I loved this place and the location of it right on Bow Lake.It's a beautiful old wooden building and it feels like going back in time at this place. If you are out for hiking and love nature then this is a great place to be. While it was way more expensive than it should have been for what the place is, it was a great experience. And i wasn't sure why they needed such a large damage deposit for our stay - $800 seems a little excessive.. so if you do stay make sure you have enough funds on your card for this.
It was lovely to go out for a morning hike up to the falls under the glacier at the back of the lake, then come back and sit around in the old chairs with a cup of tea and look through a huge collection of national geographic magazines dating back to the early 70's. It's wonderfully peaceful sitting outside in the chairs looking over the lake in the afternoon sun.
If you are the type that likes super luxury and spend your time in your room then this is not the place for you - as there is no tv, but if you dig nature and like to get out and explore this is a great base to get out and do a bunch of hikes up and down the highway. There are great hikes to Peyto lake just north of here and the lake is a must see.
For the price we paid i think it would only be fair that they included a breakfast, as the place is so remote, and no fridge in the room to keep your own food cool, we lived on sandwiches with tomato and cucumbers as it was too expensive to have every meal at the restaurant. We ate at the restaurant one night there and the food was quite good and tasty.
There is a lovely atmosphere sitting around the fire in the dining room and having a drink at the end of the day.
The one thing though is that the staff were quite young and it was more like a hangout for them and a base for hiking, which would be an awesome experience to work there for a season, but i do think they could be a little more service orientated.
I would love to stay here again, but would most likely find something a little cheaper.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Num-Ti-Jah Lodge overlooks one of the most dramatic scenes in the Canadian Rockies. Out of Bow Lake the mountains rise steep and rugged. The blue ice of Crowfoot Glacier hangs suspended over the turquoise water. To the west, the craggy peaks of the Great Divide tower over Bow Glacier.Num-Ti-Jah Lodge is located 40 kilometres north of Lake Louise on Highway 93 in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. We are a three hour drive from the Calgary International Airport. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Num-Ti-Jah Hotel Lake Louise
- Num-Ti-Jah Lodge Lake Louise, Alberta