Nestled amid lush evergreens, just a few kilometres from Lake Louise, and with stunning panoramic views of the Canadian Rockies, the Post Hotel & Spa resides in the middle of Banff National Park. Expect a cluster of red-roofed log cabins that overlook the Pipestone River; each making a perfect retreat after a day in the mountains. Its restaurant has an award-winning menu, and you can enjoy luxurious comforts such as the indoor pool and spa.
The hotel is located in the idyllic village of Lake Louise, right at the heart of Banff National Park in Alberta. The village itself is a lovely place to stay, but the real allure lies beyond; you are just a hop skip and a jump from the pristine ski slopes, soaring mountains and hilltop hiking trails, and a short distance from the famous waters Lake Louise. Or you can venture further afield, with Takkakaw Falls and Emerald Lake to the west, just under from Banff and 185km from Calgary.
The incredible setting of this hotel might make you think the focus of your stay is all about being outdoors; but your wood cabin’s sumptuous beds, warm décor and a stash of fire logs will be an enticing prospect at the end of any day exploring the park. Whether you’re visiting in winter or summer, you can cosy up as you continue to revel in the beautiful landscape just outside your window.
Why We Like It
This is mountain living at its best. The Post Hotel & spa is cosy and romantic, but if you peel yourself away from the resort then you the surrounding activities are endless. From skiing to ice-skating on the lake, to snowshoeing or, more immediately located, spending an indulgent afternoon in the hotel’s Spa. If you’re a wine-lover, then you’re in the right place, as the Post Hotel has one of Canada’s largest wine cellars with 25,000 bottles and more than 2,200 labels. The Post Hotel and Spa is both the ideal accommodation for relaxation and the perfect starting point for most Canadian Rockies tours.