First off, I could go on and on about the exquisite beauty of both the building/facilities as well as the vistas that surround it. This place is a one in a million hidden gem nestled in Alberta's foothills (near Priddis Golf & CC). The grounds have amazing look-out points (towers!) as well as many rooms of the main house + guest house.
We understand it has only been open to the public since June 2012 as its true purpose is hosting private functions that rent out the entire estate and all the guestrooms (weddings, business meetings). We booked a one night stay with dinner and breakfast on a weekend. We felt that the staff didn't quite know what to do with us, as we were left to figure things out on our own (where to park, where dinner was held, where to walk around). We thought our check-in process could have been a little more personal considering we were the ONLY guests staying that evening. I think we expected boutique hotel warmth, but didn't quite make the mark. The staff were friendly none the less.
The most special part of the stay was the food. Our four course dinner was perfection and the individualized attention from Chef Alouise (sorry if I have misspelled) was wonderful. Same for our breakfas the next morning. The restaurant has about 8 tables which makes it cozy and romantic and the views, as I mentioned above, are worth the drive out.
It was a very expensive stay and meal and as time goes on and they are open longer, I am sure they will hone their hospitality. There is no question this venue is ideal for a wedding. I would recommend this to friends and family looking for a unique dining experience as well.
- Also Known As:
- Azuridge Estate Hotel Priddis, Alberta, Canada