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 were delighted with our room facing the river. You could hear the rushing water from our room or could sit on the balcony. Cocktails were served on the lawn.
The owner , George, is on the premises and very welcoming. He even gave us some advice on Lake Peyto. The service and grounds were impeccable. We liked the ambience of quiet luxury.
We ate in the main dining room and were served one of our best meals ever—black cod that tasted like Chilean Sea Bass and caribou tenderloin. Belinda took special care of us.
The next night we ate in the pub. Alex was efficient and attentive. This was not your usual pub food or service.
35 years and counting!!!! We have been Post Hotel regulars since our 3 children were 2 5 and 8 years of age. Always a 4 or 5 (usual) star rating. This time I would give it 6 stars— for sure. Don’t know how it is possible but they have upped their game.
We just finished a 6 day culinary tour of the Vancouver restaurant scene— both well known restaurants and up and coming ones. I must say that the dinners at the Post were the equals or better than any of the meals in Vancouver. The staff were the best — all knowing, all professional and all caring!!! The rest of the staff throughout the Post were the very same!! I am a firm believer that successful corporations have one thing in common-/ the executives all lead by example and this very obvious here
I read a number of negative comments re the state of the rooms and common areas
If you want glitz, 4 televisions modern paintings on all the walls you have come to the wrong place— there are lots of 4 Seasons type Hotels that would better serve you!!!!! Here you get European charm and service. We are so thankful that we have found a holiday spot like the Post Hotel and thanks to all for another memorable time. See you all in January!!
The Post Hotel and Spa is a great hotel in Lake Louise, in the Canadian Rockies. The hotel is very unique and has a lot of history. The rooms are all very nice and updated. The hotel offers great amenities and dining options. The food was excellent. The staff were all very kind and hard working. The hotel also offers a nice spa and pool/hot tub. The hotel is in a great location and very close to the mountains/hiking trails. The Post was excellent and I look forward to staying there again.