Join Us at The Sentinel for a Transformative Experience that Starts with You

Escape the Everyday

The Sentinel is the ultimate getaway. You choose your dates and the pace to create the perfect escape for you! We will help with all of the details so nothing gets in way of what matters most: restocking memories, rejuvenating body & soul or taking on new challenges while exploring this beautiful country at your own leisurely speed.

Pet Friendly Rooms

Woof! Woof! We’d be happy to welcome your pooch during your stay

Culinary Escape

Handcrafted and prepared just for you. Order a delicious morning breakfast, snacks, lunches or dinner prepared by our private chef

Unplug to Unwind

Completely unplug from the world – we purposefully don’t have TV’s in the rooms so you can rest and relax fully

Private Spa

Relax in our cedar-lined hot tub, wood-fired sauna or cold plunge – all overlooking Kootenay Lake

Thank you once again for a beautiful stay in such a sacred space. The nourishing food, the land, the incredible humans who support The Sentinel is beyond expectation. See you again.

Laura Foster

Facility & Amenities

There's plenty of space to relax at The Sentinel. From spacious rooms, our famous Maloca, the warm Sunroom, our inviting spa area to the vast acreage of our property and beyond.

The Lodge

The main gathering place of our centre designed or for community feasts or relaxing in the living space by a cozy fire. Feel at home and play the piano, read a book or simply immerse yourself into daydreaming viewing the lake and mountains.

Our main lodge also boasts a beautiful outdoor patio area where you can lounge and relax or enjoy your meal.

The lower lodge areas houses two of our room and the Sunroom for relaxing.

The Maloca

Our beautiful timber frame Maloca roundhouse is famous for not only its craftsmanship and views, but it’s use as a ceremonial space, event or workshop facility, a performance and entertainment space or for your morning yoga session.

In the Annex

A newer expansion to the Lodge, the Annex expands our capacity with 5 additional rooms. Every room has magnificent views from their double door entry-ways that look out across Kootenay Lake towards the Purcell mountains.

Each room can be set up as either a King or Twin Shared and we can accommodate pets in our lower three rooms.

In the Lodge

The Lodge is home to three bedrooms; 1 King on the upper level; two rooms and our glamping Sunroom on the lower level.

Outbuilding Stays

A private Queen bedroom is situated within our Maloca building while a bonus room is situated beside our main office on the property.

Body Work

Book one of our on-premise bodyworkers for a relaxing and rejuvenating treatment.

Currently offering:

TCM & Acupuncture with Leni

Shiatsu Massage with Peter

Relaxing Massage with Tyson

Spa Area

Our quaint spa is calling you.

Relax in our wood-fired sauna, take a dip into a cold plunge or spend time drifting away in our hot tub. Immerse yourself in tranquility during your stay.


Directly below the Lodge and spa deck is our 700 feet of smooth-rock lakefront. Enjoy the perfect place to soak in the alpine views, meditate, stretch, do yoga, gather around a campfire  — and by all means, take a dip!

Lounge Around

Throughout the property you will find little nooks to take a time out. Hammocks to sitting chairs, take some time for yourself.

Permaculture based self-sufficiency meets culinary excellence

We offer an array of colourful, nourishing and well-balanced meals lovingly made by professional chefs and consciously sourced from our on-property garden.

We are happy to provide fabulous meals prepared by highly skilled chefs, using consciously-sourced, nourishing ingredients, including fresh organic produce from our on-site garden in season. Literally, food for the soul!

We can prepare snacks, breakfast, lunch or dinner for guests and or retreats.

Special diet? We honour and respect all dietary lifestyles.

I loved staying at the Sentinel. The retreat centre itself was so beautifully put together, with a lot of thoughtful touches. The quiet setting on the lake was so soothing for my nervous system. I loved bathing in the lake every day! The food was plentiful, delicious and nutritious and full of love.

The retreat centre provided a beautiful safe and sacred space for us to do deep healing work, supported by the majestic surrounds of mother nature.

Much Gratitude to all the wonderful staff!

Sentinel Guest

The place is absolutely stunning. Never seen scenery like that. Only thing better was the staff. From the general manager, to the chef to the owners themselves. It was a place of health and serenity. Dog friendly and have an amazing dock and sauna. We can't wait to go back. Only a few rooms so it always felt calm, quiet and relaxing.

Connor Curran(Google Review)

This place is a hidden gem in paradise! The staff are incredibly thoughtful and the grounds are well planned out. The sauna and hot tub are spectacular, but the molaca is extra special. If you’re looking for a peaceful getaway, this is the place for you! Thank you for the intuitive hospitality!

Jaclyn(Google Review)

If you are looking for a stunningly beautiful place to reconnect with yourself, relax, transform your mind and empower your soul, this is it. The drive can be long but is well worth it. The staff of the sentinel is friendly, thoughtful and amazing to be around. The food they serve is nourishing and delicious. The views of the place are stunning and awe worth it. The Malloca, that place you can go to for a yoga class, a meditation, or a transformation, is simply out of this world. On top of all of that, you can schedule an appointment there with a fantastic Chinese Medicine Practitioner, Leni Neumeier; make sure you book your appointment with Leni at least 1 month ahead of your visit, as her schedule is full. Give yourself the gift to visit this place.

Diana Villarreal

What an incredible retreat centre! I was blown away by the beautiful views, the uniqueness of the structures on the property, especially the Maloca where workshops are held. The Sentinel is a perfect place to unplug, connect and deepen into the human experience.

Shauna Mcgowan

Breathtaking surroundings and beautiful craftsmanship make this location magically relaxing.

Nicole Rhynold


On property activities will delight and entertain. Or go off-site and explore the local area.

Kayak & Canoe

Tranquility on the water. Glide out on one of our kayaks or canoe. *Liability Waiver Required to participate*


Set foot on one of the local hikes or walks and enjoy the scenery and views.

Self-Guided Yoga & Meditation

Take your practice to the shoreline, the forest or use the Maloca (when available).

Hot Springs

We are just a short distance from Ainsworth & Halfway Hot Springs.

Lakeside Campfire

Enjoy an evening at the water with the peaceful crackling of the flames with a cozy fire.


Soar across the alpines in the Kootenays with a local zipline excursion.

Rest & Relax

Find a small spot on the property to simply rest. Hammock and chairs available for use.

Heli Skiing

During our winter season, this is a perfect get away for hitting the local slopes.