip in the OK!

  201. Tracy says:

    i would go wine tasting and kick back at the beach (maybe not in the same day though..)

  202. Sandy To says:

    Would come here with my sister and enjoy nature at it’s finest!!!

  203. Michael d says:

    I would love to just relax with my family.

  204. Sue says:

    Wine tasting and relaxing!!

  205. Rita says:

    I would definitely take my beautiful family up and enjoy the relaxation of the southern Okanagan! It would give my husband and I some one on one with great food and wine as well!

  206. dean says:

    what a great win this would be

  207. Rachel says:

    I would spend some good chill out time with my family in tranquility on the beach.

  208. shauna says:

    I would either:
    a) take my 86 year old Mom as a Birthday/Mother’s Day treat (she doesn’t care when we celebrate)
    OR
    b) Use the trip to help raise funds for a church fundraiser – i.e.: someone can donate $$ to earn the privilege of coming with me!
    I love Osooyoos – one of the best places in BC.

  209. Chris says:

    I would swim every day from dawn til dusk!

  210. Stephanie says:

    Bring my kids and my mom and disconnect from all things interweb!!

  211. Stacey says:

    I would grab my computer, and between bouts of reading and swimming, I’d be writing!

  212. What a fabulous place. Perfect spot to relax.

  213. Mojan Butler says:

    I really do need to catch up on my reading, this would be a perfect opportunity. πŸ™‚

  214. Rob M says:

    I would bring the wife, and get away from our reno probs! πŸ™‚

  215. mike robertson says:

    Relax for the week with my girlfriend

  216. Rosemary C says:

    sounds pleasant

  217. Karen says:

    I would take my husband and celebrate our anniversary.

  218. Sara Rose says:

    I would give myself the QUIET rest my mind and body needs! Stop everything, let go, relax, breathe and regenerate! I’d turn off all electronics, bring a book or two, some board games, and some friends, and we’d just disconnect and enjoy the present!

  219. Liz Kalt says:

    Swimming and biking as much as possible. What a beautiful area. Beautiful living outside.

  220. Leah says:

    I would relax with my hubby

  221. Brent L says:

    Eat, drink and be merry

  222. Lorena Grande says:

    First of all this just happens to be when I booked my holiday time from my crazy-stressful job. How did you time this so well??? (she asks)
    I would go here to “Fall in Love.” Without a doubt, this is THE environment. ;);)
    And I am loooooking forward to this.

  223. Sheila says:

    I would take my girls and just reconnect for a new year of school and study

  224. Lisa says:

    I’d bring my boyfriend for a fun winery tour weekend. We’ve never been to Osoyoos before.

  225. sue says:

    WINE!!!!

  226. Amanda says:

    It would be a great family vacation!!!

  227. Nancy says:

    I would do EVERYTHING… and NOTHING!!! From wineries to cycling and water sports….and of course sooo much R&R in between….a week at the The Cottages on Osoyoos Lk would be BLISS!!!! This would truly be a wonderful, much needed, and SO appreciated prize!!!!

  228. Jackson says:

    My siblings and I have all experienced our own versions of “annus horribleus” with health and financial problems. Because we are getting older and its difficult to get everyone together, it might be the last time we can. The wine tasting, walks on the beach, exploring Osoyoos- what a tonic!

  229. Megan says:

    A week in September would be awesome for us because we could celebrate both my husband and our son’s birthdays! Lots of R&R, playing on the beach and building sandcastles – it would be perfect.

  230. Steve Bobula says:

    I would love too enjoy some Rest at a waterfront and just soak up the sun

  231. Leigh says:

    Spent my first wedding anniversary with my husband! We were married in the Okanagan so it makes sense to celebrate there too.

  232. Bonnie R says:

    I would definitely take my amazing man. He’s my rock!

  233. Tanya Beson says:

    Take some time with my love and have some
    rest and relaxation!

  234. Shara says:

    The last three years have been awful for my Mom and Dad, I’d fly them out from Nova Scotia to enjoy this!

  235. David says:

    Sleep…. little one left with the grandparents… and sleep. Precious, precious sleep.

  236. David says:

    I would take my wife who is currently finishing up her masters for a well needed get away!

  237. Heidi Clarkson says:

    A Fall getaway with my family!!

  238. wenxiao says:

    Row boat in the lake and hiking

  239. Maryanne says:

    Relax!!!!

