Winter Glamping at Mount Engadine Lodge
If you’re looking for the ultimate Canadian Rocky winter experience, put winter glamping at Mount Engadine Lodge on your list!
Thank you to Mount Engadine Lodge for hosting our weekend stay. While this was a hosted experience, I was not compensated beyond the costs of our stay. As always all opinions, images and words are my own. We truly had a wonderful stay at Mount Engadine Lodge and will definitely be back…it was one of our most favourite experiences.
A few weeks ago we had the opportunity to spend a weekend at Mount Engadine Lodge, located about 45 minutes outside of Canmore, Alberta. Tucked away in the Spray River Valley of Kananaskis Country, this lodge and the experience that comes with staying here, is an absolute gem.
We had the most relaxing time. Away from it all in the most beautiful location, with cozy beds, roaring fires, delicious food and access to the most beautiful hiking trails. We can’t wait to go back…summer would be gorgeous here, and fall…oh my, the larch trees alone would be worth another visit. But honestly, I really want to go back again in winter. There is something so dreamy and wonderful about being in the mountains while it’s snowing.
Stay at Mount Engadine Lodge
Before I get to more about our stay, I wanted to tell you a bit about Mount Engadine Lodge. Mount Engadine Lodge was built in 1987 and is named after the nearby mountain peak, Mount Engadine. The lodge comfortably sleeps 39 people and offers nine private rooms, five glamping tents and a rustic yurt. So what ever kind of experience you’re looking for, theres’s something for everyone here. One of the nicest things about staying at Mount Engadine Lodge is that your stay is all-inclusive, which means that all meals are provided throughout your visit. So you pay one fee that includes your stay, a daily afternoon tea, dinner, breakfast and packed lunches. We loved the all inclusive approach…it’s nice to have everything laid out and thought out for us.
Glamping Tents at Mount Engadine Lodge
During our recent visit we had the opportunity to stay in one of the glamping tents. And honestly, when we go back again, whether it be in the middle of the winter, or in the summer, we’ll stay in them again. They are SO comfortable. They’re like your own little private oasis in the mountains, complete with all of the amenities needed to make you feel comfortable. Each tent has their own gas fireplace, sitting area, king sized bed, and a full bathroom with it’s own heater, running water, shower, toilet and 100% natural toiletries…this is camping, but not camping…there is no roughing it in these tents.
Each tent also has it’s own private deck…so just imagine sitting there in the morning sunshine with a cup of coffee, or at sunset with a drink and snacks, all while staring at this meadow view. Dreamy.
The Glamping Tents from the inside
Here is what our tent looked like on the inside. With a big soft bed and loads of blankets, a pull-out couch, a cozy little gas fireplace to keep you warm…it’s dreamy (and warm) in here.
Mount Engadine itself feels so romantic, so if you’re looking for a romantic getaway it’s perfect here. They offer 2 nice little Romantic Getaway Packages that include Chocolate Covered Strawberries with either Glam Prosecco on Ice, or Blanc de Blanc Champagne on Ice. Such a nice touch.
Also, this is where I should also tell you that there are no in-room phones, computer jacks or TV’s to distract you…and this is a good thing! It felt like such a relief to be able to unplug, even for just a little while. But don’t worry, if you need WiFi, you can access it in the main lodge.
The Lodge at Mount Engadine
The lodge is the centre of Mount Engadine. It’s in here that you can cozy up to 1 of 2 fireplaces, it’s where you will dine, visit, lounge, share a drink, read a book, play a game…it’s like home. Then when you want to go back to your quiet retreat, it’s just steps away. We actually spent quite a bit of time in the lodge…it was very nice.
Dining at Mount Engadine
Not only are the rooms/tents comfortable, you will also get to enjoy some delicious food…and you definitely won’t leave hungry! As I mentioned before, overnight stays are all-inclusive, which means that your stay includes set dining times for a Two-Course Breakfast, a custom Packed Lunch which is perfect to take on hiking adventures, Afternoon Tea (and charcuterie), and a Family-Style Dinner with shared seating.
Afternoon tea & charcuterie // Family-Style Dining // The Dining Room // Breakfast!
We especially enjoyed our afternoon tea and charcuterie. We grabbed a spot next to the fireplace, set up a game of Scrabble and enjoyed our charcuterie with a glass of wine…it was dreamy. Visit Tip! Afternoon tea runs from 2 until 5 PM, but I would highly recommend you go early because you don’t want to be full for dinner! Also, it’s good to know that if you’re hiking in the area but aren’t staying at the lodge, you can still pop in for afternoon tea (or Sunday brunch or dinner)…it might be a good idea to make a reservation ahead of time though.
It’s the little things
It’s the little details everywhere you turn here at Mount Engadine, that really made me fall in love with it. You have access to fat bikes, snowshoes and shoe grips for hiking, to keep your feet cozy there are handmade slippers to wear, there are book shelves loaded with books to read and games to play, there’s always a roaring fire waiting to greet you and invite you to sit with a cup of tea…they’ve thought of everything to make you feel cozy and welcome. Seriously, where else can you go that has hand knitted slippers to borrow?!
What to do during your stay at Mount Engadine Lodge
The beautiful thing about staying at Mount Engadine is that you don’t actually have to do anything. You can stay in your room the whole weekend if you like…when you stay here, it’s all about what you want to do. Want to sit on your private patio all day? Go for it. Want to hike up to Rummel Lake, do that. It’s all up to you. If you want to know what to do in the area, feel free to talk to the staff…they’re so helpful and have many suggestions for you. The Mount Engadine website also has some great ideas for things to do in each season.
Hiking up to Rummel Lake // My lunch that the lodge prepared for me…it was delicious!
Get all the details on Mt. Engadine Lodge here:
- Location: 1 Shark Road 35km south of Canmore, on Smith Dorrien Highway
- Reservations: Book your stay here.
- Hours: The lodge is open year round.
- Mt. Engadine is EcoStay certified.
- Pets are welcome! Woohoo! There is a $20 fee per pet, per room.
We will definitely come back to Mount Engadine. It was one of the nicest getaways my husband and I have ever been on. It was quiet, cozy, beautiful and so enjoyable. We’re already planning on when to go again. Visitor Tip! While the lodge is family friendly, honestly, I wouldn’t go with kids. I think it’s nice to be able to enjoy time away without kids, and Mount Engadine is the perfect place to do this. So leave the kids at home…trust me.
If you want to see more of our adventures at Mount Engadine Lodge in real-time, check out our Instagram Stories on my travel Instagram profile, This Big Adventure, or on A Pretty Life.
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Have an inspired day!