Our retreat facilities are located on the border of a 27,000-hectare Provincial Wilderness Park, yet are within walking distance along forest trails into the beautiful small city of Nelson, B.C. We offer a unique combination of pristine natural settings and proximity to world-class amenities. Our property is part of the 100-year-old Svaboda farm, nestled on the side of what locals call Crystal Mountain. We are blessed with beautiful forests, verdant meadows, and delicious wild water that bubbles down from springs sourced high up in the park.
Our Main Lodge is an inspired circular building that brings a sense of calm and peace to all that enter. We have guest cabins, wonderful gardens for both food and beauty, and at the edge of Hermitage Creek we have built our forest Maloca, a yoga and meditation building that serves as another group space for workshops and weddings. There are trails that lead from our property down to wilderness beaches on majestic Kootenay Lake. We have an outdoor jacuzzi-hot tub for your enjoyment, and plenty of beautiful natural spaces in and around the property for quiet rest and contemplation.