  240. Tina Levasseur says:

    Treat my boyfriend to a getaway from school!

  241. Krishna says:

    Relax and soak up the sun!!

  242. Cairine says:

    I would just enjoy having nothing pressing I had to do. I would eat my fill of fruit and visit surrounding winery’s.

  243. Nancy says:

    Tour the wineries, go hiking, swimming and finish it off with a lot of relaxing!

  244. angela griffin says:

    I would take the family of course!

  245. mike gismondi says:

    I would do lots of wine touring.

  246. Dave G. says:

    This would truly be the getaway our busy family needs… and can never seem to pull off. Great contest. Thanks!

  247. Jennifer says:

    I would use this opportunity to make memories with my 3 grandchildren. We’ve never been to Osoyoos!

  248. Shelley says:

    How about some boating, fishing, swimming, golfing, winery tours, but most of all just relaxing!

  249. Kris Johnston says:

    Relax and get caught up on some sleep.

  250. Tracy says:

    Just relax all week!

  251. Jovita Vytasek says:

    This would be an amazing spot to take my husband for our first anniversary. Relaxing for a week would be so nice

  252. L Thier says:

    New mom, so would love a little vacation. Take little one and hubby and make some fun memories.

  253. Rosemary says:

    Take my boyfriend who has never been. I haven’t been since all the family trips as a kid and would just enjoy the beauty that is Osoyoos.

  254. tania says:

    I used to go every year as a kid with my family to Walton’s campsite. It would be awesome to take the family and show them around Osoyoos and visit with friends that live there!

  255. rino says:

    I would bring my family for the last summer getaway of the year!

  256. Miguel says:

    Enjoy some fresh air, walk the beach, take some photos and spend some quality time with the gf away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

  257. Nicole says:

    I would enjoy a lot of relaxing and kicking back!

  258. Lemon_Cupid says:

    A relaxing getaway as well as taking advantage of the nearby wineries would be my first choice! These are some seriously cute cottages!

  259. Scott Podwinski says:

    I’d take a much needed vacation with just the wife and I. Haven’t done that since our honeymoon when we got married!

  260. Kim says:

    I’d have one last kid free getaway with the hubby – we’re due in October!

  261. Kathleen says:

    I would take my boyfriend to a place that he has never been! (Osoyoos)

  262. vincent chen says:

    Go with a special someone someone XD

  263. Mary says:

    I would take my boyfriend here since September is before he goes back to school and teaches and I want him a week of relaxation! I’d envision us doing a wine tour, exploring a trail every morning, go for swims at night. Perhaps even shop in the local markets and cook back in the kitchen! Sounds divine.

  264. lori b says:

    i would seriously sit back and relax with my hubby

  265. Lara says:

    Swimming in the lake and go to all the wineries that are up there!

  266. Angie says:

    relax…bbq…swim…wine tours…catch up with quality time with family… did I mention relax?

  267. Alex says:

    Relax, read a book, and catch up with family members.

  268. Mike L says:

    Enjoy the dry heat!

  269. Jaimie G says:

    As a Mom/Step-Mom to five busy kids, and an Emergency Services Dispatcher, I could use the time to relax & enjoy the beauty!

  270. Heather says:

    Read and relax

  271. Alivia says:

    I’d share a bottle of wine lakeside with my boyfriend πŸ™‚

  272. Sharon says:

    Wine and books. Repeat.

  273. Michael says:

    Would love to get away for awhile, and to such a beautiful place!

  274. Tara says:

    Wine tastings! All day. And people watching from the beach πŸ™‚

  275. Peter says:

    Would love to relax with my family – also fit in some trips to the fantastic local wineries! Thanks!

  276. Jennifer M says:

    Winery tours, swimming and many good books would be enjoyed!

  277. Andrew Forrest says:

    I spent my childhood summers in Osoyoos. I so want to go on this trip. There is so much to do: Cross border shopping, wineries, golf, swimming in the warmest lake in Canada, horseback riding and wineries! I know I said wineries twice!

  278. Amy says:

    Relax!

  279. Kate W says:

    What a location! I would enjoy my first getaway as a family of three! Our little one is due to arrive in July – the timing and weather will be perfect! πŸ™‚

  280. Jason says:

    I would take my niece and nephew…great prize

  281. Amanda says:

    Drink wine and reeeeelax!

