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April 3, 2024

Escape to the Mountains

Slip off your shoes, stoke the fire, and settle in for an evening of relaxation at one of the Kootenay’s secluded mountain getaways. Tuck yourself away deep in the forests or cozy up to a beachside paradise. Whatever your preference, the Kootenay Rockies have precisely what you’re looking for in a hidden retreat.

There’s one common feature among them all – you’ll wake up peacefully to the fresh mountain air, feeling relaxed, rejuvenated, and ready for your adventures ahead.

Adventure Domes

Perhaps the most unique-looking lodging on the list, the Adventure Domes, in New Denver, epitomizes the spirit of the Kootenays. Unassuming but impressive and full of character, the four domes sleep between 3-6 people and are just a short walk to the waters of Slocan Lake.

Photo courtesy of the Adventure Domes

Cottage in Hills

Poke your head out the windows in the morning and watch the jagged peaks of the Valhallas light up at Cottage in Hills. This private guesthouse features a separate bath house with an outdoor bath and shower – perfect for cleaning up post-hike.

Photo courtesy of Cottage in Hills

Columbia Wetland Outpost Lodge

Wake up to the Wildlife of the Columbia Wetlands at the Outpost lodge (south of Golden in Parsons). Listen carefully, and you may hear the soothing chirp of a barn swallow or the wail of a Great Blue Heron while you sip your coffee on the patio. With enough space for you and 13 others, this luxury lodge makes for the perfect extended family getaway.

Kootenay Lakehouse

Nestled next to the Arrow Lake, near Nakusp, the cabin has 180 degree views of the surrounding mountains and lake. Enjoy the spa-style bathroom, wake up to views of the lake or go to bed looking at the stars through skylights at night from the comfort of the custom king bed, or enjoy a drink nestled up by the the fire inside or outside on the protected patio.

Photo courtesy of the Kootenay Lakehouse

Kootenay Park Lodge

The property is bordered by the picturesque river. Banff, Lake Louise and Radium Hot Springs are all an easy 45 minute drive from the lodge. Several world-class hiking trails and great fishing spots are close by. Services include cabin accommodation, restaurant, information centre and general store.

Photo courtesy of Kootenay Park Lodge

Mount 7 Lodges

Just a few minutes south of Golden, Mount 7 Lodges can be your basecamp for all the Kicking Horse region has to offer. Choose from chalets, cabins or lodges for your getaway. Their Red Fox Lodge is a fully accessible home away from home for those with limited mobility.

Photo courtesy of Mount 7 Lodges

Nipika Mountain Resort

Starting from one trapping cabin back in the 1920s, Nipika Mountain Resort is now one of the Kootenays iconic destinations (near Radium Hot Springs). Featuring nine charming log cabins, a day lodge and conference centre, and never-ending trails surrounding the property, a stay at the eco-resort will leave you wanting to come back for more.

Photo courtesy of Nipika Mountain Resort

Rossland Bike Retreat

Stay at these family-friendly cabins available in all seasons. A 10-minute drive from the slopes of RED Mountain Resort, Rossland Bike Retreat is the perfect jumping off point for your adventure. You’ll find complete serenity in this mountain escape, with a view that will put a fresh perspective on any outlook. Be it snow or dirt you’re after, we’ll help you discover the trails you seek.

Wedgwood Manor & Glamping Retreat

Disconnect from the outside world at the Wedgwood Manor in Crawford Bay. The historic property features five themed suites, one quaint cabin and their new glamping experience. The gardens and nature surrounding this English Countryside style manor will make all the city stresses disappear.

Photo courtesy of Wedgwood Manor & Glamping Retreat

Wing Creek Resort

The perfect romantic getaway for you and your loved one, Wing Creek Resort offers a secluded stay just north of Kaslo. Enjoy an intimate evening with your partner under the lights of the cabin’s patio as you stargaze at the sky above. With just five cottages over 8-hectares (20-acres), you’ll have plenty of solitude.

Photo courtesy of Wing Creek Resort

Take a few days or a week to disconnect from the world – and get back to nature in our mountains! 

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