We recently returned from a trip to Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper. I had made reservations at three different types of accomodations, the first being the Blue Mountain Lodge. I talked to the Proprietor (?) on the phone and my notes indicate that we had a first floor bedroom for my 89y.o mother- I said she could go up a few from the street. First disappointment was that her room was on the second floor up a steep flight of stairs! Ours was in the 3rd floor attic- up another flight of even steepr steps! At the point of check-in there was not much to do about it.
Anyway, her room was simple but sufficient. Ours was SO unique, with beds under the eaves and taxidermy accents. Not quite what I had expected from the pictures online. Now, we are in our 60s and climbing over each other in and out of bed is a little uncomfortable- so we used the 2 beds. I kept hitting my elbows on the ceiling, however. Other than that, my mattress was comfortable- my husband wasn't as happy with his. The location of the lodge is great- within a short walk of downtown and the walking path on the river. There was no large gathering room to sit around as other B & B's I've been in- a small table in the entrance parlor was there, but not too comfortable for even the 3 of us. There was an outdoor table near the back parking lot and we did sit out there and enjoy wine and cheese, but not too attractive. The small, fenced front yard looked as if it would be the perfect place for a picnic table or two, but it was rather unkempt. Breakfast was a continental style with coffee, cereal, yoghurt in the small dining room (which was not open to guests during the day.) I saw many younger persons as well as retirees. Most looked ready to hike and enjoy the lovely outdoors in the area, as we were. I had hoped that my husband and I could leave my mom with a book and do something a little more strenuous, but there was really no place for her to sit around in comfort. In fairness, I did NOT want a motel style accomodation, and this certainly fit the bill! Had I not had my mom, I wouldn't have mattered so much. She was a good sport and added another experience to her bucket list! There were many guesthomes/b & bs around in the area. This was not barebones pricing, so I am not sure I feel it is a good value for the money. But Banff is expensive for sure.
- Also Known As:
- Blue Mountain Hotel Banff
- Blue Mountain Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are happy to announce that the Blue Mountain Lodge changed ownership in January, 2007. Since then, we have engaged in extensive renovation work, erased past problems and upgraded breakfast. We are also very excited to report that Select Canada will acknowledge our accomplishments by giving us a three-star rating in 2009. Looking forward to meeting you in Banff! Pascal and Louise, Innkeepers. ... more less
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