Deer Lodge

Lodge or dine in the golden age of travel

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The labyrinthine Deer Lodge developed piecemeal since its first incarnation as a 1920s log teahouse. The feel is still partly preserved, giving it as strong a sense of history as its pompous neighbor, Château Lake Louise, a short walk away.

Few of the modest rooms here have phones or TV but facilities include a rooftop hot tub with fantastic views and a sauna.

The lodge’s Mount Fairview Dining Room (reservations 403-522-4202) also oozes rustic charm and has a great menu based around dishes prepared by early local mountain guides. These are strong on game and include a rare chance to sample tangy, rich caribou meat ($40).

A more casual alternative is the Caribou Lounge, the lodge’s original log teahouse with its magnificent view of the Victoria Glacier. Perfect for afternoon tea or an evening cognac!

At A Glance

Lake Louise Drive
Rate based on smallest double room in high season: $175; overall rate range: $69-325.

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