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Cathedral Mountain Lodge
3.5 of 5 Lodge   |   1 Yoho Valley Road | PO Box 40, Field, Yoho National Park, British Columbia V0A 1G0, Canada   |  
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“Simply stunning!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Absolutely amazing place to stay for that truly authentic Rocky Mountains experience. The staff are very good and give an absolutely first class service. Both James & Duncan were very friendly and gave great advice on what to do and where to go. I found all of the front desk staff to be very helpful, friendly and proffessional.They will also book excursions for you on request. Food in the restaurant was top notch. I found the breakfasts to be more than adequate and very tasty, especially the pastries. It's true that if you went later then things did run out, but a quick request and the items were replenished. There is absolutely minimal noise from the road and train nearby. The scenery around the cabins is spectacular. Having a coffee on the bridge as the day begins is something that will stay with me for the rest of my life.

  • Stayed June 2013, 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Recently enjoyed a wonderful two days at the Cathedral Mountain Lodge. We were doing a motorcycle trip in British Columbia and planned to use the Lodge as a base to explore the areas around Banff, Lake Louise and Yoho National Park. The location was perfect, situated beside the Kicking horse river and in the shadow of the mountain, complete with a hanging glacier. The lodge sits at the entrance to Yoho. We stayed in a Premier cabin with loft and had, in our opinion, the best unobstructed river view on the property. (cabin#7). The cabin was well appointed with Aveda personal products, cozy flannel and fleece blankets/bed covers done in plaids and animal prints, rustic themed tiles and fixtures in a large bathroom, a river stone fireplace that was ready to be lit and inviting adirondack chairs on the covered porch overlooking the river. If you don't want to sit on the porch, then stroll down to the river's edge and take in the scenery while sitting by one of several cozy firepits scattered there. While we didn't partake in any of the activities, the staff volunteered to arrange several for us, including canoeing, rafting, horseback riding and others. The entire staff was exceptional, very friendly and helpful. We spent an afternoon in the nearby village of Field and would highly suggest taking the time to stroll around this quaint and picturesque town. It will take all of about 30 minutes to see the entire town and read the historical markers on the interesting buildings. Truffle Pigs or The Siding are good choices for lunch. And I have saved the best for last, the food was phenomenal! We ate roasted chicken, risotto, steak and seafood pasta dishes that were some of the best we have ever had. And don't forget to include some of the local wines from their very good selections. Reservations are recommended, but that gives you time to sit on the patio, by the fire, by the river and enjoy a drink/cocktail and make some new friends before dinner. Breakfast was included in the rate and is served buffet style and was just as enjoyable as the dinners. Just a couple of things to consider when booking a reservation here, there are about 30 cabins but as far as we could see, only #1, #2, #5, #6 and #7 have unobstructed river views. Many of the others face the back side of another cabin. BUT, since you probably will not be spending a lot of time indoors, this may not be an issue for you. The lodge sits next to the TransCanada highway at the bottom of a long steep grade so you will hear the occasional noise of the trucks downshifting to climb the grade. And a special NOTE TO MOTORCYCLE travelers, there a only about 4 or 5 paved parking spots which means you are likely to have to park in the gravel. If it is raining during your stay, as it was while we were there, the gravel area can get fairly mushy so be prepared to stabilize the bike. While I feel they should be considered, I hesitate to add any of the minor negatives mentioned because I absolutely do not think they should hinder you from experiencing this amazing Lodge.

Room Tip: Cabin #7 absolutely has the best view with #1, #2, #5 and #6 being excellent as well. Many of the o...
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  • Stayed June 2013, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Needed some down time in the mountains and this fit the bill perfectly. A stunning location right on the Kicking Horse River. Our very comfortable cabin (#24) had a beautiful mountain view. There is plenty of free firewood stacked on the porch for the fireplace, and great housekeeping service. The staff are first class and go out of their way to make you comfortable. The restaurant is superb and the breakfast buffet (included in the rate) was top notch. After dinner we took our wine out to the large deck and sat by the fire while the server helped us spot mountain goats high up on the rocks navigating trails that seemed impossible. Coffee down by the river in the morning was a perfect start to the day. Go later in the summer or fall if you want to be sure that all of the nearby trails are open, but go anytime if you just want to get out of the city and relax in the mountains while someone else takes care of everything you need.

