Mountain Trek Health Reset Retreat

Mountain Trek Health Reset Retreat

3800 North St., Ainsworth Hot Springs, British Columbia V0G 1A0 Canada
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Rated one of the best health retreats in the world, Mountain Trek is a week-long immersive health reset program proven to dramatically transform your body, mind, and spirit. Whether you feel overworked, overweight, or just in need of time to unplug, slow down, and recharge, Mountain Trek is for you. Located in the majestic and healing forests of British Columbia, Canada, our award-winning health reset program features daily guided hikes, nourishing chef-prepared meals, functional fitness classes, gentle yoga, guided relaxation sessions, therapeutic massages, and a state-of-the-art spa. Every aspect of your week is meticulously designed and personalized by our team of 40+ professionals, who expertly guide you (and a maximum of 15 other guests) through a life-changing health journey. You will work hard, relax deeply, and thoroughly reset your physical, emotional, and mental health. Melt stress away, restore energy levels, burn fat, purge toxins, and return home revitalized, recharged, and years younger than when you arrived.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Hot tub
Free breakfast
Hiking
Aerobics
Free airport transportation
Wifi
Yoga classes
Yoga room
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Sauna
Plunge pool
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Evening entertainment
Patio
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Spa
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Hot spring bath
Massage
Neck massage
Open-air bath
Steam room
Adults only
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
First aid kit
Laundry service
Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air purifier
Bathrobes
Seating area
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French

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3800 North St., Ainsworth Hot Springs, British Columbia V0G 1A0 Canada
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Sparky14505 wrote a review Jun 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is not a 'hotel' ... it is a hiking retreat. I needed space to balance and reset both physically and mentally. This was just the recipe. I chose a 2 week option which, while pricey, allowed me to really go forward on a solid re-energized base. This is a physcially active program with beautiful scenery and fantastic food served up daily. AND you'll meet amazing people too. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: May 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: The rooms are basic rooms - fully meeting all needs, but more dorm style though you have your own...
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Response from Mountain Trek, General Manager at Mountain Trek Health Reset Retreat
Responded Jun 7, 2022
We were honored to spend two weeks with you. Thank you for sharing your experience with the Trip Advisor community. We look forward to seeing you again next season.
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Lenrock143 wrote a review Jul 2022
Boston, Massachusetts
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I just returned from a week at Mountain Trek in British Columbia. After attending countless spas, fitness programs and health retreats, we believe this is the best experience available today - bar none. It is expensive and full immersive but if you need to make changes or a total health and body reset, this is the program for you.

Alex, Kirk, Katya, their exceptional hiking guides and spa staff have spent 20 years perfecting their comprehensive approach to total health and wellness following a 7 point guided interactive program. You will leave with a complete plan and roadmap to continue on your progress which for me meant losing 11 pounds and reducing my chest and waist by 7 inches.

We have now attended the Mountain Trek Program six times and it just keeps getting better. We plan to return every few years to reset and we have now extended the invitation to all the members of our family to benefit from this incredible program.

