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Grist Mill and Gardens at Keremeos

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Authentic dinner and educational experience!

We attended the brisket long table dinner and the food was great! Fresh from the farms around and... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
Rebekah J
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British Columbia, Canada
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Peaceful oasis

Stopped in for a tea on a hot afternoon. Staff were helpful. Place is peaceful and flowers pretty... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2018
WestCoastJ
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  • Excellent52%
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  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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The only working waterwheel-operated grist mill in Western Canada. "Grist" is clean grain ready to be milled into flour. We are open from 10am to 4pm daily until Thanksgiving. This site offers western Canada's only waterwheel-powered flour mill...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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2691 Upper Bench Rd, Keremeos, British Columbia V0X 1N4, Canada
+1 250-499-2888
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Under new management the Grist Mill and Gardens has turned into a "must see" for tourists and locals alike. The Tea Room offers a small but delicious menu of freshly made soups, sandwiches and sweets. The grounds are beautiful. There is even an area for...More

3  Thank Karona51
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 27 November 2017

This was the wrong time of year to visit the Grist Mill. There were no tours, the only thing you could really do was order something to eat if you wanted. We walked around the grounds ourselves, no tours. Everything looked pretty much full of...More

2  Thank sydette
Chris M, General Manager at Grist Mill and Gardens at Keremeos, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2017

I'm sorry you had a disappointing experience, but you're right that it's the wrong time of year to visit. In mid-October every year, we have to shut the water off to our very old waterwheel-powered flour mill as well as our gardens and our summer...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

We attended the brisket long table dinner and the food was great! Fresh from the farms around and the beef was excellent. We also thoroughly enjoyed our company during the meal, one of the volunteers at the mill named Florence. We quite enjoyed our dinner...More

Thank Rebekah J
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for a tea on a hot afternoon. Staff were helpful. Place is peaceful and flowers pretty. Cafe is a 1 man show. Helpful and diligent. Although they have loose teas they do not have Chia or Earl Grey loose. Too bad as they...More

1  Thank WestCoastJ
Reviewed 4 July 2018

Came around 2:30-3pm. Deli was closed. Grounds very un kept. Apple barn was walk in walk out. no-one to explain anything. collected a family rate, then just walked around the over grown grounds, water wheel still worked, came back to restaurant it was closed, Its...More

1  Thank Holly S
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Took a tour of the grounds, learned about grist mills and how they operate, highly recommend the home-made apple crisp at the restaurant!

Thank David P
Reviewed 27 May 2018

We decided to take a quick detour to the Grist Mill ... and were glad we did. What a lovely place to stop for lunch and an interesting bit of BC history. The GM, Chris, was super friendly. Highly recommend stopping here if you are...More

Thank pwlintunen
Reviewed 27 May 2018

Go for lunch. I had a great grilled sweet potato and cream cheese sandwich. There is also a campground, a fascinating museum with a working grist mill.

Thank liz062016
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

We stopped to have a look they were closed but at least got to see outside. I am sure it's a busy place in the summer

Thank Oilsandsgal
Reviewed 27 November 2017

This was the wrong time of year to visit the Grist Mill. There were no tours, the only thing you could really do was order something to eat if you wanted. We walked around the grounds ourselves, no tours. Everything looked pretty much full of...More

2  Thank sydette
Chris M, General Manager at Grist Mill and Gardens at Keremeos, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2017

I'm sorry you had a disappointing experience, but you're right that it's the wrong time of year to visit. In mid-October every year, we have to shut the water off to our very old waterwheel-powered flour mill as well as our gardens and our summer...More

Reviewed 11 October 2017

Interesting history and hands-on displays. It is part museum and part garden, as the name implies. Hike to the top of the hill; follow the path back.

Thank Saint_Johnny
Reviewed 24 September 2017

The Grist Mill is a bit out of the way, not easy to find but our GPS did the job, and we were very glad we went. We arrived just as the place was opening, so got a chance to talk with the staff there...More

1  Thank janidd
Chris M, General Manager at Grist Mill and Gardens at Keremeos, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

Thank you for your kind words! May we publish a portion of your review on our website?

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Response from Holly S | Reviewed this property |
7. dollars each , Not worth it maybe if it was spruced up and attended too even camp camp ground is just a parking lot not much to it.
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