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Shadow Lake Lodge

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Epic hiking by day, creature comforts by night. Shadow Lake Lodge is a perfect destination to get away from it all, to enjoy the beauty of the Rocky Mountains, to walk on lightly-travelled trails and to be treated to sumptuous meals by friendly and welcoming folks.

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Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We hiked in to Shadow Lake Lodge on last Tuesday and hiked back out on Friday. The 14K was a bit of a challenge for us I had a heavy 25 lb. plus pack & we decided to hike in with a group of younger guests. We made it up in 3 hours with a 15 min. lunch break. As... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

During an especially crowded summer in the Canadian Rockies, Shadow Lake Lodge was an oasis. Our family had our own little log cabin deep in the wilderness among the mountain peaks, with ready access to lightly-travelled trails beyond the reach of day-trippers. No cell phones, no WiFi, no TV. There was no need. The gorgeous scenery occupied our full attention.... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We hiked up there on a Friday and came back down Sunday. The setting was breathtaking and the staff, food and guests we met there were incredible. We would highly recommend it although suggest staying a minimum of three nights. We were too tight on time to do all the hikes.

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Peterborough, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For those who want an authentic back country "luxury mountain experience" Shadow Lake Lodge is a must. So much of the history of the National Parks is preserved in the Brewster Family's labour of love. It needs to be experienced as there are no words to truly describe it.

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Canmore, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

Shadow Lake is a precious gem. Lesser known than other backcountry lodges in the Rockies such as Assiniboine and Skoki, Shadow trumps its competition with better value, better accommodations, and better food. The individual log cabins hand built by the Brewsters (the lodge has a wonderful photo collection on the building) are super comfortable and the sauna and hot showers... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights in September. The weather was quite rainy and foggy, but despite this we had an amazing and memorable visit. When the clouds parted, the views were spectacular. Some things to know: -Bears? We didn't see any and felt safe on our hike in. We were constantly passing/ passed by others -The... More 

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

This backcountry experience was the absolute BEST. My husband and I had such an amazing few days here. The food is AMAZING and you meet the funnest people. The hike was well worth it and the lodge has awesome day hikes.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Walk in 14 km from Red Earth parking, majority is a uphill easy fire track, with the last hour on a hikers moderate track uphill. Took us 3.45 in the rain and mud and 3.15 return. If on a bike you must leave it before doing the last section of about 1 hour. Rooms are cabins with heating, comfy beds... More 

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shadowlakelodge, Owner at Shadow Lake Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at the lodge. We agree 100% that a few days at Shadow Lake Lodge is a life experience you will never forget!! More 

Palm Desert, California
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27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Loved this place! It is an eight-mile hike to the location; not too hard except for the last mile and a-half. Once there, you are well taken care of - the food was amazing, especially considering the location. The day hike suggestions come complete with a map and we enjoyed both of the ones we took. One tip - try... More 

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shadowlakelodge, Owner at Shadow Lake Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Shadow Lake Lodge!! We hope to see you up there again in the future!!! More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated in the high alpine meadows of Banff National Park, Brewster's Shadow Lake Lodge is a remote back country lodge with private cabins, accessible only by hiking, cross country skiing or snowshoeing. Included in the rate are three mountain gourmet meals as well as afternoon tea served to you daily in our dining lodge. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shadow Lake Lodge

Address: Box 2606, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1C3, Canada
Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Banff National Park > Banff
Price Range: $144 - $197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Shadow Lake Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Shadow Lake Hotel Banff
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