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Deer Lodge

109 Lake Louise Drive, Lake Louise, Canada
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Scout loves

  • The place has a down-to-earth, historical vibe.
  • The rooftop hot tub features incredible views of the mountains, glaciers and stars.
  • The restaurant is terrific.
  • The hotel makes a lot of effort to minimize its impact on the environment. It has its own laundry service and bakery (in Canmore), and sources meat and game from its own ranch.

Scout tips

  • Many of the rooms are very small, and the walls are pretty thin.
  • There are no TVs in the rooms (there are some in a communal lounge room). Wi-Fi is reportedly spotty in the rooms.
  • The hotel rooms are spread across 3 different floors. There are no lifts.
  • There’s a hotel ski shuttle that does three morning trips and three afternoon trips to Lake Louise Ski Resort. There’s also the Lake Louise shuttle bus.

SCOUT REVIEW

Located just down the road from the enormous Chateau Lake Louise, Deer Lodge is a quaint mountain lodge that will make you feel like you’ve gone back in time.

Not that it feels dated or rundown. It’s just that renovations have not altered the hotel’s old world charm. Originally operating as a tea house, Deer Lodge gives you everything you could hope to expect from a traditional log cabin – right down to the creaking wooden floorboards, crackling wood fire and animal trophies hanging on the walls.

Modern touches have been made to the furnishings, but overall everything is in keeping with the historic theme. Unfortunately however this does mean that the rooms are very small.

This lack of evolution gives Deer Lodge a laid back and friendly atmosphere. The staff and guests are generally down-to-earth people who we could imagine swapping ski stories in the communal lounge.

The restaurant at Deer Lodge is in an original log cabin building and there’s also a small bar. The menu is log cabin style too – think racks of lamb, salmon, strip loin and buffalo rib eye. It’s classy without being snobby.

Most of the Lodge rooms are on the small side, however they’re adequate enough for a short stay. Standard rooms (with 1 king bed) have views of the river, road and mountains, while the rooms with 2 doubles (or 2 queens) have forest views. The nicely decorated tower rooms are slightly bigger, and are in a very old part of the building.

 

Who should stay here

Deer Lodge is great for visitors to Lake Louise who are seeking an authentic, charming and personal experience, and who don’t mind a few quirks.

Available: This selection is currently available for this price. Once you submit an inquiry our agents will confirm your booking via email and send you an invoice for a deposit. You will need to pay a 25% deposit within 7 days (unless otherwise specified) to secure the booking.

On Request: Our agents need to confirm availability of this room. Once you submit a request we will endeavour to get back to you by the next business day to confirm availability (some properties may take longer). If prices are listed they are the exact prices for your dates, room selection and room occupancy. Where prices are not listed we will confirm the price when we confirm availability. In either instance, you are not committed to your selection until after we confirm availability and price. Once you agree to that confirmation, you will be sent an invoice and will need to pay a 25% deposit within 7 days (unless otherwise specified) to secure the booking. If your requested room is not available, we will present alternative options.

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