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Shadow Lake Lodge

Box 2606, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1C3, Canada
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Shadow Lake Lodge
Ranked #1 of 19 Specialty lodging in Banff
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is an special place and not for everyone. You need to walk during an relatively easy trail during nearly 15 km from the parking lot. Considering that you need to bring your stuff, this can be tough. However, once you are there, it is really fantastic. Real isolation with moderately comfort (no toilets in the cabins). The service excellent.... More

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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wish we could give 6 stars! If you're looking for a fantastic and unique way to experience Banff - Shadow Lake is the place. We stayed 3 nights which felt like the right length of time, we were able to cover most of the recommended hikes all of which were unquiely beautiful. If you're a decently strong hiker, take the... More

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Alison and her team deliver an exemplary experience. Amazing food, build your own packed lunches and great hiking advice. Hot showers, comfortable beds with duvets and torches (flashlights) as it's really dark after sundown and a comfy lounge with a real fire. I can't recommend Shadow Lake Lodge highly enough, a really excellent, old fashioned, approach to great service!

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Burlington, Vermont, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at Shadow Lake Lodge for two nights in early July. We can't say enough about our experience- from the fantastic *and unexpected* gourmet meals to the spotless cabins to the drop dead gorgeous scenery, everything was nearly perfect. Allison and her croo were also a delight to interact with. I would definitely recommend renting mountain... More

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Rapdi City
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Truly an amazing experience; our best vacation ever! Its in the middle of God's country. Hikes were spectacular. Home style experience with food that was out of this world! Highly recommend it! We met some amazing people while we were there from all over the world. It really is special place because of the inspiration of one man. It is... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Hiked into Shadow Lake a Lodge last summer four 4 nights. What a treat! Beautiful cabin, wonderful day hikes and the food was outstanding. Each dinner was an event with multiple courses and great conversation.

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Calgary, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Great accomodation great food and service in a fantastic location Would recomend it for people who want to get into the back country but have some luxuary We did it in the winter but would like to do a summer trip also Loved it

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Milton, Canada
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

After battling the huge crowds in Banff, Shadow Lake Lodge was a welcome retreat. I would recommend staying for two nights so you can hike the area. Husband and son went fishing and caught a fish on Shadow Lake. Everyone loved the trip. Expensive, yes but not when you consider the staff is on 24/7 when they work and all... More

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12 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We spent two nights and wished we were there longer. The hike in is long and certainly not as scenic as others. However, for flatlanders as ourselves, there is still plenty to enjoy on the hike in. The hike up Gibbons Pass while staying there allowed us to enjoy the colors even in the rain. The staff was friendly and... More

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Golden, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Unique backcountry experience. Long and easy to get to. Comfortable lodging. Wonderful hospitality. Amazing food. Access to spectacular hikes and views. Recommend 2-3 nights for further exploring in the area.

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Address: Box 2606, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1C3, Canada
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Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Banff National Park > Banff
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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