For me the highlight of the trip was getting to dive into crystal clear Kootenay Glacier Lake without a cloud in the sky surrounded by a valley full of wildflowers and feeling like today is the first day of the rest of my life.
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Date of stay: July 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Ask for a room on the second floor overlooking the firepit and the lake.
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Response from Mountain Trek, General Manager at Mountain Trek Health Reset Retreat
Responded Jul 31, 2022
This review really touched us. Hearing you attained that moment of serenity in the lake is what we hope for everyone (not only our guests). Thank you, James, for sharing your experience with the Trip Advisor community. We really looking forward to having you and Stephanie again next year! Until then, be well.
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Kimberlee R wrote a review Dec 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Food was amazing in its taste and being nutritionally dense to keep you fueled in all physical activity. The hikes were well planned and absolutely beautiful. The program is wholistic covering all aspects of your health and wellness. The staff was professional and customer centric. The yoga studio is the most beautiful setting ever and the instructor was so helpful in guiding me a beginner through the gentle yoga practice. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to radically change their health trajectory. I went in tired , out of shape and overweight. I came out of the week energized and ready to keep moving along with my metabolism kicked into to work properly. Now 5 months later I have continued to put into practice that which I have learned which has led to losing 20 pounds over that time and moving more than I have in years.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Mountain Trek, General Manager at Mountain Trek Health Reset Retreat
Responded Dec 29, 2022
We are so happy to hear you have made so much progress back home. Wonderful work! Thank you for sharing your experience with the Tripadvisor community!
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mike h wrote a review Mar 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I were lucky enough to enter NZ a few days before the quarantine. The group ended up with us and another wonderful couple we met last year in Italy. We had Alex and Kirk to ourselves!
They were the perfect hosts. Even in the changing world the Mountain Trek team are over the top on attending to any issue.
We hope that this same trip is offered again next year......you had better sign up fast because the 4 of us are definitely going again.
BTW, the side excursions, hotels and restaurants were everything we dreamed of.
Thank you Alex and Kirk for a wonderful week!!!!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Mountain Trek, General Manager at Mountain Trek Health Reset Retreat
Responded Apr 7, 2020
Hi Mike, We were thrilled to have such a wonderful first experience in New Zealand with you, and can't wait to host again next year! Thank you for joining us on the adventure most needed right before we returned home to uncertainty.
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Claire wrote a review Sep 2022
Calgary
5.0 of 5 bubbles
After a week at Mountain Trek I feel lighter, filled with more energy, walking taller, and brimming with enhanced positivity of body, spirit and mind. I feel that this should be on everyone’s ‘must do’ list in our busy and stressed out world—the experience was a game changer for me. with regards to a complete physical and mental recharge. The lodge and grounds are beautiful, overlooking the stunning lake. The day is fully packed but filled with such a wonderful array of balanced experiences. I loved starting each day with a yoga class, and the daily workshop(s) on a variety of health and balance related topics were so full of common sense and educational. As an avid lifelong hiker it was not the length or difficultly but rather, the quick pacing of the hikes that was for me was the most challenging part of the program. But they accommodate different levels and the hiking locations were all varied, stunning, and such a fine representation of the gorgeous natural surroundings in this precious corner of the world. I also loved the fitness classes each evening after dinner—terrific and energizing variety of strength and cardio training. The week included a very special ‘forest bathing experience’, along with a most welcome soak in the hot tub/steam room/sauna, complete with the ‘obligatory’ cold water soak each evening. Other little bonuses included a ‘retail therapy’ shopping experience at special small local community filled with talented artisans, and an opportunity to see the local salmon spawning and run. Thank you Katya for ‘making’ us take the full body glacier plunge in Kokanee Lake (certainly an experience to cherish and remember) and for your inspirational presence. Kudos to all the staff—to Kirk, to all the guides, the chefs, the fitness instructors, massage therapist (heaven three times a week) and the friendly housekeeping and grounds staff—you all helped to make my week so very special. Bonus to the week I was there was the close camaraderie that developed between 15 very special and supportive individuals from all over North America. This trip is an experience of a lifetime and a true investment in yourself.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Mountain Trek, General Manager at Mountain Trek Health Reset Retreat
