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Shadow Lake Lodge

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Boca Raton, Florida
Reviewed 1 August 2015

A great experience! We hiked about 4 hours to get to the lodge away from cell service and wifi. The place is comfortable and welcoming. There is still hot water, showers, lights, heat, and a comfortable bed. The food is amazing and the people are wonderful. Thank you Alison! We hiked around the lake and enjoyed the natural beauty. At...

Thank Karen N
Stony Plain, Canada
Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

One of the best experiences I've ever had - and that is what this place is. This is not a hotel - this is a backcountry experience worthy of every penny you spend to stay there. The staff are so nice, the food is nothing short of incredible, the private cabins are quaint and well appointed, and the hiking in...

4Thank dansuew
Evanston, Illinois
Reviewed 14 July 2015

This is a back country lodge. We took an 11 and 15 year old. We hiked in from Red Earth. It took 3.5 hours - easy for the first 2.5 hours and more strenuous the last leg of the hike (but still easy). The accommodations are very sparse and basic - but exceptionally clean. Rooms don't have water and there...

1Thank 2kidsBackpack
Canmore, Canada
Reviewed 9 March 2015

First time visiting the Lodge in winter. I ski up Redearth Creek to the Warden's cabin frequently (11 kms one way) but had never gone in the last 2.4 kms to spend time at the Lodge in winter. There is a big hill which many walk carrying their skis that first km. towards the lodge but then just heavenly trail...

Thank Helen R
Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 16 October 2014

I simply cannot give Shadow Lake Lodge high enough praise! The food was plentiful and delicious, the staff make you feel like one of the family, and the accommodations are unbelievable for being so remote. The beauty that surrounds the Lodge is breathtaking, the hikes challenging and highly rewarding and the guests that pop in become instant friends eager to...

3Thank Vtooch
Reviewed 11 October 2014

Shadow Lake lodge is as close as one gets to an in-town hotel experience in the back-country. The hot showers, extremely clean toilet facilities, solar and gas lights, all come together to bring the creature comforts of the city. The food is excellent, the service terrific, and the cabins are well appointed, comfortable and roomy. If there is a down-side...

2Thank harriedtraveler
Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 3 October 2014

Hiking the 14 km well marked RedEarth trail took us 4 hrs. We arrived at 2 PM and devoured the quality fresh fruit, home made desserts, cheeses, and had tea on the porch. For dinners we had herb encrusted halibut, pork tenderloin, and fresh BC salmon. Salads, side dishes, breakfasts and lunches were also amazing. The cabins were spacious, comfortable...

1Thank Larry T
Ingaro, Sweden
Reviewed 26 September 2014

We biked the first 10,5 km which I highly recommend. This lodge brings in all their stuff by horses, so you can imagine what the trail is like, not the best for hiking. If you start early you can do a beautiful loop through Whistling Pass. And you'll arrive just in time for afternoon tea. The only problem with that...

Thank Lena F
Banff, Alberta, Canada
Reviewed 10 September 2014

Have been to this special place many times. We hiked in over Vista and Arnica Lake. A 15 km hike through outstanding scenery and mountain lakes. With some elevation gain and loss, it was a good workout but nothing extreme. Hiked to Haiduk Lake on the 2nd day, an easier choice as it's mostly flat. Hiked out via Red Earth...

Thank Donna W
Bozeman, Montana
Reviewed 4 September 2014

Spectacular hiking, scenery, food and lodging. This is a back country gem that should not be missed. Alison Brewster and her team made our visit special with their hospitality and great food - and the trivia questions (to see which table went first to the buffet) were an added bonus. Easiest way in is the hike up Redearth Creek -...

3Thank Ken R

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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 

Additional Information about Shadow Lake Lodge

Address: Box 2606, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1C3, Canada
Region: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Banff National Park > Banff
Price Range: $195 - $268 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Shadow Lake Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Shadow Lake Hotel Banff
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“Get the cabin with king size bed if you can.”
328miekev, 24 Sep 2016 | Read review
“REdearth is close to the bathrooms, but there is a big tree in front which partially obscures the beautiful views”
debrandi, 5 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Sphinx cabin gets best morning sun. Choose a cabin closer to lodge for better views.”
DJG2222233333, 7 Aug 2016 | Read review
“A room closer to the bathrooms is best.”
DawnD178, 20 Jul 2016 | Read review
“They are all good rooms”
trainrider592016, 25 Jun 2016 | Read review
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