We stayed at Shadow Lake Lodge in March 2013. We snowshoed in the 14 km while I think everyone else staying that weekend were skiiers.
We were in the Whistling cabin. It was great, nice and private and large size. Bed and bedding was very nice.
It was a bit odd not having a bathroom in our cabin but it didn't bother us. The non-flush toilets were okay- not smelly at all. The hot showers were really nice and felt like a real luxury. The wood-fired sauna was nice and HOT- really loosened up the muscles after the hike in.
Food was amazing!!! Was all good but my favorite was afternoon tea. Lots of cheeses, crackers, dips, veggies, cookies, squares, etc.
We did a hike up to Gibbon Pass. It was a clear day and we had a gorgeous view of Mount Assiniboine which was amazing.
The wine was $42 per bottle, which honestly I didn't find bad at all- since I was just glad I didn't have to carry it in.
We had a really nice time and I'm sure we'll go back sometime to see it in summer!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the high alpine meadows of Banff National Park, Brewster's Shadow Lake Lodge is a remote back country lodge with private cabins, accessible only by hiking, cross country skiing or snowshoeing. Included in the rate are three mountain gourmet meals as well as afternoon tea served to you daily in our dining lodge. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Shadow Lake Hotel Banff