Great skiing, riding and amazing scenery is one thing, but sharing it with unique and memorable people is another. Our staff is made up of a blend of ‘Kootenay Folk’ who live the mountain lifestyle to the fullest. We ski deep, dry snow in the winters; and roam these same areas by bike in the summer.
The rugged landscape is in our blood – alpine peaks, valleys, forests, hot springs, glaciers, raging rivers, lakes, and an endless trove of secret treasures just waiting to be discovered. The Kootenays breed the type of people who define a culture that is both mellow and driven. Driven for adventure, but always taking in each moment.
Our professional guides and staff will welcome you with smiles, stories, and best of all – the experience required to share our skiing and riding with you in the best way possible. At Retallack, safety is always our Number 1 priority. All of our experienced guides are trained in client care , advanced first aid, mountain rescue, the safe operation of vehicles and aircraft, wildlife encounter procedures, and wilderness survival.
Unit F 191 Baker Street , Nelson, BC
Canada V1L 4H1
P.O. Box 147, New Denver, BC
Canada V0G 1S0
Retallack Lodge physical location:
4699 Highway 31A
21 km from New Denver, BC
26 km from Kaslo, BC
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Relax on a private and peaceful 3 acre forested setting, near the pristine Slocan River in Winlaw. Our deluxe vacation rental has an open plan living & kitchen area and sleeps 8. It has 3 bedrooms, a sleeping loft, 2 large full bathrooms and a veranda. It has a large fenced yard with a private brick patio, BBQ, waterfall, fish pond and gardens. The home is complete with excellent kitchen and laundry facilities and free Wi-Fi. It is great for groups and families ! All you need to bring is your groceries.
Check out our excellent website! It has slideshows of the home and area, rates, reviews and an availability calendar. Winlaw has: 4 good restaurants, 2 grocery stores, biking trails, live music and a beautiful river to swim in. It’s a great place to find some peace and quiet, and explore nature’s beauty.
We live on the property and have provided excellent service to our guests, since 2012. You can expect genuine Canadian hospitality and no booking fees. We offer wheelchair accessibility and extra amenities for children and the elderly. Call Pam or David at 1-250-226-7647 to book ahead. We accept: credit cards, cash and e-Transfers.
Established in 1898, the Hume is a restored historic, full-service hotel located on the corner of Vernon and Ward Street in Nelson, BC. All guest rooms have been tastefully renovated and are equipped with modern conveniences while paying homage to our rich history.
Inside our walls you can expect to find Aura Spa & Salon, the General Store Family Restaurant, Mike’s Place Pub, the Library Lounge, the Spiritbar, Banquets & Catering and our Liquor Boutique. Our greatest asset? Our team of dedicated staff of course. We are Nelson’s unique, character property with something for everyone. You can expect wide hallways, spacious rooms, extraordinary woodwork and that special sense of nostalgia that has defined our town over decades of history. Come and enjoy an authentic taste of Nelson’s hip heritage as we celebrate over a century of hospitality excellence. The Hume Hotel & Spa – Antique. Chic. Boutique.
This full-service hotel features a free full hot breakfast for all room guests every morning that earned the ‘Best Hotel for Breakfast’ award by Ski Canada Magazine. In 2015, we completely renovated the 2nd Floor into brand new deluxe guest rooms as well as the introduction of Aura Spa & Salon. All newly renovated rooms feature air conditioning and other modern conveniences while maintaining that heritage charm the Hume is known for. At the Hume Hotel, no two rooms are the same. You can expect wide hallways, spacious rooms, extraordinary woodwork and that special sense of nostalgia that has defined our town over decades of history. Our facilities include 45 decorated guest rooms befitting our theme, the General Store Restaurant, the Library Lounge complete with its original fireplace, Mike’s Place Pub, the Spiritbar entertainment venue and a Liquor Store. In 2005, the hotel underwent a major exterior facelift bringing back its look from the 1920’s. Our greatest asset? Our team of dedicated staff of course. Come and enjoy an authentic taste of Nelson’s hip heritage as we celebrate over a century of hospitality excellence.
