The Naramata Bench isn’t just a beautiful place to explore, it’s an incredible place to stay too. Enhance your trip to the Naramata Bench with a night or two beside the vineyards.
Not only are the views spectacular, but there’s the added convenience of being close to wineries, hiking/biking trails and Okanagan Lake.
There is a variety of accommodation available on the Naramata Bench, from B&Bs and guesthouses to motels, resorts and even winery accommodation.
This post will showcase some of the best accommodation options on the Naramata Bench, including within the village of Naramata. Use the index below to skip ahead to the Naramata Bench accommodation of your choice.
- Winery accommodation
- B&Bs, guest houses and inns
- Motels and resorts and inns
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Choosing Naramata Bench accommodation
When thinking about where to stay during your visit to the Naramata Bench, consider:
- Is wine tasting the sole focus of your trip? If yes, staying in Naramata or on the Naramata Bench is ideal for the ultimate wine touring experience. Imagine enjoying a glass of local wine on your own private patio overlooking beautiful Okanagan Lake and vineyards!
- How you plan to visit the Naramata Bench wineries? A driving tour can easily be started from anywhere in the Naramata area or Penticton. Cyclists and walkers will want to stay in the northern side of Penticton if not on the Naramata Bench itself. Wine tour buses pick up and drop off at the major hotels
- What kind of experience are you looking for? For the classic Okanagan summer experience, consider Sandy Beach Lodge & Resort in Naramata or head to Penticton. For a relaxing break away from the crowds with the possibility of breathtaking views, consider staying on the Naramata Bench itself
Something I think is important to note is that the Naramata Bench itself has limited restaurant and food options. There are no convenience stores between Penticton and Naramata.
Some of the winery restaurants have limited opening times in the evening due to license restrictions. Staying on the Naramata Bench itself is an incredible experience but it is a good idea to be aware of the available facilities ahead of time.
There is simply nothing better than opening a bottle of wine overlooking the vineyard that the grapes were sourced from. The following Naramata Bench accommodation options are all located on winery property, with tasting rooms just a short walk away.
The Inn at Therapy Vineyards
The Inn at Therapy Vineyards features five luxurious suites featuring high end features such as spa-lake bathrooms, wine fridges, king sized beds and granite countertops.
The suites are modern and spacious, with plenty of windows to take in the beautiful views outside. Each guest room has direct access to a deck or patio area.
Breakfast is included with every stay, served in the communal dining area. Outside, there is a huge hot tub and cosy fire pit area.
The Inn is less than 30 seconds walk from the Therapy’s tasting room, where guests receive free tastings plus a 10% discount on wine purchases. Therapy Vineyards itself is just around the corner from Naramata and about 20 minutes driving distance from Penticton.
D’Angelo Winery Guest House
Situated on a 27 acre property with stunning views of Okanagan Lake, the D’Angelo Winery Guest House is a ideal place to get away from it all. The three floor Guest House is surrounded by vineyards and features a three bedroom suite (which can also be rented as a two bedroom) as well as a number of smaller bachelor suites.
All of the suites are self contained, with full kitchens, private bathrooms and individual patios. There is shared use of a large (seasonal) in-ground pool, surrounded by sun loungers.
The property is just a short walk to the Kettle Valley Railway (KVR) Trail, which provides access to other wineries and plenty of opportunities for leisurely walks and bike rides. It’s even possible to walk to Penticton from here (about 4km, 50 minutes).
The D’Angelo Winery tasting room is located in the adjacent vineyard. Wine tasting here is free for all visitors but guests will enjoy being so close by! There is an Italian food truck parked at the winery at lunchtime during the summer.
Moraine Estate Winery Guest Suite
Moraine Winery has a spacious two bedroom guest suite located in the main wine shop building, just steps away from the tasting room. Only ten minutes drive from downtown Penticton, the suite offers the perfect base for touring the Naramata Bench or the southern Okanagan area in general.
Not only is the location exceptionally convenient, but it’s absolutely breathtaking too. Both the living area and master bedroom have huge floor to ceiling windows overlooking the surrounding vineyards, which are backdropped by Okanagan Lake and the mountains beyond.
Modern yet comfortably furnished, the suite has everything you need for a short or extended stay in the area. The full kitchen provides the flexibility to eat out at one of the local winery restaurants or cook in the suite.
Suite guests receive a complimentary bottle of wine, a tasting at the winery next door and 10% discount on wine purchases.
Four Shadows Vineyard and Winery Guest House
Four Shadows has a small private guest house named ‘Pinot Blanc.’ Separated from the tasting room by a gently sloping vineyard, the cottage looks out over the beautiful rolling landscape of the Naramata Bench as well as Okanagan Lake and the mountains beyond.
With one bedroom and one bathroom, Pinot Blanc is the ideal destination for a romantic getaway. The cottage is completely self contained with a full kitchen in the main living space. There is a lovely shaded deck with a BBQ, overlooking the vineyard and tasting room.
With Four Shadows being only minutes from downtown Penticton, this guest house offers exceptional convenience while still being very private and rural.
Wesbert Winery Guest Suites
Three beautiful guest suites sit on the second floor of Wesbert Winery, each with a private balcony overlooking the three acre working vineyard below. Okanagan Lake and Mount Nkwala form an impressive backdrop.
Upscale features include king size beds, separate baths and a complimentary continental breakfast. There are shared coffee making facilities and a small kitchenette in the communal area on the landing.
