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not too towny but also not too remote?

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not too towny but also not too remote?

Hi,

We are a family of three planning to spend six nights in the Rockies. There are obviously so many things to do and see but first need to secure accommodation as we enter the high season.

Rather than staying in a standard hotel we prefer lodges to fit in with the beautiful scenery but the numbers of, different types and high prices of each are a little overwhelming.

Can anyone recommend a fairly priced lodge(s) or area as a base to stay. We are happy to pay a premium for premium accommodation but so far finding it difficult differentiating between the different types available. For instance, we could reside at Lake Louise but given the small area with limited dining areas it would appear restricted with places to dine. Ideally, we would like to stay at a lodge but within close distance to town if we wanted to pop out for the evening for a meal or even shop to bring back and prepare?

Many thanks,

Jay

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1. Re: not too towny but also not too remote?

Not knowing your price range, I loved Baker Creek Chalets. We stayed in the Lodge rooms. Bistro on site. About 14 km from Lake Louise. They have Grills on the property and mini frisbee and microwaves in rooms. Chalets may have kitchenettes. Not sure. Bait off the beaten path but not too far from LL or Banff

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2. Re: not too towny but also not too remote?

thanks for the recommendation - will follow up

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3. Re: not too towny but also not too remote?

Ha ha that's what auto spell does.frisbee=fridge bait=bit

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4. Re: not too towny but also not too remote?

We loved Castle mountain. The reviews mentioned trains being somewhat noisy, but we stayed in January and didn't hear anything, but not sure how it is in the summer. It was about 15 minutes out of Banff. We had a cabin (duplex) 2 bedroom, kitchenette suite. With a gas fireplace. It was facing a firepit. there was a small store that had some groceries and liquor. Would definitely stay there again.

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