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Banff Gate Mountain Resort
2.5 of 5 Resort   |   302 George Biggy Sr. Rd., Dead Man's Flats, Canmore, Alberta, Canada   |  
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“We liked it.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

The cabin had two bedrooms, and the master bedroom featured a king sized bed and a connecting bathroom. The bed was very comfortable. That upstairs bathroom had a bathtub but no shower.
The cabin was a bit old, but we were only inconvenienced by that every once in a while. The oven clock didn't work correctly, and I couldn't figure out how to set the time again. It was only a few minutes off when we first arrived, but then it was about 45 minutes off by the end of our week. This caused us to be late a few times.
The Internet connection only worked in the main lodge. So, you'll need to bring your device there. I believe there was also a computer available for use.
There are areas to hike near the resort, so you'll save money if you don't want to pay for another day to enter Banff.
Housekeeping isn't an option while you stay here. They offer the opportunity to change your linens once a week, Tuesday. But, you have to take your linens to the lodge to make the exchange. Also, at the end of your stay, you must take your trash to the dumpsters. I didn't mind some of the other rustic elements of the resort, but that one did bother me.
People can see right into the cabin at night. There are large windows at the top of the cabin, which results in excellent morning mountain views, but if you're walking upstairs at night people will see right in if you leave the lights on up there.

Room Tip: I think the views are better higher up.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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English first
Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012 via mobile

The cabin is a nice layout with plenty of space for four people. However the furniture is old and in need of replacing. Several things around our cabin didn't work including the toaster, fireplace, blinds, dresser and the two hottubs at the lodge.

The mattresses were hard and there were no blinds in the bedroom so the sun shone in early each morning and made it hard to sleep past 7. The couches were old and looked dirty.

We were there at a certain time of year where none of the outdoor activities advertised on the site were running.

There were things floating in the pool and hot tub and both weren't the right temperature. The games room is so old and the only two pool cues are bent and unusable.

The location is beautiful and only 10 minutes to Canmore and 30 min to Banff.
It is really inexpensive to be able to cook your own meals and share a cabin with friends or family.

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Edmonton
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

My wife & I have been to this resort for about 3, one week stays and we love it!!!!!! It is a great resort for those who want to get away from the concrete junlges and crowds of nearby Canmore and Banff. When staying at this place, you really feel like your right in the mountains. The Chalets, although not necesarily the most modernly decorated, are great. Lots of room... comfy, cousy and a fully stocked kitchen with a large deck and BBQ. The pool is nice and the indoor/outdoor hottubs are great. The lodge has lots of nice places to relax as well as a large pool/acarade area, all for free. Free use of internet in the lodge and wireless available in chalets. Of our 3 stays there, we have had no issues. The units have been clean and the staff have been very friendly and helpful. This place is our favorite place to stay in the Canaidan Rockies and we will definately be back... hopefully lots more! All the people we have sent there have also given it high ratings.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Medicine Hat, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

Banff Gate is rustic and has wonderful chalets to rent. The rooms were clean the
dishes, fridge, stove & cupboards as well were clean. Furniture very run down
so an upgrade would be great. Fireplace brings wonderful ambiance and the view
of the forest in front of us was very peaceful. If however you are put in one of the
chalets in the center of the chalet grouping, your view is limited to the cabins lined in front of you and the cabins in back. Zilch privacy or ambiance of sitting out on a deck in
the evening or early morning for you. I wouldn't go if we couldn't get a chalet at
the front, back or sides(these border the forest) of the grouping. Not everyone cares about this, yet for my family the views of nature is what brings us here.
Also we like to read in the late evening so better lighting would be great!!!

Room Tip: We were put in the center of the grouping of chalets and told the front desk we wanted to be moved...
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Edmonton, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

We spend upwards of 75 to 100 nights a year in hotels all over the world, and I have never stayed in something that is so dirty. I found a sock beside the fireplace, coffee grounds under the sink, food in the oven, baby bottle under the bed, dishes and pots that are dirty and a stove and kitchen wall so dirty that there is an oily flim on it. I could go on and on. The resort is old but has fantastic views.
Staff at the font desk were fantastic when they could be found. More thatn once we waited 40 mins and no show.
Would we stay here again - no.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Travelers are raving about these Dead Man's Flats hotels

Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

The good thing about this resort is the view,,,that is all...
The chalet are dingy..
The stove, the oven the dishwasher were so dirty and crimy that they could not be used when I reported it to the front desk - a little wipe was done....the dishes, glasses utensils were so old and used that they were disguting...

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Bristol
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

The description of Banff Gate is a little misleading. The resort is about 35k from Banff.

The accommodation is a little tired and does need some TLC. A piece of wood being used to lock the door and empty water bottles behind the bed doesn’t suggest somewhere that is well looked after

The swimming pool and the iced over tennis court was just great to give us some activities while in the resort.

Then there are the views.

That is why you would want to stay at Banff Gate. To wake up to those views every morning – that’s what makes this type of holiday (or should I say vacation?). The accommodation was really warm and cosy – somewhere you wanted to get back to after a day’s activities in the snow.

Would we go back – certainly. We wouldn’t go back for amazing accommodation – but we would go back for those views.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Additional Information about Banff Gate Mountain Resort

Address: 302 George Biggy Sr. Rd., Dead Man's Flats, Canmore, Alberta, Canada
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Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Kananaskis Country > Canmore > Dead Man's Flats
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Dead Man's Flats
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Banff Gate Mountain Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Banff Gate Mountain Resort is an outdoor playground for all ages where mountain activities and rustic amenities meet. It is nestled in the majestic pines of Pigeon Mountain at the foot of the Lougheed and Windtower Mountains. Our 46 fully appointed chalets are surrounded by Lake Louise and the adventures of the Banff National Park. Activities include water rafting, hiking, skiing, mountain biking, dog sledding, golf and more. For those preferring more peace and quiet, the picturesque grounds of the resort provide the perfect retreat. Children’s play areas are intertwined by hiking trails that sprawl throughout the resort connecting to the surrounding wilderness. Local wildlife often wanders unhindered throughout the area and across the property. An indoor heated pool, hot tubs and a family clubhouse provide a well-rounded travel destination for families and adventurers alike. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Banff Gate Mountain Hotel Dead Man`s Flats
Banff Gate Mountain Resort Canmore/Dead Man's Flats, Alberta

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