  282. Laura says:

    I would take my bff who is currently working her butt off to become an RN!

  283. Ana says:

    Wine, beach, and BBQing– what a great spot to do all three.

  284. DenB says:

    I would explore the desert.

  285. Mark says:

    Looks beautiful!

  286. Mercedes says:

    Relax on the beach

  287. Brittin says:

    Ohhh so many things! Relax, explore, go on photography adventures, beach and of course a couple winery trips!

  288. Kevin B says:

    This would be an awesome trip! I would eat well, sleep well, and take long walks on the beach and swim a little!

  289. John says:

    Haven’t been to Osoyoos in years since my wifes Nana passed away there. It would be amazing to go back and reminisce about all the great times we had, sitting, watching the sun set over the lake πŸ™‚

  290. Ana says:

    I would bring my mum with me – she deserves it!

  291. Rachel says:

    Can’t wait to check out everything Osoyoos… haven’t been there in almost 10 years!

  292. Karolina says:

    I would use the getaway to rekindle the romance with my husband!

  293. Megan says:

    I would take my best girlfriend and spend the weekend relaxing away from University and our work lives! I haven’t been to Osoyoos Lake but have always wanted to! πŸ™‚

  294. Angela Mitchell says:

    I would love to relax, go for some nice walks, eat at some nice restaurants, take some scenic drives.

  295. Janet says:

    Girls get-away to the sunny Okanagan!

  296. Jo Dee says:

    Relax, go for walks, go kayaking!

  297. Eileen says:

    Sitting by the water, reading & visiting some wineries

  298. katie borrett says:

    read a book and lounge in the muskoka chairs!

  299. Natalie says:

    Read a book for a change!

  300. Gabriella Schmidt says:

    This seems like a little piece of heaven. The Cottages at Osoyoos look beautiful. I would totally unplug and relax. I would bring a couple of books (yes, real books), my cross stitching projects, my hubby and just R-E-L-A-X. Thanks for the chance to win and dream about this fabulous get away.

  301. carol says:

    I would sleep a lot and go for lots of walks. The place looks absolutely beautiful.

  302. Kait says:

    I would love to enjoy the last remnants of summer enjoying the outdoors, fresh fruit and the beauty of Osoyoos. I am currently expecting and due in December so this would be the perfect getaway for my husband and I!

  303. Karen S says:

    Where to start?! Summer days like these mean long lazy strolls, relaxing with a glass of local wine or two and being grateful for winning such an amazing prize! haha!

  304. Lindsey M says:

    I would LOVE to relax in the hot Okanagan sun for a week!

  305. Chester says:

    Relax with my gf

  306. Jessica says:

    That place looks gorgeous!! I would explore.

  307. Jacqui says:

    I would love to take my parents for a well deserved vacation. Wake up go for a run, take a dip in the lake, tour the wineries, make a dinner with all the local ingredients from the markets and curl up with a good book!

  308. Jen says:

    Take the kids for some serious family fun times!! LOVE to win this. They look amazing.

  309. Cyndi says:

    relax by the water

  310. Bonnie says:

    Celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary with my husband.

  311. Teresa says:

    Relax!

  312. Riley says:

    Relax!

  313. Rob Hodkinson says:

    Sun, Sand, Relaxation and Wine

  314. Jen R says:

    I would enjoy some time playing in the lake with my husband and kids! They would all love it!

  315. Liz s says:

    We would celebrate our 22nd wedding anniversary by taking our son Oliver to Oliver πŸ™‚

  316. Joanne Denny says:

    Hang out with my family.

  317. Lauren Mulcahy says:

    So much golfing and wine tasting. My Anniversary is in September and this would be perfect!

  318. Kevin says:

    We would celebrate our anniversary, take our daughter to see extended relatives in the area, and enjoy some sun!

  319. Angela says:

    Enjoy the sun, fun, wineries, lake, and just some relaxing get-away time!

  320. Jennifer says:

    I would pack our beach cruisers and bike in the sun everyday, enjoy picnics, drink wine and swimming in the lake everyday.

  321. Nicole says:

    I would take my kids on a much needed getaway that we haven’t been able to do in years…hang out together, enjoy the sun and swim in the lake. It would be a week of creating fun memories.

