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“Beautiful view. Great tea.”

Lake Agnes Tea House
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Description: Imagine hiking to one of Canada's oldest and highest tea houses! Lake Agnes Tea House is family run tea house in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. To reach Lake Agnes, you will undertake a forested 3.5 km (2.25 mile) hike with an elevation gain of 400 m. (1,300 ft). Situated at an altitude of 2,135 m. (7,005 ft), the Lake Agnes Tea House is located in a lovely hanging valley on the shores of Lake Agnes, which is surrounded by craggy peaks and breathtaking views. Once you arrive at Lake Agnes, you can take comfort in knowing the baker, who is one of the owners, started baking fresh bread, homemade soup and mountain treats at 4:30 a.m. on their propane stove. With no running water or electricity and all the fresh food carries up in the staff's backs, life at Lake Agnes Tea House is an adventure. The dishes are done by hand and all of the orders such as sandwiches, tea biscuits, mountain bars and tea are made to order. Cash only & hike with plenty of water.
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Description: Imagine hiking to one of Canada's oldest and highest tea houses! Lake Agnes Tea House is family run tea house in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. To reach Lake Agnes, you will undertake a forested 3.5 km (2.25 mile) hike with an elevation gain of 400 m. (1,300 ft). Situated at an altitude of 2,135 m. (7,005 ft), the Lake Agnes Tea House is located in a lovely hanging valley on the shores of Lake Agnes, which is surrounded by craggy peaks and breathtaking views. Once you arrive at Lake Agnes, you can take comfort in knowing the baker, who is one of the owners, started baking fresh bread, homemade soup and mountain treats at 4:30 a.m. on their propane stove. With no running water or electricity and all the fresh food carries up in the staff's backs, life at Lake Agnes Tea House is an adventure. The dishes are done by hand and all of the orders such as sandwiches, tea biscuits, mountain bars and tea are made to order. Cash only & hike with plenty of water.
Reviewed October 10, 2013

I loved my trip to the Lake Agnes teahouse. The hike up may be strenuous for a few, but the teahouse is definitely worth the trip. I was really impressed by the variety of different teas available. They were from all over the world. The view on a nice day is just incredible. A must-see for anyone who travels through Lake Louise!

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Reviewed October 8, 2013

The hike from Lake Louise to Lake Agnes is fairly strenuous (but pretty spectacular) and any hiker would be happy to rest awhile by the lake with a trail lunch before tackling the Beehives or whatever... But not at Lake Agnes - here the exertions of the climb are rewarded with a hearty bowl of soup and a delicious sandwich on freshly baked bread - it's luxury hiking! A don't miss experience.

Thank AlisonandColin
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Reviewed October 5, 2013

The view from this tea house is spectacular! the hike up there is one that get the blood pumping! if you are not much of a hiker, the stables at the chateau do guided trail rides up there!

Thank Alexandra M
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Reviewed October 3, 2013 via mobile

Walked up to the tea house looking forward to apple crumble with tea! Got there around noon but crumble would not be ready for at least 1 hour! Disappointed as listed on the board and at home it takes 20 minutes to cook! Tea was ok- nice to have loose leaves- but water not hot enough which affected brewing. Didn't get any food as a hummus or peanut butter or tinned tuna sandwich at $8.50 was both uninspiring and unappetising! Plus side was as snowy and a Monday we could get a seat.

It's a shame as it could be so much better....... Far far below any similar hut in Europe !!

Disappointed but nice hike anyway. Went to Little Beehive and big beehive afterwards- little beehive had better views and easier in snow.

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Reviewed October 1, 2013

But... despite the fabulous location, the undeniable charm, and the friendly visitors and teahouse personnel, the service at this historic spot is gruesome. Best to go with the flow and do not expect much. All we wanted was a sandwich to go, but that apparently is not possible -- service only at a table (packed, of course), and then a 30 minute wait for a tuna sandwich. Yikes! But enjoy the lake and hike to one of the "beehives."

Thank CalAlum
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