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Guide To Your Cozy Cabin Holiday in Banff National Park

Published Date
May 2, 2024|
Themes
Adventure, Family Travel
A family walks through the trees in summer at Baker Creek by Basecamp near Lake Louise in Banff National Park.

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 Cozy Cabins

Frontcountry cabins are holiday chalet-style. You can drive your vehicle to the front door and use your cabin as a cozy base camp for local adventures. Frontcountry cabins offer the perfect balance of easy access and 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 by Basecamp 

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.

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 open Thurs - Sun for the Winter Season.

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Paradise Lodge and Bungalows 

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

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Woodland Cabins at Juniper Hotel

Nestled in the forest at the edge of the property, the Juniper Hotel's Woodland Cabins are the perfect mountain retreat. Located at the base of Mt. Norquay, it's the perfect home for a winter ski retreat, with the hill being a 5-minute drive away.

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Emerald Lake Lodge

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.

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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.

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Banff Boutique Inn

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.

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Backcountry Lodges

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

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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Ready to start planning your cozy cabin mountain getaway? Check out our Trip Planner to help you build the perfect itinerary.

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism

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