The HF Bar Ranch, situated in a pristine valley on…
Starting at $400 per person per night
Lake Louise Drive, Lake Louise, Improvement District No. 9, Alberta, Canada
Starting at $350 per room per night
Paradise Lodge and Bungalows are Located in Canada’s Banff National Park in the heart of the Canadian Rockies just 1 km from world-famous Lake Louise. Originally named after a segment of hiking trails called Paradise Valley and Paradise Creek, easily accessible for the hiker’s pleasure. Red Cooper, original founder, hiked these trails many times and proclaimed “Never have my eyes experienced such a magnificent sight as the mountains and area surrounding Paradise Valley.”
Unique Features: Owned and operated by the Pedersen family for more than 50 years, the Pedersens take extreme pride in Paradise Lodge. Consequently, extremely high standards of quality and excellence have been maintained. Paradise Lodge is well known for its flower gardens and groundskeeping. Various types of wildlife are often observed. Sitings range from elk, bears, mountain lions and mountain goats.
Accommodations: Two types of accommodations are offered at Paradise Lodge, one being individual cabins which have been fully modernized and feature private access and parking. The second type of accommodation is provided by way of two separate building housing lodge suites. Built in the 1930s, the cabins have amazed guests with their charm and cleanliness and were recognized as an important cultural and heritage resource in the recently completed Lake Louise Community Plan. The lodge suites feature one and two bedroom units.
As Suite As It Gets: When money is no object, go for the Cabins. Individual cabins offer a cozy, elegant feel with private access. All cabins have been renovated and offer an authentic rustic mountain flavor and have all modern conveniences. Daily housekeeping service is provided. There are no phones in any rooms for total relaxation. All units without kitchens contain mini-fridges, microwaves, and k cup coffee makers.
Dining: There is no on-site restaurant but they can easily recommend some good nearby restaurants. Many of the units also have kitchens for meal preparation.
Activities: Hike up to Lake Agnes, one of the most popular hiking trails. Though it’s not one of the longest hikes and is easily completed in half a day, Lake Agnes is the perfect place to take a rest, enjoy lunch, or perhaps stop by the teahouse. Still ready for more? Take the highline trail to the Plain of Six Teahouse. A little larger than the Lake Agnes Teahouse, this one boasts the same warm cups of tea and baked goods. Enjoy the views of six different glaciers, as well as the occasion sights and sounds of a far off avalanche.
Spa & Fitness: There is no on-site spa or fitness center, but with all of the amazing outdoor activities and fresh air though, you won’t need them. For those who thirst for more adventure, step beyond the flat water lakes to the rapids of the Kicking Horse River, on your very own Wild Water Adventure. Hurdle through the Class IV rapids of the Whitewater Exciter or Tradition trips. If not enough of a thrill, embark on the Maximum Horsepower for a double-shot of the BIG whitewater!
Location: Located near the shores of world-famous Lake Louise in the Canadian Rocky Mountains of Banff National Park. The lodge is approximately 1km drive or 15 minutes walking from the Lake. They are 3 km from the Village, which is approximately a 45 minute walk. Most of the trail heads start at Lake Louise or Moraine Lake, ranging from 1hr flat trails to all day hikes.
Closest Airport: Calgary International Airport is 2.5 hours away.
Children’s Programs: No. Although they welcome your children, they do not have any supervised children’s programs.
Pet Friendly: No. Pets are not allowed at this property.
Weddings: No. They do not normally host weddings but they may by special request.
Meetings: No. They do not have the facilities to host large business meetings.
Extra Info: Up, up and away! Soar to the top of the world on the Lake Louise Gondola. This fourteen minute ride in either traditional enclosed gondola cars or an open chair takes you to an elevation of 6850 feet, leaving you with panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, and, if you look closely enough, even a glimpse of Lake Louise itself.