Curating Comfort - Escape The Ordinary


Our first guests arrived to call Crooked Tree their home-away-from-home late in August of 2009. We therefore do not yet have a lot of feedback and would love to add your comments to this section of our website. If you feel so inclined, please leave a note in your suite or send along an e-mail. Much appreciated!

Alix and Ken,
We cannot tell you how much our stay at your beautiful property really made our first real vacation as a family. You were so welcoming and friendly and really made us feel at home during our stay. It was so nice to come back after a day of sun, fun and activities and be able to relax and enjoy the view and tranquility of Crooked Tree. We will definitely return and not without our retrievers next time, Ken! Thank you!!!

-Ryan & Korie, Linden & Karlyn
Medicine Hat, AB

This was the most amazing place to finish our honeymoon. The suite was more than we could have asked for and made us feel like a king and queen for the time we were here. This accommodation plus the fantastic area with the great mountain biking has already got us planning our return in a year's time for our first anniversary. Thanks again, Alix, for all the great suggestions on biking and eating. We'll be recommending Crooked Tree to all our friends and family. See you next year!

--Jenny and Andy XO
(and Sprocket who found great relief in the cool concrete floors on all these hot days)
Calgary, AB

Thank you! We will recommend your place to our friends. It was a lovely experience. Thanks for your gracious hospitality. I enjoyed the write ups of various area locations in the "bible" and look forward to checking some of them out! Bye for now,

Tonasket, WA

Hi Alix,
Thanks you for taking such good care of my mom and dad. They loved their time with you and said they wanted to come back when my sister and I are in town. They enjoyed the delicious breakfast you prepared and were especially keen on your "breakfast at your leisure" system. Thank you again for being so hospitable and making it a very special birthday for my mom!

San Francisco, CA

Thank you for sharing this lovely piece of paradise with us. We felt refreshed and at peace during our stay. Crooked Tree epitomizes the ideal retreat. We are so looking forward to our next visit. Enjoy a glass of wine on your beautiful patio.


While anything I do in the future around the house is going to be compared (unjustly) to your accomplishments on your property, your teamwork has created a masterpiece. We would love to come back.

Vancouver, BC
PS - I looked for something to complain about - sorry, nothing!

Alix and Ken,
Thank you so much for hosting us at your absolute gem of a place. We found Crooked Tree to be secluded, very private and spacious with a view to never tire of. Definitely a style to which we would like to become accustomed. We could not imagine staying anywhere else on future trips to this area.

Palgrave, ON

Hi Alix,
I want you to know that I enjoyed staying at Crooked Tree very much. It is a lovely spot on the earth for sure with the beautiful lake and the mountains in the background. On top of that an exposure that allows for fantastic sunsets every evening. I have stayed in many rentals around the world and I have never stayed in one more accommodating and well appointed. Sorry to have left without telling you this in person. We wanted to get an early start as we still had a long road ahead. Thank you very much!
Most sincerely.

Cross Junction, VA

It was clear from the moment we arrived that a lot of careful planning went into the design and setting of Crooked Tree from the clever colour palette used in the interiors to the intricately positioned balconies overlooking the beauty of the Okanagan Valley. Alix and Ken, you have exquisite taste in everything! We feel so privileged to have experienced the class offered by Crooked Tree. Congratulations and thank you!
P.S. The view from the upper balcony is crazy! (Logan & Liam)

-Cynthia & Simon
Logan (12) & Liam (10)
Edmonton, AB

There is no way I can adequately describe to you how much I enjoyed being here. The comfort, the quiet and the view are unsurpassable and Alix is a perfect hostess!


We both loved the Pine Suite and can hardy bear to leave - Alix has thought through every little detail from beauty to comfort to kitchen practicalities! We hope to return next summer as well as many more!

Pittsburgh, PA

The location, style, decor and practicality of "Spruce" at Crooked Tree were all fabulous. We all had a great time and were sad to leave.

