My wife and I stayed at the Baker Creek Mountain Resort for three nights in November 2013, whilst we were touring in the area. We hadn't booked when we turned up, but fortunately there aren't many people about mid-week at the end of November, so we were offered a selection of accommodation. We picked a cabin with a wood burning stove over an apartment with a jacuzzi (I've attached a photo of the lounge bit of the cabin), primarily because jacuzzis are easier to come by than wood burning stoves.
The cabin was clean, comfortable and nicely presented. Even though it was -10C outside, we had no trouble keeping the cabin warm with either the wood burning stove or the warm air heating that blows out of the vents in the floor (it's probably got a proper name). There was no TV. The resort offers wi-fi, but during our stay it was hopelessly slow, to the point that it was just about possible to send text-only emails if you were patient. I've no idea if this was normal, but if you're an online junkie, you might want to check this with the resort before you book.
The resort has a bistro that does fabulous food in the evenings. Note that the bistro is not actually part of the resort, so you can't charge your food and drinks to your room. A minor point, but worth remembering before you leave your credit cards in your cabin when you pop out for dinner. Also, as the bistro is only open in the evenings, you'll need to provision for getting breakfast and lunch from somewhere else. There's a small store at the Castle Mountain Chalets, about 15km south, although we chose to drive to Lake Louise, about 12km north.
For me though, the highlight was the amazing night sky. The resort is very subtly lit at night, with just enough illumination for you to be able to comfortably find your way around. Stand pretty much anywhere in the resort and stare at the clear night sky for a minute to allow your eyes to adjust to the dark and you'll see a vista of stars as good as you've ever seen anywhere. I've attached a photo that I took from the road in front of the resort.
There are even complimentary snow shoes so you can explore a bit further afield in the winter (the views down by the Bow River are definitely worth the short walk).
Overall, we had a brilliant, relaxing stay at the Baker Creek Mountain Resort and will definitely stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Baker Creek Mountain Resort is the best kept secret in the Canadian Rockies. Our Cabins/Chalets are located along the scenic Bow Valley Parkway, a stretch of mountain road that connects Banff and Lake Louise. "A little harder to find.....but the better places usually are." ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Baker Creek Chalets Hotel Lake Louise