The Mountaineer Lodge in Lake Louise has been acquired by long-time Jasper hoteliers, the Gulevich family, owners and operators of the Mount Robson Inn in Jasper Alberta. The move will see the popular Lake Louise hotel remain an independent family operated establishment which will now offer year round accommodations in Lake Louise.
Here is the official press release:
Mount Robson Inn adds sister hotel in Lake Louise to its family
Lake Louise, Alberta May 2012 – The Mount Robson Inn in Jasper, Alberta enthusiastically announces the addition of the Mountaineer Lodge in Lake Louise to its family based hotel business. The acquisition, effective May 01, 2012, sees the Gulevich family of Jasper owning and operating in Lake Louise.
Chad Gulevich, Owner and Operator, confirms “We are very excited about adding the Mountaineer Lodge to our business and operating in Lake Louise. Our family history of hospitality in Jasper for the past 38 years now extends to Banff National Park. Gulevich adds “Operating hotels in these two landmark locations will book end travel on the spectacular Icefields Parkway for the full Canadian Rockies experience”
The Mountaineer Lodge was built and has been operated by the Biro family since 1968. The Biro family has always operated The Mountaineer Lodge was strict attention to detail and thought for the visitor experience. The Mountaineer Lodge will proudly remain independent and family operated as the Gulevich family takes the keys this month. “Guests from all over the world have been making the Mountaineer Lodge their home away from home in Lake Louise for years. We are proud to build upon the great foundation that has been set for the Lodge” states Chad Gulevich. As with their Jasper property, the Mount Robson Inn, the Gulevich family will commit to regularly upgrading and enhancing the stay experience at the Mountaineer Lodge.
Naturally, one of the first package offerings is the “Connect with the Rockies Package”. This package is designed for guests to get the most out of a visit to the Canadian Rockies. This multi-day package starts with a stay in Lake Louise at the Mountaineer Lodge. After a restful night, embark on the drive of a lifetime on the spectacular Icefields Parkway, selected one of the world’s best scenic drives for mountain landscapes and wildlife viewing. Take an exciting and informative Glacier Discovery Adventure on the Columbia Icefield. Book end your trip with a stay in Jasper at the Mount Robson Inn with breakfast and a bottle of bubbly. This package is available for one or two night stays and includes queen deluxe accommodations at both properties. People may go to www.mountrobsoninn.com or www.mountaineerlodge.com to book or call 800.587.3327.
The Mountaineer Lodge is known for great accommodations and for being one of the more affordable hotels in Lake Louise. The 78 room hotel offers a variety of accommodation ranging from standard to family suites, deluxe guest rooms to two bedroom suites. Most rooms have a microwave and mini fridge, and all rooms offer high speed Internet and satellite TV. The hot tub, steam room and spectacular mountain views are sure to round out the Lake Louise vacation experience. Historically the Mountaineer Lodge has operated seasonally and looks forward to welcoming guests year round.
The Mount Robson Inn is ideally located at the south end of Jasper’s Main Street which provides a quieter setting and close proximity to walk downtown while enjoying the surrounding mountain views. The hotel’s 80 rooms are recently updated and well appointed. The variety of rooms and suites at the Mount Robson Inn range from Jacuzzi suites to family suites with mountain views, as well as multi-bedroom suites each with fridge, microwave and complimentary Wi-Fi. Guests enjoy the onsite outdoor hot tubs, ample parking, ski and bike storage and the convenience of being on the ski shuttle route.
When searching for Lake Louise hotels, visitors can get slightly confused because the name Lake Louise refers both to the famous turquoise lake itself, and to the village or hamlet of Lake Louise which takes the same name. The village of Lake Louise is centred around Samson Mall, which lies just off the Trans Canada Highway, while the awe-inspiring Lake itself lies 4.5 km uphill from Lake Louise village.
While there are several lodging options in Lake Louise village and area, if you are looking for a Lake Louise hotel on the lake itself, then your only option is the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise which has an enviable lakeside location, literally on the shores of Lake Louise, overlooking the lake and the stunning glaciers and peaks beyond. Indeed, as well as being the only hotel on Lake Louise, the Chateau Lake Louise is also the only hotel with views of Lake Louise, with many guest rooms and public spaces offering outstanding lake views.
It is difficult to find a hotel anywhere in the Canadian Rockies with such an idyllic location, and combined with the luxury guest accommodations, excellent restaurants and impressive public spaces, it is not surprising that this is the most popular hotel in Lake Louise.
For more information and for reservations, click here.
