We stayed one night at the Kicking Horse Lodge. It was the first time in my many years of travelling that I had to call the front desk and ask them to change to another room - which was worse than the first one.
Please note: - the food at the Truffle Pigs Bistro is really good - especially the boar pâté - and the lodge itself as well as the rooms are attractive and clean, with nice touches such as the original water-colours on the walls and the Truffle Pig chocolates on the bed. But both rooms at the lodge that we stayed in were terrible noisy, not from the other guests, but from something in their infrastructure.
The first room had a non-stop, loud dripping noise coming from somewhere. We asked to change rooms and were given one on the other side of the building. Again, the room looked nice, but it creaked and cracked, banged and rattled, wheezed and groaned like it was falling apart - and this went on all night long. It was quite unbelievable. We suspect it had something to do with the building contracting from the cold outside. Perhaps there is a problem with the plumbing or the insulation, or maybe it was the roof.
We did not complain to the front desk staff since - every time we went there - they were busy in the dining room dealing with a crowd of noisy, festive guests. Besides, there's hardly any point in complaining if you don't know what's causing the cacophony. If you go to this lodge in Winter, I don't think your chances of a quiet night's sleep are very good.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A 12 room post and beam hotel/lodge in the heart of Yoho National Park, Field BC. Home of Truffle Pigs Bistro and Lounge: award winning and nationally and internationally acclaimed eclectic bistro. This is a unique family run property in the thick of the rocky mountains that is unpretentious, comfortable, welcoming and human. The staff is likewise : energetic, passionate and professional. This property is a fantastic family hotel, romantic outdoor couples mecca, a hikers hang out and a skier friendly lodge that is minutes from some of Canada's most prestigious ski hills and mountain destinations. Winter is cozy and tranquil & summer is relaxing and chaotic: an atmosphere unlike any other in the Canadian Rockies and not to be missed. Rooms are clean and spacious, freshly renovated and affordable. The property has free parking, WiFi, coin laundry, games room, manicured gardens and immediate access to mountain terrain. Cell service is now available in Field. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kicking Horse Lodge And Truffle Pigs Bistro Hotel Field
- Kicking Horse Hotel
- Kicking Horse Motel