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A. V. Wakefield
The Real Banff Blog / Published: Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:03

Guide To Your Cozy Cabin Holiday in Banff National Park

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As you walk up to your cabin, it’s everything you could have imagined. 

The snow piles high on the roof, the light glows through the curtains and the deep blue of a mountain evening lingers all around.   

Walking through the door, you’re greeted with the warmth 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 back to your cozy cabin where you can relish in the perfection of your 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? 

There are two different styles of cabins are available in Banff National Park. 

FRONTCOUNTRY LODGES

Frontcountry cabins are your typical 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. 

EXPLORE FRONTCOUNTRY LODGES

BACKCOUNTRY LODGES

Strap on a pair of snowshoes or cross-country skis and make the journey to your backcountry lodge. Although the trip may provide a little more challenge (expect to spend the day on the trail), you can be certain that you’ll enjoy a mountain adventure filled with unparalleled solitude.  

EXPLORE BACKCOUNTRY LODGES 

FRONTCOUTRY LODGES  

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 famous Johnston Canyon. 

Storm Mountain Lodge - Located 30 minutes from Banff townsite on Hwy-93S, Storm Mountain Lodge offers historic log cabins, beautifully refurbished for today. Full-service restaurant located on-site. 

BACKCOUNTRY LODGES 

Skoki Lodge - 11 km on skis will bring you to historic Skoki Lodge, built in 1931 as a destination for backcountry skiers. Opens for the season on December 22, 2017. 

Shadow Lake Lodge - 14 km on a well-graded trail leads to Shadow Lake Lodge. Family owned and operated, enjoy great food and relax in the heritage CPR cabin from 1929. 

Sundance Lodge - 10 km will bring you to the door of Sundance Lodge - Banff’s youngest backcountry Lodge. Enjoy fresh baked goods in the lodge with room for up to 34 guests.