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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Husband found and booked this and what a corker of a place. When driving here you're thinking it can't be up here as you just keep going up and up. But once you've got here you can see the benefits of the drive. You are lodge is high on a mountain with the most amazing views, and when you step inside it just gets better.
This boutique hotel is just perfect, the staff and owners are welcoming and make you feel at home. We was shown to our room which was lovely, good quality furniture and a balcony with stunning views. Lovely bathroom with toiletries provided and very soft dressing gowns. The bed is lovely with thick topper and luxury duvet. Down stairs in the communal area is lovely as you have lots of sofas and chairs with blankets if you want to snuggle near the log fire. You have a TV room with pool table down stairs as well, Ken and Lori are very accommodating and have fab local knowledge. If your not sure what to do go talk to them and they can help plan your day. They advised us of a back route to Banff 1A and it's well worth the drive as it have stunning views. I'm very said to be leaving but I can safely say we will be back as this is by far the most beautiful place I have ever stayed in.
Thanks Ken and Lori for a fantastic few days.

Date of stay: September 2017
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

10-15 minute drive up from Golden to the base of the mountain where the lodge is located. Lodge is beautiful, extremely clean, rooms are large. Lots of amenities including hot tub, sauna, pool table, balconies, lots of quiet sitting areas. Nice restaurant and pub next door. Very short walk to ski hill (recommend taking lift to the top and hiking around, or just having a bite to eat in the restaurant to enjoy the views). Owner is very friendly and has so much good advice to provide, especially for hikers (what trails to take, where to buy lunches for the hike, etc.). Highly recommend this place.

Date of stay: September 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank Rose2364
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Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

It's a great place to stay. Quiet, understated, elegant and classy. The building is solid, almost dependably snug and welcoming. Ken and Lori make it so. And they made it so by building it to this spec themselves. They're hugely knowledgeable and hospitable and kind. Ken knows places that even places don't know. Lori's breakfasts are amazing. They're charming and so is the lack of a drinks licence so you can bring your own tipples. We were there in July, we'll head back in January safe in the knowledge of having a haven to rest up in.

Date of stay: July 2017
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank Luke G
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Goldenite07, Owner at Vagabond Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

Luke. Awesome comments. Thank you so much. It really means a lot to us when guests give us such nice feedback. It makes it all worth while. Ken and Lori

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Reviewed 26 June 2017

Stayed for three nights and it wasn't long enough! Thank you Ken and Lori for sharing your beautiful home, your help and advice and making us feel so welcome. Comfortable beds, great breakfast, loved everything.

Date of stay: June 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank anneS4874QU
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Goldenite07, Owner at Vagabond Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

Anne. Thanks for your nice comments. It was great to have you stay with us. Hopefully one day you will come back. Ken and Lori

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Reviewed 2 April 2017

Vagabond Lodge is everything you would want from a trip to Canada - and a bit more besides. The lodge itself is very comfortable and convenient, but what makes it special is that Ken and Lori are such exceptional hosts. The food is excellent, with superb home-made breakfasts, very good lunches (one of them was an amazing Stroganoff) and some great free nibbles at the end of the ski day.

Nothing is too much trouble for Ken and Lori, and they are happy to tell you anything you need to know about the local area. If you want genuinely warm and friendly hosts rather than the plastic, "Have a nice day" variety, this is the place to come.

The Vagabond is three or four minutes walk from the gondola, and almost next to a restaurant and bar.

Date of stay: March 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank JayNagley
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Goldenite07, Owner at Vagabond Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2017

Jay. Thank you for your nice comments. It was a great having you stay with us. We take a lot of pride in our service. And making sure our guests have some great food means a lot to us. We hope to see you back again. Ken and Lori

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