Quantum Leaps Lodge

Quantum Leaps Lodge

2119 Blaeberry Rd, Golden, British Columbia V0A 1H1 Canada

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Quantum Leaps Lodge is a unique, peaceful, and scenic riverside retreat centre in the Blaeberry Valley just 15 minutes northwest of Golden, BC. Stay with us and immerse yourself in the peace and beauty of our lodge for a truly relaxing, healing, and rejuvenating stay. Whether you are on your Canadian Rockies holiday, needing a weekend away, or joining us on one of our Retreats, the energy and peace of our mountain lodge will relax and rejuvenate you. Our Lodge is a place where you can connect with Mother Earth, yourself, your family, and/or your friends! Stay with us for we are a "safe sanctuary for Inner and Outer explorations".
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Sally M wrote a review Jun 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed here with my dear friend for the first time, for our own personal weekend retreat with nature. It was aMAZing!! Brian & Annette are adorable, and wonderful hosts & human beings! Quantum Leaps is a beautiful healing space to wander in, meditate in, to relax and recharge. We stayed in the newly built Crystal House. OMG... so powerful, so sacred... Def.coming back next year for some more magic and M.E time! Thank you, from our hearts to yours 💚💛💜 Sally xxxxx
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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dantagg wrote a review Sep 2016
Bristol, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent three nights in tipis and then two nights in the Lodge. The bedding was warm and clean, the kitchen was pretty well equipped. The owners were there whenever we needed them. The views were spectacular.
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Date of stay: August 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Chuck S wrote a review Sep 2011
Grayslake, Illinois
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I am a 52 year old man who is taking a long wandering drive alone to clear my head between jobs. I made a reservation for two nights at the Quantum Leaps Lodge and ended up staying four. The setting is magnificent as the property is at the edge of a very wide and shallow river filled with snow melt that is surrounded by beautiful mountains. The grounds are heavily wooded with a great organic garden (which you can pick from) running down part of its length. The buildings are all of wood, each warm and interesting to see.I stayed in one of the TP's that has a fire pit at its center, which was a really great experience at night. It has very comfortable beds, so it is like being indoors, but the setting is incredibly unique and close to nature.

Most of my days were spent reading at the river's edge and cooking simple meals in a very well equipped outdoor kitchen. One of the features is mud, yes mud. It is much like the kind used in spas and guests frequently go to the river's edge and cover themselves with it, then stand in the sun or laze on a mat until it dries. It is a very freeing and relaxing experience.

I cannot say enough about the owners, Brian and Annette and the rest of their very interesting staff. Both go to the Eselan Institute each winter and learn more about spirituality and healing. Annette has studied massage there and I had one of the best that I have ever had.

From a spiritual experience, you cannot help but feel more connected to nature and all that binds us together. I have traveled extensively and this was one of the most amazing four days that I have ever had.
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Date of stay: September 2011
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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Trip type: Travelled solo
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S G wrote a review Jul 2021
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The retreat itself is lovely. It’s out in the middle of nowhere in a serene and beautiful forest. No tv, no radio, no wifi. It’s just you and nature. You have no choice but to relax unless you have a confrontation with the owner.

On the first morning before things got busy, I was walking towards the property exit gates when Brian saw me from a distance and quickly headed in my direction to ask what I was doing. Unfortunately, I was truthful and told him that I was heading off property to have a smoke. His eyes narrowed and he loudly proclaimed that the retreat prohibited smoking. After I calmly emphasized that I did not intend to smoke on his property, Brian, in so many words, fired back that smokers were not welcome at this retreat because “anyone who disrespects their own bodies by consuming nicotine obviously disrespects him (Brian) and the ideals of his retreat”. I rolled my eyes, turned away and proceeded along my journey without saying another word. For the remainder of the weekend, Brian glared at me whenever he saw me. Thereafter, I did my best to avoid and ignore him.

It should be mentioned that I chose not to cause trouble. I didn’t say anything to other patrons including my mother who all seemed to really enjoy the retreat. Ignorance can be bliss.

In conclusion, I obeyed all of the rules stated on the website and yet I was condemned for something I chose to do off property. Good grief. The anal behaviour I witnessed really placed a big red scar on the retreat. However, I didn’t let it ruin my weekend with my mom.

