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Talus Lodge
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Reviewed 26 August 2010

I took my wife here as a surprise trip for her birthday and we both loved it. You come to a place like this to hike and enjoy the outdoors and in this respect I don't think it could disappoint anyone. The setting is absolutely spectacular - peaks, glaciers, lakes, waterfalls and more wildflowers than you could imagine. It was raining the first day but we still had a very nice hike concentrating more on some of the waterfalls and flowers since many of the peaks were obscured by cloud. It was nice they have some rainy day type hikes available that are still beautiful. The next day we scrambled up White Man Mountain and it was amazing! As good a view as any in the Rockies I think (I've hiked, backpacked and climbed in the Canadian Rockies for many years). The following day we had a nice easy hike up to Angel's Landing and down past some of the tarns and waterfalls. Gina's Shower was very refreshing! While everyone else took it easy, Chris, the owner, and I did a nice short scramble up a nearby peak. Definitely not a beginner scramble (my wife would have hated it...) but it is great that there is so much variety, from gentle easy hikes to harder scrambles. There also looks to be plenty of opportunity in the area for some climbing, including some ice in the winter with all the waterfalls.

The lodge is very nice. It is relatively small (compared to say O'Hara or some of the others) with only a 10 guest capacity which makes it very cozy. We loved it though as there was a realy family feel to it. It didn't feel so much like staying at a commercial lodge as it felt like you were staying at a friend's cabin (a very nice cabin!). The rooms were comfortable and there was a sitting area as well as a large deck to relax on. The facilities were nice and clean. You are in the backcountry though so there aren't flush toilets or running water showers. The watering can shower set up worked well though and the sauna was a really nice touch, especially after a dip in a glacial tarn! They did run a generator a little bit in the evening for some lights and to be able to recharge batteries and things.

As is expected in these type of lodges the food was fantastic and plentiful. Gina did a phenomenal job keeping us well sated and we were amazed that she made so much of it from scratch. Chris was the consumate host ensuring that everyone's needs were attended to and everyone was happy. They were great company over the course of the weekend.

My wife and I always like to try new places but I have a feeling we'll be back here again.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 August 2010

I traveled to Talus Lodge as part of a group of 10 friends, one of whom had been to Talus Lodge twice before. We chose the self-guided option and spent many hours exploring the beautiful and secluded mountains, meadows, and glaciers surrounding the lodge. After long days of hiking I really appreciated the wood stove heated sauna. Despite being secluded and having to be flown in by helicopter (a great experience in itself), the lodge has electrical lighting and outlets (for recharging your camera batteries) that are powered with a propane generator. Toilets are pit toilets but clean and comfortable. I highly recommend Talus Lodge for a unique Canadian Rockies experience!

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 August 2010

My wife and I had a wonderful vacation at Talus Lodge in late July 2010. Unbelievable scenery, wonderful company and excellent food. We were the only guests from the United States and the other guests were all from Canada and they knew each other. However, this didn't matter. Everyone was cordial and we took turns sharing the kitchen duties in order to enhance the collegial spirit. After a long day's hiking and climbing, we enjoyed conversation, games, music or just reading. Chris carefully charted out a different hiking trip for us each day and we learned so much from his geology background. He was also great to point out the numerous wild flowers which were just beginning to bloom. The entire stay was carefully planned to be eco-friendly.

There are so many magical places to visit on our planet, but this certainly is a place we could seriously consider with a return visit.

Go to www.taluslodge.com to learn more about this wonderful lodge.

William and Jan Gorman
Solon, Iowa

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 July 2010

From the moment the helicopter set us down at Talus Lodge, we were made to feel welcome and comfortable. The Lodge is in a remote location with 360 degree views of mountains and alpine lakes. We came for Hiking and it was better than we ever expected. With no trails other than those of the animals, owner and guide Chris Espinal took us on different hikes with varied terrains and outstanding views every day. Wildflowers were everywhere. One day while sitting and trying to spot mountain goats, a grizzly appeared upwind of us allowing a rare opportunity to observe it for several minutes while it meandered (away from us!) along the mountainside. Each afternoon when we returned to the Lodge, appetizer snacks awaited us. After a chilly day hike, the wood-burning stove sauna felt real good. Meals were creative home-cooked delicious.
Over the years we have been to many wilderness lodges. If you are looking for a remote and isolated mountain lodge for summer hiking and relaxation, in a unique location, with good food and a friendly host and staff,Talus Lodge is the place to go.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 April 2010

We're a group of guys who annually hike at a different lodge in the Canadian Rockies. Talus was our choice for our 10th year and we couldn't have made a better pick. As expected the vistas from the lodge are breathtaking. The food was authentic Rocky Mountain fare, yet they managed to serve up a twist for us each night. The hospitality of our host Chris Espinel was genuine and sincere. Moreover the heli flight is from Canmore, so Talus is easy access if you're from Calgary / Edmonton. The pricing is very competitive with other lodges and the variety of hiking options appeals to all skill levels.
I realize the above may be table stakes for back country lodges; what really makes Talus stand out from the pack is the attitude of the Owners/Staff. They are a genuine and warm bunch with a real love of their lodge and the environment . Their enthusiasm is most welcome but not overpowering. They really work hard for their guests.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled with friends
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