We went for two nights over New Years and loved the place. We classic skied in and it took three hours. We went slow because I was 18 weeks pregnant so wasn't moving too fast.
The lodge is in a beautiful valley and you really feel like you are getting away. The food was great! Dinner is a four course meal that is seated family style but served individually. They do a great job of accommodating any food restrictions (pregnant vegetarian with a shell fish allergy can be a challenging one!). I never felt hungry or like I didn't get enough at any meal. We brought snacks for when we were on the trails but went through very little of them.
You spend a lot of time in the common space which has couches, games, fire place, and such. It was a lot of fun getting to know the other people staying there, swapping stories, and playing games.
We stayed two nights and enjoyed the use of their snowshoes and skiing trails while we were there.
The only thing I would say they could improve is the rooms. We stayed in the Scandinavian design rooms. They are small like advertized which is fine (the room really is just a bed like sleeping on a boat or train). The only problem is they have no air flow at all! We were there during a warm spell and the room was unbearably hot and smoky due to the fire places and kerosene lamps. The only remedy was sleeping with our door open to the rest of the guests. A window would go a long way in those rooms. I know when it is much colder this design really helps keep it warmer but if we want again we would get a full room.
If you like back country experiences this is for you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Explore the serene beauty of the Solitude Valley for either lunch or overnights. Share in the adventure of skiing through majestic old-growth forests, across powder-filled meadows, past waterfalls and along the shore of frozen Conflict Lake to the sub-alpine seclusion of Callaghan Country Lodge, a well-appointed, full-service backcountry inn offering friendly West-coast hospitality, unforgettable fine dining and comfortable accommodation for up to 24 guests. ... more less