Lake Louise, Alberta is a beautiful place. The accommodations at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise made my stay even more enjoyable.
The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is surrounded by a setting that is so spectacular that when I first saw photos of the hotel nestled in the heart of majestic mountains I thought, “This cannot be real”.
It wasn’t until I checked into my room and looked out of the window that I thought, “This place is more beautiful than I could have ever imagined”.
I walked into the lobby and was immediately drawn to the decor. The rich, warm tones of the paneling behind each check-in desk, and the soft lighting throughout the room immediately gave me a feeling of comfort and relaxation.
After receiving my room key, I was greeted by a hallway that was as beautiful as the lobby, and took note of the bookstore that I would have to come back and explore during my stay.
I opened the door to our room and couldn’t believe the view. My husband saw it too, and commented that he knew I would be staring out of the window many times during our stay. He was right.
One of my favorite amenities was also available for use during our stay. A soft, comfortable robe is one of the small luxuries that I always enjoy.
Standing outside the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise was like being inside a snow globe. The best word to describe the landscape is “magical”.
When I visit a new hotel, I enjoy strolling through the property to find standout features. The feature that caught my eye inside the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise was the windows. The snowy exterior appeared to be framed inside each window, like a natural work of art.
A horse-drawn sleigh ride is an activity offered on the hotel property. My husband and I climbed into our sleigh and we were covered up with a warm blanket as our guide led the horses around the lake.
Featured Image Photo Fact: The featured image at the top of this post is a photo of the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise that I took when our sleigh turned around at the end of Lake Louise.
The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is located in Banff National Park and there are a lot of outdoor activities to enjoy. We had to prepare for being outdoors with the right clothing, and in an upcoming post, I will share the experience I had going dog sledding and snow tubing for the first time.
Have you ever visited a place that you saw in a photo or brochure and the reality of the experience or the landscape was beyond what you expected?
Share your experience with your “WOW!” moment in the comments below.