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Come visit us in British Columbia 's spectacular OkanaganValley. The beautiful town of Osoyoos is the site of the 

Observatory B&B

Jack and Alice Newton invite you to share

their out-of-this-world hospitality and   

Bed & Breakfast with a difference! 

                                                                                     The Observatory B&B                                         Photo by Jack Newton

 

Our beautiful astronomy-theme Bed & Breakfast offers superb views, not only of nearby Lake Osoyoos and the charming town below, but of the clear heavens above. A stay with us includes (weather permitting, of course), an introductory tour of the night skies through a 16-inch computer-controlled telescope housed in our roof-top observatory and morning observing of the Sun through H-alpha filters. Your tour guide is world-renowned amateur astronomer Jack Newton, who has traveled the world speaking to thousands of "kids" from 8 to 80 about our marvelous universe. Caution: his enthusiasm is infectious!

 

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All of our guest rooms have panoramic views over Lake Osoyoos as well as private baths. Guest rooms all have level entrances. Amenities also include in-room satellite TV, wireless internet, terry robes, a large Blu-Ray lending library, and complimentary coffee & tea.  We also offer delicious Gluten-free breakast choices on request.

          

Jack in the Observatory dome with his 16" Meade LX200 telescope 

Guest Dining Room

Guests can enjoy the comforts of our home simply for its out-of-this-world views from our sunny patios or may wish to book optional additional time for expert instruction in general astronomy, including astro-imaging. (See the "Be a Star" information on the "Guest Activities page on this site.)

The Observatory B&B is only a few hundred feet east of the scenic viewpoint on Anarchist Mountain . Perched 1,600 feet above the valley floor, it offers breathtaking vistas of the lake, valley and quaint town. Birding and wildlife viewing from our vantage point is an ever-changing treat! 

 

Photo by David Gluns for British Columbia Magazine

 

http://www.canadiannaturephotographer.com/observatoryBB.html

Follow the above link to a spectacular photo testimonial through the lens of Dr. Robert Berdan, of Calgary, Alberta, who visited with us in June, 2012.

Area Attractions:

include golfing and superb wine touring. Osoyoos has been dubbed the " Napa (or Palm Springs ) of the North", and offers a wide range of wineries and orchards. Families can enjoy boating, fishing, water-skiing, or swimming in Canada's warmest lake. Other popular activities at our doorstep include biking, hiking, horseback riding and even gold panning! The Desert Centre offers a fascinating glimpse into the flora and fauna unique to Canada's only pocket desert. The Nk'Mip Cultural Centre has daily tours and programs focusing on the land, the legends and the aboriginal people of the area.  

There are a number of excellent restaurants within a 10-minute drive from our B&B. These include Campo Marina, the Diamond Steak & Seafood Restaurant, and the Wildfire Grill. The exceptional Burrowing Owl, Miradoro & Terafina Restaurants are within 20 minutes. 

Affiliations:

The Observatory B&B is a member of 1BBweb.com. Many reviews can be seen on TripAdvisor.com.

https://www.1bbweb.com/canada/british_columbia/thompson_okanagan/osoyoos/find.html

Weather:

Osoyoos is Canada 's only true desert, receiving a mere 9 to 11 inches of precipitation annually. It boasts the warmest lake in Canada and is surrounded by lush orchards and scenic vineyards.

Limitations:

While the entrances to guest accommodations are level, the steep slopes surrounding this property render it unsafe for young children. No children under 5 or pets please. Smoking is not permitted indoors, however cautious smoking outdoors in designated areas is allowed. For pets requiring daycare, the Osoyoos Mountain Dog Hotel can be contacted at 250-446-2149.

Area Amenities:

 

Huge Statuary at Osoyoos Mountain Estates, 4km east of B&B

 
   
   

 

 

 

CONTACTING JACK & ALICE

OUR E-MAIL ADDRESSES (year-round):

CONTACTING JACK & ALICE

OUR NEW YEAR-ROUND EMAIL ADDRESSES:

 PERSONAL MESSAGES: jackjacknewton@gmail.com

OBSERVATORY B&B MESSAGES: deepskybb@gmail.com

Observatory Bed & Breakfast:

May 8 Sept. 30

1270 Hwy 3E, Osoyoos , British Columbia V0H 1V6  Canada  

Phone: (250) 495-6745

Off-season (Arizona Sky Village) - sorry, no B&B offered:

Oct. 15 April 10 (approx)

2127 S. Newton Way, PO Box 16413 , Portal , AZ 85632-0413 USA  

Phone: (520) 558-1143

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