February 27, 2012

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The Desert Gem RV Resort, in Oliver, B.C., is fast establishing itself as a central hub of the Okanagan and offers Snowbirds an excellent excuse to stick around through the winter months.

The Desert Gem is open all year and conveniently located downtown within walking distance of great dining and shopping facilities. Their deluxe accommodations will provide a perfect home base for travelers visiting the Beautiful South Okanagan Valley.

Site Features and Amenities: Paved sites provide a fresh, clean venue with full hook-ups and cable. You’ll find 50/30/15 amp service and instant phone access at every site. And yes, the resort is “Big Rig” friendly with roomy pull-thrus to make manoeuvring easy.

Comfort and Entertainment: The fireplace in the TV guest lounge will keep you warm on chilly winter nights while you play cards, watch your favourite show, or surf the internet with WiFi that is accessible throughout the Resort.

Wineries and Orchards: Oliver is the wine capital of Canada and boasts some of the best grape growing land in the province. There are more than a dozen reputable wineries in the area including several along the famous “Golden Mile”.

Wineries in the area include: Silver Sage Winery, Burrowing Owl Vineyard, Black Hills Estate Winery, Carriage House Wines, Desert Hills Winery, Fairview Cellars, Golden Beaver, Golden Mile Cellars, and Vincor International (which include - Jackson- Triggs, Sawmill Creek, Inniskillin, Sumac Ridge Estate and Hawthorne Mountain Vineyards). While you’re here we recommend contacting www. desertcountrywinetours.com to set up a personalized tour.

Area Golf Courses: Desert Gem offers golf discounts to avid golfers choosing to stay on while they explore the respectable greens the valley has to offer. Inkameep Canyon Desert Golf Course, Fairview Mountain Golf Club, St. Andrews by the Lake, Osoyoos Golf and Country Club, Twin Lakes and a few others, are all within a short drive away.

Events & Festivals

• Oliver Half Ironman Marathon

• Tinhorn Creek Winery Summer Outdoor Concerts

• Festival of The Tomato(Every Sept)

• Festival of The Grape (Every Sept or Oct)

• Spring and Fall Wine Festivals

For more information visit www.desertgemrv.com or call (888) 925-9966

February 27, 2012