Simply Delicious Lodge has closed its doors for 2017 and for the foreseeable future.

We are so happy to call Renata home, that we are going to treat it as such. This means that we will no longer be hosting paying guests. Instead we will enjoy it for the beautiful and precious place that it is, without the complexities  of running it as a business.

We would like to thank all of our clients for their past patronage and we hope that Simply Delicious will hold special memories in your minds and in your hearts. Its been a wonderful  journey… Meeting and hosting the wonderful and diverse people that stayed with us over the last 5 years has been exceptional!










Come visit Renata BC, leave your troubles behind and get Happy!


Renata’s Simply Delicious LodgeSimply Delicious Lodgeis a bright and roomy, hand built 3 bedroom home with an open concept design and numerous windows to enjoy the wonderful views of the surrounding Kootenay Rockies. Outside you’ll see fields of tall grasses and  wildflowers receding into the forest, and the sparkling waters of the Lower Arrow Lakes beckoning just a short walk away.

The Lodge features timbers sourced from the UBC Library and a recycled bridge from Castlegar, plasters made with local beach sand, locally sourced wood products and many recycled/reused items from all over British Columbia and Northern Washington.  Our electricity is derived from the sun, with solar panels and a battery bank providing us with all the power we need, and we use propane to power our instant hot water heater, refrigerator and stove.  If you are here in the cooler months you will enjoy our fabulous Meridian tiled wood stove, which heats the whole Lodge.

Here at Simply Delicious Lodge we strive to be ecologically responsible, and are proud to offer all of the amenities of city living, including telephone and wireless internet while being 100% off the Grid!



The Sunrise Room is an impressively large bedroom that is perfect for a couple! It features fabulous views with windows looking North into the fields and meadows surrounding the Lodge, and East out over the Arrow Lakes. Inside you will find a Queen size bed, two side tables,a comfortable chair to relax in, a mirror and a dresser for your clothes.  The bathroom and shower with his & hers vanities is just outside your door.

Sunrise Room viewsLiving RoomSunrise Room Entrance






The Sunset Room is adjacent to the Sunrise Room and is a cozier version of the other room.  It features views of the forest lands to the North and West into the fields and meadows surrounding the Lodge. Inside you will also find a Queen size bed, a place for your clothes and the shared bathroom with shower and his & hers vanities is also just outside your door.



Other areas in the Lodge include the living room, which is spacious and airy with very comfortable couches to relax into, a reading nook softened by stained glass in the window – a perfect place to relax and read a book, or step out onto our expansive covered decks to soak up the sun while taking in the views!

Sitting Area Curl up by the fire on a chilly morningLiving Room






For more detailed information about the Lodge, the Landscape and Renata, click HERE


Your stay with us includes all of your meals, including a full breakfast. We prepare all meals using locally bought meats, fresh caught fish and seasonal vegetables from our garden (when possible).

Satisfying healthy and scrumptious meals await you!We take pride in serving delicious, satisfying home cooked meals that will not leave you wanting more! Custom menus are our specialty, and we always provide our guests with fantastic, healthy, scrumptious food.


We do not serve alcohol but you are welcome to bring your own for your stay. We take our coffee seriously, and each morning we will make your coffee sing! We feature fresh Sumatra beans that have been roasted locally, right here in the Kootenays.

Please advise us well in advance of any dietary preferences or food allergies/sensitivities.

Shari's Famous WafflesSuper SaladQuesadilla a Pescado Ari's Con-Fusion! Tender Loins with Quinoa SaladChocolate Mousse
Cherry Tarts a La ModeShari's Fav - Chocolate Cake!






2015 Accommodation Dates and Rates


Open – May 15 to September 15
Closed – September 16 to May 14 with exceptions for special events or private bookings


The Sunrise Room – 1 person: $200, 2 people: $275
The Sunset Room – 1 person: $175, 2 people: $250

Prices include transportation from Renata to and from the Anderson Point boat launch, our home cooked fantastic food, and all taxes. Also included is the use of our bicycles, canoes, life-jackets and windsurfing/skurfing equipment. Extra charges apply for tow-behind the boat skurfing, fishing and hiking tours.

We accept payment via Credit Card, Paypal, E-Transfer or cash. If paying by Paypal or Credit Card a 3% additional charge will apply.

Shuttle service to and from the Castlegar Regional Airport can be arranged at your request, by car, or a scenic helicopter flight!  Contact Us for details…


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Creative Inspirations

Whether it is in our beautiful gardens, on our deck, at the beach or working off an easel in our wildflower fields, you can enjoy a casual introduction to acrylic, water colors or collage with Shari, an artist of over 20 years.

Renata’s surroundings give a multitude of inspirational compositions, subject matter and natural beauty that will inspire the paint to fly off your brush!

Duration: 1 day or more, as desired!

Cost: $88 per person, per day.

Canvas board, easel, paints (watercolour and acrylic) and brushes are provided

Transportation, meals and accommodation are NOT included. Please see the regular room rates above.




Couples Romance Weekend Swimsuit Couple
Come have a romantic getaway with your sweetheart at Simply Delicious Lodge.


Complete privacy with minimal host contact
Champagne upon arrival
Romantic Beach Bonfires*
Gourmet Meals
-Breakfast in Bed
-Picnic Basket for luncheon getaways
-Intimate evening dining experiences with a bottle of red or white wine
Lake access and Private Canoe (the water is warm in the summer months)
Local maps for self guided walks

Family Fun Weekend
Get happy with your family in a weekend of fun and games at Simply Delicious Lodge!


1 day of beach fun for everyone
1 day of being “kid free” for the parents (optional)
All meals

Depending on the age and abilities of your children, they can participate in: Fun Art projects, a supervised day hike on our trails, a historical tour, wildlife excursions, more beach time and an evening bonfire* for everyone.


Adventure Weekend
For you active types, come to Simply Delicious and have a boating, fishing, hiking, kiteboarding or cliffjumping adventure!


Boating & Hiking to the Renata Natural Arch**
Boating across the lake for cliff jumping**
Swim the Lake (warm water in the summer months)
Hiking the trails to Dog Falls
Evening Bonfires*
All meals

Camping Weekend

If you prefer the great outdoors, come pitch your tent in the meadow near the Lodge.


Fresh drinking water
Area maps to local trails
Information on local history
Use of canoe and bicycles
Lake access (the water is warm in the summer months)
Great fishing
All meals

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* fire season dependant
** weather/lake dependant

Would you like to see more?
Come on a tour of The Lodge and our Gardens! Learn about Renata’s rich cultural heritage and fruit growing history!