October 13th, 2012
What a glorious fall we have had at Veranda Beach, including the sale of 10 cottages!
Construction will take place in three Veranda Beach neighborhoods this winter. There is still time to order your new cottage for the Summer of 2013, however don’t delay. New cottage orders for the 2013 season will be accepted until November 1st. View our Veranda Beach Real Estate opportunities online and then give our Sales Specialist a call.
Your Veranda Beach adirondack chairs await!
September 19th, 2012
Fall is a pivotal season at Veranda Beach – a time of ripening, harvest and celebration.
Veranda’s Vineyard is plump with it’s annual bounty – the grapes turning a deep purple and the vine leaves edging into crimson, burgundy, and butterscotch shades. Sunlight shimmers through the prism of morning mist rising off the lake. Maple leaves along the beach trail deckle with gold.
Toast Fall’s arrival with Erik von Krosigk of Summerhilll Pyramid Winery during our Bubbles & Blues on the Beach event, Saturday, September 29th . Join us for a relaxed sunset evening on our private beach sipping and savoring six different Okanagan Sparkling Wines, paired with fresh oysters and caviar tapas, and the sounds of our local blues and jazz artist Tanya Lipscomb playing live on the beach!
Celebrate the harvest and join Veranda Beach Winemaker Katy Perry for a vineyard stroll and “Under the Okanogan Sun” picnic inspired by Tuscany on Saturday, October 6th from 12 – 3 pm. We’ll start with a casual vineyard stroll enjoying a little education on the skills of the grape grower. Then be seated with your fellow guests at our outdoor viewpoint pavilion and enjoy a 3 course rustic Italian inspired lunch, paired with 3 Tuscan style wines from boutique wineries of the South Okanagan. Experience the onset of fall and the changing colors of Washington’s Okanogan and British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley with awe inspiring views from your table along the length of Lake Osoyoos. After lunch take part in our fun Bocce tournament on our official Bocce courts and play for wine prizes and bragging rights!
Special weekend rates are available from $189 per night for a 2 bedroom cottage and for those interested in cottage ownership at Veranda Beach, we invite you to take a Wine Festival Test Drive.
Call our Veranda Beach reservations crew at 1-888-476-4001 to book a fall beach escape.
August 13th, 2012
The sky was filled with stars on August 11th at Veranda Beach, as was the events tent for the inaugural “Starry Night Gala” as Veranda Beach homeowners raised more than $20,000 for the Oroville Elementary School.
Oroville Elementary will receive a new playground and new computerized learning tools such as ipads, apps and software for the special education department. Our thanks to event organizers Kimberlea Pinette and Colleen Van Der Made for orchestrating a wonderful evening. August 11th, 2012 will always be remembered as a milestone in developing the community at Veranda Beach. But the $20,000 plus raised for the Oroville Elementary School trumps it all, a tremendous and lasting legacy of “A Starry Night” at Veranda Beach.
June 26th, 2012
Unlike other seasonal transitions, the arrival of Summer is a heralded celebration! Officially, the first day of Summer is June 21st – the longest day of the year! Ask anyone when the first day of Fall, Winter or Spring is and they may be hard pressed to tell you – however almost everyone can name the first day of Summer! Shortly thereafter is the eagerly anticipated last day of school for families, some having counted down from as far as twenty days to the true commencement of Summer holidays! And then it’s long weekend fun for the entire family with Canada Day and Independence Day Celebrations on July 1st and July 4th. It is now time for Summer at the Cottage and freedom – Veranda Beach style!
May 31st, 2012
Nikki’s story… My typical day starts out by waking up before the sun has even had a chance to peak over the horizon just so that I can send a few extra e-mails before it’s time to wake up my
children. Those few minutes in the morning are the calm before the storm as once my kids are up my day really starts rolling. Just as I’m about to close my computer I get an e-mail from Susan, my best friend from the second grade. I could tell this was important because she didn’t even bother with the usual courteous ‘Hello, long time no talk…’. Instead she jumped right into it, “June 8th-10th, You! Me! Julie! and Lee-Anne! We’re going to the Girl’s Getaway Weekend at Veranda Beach!
” Instantly I thought to myself, not a chance, between my family, my career and housework it’s hard to even find a moment in the day for myself never mind an entire weekend! Susan, who obviously knows me too well, knew it would take more convincing then that so she continued to tell me about the weekend. “I know what you’re thinking a whole weekend away… Not going to happen! Let me put it to you this way there are 365 days in a year and all I am asking is for you to take 2 1/2 of those 365 days for yourself. She did make a good point; I mean it is only 2 1/2 days I’m sure my family could manage without me.
I was just starting to think about it but my bags were by no means packed. She then went on to say, “I know I spoke to your voice of logic, now let me tell you about all the fun were going to get into! We’s start the trip off right with ice tea, beef jerky and Shania Twain en route to Veranda Beach, and then we’ll get into some wine. As soon as we get to Veranda Beach we get a welcome bottle of wine in our lakeside cottage and an invitation to a wine reception (when I talked to Julie on the phone this is where she instantly said YES!).