So, if you choose to stay at the retreat, keep in mind that if you don’t think, act and speak with the precise same mindset as Brian, you may be targeted for criticism or worse.
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Date of stay: August 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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drivereye wrote a review Sep 2013
Golden, Canada
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Thank you Michelle for the first wonderful days. Teepees are cool and location is beautiful. Really bought in to the peaceful energy...Until Brian the owner introduced himself by running through the camp area trying to kick, throw rocks and yelling swears at these two lovely dogs my 4 daughters befriended. Afterwords I get a stern warning to chase these dogs away if they come back or he will shoot them. I said he better not shoot them while my kids are here. He told me and my 7 year old daughter directly that he would shoot them between the [--] eyes if they came back. She was terrified. No apology, just excuses that they came back from an exhausting holiday and that some chickens were killed by a dog earlier that year. No excuse, no respect for guests, dogs, or little kids... shame on you! Fail!
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Date of stay: September 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from quantumleaps, Owner at Quantum Leaps Lodge
Responded Nov 5, 2013
Our deepest and sincere apologies for your family's stress and distress. If we can reverse time and go back and handle this situation again more professionally then we would. After 10 years of being in business, trust me when I say, this is the first time this has ever happened; guests befriending our neighbors dogs. After coming home from a stress free 6 day canoe trip, we were upset and shocked to find that our neighbors dogs had been hanging around the property for the whole day. Having had to deal with these dogs over the last 8 years, there is a history there and there is no love shared with these dogs; they have also previously killed our beautiful chickens. The big black dog has been mistaken as a bear so many times by other guests; guests coming up at 10pm at night sacred of this dog. Adverse conditioning is the only way to make sure they don't keep coming back. Yes we were upset and these dogs needed to go home. The one Teepee that the dogs were hanging out in, ended up being the dirtiest teepee I ever had to clean in all our history. The dogs made a mess! We wear our hearts on our sleeves when it comes to protecting our property. Yes, we over reacted and we did apologize when you were there and we are apologizing again. You family is welcome to be our guests for 2 free nights in the Teepee if you ever wish to again. And anyone reading this review and feeling it is stopping you from staying at our beautiful property, then please call us and we will address your concerns. Thank you for listening, we are humbled and apologetic. We are doing the best we can and this time we definately failed.
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Michael Loberg wrote a review Sep 2020
Calgary, Canada
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I want to give a balanced review but I am sorely disappointed in this stay, which I believe is unprecedented in my 30 years of travel; I'll do my best to be balanced.

In short, we booked 2 nights renting the Lodge building at this property, and paid $60 extra for access to the hot tub. We left in anger after 1 night because of the hostile and unpleasant attitude of Brian, the owner. I travel a lot and I am a very relaxed person, so this was an extraordinary event. Here it goes…

The pros are that the overall property is nice and the setting (other than the owner) is very peaceful. It is right beside the river, surrounded by forest and nature. The Lodge itself (which you can rent all of, which we did) is spacious, clean and well-appointed. There is a sauna (which we did not use) and a hot tub (which we did use). There is a wood stove with a glass door in the living room which makes for a very nice “cabin” environment.

A special feature of the property is their garden, which, for a donation, you can take some food out of. We got some apples off of their tree, some leaves for a salad, and some berries, and left appropriate compensation. Eating fresh food out of a garden was very nice. They have a large number of friendly chickens on the property, which is fun, and the hosts had provided a dozen of the eggs in the fridge for our arrival.

The property promotes itself as a “spiritual retreat”, providing tranquility and relaxation. The property would be very appropriate for that. Unfortunately, the owner negates that entirely.

Our unfortunate experience with Brian started when we arrived and received the orientation tour. While this was happening, one of my seven-year-old twin girls (who were temporarily out of sight as I was on the tour) picked up a cheap plastic timer and accidentally dropped it, but it was not damaged in any way. As was appropriate she immediately apologized to Brian. Unfortunately, Brian went off on her, saying: “What good is an apology? I don’t care about that. What I want to know is that you won’t do it again, and I want to know what you’re going to do to make amends. Are you willing to go into the garden pick raspberries to make this up to me?” We were all a little shocked. She is after all only seven.

I will pause to say that as a practising lawyer with a deep interest in fairness and property rights, if the plastic timer had been damaged at all I would have immediately generously compensated Brian for its loss. That is the right thing to do, but again, no damage was done to it. Note that this timer was in the building we had rented, albeit in an area where we didn’t need to go. My daughter was simply exploring her new environment.

Brian’s tour included showing us where the hot tub was, and he did say that when we were done with the hot tub, he wanted us to put the cover back on. Fair enough.

Over the course of that evening and the next morning, Brian raised the issue of the timer a few more times, suggesting an irrational preoccupation with it, and demonstrating a clear persisting anger over it. Being an experienced traveller and being used to being treated well by my hosts, I was taken aback by being treated this way in a place I was paying approximately $300 per night for.

