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Important Travel Tips *Read & Share!*

Earlier this summer we shared several #travel tips on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CGI.Penticton

I thought I would share my favourite 14 tips with you! Great food for thought when travelling!

Travel Tip #1: Choosing whether to stay in a bed and breakfast or hotel. Those who desire a “home away from home” experience may seek out a bed and breakfast. A B&B is usually family owned and operated & are often private homes. One guest compared staying at Casa Grande Inn, B&B on the Beach to staying at their favorite Aunt’s house!

Travel Tip # 2: It is always advisable to get travel insurance, or cancellation insurance. Look in to it the next time you book any getaway, whether it be for 2 days or 2 weeks!

Travel Tip # 3: Before you book on line, try calling the hotel directly. Chances are they have a special discount rate available when booking by phone. So the next time you travel to Penticton give us a call 250-276-3030

Travel Tip #4: Remember to respect other guests when travelling. We know you’re on vacation, and out to have a good time. But when you return to your hotel or B&B, remember, other guests might be trying to sleep. Some are here on business, others for medical reasons, not everyone is out to party. A simple respect for others will go a long way to make everyone’s stay more enjoyable.

Travel Tip # 5: Are you planning a special occasion alongside your visit to Casa Grande Inn! We can help you make your visit extra special! ask about custom gift baskets! — at Casa Grande Inn, B&B on the Beach.

Travel Tip # 6: Plan Ahead. Booking a weekend getaway whether it be with friends, family, or loved ones may sound like a good idea at the time, but what if you get there and the town it not what you expected or The cool attractions are closed, or worse, booked up. Plan ahead. Make reservations! It will save you loads of time, money and aggravation.

Travel Tip #7: If you are booking on line, always make sure you specify the correct # of people you expect to put in a room when booking. Many places have very specific occupancy restrictions, and if you show up with extra people, you could be turned away, without a refund. It’s a legal liability issue. Remember, Kids are people too! Unfortunately, Casa Grande Inn does not take kids under 10 years of age, and all of our rooms are double occupancy only. Happy Holidays!

Travel Tip # 8: Many Hotels, motels and B&B’s are pet friendly, and many also have pets living on premises. If you have allergies, you should take an extra minute to review the info supplied by the hotel to ensure you are not surprised by a 4 legged friend running around. Yes, Casa has a couple of pet friendly rooms, and non pet friendly and yes, we have Happy, a Yorkie living on site. We also post pics of her on all of our booking sites to make our future guests aware. Take a minute, check the pics, before you book. Or better yet call and chat with the front desk 250-276-3030

Travel Tip # 9 – Pack light! It doesn’t matter if you are travelling by car or by plane, packing light has its advantages. Also check with the hotel. It may provide in room soaps and shampoos. (we do) One less thing to pack.

Travel Tip # 10 Call your credit card company before you leave to put a travel alert on your card. Also make note of their international customer service number, just in case you lose your card.

Travel Tip # 11: At this time, Visa Debit Cards do not work when booking over the phone or over the internet at some Canadian locations. (us included) They only work in person. So make sure when booking on line you use an actual visa or mastercard or amex to guarantee your reservation and avoid frustration.

Travel Tip #12 – There are many advantages to travelling mid week, as opposed to weekends. Sometimes hotel rates can be cheaper. Some offer midweek specials. Attractions and restaurants are less busy. If you don’t have to travel on a weekend, consider a Sunday through Thursday getaway

Travel Tip # 13 – Don’t lie to your accommodation. If you are travelling with kids or pets, always let the hotel, motel, B&B know. Some places have age restrictions or occupancy maximums associated with their rooms. If you lied when booking, and say, you show up with 2 kids when you only put down 2 adults, you could be denied your room and lose your deposit and maybe even the cost of your whole reservation. Honesty is the best policy.

Travel Tip # 14…If you book on line with a credit card, you may be required to present that SAME credit card upon check in. Remember to bring it with you! :)

Happy Travels from your friends at Casa Grande Inn

Ask about the beach chairs we have for our guests!

Ask about the beach chairs we have for our guests!

We have free indoor bike storage!

