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Summer is here. Do you have a little getaway booked to mark the 2022 season?  If not, it’s never too late to reserve Sparkling Hill for a bit of well-deserved “me time.”

Days at the beach with the kids can be good. And spending time with friends at the cabin is nice. However, your fun is dependent on the weather being sunny. And let’s face it, making sure everyone else is having a good time is hardly a restful vacation for you.

At Sparkling Hill, we think you deserve a summer break that’s all your own! No kids. No hassles. No worries.

Countless visitors travel to the Okanagan each summer. However, the area’s more discerning grownups know the best spot to go, and it’s just up the hill in Vernon, B.C.  

The Top 5 Luxurious Ways to Stay Cool at Our Resort

Sparkling Hill is the preferred retreat for those looking to pamper themselves, rain or shine. But if the weather is nice, it’s the perfect place to be.

If you’re not familiar with B.C.’s Okanagan region, the summers can be hot. But you’ll quickly find relief the moment you enter our air-conditioned resort. And that’s not all!

Everywhere you look in Sparkling Hill, you’ll gaze upon Austrian Swarovski Crystals. Sparkling Hill’s icy-cool aesthetic is just one of many features that distinguish our airy mountain retreat from all other spas.  

With Sparkling Hill’s 4 diamond accommodations and European-influenced health and wellness amenities, there is no shortage of luxurious options for cooling down.

1) Indulge in an Exhilarating Dip

If the weather is hot, your first stop should be our outdoor infinity pool.

Chill at your leisure while soaking in the views of Okanagan Lake. It’s an effortless way to dive in and immerse yourself in the Sparkling Hill lifestyle. 

We also offer an indoor serenity pool for guests who prefer to stay out of the sun. Kick off your footwear and float your stress away. Everything from the atmospheric music (played through the water) to the Swarovski crystals overhead will help you relax and recenter your energy.

If hydrotherapy is a preferred part of your wellness plan, you’ll want to inquire about our hot/ cold Kneipp Hydrotherapy, too.

2) Shower Away Stress

If pools aren’t your thing, Sparkling Hill has six Experience Showers to keep you refreshed between activities.  

When the weather is dry and hot, there is nothing like a contained rainstorm (with accompanying lighting and scented options) to rinse away the heat. It’s an unforgettable cleanse for eliminating the sweat and any pent-up tension.

Our water amenities aren’t just for cooling down. Each provides a complete sensory experience that will leave you feeling relaxed and ready for the day.

3) Visit Our Igloo

KurSpa’s designated Igloo Room provides the ultimate break from the summer heat. Our indoor igloo features a peppermint fragrance and glacial atmosphere. Five to 10 minutes inside is all it takes to replenish the body and spirit.

As anyone used to cold climates will tell you, there is something exhilarating about those first frosty breaths you take into your lungs on a cold winter day. Sparkling Hill has adopted the Swedish traditions of the hot and cold spa techniques.

Time spent “chilling out” benefits your muscles, joints, and mental acuity. It’s an excellent way to cool down after a hike around our property or any other fitness activity you choose.

4) Step Into Our Cryo Cold Chamber

If you wish to take your cold therapy to the next level, Sparkling Hill is pleased to offer our advanced cryo cold chamber. Try an introductory session or book yourself for ongoing treatments. A health professional will monitor you as you step inside, wearing only light protective clothing.

How cold does it get?

Your body will experience a dry cold of -110°C for 3-minutes. The process increases your heart rate and metabolism and is recommended for people with sore muscles and inflammation. After stepping out, guests report feeling a euphoric energy surge lasting several hours.

5) Have a Drink in Hand

When the sun is out, nothing beats a frosty afternoon bevy in hand on the Fireside Lounge & Terrace patio.

Whether you prefer a Sun Kissed Pinot Gris or a Blueberry Lemonade, our job is to deliver the beverage you crave. Sit back and savour every sip along with the landscape views of the beautiful Okanagan. Enjoy that delicious refreshment from our patio, inside the restaurant, or from the privacy of your own room. The choice is yours!

For a lot of people, the hottest season is only memorable for the sunburns, lineup fatigue, and the time spent fighting for the best spots on the beach.

Think of Sparkling Hill as the alternative. It’s your much-needed break from the typical summer vacation.

Book your summer “me time” today.