Sparkling Hill Resort is Where Luxury Meets Holistic Wellness

Oct 2, 2023

Sparkling Hill Resort is an oasis dedicated to the art of healing and well-being. Perched gracefully upon a hilltop overlooking the serene Lake Okanagan, this magnificent resort is a sanctuary. It’s perfect for those in pursuit of a profound journey towards rejuvenation and holistic wellness. Beyond its world-class amenities and captivating surroundings, Sparkling Hill Resort serves as a beacon of transformation, well-being, and opulence.

One of the first things to catch your attention upon arriving at Sparkling Hill Resort is its architectural grandeur. The resort’s design draws inspiration from European wellness retreats, featuring over 3.5 million Swarovski crystals incorporated into its structure. These crystals, meticulously placed, shimmer and glisten in the sunlight, creating an ambiance of unparalleled extravagance. 

Sparkling Hill Resort has Sparkling Accommodations

Sparkling Hill Resort offers a range of accommodation options, each designed to immerse guests in a world of luxury and comfort. The guest rooms and suites are spacious, elegantly appointed, and feature floor-to-ceiling windows that provide breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and lake. 

The crystal-infused décor adds a touch of opulence, creating a soothing and tranquil atmosphere. Swarovski crystals can be found near everywhere. They feature “fireplaces” in guest rooms that are made of crystals that glitter and shine like a fire. 

The rooms also feature bathtubs right next to a large window, giving fabulous views of the surrounding landscapes! It exudes luxury and comfort and is a true get-away moment.

For the ultimate indulgence, consider booking one of the Penthouse Suites. These exclusive retreats boast expansive living spaces, private saunas, and private terraces with hot tubs. The attention to detail in these suites is nothing short of extraordinary, making them a perfect choice for honeymooners or those celebrating a special occasion.

KurSpa Wellness and Holistic Based Amenities

Sparkling Hill Resort is a wellness resort first and a hotel second. They place a strong emphasis on holistic well-being, making it the perfect destination for those looking to rejuvenate their mind, body, and soul. 

The crown jewel of this wellness-focused retreat is the KurSpa, an oasis of relaxation and rejuvenation spanning 40,000 square feet. Here, guests can indulge in a wide range of therapeutic treatments, from traditional massages to cutting-edge therapies. 

Saunas and Cool-Off Rooms

They feature seven uniquely themed steam and sauna rooms. Each room is adorned with Swarovski crystals and offers distinct healing properties, such as the Rose Steam Room, which promotes relaxation and eases stress. They also offer “Cool-Off” rooms, such as the Igloo, and “Experience Showers.” 


If you’re looking for a pool, Sparkling Hill Resort has four to choose from. First is the Kneipp hydrotherapy room that offers a hot-to-cold water therapy treatment. If you want something with a view, visit the Outdoor Infinity Pool. It’s open year round and has stunning views of the surrounding mountains and lakes. 

Or step inside and sit in the indoor hot pool. Don’t worry, you won’t be without those amazing views! For a truly serene experience, visit the Serenity Pool. This indoor pool offers gentle music, low lighting, and warm water. Perfect for meditative moments in the water. 

More KurSpa amenities 

The Kur Spa also features additional amenities includes relaxation rooms, weight room with cardio equipment, a ice lab therapy experience, a yoga and stretching studio, and beauty salon. 

A Culinary Journey at Sparkling Hill Resort

A luxurious escape would be incomplete without fine dining, and Sparkling Hill Resort surpasses all expectations in this regard. The resort offers several delicious dining options, each highlighting locally sourced ingredients and world-class culinary techniques. For those moments when you wish to luxuriate in solitude or savor a private meal, in-room dining is available. This ensures that your culinary desires are met with finesse and flair.

Additionally, the resort has an expectation not found on the website; street clothes are to be saved for dinner. When you come down for breakfast there is an expectation for everyone to be in their spa robes. This is a wellness resort first and foremost, and those who may not know these things ahead of time may be caught off guard.


At Sparkling Hill Resort, dining is not merely sustenance; it’s a sublime culinary experience. The PeakFine Restaurant, a jewel in the resort’s gastronomic crown, promises a journey of flavors that captivate the senses. With a diverse menu that caters to various dietary preferences, this restaurant offers a harmonious blend of locally sourced ingredients and world-class culinary techniques. 

