Forgotten Hill Bed & Breakfast

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Naramata, B.C


For a relatively short road, it’s been a long road

Returning guests who haven’t read this article are going to be in for a nice surprise: Cottonwood Lane has finally been paved. It didn’t happen quickly, not by a long shot. Let’s put this news in context. We purchased the property in October 2003, in the aftermath of the Okanagan Mountain fire. Hundreds of acres…

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A Brief History of Naramata

Naramata is a bit of an odd-sounding name for a village on the south-east edge of Okanagan Lake, isn’t it? In this region most towns are named after a founder, or a First Nations place name, Naramata sounds more like it should be in Japan. Indeed, there exists such a place, although it’s a dam…

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The Night sky at Forgotten Hill

Forgotten Hill is a great place to view the night sky. Most nights the sky is clear, the air is dry, and warm in the Summer. High up on the hillside, we benefit from little light pollution since the village is relatively dark, and the lights of Penticton and Summerland are sufficiently distant to have…

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Fighting The Coronavirus

Note: Although this information was provided at the beginning of the pandemic, in the Spring of 2020, the procedures described in this post remain in effect, and will likely become permanent. Moreover, until the end of the pandemic, for the safety of all, guests will be required to show proof of vaccination upon arrival. At…

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No Electricity? Big Problem.

We lost power for some hours, a few days ago. When we lose power here, at Cottonwood Estate and Forgotten Hill B&B, it has serious implications. It means not only do we not have electricity for lighting or cooking, we also lose our cordless phones, computers and the internet. Indeed, all we are left with…

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Trapped overnight with loads to eat, but nothing to drink.

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Out of the Ordinary

Living here, on this big property and so close to nature, we often get to see some of the interesting aspects of nature. But even by our standards, the 1st of June 2016 was memorable…

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Charging at Forgotten Hill

At Forgotten Hill we are green all over, literally. Just look around at the thousands of trees that live on our 148-acre (60 hectare) property. Whether Ponderosa Pines, White Pines, Cottonwoods, Quaking Aspens, or White Birch, they all love it here, as do visitors to the property. There is no doubt, Forgotten Hill at Cottonwood…

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Fight or Flight

We have a woodpecker that has been spending the “night hours”, all 14 of them at this time of the year, holding on to the stucco surface that is part of the end of the veranda by our kitchen…

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True Story

Risky pursuits for what should be a non-working day…

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