Since our gentle, thoughtful, COVID-conscious re-opening in June, we have been blessed to host some astonishing retreats, workshops, and discerning travellers this summer. To a person, our visitors have been mindfully, delightfully cooperative as together we ensure our ability to safely share this sacred place. If you’re planning an event or visit and have any questions, including about our new guest protocol, designed to ensure the safety & well-being of our guests and staff, give us a call at (250) 353-2246, or email us at: We look forward to welcoming you!

The Sentinel is a lakeside retreat and wellness centre, nestled on the western shore of magnificent Kootenay Lake, in southeastern British Columbia. 

We are a boutique mountain lodge, offering discerning travellers elegant rooms, stunning views, a spa deck, 700 feet of Zen-like Kootenay Lake private shoreline — and best of all, tranquility.

We also offer transformative experiences designed to elevate your mind, empower your body, and invigorate your soul.


kaslo — kootenay style

We are located in a very special part of the world. 

The Sentinel is situated on the eastern shore of fjord-like Kootenay Lake, less than 10 minutes from the lovely village of Kaslo. With its spectacular physical setting, its Victorian-era architecture, its surprising array of amenities, and, best of all, its charming, creative, occasionally quirkily colourful citizens, Kaslo provides Sentinel guests, particularly those from urban centres, with an unforgettable experience. 

For those of you who haven’t visited us, here’s what Carolyn Heller, writing in, had to say about her Sentinel stay last year. There have been a few changes since the article was published in January, 2019, but it does provide an objective overview  you may find informative.