If you’re seeking the height of rustic luxury, a stay at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is the perfect destination. A highlight accommodation on our Majesty of the Rockies tour, this grand 700-acre hotel combines Canada’s natural beauty with all the elegance of a top resort.
The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is perched on the shores of emerald green Beauvert Lake or “Lac Beauvert” with a stunning backdrop of the Canadian Rockies. The resort’s grandeur extends from its epic scenery to its world-renowned golf course within the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies. And yet, a cozy intimacy welcomes from its rooms and Signature Cabins reminiscent of luxury rustic homes.
Within the main hotel, the 442 comfortable, spacious guest rooms may also offer an outdoor patio or balcony. Some suites invite you to relax in front of wood-burning stoves and fireplaces with a separate sitting area offering views of Lac Beauvert. Beyond the main lodge, the village of cedar chalets and heritage log cabins are connected by winding paths. Inside, the cabins feel intimate and warm, boasting rustic luxury décor in a modern or alpine style. Lounge outside around a firepit in Adirondack chairs as the sun sets. Or, stay in and enjoy your rustic luxury kitchen, stone fireplace, leather furnishings and dramatic windows. Some Signature Cabins, such as the Outlook Cabin, have hosted notable guests. King George VI and Queen Elizabeth stayed here in 1939 followed by Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip in 2005.
Take in more of the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge’s splendor at one of its fine restaurants. The Great Hall presents views of Lac Beauvert and Whistlers Mountain alongside sumptuous dishes. Here you’ll dine on sockeye salmon with maple rainbow carrots and warm scarlet quinoa salad or jerk shrimp and grits. Or, try their Elk hunter’s pie of braised Alberta elk with winter root vegetables and cheddar mash potatoes.
For a taste of la dolce vita, Orso Trattoria tempts with modern Italian fare highlighting the finest just-harvested regional ingredients and the best steaks. Should you like to indulge in a decadent high tea, you can take afternoon tea of delicate sandwiches, cakes and cookies – and bubbly, if you like – in front of the grand fireplace or picture windows showcasing the Rockies.
For pre- or post-dinner drinks, the Emerald Lounge Bar is the spot for classic cocktails and innovative seasonal creations. Sip on the house beauvardier or toasted apple pie made with Calvados, sherry and apple spice syrup. Or, try the delicious burnt flower cocktail of Hornitos Black Barrel, Somba Mezcal, honey, lemon juice, cinnamon and hibiscus.
Continue your luxurious stay at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge with a treatment at the on-site spa. Inspired by the surrounding nature, the treatments are designed to enliven your skin, restore your muscles and soothe your spirit. Treat yourself to a mineral foot soak and scrub, exfoliation, lotion application and moor mud mask. The relaxing Ultimate Facial enhances brightness using a blend of skin-illuminating botanicals along with a unique cooling mask.
When you’re eager to get a little active and soak up the surrounding splendor of the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, you have a range of activities to choose from right outside your room or cabin. As you may have guessed, you’re in an ideal spot for downhill skiing. Here within the snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies, you have the highest base elevation of any major Canadian ski area.
In summer, the lodge boathouse rents canoes, kayaks, pedal boats and stand-up paddle boards to explore and adventure on glacier-fed Lac Beauvert.
Where else will you adventure in Jasper National Park?
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge golf course
If you needed another reason to venture to this rustic resort, the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Golf Club has been rated by SCOREGolf Magazine as the #1 Best Golf Resort in Canada. This premier golf course has been drawing enthusiasts since 1925 with elevated tee boxes, dramatic bunkering and holes aligned with distant mountain vistas. Stanley Thompson, Canada’s master golf course architect, designed the 18-hole course with wide fairways through thick forest while harmonizing with nature’s landscapes. If you’re a golfer, don’t miss your chance to try this award-winning course. And after a big day on the green or at the lake, take advantage of the resort’s Health Club that includes a heated outdoor pool and hot tub.
As you experience the beauty of Jasper and Jasper National Park, take time to enjoy Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.
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