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3 Unique Ways To Stay in Banff and Lake Louise

Published Date
Nov 8, 2018
Baker Creek, Banff National Park

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.

Weekend getaways to Storm Mountain Lodge, Baker Creek Mountain Resort  or Emerald Lake Lodge are the perfect retreat to enjoy the many winter activities in Banff National Park.

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 by Basecamp

Nestled along the Bow Valley Parkway, just moments away from Lake Louise and the Lake Louise Ski Resort, sits Baker Creek by Basecamp. 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.

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Emerald Lake Lodge

Tucked away on the shores of Emerald Lake, this beautiful mountain lodge is the perfect place for your mountain expedition. Situated on a charming island, you'll be surrounded by trees and water as you bask in nature. In winter, there are cross-country ski trails directly on the lake and great snowshoeing, and in summer, you can paddle or - if you're feeling brave - go for a dip. Not to mention the hundreds of kilometres of hiking trails located nearby. It's the perfect place for a unique mountain stay.

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism

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