Host an Event & Custom Group Retreat

About us

Welcome to The Sentinel, a boutique Retreat Centre specializing in unique and custom meeting or retreat experiences. Let us host you for your leadership meetings, corporate retreats or development and training weekends.

Take a break from business as usual and let our team take care of your team. The Sentinel is available year-round to host groups for off-site meetings, conferences, trainings or overnight events. You can book the whole property or just the space you need. We offer a range of unique experience for your group to optimize your time together, these can be found in the following section. Whether you are looking for a week of relaxation and adventure or want to engage in team building and coaching we have the tools to build a retreat tailored to your needs.

The Sentinel Accommodations & Venues

Roundhouse Meeting Hall

Sun Meeting Room

9 Luxury Rooms

Lodge & Dining Area

2 Treatment & Breakout Rooms

Woodfired Cedar Hot Tub

Cedar Sauna

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Luxury Accommodation in a Private Remote Setting

Expansive sundecks, terraces and a lakefront sitting area ensure you have ample space to enjoy this tranquil setting both as a group and during individual breakout sessions. Our timber frame roundhouse meeting hall with lake views provides a unique alternative to the boardroom for your team meetings.

Each room is immaculately appointed and have ensuite bathrooms with rain showers and heated floors for your comfort. Relax in your room and take in the sweeping views of Kootenay Lake and Mount Loki, a magical peak waiting for those who wish to climb its 9,000 ft. peak. See more here

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Take your event from Experiential to Transformational

The Sentinel has the good fortune to be located in the heart of adventure and be part of a community offering breakthrough modalities. In additions to your group’s regular programming, let our team help you optimize your time with us.

Ski the famous Powder Highway

Explore rustic hiking trails

Kayak through the deep blue waters of Kootenay Lake

Dip into the natural Ainsworth Hot Springs

River Rafting on the Lardeau River

Ground yourself with guided meditation

Enliven your body with yoga and dance movement classes

Heal with bodywork treatments and sound healing services

Craft Beer Tours

Connect to each other in a new way with ceremonial offerings, breathwork experiences & drumming

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Cuisine

Each day professional chefs prepare creative and nutritious meals to meet the needs of your team. Our menu changes every day to incorporate ingredients from our organic garden, freshly baked bread as well as locally and consciously sourced products from the area. We can easily accommodate your group’s dietary restriction and craft a menu specifically for your group. See more here

Travel Made Easy

Our remote and private setting amplifies the rejuvenating experience of being in nature. Getting here is part of the journey and we are here to make sure it is a rewarding experience.

Travel Options

Charter Flight from Abbotsford to Kaslo (Pickup and drop off ground transport in Vancouver and Kaslo)

Commercial Flight from Vancouver Airport to Castlegar Airport (Ground transport from Castlegar to The Sentinel)

8.5-hour Scenic Drive from Vancouver or Calgary

Pricing

Due to the highly individualised nature of your stay with us retreat packages vary greatly. Costs depend on size of your group and your choice of daily engagements. Get in touch and we will be happy to give you a tailored quote.

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Venue Highlights

The Sentinel is proud to be located on the shores of Kootenay lake with views of the stunning and powerful Purcell mountains. 180 º views from our Maloca a timber frame roundhouse where all our retreats and gatherings are held. We have breakout rooms and bodywork services such as acupuncture, reiki and massage available on site. Onsite gardens serve up the goodness we serve all our guests and the cedar hot tub and sauna are the perfect way to end your day in solitude or with friends.

Amenities

  • Free Wifi
  • Spa
  • Sauna
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Hot Tub
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Cafe
  • Yoga Studio

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Ayurvedic
  • Includes Meat
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free

Menu/Cuisine

We offer an array of colourful, nourishing and well-balanced meals lovingly made by professional chefs and consciously sourced from our organic, on-property garden.
FARM TO TABLE The Sentinel produces its own organic fruits and vegetables which are supplemented by local organic gardens.
The earth is our foundation for health – we know that the tomato on your plate was planted and nourished to its full potential by us.

LOCALLY SOURCED Meats are free range organic and prepared from our own suppliers, honey is from local bee keepers and vegetables are from our garden and local providers. Experience the connection while walking through our gardens.

MADE WITH LOVE Our most important ingredient is the love of those that have grown and prepared your meal – so your body can be nourished and be able do the work that is needed to be done on the planet.

A TASTE OF OUR MENU

BREAKFAST: Our signature “This is not oatmeal” combinations of nature’s wellness berries including chia and goji berries –sesame seeds and dried fruits. Gluten-free. Farm fresh eggs of the day, served with freshly picked greens and herbs
Organic yogurts and honey & Applesauce muffins & Freshly baked bread every day

LUNCH: Fresh mixed garden salad, Quinoa lasagna with marinara sauce with Russian garlic and truffle oil

DINNER: Chicken Ancho (a specialty from our friends in Mexico) with roasted root vegetables & mixed grain salad OR our signature vegan curry with Sentinel garden pumpkin

TREATS: Peach cobbler

Accommodations

All our kings and shared twin rooms have stunning views of the lake and mountains like this one! Weather you are in a private luxurious king room or a shared twin, all our accommodation is clean and modern. Your ensuite has heated floors, a rain shower and amenities for your comfort. Fluffy white towels and crisp linens are waiting for you as you check into your room so you can relax and refresh.

Directions

When you see this sign you have arrived!
We are 50 minutes from Nelson BC and 15 minutes from Ainsworth Hot Spring & 7 minutes from Kaslo.

You can drive here from Vancouver in 9 hours and from Calgary in 8, these drives are beautiful in the summer time and especially if you are coming with a friend! Alternatively we are just a short 1 hour flight from either of these major cities, the closest airport is the Castlegar airport, which is 1.5 hours from our door!

Thank you!

We're glad you've joined our retreat community. See you around :)

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Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

Retreats inspire me to continue to practice and fuel my journey. I always find specified intention and feel it projects me closer to my purpose. Shannon
 

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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