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Always wanted to come to wine country in the Okanagan? Book now!

Bedrooms 2
Space 700 sq ft
Property type guest house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Guest House on 80 acres - 2 1 bedroom suites, 2 baths, sleeps 4

Nestled high in the hills west of Oliver, the High Chaparral Guest House offers serenity and privacy amid the indigenous flora and fauna of the northernmost high desert in North America. Experience the commanding views of the valley as you enjoy the peace and quiet of the guest house, while only 10 minutes from world-class restaurants and over 30 award winning wineries. After a day of wine touring, enjoy a glass of wine as you prepare your own dinner on the stainless propane BBQ and take in an amazing sunset. Our custom beds have luxurious down duvets in cooler weather or designer quilted coverlets in warmer climes and 400 thread count cotton sheets.

We are an adult-only dog-friendly guest house with two private suites - each sleeping 2 adults. High Chaparral is a true getaway where you can unplug from the stresses of city life.



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Keywords: Guest House, Pet Friendly, Kitchen, Non smoking, Peaceful, Private, Quiet, Rustic Elegance, Wine Country, Okanagan, Wineries, dog friendly, beautiful, relaxing, vacation rental, wine touring, fine dining

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Linda Sheehy-Brownstein
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

About Linda Sheehy-Brownstein

Your Hosts: Linda and Bruce. We have enjoyed many trips to the Okanagan over the years. We purchased our 80 acre property and moved to Oliver at the end of 2007. After 25 plus years working in the film industry in Vancouver, Linda now enjoys running the High Chaparral Guest House. Bruce continues to commute, working on various film projects during the week. We live in a separate residence on the acreage with our house dog, Oliver.

Linda Sheehy-Brownstein purchased this guest house in 2007

Why Linda Sheehy-Brownstein chose Oliver

High Chaparral is unique and unlike anything else offered in the area. The scent of ponderosa pine and wild sage enchant the senses while the breeze whispers through the trees. Our property is home to many species of birds, including quail, grouse, sage thrashers, bluebirds, hummingbirds, eagles, owls, hawks and vultures. In the Spring many beautiful wild flowers cover the surrounding hills. Ancient deer paths are present throughout the acreage, still used today by our resident deer and are an easy hike for our guests. Oliver is home to world class restaurants and over 40 award winning wineries.

Relax while enjoying the peacefulness our 80 acre property offers - privacy is yours in a gorgeous setting. We are stewards of our land and have signed a covenant with Okanagan Similkameen Stewardship Society to maintain the wildlife habitat on our property

What makes this guest house unique

While set in privacy of the pristine wilderness - we are only 10 minutes from Main St., Oliver. From High Chaparral Guest House you can visit over 30 wineries, 3 golf courses, many hiking/biking trails, 3 lakes, award winning restaurants, bicycle rental or horseback riding. After a day of wine tasting, you can return to the guest house, prepare your dinner and enjoy some of our local wines, while taking in the spectacular sunset on our wrap around deck. High Chaparral has two private suites, each with a separate entrance. A fully equipped kitchen is available for your use at no extra cost.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great weekend get away.
May 2010
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Oliver Guest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • guest house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Observe speed limit on private road leading to guest house. Max 10km. Expect oncoming traffic at all times.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Shared Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 - each with tiled walk-in shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Each 1 bedroom suite has a queen bed.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
We encourage our guests to hike the many scenic trails on our 80 acre property.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 44 reviews

Beautiful and remote adobe cabin

  • 5 of 5

Quiet, quaint, remote and well supplied. Excellent little getaway located less than ten minutes from Okanagan wineries. Beautiful, natural surroundings. Nicely furnished. Well stocked (though shared) kitchen. Can be booked as one room (for two) or as two rooms (for four total). Owner/operator is super nice and helpful with tips for the area. Would definitely book again and recommend to friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Boyd - It was a pleasure having you stay. We look forward to seeing you again.
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Beautiful South Okanagan

  • 5 of 5

This is a good property for two couples to share, as each suite is self-contained and private, with the kitchen being a separate, shared room.

