Glenoka farmhouse Bed & Breakfast in the South Okanagan was built in 1905/1906 beside the old main road connecting Summerland to other fruit growing communities in the valley, north to Vernon and south to Osoyoos. Barges and paddle wheelers loaded their passengers and apples from dockside packinghouses just five minutes walk away, on Okanagan Lake, to be ferried to Penticton or Kelowna, then on to National markets by rail. Today Highway 97 is a kilometer to the west and trucks have replaced fruit laden barges. Today Okanagan Lake remains a beautiful BC vacation magnet for swimming, sailing, fishing and all kinds of lakeshore recreation.
If you are searching for accommodations in the South Okanagan, Penticton, Summerland, Peachland or Kelowna- stay at Glenoka.
Glenoka farmhouse B&B is sheltered by a huge Horse Chestnut tree, which shades the front verandah and the 2008 addition of two Bed and Breakfast guest rooms. Turn off Peach Orchard Road, into Switchback Road (at the Municipal campground) and at the Glenoka B&B sign, left into Beggs Street then right up our sweep of driveway and stop under the shade of the historic tree at our guest entrance. Welcome.
Our main floor suite, the Pear room, is wheelchair accessible and has a private screened porch. Upstairs, the Plum room has views of lake, orchard, fields and flower gardens. A buffet and served breakfast (Brian conducts this so well) starts about 8 am with coffee and tea and a choice of fruit, granola, yogurt and breads – followed by an egg and bacon dish (be aware that Elsa believes in ‘healthy’). We use our own, organic farm eggs, fruit and produce, whenever possible, and our coffee, dairy and deli goods are locally supplied.
Our objective is your happy holiday, business trip or family reunion. Our Okanagan accommodation has wireless internet, tour information and guest email. We will meet your bus in Summerland or your flight in Penticton. Stay at Glenoka for a balance of quiet, green, rural space and busy beaches, vineyards, golf, artists' studios and alfresco cafes. It’s inspiring.
Both Brian and Elsa's Grandparents were Okanagan pioneers. They invite you to share their five acres of orchard, veggie gardens, ponds and chickens. Have Sarah, their border collie, take you to visit the steers and marmots in the back paddock.