Emerald Lake Lodge

Lake Louise, Alberta

The hotel

Ensconced in stunning natural surroundings, Emerald Lake Lodge is set in the heart of Yoho National Park, overlooking the jade-coloured waters of Emerald Lake. In traditional lodge style, the cosy guestrooms here each have a wood-burning fireplace and balcony and are set within 24 buildings, scattered amongst the 38-acres of grounds and gardens. There’s no shortage of history within these timber walls either; you’ll discover centuries-old fireplaces and a lounge with an oak bar salvaged from an 1892 Yukon saloon. The magnificent dining room serves exceptional Rocky Mountain cuisine and the Main Lodge features reading and sitting rooms for quiet contemplation. Due to the lodge's remote setting, there's no mobile reception, but if you wish check on life back home there’s a games room with TV and internet access. During your stay here, take a canoe out on the lake, relax in the outdoor hot tub, explore the numerous hiking trails or simply enjoy the fine hospitality as you take in spectacular alpine vistas and the clear mountain air.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Hot tub
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Near National Park
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Located in the Yoho National Park, overlooking the jade-coloured waters of Emerald Lake. 20-minutes drive from Lake Louise. Easy access to nearby ski lifts and runs. Transfer time from Calgary Airport: 2 hours 20 minutes.

Hotel information

85 rooms in 24 cabin-style buildings on 2 floors (no lift). All with telephone, coffee-maker, hairdryer, wood-burning fireplace and balcony. There are no TVs or internet in the guestrooms. Lodge Rooms have either 2 double beds or 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Lodge Rooms with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Lake Rooms are much larger and have 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Mount Burgess Dining Room (Rocky Mountain cuisine, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner). Bar and lounge. Fitness room. Sauna. Outdoor heated hot tub. Games room. Complimentary WiFi access in the lobby in the Main Lodge. Complimentary car parking.

*Denotes local charge

Please note: There is no mobile reception at the hotel.

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Sep 28, 2020 GoPlaces33026241883

A beautiful setting to spend a few days, hiking, resting and dining, cut off from the hectic pace of our normally busy lives. The friendly and accommodating staff made this experience most enjoyable. I would highly recommend this property to anyone wanting to explore a sought after place in the Canadian Rockies.
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Sep 28, 2020 jkmiles1990

Our stay was less than what we had expected. Rooms were run down not rustic. Garbage on our balcony and an ashtray full of cigarette butts. Room smelled like an outhouse if we didnt keep the bathroom door shut. Guest services didnt provide pre-requested items asked to be left in the room. 24 hr shuttle service was terrible tried to checkout early… Read more
Our stay was less than what we had expected. Rooms were run down not rustic. Garbage on our balcony and an ashtray full of cigarette butts. Room smelled like an outhouse if we didnt keep the bathroom door shut. Guest services didnt provide pre-requested items asked to be left in the room. 24 hr shuttle service was terrible tried to checkout early ended up waiting out in the cold for half an hour with my pregnant wife because front desk couldnt contact the shuttle driver and didnt even let us know or suggest we wait inside. Very dissapointing overall experience would choose other accommodation in the future Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely getaway

Sep 24, 2020 bbaker587 Foothills County, Canada

Such an amazing resort. Yes the rooms definitely need up graded but our time there was amazing. The food and service is excellent. Such a beautiful area even with the smoke, would definitely return again.
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Sep 22, 2020 699MikeB699 Kelowna, Canada

Unique place and special for a couple nights. Setting can’t be beat. Rooms are rustic and charming. Who knew a fire is as mesmerizing as a tv. Thank goodness for limited WiFi. Hot tub was special. Service was solid.
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Sep 20, 2020 P3344XQdawnm Calgary, Canada

We spent two nights at Emerald Lake Lodge mid-August and really loved the experience. The room was great, very quiet, clean, great view of the lake. Really liked the fireplace, even though we did not use it! Really, really liked the heated ceramic tile bathroom floors. Staff was friendly, professional and helpful. We did the 5.5km loop around the… Read more
We spent two nights at Emerald Lake Lodge mid-August and really loved the experience. The room was great, very quiet, clean, great view of the lake. Really liked the fireplace, even though we did not use it! Really, really liked the heated ceramic tile bathroom floors. Staff was friendly, professional and helpful. We did the 5.5km loop around the lake, just stunning. Then spent a day heading up to Takkakaw Falls and Pt. Lace Falls, great hikes all around. We had two terrific breakfasts and one dinner. The dinner in particular was first rate. I had the salmon and risotta, would highly recommend. It's a very busy place, lots of people coming for day trips, but the hotel property itself is quiet and you really can't beat the scenery. The bed was really comfortable and the balcony was private and quiet. Read less