Roam+Board :: Mount Engadine Lodge

mt engadine lodge review
mt engadine lodge review

[trip style = active + adventure]

What Planted at the end of a gravel road, the scale of Mount Engadine Lodge isn't apparent until you step beyond its cabin-cozy interior. Stroll toward the wraparound deck, and BAM, it's like you've been hit over the head with an Ansel Adams photograph; it's just you and the Canadian Rockies. Nothing else.

Snowshoes and skis arranged in a crisscross position adorn the wooden walls. Antlers serves as hooks for the brooms. River rocks are the building blocks for the wood-burning fireplaces. And speaking of wood burning, there's also a sauna. A selection of travel and lifestyle magazines {that made me want to flip pages for hours} hang fireside. There's even a knitting station. Without even trying, the nine-room chalet oozes Canadiana from every corner.

Overlooking "moose meadow" deep in Alberta's Kananaskis Country, this off-the-grid chalet is a winter and summer retreat so close to the great outdoors, you can reach out and touch it. Trip Styler approved!

Trip Styler Tip :: If you're in the area hiking, snowshoeing or skiing, stop by for afternoon tea from 3-5pm daily during the lodge's "open season" described below.

Where Two hours from the Calgary {YYC} Airport, 45 minutes above Canmore.

When The lodge is open during the white of winter and the sizzle of summer: Summer: June 14, 2013 - October 13, 2013 Holiday: December 20, 2013 - January 5, 2014* Winter Season: January 24, 2014 - March 31, 2014* *Estimated dates. Please confirm with the website.

Who/Why You need a digi-getaway steeped in nature's purest brew. You're looking for a place where mountains, out-the-doorstep adventure and home-cooked cuisine sing in perfect harmony.

Cost Rates start at $390 per couple and include all food, parking and WiFi. Alcohol is extra. Fido can come for a steal of a deal: $20/stay. Two-night minimum. Children four years and under stay for free, while children from 5-12 years are $100 per night, when staying with adults in the Moose or Elk Suites on the hide-a-beds. Solo travelers deduct $100 from the nightly rate.

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[photos taken by @tripstyler while visiting Mt Engadine Lodge with Travel Alberta]