The snow is falling, the ice is forming on the lake, and the fires are now able to crackle.
Winter at Chute Lake Lodge is exactly what it sounds like.
“It's a winter wonderland,” Chute Lake Lodge general manager Patrick Braspenning says. “I'm looking at the snow today, the trees are covered in snow, the lake is is beautiful … yeah, it’s impressive.”
The holidays are a great time to get away for a couple of days, and Chute Lake Lodge, which is nestled in the mountains above Naramata Bench and Okanagan Provincial Park, is the perfect spot to get out of the hustle and bustle, and connect with nature.
It’s also a great place to enjoy a scrumptious dinner and a beautiful beverage or two on a quiet night with the snow falling outside. Chute Lake has paired with area businesses to create paired dinners every other Sunday or so until the end of February.
The first paired dinner will take place this Sunday, Dec. 19, with Bad Tattoo Brewery. It begins at 6 o’clock, and you can add a lodge room stay for just $75 plus tax so you don’t have to worry about driving.
The rest of the Sunday night dinner pairing lineup includes La Frenz Winery (Jan. 9), Legend Distilling (Jan. 23), Neighbourhood Brewing (Jan. 30), La Petite Abeille (Feb. 13) and Daydreamer Wines (Feb. 27).
“It’s done on a very small on small scale, where there’s a lot of time and opportunity to talk to the wine or beer makers,” Braspenning says.
Then on Monday morning you can take your time getting up and enjoy a beautiful winter day in the mountains. The outdoor ice rink is up and running next to the lodge, and those who strap on the skates will be asked for a donation, which will be forwarded to the South Okanagan Women in Need Society. Snowshoe rentals are back, and it’s only $10 for three hours. There are plenty of adventures to be had.
And once you’re done your outdoor activities, you can hop into the wood burning sauna to warm yourself up.
“It’s a nice time to be around here,” Braspenning says, adding the road from Naramata is maintained and in fantastic shape.
There are still romantic getaway packages available for the upcoming holiday season, which include charcuterie boards and saunas, and the Chute Lake Lodge restaurant will be open during the following dates and times:
• Dec. 20-23: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
• Dec. 24: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
• Dec. 25 to Jan. 1: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
More information about Chute Lake Lodge and its offerings this holiday season can be found here.
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