We hiked in via the Arnica/Twin Lakes route - a great alternative to the more commonly used Red Earth Creek access trail (which is boring we heard) if weather permits. We were very fortunate with weather and timing as the larches were all in their autumn colours. It was absolutely stunning.
The stay at this lodge is very pricey and was a special treat for us, but we were not disappointed. Food is great, staff very friendly and the log cabins very comfortable. The king bed we had was huge, with a cozy comforter. The lighting is a bit dim, and in-room washing facilities basic, but this is to be expected from a back country facility.
Shadow Lake itself is beautiful (20 minute walk from the lodge) and we were very pleased to make the effort to see the early morning sunrise over Storm Mountain. A magical experience.
The stay at this lodge was the highlight of our trip and we can certainly recommend it if you wish to have a back-country experience with a bit of luxury (and can afford the price).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the high alpine meadows of Banff National Park, Brewster's Shadow Lake Lodge is a remote back country lodge with private cabins, accessible only by hiking, cross country skiing or snowshoeing. Included in the rate are three mountain gourmet meals as well as afternoon tea served to you daily in our dining lodge. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Shadow Lake Hotel Banff
- Shadow Lake Lodge Banff, Alberta