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A new chapter begins for B.C.'s historic Naramata Inn

The 1908 property in the Okanagan now has some prominent Vancouverites as owners
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Photo courtesy Naramata Inn

Since the Naramata Inn opened in 1908, it has been a private home, a hotel, a girls school and now the Okanagan valley’s most stylish boutique inn.

Under new management, the Inn is now owned and operated by four veterans of the hospitality industry, including some prominent Vancouverites: chef Ned Bell, communications specialist Kate Colley, designer Maria Wiesner and retired A&W Canada CEO Paul Hollands.

The mission-style property was built by John Moore Robinson, one of the pioneers of the Okanagan fruit industry. Today it features 12 mission-style guest rooms on the scenic eastern shore of Okanagan Lake, just a cork’s toss from the more than three dozen wineries of the Naramata Bench. Although the rooms have retained their vintage charm, they’ve been updated with all the modern comforts and amenities.

The inn opened on June 5, and a restaurant has just followed, celebrating the best of local wine and produce. We can hardly wait.

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