The Best Western Baker Street Inn & Convention Center is historic Baker Street’s newest and only full-service hotel. We are highly ranked on TripAdvisor and just underwent a major interior renovation in 2011.
Business travelers will be pleased to know that we offer free high speed internet while families should make note that kids stay free. Besides 70 comfortable guest rooms, other amenities include banquet facilities, Jacuzzi suites, hot tub, fitness room, flat screen TVs, microwaves, fridges, guest computer, room service and plenty of parking. Visit our website or call for more detail on the excellent ski and golf packages we have to offer.
Our own dining facility, the Baker Street Grill, is a restaurant that is sure to please the heartiest of appetites. Our dinner menu features our signature rotisserie chicken and ribs, grilled steaks as well as a great selection of seafood that includes wild BC salmon. Served every Sunday between 9:30 am and 1:30 pm, be sure to visit our Sunday Brunch when you’re in town. Experience the many great services we have to offer at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Baker Street Inn & Convention Center.
Kootenai Hideaway is a private lakefront cabin accommodation moments north of Kaslo. Queens Bay Hideaway is a private lakefront cottage just 5 minutes north of Balfour.
The completely renovated cabin sleeps 5-6 and has a queen size bed and a double futon couch/bed with an upper bunk in the front view room. There are also two single beds in the loft bedroom. The kitchen is fully equipped along with a BBQ. There is a full bathroom with a shower. There is everything that you will need in the cabin including all bedding, linens and towels. There is ample parking and a RV power plugin on the cabin.The 200′ of private lake frontage consists mainly of small, smooth, flat pebbles that are made to skip on the lakes’ surface forever. The beach has a gradual slope into the lake which makes it safer for children. At the beach there is a fire-pit, hammock, tenting spots, horseshoe pitch or try the productive fishing from shore at the mouth of the creek. The cabin is located near the end of a no-thru road and is well away from the main roadway. You will only hear the wind and water as the other properties are well hidden past the trees. Email or call Darrell and Chloe for more information on the cabin or the Kaslo area and its activities. 250-825-4568 Two Lakeside family vacation solutions for all four Seasons.
Wing Creek Resort is a spectacularly beautiful, environmentally conscious waterfront resort that offers ownership opportunities and vacation rentals. This unique 20-acre resort features thoughtfully designed luxury cottages, a beautiful private beach, mountain streams, lush forest, walking trails, an orchard, gardens, a gift shop and the Falling Water Spa.
Only 5 cottages available in Phase 1. Wing Creek Resort offers deluxe one-bedroom cedar cottages with granite counter tops, slate and hardwood floors, stainless appliances, and wood burning fireplaces. Decks overlook breathtaking views. Located on 20 wooded acres, with trails, private beach, orchards, gardens and a sparkling mountain stream. Our spa features relaxation and sports massage, reiki and reflexology. Private, quiet, secluded year round retreat. One hour north of Nelson, 20 minutes north of Ainsworth Hot Springs and just 5 minutes north of Kaslo. Wing Creek Resort is in the heart of an area known for its natural beauty, spectacular vistas, natural hot springs, unparalleled hiking, boating, skiing and many other outdoor activities.
JOHNSON’S LANDING RETREAT is a Holistic Centre dedicated to the development of Body, Mind and Spirit. The Centre is located near the top of beautiful Kootenay Lake. We have been offering quality Workshops and Retreats since we first opened in 1999. Call us Toll Free 1(877)366-4402
You are welcome to join us for Couple’s workshops, Tantra, Painting, Personal Development, Reiki, Yoga, TaiChi, Meditation, Healing, Geodesic Dome building and much more! We also invite people to come just for a personal getaway.
Stellar Heli Skiing we fly with the powerful A-star helicopter, small groups of four skiers and their guide skiing at your pace. Vast terrain with unlimited alpine and open treeline skiing.
Your One Stop Adventure Shop for:
Kayak tours, rentals and lessons
SUP lessons, rentals and sales
Outdoor apparel, paddle / hiking gear, accessories and so much more…
Selkirk Snowcat Skiing offers spectacular ski terrain in a weather zone known for epic dumps of powder snow, year after year. For more than 40 years, we’ve provided the wilderness ski experience of a lifetime to thousands of people who showed up as skiers, and left one week later, as friends.
