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Post Hotel & Spa
Post Hotel & Spa
Post Hotel & Spa
The Post Hotel & Spa is set in the heart of the pristine Banff National Park, surrounded by the Canadian Rocky Mountains and overlooking Lake Louise. The original log-walled lodge—opened in 1942 as the Lake Louise Ski Lodge—has stone fireplaces and a cheery red Alpine roof, and the numerous add-ons, extensions, and renovations over the years have preserved and accentuated this rustic design. This is further enhanced by the hotel's interior color palette of burgundy and neutrals and set off by luxurious touches such as overstuffed couches and Egyptian cotton sheets. The accommodations include intimate cabins for two and a 3,000-square-foot mountain chalet ideal for groups and families. Just minutes away from one of Canada’s largest ski areas and blessed with an abundance of perfect powder each season, the Post Hotel & Spa is popular with skiers and boarders from across North America; in summer it attracts outdoor enthusiasts keen to explore the myriad treasures of the national park. It has been a Relais & Chateaux property since 1990.
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Neighborhood Vibe
Lake Louise village is in Canada's first national park, Banff—a federally protected wilderness with plentiful wildlife and peaceful surroundings. With ski hills on one side and the lake on the other, the Post Hotel & Spa is neatly sandwiched between the two on the valley floor, and it's an easy two-hour drive west of Calgary. As well as skiing and boarding, guests in winter can go dog sledding on the shores of Lake Louise and learn how to mush. In more clement months, the full range of outdoor pursuits is available, including hiking, kayaking, rafting, fishing, horseback riding, and climbing. No matter the time of year, guests should head to Lake Agnes with their camera: It's such a glacial blue that it looks like it's been photoshopped.
Need to Know
Rooms: 5 cabins, 25 suites, 64 rooms; from $230.
Check-in: 3 p.m.; check-out: 11 a.m.
Dining options: The hotel's dining room is in the original lodge building and has traditional log walls, a huge stone fireplace, and windows facing out to the mountains. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the smart restaurant serves local Alberta specialties such as beef, caribou, and bison. There is also a cozy fondue restaurant, and a pub serving traditional grub like poutine.
Spa and gym details: The Temple Mountain spa has a range of treatments aimed at soothing sore muscles after a day of skiing or hiking. There’s also an indoor pool, a steam room, a hot tub from which you can see the mountains, and a well-equipped fitness room.
Insider Tips
Who's it for: Families, groups, couples, and all lovers of the great outdoors.
Our favorite rooms: The picturesque and romantic Temple Cabin is a two-person log cabin set slightly away from the main building, right next to the Pipestone River. The Post Lodge suites in the original lodge are the quintessential Rocky Mountain getaway, with log and stucco walls, wood-burning fireplaces, and soaring views of the slopes.
Wine summit: Each spring the Post Hotel & Spa holds a Wine Summit, a three-day celebration of international wine and food where guests can meet winemakers and estate owners and taste some of the world’s most outstanding wines.
The Post Hotel Dining Room
As the only Relaix & Chateau rated property in Banff National Park, it is no surprise the Post Hotel Dining Room offers one of the most luxurious dining experiences in the area. Boasting one of the largest wine cellars in all of Canada with a collection of over 25,500 bottles, European-trained Executive Chef Hans Sauter creates truly decadent dining experiences. Adventurous foodies should try the bison tenderloin or caribou striploin as game meats are done to perfection here. The ‘Coupe Danemark’ a sundae served with homemade vanilla ice cream and hot chocolate sauce will dazzle everyone and is an experience that should not be missed. Be forewarned, however, reservations are required and a dress code is strictly enforced.

200 Pipestone Rd, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0, Canada
+1 403-522-3989