Though not off the beaten path, the Banff Caribou Lodge and Spa has what you need to enjoy your Banff stay. Accommodations are clean, the staff knowledgeable and friendly. My friends and I found walking to the center of Banff an easy stroll but the town has great public transportation and one gets complimentary passes from the hotel if walking isn't on your agenda. But don't most of us come to Banff for the abundant outdoor activities. The Keg Restaurant menu offers many food and wine choices. There is a spa located in the facility and also a very handy self serve laundry.