Moraine Lake Lodge defines rustic elegance. We had a deluxe king cabin and loved it. You enter into a small hallway with the bathroom on your left and then walk into the king bed area. From there you can either walk out on to your balcony that looks out over Moraine Lake, or go down two steps to your sitting area, also with a full length window on to Moraine Lake. The sitting area is comprised of a sofa, one chair and a wonderful fireplace. The entire area is not expansive but it is "just right." The room is cozy and comfortable and additional firewood and kindling is stacked right outside your door. The bed is very comfortable and the bathroom functional, with an excellent shower and tub. The setting could not be more beautiful. Moraine Lake, with the mountains surrounding it, may be the most beautiful lake we have ever seen. We actually found Moraine Lake more beautiful than Lake Louise, and if given the choice, would rather stay at Moraine Lake Lodge than the Fairmont. It is rustic, but at the same time it is serene, quiet, peaceful and elegant its own way. The staff could not have been friendlier, with most coming from across Canada and Europe. The restaurant, with its daily continental breakfast was also extremely good. The lake and lodge are about a ten minute drive from Lake Louise Village and close for the winter. However, next season, if your plans include coming to this part of Canada, we would highly recommend Moraine Lake Lodge and the beauty of Moraine Lake.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Moraine Lake is the iconic lake pictured on the old Canadian twenty dollar bill. Many visit Moraine Lake, the lucky ones stay at the only accommodation on the lake, Moraine Lake Lodge. Located in Banff National Park, 15 minutes away from Lake Louise, Moraine Lake is known as the Jewel of the Rockies. Steps from their rooms, guests staying at the lodge are treated to the stunning beauty and pristine splendor of the iridescent turquoise-coloured lake and the Valley of the Ten Peaks. Each guest receives a complimentary package that includes guided hiking, naturalist presentations and canoeing on Moraine Lake. Moraine Lake Lodge is also renowned for its cuisine, with signature dishes such as buffalo carpacchio with roasted pine nuts and deer tenderloin with juniper berries. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Moraine Lake Hotel Lake Louise