What a way to unwind on a Friday night, then on Saturday, the crew at Veranda Beach Resort has set up a healthy breakfast, followed by a energizing hike, or we can play a round of golf. (Susan knows I love to golf and rarely get time for it), or maybe try our hand at scrap-booking. She had me at golf. Saturday afternoon we can watch the poolside fashion show and shop at the boardwalk boutique as we sip on our complementary cocktails! As for the evening we have our choice of a wine pairing dinner at the Globe, the regular menu or could barbeque at our cottage and then take in a “chick-flick” by the pool. Sunday morning we will be partaking in the lakeside yoga as Lee-Anne has always wanted to try it. If I haven’t convinced you yet well I’m…I’m not sure but this is exactly what us girls need!”
She honestly had me convinced long ago, I can just imagine myself laying by the pool with no kids, no baseball, soccer or dance, no e-mails to check, no dinners to cook, no clothes to fold. My only worries would be friends, food, fashion and FUN! Plus I think I deserve a weekend with my girlfriends to refresh and replenish! Now I can hardly wait to catch up with the girls over a few glasses of wine!
May 16th, 2012
It’s long weekend time and Veranda Beach has plenty on the events calendar! Canadians celebrate first with Victoria Day on May 21st – and the Beach will definately be a happening May 18-21st! Gals pack your Poodle skirt and that ruby lipstick! Guys grab that BrylCreem, and Bowling Shirt, for the 4rd Annual Fabulous 50′s Sock Hop at Veranda Beach on May 19th! Stay in the ’50′s fun through the weekend and cruise on over to the Globe Diner for an old-fashioned Milk shake, Burger and Fries! What a weekend to experience Veranda Beach in all its glory and simple pleasures!
May 25-28th is the American long weekend with Memorial Day on Monday, and we’ll be celebrating in fine fashion with the return of Celtic Lobster Fest at the Beach!Don the attire of Kilts and dance scarves, and join in as Celtic song and dance fills the evening at Veranda Beach. Bring your appetite as you enjoy a feast of Lobsters, with all the trimmings, including the chardonnay and ice cold beer.
Check out our Veranda Beach Events Calender and Screamin’ Deals on right now including 3 Nights for the price of 2 for both the Canadian and American long weekends!
April 20th, 2012
Our Veranda Beach Crew is taking the Beach to Seattle and Vancouver next week. Well not the sand per se, nor the cottages, the vineyard or abundant amenities, amidst 300 days of sunshine a year, but a great slide show presentation on “What’s New at Veranda Beach” for 2012 and an outstanding offer to test drive “Life at the Beach”.
March 27th, 2012
Enthusiasm is building for Arbor Day festivities here at Veranda Beach. Veranda Beach cottage owners, families and guests are invited to come together to celebrate the natural beauty surrounding the Veranda Beach community. Join in on a fun filled day complete with tree plantings, activities and a celebration
potluck lunch for the whole family!
Agenda for the day:
9:00 – 10:00 WILDLIFE CENTERS & CRAFTS
10:00 – 11:15 TREE PLANTING WITH JOHN & TREE
KIESECKER OF PLAIN-N-SIMPLE, LLC.
11:30 -12:00 OFFICIAL RECYCLE CENTER LAUNCH
12:00 – 1:00 CELEBRATION LUNCH ~ POTLUCK & CHILI FEED
1:30–2:00 EASTER EGG HUNT WITH EASTER
Did you know that a tree that lives to be over 40 years old will have removed one
ton of carbon emissions from the atmosphere? Wow! Think what Veranda Beach
Cottage owners and guests will be doing for our environment by adding to the
trees that surround our community!
Download an Arbor Day Tree Order Form.
March 1st, 2012
Close to 100 anglers turned up for the 8th Annual Molson Ice Fishing Festival last weekend in Molson, WA. The day began with the community putting on a delicious pancake breakfast in the Grange Hall. Then it was off fishing to compete for hundreds of dollars in prizes on Molson Lake, which is just a mere 20 acres, and Sidley Lake, a bit larger at 100 acres but its depths only reach 12 feet. At 4pm everyone gathered back at the Grange Hall for the prize presentation. However, for the second year in a row no one had caught a single fish! So after a great Italian style dinner all of the participant’s tickets were put in a barrel and with a thunderous applause, one by one each of the prizes were drawn.
Now that’s a Fishing Derby! Don’t miss next year’s festival you might catch the first fish…in three years!
January 31st, 2012
With the dawn of a New Year, so came resolutions for many. Exercise more, stop smoking and eat healthier were undoubtedly popular choices with which are being grappled now some thirty days later. Our resolution… to live slower, and yes, we too have been challenged.
Veranda Beach was built to encourage living slow. The vision began by reminiscing events of the 1950’s – an age of innocence and simplicity. A time when Blackberries were just a fruit, children’s laughter echoed as they played with real sticks rather than joy sticks, and friends connected face to face rather than through facebook. Veranda Beach takes us back in time – a welcome reprieve from the pace of the 2010’s.
Living slow at Veranda Beach is easy when you are on vacation, with many becoming so completely relaxed they forget what day it is. Living slow amidst already busy reservation phones and preparations for the 2012 season requires a conscious effort.
Our keys to living slow amidst today’s pace… savoring your first cup of coffee, a daily walk along the beach and lakeside trail, lunch on the boardwalk rather than at our desk, having the entire family around the dinner table and doing what you love on the weekends!
Cheers to living slow in 2012!