Perfect last summer getaway
Sponsored Content - Aug 08, 2022 - Think Local

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As the summer weeks wind down, your perfect quick getaway at Chute Lake Lodge awaits.

The lodge, which is located on the KVR Trail between directly between Kelowna and Penticton on the east side of Okanagan Lake, offers everything you could possibly want in the Okanagan.

It has a swimmable lake.

It has glamping opportunities right on said lake.

It has a restaurant featuring delicious, homegrown ingredients.

It has cabins if glamping is not your style.

It has a brand new bathhouse.

It has outdoor activities galore.

It has that refreshing mountain air.

The only other thing it needs now … is you.

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“It’s a short getaway,” general manager Patrick Braspenning says. “From Kelowna, if you take the old KVR, it’s a beautiful drive. You just have to adjust your speed. I wouldn’t necessarily recommend it for very low vehicles, but if you have a four-by-four it would be doable, and it’s a beautiful drive over the KVR with beautiful views over Kelowna.

“Otherwise, the alternative ride is through Penticton and Naramata. You drive past about 25 wineries, and that’s not necessarily a punishment either, right?”

Once you get to Chute Lake Lodge, the toughest part will be deciding what to do first. The lodge offers e-bikes, kayaks, paddleboards, canoes and motorboats for rent, as well as fishing tackle and lifejackets. There is also a dock for the kids to You don’t need to be staying overnight at the lodge to take advantage of the recreational opportunities, either.

You really should spend the night, however, because there are few better spots in the province. Its elevated location means overnight temperatures are perfectly comfortable, meaning you can snuggle up with that special someone under those warm blankets in your glamping tent—for less than $150 a night.

Chute Lake also spent the last year upgrading its bathroom facilities for those who perhaps thought the situation was a bit too rustic. The former bathhouse, which was as old as the lodge itself, has been replaced with a sparkling new facility featuring numerous showers and toilets. In addition, some of the cabins have been outfitted with their own three-piece bathrooms, eliminating that outdoor walk to the biffy in the middle of the night.

The washrooms are also more accessible, thanks in large part to accessibility advocate Bruce Cook, who featured Chute Lake Lodge recently on his show, By Hook or By Cook.

There are a few August dates available for those looking for one last summer getaway. People from all over the world come to the KVR Trail and stop in at Chute Lake Lodge.

Locals can enjoy it, too. It is, after all, located right in their big, beautiful backyard.

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