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Cathedral Mountain Lodge
Lake Louise, Alberta & The Plains, Canada
Best for: Spectacular scenery, Hideaway, Watersports
Cathedral Mountain Lodge is a British Columbian log-cabin retreat in the Rockies’ spectacular Yoho National Park. With mountain trails, wilderness rivers and lakes to explore, Cathedral Mountain Lodge is a particularly inviting and invigorating tonic.
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Set among spruce and pine forest above a glacial meltwater stream in the heart of magnificent Yoho National Park, Cathedral Mountain Lodge is a small, intimate cabin-style retreat that makes a superb base for exploring some of the Rockies’ most beautiful and iconic natural wonders. Open only from June to the end of September, Cathedral Mountain Lodge is positioned close to a huge network of hiking trails, and Emerald Lake, Moraine Lake and Lake Louise are all within easy reach. The 31 cabins offer an authentically warm Canadian log cabin feel, with wood- or gas-burning stoves, pine-log beds and all the comforts you need, including deep soaking tubs in the bathrooms and down duvets. All have outside balconies and are wonderfully peaceful, made blissfully more so by the absence of TVs and phones in the room. Certain cabins offer an additional loft room with two beds, making them a good option for families.
The main building at Cathedral Mountain Lodge contains an award-winning restaurant with superbly prepared organic local produce forming the mainstay of cuisine, and the views of the Kicking Horse River are awe-inspiring. There is also a great room with plenty of comfortable sofas, an inviting fireplace, books on the area’s natural history, and binoculars so that you can step out onto the balcony and study the bears, moose, wolves and elk that may at any time emerge from the forest.
There’s a huge variety of activities available to guests of Cathedral Mountain Lodge. Guided half-day hikes from the lodge; canoeing on Moraine Lake; heli-tours of the glaciers and high Rockies meadows; horse-back trail rides; a trip by gondola over Lake Louise: these are just a small fraction of the adventure pursuits possible. And for budding Richard Forteys, a guided hike to the extraordinary fossil beds of the Burgess Shale – the Holy Grail of palaeontologists – is bound to set hearts racing.
When to go
The lodge is open in the summer months only from June to September each year, when days are warm, sunny and perfect for outdoor adventures.
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Holiday ideas including a stay in this property
Calgary, Field, Jasper, Clearwater, Whistler, Tofino, Vancouver
This self-drive itinerary from Calgary to Vancouver is a fantastic option for first time visitors to Western Canada. Enjoy the majestic mountains and turquoise tinted lakes of the Rockies, wildflower meadows and wild Vancouver Island beaches.