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
- 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 went to Whistler to attend the breakfast for actors sponsored by the UBCP/ACTRA and for a quick vacation just for my husband and me. We knew about the Nita Lake Lodge through Whistler.com.
At first, I thought that it would be better to stay where the action was - the Whistler Village - but I was mistaken. We could not have stayed at a better place than Nita Lake Lodge, which we found as the perfect place to stay in Whistler. My husband, who is a retired architect, commented that the Nita Lake Lodge was the best hotel we have ever been so far.
We are nature lovers and it was such a relaxing and beautiful experience walking on the trail around the lake, with dogs passing by, towering trees surrounding the trail and natural boulders showing the earth's movement for ages. One could not ask for more.
The shuttle service was excellent, ever ready and quick. The drivers were most helpful in giving out information to us. Glen went to the extent of taking us straight to our destination, although it was not in his itinerary, and giving us instructions and sharing with us the best way to go around the Whistler Village and experience the beauty, culture and what Whistler can offer to tourists like us. Michael was caring in his attitude towards us especially when he drove us to the village and while we waited for our pick up bus to go for a transfer to the bus for Vancouver. We were served by caring and friendly staff like Jacqui. She provided excellent customer service to us.
We found the hotel itself a very comfortable dwelling place with its wood construction, artistic design and cleanliness. The suite was big for 2 people. The washroom was quite clean and did not have any smell at all. The toilet flashed completely. The slippers provided were just perfect and gave warmth to our feet. The Nita Lake Lodge had the best slippers for tourists.
The food was quite delicious in both the cafe and the fine dining restaurant. My husband liked very much the sandwich he ordered at the cafe while I liked very much the breakfast blueberry pancakes I ate at the restaurant.
Our 2-night stay at the Nita Lake Lodge made a big difference to our visit to Whistler. We will come back and stay here again in the future. We would also be happy to recommend it to other people. In short, it is the best place to stay in Whistler.
Fabulous location nice and quiet great to escape and relax. We enjoyed a walk along the path by the lake and the pictures we got were so amazing. They have a free shuttle to the Village, Glenn was our driver and he was so great always on time and happy to share history or directions for Whistler. Our room was spacious and we enjoyed hosting friends for a glass a wine it was so great. The roof top hot tubs were so perfect, we were the only ones enjoying it. Perfect night time spot for 2. Can't wait to go back.
My husband and I recently stayed at Nita Lake for five nights 26th November - 1st December and I have to say it was fabulous from start to finish! The hotel itself was stunning with beautiful views and decor and our room (second floor) was perfect. Our room had a massive bath with bath bombs provided, a homely lounge with fire place and a handy kitchenette. We ate at the hotel cafe and it was ideal for what we needed. We also hired the ski lockers for free (Creekside) which were extremely handy as we used the gondolas at Creekside. I can not recommend this hotel enough as it is not only for couples but also for friends or families and it is for all individuals not just skiers.
Great place. Really excellent staff. It was quiet as snow had not arrived and skiing season not yet begun. Great shuttle service to nearby town. Room was comfortable with nice outdoor balcony area. The bathroom was impressive with a large tub. The only downside was no room service. We could though order our meal from reception but then had to physically collect it from the restaurant. Overall though a great stay in wonderful scenic whistler.
Here for a weekend away with all the colleagues from work for a Christmas weekend. Nita Lodge is a great hotel with friendly staff and right now a frozen lake to walk on! They have a free shuttle to the village so no parking worries !