Cute Cabin Rentals in Banff and Lake Louise area:
Looking for a cabin rental in Banff and Lake Louise? There’s nothing better than staying in a cute and cozy cabin straight out of a fairy tale book nestled in the middle of the woods, complete with toasty warm fireplace and a big mug of coffee or hot chocolate.
When these magical cabins are located in Banff or Lake Louise area and outdoor adventuring options are plentiful, you’ve stumbled on the perfect getaway vacation spot for families, friends, couples or even a solo trip.
Here are a handful of my absolute favorite cabin rental options around Banff and Lake Louise area!
Storm Mountain Lodge, Cabin Rentals in Banff & Lake Louise, Alberta
Storm Mountain Lodge is a magical and rustic little place tucked away off the main drag between Banff and Lake Louise, just down Highway 93. They hold a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, and for good reason. The plentiful cabins are so cute and picturesque, like perfect little gingerbread houses.
The food at the main lodge is a comfort food enthusiast’s delight – you can find delicious creamy bisques, game meat charcuterie boards, fondue, gourmet grilled cheese and more. Even if you don’t stay here, I highly recommend stopping in for a hot drink and snack if you’re adventuring in the area.
Please note: there is no WiFi, telephones, kitchens, televisions, coffee pots and other modern amenities as the generator’s capacity has limits. Use this as your perfect excuse to disconnect and hide away for a weekend (or an entire week!) and just get lost in your beautiful surroundings.
Fireplaces: Yes, cabins have wood-burning fireplaces.
Pet-Friendly: Yes, dogs are welcome at Storm Mountain Lodge.
Other amenities: Cabins feature antique soaker tubs, sofas and adorable decks with chairs.
Paradise Lodge & Bungalows, Cabin Rentals in Lake Louise
Located just outside the shores of world-famous Lake Louise, Paradise Lodge & Bungalows is a family-run cabin and hotel property teeming with mountain history. The facility boasts newly-renovated luxury cabins and roomy hotel suites and contemporary lodge facilities. The place is charming, and natural materials are used as often as possible to complement the natural surroundings. Beautiful flower gardens adorn the property and Lake Louise and Moraine Lake are just a short drive away from your doorstep! You could not find a better place to stay to explore this area.
Please note: no phones are available in the units, and there is no restaurant on site, but you are just a 15-minute walk from amazing Fairmount Chateau Lake Louise’s dining options.
Note: This property is only open from May through October.
Fireplaces: Cabins feature cast iron gas fireplaces.
Pet-Friendly: Sorry, dogs are not allowed at Paradise Lodge & Bungalows.
Other amenities: Some cabins feature kitchens that are complete with pots, pans, dishes, etc. All units without kitchens contain mini-fridges, microwaves, and coffee makers. Cooper and Peyto cabins offer claw footed soaker tubs and corner showers.
Castle Mountain Chalets, Cabin Rentals in Lake Louise
Castle Mountain Chalets is located midway between Banff and Lake Louise, on the corner of the Bow Valley Parkway 1A and Highway 93 South at Castle Junction. They are open year-round and accessible by car. They offer an authentic Rocky Mountain experience in a gorgeous location (Castle Mountain can be seen from the property) and plenty of outdoor activities located right at your doorstep, such as mountain biking and cross-country skiing. There is even a licensed general store on site for those of you who love a little Baileys with your coffee 😉
Fireplaces: Cabins feature wood-burning fireplaces.
Pet-Friendly: Yes, dogs are welcome at Castle Mountain Chalets.
Other amenities: Common-area guest BBQs, fire pit, licensed general store and gas bar on site, equipment rentals, designated outdoor pet area, fitness facility, fully-equipped kitchens. Some units have skylights.
Johnston Canyon Lodge & Bungalows, Cabin Rentals in Banff, Alberta
Johnston Canyon Lodge & Bungalows is proudly family-owned and has been in operation since 1926. It has an ideal location – at the trailhead of the historic Johnston Canyon! (Read my blog post about Johnston Canyon here) This means that you are of course a few steps from this must-do Banff hike, as well as close to Banff itself for the rest of your mountain explorations!