Guests can savor seafood, steaks, and an array of dishes that showcase the Okanagan Valley’s vibrant culinary heritage. As you dine amidst floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the picturesque valley, every bite is elevated by panoramic views, creating a dining experience that is nothing short of exceptional.

Barrique & Java

For those who appreciate the finer nuances of coffee, Barrique & Java at Sparkling Hill Resort is a haven of indulgence. This charming coffee bar is the perfect spot to begin your day with a freshly brewed cup of java or unwind with an artisanal coffee creation. The aroma of expertly roasted beans fills the air as you sip on your chosen brew, all while gazing out at the resort’s beautiful surroundings. Whether you seek an energizing start to your morning or a relaxing afternoon interlude, Barrique & Java offers the ideal setting for coffee connoisseurs and aficionados alike.


Embark on a delectable journey to Austria at their newest culinary gem, Gerni’s Farmhouse. Paying homage to the resort’s owner, Mr. Gernot Langes-Swarovski, this restaurant offers traditional Austrian cuisine set in a fabulous location. 

The 350+ year-old, relocated Austrian farmhouse offers traditional foods such as beer, pretzels, and bratwursts. This may not be the typical healthy eating one may expect to find at a health and wellness spa resort; however, if you’re looking for something traditional and a little on the heavy side, Gerni’s menu is sure to satiate. 

Rest and Rejuvenate at Sparkling Hill Resort

Sparkling Hill Resort is more than just a place to stay; it’s a destination. From its breathtaking architectural design to its luxurious accommodations, world-class dining, and holistic wellness offerings, every aspect of this resort is designed to provide an unparalleled experience of opulence and relaxation. 

It’s certainly high-end, and it may be intimidating for first time guests, or those not accustomed to luxury resorts. This isn’t a hotel with a spa; it’s a wellness retreat. While the resort etiquette isn’t laid out in a rule book handed to you a check-in, it does take more than a moment to get comfortable and navigate the property, accordingly. 

While there aren’t many accommodations for LGBTQ+ travelers, like diversity and inclusion training, gender neutral changerooms and restrooms, the Sparkling Hill Resort does have pride itself on their training, policies, and programs, in place for all their employees. There is a visible LGBTQ presence amongst the staff, which is very comforting to queer guests.   

Book your stay at Sparkling Hill Resort 

Ultimately, Sparkling Hill Resort is the premier choice for those who appreciate the finer things in life. Immerse yourself in the world of luxury at Sparkling Hill Resort and discover a place where indulgence knows no bounds. 

Whether you are looking for a wind-down autumn getaway, a tranquil winter escape, a spring cleanse, or a sun-sational summer retreat, Sparkling Hill Resort is waiting for you. Book your stay at Sparkling Hill Resort now.

Plan Your Trip Today with Tourism Vernon!

Welcome to Vernon. In this sunny corner of the North Okanagan turquoise lakes meet pristine shorelines that climb skyward into rolling hills, and those hills lead the way to mountains full of endless adventures. Raise a toast to the apples on the trees that now dance in your cup. In Vernon, you’ll find happiness, relaxation, and lifestyle, and enjoy a casual vibe. 

In June 2023, the Vernon Pride Society became an official organization, and they are set for a bright future ahead for the LGBTQ+ community and allies in the North Okanagan.

Tourism Vernon welcomes everyone to come and embrace the Okanagan way of life in Vernon, BC. Start planning your trip today with the help of Tourism Vernon.

Brian Webb

Brian Webb


Brian Webb is the founder and editor-in-chief of HomoCulture, a celebrated content creator, and winner of the prestigious Mr. Gay Canada – People’s Choice award. An avid traveler, Brian attends Pride events, festivals, street fairs, and LGBTQ friendly destinations through the HomoCulture Tour. He has developed a passion for discovering and sharing authentic lived experiences, educating about the LGBTQ community, and using both his photography and storytelling to produce inspiring content. Originally from the beautiful Okanagan Valley in the southern interior of British Columbia, Brian now lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. His personal interests include travel, photography, physical fitness, mixology, drag shows.

Join our newsletter