Responded Sep 5, 2022
Thank you for sharing your experience, Claire! We are honored we got to spend a week with you, and very proud of you for doing the natural cold plunge in Kokanee Lake! We hope to see you again next season!
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JenRen1958 wrote a review Apr 2023
Torrance, California
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
This place is the real deal. No gimmicks or fads. They offer one of the best programs available. Not only do they provide a comfortable and beautiful place but also focus on a complete focus on total health and well being. They provide you with so much information and tools to take home with you to continue your health journey when you leave. These people know their stuff! The whole program is amazing from yoga to beautiful hikes as well as strength training. I can’t praise them enough. The food was amazing too. If you’re on the fence about going, please do yourself a favor and go. You won’t regret it!
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Date of stay: April 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: Fly into Castelgar to avoid a 4 hour drive from Spokane. Bring minimal clothes and gear as they...
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Response from Mountain Trek, General Manager at Mountain Trek Health Reset Retreat
Responded May 2, 2023
Thank you, Jen! We were honored to have you stay with us for another week. Thank you for sharing your experience with the TripAdvisor community! We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Beth F wrote a review Jul 2023
Seattle, Washington
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you are looking for a fantastic and unfussy way to reset your health, Mountain Trek is the perfect place to do it. The staff is outstanding and knowledgeable about a variety of health topics, the hikes are wonderful and geared towards all levels and speed, the food was delicious. I wasn't hungry at all in spite of being on a calorie restricted diet. I've done several other upscale spas like Miraval and Canyon Ranch, and I would not return to any of them. I will return to Mountain Trek. Its unpretentious approach to moving you towards better health was exactly what I needed.
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Date of stay: July 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Mountain Trek, General Manager at Mountain Trek Health Reset Retreat
Responded Jul 26, 2023
Our week with you was amazing Beth. We're glad you enjoyed all aspects of your stay and found our unique program to fit your needs! We really look forward to another visit in the future! Be well and stay strong!
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Globaljoan wrote a review Sep 2023
Hawaii
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is THE premier place to go for a week of exceptional health education, fitness strengthening, and overall awareness of how to live a longer, more fulfilling, energetic, and happier life. The staff, food, facilities, and experiences on offer are top of the class, hands-down. For me, this was a genuine transformational experience that will affect the rest of my life. This is a program for people who like to walk and hike.
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Date of stay: September 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Book the extra treatments in advance of arrival. The Thai massage in particular was excellent.
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Response from Mountain Trek, General Manager at Mountain Trek Health Reset Retreat
Responded Sep 19, 2023
Hi Joan! Thank you very much for taking the time to share a review of your experience with the TripAdvisor community. We enjoyed spending the week with you and look forward to seeing you again in the future. If you need anything, please don't hesitate to reach out. You know where to find us!
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Debra F wrote a review Jul 5
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My time at Mountain Trek was the most amazing experience… I left with an overwhelming sense of accomplishment & gratitude. It truly was everything & more that they promised to provide… highlighting physical, nutritional, mental, & emotional health. I’d go back in a heartbeat!!
Thank-you…Mountain Trek!
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Date of stay: May 2024Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Mountain Trek, General Manager at Mountain Trek Health Reset Retreat
Responded 1 week ago
Hi Debra! We so enjoyed our time with you, and are glad you benefited from our program. We look forward to seeing you again! Until then, be well.
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TravelingWithJ wrote a review Jun 2024
Boston, Massachusetts
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I came to Mountain Trek with a friend for one week as part of a getaway. What I did not really understand was how much I would be getting out of it and how I would be literally stretched beyond limits I typically would push myself.