Whether you are the type of person who loves to get up early for a pre-breakfast swim, or wind down in the hot tub at the end of a day in the mountains, or you are travelling with kids who just love playing around in the water, having a pool at your Lake Louise hotel may be one of your most important requirements when researching your lodging options. Luckily there are several Lake Louise hotels with pools, ranging from outdoor hot tubs to indoor swimming pools, and if you are looking for a hotel in Lake Louise with a pool, you should be able to find what you need at one of the following accommodations:
Located on the shore of Lake Louise, the luxurious Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise offers an indoor heated pool, perfect for swimming laps at the start of your day, or for unwinding after a day of adventure in the mountains. Hotel guests also have use of a whirlpool, while spa guests benefit from a steam room and lounge in the spa area.
The moderately priced Lake Louise Inn is popular with families due to its heated indoor swimming pool which is great for splashing around with the kids while at the same time being long enough for swimming laps. There are also 2 indoor jetted whirlpools in the pool area, each at a different temperature, as well as a steam room.
The Post Hotel & Spa is a luxury Lake Louise hotel with impeccable pool facilities. The indoor swimming pool is beautifully designed and at 11 metres long there is plenty of room for swimming lengths. In addition, there is a hot tub and steam room for all hotel guests to use, as well as a plunge pool for the exclusive use of spa guests.
One of the most affordable hotels in Lake Louise, Mountaineer Lodge offers its guests an indoor jacuzzi tub and steam room.
Finally, Deer Lodge has a rooftop hot tub which boasts an impressive view of Victoria Glacier which dominates the skyline at the back of Lake Louise. This outdoor hot tub is open year round and is particularly enjoyable in the winter, when you can relax in the steaming hot water after a day of skiing, while being surrounded by the snow covered deck.
Now that summer in the Canadian Rockies is well and truly over, hotels in Lake Louise turn towards to the ski season, and rightly so, as Lake Louise Ski Area has set November 5 as the tentative opening day for the 2011/12 winter season, which at the time of writing is just a matter of weeks away. There are some great ski packages and deals for lodging and lift tickets to be found at Lake Louise hotels, particularly for early reservations, so now is a great time to make your plans to come skiing and snowboarding at the largest ski resort in Banff National Park.
The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is currently offering a Ski & Play for Free Package which includes luxury accommodation in Lake Louise plus either two adult Lake Louise ski passes per day or $100 resort credit per room per day. Transportation to Lake Louise ski hill is also included. The deal is valid from November 15 2011 to May 1 2012 subject to availability, and rates start at $299 per night in a Fairmont Room.
The Lake Louise Inn is promoting an Early Bird Ski and Stay package which includes overnight lodging plus a full day tri-area lift ticket per adult and free transportation to the Lake Louise ski resort. This ski package is valid from November 5 2011 to April 30 2012 and must be booked by November 30 2011, with rates starting at $109 per person per night based on double occupancy.
If you already have a ski pass or you prefer to make your ski plans when you get here, you may prefer to stay in a hotel on a room only basis rather than book a special ski package.
To check room only rates at Lake Louise hotels click here.
The above rates are generally based on double occupancy, subject to all applicable taxes, subject to change without notice, subject to availability and blackout dates may apply. To check rates and availability, and for reservations, please contact your Lake Louise hotel directly.
Lake Louise becomes a very special place during the winter months, when a blanket of pure white snow turns the whole area into a true winter wonderland. This fairytale atmosphere is most striking during the Christmas holidays when the world class skiing, dog sledding and horse drawn sleigh rides combine with ornately decorated Christmas trees, colourful lights, and Christmas cheer to create a festive experience that is very difficult to beat.
If you are planning to spend Christmas 2012 in Lake Louise, you can check the room only rates at several hotels in Lake Louise by clicking here.
Alternatively, you may wish to consider some of the wonderful Christmas packages offered by the following Lake Louise hotels.
The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is promoting a Christmas holiday package which includes accommodation, one Christmas holiday sleigh ride per stay, breakfast each morning plus free self parking. The package is valid from December 1 2012 to January 17 2013 and rates start at $329 per room per night. From December 20 to January 2 the Chateau Lake Louise has an exciting range of holiday activities on offer, such as board games, family skating, cross country ski lessons, snow shoeing, cookie baking, Santa’s workshop and Xmas carols, all of which are sure to make your stay fun filled and festive!
Lake Louise Inn is offering a Christmas holiday special which is valid for arrivals on December 25 2012 and includes accommodation for 1 night plus a Christmas dinner buffet for 2 adults on Christmas Day. Rates start at $179.
Deer Lodge has a Christmas package on offer which is valid for the night of December 25th 2012 and includes one night’s lodging and Christmas dinner on the 25th, and a buffet breakfast on Boxing Day morning. Lodge rooms start at $298 based on double occupancy.
The above rates are generally based on double occupancy, subject to all applicable taxes, subject to change without notice, subject to availability and blackout dates may apply. To check rates and availability, and for reservations, please contact your Lake Louise accommodation directly.