Janine and Pat have endeavoured to add a bit of their personal touch to the natural beauty of the Okanagan by creating a "little piece of sunshine" just for you! Taking early retirement, and a leave of all they know and love about their life on British Columbia's west coast, Janine and Pat embarked on a new adventure - to build a new home in Penticton and realize their dream of opening a Bed and Breakfast, aptly named Brin de Soleil.
Brin de Soleil sits comfortably nestled on Campbell Mountain overlooking both Lake Skaha and Okanagan, just ten minutes outside of the city of Penticton. Swim, boat, water-ski, take a wine tour, hike the KVR trail, or just lay on the beach and enjoy the sunshine - it's all here for you to enjoy.
Since moving to Penticton, Janine and Pat have grown to love some of the local haunts and highly recommend them to all their guests. Here are just a few of their favourite places...
- The quaint boutique shops, restaurants, & galleries on Front Street.
- Walk the path along Okanagan Lake from the Marina to the S.S. Sicamous, old historic boat which has an on-board theater and museum.
- The Saturday morning market on Main Street in Penticton and Wednesday afternoon market in Naramata Village - a scenic drive on it's own!
- The Naramata Bench Wineries dotted along the scenic country road. There are 24 of them, all within a 2 - 20 minute drive of your suite.
- The historic Kettle Valley Railroad (KVR), or Trans Canada, Trail that meanders through the orchards and vineyards; walk or bike and stop for refreshments or lunch along the way at Hillside Winery. When you're visiting the KVR Trail be sure to stop at The Tunnel for great photo opportunities, and a spectacular view.
- Poplar Grove Cheese shop, The Bench, and Fibonacci's, for great coffees and goodies. Don't forget Il Vecchios for Italian delights.
Be sure to ask for directions, as you don't want to miss all that Penticton has to offer it's many out-of-town guests. So welcome, stay for awhile! You are sure to leave with wonderful memories, perhaps a case of award-winning Okanagan wine or beer, and that "little piece of sunshine" to carry you through till next year!