We have free indoor bike storage!


sorry-no kids
Casa is small pet friendly upon request.

Casa is small pet friendly upon request.

The Bobblehead Boss at Casa Grande Inn

The Bobblehead Boss at Casa Grande Inn

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Travel plans subject to fruit?

Are your Penticton travel plans, subject to what fruit is ripe for the picking?  Here is the list of what is ready/when…of course Mother Nature and variety always plays a part in the growth as well!  Casa Grande Inn is a perfect Penticton B&B accommodation for those on the hunt for fresh fruit. We are just a short drive to an abundance of fruit stands and wineries.  Our garage is a great place to store your cases of fruit or wine, rather then your car, plus every room has access to a mini fridge!   Book your stay with us today 250-276-3030  

Fruit Bloom Harvest Dates:

A p r i c o t s

Blossom Dates April 10 – April 25
Harvest Dates July 20 – August 10

C h e r r i e s
Blossom Dates April 20 – May 7
Harvest Dates July 1 – August 1

P e a c h e s
Blossom Dates April 20 – May 2
Harvest Dates July 25 – September 1

P e a r s
Blossom Dates
April 25 – May 10
Harvest Dates August 15 – September 30

P r u n e s / P l u m s
Blossom Dates
April 28 – May 10
Harvest Dates August 15 – September 10

A p p l e s
Blossom Dates
May 15 – May 20
Harvest Dates August 15 – October 30

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Photos of Casa Grande Inn

beach out front of casaThere are many photos of Casa Grande Inn.  Become our friend on facebook, and find photos on our Friend page, and our Group page.   www.facebook.com

We also have a flickr account!  Find and share pics, just click on the flickr link below!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/casagrandeinn/sets/72157623259590825/

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Twitter!!!! Facebook!!!

We are on twitter and facebook.
On Twitter look us up as: CasaGrandeInn
On Facebook, search friends for Casa grande, or join our group page “Casa Grande Inn ~ B&B on the Beach”

You’ll find great specials and events posted often. Please join us on Facebook and Twitter today!

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Bed and Breakfast in 2010

There are so many exciting things happening in Penticton in 2010.

First of all the Olympics are just a short 45 minute flight away, so make sure you hop on an air canada flight and come visit us in beautiful Penticton, where you can golf, snowboard at Apex and wine tour all in the same day!

The annual Penticton Elvis Festival Fundraiser is January 22 & 23 at the Barley mill brew pub.  Call 250-493-8000 for tix, and book your stay at Casa Grande Inn for this fun event starring Gino Monopoli.

We are organizing a Scrapbooking weekend (in jan or feb) …if you interested in this exciting event, please send us an email through the contact page. Once we have the date confirmed we’ll post them on our blog here, and also on our facebook friend and group page.

Wine Lovers: go on line and search Okanagan spring wine festival…there are hundreds of events, and you really should come check them out.  Book your stay a Casa Grande Inn and check out our very own Casa Rose wine…it’s delish!

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2009 Christmas specials…

The cozy fireplaceCasa Grande Inn is now decorated for Christmas, inside and out!  We’ve really  gotten into the holiday spirit…and we hope these specials will get you there too!  

Every day is Cristmas:   Come stay at Casa Grande Inn any time in December, and every guest will get to pick a gift from under the tree.  So it’s like Christmas Every Day!!

Stay a while:   The Hideaway and Mojito room are only $75 per night.   Or choose the Jacuzzi room, Grande Room or El Presidente room for $89 per night for the rest of 2009.  

If you stay for 4 nights  in the  J, G, or P room enjoy a special rate of only $80 per night  or stay in one of these 3 rooms for 6 nights at $89 per night and get the 7th night FREE!

Taxes are extra.  But rates include a free continental breakfast, free parking, and free internet!

the extra large antique sofa!

Christmas eve:  Stay at Casa Grande Inn Christmas eve and automatically make it on to Santa’s nice list!  I heard it from a good source that Santa will be making a stop to stuff the stockings that night…and there’s a stocking for every room!

New Years Eve:  Stay with us on new years eve and enjoy the occasion with a special Champagne reception that evening in the common area!

 

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