We stayed at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise for 3 nights in the summer of 2020.
With the travel restrictions in place during Covid-19. the options for travel from Vancouver were a little limited, but it was the perfect opportunity for us to take the beautiful drive through the Rocky Mountains. Fortunately. inter-provincial travel was still permitted at the time of our trip.
As it takes approximately 9 hours to drive from Vancouver to Lake Louise, we stayed overnight at Sparkling Hill Resort and Spa, a beautiful resort in Vernon, to make the trip more relaxing.
The spectacular views of the mountains as we drove through the Rockies really made us forget about the length of the drive.
Entering Yoho National Park
Before you drive into Banff National Park, make sure that you purchased the driving permit that is required to be displayed on your dash.
Entering Lake Louise.
The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.
Checking in was very smooth and we were provided with a Covid-19 safety pack that included a mask and hand sanitizer.
During Covid, all the Fairmont Hotels were offering promotions, such as a free third night. This wouls not typically happen during the busy summer months.
The occupancy rate for Covid was 50%, and we were told that they were full and that all the guests were Canadian. A quick survey of the cars in the parking lot showed that the majority of visitors were from Alberta or British Columbia, however there were cars from other provinces as well.
We stayed in a Lake view room. This is the view in the afternoon when we checked in.
This was the early morning view, just beautiful!
As the room we were staying in was in the older part of the hotel, it was a little small, but when you are at the Fairmont Lake Louise, you are really not spending that much time in your room as the abundance of activities and the wonderful wilderness will have you outside all day long.
There was no air conditioning in the room, but the nights cooled down enough to allow for a comfortable sleep. Of course, there was heating, but we did not need it.
There is no water provided in plastic bottles as the hotel has stations throughout the hotel providing fresh glacier water. Such a great idea!
Here are some pictures of what is provided in the room.
The bathroom was also quite small, but the bathroom amenities provided were quite nice.
As part of their Covid safety protocols, housekeeping would only come after 4 days. As we were there for 3, we would call when we needed anything, such as a change of towels.
We were meeting friends for dinner and had a little time to go downstairs to look at the view of the lake and the mountains.
Due to the distancing protocols, we had made our dinner reservations at the time of booking our room to avoid any disappointment.
One of our friends is a sommelier and she ensured that we had a steady supply of some fantastic wine during dinner.
I ordered salad and an Arctic Char. It was very delicious.
The next day, we took a hike up to the one of the Tea Houses in the mountains. I will blog about this soon.
By booking the Fairmont Lake Louise through me, my clients can receive the following amenities in 2021:
- Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
- Daily full breakfast for two guests per bedroom in restaurant
- Welcome amenity
- Souvenir personal portrait session with professional photographer during their stay with picture frame
- Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
To book the Fairmont Lake Louise, please contact me through my website here.
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