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My husband Darren and I sold our award winning heritage house on the North Shore of Vancouver and 'trail blazed' to Penticton. Here we bought a 10 acre view property on the mountain (East) above the city which we now call Grinch Ranch. The word Penticton is defined in the Okanagan language as "A place to live forever" and this is what we intend to do! I was born in Vancouver and lived there most of my life. Darren was born and raised on a farm in Saskatchewan and moved to Vancouver shortly after high school
We traded running on the Ambleside and Stanley Park Seawalls for the beautiful Kettle Valley Trails (KVR). We also left the lower mainland's rainy weather in exchange for long hot summers and cozy snowy winters
Penticton is a fast growing, wine focused urban community and it often reminds us of the 'Napa Valley' of B.C. Wine touring in the Okanagan Valley is our regular social activity. Huffington Post recently rated the Okanagan Valley as #1 of top 10 Wine Destinations around the World.
Our favorite local ski resort is Apex Mountain located 43 km from Grinch Ranch.
With family roots in Santa Barbara CA we wanted to pull a hint of Santa Barbara Wine Country's relaxed country feel to our guest wing