Wesbert’s wine tasting room is just down the stairs. If wine tasting is what you’re here for, there are as many as four other wineries within only 5-7 minutes walk – Hillside, Howling Bluff, Origin and Singletree. Many more can be accessed via the nearby KVR Trail.
Even though the winery is located right on Naramata Road, the guest suites are on the other side of the building and remain perfectly peaceful. Just around the corner is Three Mile Beach, which has a dog friendly section as well as a clothes optional side.
B&Bs, guest houses and inns
The most common type of accommodation found on the Naramata Bench is bed and breakfasts (B&Bs). This section features the best of Naramata Bench’s B&Bs, plus owner operated guest houses and a historic inn.
Bench d’Or is a spectacular log guesthouse property incorporating four spacious one-bedroom suites, each uniquely decorated and featuring custom elements such as jacuzzi tubs and gas fireplaces.
The Penthouse, located on the second floor, is the most luxurious, with a private sauna. The suites on the lower floor all have private garden patios, with access to a shared sauna.
Guests can also enjoy the property’s hot tub and salt water pool, as well as stunning Okanagan Lake views from the outside spaces. Breakfast is included with every stay at Bench d’Or.
This property is highly recommended online, with guests praising the attentive and welcoming nature of the owners. The Naramata Road location is also excellent, with easy accessibility to both Naramata (5 minutes drive) and Penticton (15 minutes).
Crooked Tree Guest Suites
Crooked Tree’s beyond the beaten path location close to Campbell Mountain guarantees seclusion as well as spectacular views across the Naramata Bench and Okanagan Lake. If you like sunsets, Crooked Tree should definitely be on your shortlist.
This guest house included three large self contained suites (Fir, Spruce and Pine), each with separate entrances, fully equipped kitchens, two decks, 1.5 bathrooms. Furnishings are modern yet comfortable.
Thoughtfully designed, Crooked Tree is the ideal destination for large groups of family or friends. Up to six people can stay in each suite, with the configuration of beds being relatively adaptable, with two sofa beds an inflatable available in addition to the two ‘real’ beds.
E’Laysa Guesthouse and Vineyard Retreat
E’Laysa Guesthouse offers the quintessential Naramata Bench experience – a night amongst the vines. This beautiful property is located on a four acre Gewürztraminer vineyard, run by owner Silke and family.
There are nine well kept guesthouse rooms, each individually decorated with a whimsical yet elegant theme. Amenities vary between rooms; jetted tubs in some, fireplaces and king sized beds in others. Breakfast is included with every stay and is currently served outside.
A separate two bedroom cottage in a secluded part of the property is ideal for couples or groups looking for more privacy.
Guests can enjoy outdoor patio areas with views of Okanagan Lake and the Naramata Bench. Silke also encourages guests to explore the vineyard.
The gorgeous 110+ year old Naramata Inn boasts twelve uniquely sized rooms, all tastefully renovated to combine period charm with modern comforts.
Each room has access to the Inn’s upper veranda, where views of Okanagan Lake and the surrounding mountains can be enjoyed.
In line with the Inn’s age, the rooms are on the small side. But this is more than made up with clawfoot tubs (soaker tubs in some rooms), luxe linens and heritage charm.
The Naramata Inn’s new owners are dedicated to providing a new style of ‘R&R&R.’ The third R stands for the on-site restaurant, which specialises in seasonal cuisine made with hyper-local ingredients.
Motels and resorts
There are no chain hotels to be found on the Naramata Bench! In this section, you’ll find renovated motels and a beachfront resort.
The Village Motel
Located in the heart of Naramata, the Village Motel is within walking distance to many local attractions, including Okanagan Lake. Wineries are just a short bike ride or drive up the hill.
This well kept property includes nine rooms (a mix of studios and suites) surrounding a pretty courtyard. This shared space is perfect for relaxing in the sun, after a long day wine touring or bike riding. The Village Motel has bike storage available.
Conveniently located next door is Just Baked, a cute take out coffee shop serving espresso coffee, steeped tea and juices as well as freshly baked cakes, bars and brownies.
Naramata Courtyard Suites
A renovated motel with a modern look, Naramata Courtyard Suites is situated in the center of Naramata. The beach is just a short walk away, as well as a number of Naramata restaurants and cafes.
There are eight units total, comprising of studio rooms and one/two bedroom suites. The latter have well equipped kitchenettes. There’s also a common courtyard outside with BBQs to use on sunny days, while enjoying a glass of wine (or two) from a local winery.
Naramata Courtyard Suites also has a comfortable guest house, perfect for larger groups. It sleeps up to eight guests and has a private BBQ area.
Please note that the suites are open seasonally, from the start of May to the start of October. The guest house is available to book year round.
Sandy Beach Lodge & Resort
The only Naramata accommodation of its kind, Sandy Beach Lodge & Resort has been resting on the shores of Okanagan Lake since the 1950’s.
Choose between simple, yet comfortable en-suite rooms in the main log lodge or spacious two-bedroom cottages located throughout the expansive property. Both offer beautiful views of the lake and access to resort facilities.
In addition to 400 feet of sandy beachfront, guests can enjoy an outdoor heated pool and hot tub, two tennis courts, basketball courts, table tennis, bocce and various water activities.
Travelling to Naramata with children? Sandy Beach is one of the most family friendly places to stay in Naramata. In addition to all of the facilities above, there are children’s play areas and guest laundry facilities. Playpens are also available on request.