Discovering mountain rejuvenation is easily done when log cabins and crackling fires are set among the snow-capped peaks of Banff and Lake Louise.
Tucked away in the protected forests of Banff National Park, sit three front-country lodges that are unique and accessible - offering a pure and authentic way to experience all that Banff and Lake Louise has to offer.
STORM MOUNTAIN LODGE
Halfway between Banff and Lake Louise (just two minutes down highway-93 south) sits Storm Mountain Lodge. These former Canadian Pacific Railway cabins have been refurbished to provide an authentic, yet elegant experience in the woods. Cabins are outfitted with claw-foot soaker tubs and stone fireplaces, while the main lodge itself has a library, lounging area, and some of the best Canadian cuisine this Park has to offer. Open Thursday to Sunday in the winter, Storm is the perfect basecamp for exploring Kootenay or Banff National Parks.
BAKER CREEK CHALETS
Nestled along the Bow Valley Parkway, just moments away from Lake Louise and the Lake Louise Ski Resort, sits Baker Creek Chalets. This property is also constructed of log cabins, a main lodge, an amazing restaurant and, perhaps best of all, a skating rink in the woods. Baker Creek offers jacuzzi suites and private cabins (family and couple sized) with the option for self-contained lofts. Baker Creek is open seven days a week while their renowned restaurant runs on limited hours in the winter.
CASTLE MOUNTAIN CHALETS
Also tucked away on the Bow Valley Parkway is Castle Mountain Chalets. This lodge and cabin accommodation is a great spot for families and couples who are after a self-contained experience in the Park and don’t mind cooking for themselves. Trailheads for summer and winter sports start at Castle Mountain Chalets making it the perfect place for accessible adventure. Castle Mountain Chalets is open seven days a week year-round and has a general store on property.