Business Profile: Quantum Leaps Lodge offers a unique retreat experience

Quantum Leaps Lodge isn’t really one lodge. It’s an entanglement of many structures, connected by winding pathways, all along the scenic Blaeberry River.

The buildings have all been constructed by owner and operator Brian Olynek. By his side is Annette Boelman, providing an unforgettable retreat experience in the mountains.

Walking in, the first thing visitors will notice is a long timber building that slowly angles off into the hillside. Behind it, lush gardens and chickens fill the yard. One of the wooden cabins stands tall and prominent. The rest of the land seems unassuming, until you follow Olynek and Boelman down a trail, which winds around and brings visitors out to another cabin, and then to a sweat lodge, and a teepee, and a new project: the crystal house. Olynek is working on his final building, which stands where a teepee once was. It resembles the shape, and points upwards to the sky, with a glass-filled crystal-shaped roof.

“It’s like a good book, you never want it to end. That’s the last building. It’s enough impact on the land,” Olynek says. “I just love doing these creative projects, it just feels so good.”

Two girls are giggling in the shower, warming up after a nice mud bath by the river. The property lined the Blaeberry River and features unforgettable views. Everything Olynek and Boelman have built create a sense of rustic calmness that can only be achieved by a peaceful setting and warm and welcoming faces.

Just around the corner, a meditation house is set up. A bed on the second storey is only enclosed by a hip-height railing and a roof overtop.

Through trails that grow thin in some places, eventually they open up to the labyrinth. It’s a sacred place where anyone can take a journey.

Quantum Leaps Lodge offers a “safe sanctuary for your inner and outer exploration,” and offers accommodation for retreats. Olynek and Boelman provide many services on site, including massage, craniosacral therapy, shamanic drumming, and Olynek does holotropic breath work and firewalking.

Olynek and Boelman do most of the work themselves, but do require extra helping hands so the work doesn’t become overbearing. They hire a housekeeper to keep the 40 beds and lodges clean and ready for guests, and they are looking for a chef who can cook ethical and vegan meals for everyone who visits.

The lodge hosts many events throughout the year, including yoga retreats, concerts, and they offered a free forest therapy walk in July.

To see what else is going on at Quantum Leaps Lodge, or find out more about the peaceful riverside retreat, visit www.quantumleaps.ca.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Comments are closed

Just Posted

Horrifying video shows near head-on collision by Golden

The video was captured on dash cam along Highway 1

Morning Start: Dogs can smell cancer

Your morning start for Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Save-On-Foods donates to Golden Food Bank

The funds were a part of the Pay It Forward campaign.

Collision results in train derailment just east of Golden

The derailment occured Sunday night, according to a statement from CP.

QUIZ: A celebration of dogs

These are the dog days of summer. How much do you know about dogs?

84-year-old Okanagan resident finishes 12,000-piece puzzle

Willie Tribiger started the puzzle in 2013, completing it in six and a half years

Aces aplenty at Okanagan golf course

Vernon Golf and Country Club has 14 recorded holes-in-one since April 30

Fraser Valley woman complains of violent RCMP takedown during wellness check

Mounties respond that she was not co-operating during Mental Health Act apprehension

B.C. sees 12 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths

Three outbreaks exist in health-care settings

Lost dog swims Columbia River multiple times searching for home

The dog was missing from his Castlegar home for three days.

Booze on beach extended through summer in Penticton

Pilot project will stay in place until Oct. 15

Sad ending in case of missing Okanagan senior

Body of Vernon man Wayne Orser found floating in Okanagan Lake Tuesday, July 7

COVID-19: B.C. promotes video-activated services card

Mobile app allows easier video identity verification

ICBC to resume road tests in July with priority for rebookings, health-care workers

Tests have been on hold for four months due to COVID-19

Most Read