  322. Karen Williams says:

    I would take my sister for a much needed r&r week as she has been going thru a very difficult time the last few months. Would be a great week for some fun and sisterly bonding time.

  323. Leona Edwards says:

    I would destress and am in such a need of a getaway. I love Osoyoos. Hope this enters me into contest πŸ™‚

  324. Deni says:

    We’d spend our 10 year anniversary there πŸ™‚ but probably bring the kids, too!

  325. Samantha S says:

    I would let my 2 daughters play in the sand as I read my fav blogger…Rebecca 604 & enjoy my 1st vaca of the year πŸ™‚

  326. Ron S says:

    Take my wife on the honeymoon we never had!

  327. Sunshine says:

    What would I do with a week in a cabin in Osoyoos? What all writers do–drink. Oh, and maybe write. I’d probably babble about the experience on my blog too.

  328. Barb says:

    Would love to visit and soak up the sun with my hubby, and visit our favorite wineries

  329. Tim says:

    Relax and enjoy being Funemployed

  330. Tammy says:

    wineries!!

  331. Sunshine G says:

    We’d actually get some R&R and teach our toddler how to swim!

  332. David says:

    Take a nice break from work and enjoy BC!

  333. CC says:

    I’d take my first kid free vacation πŸ™‚

  334. Steve says:

    I would make it a week long getaway with my wife. Reading, relaxing and drinking some wine.

  335. Tamara says:

    I would enjoy some lazy days with my husband, preschooler and baby: walking along the lake, visiting those wineries, and snuggling up with a good book in those Muskoka chairs outside the cottage.

  336. Jen says:

    This looks like such a wonderful family vacation! Lots of time together enjoying the sun and the sights. πŸ™‚

  337. Ka says:

    I’ll do water activities while soaking in the sun!

  338. Karen says:

    I would take my husband and have a relaxing week exploring the area. We love cooking and would enjoy the local ingredients and wineries.

  339. Zlata says:

    Swim!

  340. linda says:

    Dip & Sip!

  341. Laura says:

    Cycle wine country using the cottage as a base!

  342. Steve says:

    Uh,.. drink wine?

  343. Ann says:

    I would spread the word about The Cottages At Osoyoos Lake by writing about my experiences while staying there, and at the same time, I would get a break from my kitchen sink where I spend a lot of time.

  344. Hannah says:

    Winery tour!

  345. David B says:

    sleep read and eat mmmm

  346. Rjd1202015 says:

    Surf and turf, then chill out!

  347. fiona says:

    Bike touring and wine drinking!

  348. Amy says:

    Relax with some wine and explore with my dog!

  349. Colene says:

    A week away would involve reading, market shopping, wine drinking and plenty of unwinding!

  350. Chad Nehring says:

    I’d enjoy a week of sun on the beach with my girlfriend whom I just so happened to have met on an osoyoos beach

  351. Melissa says:

    Hike, read, sleep, eat fruit, drink wine!

  352. Robyn Nadine Balez says:

    Looks amazing! We would bring the paddle boards for sure!

  353. Joyce says:

    go as my honeymoon! we got married in March:)

  354. Karen says:

    I would eat like no tomorrow and enjoy the beautiful scenery!

  355. Relaxing with some wine, swimming, eating fresh fruit and enjoying myself.

  356. Wes says:

    Get some much needed R & R. Visit some wineries and spend time on the lake.

  357. Kay F says:

    With a week at the osoyoos, I’d get some R&R and unwind.

  358. Mike Lutke says:

    I’d be doing a whole lot of nothing πŸ˜‰

  359. Nikki says:

    I would take my parents for some R&R .

  360. Jessica T says:

    Oh my goodness…I’d spend the whole time reading outside! Well, and playing with my kids and hubby. But relaxation would be the key!!

  361. Megan says:

    I would spend the week playing with my toddler and relaxing with my newborn… Sun, sand and relaxation sounds like the perfect thing for September!

  362. Lael says:

    I would love to spend a week with my family in an area we’ve never had a chance to explore. The cottages look like the perfect place surrounded by lots of activities balanced by lots of relaxation.

  363. Trevor jones says:

    Been away from my girl because of work and could use some quality time with just the two of us.

  364. Lindsey says:

    LoVE Osoyoos!!!

    I would, in no particular order, drink wine, swim, bike, eat breakfast at Jojo’s, drink wine, hike, dance at the Sage & Sand, drink wine, and repeat. With so many amazing places to eat & drink in the area it’s impossible to list them all!

