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need recommendations for banff, jasper hotels

Old Apr 10th, 2004, 10:27 AM
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need recommendations for banff, jasper hotels

going in mid june. looking for mid-range (u.s.$122-$175) accomodations. any recommendations?
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Old Apr 11th, 2004, 07:54 PM
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Try the Jasper's extensive B&B network -- just search in Google.
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Most accommodation in Jasper and Banff during the summer will start at $120 (CAD), and go way up from that (plus big increases every year )
Other than that - what type of accommodation do you prefer? Does it have to be a "hotel". Would you like to stay in a chalet/cabin/suite???

Our personal preference is to stay in cabins, or rooms that have that "cabin" feel. In Jasper we like Becker's (on the Icefield Parkway south of Jasper townsite - less than 5 minutes driving). We have also stayed at Jasper Park Inn, Pyramid Lake Resort, Alpine Village, and all were comfortable, each has its own "charms". You can Google to locate their websites, all have really good information (and photos ;-) !!).

In Banff - well - we usually like to stay outside of Banff because the town tends to be busy and too "urban" for me. However, if you are staying in town, Eleanor's House is a comfortable (private) and spacious B&B with ensuite bathrooms, and an eclectic collection of art and crafts decorating it. Nice lounge too.

We like Baker Creek Chalets on the Bow Valley Parkway between Banff townsite and Lake Louise - nice forest spot by a burbling brook, quiet, approx 8 minutes from Lake Louise Village, and 30 minutes from Banff townsite. The chalets are like a home away from home, really cozy (well equipped kitchen, wood burning pot-bellied stove in living room - instead of a fireplace; the bathrooms in the loft chalets are not large but OK; in the two bedroom chalets both the bathroom and the kitchen are larger).

Most of the accommodation along Tunnel Mountain Road (Banff) is nice, but tends to be pricey.

I think that it would be best for you to do a Google search for accommodation in each of the places, and then ask specific questions on this forum once you have narrowed down your choices.

Try this website: http://www.discoveralberta.com/
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I don't know what kind of place you are looking for and what activities you have planned, but there is a wonderful lodge somewhere on the highway between Banff and Lake Louise(about half way, think). It is called Num-Ti-Jah Lodge and is located on the stupendously beautiful Bow Lake.

Take heed that there are no TVs in the room and the lodge is neither near enough to Banff or Lake Louise to make this your base camp.

But for a unique experience for a night or even just for a day and then dinner in their restaurant, I would strongly give this place some thought.


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Hello Borealis
Baker Creek Chalets sound interesting.Do you have their web site? Also we consider two places to stay in Jasper Pyramidlake resort or Becker chalet.Which one you prefer?
Thank You so much
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