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 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.
15 minutes from Lake Louise (or 45 minutes from Banff), Baker Creek by Basecamp offers both single cabin and lodge suite accommodations. In the winter, there is an on-site ice hockey rink, and in the summer, you can get a shuttle directly from the hotel to iconic Lake Louise and Moraine Lake.
You’ll be smitten by the charming façade and bright flower gardens of Paradise Lodge and Bungalows. Snuggle up with your loved one in a luxury cabin or enjoy the space of the hotel suites. This is the perfect cozy stay close to Lake Louise.
*Please note Paradise Lodge and Bungalows is a summer seasonal property operating between May 26 - September 25, 2023
Just outside of the town of Field, BC, the very cozy Emerald Lake Lodge is a lodge built of hand-hewn timber and features private guest rooms set on a stunning alpine lake.
In the summer, there is canoeing on the lake and in the winter, you can cross-country ski or snowshoe on the lake.
Located across the iconic Bow River Bridge, Banff Boutique Inn offers proximity to downtown Banff while still removed enough for a quiet oasis. Their Deluxe King Rooms offer cabin-style accommodation with a personal outdoor covered porch, electric fireplace, and a private external entrance.
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.
11 kilometres on skis will bring you to historic Skoki Lodge, built in 1931 as a destination for backcountry skiers.
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.