Naramata Heritage Inn & Spa was originally built in 1908 by
John Moore Robinson who started the fruit industry in this region
of the Okanagan Valley.
Mr. Robinson had made
his fortune in the newspaper business in central Canada when he
decided to head west in search of gold during the Klondike gold
rush of the late 1800's. Stopping briefly in the Okanagan valley
he succumbed to the serene beauty and idyllic climate and quickly
realized the agricultural and development potential of the area.
After surveying and developing the townsites of Peachland and Summerland
as well as many fruit bearing orchards, he set his sights on what
he believed was the ideal location for the Perfect Community.
was his crowning achievement in land development. Over the years
this building has functioned as a hotel, a private girls' school,
and as the home of the Robinson Family.
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