“Whether you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle of life, or simply seeking a change of scenery, Emerald Lake Lodge offers a unique and unforgettable experience! From the moment I arrived, I was swept away by the location, the decoration and the atmosphere. A unique must stay in Canada!”
I can still remember this lake in Yoho National Park from my first visit to Canada. The color of the water is indescribably beautiful. I spotted Emerald Lake Lodge back then, nestled on an island. When I traveled back to Canada, I knew I had to say here and it did not disappoint at all – even in winter!
Nestled in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, Emerald Lake Lodge is a place of unparalleled beauty and tranquility. Emerald Lake Lodge is located in Yoho National Park, just 20 minutes west of Lake Louise. Surrounded by towering mountains, this stunning retreat was a haven for us. Our room with fireplace, balcony and view over the lake and the mountains, the walking paths surrounding the lake, the snow, the frozen lake already showing off a glimpse of thawing emerald green water, the cozy lounge with crackling fire, the delicious food in the restaurant; it was magical staying at Emerald Lake.
Staying here was perfect for us because you park your car elsewhere and then take a shuttle over a wooden bridge to the islet. We decided to stay there for two nights and not drive around for a day and that was great to be able to relax! The lodge itself is a masterpiece of rustic elegance, with a cozy main building and several buildings with rooms and suites all offering breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and the lake. With its century-old fireplaces and an oak bar salvaged from an 1890’s Yukon saloon, there is no shortage of history within these walls!
At Emerald Lake Lodge, you’ll find a place of peace and inspiration. A place where you can slow down, breathe deeply, and reconnect with the natural world. But it’s not just the stunning scenery that makes Emerald Lake Lodge such an inspirational destination. This is a place where you can truly disconnect from the outside world and reconnect with yourself and nature as there is no cellphone reception, only WiFi in the main building and instead of a TV, you’ll find a fireplace in your room!
We loved taking short strolls through the snow and simply relax by the fire with a good book, but I can imagine in summer you are able to take longer hikes, take a canoe and paddle the lake, soak in the sun… I need to come back one day! We also really enjoyed having our breakfasts, lunches and dinners in the cozy dining room, the food was really good. Our little one walked for the first time on their porch, and we have had warm chats with the staff and other guests in the lounge. That is also a plus about staying here: we found ourselves surrounded by like-minded individuals who share your love of nature and appreciation for the simple things in life – even when traveling with kids!
By the way: do you love to count stars? The night sky here is a canvas of twinkling stars and constellations, a reminder of the vastness and beauty of the universe. Stargazing at its best!