Nature’s escape: Emerald Lake Lodge retreat

Nature's escape: Emerald Lake Lodge retreat

Celebrating our 15th anniversary at Lake Louise and Yoho National Park was truly special, and the highlight was our stay at Emerald Lake Lodge. This retreat nestled in nature had quaint cabins, no Wi-Fi or TVs (hello forced unplug), excellent dining, and stunning views of the mountains. 

We really leaned into doing a whole lot of nothing (I read three books), which I believe is a true working professional / busy mom’s dream. When we weren’t immersed in a book, or fireside in the chalet, we walked the five-kilometre path around Emerald Lake, working up an appetite to dine at their incredible restaurant, the Mount Burgess Dining Room.

The restaurant is known for its signature Rocky Mountain cuisine and cozy and welcoming atmosphere. They have had the same chief working with them for nearly two decades, Chef Valerie Morrison, who prepares a seasonal menu featuring free-range elk, bison, and caribou along with seafood, pasta, and a sophisticated array of desserts.

Jennifer Stewart at Emerald Lake Lodge

Summertime is just as vibrant. Emerald Lake Lodge offers canoe rentals to both guests and non-guests, allowing everyone to explore the serene waters. Alternatively, visitors can bring their own watercraft and drift along the stunning blue expanse. If you’re looking for more of an adventure, the surrounding area boasts some of the finest hikes and scrambles in the Canadian Rockies, promising exceptional outdoor adventures for enthusiasts.

For those interested in booking a room, you can check out this review from The Banff Blog about Emerald Lake Lodge:

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