  • Stayed June 2013, 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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Saratoga, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

We stayed there for four nights June 2013. We reserved two cabins and
were able to get them next to each other. Cabins #1 and #2 were on the river near the lodge. The rooms were comfortable and ours had two chairs both in cabin and the deck.

Breakfast is included and good. The eggs were made in small amounts so they were always freshly made. There was always plenty of food for all.

Additionally, they serve an afternoon from tea from 3-5.

All the staff were excellent.

Because of the time of year (early) some of the hiking trails were closed due to ice.

We went on to the Fairmont in Banff for our next few nights. While that is a wonderful hotel we preferred the Mountain Inn for its remoteness and exceptional setting.

I hope that they will continue to make their own cookies for tea and scones for breakfast.

Room Tip: our rooms on the river were perfect for us.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Spent 2 nights at the Lodge - could not ask for better! The location is the best we've encountered in the Rockies, with stunning views from the cabins and Lodge. The cabins are very well appointed, couldn't ask for more (except perhaps 2 easy chairs in the cabin for weary travellers). The food is exceptional served in a superb Lodge style room, complete with roaring fire. Excellent all round.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Banff National Park, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

We spent two nights at the Cathedral Lodge and found it to be small, but well appointed and quite cozy. The staff was amazingly friendly and accommodating and the restaurant is excellent. Breakfast was included and it was varied and quite tasty. We were within a few miles of some pretty amazing hikes! The drawback for some is the Cathedral Lodge is pretty isolated...lake Louise Village is about 20 minutes away. The natural beauty of the area and the opportunity to relax, more than made up for the location. We would highly recommend!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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London, United Kingdom
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

We were disappointed by Cathedral Mountain Lodge. However, having looked around some of the other options with a future stay in mind, I still think it is one of the best options in the area. The lodges are really quite close together and there is no sense of privacy. The lodges themselves are very clean and nicely decorated. The bath was really quite small but what astounded us most was the lack of storage space. We were there for 6 nights and were on a long trip so we had a lot of luggage. There was nowhere to unpack or store suitcases. It was really quite inconvenient for a long stay. Also I didn't find the place particularly relaxing - as you wouldn't really want to sit out on your balcony given the proximity of the other cabins and there were only a couple of chairs by the river. The seats outside the main lodge always seemed too dirty to sit on. Most days we made it to breakfast very early so didn't have a problem but on the two occasions we arrived later (but by no means late), they had run out of various things. There is also no wifi and the communal computer is a dial-up connection. In my opinion, I think this place is best suited to a brief stay of maybe one or two nights.

I would go back but only because the hiking was so outstanding that it more than made up for any negatives of the accommodation.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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James H, Manager at Cathedral Mountain Lodge, responded to this review, April 19, 2013
Thank you for posting your review and comments on Trip Advisor! Feedback and suggestions from our guests are integral to our efforts in improving the experience we offer and we continuously utilize this information in our ongoing development plan.

We are happy to hear you consider us to be one of the best options in our area. Sorry to hear you did not have enough storage space for your extended stay with us. Typically for an extended stay we will recommend our Premier Cabin room type. Our Premier, “stand-alone”, log cabins offer more living space including an expanded living area with sofa and armchair adjacent to a river-rock wood-burning fireplace, additionally they contain a large armoire and storage chest. If you decide to return with us I hope we can find accommodation that better suits your needs.

Our breakfast team works hard to keep the food on the buffet fresh and fully stocked. As the buffet is self-service we do experience waves of guests, which can lead to depletion. I am sorry that we were not ready for you on those two mornings you arrived a little later and hope our team worked to resole this expediently.

Unfortunately high-speed internet is still not available in our remote location. In the future we are hoping an improved broadband might allow us the opportunity to provide a wireless connection, but this is still a challenge and a dial-up internet station the most reliable service we are able to offer our guests.
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Address: 1 Yoho Valley Road | PO Box 40, 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 Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Specialty Lodging in Field
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Cathedral Mountain Lodge 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy our Timber Frame lodge located in stunning Yoho National Park on the banks of the Kicking Horse River; providing unsurpassed guest excellence and attention to detail while surrounded by the lovingly re-claimed Douglas Fir post and beams. If you love the great outdoors but also love luxurious comfort, Cathedral Mountain Lodge is your perfect Canadian Rockies destination. Allow us to indulge all of your culinary senses at our Riverside Restaurant and Lounge, featuring Western Canada's best in-season regional cuisine, complimented by our diverse well-crafted wine list. ... more   less 
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