You may ask, what is a Sun Peaks Instant Hotel? The phrase ‘Instant Hotel’, it appears, was first coined in 2017 with the making of an Australian reality television series which began airing on 7 November , 2017. The series then became popular over here in North America when it was carried by Netflix. So an Instant Hotel is basically a Vacation Rental condo, townhome or chalet (or some sadly just refer to them as AirBnb’s). The series follows homeowners who have transformed their homes into hotels/vacation rentals and are individually judged by each other to receive the highest scores with the winner to win an ultimate prize.
This series really appealed to us as Sun Peaks vacation rental owners, since we are all competing to offer our guests a ‘Best Sun Peaks Instant Hotel, where the ultimate prize for us is a very happy guest who already starts dreaming about their next trip before they finish their current Sun Peaks Vacation. And yes, that does happen very often!
Over two rounds, each couple or team, as well as special ‘hospitality expert’ judges, score each other’s Instant Hotel out of ten based on four criteria: the house, location/nearby attractions, value for money & quality of a good night’s sleep.
The guests/judges were as unique and varied as the Instant Hotels they were judging, and of course there was intrigue, deception, gamesmanship, and of course a little drama thrown into the mix to make for an interesting series. We did watch the whole series and always tried to learn something from each show, in an attempt to continually make our Sun Peaks Instant Hotel that much better than the next.
However, we also learned that you cannot please all of the people all of the time, and that there will always be somewhere that has a little more or something a little different to offer that may please a guest more than you have, for their own personal reasons. But we promise to continually try to get better!
Since many of the guests that stay in our Best Sun Peaks Vacation Rentals are from Australia, we thought it would be fun to see how the properties we list on our website would rate based on their 4 rating criteria:
Instant Hotel Rating Criteria #1 - The Vacation Rental:
The various Sun Peaks Vacation Rentals that we list on our site, are each a little different but are also each owned and maintained by very caring owners who keep their Instant Hotel clean, well-stocked, and like a welcoming home-away-from-home. Instead of feeling cramped in a small hotel unit, each of our properties offer you the full condo/townhome or chalet, with plenty of space and entertainment options to suit everybody. The buildings and the units themselves are well-built and well-maintained, and pride of ownership shows through in each and every home. The location, views and included amenities make these Sun Peaks Instant Hotels perfect 10's for your family according to our judges.
Instant Hotel Rating #2 – Location and Activities
We loved this one! Each of our properties are either ‘true’ Sun Peaks ski-in ski-out properties or are very easy ski-in, ski-out, are in fantastic locations with varying distances from but are still close to the main village area, and offer numerous activities in any season just steps from your doorstep. There are beautiful, well-lit trails for those who want to enjoy the scenery and walk to or through the village, the drive is just minutes (or seconds away), there are free shuttle buses available right outside your doorstep during ski season, and winery and other tours can come right to your doorstep to pick you up if needed.
Within just steps or a few minutes from your door, you can choose to enjoy as many or as few activities as you wish. Here are a few examples:
Winter – world class skiing and snowboarding, ice-fishing adventures, snowmobile tours, sleigh rides, winery or craft brewery tours, spa treatments, scenic snowshoe tours, exciting dog sled tours, fondue and night-time ski experiences, the tube park, wine festivals, private hot tub time, and many more Sun Peaks winter activities.
Fall – beautiful and colorful fall hikes and walks, nature and wildlife viewing, tennis, pickleball, or basketball, exciting Mountain Cross Gravity Go Carts, Sun Peaks golf, fly-fishing lessons, cross-country mountain bike rides, stand-up paddleboard rentals and lessons until the ice begins to form, winery or craft brewery tours, retail and/or spa therapy, and many more Sun Peaks fall activities.
Spring – a time of peaceful rejuvenation and growth after a busy winter ski season, where you can curl up with a book and look at the beautiful views outside, walk or bike the trails once the snow melts away, book some spa time, watch for the bears starting to wake up and look for emerging shoots of juicy nourishment, enjoy the tranquility, soak for hours In your private hot-tub, and otherwise enjoy the low-cost and relaxing shoulder season and other spring activities at Sun Peaks.
Summer – another ‘best’ time to enjoy Sun Peaks, where the many colors of the mountain wildflowers are as varied as the many activities that families can enjoy at Sun Peaks during the summer, including golf, mountain biking on the cross-country or lift-accessed trails, or in the increasingly popular Sun Peaks Bike Park, canoeing or kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, winery tours, Segway Tours, horse trail riding, amazing hiking and photography opportunities, free music festivals and concerts, free street activities for the kids, fly-fishing for kokanee trout, weekend farmer’s markets, and many more Sun Peaks summer activities.
All these activities, and many more, are located very near your Sun Peaks Instant Hotel and helped these instant hotels earn 10's as well.
Instant Hotel Rating #3 – Value for money
For little more (and sometimes less) than the price of a small hotel room, your Sun Peaks Instant Hotel is spacious, well-located, fully-stocked, well-equipped, and conveniently located close to everything. All have beautiful views, many activities and amenities to keep everyone entertained, and can be booked directly from the owners, saving an additional 10-15% over the booking sites like VRBO and Airbnb. The furnishings are comfortable, properties are clean and well-appointed with clean linens, towels, private hot tubs, and your own laundry facilities. The prices do vary based on the season, but for value for money, we would give each of our Sun Peaks vacation rentals by owners a 10!
Instant Hotel Rating #4 – Your valuable sleep
The air up in Sun Peaks is fresh and clean, the evening light pollution is minimal, the summer heat is moderated by a mountain cooling at night, and the activities are plenty. After a day at Sun Peaks, you are virtually guaranteed a good night’s sleep. Enjoy a hot tub no matter the season, relax in your comfortable accommodation, and then look forward to being able to fall asleep in your clean, comfortable bed. Our Sun Peaks Vacation Rentals can sleep from 2 to 12 people, and each rental property is set up to maximize your comfort as well as flexibility, since we know every family or group has different sleeping dynamics. If we are unable to accommodate your specific needs, we will work with our other owners to try and find you the best value for money and good night’s sleep possible. Perhaps another 10, except from that one judge who wanted a waterbed!?
While you will certainly find other Sun Peaks Instant Hotels out there, we are a committed group of owners who do our best to ensure you have the Best Sun Peaks Vacation possible!
Come be the judge and stay at our Sun Peaks Instant Hotels – you will be glad you did!
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