My wife treated us to a weekend at Assiniboine lodge as an anniversary and early birthday present for me. I knew the area was excellent for great hikes and amazing views, but I was totally surprised by the excellent quality of the lodge and the amazing staff. Annique, Claude, Marie-Therese and the rest of the staff were just simply fabulous. Thank you so much for your very warm hospitality. You made us feel right at home the minute we landed at the helipad. From the helipad, we were given a quick tour of the lodge, shower/sauna, dining room, common room and of course the outhouse. We ate the lunch we had brought with us and went for a short hike. We made it to the Niblet and the wife made it to the Nublet before turning back due to the windy conditions above. The following day Marie-Therese was leading a group to the Niblet, Elizabeth lake, Chuck's ridge, Cerulean lake, Sunburst lake, Lake Magog and back to the lodge. Since the wife and I did part of the route already and I was still recovering from a surgery prior, we decided to take an easier route and met with the group along the way. The food for lunch and dinner were fabulous. Luckily, we had the hikes to burn off the calories. Here's an interesting tid bit. The lodge keeps two pigs during the spring, summer and fall season to eat the left-over food. What a clever idea! Although I don't know how that works with so many bears in the area. There's no internet or cellular service in the area, but there are electrical outlets in the lodge to charge up your camera batteries. If you are a light sleeper or honeymooning couple, opt for the cabins. The lodge rooms have very thin walls and you can hear everything. We had such a great time. The wife and I are definitely coming back. The friendliness and warm hospitality of the hosts and staff will keep you coming back for more.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Assiniboine Lodge is Canada's first backcountry ski lodge that has kept its historic charm. It is set in a remote mountain setting amongst some of the world's most spectacular peaks. Mt. Assiniboine is the lodge's sentinel, watching over all who venture to this remarkable place. Known as the Matterhorn of the Canadian Rockies, Mt. Assiniboine is the highest point in the area. Whether you are skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, walking or simply taking in the majesty of this place, we will ensure your time here is a luxurious escape. No phones, no flat screens, no connectivity. Simply you and nature. We look forward to welcoming you to this magical place we are so lucky to call HOME!! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Mount Assiniboine Hotel Canmore