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The Lodge at Panther River

Kilometer 6 Panther Road, Sundre, Alberta, Canada
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The Lodge at Panther River is a family owned and operated wilderness resort which opened in 1979. The love, passion, and hard work that has been put into this serene destination over the years shines through on the grounds right through to the staff. The gorgeous and unique lodge is where family and friends come to gather. With a gorgeous wood burning fireplace it is the perfect place to put your feet up and take it all in. The business has been in the Safron family since 2002. Terry and Laureen's love for the mountains shone through to their three girls who grew up with river water running through their veins and mountains in their heart. Now that their family's have expanded with eight beautiful grandchildren, Terry and Laureen spend their time teaching these blessed children the mountain life. The Safron family takes pride in their resort, staff members and accomplishing their dream of living in the wild. Explore the Valley With towering mountain peaks and glowing river valleys the Panther River Valley has a inviting feel to its vast space. With numerous mountain lakes, flowing rivers and creeks The Lodge at Panther River has something that speaks to each person's soul. Take in the sights of roaming wildlife or flowing waterfalls. The beauty is endless. With a different adventures for each season we will take you out into the Alberta Rockies for a back-country experience to remember. Get spring fever as you watch new life grow in the fresh mountain air. Take in the beauty of Barrier Mountain, Wardens Rock, Bighorn Falls, and Ice lake. Spot the herds of wild horses and the new offspring of wild game. The sights will be forever remembered. Lay on a hillside amongst the wildflowers on a summer's afternoon. The brown eyed susan's, blue bells, Indian paintbrushes, and glowing rivers add breathtaking colors to your mountain photography. Stay a while and capture the impressive views as the leaves change in early fall. The peace will help you unwind from summer. Don't stay inside all winter! Follow us to where we like to go and chase the snow capped mountains. Because we are open year round you can enjoy a winter in the backcountry and get a glimpse of the sparkle the snow brings to the wild. We invite you to come stay with us and let the the Safron family share their love for the wild with you.
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Free Parking
Breakfast included
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Self-Serve Laundry
Room features
Refrigerator in room
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Kilometer 6 Panther Road, Sundre, Alberta Canada
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The lodge is situated right next to the banks of the Panther river, and has a very remote feel, accessible by gravel road only. The rooms are charming and cosy featuring gorgeous wood construction. It's a great, quiet setting, perfect for couples or families. The restaurant is
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Quaint cabins right on the river, all about nature, peacefully removed from the cell phone. The cabins here are rustic, clean and very comfortable. An abundance of fire pits and firewood. The people were wonderful, Carmen was outstanding, that lady can cook too. This escape can
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Response from Amanda I, Manager at The Lodge at Panther River
Responded Aug. 15, 2018
Thank you for your review!
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Im submitting this on behalf of my mom, as i was unfortunetly not there ...... Spent the long weekend at the Lodge. A few nights at the base camp and then horse back and wagon up to the the top camp for a few nights. Myself and the other mom were flown into Ice Lake by
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Wow, what a spectacular place! Words can't really describe the experience we had here for our wedding, but I'll give it a try. We unsuccessfully searched for 6 months trying to find a place for the perfect wilderness wedding. We started to get discouraged as we couldn't find a
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Response from Amanda I, Manager at The Lodge at Panther River
Responded Dec. 16, 2017
We were so thrilled to host your wedding! Can't wait to see you back in our Mountains!
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the website sold this place to me. I was happy to sign up for a weekend, but disappointed. Kind of like how you feel after seeing the movie for a book you loved. the cabin we were put in was not a log cabin but faux logs. It was attached to the community bathrooms and mere
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Response from Amanda I, Manager at The Lodge at Panther River
Responded Jul. 25, 2017
I am sorry to hear you were not satisfied with you stay with us. We do have a number of cabins too choose from. You can check them all out on our website to see what you are booking. Our signature breakfast is complimentary to all cabin guests and is baked fresh in house each morning. I will speak to our staff to see why stale banana bread was served the morning you where there. There are a number of glorious hiking trails in our area we are willing to let you know about. You will need to let us know how long you want to hike for. You can hike for 15 mins up to a full 8 - 10 hours. All of these trails are open to the public and used many and all visitors to the Panther area. To resolve this please email myself, Amanda directly at info@pantherriver.com We hope to see you out there explore the Rocky's
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Nice clean bathroom
View of the Panther River looking south from campground B
Panther River from campground B looking north
Immaculately clean
"If you enjoy tenting. Try out the Clamping Tent!!!"
"Cabins are super cozy and comfortable. Campsites are full power. Teepee and tents are a great middle ground."
"ask that is not be attached to the community bathrooms."
"For FHU (water, power & sewer) campground B has it all"
"Just pick one, they are all nice!"
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