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April 2, 2024

Unique Stays on a Kootenay Hot Springs Road Trip

Join us as we venture off the beaten path and uncover the extraordinary in the Kootenay Rockies! Discover a variety of unique accommodations, from cozy domes to luxurious mansions, and even charming rail cars and canvas tents on a Kootenay Rockies Hot Springs road trip!


Conveniently located just off the main highway in Cranbrook, the Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort offers guests a comfortable stay with many amenities nearby.  Spend a night in the rail car – the Crystal or Santa Fe Railcar Designer Suites. King bed non-smoking designer Railcar Suites include complimentary WiFi, mini-refrigerator, jetted tub, unique decor, premium linens, and HD TV. (Nearest Hot Springs – Fairmont Hot Springs Resort; 1-hour drive.)

Photo courtesy of the Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort

St. Eugene Golf Resort Casino was transformed into a modern full-service, destination golf resort. Today, the St. Eugene Resort offers 125 deluxe guest rooms, highlighting the heritage and culture of the original Mission building.

At the Resort, Indigenous Culture and Relations Training is led by Ktunaxa Nation’s knowledge holders and Elders in a hands-on environment. Learn about and discuss the past, present and future issues related to Indigenous people. Listen to Ktunaxa elders share legends around the campfire, discover the traditional arts of beading or moccasin making. (Nearest Hot Springs – Fairmont Hot Springs Resort; 1-hour drive.)

St. Eugene Golf Resort Casino; photo by Kari Medig


A wide variety of accommodation is located throughout the serene forest at Halcyon Hot Springs Resort. Whether you are travelling solo for business or on a family vacation with a large group, Halcyon has the right place.  From private, exquisite cabins to family-style cottages to grandiose loft chalets, the accommodation provides that exclusive luxury during your stay at the resort. 

All accommodation is within walking distance to the hot springs and front lobby. When it is time to rest, relax and rejuvenate, you will find a comfortable and cozy place here. (Nearest Hot Springs – Halcyon Hot Springs on-site and Nakusp Hot Springs a 35-minute drive.)

Halcyon Hot Springs Resort; photo by Andrew Penner

The Kootenay Lakehouse is a private luxury escape right on the edge of the Arrow Lakes and minutes from the village of Nakusp.  The cabin has a 180-degree view of the surrounding mountains and lake. (Nearest Hot Springs – Nakusp Hot Springs 20-minute drive and Halcyon Hot Springs 30-minute drive.)

A spectacular waterfront property; photo courtesy of the Kootenay Lakehouse

If quaint Victorian-era hotels piques your interest, one of the finest examples is the Leland Hotel in Nakusp.  It is the oldest continuously operating hotel in British Columbia since 1892. (Nearest Hot Springs – Nakusp Hot Springs 20-minute drive and Halcyon Hot Springs 30-minute drive.)


Bear Springs Eco Retreat offers novel glamping accommodations and three cozy guest rooms in a self-contained suite. Enjoy stunning views of Kootenay River, gaze at stars or explore the edible gardens and food forest on this 121 hectare (300 acre) property in the mountains. (Nearest Hot Springs – Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort; 1 hour drive.)

Photo courtesy of Bear Springs Eco Retreat

Blaylock Mansion was built in 1935-37, this lakeside retreat features 3-acres of private grounds – as well as an arboretum with mature trees that can’t be found anywhere else in Western Canada.(Nearest Hot Springs – Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort; 35-minute drive.)

The Sentinel is a lakeside retreat and wellness centre, located in the small town of Kaslo, BC. Amenities include a cedar spa, sauna, and rejuvenating health and wellness programs. (Nearest Hot Springs – Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort; 10-minute drive.)


In the lakeshore community of New Denver, you can find the Adventure Domes – four energy efficient cottages with a strikingly unique shape. Views of the Selkirk and Valhalla mountains make this spot ideal for an off-beat getaway. (Nearest Hot Springs – Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort a 1 hour drive and Nakusp Hot Springs a 50-minute drive.)

Photo courtesy of Adventure Domes


Completely off-the-grid, Nipika Mountain Resort is situated within the wilderness of the Canadian Rockies. The resort generates electricity and heat with renewable energy, for a comfortable and eco-friendly nights stay. (Nearest Hot Springs – Radium Hot Springs; 40-minute drive.) 

Stay in nature at Radius Retreat, sprawled across a fascinating 405 hectares (1,000 acres) right next to the scenic Kootenay National Park. Offering an off-grid, sustainable experience in a breathtaking wilderness area, we’re presenting our lavish Yurt accommodations. Here, we have seven exquisite rooms, which are either 200 or 315 square feet. Each room is equipped with cozy single and queen beds, providing an unmatched comfort. (Nearest Hot Springs – Radium Hot Springs; 10-minute drive.) 

Photo courtesy of Radius Retreat


Boulder Mountain Resort has you covered for all your accommodation needs. Their glamping tents combine the coziness of a queen-sized bed with the fresh air of the great outdoors right outside the windows. Other options include their Geo Domes, Log Cabins, Suites and Rustic Glamping Cabins. Discover why they are rated #1 for “Scenic Adventures”. (Nearest Hot Springs – Halcyon Hot Springs; 1 hour & 15-minute drive; open year-round.)

Photo courtesy of Boulder Mountain Resort


Situated in beautiful Windermere, enjoy glamping in one of three fully-serviced Geodesic Dome Tents. Winderdome Resort is nestled in a tranquil forest, each dome is quiet, comfortable and luxurious; fully-furnished with modern amenities including electricity and cooking facilities. (Nearest Hot Springs – Fairmont Hot Springs Resort; 16-minute drive; open year-round.)

Photo courtesy of Winderdome Resort

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