  365. Marina says:

    I’d visit with my sister & nephews! They are moving to Oliver in July and I’m going to miss them so much. This would be a great way to spend some time with them.

  366. Lisa says:

    REST AND RELAXATION!

  367. Jennifer says:

    My family & I would explore, as we have never been there. Relax, play some boardgames, go for a bike ride and enjoy the sunshine.

  368. shauna says:

    I would re-charge my “batteries” and enjoy my hubbie. OR take my 86 year old Mom and show her a good time : )

  369. Denise Morris says:

    My kids have never been to the Okanagan. I would pull them out of school for this and have some great family time.

  370. Stacy says:

    I would give it to my parents to get away together and fall in love again

  371. Cheryl says:

    Enjoy the view and sip on some wine.

  372. Laura says:

    I would take long walks on the beach with my family. We could use some r & r.

  373. Mary Anne says:

    I would be enjoying the view having a few glasses of local wine β™₯

  374. Lisa Wall says:

    I would relax and enjoy the down time.

  375. Sandra says:

    I would take my husband and 2 daughters (13 and 10)and enjoy all the great things to do in Osoyoos remembering all the great times that I had in Osoyoos with my family growing up! Swim, hike, visit the wineries, cook great dinners together, board games, lots of time at the lake, go for ice cream, buy local fruit and veggies, and just spend time together!

  376. Vicky says:

    Relax with my family and puppy, enjoy the view with tasty Okanagon wine, ciders and beer, bbq every night….enjoy a week in paradise….I would embrace every moment….beautiful getaway

  377. Aisha says:

    I would visit with my friends who live nearby and relax with my little girls.

  378. Michelle says:

    I would go with my best friend, sit back, relax, drink some wine and sangria, and enjoy the scenery!

  379. Neena says:

    Wine tastings, dining, hiking, swimming and relaxing

  380. Denise says:

    enjoy total relaxation

  381. Shawn says:

    Just like everyone else, I need a holiday too. :).

    I want to retire in Osoyoos! Awesome story!

    Good luck to all…I hope the winner truly appreciate and *respect* the beauty of this region.

  382. Annie says:

    Would love to unwind with my hubby and 3 munchkins. We need some time to unplug and relax! Plus we’ve never been to Osoyoos! πŸ™‚

  383. Debbie says:

    My boyfriend, I and my daughter would enjoy the beautiful lake and beach! Swimming, jet ski, playing in the sun and sand. A sandcastle would be pretty cool too! Hope we win πŸ™‚

  384. Kirsten says:

    What a dream holiday that would be! Whether with girlfriends, romantic getaway with husband, or with the whole family. The options are limitless and the possibilities for fun and relaxation so exciting.

  385. Heather says:

    I would take my two grandchildren and have tons of fun!

  386. Susan says:

    Family time on the lake would be wonderful!

  387. Alyssa G says:

    A much need vacation for my husband and myself at taste wine, wine and more wine!

  388. Farzana says:

    I would soak up the sun with family and friends, hit the beach and check out some patios and fb, instagram and tweet my adventures

  389. Insi says:

    I didn’t know Osoyoos meant “narrowing of the waters” in the local Okanagan language (Syilx’tsn) – per Wikipedia. It would be great to discover all that it has to offer with such a lovely prize! πŸ™‚

  390. Scott says:

    Would be great to take my wife there as a surprise for our 10th year wedding anniversary!

  391. Brenda says:

    I would love to surprise my husband with this for our 21st wedding anniversary in September.

  392. Erlinda Pal says:

    I would just relax and enjoy some down time with my kids and husband.

  393. Alex says:

    Soak up the sun, swim, relax, enjoy a glass of wine while watching the sun set, smores at a campfire.

  394. kahhlee says:

    Eat at the award winning restaurants and try out water activities!!!

  395. Maria says:

    Relax on the beach with my boyfriend whom I met in osoyoos

  396. Lindsay says:

    I would take my boyfriend and we would indulge in total relaxation by soaking up the sun, floating in the warm lake, reading a book, experiencing wine tours, and taking a mental break from our hectic city lives for the beach lifestyle.

  397. Andrea says:

    Enjoy so

  398. Diana Pringle says:

    I won, I won, pretty excited!! Thanks bunches!!

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