Several things resonated with me but there are 2 that stand out the most: over 25 years, the leaders and ownership of Mountain Trek have constantly strived to improve their program so that their guests can enjoy the best Health Span possible; I had a deep sense that all the staff I encountered during the week truly cared about your health AND about you. I have never been to a place that used the first names of all 15 participants within hours of arrival! This points to the superb vision and leadership that Mountain Trek leaders, Kirk and Katya must model by example. Kudos to them! Kirk and Katya are both excellent speakers giving all the informative seminars that fully embody the program I experienced during the week. The culinary staff led by Chef Tiffany, all my guides (Mathi, Lana, Sarah, Kristi) headed up by Kris and Jen the nutritionist were all fabulous, very approachable and of high caliber in their roles.

Being a science guy, I also appreciate that the Mountain Trek program has continued to change overtime based on current scientific literature on health in the areas of nutrition, movement, detox, sleep, and taking care of one’s whole self, not just physically but also mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

I won’t go into the activity and food details (all high caliber) because many of the past reviews detail those quite accurately. I will say that it is probably not wise to use Mountain Trek as your first foray into health and wellness as the program is intensive … it should not be thought of as an entry level exercise class because you won’t likely enjoy it. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I was pushed and challenged in mind and body , in a humanly caring way for one week. There are so many things I have taken away from this and will slowly put them into practice because one week at Mountain Trek is like drinking from a fire hydrant! Do not come to this program if you are looking for a vacation because that’s not what this program is meant to be. Come to Mountain Trek if you are looking for solid foundational truths to start or continue to live the best and healthiest life for the length of time that you have … Health Span!
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Date of stay: May 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Mountain Trek, General Manager at Mountain Trek Health Reset Retreat
Responded 1 week ago
Hi J! Thank you for sharing your experience with the Tripadvisor community. We enjoyed our time together and hope to see you again in the future. Until then, we wish you health and happiness.
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Jalapin asked a question Dec 2017
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia7 contributions2 helpful votes
does it work for seriously obese seniors?
Answer from codoc324
Boulder, Colorado5 contributions6 helpful votes
Great question, Jalapin. I think that anyone, regardless of how obese he or she is, would benefit from the exercise, healthy diet, and lifestyle guidance that Mountain Trek provides. They make sure that each guest's hikes are appropriate for his/her own level and ability, even if that means guiding a guest 1:1. It's a wonderfully supportive atmosphere. Even more importantly, the education that they provide is straightforward and is designed to be incorporated into your life after you leave, so the benefits of going to Mountain Trek are not just week-long. But I suggest that you call them directly, and ask them your question(s) - they can also tell you what their experience has been with "seriously obese" seniors.
Answer from Paula P
Raleigh, North Carolina8 contributions10 helpful votes
There is no smoking allowed anywhere, as well as no alcohol nor caffeine. The classes/staff/daily activities are a great support for better heatlth and personal choices. It was literally life altering for me.
Answer from DayTravellers
NY28 contributions15 helpful votes
Yes! it's impressive how much time they spend making sure you are hiking in the best group for you---and all the guides have walkie-talkies to allow people to switch groups at some point during the day if you are feeling particularly strong or tired and need to change groups. There are many steep and challenging hikes, especially if you want them!
monlug wrote a tip Jul 1
Ottawa, Canada2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Show up. You won’t regret it. "
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Justin F wrote a tip Jun 2024
Federal Way, WA27 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The rooms are small but the purpose of this retreat is to not spend too much time in the rooms. Everything you need is provided. "
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Mike B wrote a tip May 2024
Calgary, Canada143 contributions100 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Believe them when they say you don’t need to pack a lot. They have a great system to allow for daily laundry done for you."
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Experience787890 wrote a tip Oct 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Start fast hiking before getting there"
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Globaljoan wrote a tip Sep 2023
Hawaii617 contributions257 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book the extra treatments in advance of arrival. The Thai massage in particular was excellent."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mountain Trek Health Reset Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Mountain Trek Health Reset Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort (0.3 miles), Cody Caves (1.9 miles), and J.B. Fletcher Store Museum (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Mountain Trek Health Reset Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a fitness center.
What food & drink options are available at Mountain Trek Health Reset Retreat?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Mountain Trek Health Reset Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mountain Trek Health Reset Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Betty O's KITCHEN, Ktunaxa Grill, and Boccalino Restaurant, Motel & Cabins.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mountain Trek Health Reset Retreat?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center, a sauna, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Mountain Trek Health Reset Retreat have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Mountain Trek Health Reset Retreat offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Mountain Trek Health Reset Retreat have airport transportation?
Yes, Mountain Trek Health Reset Retreat offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Mountain Trek Health Reset Retreat located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the center of Ainsworth Hot Springs.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Mountain Trek Health Reset Retreat?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Does Mountain Trek Health Reset Retreat have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
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