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Box 2606, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1C3, Canada
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Ranked #1 of 18 Specialty Lodging in Banff
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Ingaro, Sweden
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We biked the first 10,5 km which I highly recommend. This lodge brings in all their stuff by horses, so you can imagine what the trail is like, not the best for hiking. If you start early you can do a beautiful loop through Whistling Pass. And you'll arrive just in time for afternoon tea. The only problem with that... More

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Banff, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been to this special place many times. We hiked in over Vista and Arnica Lake. A 15 km hike through outstanding scenery and mountain lakes. With some elevation gain and loss, it was a good workout but nothing extreme. Hiked to Haiduk Lake on the 2nd day, an easier choice as it's mostly flat. Hiked out via Red Earth... More

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Bozeman, Montana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spectacular hiking, scenery, food and lodging. This is a back country gem that should not be missed. Alison Brewster and her team made our visit special with their hospitality and great food - and the trivia questions (to see which table went first to the buffet) were an added bonus. Easiest way in is the hike up Redearth Creek -... More

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New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for a remote, quiet, commune with nature experience...this is the place to go. After your 9 mile "moderate" hike to the lodge, you will be greeted by friendly staff, awesome food, cozy clean cabins & unbelievable beauty. My family & I spent 2 nights there & wish we had stayed at least one more night. The... More

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Portland, OR
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94 reviews 94 reviews
33 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We feel incredibly lucky to have traveled here. This was the highlight of our trip and started talking about coming back before we even left. There is something so rewarding about hiking in and earning your place to sleep. The people we met were extremely kind and fascinating. The food was incredible and plentiful. The washrooms were clean and the... More

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Courtenay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to Shadow Lake Lodge many times - winter and summer. The journey and the destination deliver something different and wonderful every time. This time we biked up Redearth Creek which gave us time and energy the second day to hike to Haiduk Lake in a beautiful hanging valley south west of the lodge The great food and... More

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philadelphia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We loved this place. It is a mistake to stay only two nights, however, since you would only get one day of actual hiking. We stayed three nights and loved it. The food was lovely and we met interesting people. The only down side was the toilet situation. The middle of the first night was cloudy, pitch black, and I... More

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Corning, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My husband and I stayed at Shadow Lake Lodge for two nights in early August and had a thoroughly wonderful experience. The walk in, while not difficult, was just beginning to feel long when we saw the roofs peeking through the trees. We came in to warm greetings and the delicious spread of afternoon tea. Our cabin was snug and... More

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Spain
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 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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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): $$
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Shadow Lake Hotel Banff

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