We have stayed at Spirit Ridge, an Hyatt Unbound Collection Hotel in Osoyoos about 5 times now. During our first stay, the hotel was still independent and we had a mixed experience but our stays have improved throughout the years and we feel even more compelled to stay now that it’s part of Hyatt. In this post, we share a brief overview of the resort and share some photos of a renovated room.

The Location/Area:

Osoyoos is a about a 1 hour drive from Penticton, about 20 minutes from Oliver, and about 30 minutes from Cawston (Similkameen valley). The Osoyoos area has a large lake for recreation, wineries for wine tastings, golf courses, and some restaurants. The hotel is located walking distance to the Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre, Nk’Mip Cellars is on site (great wines, so make sure to book a tasting!) and you can book horseback riding tours. We do appreciate staying here but miss having access to all the things Penticton offers.

Guests who stay at Spirit Ridge have access to the amenities on the resort as well as other activities in the area.

The Resort:

This is a medium-large sized resort with 226 rooms (condos, suites, and villas). Spirit Ridge is good for both families and adults-only trips. The large rooms are condo-style and come equipped with kitchens and ensuite laundry facilities.

With a spa, steam room, 2 pools (1 for adults only), 2 fitness centers, Nk’Mip winery/cellars onsite, a restaurant and other dining options, Desert Cultural center museum onsite and shuttle to the beach for lake access, this full-service resort is very convenient, relaxing, and offers lots of activities to stay busy.  There are also a few fruit stands and wineries down the road, so in theory, you could get by without a car here if you want to walk. Guests can use cash or World of Hyatt points to pay for their stay.

Our Experience:

We really enjoyed our last stay and can appreciate the enhancements to both service and the property.

We booked a One-Bedroom Corner Condo with King Bed (plus pullout bed) because it was one of the renovated rooms. The lobby is being renovated and so check-in was in another location.

We were greeted to our room with a hand-written note by the General Manager thanking us for our loyalty. Our first impressions of the room really impressed us too; the decor and color scheme was light and really brightened up the room and gave it a polished look.

We were also pleasantly surprised by the large outdoor soaker tub that was perfect to cool down when the pool was too busy.

Spirit Ridge provides toiletries from Mother Earth Essentials, a Canadian owned Indigenous company that creates luxurious bath & beauty products from natural ingredients and traditional recipes. We really like the toiletries and hope that one day they will sell them in a gift shop at the resort so that we can buy some to take home!

Another enhancement is the renovation of the new restaurant onsite, The Bear, The Fish, The Root & The Berry. The restaurant serves up modern vineyard cuisine inspired by their Indigenous roots using ingredients that the land has to offer.

  • Spirit Ridge at NK'MIP Osoyoos: Renovated room
  • Spirit Ridge at NK'MIP Osoyoos: Renovated room
  • Spirit Ridge at NK'MIP Osoyoos: Renovated room
  • Spirit Ridge at NK'MIP Osoyoos: Renovated room
  • Max enjoying the outdoor bath in a One-Bedroom Corner Condo with King Bed (plus pullout bed) at Spirit Ridge Resort in Osoyoos
  • Renovated Room at Spirit Ridge Resort
  • Spirit Ridge - Unrenovated room
  • Spirit Ridge - Unrenovated room
  • Spirit Ridge - Unrenovated room

Summary:

Spirit Ridge Resort is a great place to stay to relax or as a home-base to explore the area. Since our first negative experience of staying in a ground floor room by the busy road into the resort, we’ve booked different room types to improve our enjoyment of our stays. We also appreciate and commend the resort for investing in a renovation and offering quality service to guests. Due to the heft price tag in the summer, we consider it a great place to use our Hyatt points to help make the stay more affordable.

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