Before Harvest Moon Guest house was a Bed and Breakfast ......
Harvest Moon Guest House is a designated Heritage Home known in the Summerland community as 'The Coulter White House'.
Gilbert James Coulter White and his wife Mary Elizabeth owned this home in 1915. James Gilbert born in Sussex King, New Brunswick in 1859. Gilbert was a respected member of the Summerland community. He passed away in 1935 in Summerland. Mary Elizabeth was born in Windsor, Nova Scotia in 1859. Gilbert and Mary Elizabeth had 2 children, Gilbert Vincent White (1887-1970) and Margret Timlin White (1891-1982).
The Coulter White's opened their home during the war to vets either diagnosed with or recovering from tuberculosis. They built an additional home for their family on the same property. Gilbert James owned much of the property around the house and ran his own orchard there filled with pears. While essentially being a working farm house the design reflects the classic charm of the early 1900s. Built on higher ground with a huge upper and lower terraces, the house overlooks the orchards and wineries below and has a panoramic view of the Okanagan Lake and Naramata beyond.
To this day, it’s been completely restored to a classic early 20th century charm enhanced with touches of modern living. Today it lends it's charm and beauty to those who wish to share a piece of history while basking in the quiet elegance as guests of the Harvest Moon Guest House.
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