Imagine a mountain playground almost double the size of Whistler Blackcomb – for just 24 skiers or riders.
We call it The Ultimate Wilderness Ski Experience!
Office Hours: (all times PST)
Mon to Fri: 9am – 4pm
Lardeau River Adventures provides expedition-style day trips in the heart of the Kootenay Rockies. Nestled between the Selkirk and Purcell Mountains, 90 minutes north of Nelson, the Lardeau River features numerous class 2 rapids, serene pools, mountain vistas and abundant wildlife. With over 20 years of commercial rafting behind us, your enjoyment and safety are our number one priority. Join us and discover why we are the Kootenay Rockies Premier Adventure!
Breath in mountain fresh air and relax lakefront at The Sentinel, a luxury B&B and Retreat Centre, located a short 50-minute drive from Nelson or 7 minutes from the heart of Kaslo. Established on 5.6 acres, we welcome you to enjoy our expansive terrace, relax on our 800 square foot sundeck, wander through our organic garden or have your coffee in one of our lakeside lounge chairs. You will wake up rejuvenated in one of our lake and mountain view king-sized bedrooms with ensuite bathroom. We hope you take advantage of our kayaks and canoes and head out for a sunset paddle or relax with one of our onsite bodywork services.
Our delicious breakfast will prepare you for your day ahead, whether you are off on an adventure or staying with us for a day spa experience.
All our rooms have lake and mountain view and can accommodate you either in a luxurious king-sized bed or two twin sized beds, immaculately appointed with white linen sheets and fluffy duvets. Ensuite bathrooms with rain shower and heated floors for your comfort.
Kaslo is filled with fun places to eat, but if you prefer to eat with us let us know ahead of time and we can prepare you a gourmet, garden to table meal in-house, lunch and dinner seatings available.
We are experts in the area so if you are looking for an adventure let us book it for you! World-class mountain biking, hiking, skiing, kayaking and more are all within 10 minutes of our door, reach out and let us know what you are interested in and we can create an adventure package that will best suit you.
Explore a wild but fragile underground world sculpted by glacier fed waters located in the Selkirk Mountains above Ainsworth Hot Springs and Kootenay Lake in beautiful British Columbia.
Cody Caves Provincial Park was re-established in June of 2013. Since then Cody Cave Tours Owner / Operator Lee Hollis and his professional guiding team have been escorting hundreds of individuals and families through a fascinating journey of this fragile underworld. Cody Cave Tours operates year round offering a variety of tour packages that will appeal to all adventurous types. For children age 5 and up to adults who enjoy a much more strenuous and physical adventure, there is a tour just for you. Reservations are required. Please call or visit our website at codycavetours.com
The hot springs were first visited by the Ktunaxa First Nations, who embraced the nupika wu’u or spirit waters for their healing and rejuvenating powers. Enjoy an indigenous inspired meal in the Ktunaxa Grill then retire in comfort to one of our 40 contemporary styled guest rooms. The hot springs are open daily for public enjoyment.
Complimentary hot springs access is included with your stay in the resort. Recent renovations include a lovely entrance in the pool lobby, a large accessible change/washroom and large retail shop. The hot springs pool and caves are also open daily for public enjoyment.
Our resort features three odourless pools: 150 foot horseshoe shaped cave, main hot springs and stream-fed cold plunge. Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort provides the perfect place to relax and enjoy the nupika wu’u, or warm mineral waters, much the same as it has for hundreds of years. Our Ktunaxa Grill will enhance your visit with a tantalizing culinary experience.
Located on the shores of Kootenay Lake and only 4 km from Ainsworth Hotsprings. Woodbury Resort really is the “we have it all” destination. Motel, Rv, tenting, JB’s Pub and Restaurant, full service marina, country store & Laundromat, heated pool and cold beer! If you have quads, dirtbikes, mountain bikes or hiking boots bring them!
