Finding your “out of the way” location shouldn’t be a big hotel in an undesirable area of town. Backcountry getaways are places where you leave your stress behind, change your scenery and relax into the simplicity of your surroundings.
Perhaps you are seeking solitude for a romantic couple’s getaway or maybe it’s simply to catch up on your reading. The Charming Inns of Alberta backcountry getaways are accommodations that are characterized as being a bit off the beaten path and where the only neighbours are wildlife.
Bow Lake, Alberta
Num-Ti-Jah is a historical 17,000 square foot rustic log lodge, built in 1937 by Jimmy Simpson, on the North shore of beautiful Bow Lake. Jimmy Simpson was one of the original pioneers of the Canadian Rockies and described Bow Lake as one of the most beautiful places he had ever seen. Today the Lodge is honoured by Managing Director, Tim Whyte, who ensures that every guest experience at the Lodge is as Jimmy would have wanted it.Visit Website
Rocky Mountain House, Alberta
A 4 ½ star bed and breakfast country inn offering ten luxury guest rooms and cabins in Rocky Mountain House. As well, you will experience fine dining and an executive meeting centre all within steps of Prairie Creek. Situated twelve minutes from Rocky Mountain House, two hours from Calgary and Edmonton and fifty-five minutes from Red Deer.Visit Website
Mount Engadine Lodge is a hidden getaway in the pristine Spray Valley Provincial Park. The lodge is located conveniently in the Kananaskis area near Calgary and Canmore, but you won’t believe it when you reach the untouched wilderness that surrounds the creature comforts offered in our beautiful and accessible backcountry lodge. Named one of Canada’s “Top Ten Hidden Gems” by TripAdvisor, Mount Engadine Lodge has recently undergone a full redesign as the initial property of Castleavery Hospitality Ventures. The Lodge represents the company’s bold concept of bringing the resort experience into the wild, beautiful settings of Canada. A specialized, full-service staff is engaged in making each guest’s experience a relaxing adventure.Visit Website
East Jasper / Hinton, Alberta
The Overlander is situated at the eastern edge of Jasper National Park. The 30 minutes drive to this property will be a highlight of your Jasper visit. The opportunity to see wildlife, rugged mountains, pristine lakes and untouched forests await. The Stone Peak Restaurant onsite at the Lodge features casual dining with spectacular mountain views and large patio. Wine Spectator Award winning wine lists.Visit Website
Lake Louise, AB
Ideally located in Banff National Park between Banff and Lake Louise is Baker Creek Mountain Resort. The Resort is an intimate casual mountain destination consisting of cozy log cabins, lodge suites, the Baker Creek Bistro, Creekside Cafe & Gift Shop, and the Heritage Executive Retreat Centre. Open year-round; experience the World’s finest at your doorstep; ski, hike, bike, fish or just simply take in the magical beauty of the Canadian Rockies.Visit Website