ABOUT US

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Who we are

Experience Naramata while enjoying the excellence of the Bench d’Or.

 

The Bench d’Or is a luxury log guesthouse located in the heart of the Naramata Bench – Canada’s most prestigious wine district in British Columbia.  The Naramata Bench is located on the east side of Okanagan Lake between Kelowna and Penticton.

 

Our name was inspired by the famous Cote d’Or wine region in the Burgundy District of France. Our elegant log guesthouse will take your breath away. The property is eclectic, with a casual European flair. The grounds slope gently towards the private pool with spectacular views of Okanagan Lake.

 

Formerly known as the acclaimed 5-star bed and breakfast, the Apple d’Or, the Bench d’Or offers 6,600 square feet of this log mansion in four spacious suites, including an upper level Penthouse.

Each suite is unique featuring custom elements such as private outdoor deck with BBQ, outdoor water feature, gas fireplace, kitchenette and ensuite bathroom. Free parking is available for guests. 

The common areas on the grounds include an outdoor heated salt water pool, hot tub, an indoor steam room, and 2 lakeview gazebos, one with a gas fire pit.

 

Continental breakfast is included with your stay, courtesy of the on-site Bench d'Or café, which will ensure you start your day with a delicious cup of coffee, along with freshly squeezed orange juice.

 

With over 50 wineries within 20kms, the choices can be daunting; our Guest Services Team is happy to help arrange wine tours for you during your stay. 

As a cycling-friendly property, tire pumps, spare tubes and basic repair tools are available for guests exploring the area on bike. Bring your own bike, or use one of our touring bikes, or e-bikes. If you want to explore the wineries by bike, or visit the Penticton Saturday morning Farmers' Market - the KVR Rail Trail will bring you straight into downtown Penticton. For the serious mountain bike enthusiast, the Bench d’Or sits directly across the road from some of the best mountain biking in BC. Check out the 3 Blind Mice Trail right across from the property!

Hotel Amenities
  • Continental Breakfast included with each night's stay

  • Bed frames handmade by Okanagan craftsman

  • Complimentary guest car parking (including Level 2 - 75 amp Electric Vehicle charger)

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

  • Air conditioning/heating

  • Cotton bathrobes

  • Board games

  • Hair dryers 

  • Iron & ironing board

  • Outdoor salt water pool with spectacular view of Okanagan Lake

  • Outdoor hot tub

  • Sauna

  • E-bikes and Touring bikes available

  • Hi-speed Zodiac water taxi from Kelowna Yacht Club to Naramata Yacht Club

  • Friday evening wine tasting by appointment