We knew in advance that most (if not all) of the facilities in the Kicking Horse Resort are closed in June. However, it was more difficult to check in than we could have ever imagined. We got to the hotel and there was no one at the reception desk - the area was in total darkness. There was, however, a phone, with a small sheet of paper with a phone number. It took forever for me to get a response on the other end, and when I finally did, the guy gave me some very vague instructions as to the location of our keys. He said to look for 2 towers, and we did that for over 20 minutes with no luck. I then went back in and called him again, and he had no other information for me. We happened to see a couple walking around, and they told us we had to go to the Glacier Lodge and go past reception where a bunch of lock boxes are located. So I did that and just as he had said, there were the lock boxes containing our keys and personal info - unlocked and sitting unattended. The whole process took us over an hour. We finally got our keys and took a few tries to get them to open the parkade door at the Palliser. The room was very clean and had a nice balcony with a view of the mountains. If I had known better, I would have booked something in town, because it is a 14km drive from the townsite (incredibly confusing) to the Palliser - and we made the trip at least 10 times, so do the math!!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Opened in 2006, the Palliser Lodge is well situated in one of the area’s premier locations, boasting spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains and ski slope activities. The Lodge, just walking distance to the Gondola base at Kicking Horse Mountain, ensures quiet enjoyment while maintaining the convenience of ski-in/ski-out access to the mountain. Other features include: private hot tubs, full kitchens, exercise room and underground parking. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Palliser Hotel Golden