|Our property profile for this issue is Shuswap Lake Motel & Resort who
also won our Tofino contest, which included a stay
at the Best
Western Tin Wis
and a whale watching trip with Jamies Whale Watching. Don and Sherri
Mitchell were able to enter the contest because they recommended
us a new client. Congratulations!
As a result, we thought that
it might be a good idea to learn more about their business,
the Shuswap Lake Motel and Resort. It is what we call a "mixed
practice" as they have a motel and campsites.
But where the heck is Sorrento anyway? We borrowed their
map from their web site (see bottom of article) to answer
that question. Sort of near Kamloops and sort of near Salmon
Arm and sort
Since we obviously didn't know much, we asked Don and Sherri
some questions and here's what we learned:
What would you say is the most important feature of your accommodation?
What sets it out from others?
"Price, cleanliness and friendliness.
Lots of green grass, picnic tables, barbecues, and deck chairs
all in front of cabins,
free of charge. Kids playing fields with sandbox etc. Horseshoes,
What does Sorrento have to offer that the nearby Salmon Arm or
Sicamous do not?
" Small town feel - everyone very friendly
- especially our staff. Lots of green open spaces."
Does running both a campsite and motel have any particular challenges?
not really - very important to keep the campsite family oriented
and screen customers carefully."
Is there anything special you'd like us to include in the newsletter
"May 15th is our 10 year anniversary running this
place. We have questionnaires in every room and customers always "love
the place" - lots of return business and lots of recommendations."
Don and Sherri's website is www.shuswaplakemotel.com.