Watermark Beach Resort Osoyoos – This Summer
The Watermark Beach Resort in Osoyoos is offering a collection of new packages and experiences this summer to tempt vacationers for some fun in the sun:
Growing Green: Young Organic Farmers Camps
Weeklong Organic Farmers camps at Covert Farms involve hands on activities aimed at educating children on the principles, practices, and procedures in growing chemical-free food. Kids aged 7–14 years will be planting and seeding, whilst learning about good and bad bugs, and getting to taste the fruit of their labors – literally. Throw in a few pool parties, photography classes, hikes, and a corn maze and you have a week of farming fun. The camps run Monday to Friday, 9 – 4pm, and the cost is $190 plus tax. Camps are bookable through Watermark Beach Resort, a great base for the adults to play whilst the kids earn their keep. Young Farmers 1: July 16 – 20, 2012 and August 20 – 24, 2012, and Young Farmers 2: July 23 – 27, 2012, and August 13 – 17, 2012.
Announcing Jonas Stadtlander at Watermark’s New Executive Chef
Chef Stadtländer will be at the helm of the Wine Bar & Patio. Jonas brings a combination of passion and experience to his new role leading the culinary team. He has acquired a wealth of experience at top restaurants in Japan, Germany, Australia, and Canada. His time at Germany’s Wielandshöhe restaurant and L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon in Tokyo gave him an appreciation for varied culinary and cultural traditions. His father is well-known chef Michael Stadtländer, and his family operates a mixed farm in rural Ontario that embodies the field-to-table approach. Jonas is excited about his new position at the Watermark, saying that “cooking in the South Okanagan is a dream for a chef” because of the region’s amazing abundance of premium ingredients.
Hyper-local: 1.6-Mile Dinner at Orofino featuring Joy Road Catering, July 28
This unique event celebrates the beauty of the Similkameen Valley in all her forms. The evening of July 28, 2012 will consist of a five-course meal using only the best foods provided by artisan producers from within a 1.6-mile radius of the award-winning Orofino Winery in Cawston. Served amongst the vines, Chefs Cameron Smith and Dana Ewart, owners of the highly regarded Joy Road Catering Company, will expertly craft each course. Delectable surprises, unique produce and world-class flavours will be paired with Orofino’s finest wines. Tickets for the event are priced at $140. Accommodation at the Watermark Beach Resort is available starting at $209 per person. For more information, visit www.orofinovineyards.com or www.joyroadcatering.com
The Ultimate Ladies Golf Getaway
Watermark Beach Resort have partnered with the Desert Golf Academy to put together an impressive value-priced golfing package for ladies looking to improve their game this summer. Guests are invited to 4-hours of instruction before heading out for 9 holes of on-course teaching and competing in a 9-hole Scramble Tournament. All green fees and a golf cart are included. The package also consists of a 2-night stay at the Watermark Beach Resort with breakfast, lunches, and welcome cocktail. Prices start at $499 per person, with a four-person minimum, and are available on select weekends in July & September.
Organic Delivery at your Service
Some see grocery shopping as a domestic chore, however at Covert Farms, set in 600 acres at the foot of McIntyre Bluff, it is certainly not the case. Guests at Watermark Beach Resort can get their seasonal organic bounty delivered right to their suite for their arrival, or head there themselves to pick their own. Children love the play area, gardens and vegetable patches, and for the adults within the country market wine lovers will find organically-grown wine and delectable menu featuring the farm’s bounty. To organize your own organic delivery, simply mention it upon booking at the Watermark Beach Resort or reserve online when you make your reservation.
The Vino & Vinyasa Retreat
Running this September 14–16, 2012, the Watermark Beach Resort will be hosting a yoga retreat with a difference. The luxury 3-day and 2-night package includes all breakfasts, dinners, a winery lunch and tour, and three yoga detox classes with Laura Martini, a yoga alliance approved instructor. Prices start at $499 per person, plus tax. For more information or reservations, email email@example.com or call 250-859-8724. Visit www.martiniyoga.ca. for more details.
Located 396 kilometres (246 miles) from Vancouver or 457 kilometers (284 miles) from Seattle and accessible via either Kelowna International Airport or Penticton Airport, Osoyoos boasts Canada’s driest climate with the lowest rainfall and highest temperatures in the country. Getaway, runaway, escape to Watermark Beach Resort in Osoyoos and discover all the region has to offer, from world-class wineries to breath-taking championship golf courses. Immerse yourself in spectacular amenities that will quench your thirst for healthy self-indulgence. Watermark Beach Resort defines luxury in the South Okanagan, featuring extraordinary suites with gourmet kitchens, an award-winning Wine Bar, swimming pool, hot tubs, waterslide, on-site spa and yoga/ Pilates studio, kids club and more! All nestled against the shores of Canada’s warmest lake.