As you walk to your cabin, you realize it is everything you have been dreaming of.
The wooden walls promise you a snug mountain escape, the light glows through the curtains and the deep blue of a mountain evening lingers all around. Walking through the door, you’re greeted by a picture-perfect interior, the warmth of a crackling fire and the overwhelming feeling that you are at home.
Your tasks for the next few days are straightforward: embrace a hearty day of adventure and then return to your cozy cabin and snuggle down by the fire. With a variety of cozy cabin-style accommodations in Banff National Park, you’ll finally find a place where you can escape from the rush of a modern world and harken back to a more simple time.
So where do you begin?
Frontcountry cabins are holiday chalet-style. Simply drive your vehicle to the front door and use your cabin as a cozy basecamp for local area adventures. Frontcountry cabins offer a perfect balance of easy access, while also providing the feeling of being off the beaten path. These lodges are great for families, with many offering more space, access to a kitchenette, and plenty of adventures at your doorstep.
Baker Creek Mountain Resort - 15 minutes from Lake Louise (or 45 minutes from Banff), Baker Creek Mountain Resort offers both single cabin and lodge suite accommodations with a Canadian bistro on-site.
Castle Mountain Chalets - Located 25 minutes from Banff townsite, Castle Mountain Chalets offers one and two-bedroom cabins with wood-burning stoves, located minutes away from the famous Johnston Canyon.
Storm Mountain Lodge - Located 30 minutes from Banff townsite on Hwy-93S, Storm Mountain Lodge offers beautifully refurbished, historic log cabins. There's also a full-service restaurant located on-site. Please note, Storm Mountain Lodge will be closed from October 12, 2020 to April 30, 2021.
Emerald Lake Lodge - Just outside of the town of Field, BC, the very cozy Emerald Lake Lodge is lodge built of hand-hewn timber and features private guest rooms set on a stunning alpine lake.
Banff Log Cabin - Only a 10-minute scenic walk to Banff Avenue, Banff Log Cabin is the perfect escape to the Canadian Rocky Mountains. It's a great option for either a long weekend or a romantic getaway.
Strap on a pair of snowshoes or hiking boots and make the journey to your backcountry lodge. Although the trip may provide a little more challenging and you can expect to spend the day on the trail, it's all part of a mountain adventure filled with unparalleled solitude.
Skoki Lodge (closed summer 2020) - 11 kilometres on skis will bring you to historic Skoki Lodge, built in 1931 as a destination for backcountry skiers.
Sundance Lodge - 10 kilometres on horseback or skis will bring you to the door of Sundance Lodge. Enjoy fresh baked goods in a solar-powered lodge that oozes cabin charm.
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