Retallack Lodge is locatedapproximately an hour’s drivenorth of the artsy, bohemian, laid- back town of Nelson, BritishColumbia. We’re accessible by caron a well-maintained highway.That means you don’t have toworry about baggage limits onhelicopter ﬂights, long trips toyour accommodation in othervehicles, or leaving your car behind in an unattended parkinglot. After all, why waste valuableriding time spending hoursgetting to andfrom youraccommodation?The heart of Retallack Lodge isour spaciousliving room withits comfortableleather sofas andimpressive two-story graniteﬁreplace. We also offer a pleasant42-person dining room, cosy bar,games room, entertainmentroom, sauna, outdoor hot tub andwireless Internet access. Otheramenities include an equipmentroom for tuning and repairingyour bike, and a changing roomwhere you can leave your gearand outerwearovernight. Youcan also let ourmassagetherapists getyour body back into top form soyou can get themost out of yourtime on the mountain.Our accommodation sleepsup to 24 guests in 11 warm,comfortable guest suites.Bedrooms are furnished withsingle or double beds bedeckedwith goose downduvets, bedsidetables withreading lamps,and a hangingspace forclothing. Eachsuite includes a private bathroomwith a shower.
– ProfessionalGuides and Lodge Staff
Great trails andamazing scenery isone thing, butsharing it withunique andmemorable peopleis another. Ourstaff is made up of a blend of ‘Kootenay Folk’ who live themountainlifestyle to thefullest. We skideep, dry snowin the winters;and roam thesesame areas by bike in thesummer.The ruggedlandscape is in our blood – alpinepeaks, valleys,forests, hot springs,glaciers, ragingrivers, lakes, andan endless trove of secret treasures just waiting to bediscovered. The Kootenays breedthe type of people who deﬁne aculture that is both mellow anddriven. Driven for adventure, butalways taking in each moment.Our professionalguides and lodgestaff will welcomeyou with smiles,stories, and best of all - the experiencerequired to shareour riding with youin the best waypossible.At Retallack, safety is always our
Number 1 priority
. All of ourexperienced mountain bikingguides are trained in client care ,advanced ﬁrst aid, mountainrescue, the safe operation of helicopters and off-road vehicles,wildlife encounter procedures,and wilderness survival. All of our guides and vehicles areequipped with the latest medicaland rescue gear, and are inconstant contact with ourcommunicationcentre via VHFradios, 3D GPStracking and two-way satellitemessenging devices,and back-up satellitephones.Under the guidance of ourMedical Director and physicianswe also have the capabilities andequipment to provide both basicand advanced life support. It isrecommended that you purchaseour optional External Travel,Medical and HelicopterEvacuation Insurance when you book your trip. At a cost of onlyapproximately 5% of the totalcost of your trip, it is a bargainfor your added peace of mind.