On our 6th day of a road trip in the Kootenies we decided, because it was raining, we'd skip camping and hit a B&B on our way back to Calgary. As soon as we arrived at Doris and Norbert's rustic retreat, we felt welcomed with open arms as if we were family. We booked our stay in one of the cabins, a short walk from the main building. She asked if we were hungry and suggested we unpack while she cooked us some home made schnitzel; we had just ordered one to share.
We went to our cabin to settle in and it was just perfect, clean, made up nicely, she had even turned on the fireplace for us as I had mentioned on the phone how I was really looking forward to curling up to read by a nice warm fire. It was simple and honest.
Don't get me wrong, this isn't the type of place you go to if you are looking for all the bells and whistles, this is a "back to the basics", "au natural" type of establishment run by good, genuine people who are extremely welcoming and down to earth.
We walked over to the lodge to have a bite to eat and for the price of one home cooked schnitzel dinner, she had given us two large freshly made salads with delicious fresh dill sprinkled throughout and the main course was not one, but two, fully loaded huge plates of schnitzel, cooked two different ways, with potato patty and veggies. It was a delicious, hearty meal, just as I would expect from a German influenced Inn. I couldn't even finish half my plate, which was technically 1/4 of our meal. We left well fed and satisfied to retreat to our cozy cabin and relax for the night, along the way smelling the delicious smoke shack up the hill.
What I really appreciated about staying with Doris and Norbert was their genuine hospitality and uncomplicated attitude. They have all the beauty of the world surrounding them; stunning views of the mountains, family photos displayed in the lodge, and honestly, we are lucky that they are willing to share this with the public. Turn off your phone, your computer, your tv and go read a book or walk down to the creek. For anyone who is interested in stopping to smell the roses for just a minute, I think you would really enjoy your stay here and appreciate something real, and if not, you are better off staying in Banff where rowdy drunks are screaming and running into traffic while you elbow your way through the generic shops filling your face with fudge. I've been there and it's nice to do the frou frou spa/shopping trip every now and then but this is not that type of place, nor does it intend to be. To each their own!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Luxury Bed & Breakfast Lodge. Glenogle Mountain Lodge & Spa is one of Golden’s newer exquisite accommodations, designed to exceed all your getaway expectations. Our attention to detail and outstanding service will contribute to your creation of a memory to cherish. Our Lodge is nestled in a quiet valley, about 8 km north east and 400 m above Golden, British Columbia. You will find yourself amidst spectacular views of the Rocky and Purcell Mountain Ranges. The breathtaking view of the mountains and the bubbling creek will bring you back to your Center. Our licensed lounge and European cuisine will fill your spirit and ensure you have a grand getaway. Glenogle Mountain Lodge & Spa features a beautiful dining area with spectacular views and fireplace. The dining area was built around an extremely large tree, which lends to the amazing architecture of the lodge. Glenogle features 10 luxurious rooms with soft warm down duvets and fluffy bathrobes, as well as a 2-bedroom suite, complete with living area and a big-screen TV in the main lodge. We also have 3 private, cozy and fully equipped chalets for those romantic getaways. Glenogle Lodge is the ideal setting for small weddings, romantic getaways, family reunions, vacations, retreats, business meetings. Indulge yourself in our comfortable surroundings, enjoy a massage after an active day or just relax. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Glenogle Mountain Hotel
- Hotel Glenogle Mountain