More about Paradise Lodge & Bungalows
Just returned from 3 weeks in canada, including 3 nights at the paradise Lodge (14 - 17 sept). We had booked a one bedroom suite in the fairview block. I had requested an upper floor with a mountain view, and that was delivered. The suite was far larger and better equiped that we expected, including a balcony with fantastic mountain views. The vaulted ceiling and fireplace in the living area gave an extra feeling of luxury. The site is right on the main road down to Lake Louise, which although quite busy, never disturbed us (might be different in high season). the kitchen was very well equiped for self catering with a nice dining table. An added surprise was the complimentary pastries each morning served in the library which you could collect and eat in your room - a nice touch. The lack of a restaurant on site caused no problems as there are plenty of eating places in the area (Station Restaurant is worth reserving for). Accommodation in Lake Louise isn't cheap, but in the case of Paradise Lodge, is worth the extra money. I would highly recommend it.
We stayed at one of the cabins for three nights in Spetember. It was beautifully decorated, very cozy, immaculately clean and the shower was great.
The kitchen was well-equipped, too. The only thing we may have preferred was the fireplace which was electric instead or wood-burning.
The location was great too - two minutes from Lake Louise (stunning!), 14 km from Moraine Lake (saw a bear on the way there) and 5 min. from the rather boring town. Management was helpful and friendly (and served fresh pastries in the mornings).
I loved this place 'cause it was real cozy and authentic. It provided everything for a very comfortable stay without overdoing it like in some of these huge deluxe hotels.
No Better Choice!
The Paradise Bungalows has the best of both worlds. It is within half a mile of Lake Louise but doesn't cost an arm and a leg like other lodging that is nearby. We stayed in a cabin in August that was situated at the back of the property and looked out over the hillside. There was no noise from the road, and we couldn't have been happier. The cabin was spotless and cozy and a great place to crash at the end of a hike-filled, visual overload day. The Canadian Rockies can't be beat for sheer beauty and crystal clear skies. The hike to the Lake Agnes Teahouse and Lake Moraine are not to be missed.
Prefect Mountain Setting
We stayed at Paradise Lodge & Bungalows in Lake Louise for three nights.
Our room was one of the two room suites located in the new building. The room has a nice area between the two sleeping areas with micro wave, coffee pot and refrigerator. The room is very comfortable and well kept. It could be used by two couples or a small family. It was just the two of us so we were able to spread out.
The staff is hard working, and friendly. This is definitely a family operation, which we felt added to the charm.
The lodge is just a short drive back to the very small Village of Lake Louise as well as Moraine Lake and of course the ever beautiful Lake Louise.
The grounds are very well maintained, I found the dozens of Keep off the Grass signs quaint, thinking someone worked hard to make things nice and wanted to assure they stayed that way. We enjoyed all the spring flowers and the total stay was very nice.
One of the best places to stay
We stopped at Paradise Lodge without a reservation (looking for just one night). Fortunately they had a one-room cabin for 4 of us (my husband, and 17 and 20-yr old boys). We hiked around Lake Louise (5 hours) and spent the night. It was perfect! Clean, comfortable, nice bathroom, cooking facilities. Easy gas fireplace for heat. It was 1 bed and a pull-out couch. The bed was awesome: nice big pillows, extra padding, nicely furnished. After our hike, and a quick dinner, we all fell asleep by 10 pm! I was sorry to leave the next day, and will definitely stay there if I'm in the area again. Nice light breakfast offering: tea, coffee, croissants, tarts, bagels. Reception desk people were very pleasant. Great ambience!
Just a swell little gem
Our family of 4 found the Paradise Lodge to be terrific. First, I had to adjust my mindset....,in the Canadian Rockies....in July....you can expect to pay $250 + for a room. Next to a busy (ish) road. Its just the nature of the beast. Once we accepted that, we found that Paradise Lodge was just the best! Its a family-run business with quaint little cabins, beautiful flowers, and a very quiet surrounding. Even the pull-out couch was comfortable. And it was very clean, restful, and well-maintained. One other recommendation, there's a rafting company called Wild Water [------------]) that will pick you up right at the front door of the lodge. I've stayed at 4-star hotels that weren't as well-run as this rafting company. It was the best thing we did on our trip.
Great place to stay
On our two week trip in Canada this was the best place we stayed. Our 2 person cabin was really cosy and the bed was fantastic. There was traffic noise however as our cabin was quite close to the road - it's well worth spending a little more money for a cabin with a balcony and the view at the back of the property. The complimentary breakfast to take back to your cabin is also brilliant. Wish we'd stayed here longer, we only stayed for one night and spent the next night at Moraine Lake Lodge which was twice as expensive and noisy.
What a charming place!
As soon as we saw these wonderful, chunky log cabins tucked away in the wood on the way into Lake Louise we fell in love with them. Our unit, number 32 in "Saddleback", was at the dearer end of our budget, at $165 per night plus taxes, and this was a special deal for three nights in the shoulder season. If I recall correctly in peak season it's normally $279.
But no expense had been spared, with sound system and CDs, coffee maker, microwave, fridge, crockery, cutlery, kettle, nice soft towels, four rooms (there were two of us but four could easily be accommodated here), clean and comfortable with gorgeous views of woodland and snowy mountains. Nice touches included dried flower arrangements on the walls. The grounds were immaculately cared for and the grass was like a deep pile green carpet. We felt that we were being pampered.
One bedroom in our unit had no opening window or ventilation, and on the first night we found it impossible to get the temperature below 24C despite the setting of the thermostat and quite cool conditions outside. The temperature the following morning in that room was still 23. I mentioned this and we were offered another unit with better ventilation. But instead we remedied the situation the following nights by leaving the door ajar on its security latch.
In the other bedroom the heater began intermittently making a loud buzz like an electronic alarm clock during the first night. Next day they replaced a valve in it and the problem was solved. A card was left apologising, along with some assorted fancy teabags and a packet of assorted seeds, as a goodwill gesture.
It's necessary to drive to Lake Louise village for supplies, and there are no decent takeaways there, and only a pretty tiny supermarket. It would have been nice to have internet access at the place, too.
Definitely one of the best places we stayed in Canada (although we couldn't have afforded it in peak season!).
Perfect Stay at Paradise Lodge
We stayed at Paradise Lodge for 4 nights at the end of June and spent our friends 50th Birthday there. Each couple had a 1 bed Cooper cabin and both had a deck overlooking the back of the property and was far away from the road. We loved the cabins, loved the peace and quiet and the scenery. We were so close to Lake Louise that we were able to walk there, it only took about 20 minutes. The bathroom was lovely and we used the communal BBQ twice which was opposite our cabin. We looked at far more expensive accommodation when booking but were so glad that we chose Paradise Lodge as it was perfect.