Nita Lake Lodge
What We Love
- Location directly on Nita Lake, just a five-minute walk from Creekside Gondola
- All rooms have huge fireplaces, DVD players, iPod docks and kitchenettes
- Free WiFi
- Free trail bikes are available throughout the summer
What To Know
- Not in the center of Whistler (located in Creekside)
- Better suited to couples and honeymooners
- Lodge’s free shuttle runs every 30 minutes during the winter
- The property is entirely smoke-free
- Free ski lockers are available at the base of Whistler Mountain in Creekside
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Welcome to a modern Zen take on the traditional ski lodge—we’re talking clean lines, natural materials (wood beams, stone fireplaces), and inviting textures including buttery leather and nubby plaid. Colors reflect the hotel’s dramatic surroundings; from the inky waters of the lake to the rust-hued foliage. All of the 77 guest rooms (even the smallest studios) feature fireplaces, fully equipped (if small) kitchenettes, and 40-inch LCD televisions. Large slate tile bathrooms have separate rain showers and deep soaking tubs. Rooms overlooking the lake are rightly popular, but those with mountain and forest views are just as impressive. Larger suites, such as the two-bedroom Nita Suites, have split levels, kitchens and large balconies above the lake. Although skiing is the main focus in Whistler (hiking and biking in summertime), there are plenty of amenities at the lodge to keep non-skiers and youngsters occupied: a quiet library, a game room, a plunge pool, a hot tub, and more. In the summer months, free bikes and fishing rods are available. The impressive on-site spa highlights Nita Lake’s wellness vibe, with a yoga studio and a program of detoxifying treatments. The lodge also holds frequent fitness camps and classes with professional trainers. The Cure Lounge & Patio is a great place for an après-ski cocktail, with its comfy sofas, fireplace, and frequent live music. Otherwise, there’s the Aura restaurant, which specializes in European comfort food made from sustainable and organic ingredients.
In the Area
With its exclusive lakeside setting away from the hustle and bustle of Whistler village (but still close to the gondola), this boutique property holds some of the best views, food and amenities in the area. And that’s saying a lot for a place that hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics. Featuring Canadian specialties such as Vancouver Island black cod and Canadian wild arctic caribou chops, the award-winning Bearfoot Bistro in Whistler Village is a local favorite. And be sure to take a swig from the restaurant’s 14,000-bottle wine cellar, as well. With access to more than 432,000 acres on hundreds of unspoiled mountains and glaciers in British Columbia, the local company Whistler Heli Skiing runs guided group tours to some of the country’s most stunning terrain until late April. From April through October, the most scenic and fun way to get from Vancouver to Whistler is the Rocky Mountaineer, a train that runs through the Canadian wilderness. It delivers you to the main station just a few steps from the doors of Nita Lake Lodge.
How to Get There
We spent two nights in Whistler on a road trip with an all British car meet. This was our first time to Whistler so we looked to Trip Advisor reviews to select a hotel. We arrived in Whistler mid-day Sunday and called to request an early check in. Our room was ready around 4:00pm. We booked a lake view room with a king bed. The room was spacious, had a fireplace, a deck and nice bathroom. The room was very clean and offered all the amenities you might need. We enjoyed the hotel restaurant and bar as well as their small coffee shop for morning breakfast. They offer valet or self parking with an underground garage. We utilized their hotel shuttle in and out of the Whistler village as it was too far to walk. They also have bikes, kayaks and paddle boards off the hotel dock. Nice spot with excellent service. Also a pet friendly property as we heard and met several dogs during our stay.
This is our second time staying at Nita Lake Lodge and we were not disappointed. We came for a quick overnight stay to celebrate my husband’s 30 birthday and it was just as we remembered it, if not better. We were upgraded to a lake view studio room and left some lovely treats in our room with a handwritten birthday note. The room was immaculate as always, and the washrooms here are amazing, with a beautiful shower, tub and heated floors! We enjoyed the rooftop hot tubs and went for a beautiful canoe ride on the lake. The views are stunning. In the morning we enjoyed coffee and treats from the cafe at the lodge, on our beautiful patio. Thanks again for such an amazing stay Nita Lake Lodge! We’re coming back in September for a wedding and are already counting down the days.
Beautiful, Peaceful surroundings. Great place to relax! The rooms were large and very clean. Great views from the balcony overlooking the lake. Recreational trails everywhere and you can take your dog!!! The staff is friendly and accommodating. I would stay here again.
My husband and I had an awesome stay at Nita lake Lodge. Although we only were there for one night, we very much enjoyed it. From relaxing outside by the outdoor fire, and heaters, to complimentary kayaking out on the lake. We very much enjoyed our stay the staff was so friendly and kind! We'll definitely be back again :)
Stayed 3 nights at this amazing lodge. High ceilings, attention to detail, in room amenities that included a Nespresso coffee machine, L’Occitane bath products, fridge and microwave made if a very comfortable stay. Staff at the hotel were very friendly and most helpful. We would, without hesitation, recommend this hotel to anyone staying in the area.