-Yolanda, Richard and Kalani
Vancouver, BC

Alix + Ken
Thank you so much for the amazing home you provided for our wine escape! You have created a wonderful retreat in a very special place and we are sad to leave . . . hope to return one day sooner than later!

-Alison, Kevin & Bruno
Calgary, AB

The breakfasts have been wonderful! Thanks so very much; we love the eat-when-you-want, as-you-want option! We are taking some of your baking with us today.

-Adeline & Mick
Airdrie, AB

Thanks so much Alix + Ken.
This was such a treat. You have a beautiful place and the breakfasts were delicious! We'll definitely be recommending your little piece of Heaven to everyone we know.

-Shannon & Gavin
Burstall, SK

Hi Alix -
You have created a beautiful B&B. We loved the design, decor and all the touches you added to make guests comfortable. I would recommend you to anyone. I'm sure your venture will be very successful. Hope I am back this way again.

White Rock, BC

Thank you very much - what an amazing space. A definite combination of the right person (Alix) doing the right thing (B&B) in the right place (Crooked Tree).

-Kirsten & Thomas
Whistler, BC

Dear Alix -
It has been a week since Ivor and I and our dog Joy first entered the incredible Crooked Tree, and uttered our excited "Wows." Your generosity of spirit is demonstrated throughout your incredibly beautiful b&b. It is pure luxury, and a home-away-from home. Alix, you have thought of every detail to delight your guests. We loved your dogs and your cats, and the deer who visited every evening. We so enjoyed meeting you and Ken, two very special people. The setting, the views from the decks, the sunsets were breathtaking. Thank you so very, very much for welcoming animals with open arms. We have been showing the pictures, and everyone is salivating. Thank you again for a wonderful experience.

-Love, Racine and Ivor and Joy
White Rock, BC

Alix + Ken -
Thank you so much for letting us share in your sanctuary. With both of us being self-employed we rarely have time for R&R. We really enjoyed the peace & tranquility. As we looked out the windows at the incredible views of Okanagan Lake and the mountains we felt the stress leaving our bodies and minds. Your attention to detail (your manual, the movies and books) and the great air tub are also nice additions. Thank you for your warm smiling faces and for letting us meet all your wonderful animals. We will be back again for some more R&R and we will highly recommend your B&B to both our friends and clients!

-Amelia + David
on a 'staycation' from Penticton, BC

Alix -
We have so enjoyed our time here with you these past few days and just wanted to say thank you. The breakfasts were fantastic and the atmosphere and serenity of your home was much needed. The view is "wow" and we enjoyed the quiet and the facilities. We felt at home the entire time and you were a perfect host. Thanks for picking us up and bringing us back to the dealership! We will be certain to recommend you to all our friends heading this way. Perfect getaway. Quiet, unspoiled, private and restful. Just what we needed to go home and get back to our business and two teenagers. Please accept this wine as our thank you for all you have done. Enjoy and we will keep in touch! All the best of success in your new business,

-Sharon + Brian
Medicine Hat, AB

Alix -
We're privileged to have been the your first guests in this suite. We had an excellent visit. The suite is exceptionally well equipped. Your hospitality was much appreciated. Thank you for everything!

-Bill & Mary
Edmonton, AB

Hi Alix!
Ryan and I are back into the work routine in Seattle. The drive on Monday wasn't too bad. We both want to express to you how much we enjoyed our stay. You and Ken definitely have something really special with The Crooked Tree. Thank you for a relaxing, beautiful stay. We definitely would love to come back when we are up in Penticton again. All the best and good pats to the cats and doggies too.

-Holly + Ryan
Seattle, WA

Our kids gave us a home-away-from-home-in-our-hometown-weekend as an anniversary treat. And did we ever feel like we were away from home! I haven't felt so relaxed in a long time. The jet-tub is awesome and I loved not having to get up any special time for breakfast. I'll definitely recommend "Crooked Tree" to others.

