Canada is chock-full of impressive scenery, but few sights can match the sheer beauty of world-famous Lake Louise. Two hours west of Calgary, amongst the striking mountains of Banff National Park, Lake Louise has long bewitched visitors with its signature emerald green waters and stunning alpine surroundings. While there are more well-known properties to choose from for a luxurious stay, none offer a higher quality of experience than the charming Post Hotel & Spa.
The hotel is not situated directly on the Lake itself – which is a mere 5-minute drive away – but don’t let that stop you. It enjoys a lovely position overlooking the Bow River, right in the heart of the local village, and is actually closer to the excellent Lake Louise Ski Resort, also just minutes away. The spectacular turquoise shades of Moraine Lake are twenty minutes south, and the town of Banff (one of Canada’s premier outdoor/adventure destinations) just about double to the east. This is a property that puts you right in the heart of the wilderness – with all of the necessary creature comforts within arm’s reach.
The Hotel itself is built in a traditional Lodge style, cozy and warm without being stuffy or cramped. Guests can choose from a single room/suite in the main Lodge, standalone Cabins, and multi-room Family Lodgings. The cream of the crop is the Watson House, a 3000-square-foot private lodge offering the very best in exclusive alpine living. No matter your choice, you’ll be drawn in by the polished natural wood, the stone fireplaces, the rushing river at the foot of your private deck. It’s all done in a style that harkens back to a simpler time, while providing every modern amenity that you’d need for your stay.
Of course, in a more remote location such as this one, the dining at your hotel is extremely important; unlike a big city, there isn’t nearly as much to choose from outside those walls! Have no fear – as a member of the Relais & Chateaux association, the Post Hotel places a marked emphasis on the quality of its cuisine, and it shows. Executive Chef Hans Sauter and his team serve up delicious, locally inspired fare that seamlessly combines quality with comfort; in fact, the Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List awarded the hotel the distinction of, “Best Food in the Americas”! Wine lovers rejoice: the wine cellar has over than 2,300 selections to choose from, making it one of the most comprehensive anywhere in Canada.
For a remarkably scenic Western adventure that you’ll remember forever, the Post Hotel & Spa is a must-add to your itinerary. The Luxury Travel Agency will provide you with unbeatable rates, along with the expert advice and peace of mind that only a team of seasoned travel professionals can provide. Contact us today to learn more!
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