Moraine Lake Lodge is still one of the most relaxing retreats in the Canadian Rockies.
Staying in one of the cabins is the ultimate in quiet. During the day you can read, relax or go hiking on one of the beautiful trails that start at your doorstep. Save the trip to Lake Louise or Banff or Johnston Canyon until after you've checked out. Enjoy your time here. Stop in at the Library in the Lodge for afternoon tea (or coffee) - it's included in the price of accommodation.
Breakfast and dinner in the Walter Wilcox Dining Room are great - reservations recommended for dinner.
Lunch in the Snowshoe Cafe can be an issue unless you enjoy lining up with all the tourists visiting for a few hours or a day. Time your lunch carefully.
At night the day trippers are gone and silence - real silence - returns. There is nothing to hear but the sounds of nature, the crackle of the fire in the fireplace and whatever noise you make.
I recommend an all inclusive package, though it appears from the lodge website that there is less choice of packages in 2011.
- 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