Vernon Guest House
With heritage features and new furnishings, the Vernon Guest House is a cozy home-away-from-home. It currently offers two en-suite rooms — the Kalamalka Room and the Okanagan Room — and is expanding to offer more accommodations. This comfortable and charming house also offers guests full access to a living room, complete with a fireplace and iPod music system, as well as a BBQ and fully stocked kitchen.
About the hostess
Trudy Ames, the hostess, resides on the upper floor. Her work takes her on journeys often, so there are times when she is at home, or away exploring. She is inspired by amazing people and fantastic conversations — and is happy to be in her own space doing what matters to her.
About the area
The guest house offers free parking and is ideally located a quick walk away from 30 Avenue, which boasts a lively restaurant scene and the Town Theater.
Vernon Guest House expansion
Plans for upgrades — including expansion and additional private suites — are underway at the house. The work will not impact your stay because it is happening on the level below the currently available rooms. The first suite became available in the Fall of 2017. Our first fully private 1 bedroom suite. The Ellison Suite is equipped with its own kitchen, full bathroom with tub and laundry. The kitchen is stocked with small appliances, spices, tea, coffee, filters, and several staples to support your stay.
The house took on a new shape in the summer of 2018 with a new addition on the back of the house and a whole new secondfloor. We removed the old roof and walls and rebuilt. The house now has a modern roof line and lots of windows. The siding will be installed in the summer of 2019. It does look a little naked for sure but inside, the main floor is very close to what it is was. A few changes. We lost the fireplace when we raised the house. That and a door way to Kal room was moved to allow for a new support post.
So what’s left? The completion of the new addition is under way. This will add approx 300 sq feet to the main floor. Off the new addition will be a deck. That will fit in to the corner you see on the picture below and will be accessed from the main floor off the kitchen. The floor above, hosts space, will also have a deck. We are super excited about the decks. Space to sit and enjoy the sun or the moon, what ever your preference.