The location of this charming historic village
encourages those travelers, who wish to escape from city living, to search
for Naramata vacation rentals. Nestled among the eastern shores and hills of Okanagan Lake, the
village of Naramata is situated in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, just
a short scenic drive from Penticton. Founded in 1907 by John Moore
Robinson, as a prime agricultural centre, Naramata celebrated its'
100th birthday in 2007.
In early years Naramata was also known as a
cultural centre, and paddlewheel boats regularly stopped at the local wharf
carrying passengers coming for concerts, plays, operas and regattas.
Robinson also built the California inspired Hotel Naramata more than 95 years
ago. Today, the hotel, now known as the Naramata Heritage Inn has been
refurbished and offers dining, Naramata vacation rentals and spa services.
The Naramata Heritage Museum, has exhibits displaying the early days in Naramata, of
interest to history buffs.
There are also many other Naramata vacation rentals to choose from including
beach homes, lakeview homes close to wineries, cottages and family rental homes.
Cottage industries thrive in Naramata and offer art studios,
local pottery, a lavender farm, antiques, metal and wood creations, designer
clothing to name a few. Surrounding Naramata are many cottage wineries
many offering wine tasting and restaurants with fine food. The charming
village has a community church, a pub, a few shops and several restaurants.
It is also the birthplace of the Naramata Community Choir, founded by Carol
McGibney in 1962.
Naramata vacation rentals also include many bed and breakfast establishments for
those who love to meet new people and learn more about the area from the locals.