It happens to everyone - you plan this big trip that you look forward to for several months, and then you have to work twice as hard in the days leading up to your departure to make sure you can leave everything behind. Add in the stress of security and baggage claims, and by the time you finally arrive, it’s harder to relax than if you had just stayed home.
Say hello to the Summerland Staycation, or maybe you prefer to call it a “Hollistay”. Here’s why staying close to home can feel like a world away:
Picture your itinerary for the easiest getaway you’ve ever booked:
Friday 4:00 pm: Get on the Road
You wrap up your week at the office, turn on your vacation responder and head home. Get the dog all taken care of, throw on some comfy clothes, and put the suitcases in the trunk. Next step - the open road, cruising down the highway while listening to your favourite tunes. The getaway is NOW!
6:00-8:00 pm: Arrive and Enjoy the Evening
You walk into your beautiful condo-style suite, take in the sunset glow across the lake and pour yourself a glass of Okanagan wine. Sit by the cozy fireplace and unwind from the drive. Put your feet up! The evening is yours to enjoy.
Saturday 9:00 am: Wake Up Slow
After a great sleep in a super comfy bed, you wake up slowly with a stunning sunrise reflecting off the water and rolling hills across the valley. You’re rested and ready to enjoy your day in Summerland, so you head over to fill up on a feel-good smoothie and delicious breakfast at the Bistro - omelet, anyone?
10:00 am: What Moves You?
Time for whatever moves you; a walk on the boardwalk, an invigorating workout in the fitness centre or taking in the gorgeous 360° Okanagan lake views from the dock.
11:00 am: Local Discoveries
Time to head out to explore! Take-along sandwiches and snacks are easy to grab from the Bistro on your way out for whatever activity you have in mind. Or if meandering along Mainstreet is more your style, you’ll love all the unique shops in downtown Summerland.
Download the Bistro Menu
2:00 pm Wine Time
A self drive wine tour up Bottleneck Drive (with a tasting or two!) is a MUST during your weekend getaway. There’s a new favourite Okanagan wine, beer, or cider with your name on it!
4:00 pm Personal Pampering
It’s time for your Coconut Body Scrub or Gentleman’s Retreat appointment at iKhaya Day Spa. This may just be the best part of your trip! You don your resort robes and indulge in a calming spa atmosphere that fills up all your senses and launches you into ultimate rejuvenation.
6:30 pm Dinner Time
Just when you thought things could not get any better, Shaughnessy’s Cove, knocks your savoury socks off with their signature Cove Margarita paired with a tasty entrée.
9:00 pm Hot Tub Time
An evening soak in the hot tub with gorgeous views of the lake just seals the deal!
Can you believe you still have another day in this place? We’ll leave Sunday up to you. There’s no need to rush away.
Here is what makes this getaway even easier:
SWR has package experiences with discounts and extra goodies designed to level up your getaway. Refresh your mind, body and soul with our Restart Retreat to kick off the year, a romantic Valentine’s getaway in February, or Stay in Your Comfort Zone getaway through the end of April. View the packages here.
Whatever way you choose to spend the time, your full weekend of relaxation at Summerland Waterfront Resort & Spa awaits. You’re invited to book a ‘staycation’ to immerse yourself in the beauty of the Okanagan without any added stress of traveling far away. We’re just down the road but we feel like a world away.