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Predator Ridge Resort

8.9 | Very Good
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Resort located on two golf courses, features on-site restaurants, pool and hot tub

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as well appointed and well equipped with amenities
  • Many reviewers praised the quiet location and surrounding scenery
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their attentive service
  • Several guests found the golf courses to be well maintained
  • Several reviewers enjoyed the on-site pool and hot tub
Cons
  • A couple of guests thought that the prices for the off-site spa were expensive
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Apr 4, 2013
Overview
Situated on two championship golf courses, this property is ideal for guests looking for a golf resort experience.

This property is 100% smoke free and offers accommodations in the main lodge, private cottages and villas. All accommodations feature views of the golf course and include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, a TV and DVD player, an iron and ironing board and individual climate control.

Suites in the lodge include a full kitchen. One- and two-bedroom suites feature a separate living room with a fireplace, a sofabed and a bathroom with a jetted tub. Suites in the lodge are furnished with one queen bed, one king bed, two king beds, one king bed and one queen bed, or one king bed and two twin beds.

Cottages are configured to accommodate either four singles or a family of four. Each cottage includes a full kitchen, a fireplace, a private entrance and a private patio. One-, two- and three-bedroom villa accommodations are equipped with full kitchens, a private balcony with a BBQ, a living room with a fireplace and a sofabed. Villa bedrooms are furnished with one queen bed.

Free parking is available on site and pets are permitted in villa units and select cottages for an additional fee of $25 per night.

The on-site Range Restaurant serves dinner only on Friday and Saturday evenings. The on-site In The Cup Cafe and Market serves lighter meals, including pastries, deli sandwiches and soup, and is open from 7 am to 2 pm on weekdays and from 8 am to 3 pm on weekends.

Guests of this resort are able to access the The KurSpa at the neighbouring Sparkling Hill Resort, located 5 minutes away by car. This spa features saunas, steams, massages, mudwraps, facials, body scrubs and cold sauna treatments.

On-site amenities include a seasonal summer outdoor pool and hot tub, common BBQ areas, a fitness centre (with an indoor pool), a playground and meeting/banquet facilities. There are 36 holes of championship golf available. Tennis courts and a basketball net for resort guests are located 6 minutes away on foot on Mashie Crescent, just around the block from the fitness centre. In May 2013, the newly redesigned and updated on-site golf practice facility opens.

The Vernon Golf and Country Club is a 20-minute drive away, while the downtown area of Vernon is also about 20 minutes away by car. The downtown area features shops, restaurants and the Towne Theatre, a performing arts venue. The Village Green Mall is a 25-minute drive away. The Vernon Regional Airport (YVE) is about a 26-minute drive away. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on April 1, 2013: Pets are permitted in villa units and select cottages for an additional fee of $25 per night. Free Wi-Fi is available in all guest units.
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The Good
Among the reviews used for this analysis, many guests gave this property rave reviews and seemed to thoroughly enjoy their experience.

Many guests described their rooms as well appointed, luxurious and well equipped with amenities, such as jetted tubs, fireplaces and full kitchens. A few reviewers also added that their rooms were clean and comfortable.

The golf course setting of this hotel seemed to be a highlight for many guests who described the surrounding scenery as picturesque. Several guests also mentioned sighting deer from their rooms. Several reviewers, who played golf on site, found the courses well maintained. One guest described the golf courses as faultless.

The staff were frequently complimented for their attentive and professional service. A few guests mentioned that the staff went above and beyond to accommodate them, while one reviewer said that the front desk agents "went out of their way to make my stay unforgettable".

Several reviewers appreciated the on-site pool and hot tub facilities.

Several guests said that they enjoyed the food at the on-site restaurants, however, several reviewers had concerns about the meals they ate at the Range Restaurant (see below).
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The Bad
There were very few concerns or complaints found for this property, among the reviews sourced for this analysis. However, a couple of guests thought that the prices for the off-site spa were too expensive.

As mentioned above, several guests mentioned disappointing experiences at the on-site Range Restaurant. These reviewers found the menu prices expensive, given the food quality, and one reviewer found the wait staff unprofessional.
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Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 3.5 out of 5, with 75% of 4 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.com ranked this hotel #2 out of 18 properties in Vernon, with an average score of 4.5 out of 5, from 61 reviews.

The author called the hotel on April 1, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
Writing chose Tammy from the moment she could hold a pencil. The stories may have changed through the years, from creative fiction to television news reporting, but Tammy's passion for words (and fondness for pencils) continues on.
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Map Marker Predator Ridge Resort
301 Village Centre Place, Vernon, BC