There is no dining area other than the patio, which in summer is ideal except that when we were visiting forest fire smoke made the patio a bit less than perfect.

Regardless, the Okanagan is beautiful country and Oliver is a good place to stay when wine touring (we did the Osoyoos/Oliver region one day and the Naramata Bench the second.)

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Nancy - Thank you for your review. Each suite has a dining table with 2 leaves - in the past during inclement weather 2 couples have set up the table either in one suite or the kitchen. We're sorry you were impacted by the smoke. We are hoping for sunny days and blue skies ahead.
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Peace and quiet, room to think

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed 3 nights of hard-to-find peace and quiet here. My favourite thing was simply getting up early and sitting on the front verandah with my coffee, breathing in the view, and listening for the deer to appear at the bottom of the hill (they did). This is a completely isolated spot with no other house in sight; but it is only a 10 minute drive to Oliver (where a lunch or dinner at Miradoro at Tinhorn Creek Winery is a memorable indulgence), and a 30 minute drive to Penticton (down the spectacular east side of Skaha Lake - a stunning drive), with Naramata, Peachland, and other Okanagan wonders just beyond. Linda was very easy to communicate with and very helpful.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. We look forward to seeing you again.
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  • 5 of 5

I booked the entire guesthouse for us and another couple who were from out of town. I have never tried booking on VRBO but was very impressed with the experience. The description of the property was on point. The property is very isolated and tranquil and the views are spectacular! I met Linda and she was very pleasant, flexible and accommodating to our needs. I was very impressed with Linda's passion in nature conservation and has dedicated herself to limiting property development on her 80 acres thus us being able to enjoy all the wildlife (saw a doe and mama deer, grouse and eagles and woodpeckers) and nature. My husband enjoyed hiking on the property. The communal kitchen was great, with all necessary spices, dishes and appliances needed to have meals made. All the signage that Linda has posted around the kitchen and within the suite made any questions we did have such as operation of the air conditioning unit etc. easy for us to navigate. The unit was lovely and tastefully appointed (cow hide rug, leather couches, nice duvets, glass door on shower stall, etc). The queen bed was very comfortable for sleeping and having the windows open at night was great to hear all the wildlife. We were situated very close to multiple wineries and various eating options. I recommend to do a farm tour at covert farms and eat at Terrafina at Hester Creek Winery. I without a doubt highly recommend this accommodation and will book in the future. :) Thanks Linda good job!


  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jennifer - Thanks so much for your lovely review. We enjoyed having you and your group and look forward to having you stay again. Glad you did the Covert Farms tour - they are friends of ours and we love going there ourselves. Thanks again. Linda
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Beautiful and serene! Felt like a high end hotel in the mountains.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful and serene! Felt like a high end hotel in the mountains.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Ryan. Glad you enjoyed your stay.
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A wonderful weekend.

  • 5 of 5

Such a beautiful, relaxing setting for a wonderful weekend with friends. Thank you Linda and Bruce! We had the best time!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for your review. Hope to see you again.
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Nearest Airport
36 Kilometres
Penticton Regional
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Fairview Golf Course
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Fairview Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
9 Kilometres
Hwy 97
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Miradoro @ Tinhorn Creek
Nearest Ski
37 Kilometres
Mt Baldy
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Tuc El Nuit Lake
Nearest Point of Interest
High Chaparral Guest House
Nearest Point of Interest
Miradoro Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Terrafina Restaurant
Car: necessary

Wine touring, fine dining, cycling, hiking


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $38.71

Rate for 4 people (entire guest house - 2 X 1 bd suites, kitchen) $350/night.

Rate for 2 people (1 X 1 bd suite, kitchen) $175/night

Cancellation policy: Payment due at time of booking - no refunds.

Payment due at time of booking.

Please contact owner for more info.

Cancellation policy: If cancelled before 30 days prior to arrival – refund given less $100 service fee. If cancelled within 30 days prior to arrival – no refund given.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund