Post Hotel & Spa
What We Love
- Classic log chalet and cabins
- Spectacular mountain views at every turn
- The 25,500-bottle wine cellar (one of the best in Canada)
What To Know
- A two-hour drive from Calgary International Airport
- The entrance to Banff National Park is nearby
- Pets are not permitted
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Tucked into a beautiful valley in Banff National Park, this resort set against a postcard-perfect backdrop of craggy mountain peaks comprises a historical chalet and a batch of red-roof log cabins beside the Pipestone River. Décor includes pine furniture and a pile of logs to keep the wood-burning fireplace crackling all night long. The hotel’s Temple Mountain spa is a true sanctuary, while the on-site, award-winning restaurant pairs fresh produce and local game with 25,500 bottles and more than 2,200 labels from one of Canada’s largest wine cellars.
In the Area
This stretch of the Canadian Rockies is known for superior powder, and three top-notch resorts are located within Banff National Park: Mt. Norquay, Lake Louise Ski Area and Sunshine Village. Between the three resorts there’s almost 8,000 acres of skiable terrain and mountain peaks that are so epic the United Nations has declared the area a World Heritage site. Best of all, this northern latitude rocks one of the longest ski seasons in North America, from mid-November until late May. Come summer, the resort puts you within striking distance of a handful of great golf courses, including Stewart Creek Golf & Country Club, Silvertip Golf Resort, Canmore Golf and Curling Club and Banff Springs Golf Club.
How to Get There
We spent 4 nights in the Post Hotel and saw the sights in the Lake Louise vicinity. Went hiking at Emerald Lake, Moraine Lake, Johnston Canyon and Lake Louise. The post was the perfect home base. Enjoyed the indoor pool, hot tub and steam room on the rainy day. The Outpost Pub was the perfect place to watch 2 of the Raptor finals. Nice listening to the river flowing beside the hotel.
We stayed 2 nights here and it was a wonderful experience. The quaint mid-afternoon tea service, the amazing spa facilities and most of all; the awesome service gave us a very memorable experience that we will treasure forever.
Everyone was great from the front doormen to the managers. The comfy robes and the welcoming front desk made us feel at home from the moment we arrived.
I have been to this hotel many times before, and it just keeps getting better and better. If you want personalised service you will not find better. If you want a wine list to tax your knowledge of wine - it is right here. And if you want a menu and cuisine to satisfy your culinary desires - it is here also
What a delightful place to stay!! We so enjoyed the Temple Cabin that was located close to the water, as well as the DELICIOUS dinner with Scott as our server (Scott was great at recommending what appetizer and desserts would pair nicely with our main course). The Post Hotel & Spa is a beautiful place to stay. It's quiet and charming in an elegant rustic way. High end amenities as well (Nespresso maker in the Temple Cabin, as well as L'Occitane and Aveda products and wonderful robes and slippers). Treated like royalty! We hope to get to stay here again! Simply delightful!
We made a long awaited visit to the Post Hotel and we really enjoyed it. However it is dated and does not have many amenities that newer places have (coffee, small fridges, patios). We were next to the railway tracks and had to leave the screen door open all night to cool the room down. The toilet flooded in the morning with not that much tissue in it! I mention all this as we were paying Lake Louise prices (350$ plus per night)!