Reset, renew, rejuvenate. Kootenay EcoRetreats & Adventures offers summer and winter retreats. Our all inclusive retreats include gourmet meals, local transportation and activities and are based out of the off grid, solar powered eco centre ‘White Pines Dojo’ in Slocan, B.C. Canada. Let us take care of you, while you relax and enjoy the pristine beauty of the area. In winter join us on our Powder Highway Adventure featuring trips to three of eight legendary ski resorts on the West Kootenay Side of the Powder Highway. All you have to do is show up and we will get you to where some of the best powder in the world is waiting. Plan your summer retreats in Yoga and Health & Nature with combined outdoor activities; paddleboarding, kayaking, waterfall tours and other adventures.
Today, 53 years after it was established, Yasodhara Ashram is an enduring and vibrant spiritual community. Set in the beautiful mountains of southeastern British Columbia, we invite people of all ages and backgrounds to pursue their self-development and discover the promise of yoga. Our purpose is to stimulate open intellectual and spiritual enquiry, supporting the potential of transformation in each person.
This Norman Woods original resides in a magnificent mountain setting encompassing 750 acres with over a mile of lakefront on Kootenay Lake. Every hole is framed by soaring forests, spectacular views of the Kokanee Glacier & surrounding areas, characterized by its long driving fairways, immense rolling greens, immaculate course upkeep.
ABOUT KOKANEE SPRINGS
Kokanee Springs Resort is one of Canada’s finest championship 18 hole championship courses. This graceful track, considered by many to be the flagship of Kootenay golf courses, resides in a magnificent mountain setting on Kootenay Lake. Every hole is framed by spectacular panoramic views of the Kokanee Glacier and surrounding area.
Kokanee Springs is a Norman Woods original, characterized by its long driving fairways, immense rolling greens, immaculate course upkeep, and ability to interest and challenge golfers at all levels. After an unforgettable golfing experience, the accommodations at Kokanee Springs offer a quiet mixture of casual elegance and relaxation for those desiring mountain-style peace and tranquility. Kokanee Springs offers a relaxed environment surrounded by beautiful vistas, great amenities and friendly staff. The Resort’s 750 acres includes over a mile of lake front on Kootenay Lake, as well as natural wetlands and soaring forests
The Freedom of Flight! No wings required. From high up in the forest canopy, experience a bird’s eye view of the stunning natural environment as you soar above Kokanee Creek canyon on six awe-inspiring ziplines. It’s the only outdoor adventure that’ll leave you breathless without breaking a sweat.
Located 20 minutes outside of Nelson, BC. Experience our fully guided 2-2.5 hour tour with six ziplines! No age restriction but a weight restriction of minimum 50lbs- maximum 265lbs. Fun for the whole family! Pre-booking is highly recommended to ensure your spot! Open May-October.
We are committed to creating a province free from workplace injury or illness, and to providing service driven by our core values of integrity, accountability, and innovation. By partnering with workers and employers, we help British Columbians come home from work safe every day.
The Crystal Dome Retreat Centre hosts a wide variety of seminars & holistic events: Astrology, Aromatherapy, Sound Healing, Alchemical Bodywork, Shamanic Kabbalah. Available for Vacation Rental from May 1 to Oct.30. Call 1-888-633-2214 for further information.
Book your holistic astrological reading, a weekend B&B retreat or one of our week long Vision Nest Seminars by calling your host, Joseph-Mark at 1-888-633-2214 today!
We work with you to create a very Special Event on the waters of Kootenay Lake:
- Swim at a private beach… soak up the sun
- Enjoy the trill of tubing… kneeboarding and so much more!
- Enjoy a day of play with your grand-children… or your children… laugh… fun…
- Create new memories with family or friends, or your special one!
- Make your Engagement… Wedding… that more much special
- Say Thank You to your Staff… Your Clients!
- Or simply take care of yourself!!!
The Lakeshore Inn has 4 fully-equipped kitchenettes. Fridge, stove, pots, dishes and utensils. All you need to campout for a few days and enjoy all the things to do in the surrounding area. We have great weekly rates and golf/ski packages available.
The only grocery store in Balfour
We have a full Grocery Store, a licensed Liquor Agency, a Lotto Agent, Hardware, water bottle filling station, Rug Doctor Cleaners, a fax, a copier and much more!