About Us

In 2016 we purchased 10 acres of mountain top view property on the mountain (East) above the City of Penticton as a weekend getaway from our home on Vancouver's North Shore
 
Not long after, we couldn't resist living here full-time! 

I was born in Vancouver and lived there most of my life. Darren was raised on a farm (beef and grain) in Saskatchewan and moved to Vancouver shortly after high school. My background is in Tourism & Marketing working in Vancouver for Whistler Blackcomb
 
We traded running on the Ambleside & Stanley Park seawalls for the Kettle Valley Railway (KVR) trails. Leaving behind the lower mainland's rainy weather in exchange for long hot summers and cozy snowy winters in BC's wine country

We miss skiing/snowboarding at Whistler but LOVE 'Champagne Powder' at Apex Mountain Resort located 43 km from Grinch Ranch

Penticton is a fast-growing, wine-focused urban community and it often reminds us of Napa Valley. Wine touring in the Okanagan Valley is our regular social activity
 
With family roots in Santa Barbara CA, we wanted to pull a hint of Santa Barbara's Wine Country/relaxed feel into our custom-built guest wing that has been in operation as a Bed & Breakfast since June 2019
 
We look forward to hosting you at Grinch Ranch!

Cheers,
Kara & Darren

 
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