Nita Lake Lodge
2131 Lake Placid Road
| +1 604-966-5700
Photo courtesy of Nita Lake Lodge
Nita Lake LodgeLooking for a romantic break from the bustle of Whistler Village? You can do no better than Nita Lake Lodge, the area's only lakeside resort. Located a five-minute walk to Whistler Mountain’s Creekside gondola and just under three miles from town, each of the lodge’s 77 rooms evokes a feeling of calm with dark wood, creamy linens, leather upholstery, and rock-faced fireplaces; all feature kitchenettes, two-person soaker tubs, and lake or mountain views. During warmer months, the lodge offers complimentary kayaks, canoes, paddeboards, and bikes for adventure seekers, while the plunge pool and hot tub are available year-round. Though the lodge provides free shuttle service every half-hour to the village, guests shouldn’t pass up a chance to dine on site at Aura, where many of the menu's herbs and vegetables come from the restaurant’s own rooftop garden. Before dinner, try a seasonal craft cocktail on the patio at the resort’s Cure Lounge.
AFAR Local Expert
about 5 years ago
Nita Lake Lodge
When it first opened Nita Lake Lodge suffered somewhat for its remote location, except for guests who’d arrived by rail, the train depot is just steps away. Today the lodge is a destination in itself thanks to the new two-tiered terrace that yawns before Nita Lake, the boat launch packed with kayaks and standup paddleboards for guest use, and its location directly on the 25-mile valley trail, a perfect après hike or bike bar. And it isn’t just the signature cocktails that will relax you. The Spa at Nita Lake consults with naturopathic doctor Dawn Gureau, who has created a 7-day wellness retreat as well as hourly holistic treatments. The post and beam rooms, combined with granite floors and many warmed by river stone fireplaces, provide Whistler with its most rustically elegant lodge.