Schell: Naramata Heritage Inn gets attention from new owners

Built in 1908, the Naramata Heritage Inn and Spa has new owners.

The patio at the Naramata Heritage Inn and Spa is a great place to relax and enjoy wonderful local cuisine and wines.

Imagine ending a long wonderful day of wine touring by checking into the romance of a country inn nestled in the middle of one of our most spectacular wine regions.

Built in 1908, the Naramata Heritage Inn and Spa has been lovingly restored, making sure to unveil every charm that is steeped deep within its walls. This beautiful 12-room inn offers both a dining room as well as the Cobblestone Wine Bar, with a patio for a more casual eating experience.  There is also a fabulous in-house, full service Aveda Concept Spa.

Recently purchased by well-known local realtor and businessman Julius Bloomfield and his wife Toni, the neighbourhood is buzzing with anticipation as to their plans for the inn.

Julius says “we are planning to keep the Cobblestone as a fine dining experience and expand it with a tapas and wine bar theme. We plan to open up the dining room as a family dining style bistro.”

Fine-tuning the menus to make the cuisine more locally focused, he says “all of our food will have an organic slant with a focus on a 100-mile diet. The rooms will maintain their period charm and we will be offering a more cost effective accommodation at the Naramata Courtyard Suites.

“We will be keeping the spa and will expand the service with a hair salon.”

The Bloomfield’s are thrilled with their new acquisition and look forward to lovingly injecting this landmark with a little bit of a makeover.

Originally from Britain, Julius immigrated to B.C. in 1988 and quickly became involved in the business community through his ownership of hospitality and real estate businesses.

Today he is a realtor, vice-president of the Downtown Penticton Association—the business improvement association for Penticton—a political pundit, environmentalist and equestrian.

He currently lives his life true to his green principles in Naramata with Toni in their straw bale, off the grid, solar-powered house along with a variety of dogs, cats and horses.

Both are avid runners and fully embrace the luxury of living in one of the most beautiful wine regions in the world.

 

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