Later the following morning, my teenage daughter had used the hot tub and had gone in to shower, but had not yet returned to put the lid back on. Brian came onto the property we had rented and saw this, which set him off again. He expressed upset about us not following the rules, and about the cost of the electricity lost because the cover was not put on immediately. I immediately apologize, but, true to his previous statement, he simply didn’t care. Remember that I paid $60 extra to use the hot tub. He also incorrectly accused us of eating in the hot tub, contrary to the posted rules (that did not happen). He angrily denied us further access to the hot tub, despite the fact that I had paid extra for it. He then raised the issue of the timer yet again, and left.

A short time later Brian came back yet again, reiterated his refusal to allow us access to the hot tub we had paid for, and again angrily raised the timer issue, before wandering away. This aggressive, hostile treatment is entirely antithetical to having a “tranquil, relaxing, spiritual retreat”. As a lawyer I have literally had civil and criminal trials that involved less animosity and hostility. I’m certainly not willing to pay a host in a spiritual retreat for that kind of treatment.

In the end, we informed Brian and his wife that we were no longer willing to stay on his property due to his attitude and this treatment, and we demanded a refund for the night we did not use, which was provided. We packed and left.

In summary, Brian humiliated one of my seven-year-old daughters for a simple accident that caused no damage, made my teenage daughter feel guilty for not having precipitated a crisis by failing to ensure “strict compliance” with his inflexible rules (thereby wasting two dollars worth of electricity for a product I paid $60 for), and made my other seven-year-old daughter cry for having to leave a place where she liked to play with the chickens.

All in all, going to Quantum Leaps Lodge was an unmitigated disaster. You could not pay me to go there again.

Recommendations: If you have children, don’t go. If you want to be left alone without the “Rule Police” checking on you frequently to ensure strict compliance with a myriad of rules, don’t go. If you would have difficulty relaxing having 347 rules that you need to strictly (and I mean strictly) comply with to avoid hostility and deprivation of the product you paid for, don’t go.

On the other hand, if you are without children and can tolerate these things, the property is really quite nice.

Just stay away from Brian.

Note: there are other similar properties in the immediate area to choose as alternates.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Natasha M wrote a review Jul 2015
Calgary, Canada
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed in Quantum Leaps for a retreat. The place is beautiful, inside a forest, river is minutes away. I was really surprised that the host of such a wonderful place could be so angry and unrespectful person. the check out is supposed to be at 11 am, he asked us to move out earlier, which is fine with me, after breakfast at 9:30 our bed sheets were removed and everything on beds and chair was thrown on the floor. Honestly, I couldn't beleive anyone owning lodge business would do such a thing. If not the positive energy from the retreat, Brian would ruin my weekend.
I do not recomend Quantum Leaps to anyone.
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Date of stay: July 2015
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from quantumleaps, Owner at Quantum Leaps Lodge
Responded Jan 8, 2016
Oh dear. What a great misunderstanding. And I am so sorry that you left feeling this way. I wish you had talked to us re: your feelings. You were here on a Retreat. On Friday night when you arrived and on the handout we give to all the Retreat participants we said/it says...in exchange for you being allowed to stay on site until 2pm (as opposed to 11:30am for regular guests) we ask that all the retreat participants strip their beds first thing in the morning before breakfast or right after breakfast. This way we can get our laundry going. We air dry everything and always need to get things started asap. If Brian grabbed your sheets, he had no malicious intent re: your personal belongings being slipped onto the floor when the top blanket was being pulled off. We are so sorry you felt what you felt. Brian meant no harm. Anyone reading this review and if you have concerns about this review please call us 1-800-716-2494 and we can talk to you about it. We would not like that this review would stop you from experiencing our beautiful Retreat centre, from stopping you from walking the Labyrinth, experiencing our wonderful energy, experiencing our wonderful organic meals etc. Again we are so sorry you feel this way. Wow...it really hurts us that you wouldn't recommend us to anyone. wild blessings and we wish you all the best, Annette
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mattyfarr wrote a review Feb 2013
vancouver
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Let me start by saying this is a really beautiful property and nice lodge. We stayed here in the winter while ski touring at rogers pass. There is a rule around alcohol (you can only drink wine - no beer) which we were aware of when booking. After a day of hard skiing we were relaxing in the hot tub responsibly enjoying a single beer. The owner came down and asked us to please obey the rules. We put the beer down and that was that. Until I was cooking breakfast at 7 am the next morning when he felt it necessary to come lecture me. He was very upset and in the end stuck his arm out and gave me the middle finger saying "drinking and not obeying the rules is like me telling you to [--]. That's not the way to start the day in paradise.
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Date of stay: February 2013
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from quantumleaps, Owner at Quantum Leaps Lodge
Responded Jun 5, 2013
Thank you so much for pointing out how serious we are about our alcohol policy. We are really serious. When we say no beer drinking we mean no beer drinking. We make sure our customers know that well ahead of time. We are a spiritual retreat centre and we wish people to be here for peace, relaxation, and rejuvenation; as the other reviews point out. We are sorry for the strong language we used but it seems that otherwise people just don't get it! And that is very frustrating to us. We invited you onto our property as a guest and our expectation is that you follow the policies we put forth. You also failed to mention that the beer drinking was occuring in the hot tub under the sign that says NO ALCOHOL in the hot tub! So for all those people that are reading this, if our policies do not suit your lifestyle there are many many lodges in Golden that will be very happy with your business. Namaste.
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Jen E wrote a review Jul 2023
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Our reiki-shamanic healing team has been going to retreats at Quantum Leaps on and off for over a decade now. In the past, we've always had a wonderful time and experienced Brian and Annette (the owners) as gracious hosts. We were excited to go back at the end of the pandemic but after the experience we had, we can sadly no longer recommend this business.

