For the last few months, we have been contemplating renting out our place on Airbnb. Finally, we got our first ever booking this weekend. It was a last minute booking so we decided to rent out our place and we took a mini-vacation to Manning Park Resort. We cleaned like crazy, checked-in our guests, and then we were off for a weekend adventure!
We have driven past Manning Park Resort a few times when going to and from the Okanagan but this was our first time stopping to stay overnight and explore the area. I am surprised that more people don’t do a getaway to Manning Park instead of touristy places like Whistler, Vancouver Island, or the Sunshine Coast. It is close, convenient, and cheap to stay at!
Manning Park Resort makes a perfect weekend getaway from Vancouver (only a 2.5 hour drive each way). They have a restaurant, pub, and shop on site as well as swimming pool, sauna, and hot tub. They have a variety of rooms from the standard lodge-style rooms to more private chalets and cabins. Make sure you dress warm if you go up in the winter as it is much colder than in Vancouver. Also, make sure you fill up for gas in Hope as there are no stations from Hope to Manning Park. They do have some emergency gas at the resort for about $20/10 litres.
You can do a lot at Manning Park in all four seasons. From hiking, camping, and exploring the lakes in the summer to ski-ing, snowboarding, and snow-shoeing in the winter. Of course, you can bring your own sled or toboggan so the kids can enjoy. Plus, they have delicious Mountain Spring Water so bring along a couple of water bottles to fill up for the drive home. Make sure you get a meal at the on-site restaurant as well – super delicious!
We got a great deal on Social Shopper which was about $80/night and we rent out our place for $110/night on Airbnb so we made a little bit of profit while on vacation! Who doesn’t enjoy getting paid to travel?
We enjoyed our time at the Manning Park Resort and definitely recommend it as a nice getaway which is way less touristy than Whistler or some of the other ski areas close to Vancouver.