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An All-Encompassing Holiday Adventure At The Eldorado Resort in the Okanagan Valley

by | Oct 1, 2019

Lake Okanagan is known for its majestic beauty and stunning scenery. Venturing to this enchanted region of British Columbia is a dream destination. When you are looking for an all-encompassing resort right on the lake, the Eldorado Resort at Lake Okanagan should be at the top of your list.

A peaceful evening at the dock on Okanagan Lake at the Eldorado Resort in Kelowna, BC.

Comprised of 3 properties: Eldorado Hotel, Manteo, and Eldorado Marina, Eldorado Resort is owned by Argus Properties. Argus first purchased the Eldorado Resort, and then later purchased Manteo. They have merged both resorts under one single resort and named it Eldorado Resort.

A queen size bed in a guest room at the Eldorado Resort in Kelowna, BC.

The Eldorado Hotel has 52 rooms. Originally built in 1927, this historic building was originally located 3 miles down the lake, and in 1997, it was moved on a barge to its current location. It would re-open in 1998.

A guest room at the Eldorado Resort in Kelowna, BC.

The original building had a fire but was rebuilt using as much wood as possible from the original building. There are historic photos and memorabilia throughout the property, which pay tribute to its history as an important landmark and venue on the lake – from the swimming and rowing clubs to the Lady of the Lake competition. 

A clawfoot bathtub in a guest room at the Eldorado Resort in Kelowna, BC.

The restaurants at Eldorado Resort feature as much farm-to-table as possible. The Chef’s work with local farmers and producers to procure fresh, local ingredients for their seasonal inspired menus.

Dining dockside at the Eldorado Resort on Okanagan Lake in Kelowna, BC.

The whisky bar offers the whisky and scotch from around the world – take a Irish, Scottish, Canadian, American, or around-the-world whisky flight. The largest whisky bar in the Okanagan. Eat right on the lake – the closest restaurants on the lake, in Kelowna. 

The marina at Eldorado Resort in Kelowna, BC.

Eldorado Marina has power boats, kayaks, and paddle boards for rent. You do not need a boater’s license to rent and drive a boat. Proceeds from all boat rentals are donated to the Kelowna General Hospital. There are two gyms at Eldorado Resort, one at Manteo and one at the Eldorado Hotel. The gym at Manteo featured newer and more equipment, and the Eldorado Hotel gym features some cardio machines, free weights, and steam room. 

The outdoor pool at the Eldorado Resort in Kelowna, BC.

The Manteo Club House is open to all Eldorado Resort guests and features an indoor pool, outdoor pool (there are five pools at Eldorado Resort, including an adult-only pool at Manteo), hot tubs, water slide, air hockey, billiard table, foosball table, pharmacy, vending machines, and fitness center. 

Colorful chairs lined up overlooking Okanagan Lake at the Eldorado Resort in Kelowna, BC.

With some of the best Instagram photo opportunities in the area at the private beach, the wharf, Eldorado Hotel Rooftop, and the lakeside restaurant, you can’t go wrong with a stay at the fabulous Eldorado Resort. 

A view of the Eldorado Resort in Kelowna, BC.

Next time you visit the Okanagan, plan your stay at the incredible Eldorado Resort.

The Eldorado Resort in Kelowna, BC.

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Brian Webb

Brian Webb


Brian Webb is the founder and editor-in-chief of HomoCulture, a celebrated content creator, and winner of the prestigious Mr. Gay Canada – People’s Choice award.An avid traveler, Brian attends Pride events, festivals, street fairs, and LGBTQ friendly destinations through the HomoCulture Tour. He has developed a passion for discovering and sharing authentic lived experiences, educating about the LGBTQ community, and using both his photography and storytelling to produce inspiring content.Originally from the beautiful Okanagan Valley in the southern interior of British Columbia, Brian now lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. His personal interests include travel, photography, physical fitness, mixology, drag shows.

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