This time, we noticed that the list of rules had expanded into some very inflexible requirements–including that smokers were no longer allowed as guests. The individuals in our group are well-traveled and have done ceremony with various people in different countries. Though it's not unusual to be asked not to smoke inside or on the property while traveling, discriminating against smokers as guests all together is definitely not the norm. While we understand that smokers can leave their cigarette butts behind and leave a mess, Brian and Annette know us and the care we have for the land in our ceremonies, so we were in shock when one of our healing team members (a smoker) was forced to leave after she told them she was going off their property to smoke. (This person is an elder who has contributed over 20 years of healing services to our community. This is not the way we treat our elders.)

I decided to go up to see if I could clear up this misunderstanding along with another healing team member. I tried to reason with Brian and Annette but they both insisted that smokers are "low vibe" and that their property only welcomes what they determine to be "high vibe" guests. When I mentioned our past visits and our track record, Brian became unhinged and began yelling and ranting that we were taking advantage of and manipulating them. This was really bizarre behaviour considering the fact that I was being really calm and simply trying to get to the bottom of things. When he continued to escalate, I simply told both of them that regardless of their worldview, it was not within our community's value system to exclude people and we would not be able to stay. We also simply didn't feel safe staying there with Brian being in such an unstable condition. Within two hours of arriving, our whole group packed up and left. I asked Annette to negotiate the return of our deposit with our team leader (which she did minus an agreed-to cleaning fee).

We thought it was ironic that upon entry, they display a sign that says "B Free," while trying to control a lot of their guests' behaviour in ways that cross the lines into personal freedom. When we went online to read reviews afterwards, we saw that other guests had had similar experiences with Brian in the years since we last saw him. Our spiritual community defines "high vibe" as people who are inclusive and committed to healing in all its forms. We will not be going back to Quantum Leaps and will no longer recommend that other spiritual communities go there either.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Jenowa wrote a review Sep 2014
Waterloo, Canada
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We enjoyed our stay at Quantum Leaps. I'm not really a nature girl, but this place may have won me over. Incredible setting, quiet and serene -it was just what our family needed. We loved the campfire in the Teepee and the amenities in the Southpoint Cottage. We hope to return again.
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Date of stay: September 2014Trip type: Travelled with family
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Michael Loberg wrote a tip Sep 2020
Calgary, Canada18 contributions12 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose a room at a different facility."
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ArcticBigfish wrote a tip Jan 2014
Calgary, Canada5 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Talk to Brian and Annette about what cabin suites your crew and budget."
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JPearceHampshire_UK wrote a tip Jul 2013
Hampshire, UK33 contributions8 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"South Point Cottage is highly secluded and very self contained"
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FamTravellers wrote a tip Aug 2012
Sherwood Park, Canada29 contributions19 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"This seems to be one of those places that you'll have to return to several times and try each of the cabins. If you're looking for the most romantic place the Riverside Cabin looks like the most amazing place period. The Cliff house and the North Point Cottage are in their own little side of the property, the main lodge right in the middle and the South Point Cottage which we stayed in, off to the left on it's own. None would be better than others I'm willing to bet. Take it for what it is though - rustic accommodations in the most serene setting you could imagine."
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Nearby attractions include Rocky Mountain Buffalo Ranch & Guest Cabins (3.1 km), Northern Lights Wildlife Wolf Centre (3.4 km), and Golden District Rod & Gun Club (6.0 km).
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