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“Loved the Restaurant and Can't wait to stay in the Lodge”

Storm Mountain Lodge
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Loved the Restaurant and Can't wait to stay in the Lodge”
Reviewed 5 January 2014

We have had 2 opportunities to dine in the restaurant and are planning a weekend get away in the lodge in a few week and just can't stop thinking about what to eat this time…My husband had the lamb twice and it was truly amazing both times and I don't normally like lamb. Even that sauces and sides that come with these dishes are so complimentary. Looking for a romantic dinner or getaway i recommend it. Price is a big expensive but honestly it's worth it and only a many another $20-30 from any other restaurant.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Carrie R
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English first
Adelaide, Australia
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74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Couldn't Have Picked Better For Xmas Eve”
Reviewed 1 January 2014

This place is truly special - the food was expensive, but outstanding quality for taste and presentation.

The serving size was generous, I couldn't finish my elk dish, but we also had a cheese platter and local game meat starter, plus fruit crumble for dessert. Awesome!

The menu showcased local game meats, which was great for an authentic Banff experience.

The Christmas decorations were gorgeous added a lovely ambience to the quaint cabin atmosphere. A winter wonderland! The cabin accommodation around the restaurant looked like giant gingerbread houses! There were icicles hanging from the roof outside. So cute for people coming from Australia who don't have this type of place at home.

For Christmas day we were booked into The Bow Valley Grill at the Banff Springs and even though the buffet dinner there was awesome in it's own way, I'm so glad I had a reservation for Storm Mountain as it was classy and cosy.

After dinner, like most restaurants in Banff, you have no desire to leave and are welcome to sit on the couches around the fireplace. We are from Adelaide and whenever we go out for dinner here the restaurants are generally so uninviting you finish eating and are like "Well I guess we'll go home now".

The food here is so freshly made and such a high quality, it rates as our best in Banff. Makes me wish we had stayed at the cabins here instead, so we could try everything on the menu!

It is located quite a way out of town though, and hard to find in the dark of winter. If you did choose to stay in the accommodation I believe you would be in for a more rustic, down to earth and less "touristy" type of stay.

All in all, lovely!

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank KatrinaKitty
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Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews
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“What a wonderful experience!”
Reviewed 4 November 2013

We had the best bison steak ever!!! Excellent food, great choices!
The cabins are adorable and the place is beyond charming! Being able to have our little dog with us was a plus! Thank you for the great weekend!

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Zanah
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Banff, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Cozy”
Reviewed 14 October 2013

Cozy log cabin with great views. Very good food, nice atmosphere and quiet.
Just perfect for a nice get away

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank mistaya_13
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bellevue WA
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105 reviews
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“Ambience & Charm of Yesteryear, with Gourmet Cuisine~~!!”
Reviewed 30 September 2013

This venue had so many positive reviews that is was a must to stop for lunch en route
back to Calgary after savouring Banff
and Lake Louise . . .

No question about it, this type of historic destination almost does NOT exist any more,
except in older remote locales such as Banff, Canada?

Only one server for the entire room. Although he had never concocted a Rob Roy previously, his creation was brilliant, with just the right amount of icy texture! It was so good that I wanted another with lunch, but he became so occupied with paperwork and such, past the point when we had finished eating . .. that I cancelled the 2nd drink.

Soup of this day was an astonishingly heavenly tomato, with fabulous seasonings and lovely
chunks of what tasted like old fashioned home grown tomatoes! Lovely. The smoked salmon sandwich, though beautifully presented, wasn't up to par; the salmon tasted old and way too oily, so I removed it and enjoyed the cheese and capers on the gorgeous home made roll instead, which is the reason for only 4 stars.

The exterior architecture of this lodge is 'style of the day' . . . logs, basic rectangle, though truly invitingly charming. Inside is a huge stone fireplace, and log walls adorned with old sleds and snow shoes, and every imaginable authentic relic of this era; delightful to experience, along with the rich aroma of wood smoke from the burning fire, as well as the free standing wood stove which appears to be the sole heat source within.

Toilet rooms are tiny, and would not be easily accessible for older patrons, though would be worth the effort if you can manage the small path and steep entry steps?
The path drive entry is rather steep and rough, so proceed carefully; there are a couple of
deep ruts across it.

In all, a most worthwhile detour if for no other reason than to drive in and 'tour' the cabin layout, which are nicely spaced for privacy and walking ease, as well.
Truly, this was a delightful experience in a world which is all too often wildly chaotic and much too crowded elsewhere ~~!!
Step off the beaten path for moment for a more gently-paced dining experience in a truly enchanting wilderness locale ~~

  • Visited September 2013
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2 Thank ch00seyon3
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