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“Nice little place just off Lake Louise” 4 of 5 stars
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100 Centre Street, Field, Yoho National Park, British Columbia V0A 1G0, Canada   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Field
Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Canada
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“Nice little place just off Lake Louise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

This place was suggested by a great friend of mine to have dinner on my trip to the rocky mountains. Lovely place, decided to stay for the night. Little railroad town just past the BC boarder. The place is clean and cosy place. fine cuisine for dinner, nice piece of meat! beautiful decor.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, Canada
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29 hotel reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

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.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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TrufflePigs, Owner at Truffle Pigs Lodge, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
We apologized for the problem and have had our heating system adjusted. BY all accounts my staff did try to keep you happy and satisfied. It is unfortunate that you did not enjoy your stay with us as we pride ourselves on exceeding our customers expectations. Thank you for your review.
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Kimberley, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

I stayed at the Kicking Horse Lodge on business but my husband came along and we had a fantastic time. The room was clean and comfy and the staff was friendly and professional. Even though it was off season there was a good atmosphere at the pub. The best part of our stay was certainly the food and hanging out with the friendly locals at night. You can't miss the green salt duck cassoulet or the duck torchon poutine part of the winter menu!! Thanks to Sean, Jen and the staff for this memorable experience.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Richmond, Vermont
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

My husband and I went to Field during what turned out to be an unexpected exceptionally cold and snowy October week for some hiking. Needed a place to stay near Emerald Lake, and Lodge there was closed so chose Kicking Horse Lodge and Truffle Pigs Bistro. Originally planned on 3 nights but stayed only 2. Dinner was outstanding (at TP Bistro) on our first night but restaurant closed for next 2 days - and no other food nearby. Had 30 min drive each way next night to Lake Louise. Room at lodge was adequate but no service to room while we were there - including no replacement of tea bags so even no morning tea (ouch!) I think we were only people in entire lodge. Owner/chef a delightful person who gave us many good ideas for hiking and a recommendation for dinner when back in Banff. That dinner (at Nourish, a vegan/vegetarian resto) was also outstanding and we got a discount on our bill by mentioning the TP chef's recommendation. So, if going off season, know when TP restaurant is open/closed, bring own supplies - but revel in the Elk right outside your door, spectacular scenery and a very friendly host.

Room Tip: Others have complained about the trains which pass regularly right outside hotel, but since they did...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Corvallis, Oregon, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

We were immediately charmed by the St. Bernard dog stretched out in the yard on a cold fall night at the Kicking Horse. We travel with our dog and there was no problem booking our room. Great price, trendy, well kept room with newer mattresses and furnishings. A yummy bonus was the chocolate truffle pig candies on our pillows. In the morning, we were greeted by a happy tabby cat on our morning dog walk. Everyone on the staff was very helpful and we were so tired. We felt lucky to find such a charming place for such a low price, on a cold fall night, in the darkness, in the beautiful Canadian Rockies. Linda from Oregon

Room Tip: Dog friendly rooms weren't second class (as in many motels/hotels). Unique foods and atmosphere...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Calgary, Canada
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Have been three times. Sept/09 - Outstanding. Sept/11 - Very good. Jul/12 - Disappointed. Service still good but flat bread was soggy, some of my dining partners commented on small portions (seemed small even to me who is not a big eater). Tacos were very good. Oh, and don't even get me going on the service at breakfast which was abysmal and then the wrong order comes out to me not once but twice! My spouses egg mcmuffin was bordering on cold. That being said previously when the dinners were lovely there always seemed to issues at breakfast, Anyway, I am sad. I think they have been reading too much of their own press

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Frankfurt, Germany
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

The hotel is located across from a train switching yard - we didn't mind this much, but there is a lot of train noise especially during the night. We had one of the rooms on the back of the building (with a kitchenette). Thank God we didn't plan to cook - the kitchen is very poorly equipped (AND there is nowhere to buy groceries expect the most basic). Also, the kitchen dishes were not very clean, the fridge was off - and was a bit mouldy (which happens when you switch off a fridge w/o opening the door). Also, the sink in the bathroom didn't drain well, although the bathroom was clean overall. Not so much our pillowcases, which had hair on it. In short, the hotel room we had was not in good repair. The staff at the the hotel was young and not particularly attentive.
I wouldn't mind all of that - if the price of the room hadn't been 190 $ - there is far cheaper and far better accommodation not far away in Golden (which also has great restaurants).

Room Tip: The rooms in front seemed better - much cleaner (they also had wooden floors instead of carpet)
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 100 Centre Street, Field, Yoho National Park, British Columbia V0A 1G0, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Kootenay Rockies > Yoho National Park > Field
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Field
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A 13 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

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