We like Shadow Lake Lodge for its private spacious cabins in the backcountry, unique amongst other backcountry lodges in the Canadian Rockies. As always we were greeted with a friendly face upon arrival and afternoon 'tea' which consisted of the usual delicious cakes, bars, and cookies and new since our last stay, a variety of cheese, fruit and crackers. Also since our last stay, a hot shower is not available to guests, a luxury in the backcountry. We miss the wake up knock and the basin of hot water outside the door in the morning, but with running hot and cold water available outside the main building, the guest are expected to provide their own.
Dinner as always was plentiful and delicious - no one goes hungry here! The beef tenderloin was amazing!
The walk into this lodge is not the most scenic (most of it along an old road), but once up at the lodge expect great scenery, great day hikes and fantastic food. To make the most of your stay and to hike the trails in the area, a two night minimum, 3 nights even better, is recommended.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Shadow Lake Hotel Banff