Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada
This third-generation family-owned and operated hotel is the only Waterton lodging situated directly on the lakeshore, with a grassy waterfront expanse and walking path just off the outdoor terrace. In the heart of Waterton Lakes village, it’s just a short walk to the marina, shops, restaurants and outdoor activities. The exterior of this classic motor lodge features Swiss chalet-inspired touches, with dark wood and green-painted balconies adorned with hanging flower baskets. The main lobby is rustic and romantic, with a fireplace, wooden accent furniture and an antler chandelier. The cozy atmosphere carries into the guest rooms, revamped in neutral tones with contemporary finishes. Lakefront rooms have a private balcony where you can sip your morning coffee or wind down after a day of adventure. Rooms have air conditioning, two queen beds with down comforters, TV, telephone, Wi-Fi, coffee maker, safe and mini fridge. Try a craft beer while also drinking in the fresh mountain air on the patio, or enjoy it inside Bayshore’s tavern, the Thirsty Bear Kitchen & Bar. Time permitting, guests can visit the Serenity Spa for a variety of treatments including massage, body wraps and facials.