Our retreat center, bed & breakfast is situated on 5 treed acres overlooking Kootenay Lake with stunning views of Kokanee Glacier. Room rates include a full breakfast. Guests also have access to fully equipped kitchen, dining room, large living room with fireplace, patio and deck. There is a total of five rooms - each room is rented individually. The Aqua room is 124 sq. feet, has a King size bed (or two twin beds) and has a four piece ensuite.
Tara Shanti is a large chateau style structure situated on five treed acres, overlooking Kootenay Lake facing Kokanee Glacier. There are five guest bedrooms in total, four with private ensuite bathrooms and the fifth with access to a shared bathroom across the common area. Three rooms face the west with beautiful views of the glacier and lake. The other two bedrooms face east and have morning sun plus views of the garden and the surrounding forest of mature trees.
Guests are free to use all common areas on the property including a large living room and dining room as well as the deck and patio.
A nutritious breakfast is offered to all guests at 8:00am each day. There is a set breakfast menu each day.
Depending on the weather, your breakfast can be enjoyed on our patio in the garden, on the deck facing the glacier and lake on inside our spacious dining room. To help accommodate guests, especially those planning a longer stay, we have a fully equipped guest kitchen available for your use. This includes an electric induction stove, microwave, refrigerator and dishwasher.
The guest kitchen comes stocked with a suite of pots, pans, utensils and dishes. Depending on occupancy the kitchen area will be shared by all guests.
Interaction with guests
Gord or Maggie will be on hand to greet arriving guests and following check-in receive a tour of the premises and all it has to offer.
Other things to note
Maggie is a certified Hatha Yoga Teacher with 17 years of teaching experience. We have a fully equipped yoga studio including props to assist students of all levels in yoga asanas (poses). She offers weekly classes to the local community on Tuesday and Thursday mornings 930-11am. Guests are welcome to participate, first class is free.
In the theme of sustainability, we have incorporated energy and water efficiency wherever possible. The renovations also incorporated select recycled product options such as recycled roof (Enviroshake) and deck (Azek). Throughout the property you will find items which have been ‘re-purposed’ and as part of the growing Eastshore community, Gord and Maggie actively support other local businesses and greenhouses.
Clean up after yourself. Respect the quiet retreat environment. Be conscious of water and energy usage.
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Experienced travellers who like to go to new places, but old enough to appreciate comfort and good hospitality. Gord and Maggie are nature lovers and keen outdoor enthusiasts, so given everything the Kootenays had to offer, they purchased Tara Shanti in the spring of 2010. Major renovations were undertaken in 2015/16 which have reenergized the entire property, adding comfort and convenience for future guests to enjoy.
In the theme of sustainability, Gord and Maggie have utilized energy and water efficiency wherever possible; including triple pane windows and low-flush toilets. The renovations also incorporated select recycled product options such as recycled roof (Enviroshake) and deck (Azek). Throughout the property you will find items which have been ‘re-purposed’ and as part of the growing Eastshore community, Gord and Maggie actively support other local businesses and greenhouses.