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A five minute walk to the shores of Lake Louise, Deer Lodge sits in a gorgeous location, a real mountain getaway. Built in 1925 as a tearoom, the lodge has been converted into a hotel retaining much of the original features and character. There's still plenty of hand-hewn logs on show, particularly prevalent in the restaurant and the Caribou lounge where the team serve up hearty portions of mountain grub along with an award winning wine list.
The Lodge is a far cry from modernity, without TVs in the rooms you're encouraged to enjoy the natural surroundings, read a book by the roaring fire or take a trip up to the rooftop hot tub for a soak under the stars. It's accommodation that wants to keep hold of its heritage for sure.
- Great location, a short walk to Lake Louise
- Rooftop hot tub so enjoy some bubbles under the night's sky
- Complimentary shuttle bus to the ski slopes
- The building has kept much of its historic charm
- To get to the ski area you will have to take the shuttle bus, it's a very long walk otherwise
- Upgrading to the 'heritage' or 'tower' rooms is well worth it as the lodge rooms are dated and bathrooms a little tired
- If you want to eat out of the hotel it is a drive to the main town, the lodge is quite isolated
Deer Lodge is an easy walk away from the lake. It's 600 metres to get to the shores of Lake Louise in fact, so no getting the bus from town. To get to the slopes each day there is a complimentary shuttle that runs from the hotel to the pistes during the winter months.
There are 71 rooms in the Deer Lodge each with WiFi and private bathrooms. Coffee making facilities come with the Heritage or Tower rooms but not the Lodge rooms.
In the old wing of the lodge, these rooms are compact with either a double, two doubles, a double and a single or two single beds. The is also a private bathroom. There are quad lodge rooms as well as family rooms available as well sleeping up to 4 people.
Sleeps max. 4
The heritage rooms have been recently renovated and have either two double or one king bed. There is a private bathroom as well as a balcony and coffee making facilities.
Sleeps max. 4
Tower rooms are predictably up in the tower part of the lodge. They each have a queen bed with a private bathroom and coffee making facilities. The rooms are quirky shapes (due to being in a tower).
Sleeps max. 2
Resort height - 1,645m
Highest point - 2,730m
Ski areaBanff Tri Area - 7,748 acres of piste
Lake Louise is the largest of the three area included on the lift pass. An expansive area with terrain for all levels from winding beginner runs to off-piste powder bowls and tree-lined glades.
Green runs 23%
Blue runs 39%
Black runs 38%
Lifts - 28
Season length - November to May
Beginners - 3/5
Intermediates - 4/5
Experts - 4/5
Snowboarders - 3/5
Families - 4/5
Après - 2/5
Eating out - 2/5
Scenery - 4/5
Calgary - 2 hours 30 minutes
Lake Louise Tri Area lift pass
6 day lift pass from £347*
9 day lift pass from £520*
*early booking discounts are available (if booked in time that is)
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