It features 42 heritage bungalows and cabin accommodations in a variety of sizes offering a variety of amenities.
Within the lodge, you can find a market café and a restaurant bistro serving tasty and comforting meals. There is also a quick grab-n-go snack shack. Learn more about the meal offerings here.
Note: Though beautiful in the snow, this cozy boutique hotel is only open from May through October. You can still hike Johnston Canyon in the winter, but the only open amenities are a public bathroom.
Yes, the majority of accommodation at Johnston Canyon has wood-burning or gas fireplaces.
Yes, dogs are welcome at Johnston Canyon.
Other amenities: Each unit type offers a variety of complimentary amenities, from cozy bathrobes to bar fridges, private patios, soaker tubs and more.
Baker Creek, Cabin Rental in Banff & Lake Louise, Alberta
Baker Creek, named after a prospector searching for gold in the 1880’s, is located between Banff and Lake Louise along the incredibly scenic Bow Valley Parkway.
Baker Creek is an intimate but casual resort right in the mountains. Their log cabins are cozy, their lodge suites are beautiful, and they have the Heritage Executive Retreat Centre on site.
Their restaurant, the Bistro, serves creatively-made Canadian food and sees many adventurous travelers who stop through for a good meal during their mountain journeys.
The majority of Baker Creek’s cabins and lodge suites feature woodburning fireplaces or stoves, with fire sets provided and additional firewood provided at the front desk.
Yes, dogs are welcome at Baker Creek.
Other amenities: Baker Creek has potable water. They do not offer air-conditioning in their units. Their cabins and some lodge suites offer fully-equipped kitchens.
No matter which cabin you choose, and which season you decide to visit, you’re sure to have an amazing time exploring all that this beautiful area has to offer. Curious when is the best time to visit Banff National Park? Check out this blog post: The BEST Time to Visit Banff National Park
Looking for even more ideas of what to do in winter in Banff? Check out my blog posts:
- 12 Memorable Things to Do in Banff in Winter
- Where to Go Ice Skating in Banff National Park
- What is the Best Time to Visit Banff National Park?
- Johnston Canyon Winter Hike: Frozen Waterfalls in Banff National Park
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Products I Recommend for your Cabin Rental Getaway in Banff and Lake Louise:
If you are coming to Banff National Park and planning to spend a lot of time exploring outdoors (and of course you are!), a good pair of ice cleats, warm jacket and boots are so important so you can enjoy the outdoors comfortably.
Korkers Apex Ice Cleat: $39.99 / backcountry.com
Don’t let winter conditions stop you from getting on the trail when you have the Korkers Apex Ice Cleat securely on your boot. The slip-over design makes them easy to throw on when you’re at the trailhead, while the pliable upper material stretches securely over most shoes and boots so you don’t have to worry about them coming off. Multi-direction saw-tooth cleats offer solid grip on firm snow and ice so you can efficiently power up steep trails and come back down without feeling like a human sled.
Women’s Cerium LT Hoody: arcteryx.com
Efficient and versatile, and providing exceptional warmth for its weight, the Cerium LT down hoody functions as a mid layer or standalone piece in cool, dry conditions. Premium 850 fill-power down is resilient and warm, the Arato™ 10 shell provides lightweight durability, and Down Composite Mapping™ strategically places Coreloft™ synthetic insulation in moisture-prone areas. Articulated construction moves with the body, and the insulated StormHood™ provides coverage without compromising range of vision.
Cerium LT Men’s Jacket: arcteryx.com
Worn as a mid layer or standalone piece in cool, dry conditions, the Cerium LT Jacket delivers exceptional warmth for little weight. Premium 850 fill down is resilient, lofty and warm. The Arato™ 10 shell provides lightweight durability, and Down Composite Mapping™ strategically places Coreloft™ synthetic insulation in moisture-prone areas. Articulated construction moves with the body, and sewn-through construction is used to further reduce weight and increase packability.
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Did I miss any adorable cabins around Banff and Lake Louise? Do you have questions for me about Banff National Park, Lake Louise or other locations in Alberta or have feedback on this blog post? Please feel free to shoot me a comment below; I would love to hear from you!