We enjoyed our stay at the Banff Gate Mountain Lodge. There were tons of activities, and the recreation coordinator invited us several times to join in on the fun! Activities offered were hikes, chocolate factory tours, wine and cheese night, movie night, lantern building, vertical climbing (at a nearby facility). The gym was adequate, the pool, sauna and hot tub were great, a nice way to end the night.
I didn't use the spa facilities, so I can't comment on that.
Also there were many movies that you could borrow from the front desk, so that is a bonus.
You can get wireless internet connection, but you must be in the front lobby area or the upstairs games area.
Our condo was quaint and cozy. It was very clean upon arrival. It was a perfect little getaway with all of your at-home ammenties: full kitchen, 1 1/2 baths, washer/dryer, 2 bedrooms, table for 6, fireplace, 2 tvs and couch. Lots of storage here!!
One thing people must realize, that this is not a hotel so you should not expect hotel service as in towel changing/bed-making, etc. The staff at the front desk did mention that if we wanted new linens that we should just bring our used ones to exchange them. You do have to do your own cleaning on departure which consists of having the dishes in the dishwasher, and emptying out your garbages-not a big deal.
One thing I would have to say we didn't care for was the close proximity to HWY 1.Although we didn't hear the noise from the road and/or the train because of where we were in the complex, but I would definitely not want to be in the front row of condos.
Otherwise the location is superb! About a 5 minute drive into Canmore and 2 min drive to the gate of Banff National Park!
All in all, we had a great time! We thought it was a perfect little getaway, very easy to spend the week there and I would go back!
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