If you’ve been to Banff, Lake Louise or Field then you may already be familiar with the Rocky Mountain lodges run by Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts. In Banff they have Buffalo Mountain Lodge; in Lake Louise, Deer Lodge and in Field the iconic Emerald Lake Lodge.
I’ve stayed in all three places, mostly in the winter. I love the romantic quality to them and their onsite restaurants. All three hotels enjoy great locations with easy access to outdoor adventures.
Emerald Lake Lodge
Emerald Lake Lodge is a short drive from the small community of Field in Yoho National Park. With its enviable location overlooking Emerald Lake, you will have no problem finding things to do outdoors if you can drag yourself away from your cabin. In summer I recommend the easy walk around Emerald Lake. In winter snowshoe down to the Kicking Horse River and watch the icy waters flow through the narrow rock opening at the Natural Bridge.
Buffalo Mountain Lodge
This lodge is away from the hustle and bustle of Banff’s main street though still just minute’s away via a quick drive up Tunnel Mountain Road. Their rooms are homey – filled with stone and a wood-burning fireplace along with supremely comfortable beds. Look for heated slate floors in the bathrooms. Some rooms have private balconies. In winter especially be sure to check out their massive stainless steel hot tub.
Food onsite is creative and delicious. And you’ll find a whole host of things to do no matter what the season practically out your door. If you’re new to Banff be sure to hike Tunnel Mountain, no matter when you visit.
With its incredible location – a five minute walk at most from Lake Louise, Deer Lodge is well situated to take advantage of all that you can do in the area. While it’s the most rustic of the three lodges, some rooms have been updated and their dining room is excellent. In summer why not hike to the teahouse at the Plain of the Six Glaciers. In winter check out the Fairview and Tramline trails on cross-country skis.
My CRMR giveaway to celebrate 10 years of HikeBikeTravel
Win a two night stay with breakfast for two at any one of the three CRMR Rocky Mountain lodges – your choice based on availability. The gift certificate is valid from October 20, 2019 to December 15, 2019, or January 20, 2020 to May 15, 2020.
How to Enter the Giveaway
There are three ways to enter. You’ll get one entry for each way you enter.
- Leave a comment on this blog post and tell me which lodge you’d most like to stay in.
- Go to my Facebook page, like it and leave a comment there.
- And if you subscribe to my newsletter here – you will get a third entry.
The contest runs from Wednesday, June 5th and closes on June 11th at 6 PM MST. The winner will be notified by email or through a direct message on Facebook and will have 24 hours to respond. Otherwise a new winner will be chosen.
The winner is Jen Tenford from Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.