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Winston Lodge & Spa
Ranked #7 of 19 Hotels in Golden
Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
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“great spa experience”
Reviewed 26 December 2013

Great pedicure, lovely ambiance, and very friendly owners! I highly recommend...I had a chance to chat with the owner the whole time. She was so sweet and down to earth... made me feel like I was hanging out with a good friend.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2013

We had a great weekend of R and R at Winston Lodge in early October 2013! We were there on a Living Social Deal so we paid $219 for two nights (If I recall correctly) which was well worth it. If I had paid full price I would have expected a little more.

Couldn't have asked for a more relaxing weekend away. We enjoy Kickiing Horse Mountain as a get away and try to stay up there a few times a year. It's about 2.5-3 hours from the core of Calgary with weekend traffic. It was low season so the mountain is very quiet during October. The Lodge is cozy and personal. It's like being a guest in someone's home, and you feel just as welcome! You leave your shoes at the entrance and are welcome to most areas of the lodge. There are few rooms so it's a more intimate setting than most hotels. If you like the anonymity of a large hotel this is not the place for you.

We had a great room with a giant Jacuzzi tub, and heated floors! We had a king size bed that was very comfy, and the pillows were good as well. The lighting in the rooms is quite low and we had no trouble sleeping in as the rooms were dark and quiet. There is good lighting in the bathroom,ample plug ins throughout the room for your appliances.

Only complaint is that that view from our room consisted of heavy equipment and building supplies. There are no phones in the rooms so if that is a concern take your cell along. Cable is very limited as well and reception is fuzzy, so if a day of being lazy and staying in bed is your goal take your laptop. There is free wifi, and the pub is attached. They have a great selection of board games, tasty food, cold beer and excellent service!

It was very quiet while we were there, so I'm not sure what it would be like on a busy bustling ski weekend. There is no table or chair setting within the rooms but there is a large common room that everyone is welcome to use. Like I said earlier, it's small and cozy. If that's too dorm style for your liking this may not be the place for you. They serve a basic breakfast in the common area that is self serve from 7-10am. We made it out for one morning to find French Toast and Maple Syrup which was tasty. There are yogurts, granola bars, fruit and cereals out for snacks throughout the day. We came in late one night and tip toed to our room worried to wake other guests, so it does have that guesthouse feel. We left very relaxed!
All in all we're looking forward to a repeat visit next fall.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Red Deer, Canada
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

At this price a chair to sit on in the room was expected. No Chair! A table where we might play a game of cards. No Table. (did play a game in the dinning area) A TV we could both see from the bed, TV in the cloths closet to the left of the bed. As rooms go in this area worth about $125 per night, not over $225, looked great on the internet and the lodge is quant, however way overpriced for the room we got.. Sorry, fell way short of expectation.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Calgary,Canada
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Reviewed 3 October 2013

We stayed there for two nights with our friends. Enjoyed every minute of it. The rooms were big nice and comfortable. The bed was a little too soft for my husband but otherwise very comfortable. The staff were excellent. The view from the lodge is to die for. The pub food was also not bad. Service was really good.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 31 August 2013

We stayed at the Winston Lodge for two nights in August, thanks to a Living Social Deal. The lodge was a bit out of the way from town, so our first night we had to eat at the attached pub. The room was large and inviting, with a very soft bed and great view of the mountains. I suggest going during the week, as it is quieter then. We found that our second night (Tuesday) was quite a bit louder, as all rooms surround a great room, and a family was having a get together. The staff were very friendly, and the complimentary breakfast was wonderful, fresh eggs one day, and pancakes the next. We loved that the staff kept out fruit and snacks all day for the guests.

The only downside was the cost of food at the attached pub, while decent fare, it was very overpriced (but what's a gal to do after 10 hours of driving...).

All in all, great place to stay. I suggest keeping your eye out for deals!

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

With a few miles off the beaten track we weren't sure what to expect. When we reached the lodge it was perfect! The staff were very friendly, the room was beautiful and the views (when the clouds weren't in close) were stunning. Breakfast was a standard buffet of fruits, yogurts, muffins, toast and egg with hot and cold drinks.
I'd recommend the bar attached to the lodge. Again the staff were friendly, food was very tasty and children were allowed in there until 8, which was very handy!
If we were going to the Golden area again I would most definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

I stumbled across the Winston Lodge online and couldn't be happier with the discovery!
At first it felt a little strange leaving our shoes at the entrance upon check-in, but once we got the tour and saw how comfortable and homey the lodge was, it later felt perfectly natural and I was even at ease heading down to the hot tub in a housecoat (which, by the way, are wonderfully soft and a lovely added touch). The lodge is kept immaculately clean, which adds to the comfort. The common area is a great place to hang out and read, play games, or have a glass of wine. They have a DVD library if you prefer to hang out in your room while enjoying the beautiful mountain views. I look forward to returning with friends, as it would be a great place to be with a close group of people.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Winston Lodge & Spa
Address: 1593 Cache Close | P.O. Box 5, Golden, British Columbia V0A 1H0, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Kootenay Rockies > Golden
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Ski-In / Ski-Out Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 19 Hotels in Golden
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Winston Lodge & Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The RoomsRomantic and extremely comfortable describes this rustic wood and stone western inspired Lodge. You can choose from 10 luxurious Silver (standard) or Golden (deluxe) rooms, or treat yourself to the Platinum (VIP) Loft suite. Every room is appointed with antiques and hand-crafted solid wood furniture, sumptuous feather down beds, soothing jetted baths or walk-in showers and private decks with stunning mountain views.The SpaWinston Lodge features an exclusive in-house spa that offers massages, manicures, pedicures and facials in a lovely window clustered treatment room on the second floor mezzanine.The LodgeEnjoy the large common areas that feature an outdoor hot tub, sauna, games room, library, fireplace, no-host bar and a sitting room that's just for our guests.The Saloon"Ya'll gotta eat, so you might as well enjoy it". Come to our classic western saloon or family restaurant. We offer tasty homestyle meals and a wonderful selection of micro-brew beers, wines and spirits. Have fun playing board games or our famous Giant Jenga. Listen to live music or the pop of our real wood burning fireplace, and don't forget to get deputized before you leave.Restaurant and Conference CentreOur second story conference centre accommodates up to 100 people and provides a perfect venue for weddings, reunions, celebrations, business meetings or training. The 2 big screen tvs will educate and entertain your guests while we feed them delicious appetizers, full meals and desserts.If your group exceeds 100 we have plenty of space for an outdoor tent reception on the grass pavilion beside the lodge.ActivitiesAbundant adventure and beauty surrounds the lodge on all sides. We're located at the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort where a multitude of winter and summer activities abound. The Golden area and local parks provide even more things to see and do.Ask the front desk to help you book your activities, they truly know the area like the back of their hands. ... more   less 
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