Tara Shanti is a large chateau style structure situated on five treed acres, overlooking Kootenay Lake facing Kokanee Glacier. This guest bedroom has a private ensuite bathroom and faces east with a forest view.
Tara Shanti has 4 other rooms listed on VRBO. Property numbers are 871053 (Red Room), 877456 (Aqua Room), 877436 (Blue Room), and 877452 (Yellow Room).
The king bed is composed of eco-friendly hybrid latex mattresses made with plant based Bio Foam and Latex. This bed is specifically designed to provide optimal support and comfort and can be separated into two twin beds if required.
Guests are free to use all common areas on the property including a guest kitchen, large living room and dining room as well as the deck and patio.
A nutritious breakfast is offered to all guests between the hours of 8 and 8:30am each day. There is a set breakfast menu. Depending on the weather, your breakfast can be enjoyed on our patio in the garden, on the deck facing the glacier and lake or inside our spacious dining room.
To help accommodate guests, especially those planning a longer stay, we have a fully equipped guest kitchen available for your use. This includes an electric induction stove, microwave, refrigerator and dishwasher. The guest kitchen comes with a suite of pots, pans, utensils and dishes. Depending on occupancy the kitchen area will be shared by other quests.
In the theme of sustainability, we have incorporated energy and water efficiency wherever possible. The renovations also incorporated select recycled product options such as recycled roof (Enviroshake) and deck (Azek). Throughout the property you will find items which have been ‘re-purposed’ and as part of the growing Eastshore community, Gord and Maggie actively support other local businesses and and greenhouses.
Summer activities in and around Kootenay Lake include hiking, cycling, golfing, swimming, kayaking, sailing/boating, birding and fishing or just relax and enjoy the vistas.
Winter activities on the Eastshore can involve snowshoeing, cross-country and backcountry skiing as well as snowmobiling. For downhill skiing enthusiasts Whitewater is just south of Nelson so about 75 minutes away from Tara Shanti (including ferry ride). There are also set tracks for snowshoeing as well as cross-country.
Maggie is a certified Hatha Yoga Teacher with 17 years of teaching experience. We have a fully equipped yoga studio including props to assist students of all levels in yoga asanas (poses). She offers weekly classes to the local community on Tuesday and Thursday mornings 930-11am. Guests are welcome to participate, first class is free.
'Tara' means 'star' and ‘Shanti’ simply means ‘peace’.
There are a number of ways one can interpret Tara Shanti, but we prefer to think of Tara Shanti as the ‘star’ of peace or the search for peace in our busy lives. Peace that comes when we stop and take time to nourish our bodies and our souls.
We are hopeful that when staying with us at Tara Shanti you will first find rest and renewal and with that, ‘peace’ in our beautiful location surrounded by the awe and serenity of nature.+ More