Lodge/B&B on 5 Treed Acres view of garden and forest
About Maggie Kavanagh
Gord & Maggie are avid outdoor enthusiasts who like to spend their free time in nature - hiking and cycling in the summer, snowshoeing and skiing in the winter. While vacationing in the Kootenay’s during the period from 2005-2008, they recognized the incredible recreational opportunities in the area and decided it might be a great place to settle down. Coming from hectic lives, working in corporate Calgary, nature had become the place they escaped to, so they could merely recharge their batteries. When they purchased Tara Shanti however, they envisioned the potential to shift away from survival to being present in the natural environment, living in a small community and making nature a bigger part of their lives once again. Now, after renovations, they want to share the comfort of Tara Shanti and the natural beauty surrounding it, with their guests.
Maggie Kavanagh purchased this Bed And Breakfast in 2010
Why Maggie Kavanagh chose Walkers
When purchasing the property it was recognized right away that major renovations would be required, and the decision was made, from the outset to use environmentally sustainable products or recycled materials whenever possible. This can be seen even as you approach the property – the roof, which looks like naturally weathered cedar shakes is actually made from 95% recycled materials. This theme runs throughout the lodge, including a large wrap-around deck surfaced with soft recycled rubber tiles. The view from that deck, and many of the rooms at Tara Shanti as well, is truly world class. Looking up Coffee Creek to Kokanee Glacier illuminated by the morning sun is virtually breath taking; in fact many find themselves actually mesmerized by this vista when taking it all in for the first time.
What makes this Bed And Breakfast unique
A quick look on Google Maps shows that there are many established parks or wilderness areas in virtually every direction out from Tara Shanti. This represents a wide range of outdoor recreational activities. This combined with nearby hot springs at Ainsworth, world class golf at Kokanee Springs, artisans in Crawford Bay and nearby wineries in Creston make for a great get away; whether that's for weeks or just a few days.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Owners were fantastic people. Great and ready to help out if you had any questions.
Would recommend it to others. Great view. Great owners. Nice and quiet. Beds we comfy. Enjoyed our stay. The owners Maggie and Gourd were very accommodating. And help with our ideas of things to do in the area ,look forward to staying again in the future. Maybe incite our friends also. Big thanks to both of them.
Both Rhonda and Chuck left a very special place in our hearts! Wonderful couple - loving, kind, respectful and so very sweet!! Come back anytime!! xoxo
Kokanee Glacier View
Maggie and Gord are world travellers so conversation was stimulating and so interesting. Very kind and generous couple. Exceptional accommodations. Very comfortable room with king bed. Delicious breakfasts. We shall return!
Peace and quiet with a lovely view.
We were the lucky recipients of an upgrade to a larger room and the lit fireplace created a very welcoming atmosphere. Having a guest kitchen available an added bonus!!Good to meet you Maggie.
Peaceful and Relaxing
Maggie was great, we booked last minute and she responded immediately. The place was amazing and she was a great host! We ended up talking for hours each morning at breakfast. Very intelligent and knowledgeable about numerous topics and extremely courteous!
Beautiful views, clean, comfortable, affordable and she even let us borrow her "bear horn" when we went hiking to some of the most beautiful places we have seen!
We will be back to Tara Shanti!
B&B plus Yoga
Our stay in this gorgeous area was enhance by a peaceful refuge at this B&B.
The authentic personality of the owner welcome you with an healthy breakfast, a cozy bedroom and fresh bathroom. Every details has been thought of to make your stay a comfortable, safe and unique experience.
What a great idea to incorporate a yoga practice to our journey in the Kootenays by simply going downstairs.
We spend most of our time on the scenic patio where we enjoy every angle of the spectacular views of the lake.
Quiet & beautiful
I was extremely impressed. Tara Shanti has a very relaxing atmosphere and a gorgeous view. The deck, bedrooms, guest lounge and kitchen are tastefully decorated and roomy. Even with other guests using the same common areas, I always had the option of having my own space at one of the multiple tables or lounging areas. Breakfast was delicious, locally sourced, and different every day. And Maggie was absolutely wonderful - she provided plenty of suggestions for activities in the area and a lovely yoga class. I had a response within hours of my request to book a room and my damage deposit was returned within a week of staying there. I will definitely be back the next time I need some R & R.
We are located on the east shore of Kootenay Lake in Kootenay Bay BC