-Sarah + Tom
Penticton, BC

The concept of Crooked Tree suited us perfectly as we do not consider ourselves typical "B&B'ers". We like privacy and we like to do things when we want to do them. Being able to lounge about in our robes on the deck overlooking Okanagan Lake while having a private breakfast after sleeping in (until 11:00 am!!) was fantastic. I think we found ourselves a little bit of heaven - thank you!

-Alice + Todd
Vancouver, BC

Hi Alix,
I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you for showing us so much hospitality during our stay. We had a wonderful time and are already letting our friends know about you! Also, thank you for the tulips. They are sitting on our dining room table and are in full bloom. Again, thanks. Hope to see you again.

-Sue & John
Vancouver, BC

Alix + Ken,
Thank you so very much for your hospitality - our stay here has just been wonderful. We felt so comfortable and relaxed here! We were amazed at how much thought has been put into your Bed & Breakfast and were so happy to have everything we needed and much, more more. You were so kind to give me the beautiful lily and I'm not sure how you knew that was my favourite flower! We will be sure to brag about Crooked Tree to anyone coming this way! We hope to see you again soon! Take Care,

-Tara & Damian
Lake Louise, AB

Hi Alix and Ken,
Back in the UK after spending last weekend with Pete & Ashleigh at Crooked Tree in "Spruce" and just wanted to congratulate you both on offering such wonderful accommodation. Our time there was one of the highlights of our visit to Canada, the Spruce suite is just faultless and the whole set up you have is just amazing. We would highly recommend Crooked Tree to anyone visiting the region, the views are spectacular and the accommodation is done to such a high standard but at the same time has such a relaxed and homely feel. Thank you both and wish you every success for the future with Crooked Tree, you certainly deserve it.

-Nicky and Andy
Derbyshire, UK

We truly enjoyed our stay at Crooked Tree. Our suite was absolutely beautiful and the view from the deck - amazing! Loved the decor, especially the paint colours. All the furnishings were very comfortable. Loved the shower and the jetted tub too. Alix and Ken thought of everything. The only thing we had to purchase was a few spices - which we bought in the bulk section of the store spending only about $1. If we are ever in the area again we will definitely stay at Crooked Tree. It is one of the most beautiful places we have called "home" while vacationing.
Thanks so much,

-Dallice & Dave
Monroe, OR

Thanks Alix so much!!!
We had a great time, the place is beautiful and the food was fantastic. We are already planning our next trip :)

-Lauren, Lynda, Heather and Monica
White Rock, BC

Thanks for the recipe Alix and, as I already told you, your place is sheer luxury - especially after the accommodation on the KVR which is pretty basic. Everything in the suite was beautifully and thoughtfully done and the food was a feast for the eyes as well as the belly! We really appreciated the extras you helped with; leaving the car with you while we did the bike trip, taking us in from the rain and helping load and tie up our gear in the taxi. Everybody we met along the way on the KVR trip was so kind and helpful and you guys were a real lucky find.... Hope to see you again some day.

-Jenny & John
Calgary, AB

Ken & Alix!
You two have seriously outdone yourselves. This place is absolutely amazing! I want to LIVE HERE!!!

Fort St. John, BC

Thanks Alix,
We really enjoyed our time here. The space is beautiful - the view fantastic. See you again - we'll send folks your way!

-Maecan & Ginny
Vancouver, BC

Alix + Ken,
Thank you so much for a great, quiet retreat. Alix your quiche was awesome!! We hope to see you again sooner than later, that's if you'll have my crazy crew back again (ha ha). Enjoy the rest of your summer and we'll tell all our friends. Thanks again.

-Chris, Amanda, Cheyenne, Levi and Axle
Okotoks, AB

Hi Alix,
Kelly and I had a great time staying at your B&B - it was the best Okanagan accommodation we have experienced and we went to our respective homes relaxed and rejuvenated. Thank you for all the lovely details and comforts you built into the suites. Thanks again and hopefully we'll be booking with you again in the future!

-Carolyn & Kelly
Vancouver, BC