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Alpine Meadows Lodge
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Alpine Meadows Lodge
Ranked #35 of 42 Speciality Lodging in Golden
Almere, Netherlands
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134 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Great place, great location”
Reviewed 26 September 2012

he lodge is located at one of the surrounding mountains near Golden, just some 5 minutes away by car from the centre of the town.
Enthousiast and friendly staff. The lodge is meant for people who love the nature, looking over the meadows, wildlife spotters etc. If you just like to hang around in your room and watch TV you'd better find something else as you don't have a TV in your room. But you do have a pair of binoculars to have a look outside, and you can make great walks in the neighborhood. Breakfast is simple, with all the basic thing you need. Rooms are sober as well, but clean and in the main building they have a jacuzzi which is very nice to relax.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 4 September 2012

No meadows, no maintenance outside. The trees (the Alpine) block the views of the valley and river. Terrible dirt/gravel road to reach the lodge. Large building nicely laid out inside though looks rough from the outside. No elevators for the 3 floors. Owners keep the lights low and the doors closed to conserve electricity. No employees, the wife does the rooms and the breakfasts, the husband tries to keep busy be pleasant and helpful. We like the couple that own it/run it. We can't recommend it. Breakfast was low cost french toast, the cook was upset when one of the guests wanted an egg in addition. From comments overheard it seems the owners to not agree on who does what or when.

Room Tip: You carry your own bags. Town/restaurants, such as they are, are 30 + minutes away.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 May 2012 via mobile

We loved this lodge. Not only were Maria and Irv friendly and helpful, the lodge was well equipped, quiet and very comfortable. The views of the snow capped peaks and the Colombia river were terrific. This is not a new ultra modern lodge, but that wasn't what we were looking for. This lodge was built with timber milled from the land, and built with love of owners , resulting in a home full of character and country charm. The breakfasts were fine, with cereal, toast, coffee and tea, and a cooked breakfast as well. So hearty and filling for a good day out looking around. We stayed here rather than Banff, because we could drive to all the places we wanted to go. The lodge is located out of town and down a dirt road, but besides being a little dusty, it was no trouble and easy to get to. More chance of seeing some great wildlife - we had the opportunity of seeing bears by the side of the road - amazing. Depending on what you are looking for I would definitely recommend this lodge. Thanks Maria and Irv!

Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 February 2012

I would not recommend this place. It was cold, dark, the beds were old with old quilts on them. Eeuw. The view was nice. That's about it. The hot tub was good. We had no hot water in the morning for a shower, until we mentioned it and got the whole story about this gas burner and that electric tank heater..... they sounded extremely surprised that we did not have hot water and now I read all these reviews and it seems it happens to many people. But then they turn on the tank ( or whatever) and you have hot water.
Not worth any amount of money. Find another place.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Harderwijk
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Reviewed 6 July 2011

We stayed here 1 night on our trip through Canada.
This lodge is situated on a mountain overlooking the town of Golden.
This is an Bed & Breakfast Lodge with 10 rooms. The big livingroom is very nice decorated with a big fireplace. The whole lodge is made from wood that gives you the feeling and it looks like the wooden "hut's in Austria. The couple who are running this Lodge are very friendly and polite. They were waiting for us when we arrived and they give you a good explanation about everything. The breakfast in the morning is very good, fresh eggs etc. etc.
Because there were not so many guest, the hottube was not working yet.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 November 2010

Last summer while visiting the Canadian Rockies, my husband and I stayed at Alpine
Meadows Lodge for few days. We had a great time, the lodge is very clean,
comfortable and the owners/operators are very friendly and hospitable. The
view from the back of the lodge is fantastic, also the location is close to
every where. The accommodation is good value for the price. We will go back in our next holidays! I strongly recommended to any body looking for quiet time in a friendly environment!

