If you only have two nights and three days to spend in the mountains in Canada, then go here and skip everything else (even though there are lots of other wonderful places to stay and things to see or do in Banff, Lake Louise etc.). Our family of five recently stayed and loved it.
The hike in - excellent.
The tea and snacks set out for us when we arrived - wonderful.
The Riverside cabin - perfect. The best at the lodge, we think.
The hike out to Merlin Lake - one of the best hikes we have ever had together as a family.
The supper served family style in the lodge - excellent.
The vibe, atmosphere and socializing in the loge - relaxed, special.
The breakfast and coffee - as expected, good.
The lunch items laid out for us to pack out - good.
The hike out (following an alternate route recommended to us at the lodge) - a top 10 hike!
The price - seemed high before we went; seems like a great value now we've been.
If we ever get the chance, I will return in a heartbeat.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Skoki Lodge is situated in a beautiful high alpine region in Banff National Park. The eleven kilometer trail from Lake Louise to the Skoki Valley makes Skoki Lodge an ideal destination for hikers and skiers of all levels. From Skoki Lodge one can access breathtaking mountain ridges and alpine lakes, or explore five different adjoining valleys. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Skoki Hotel Lake Louise
- Skoki Lodge Lake Louise, Alberta