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The Great Divide Lodge
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Field
Parabiago, Italy
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
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“Basic budget accommodation near expensive Lake Louise”
Reviewed 4 March 2012

This lodge is a good compromise if you are looking for a budget accommodation located about 15 km on the highway from extremely touristic (and expensive) Lake Louise. Rooms are no frills and very basic, but clean; bathroom had "pea green" washbasin and bath tub (somewhat 70's fashioned!) but water was hot. We did not eat at the lodge restaurant as we preferred to have breakfast on our room balcony overlooking the mountain and the lake on the parking/highway opposite side. Staff was friendly and helpful when we had a problem with our key. In the reception area there are two computers with internet connection you can use for free. On the whole, a pleasant place to stay.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 28 February 2012

This is the perfect ski lodge. Within a couple of hours drive of 6 major ski clubs.
It is located in the remote Yoho National Park. The beauty and tranquility of the mountains surround you. Sandy and Cathy are the perfect hosts, ensuring your stay is friendly and comfortable.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2012

This lodge has received some very negative reviews over time, which I think is absolute rubbish. If I am paying $99 for a ski and stay package, I am not expecting a 4 star hotel with all the amenities. yes, this the rooms are basic...but they are perfect for those who are on a budget and want to get out of the city, enjoy a night in the mountains and hit the slopes. This place is affordable, located in a beautiful setting and is beyond perfect for those looking for budget accommodations. As a bonus, the staff, management and owners are all fabulous people willing to go the extra mile to ensure your stay is memorable, relaxed and fun. I recommend the Great Divide Lodge to anyone, and in fact....we are booking our next stay very soon!

Don't worry Great Divide...hopefully we can set the record straight and cure these "Trip Advisor Blues"

You get what you pay for

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 6 February 2012

We received ski passess and two nights stay at the great divide lodge as a xmas gift but were definately skeptical about the place after reading these reviews. When we arrived we were given our mountain view room. It was a basic room, what I would expect from a hostel, it was clean, quiet, one queen sized bed, old school bathroom and a small tv. That was it, on hardwood floors. After seeing it I thought this isn't ideal, perhaps they have an upgrade. So I asked the very friendly staff if they had any suites, and they did and he said do you want to take a look, and I took a look and it was wayyyy nicer. They are $17 more per person/night, but they are like 10 times the room. They were a nice rustic room, that you would expect to stay in out in the mountains. It had a nice flatscreen tv, leather couch(that also pulls out) a cool fireplace, and a loft where the queen sized bed was. We managed to negotiate a couple of our dinner passes(that we knew we wouldn't use) for the upgrade and the staff were more than accomodating. We stayed there two nights and really enjoyed it. It was quiet, clean, comfortable, the couch was comfy, nice sheets on the bed. it was a really great experience. We also had breakfast there, it was good and cheap($6 for a hot breakfast with eggs, sausages, hashbrowns and toast) and we had dinner there one night and it was surprisingly delicious,and there is a bar with some decent beer on tap. Honestly, the staff were friendly, and if you stay in a suite you will really enjoy your stay. I would recommend this for the ski package, but not the regular rate. We would go back. They only have about 6 suites, so try and book ahead those if you can:)

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Cochrane, Canada
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Reviewed 6 December 2011

We needed somewhere cheap to stay, there are 6 in our family and we wanted to ski and watch the WC womens DH skiing. We had a suite this included two queens on another floor and a sofa bed on the base floor with a full bath suite, tv, wifi and fire. The suite was clean and comfortable, I think it was located above their pool so no noise from any where was heard all night. We also paid ahead for dinner and breakfast, the staff were very friendly and helpful, our meal was superb the server was excellent. Breakfast was plentiful and we were all happy, we also received 6 ski passes which were included and the next day was fun on the slopes. We would def go back again. There was also free coffee, hot chocolate etc to help yourself too.

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Saskatoon, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2011

We stayed one night. What a mistake. All the hotel staff had a party in the room below us till at least 2:30am. (all 10 of them). We finally fell asleep from driving nearly 10 hours. Yelling, screaming, loud music, and running on the trans canada highway in the middle of the night, where traffic was slamming on the brakes to avoid them..probably thinking they were some kind of animals!!UNREAL!!! When we went to check out I asked for the manager...who said " well, sometimes that happens" I couldn't believe it!! I told her that i would be posting my comments on tripadvisor to warn others!!!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Travellers are raving about these Field hotels

Calgary
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 February 2011

We arrived not knowing what to expect, especially from the reviews on here.
Sandy the owner greeted us and upgraded us to their suites which are 2 stories and newly renovated. There is no alarm clock or coffee maker but we were not expecting the Ritz. We helped ourselves to coffee in the main lobby.
Our 3 suites were connected, had brand new leather couches, new hardwood and were very comfortable beds.
The Staff were all very accommodating and to our surprise the food was amazingly done. From typical bar food to bbq steak and salmon.
Best part of the trip were the Lake Louise staff that have accommodation in a lodge beside the hotel. They entertained us through the 2 nights we were there and participated in our PJ Party!
We will definitely be back, perfect location if you want to go skiing/boarding at Lake Louise or spend a day at the Chateau. They have free shuttles to the hill and from the hill a free shuttle to the Chateau.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: The Great Divide Lodge
Address: Hwy 1 - 14 km (9 mi) W of Lk Louise | Yoho National Park, Field, Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada (Formerly West Louise Lodge)
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Kootenay Rockies > Yoho National Park > Field
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Field
Hotel Class:3 star — The Great Divide Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located at the Kicking Horse Pass and Continental Divide in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. We are the gateway to 3 of Canada’s national parks and over look Wapta Lake on the British Columbia side of the majestic Canadian Rockies. We're just 10 minutes from the world class skiing and snowboarding at Lake Louise. ... more   less 
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