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About Us

In 2016 we purchased 10 acres of mountaintop 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 being here full-time! 

I was born in North Vancouver and lived there most of my life. Darren was raised on a farm (cattle/grain) in Saskatchewan and moved to Vancouver shortly after high school. My background (17+Years) in Tourism & Marketing working in Vancouver/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 just 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 add a hint of Santa Barbara Wine Country's relaxed feel into our custom-built guest wing. We've been operating the guest wing as a Bed & Breakfast since June 2019!
We look forward to hosting you at Grinch Ranch!

Kara & Darren
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