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Birmingham, UK
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Reviewed 7 October 2010

Having read all the recent reviews, I thought nowhere can be that bad, so decided to see for ourselves. Arrived on a rainy dull day - road up to the lodge wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, but it is a long way from the road with very few signs. Nobody met us at the door - signs everywhere in the vestibule about not wearing shoes inside - Irv came into the hallway eventually and said he had room 10 ready for us - I had specifically booked room 6 (it costs more for the view, which is good!) - he remembered once I reminded him. Out came Maria, not much of a welcome really from her as she was harping on about wearing shoes inside - we already got the message from the signs and I explained that we always do the same at home, which she didn't acknowledge. The lodge was cold and dark, all (lovely) wood and organised chaos with books and magazines everywhere. Lights were finally put on as we got help upstairs with our suitcase and Irv showed us the room, which was clean and tidy, if slightly clinical and cliched with bears on the quilt-like bedspreads. Signs again, all over the place - e.g. no alcohol or food in the hot tub, rules and regs everywhere, which is not very professional - it is possible to be subtle with certain things as in other b&b's we had stayed in . Irv said he would put a fire on, did we think it a good idea (you betya, it should have been on for our arrival!). We unpacked and looked out over the landing and indeed there was a fire on! I went down to see about dinner - they advertise a licenced bar and home cooking, but no mention of that, just where we should go out to eat - so we got ready to leave and on coming downstairs we noticed no sign of Irv or Maria, or the fire, it had gone out. On returning from the Mad Trapper downtown (our second visit to this quiet but great bar, with nice food - we had eaten there a week before) we had picked up some cans of beer as there was nothing in the fridge in the recreational area, it was unplugged and the vendor fridge was empty, so I asked Maria on getting in could we have some heat on as we were going to play cards. With some reluctance the heating was put on and I plugged the fridge in and put our cans in. There were only small glasses in the coffee area, so I got a tankard from the sideboard - Maria came in before I could use it and took it away and brought us some glasses saying we were obviously not Canadian as we didn't drink out of cans! Maria complained about the lack of guests, blaming it on the recession, 9/11 and Americans not coming and when they do they always want a discount. We stayed up till around 9....after being disturbed by Irv as well - and then went to bed - the lack of atmosphere was chilling and the heating was ineffective. Sleep was fine, after reading all the signs again - but the towels were like sandpaper - I went first and then noticed some nicer towels in the closet - my husband had a nicer dry off than I did. Breakfast was adequate but nothing special - pancakes were made from a mix (very salty) and the scrambled eggs had caught in the pan, so had brown in them - but we ate them ok. We heard some disturbing stories at breakfast which I will not repeat here, but obviously the only other couple in the lodge who were from the US knew the same stories as Irv. I joked with Maria about a discount for cash when paying the bill, which didn't even raise a smirk....she wanted her full whack of £124, which was overpriced for the service(?) we got and the complete lack of atmosphere. When packing the car and coming in and out, my husband remarked that even though he had removed his shoes, Maria could not resist a glance down at his feet to make sure! This is a superb property which despite (or maybe because of) its remote location should be heaving with people and atmosphere - the bar could be lively and even if there were just a couple of choices of home cooked food for dinner, any other enterprising couple would make some money on these things. I feel like every other person who has written a review on this place: wonderful building, terrible hosts and no atmosphere. Maybe they should take some time off and go and see their competition in Golden - if we could have we would have stayed at the Auberge Kicking Horse again on our way back to Vancouver, unfortunately it was fully booked!

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Alpine Meadows Lodge
Address: 717 Elk Road, Golden, British Columbia V0A 1H0, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Kootenay Rockies > Golden
Hotel Style:
Ranked #35 of 42 Speciality Lodging in Golden
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Alpine Meadows Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Peaceful Retreat at Heart of the Parks. Mountain lodging in the Canadian Rockies. Ten comfortable rooms all with ensuite jacuzzi baths. Relax in our open post & beam Greatroom with its spectacular views, fireplace and natural light. Combine bed & delightful breakfast with nearby Golden golfing, skiing at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort and more Golden adventure packages. Discover and explore alpine scenery and nature in Yoho, Glacier, Kootenay & Banff National Parks on daytrips. ... more   less 
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