I'd say it's at the top of the list of romantic travel destinations in the world. I'm a hopeless romantic and visit here often.....
Few hotels rival it's grandeur.
For more than a hundred years, ‘The Castle in the Rockies’ has provided a unique blend of luxury and comfort. For the most discerning traveler this Canadian holiday destination does not disappoint.
The discovery of hot springs in the area lead to the creation of Banff, Canada's first national park. Within this setting, the hotel offers stunning vistas, exceptional regional cuisine and impeccable service.
The Banff Springs Hotel is styled after a Scottish baronial castle and built in the late 19th Century. This romantic travel destination is a tribute to elegant, timeless designs from a bygone era. Yet it offers all the modern conveniences and amenities.
Few hotels in the world can rival the majesty, hospitality and scenery of the Banff Springs Hotel. It's a unique blend of opulence and seclusion. It's been a symbol of the Canadian Rockies for more than a century. Panoramic beauty, picturesque-mountain setting nestled between Sulphur Mountain and Mount Rundle.
This romantic travel destination boasts a rich history worth investigating.....
as you enter the lobby of the hotel, take the grand staircase to the mezzanine level.
To your right is a large gallery filled with huge black and white photos of the Banff Springs Hotel thru the years.
Marilyn Monroe graces the walls. She was filming a movie in Banff. In fact, she was golfing!!!!
There's a history of ghost stories within the Banff Springs Hotel. There are numerous haunted places with great tales to tell. Fact or Fiction???
The Banff Springs Hotel in Alberta, Canada offers a wealth of exciting activities for all seasons.
Nature and golf are only a couple of the many acclaimed attractions offered in the Canadian Rockies.
Hiking, fishing, river rafting for the avid outdoors person. Horseback riding thru some of the best terrain in the world. There is a wealth of other exciting activities.
The Banff Springs Hotel offers stunning vistas, just outside your window. A Challenging championship golf course, just outside your door.
The golf course offers a golf academy to sharpen your game!! The Banff Springs Golf Course is named on the exclusive “100 Best Courses Outside the United States. With many other courses is close proximity...
It's common to see 800 pound elk with massive racks atop their head meandering throughout the area. They automatically to play through!!! Who's going to argue with an 800 pound elk!!!!
The golf course at the Banff Springs Hotel is an honored member of the Audubon Sanctuary program. It promotes and recognizes properties that employ the best environmental practices.
When you've returned from the great outdoors, immerse yourself in the unforgettable experience that the award winning Willow Stream - Spa can offer.
It's nestled in the heart of this romantic travel destination. Banff Springs’ Willow Stream Spa, is 38,000 square feet of opulence and a myriad of soul-soothing services.
A world class spa....Willow Stream, will ease all your aches and pains or just relax and breathe!!!!
you have a choice of all kinds of terrain to choose from in these Canadian Rockies...from novice to very extreme!!!
Your Room at the Banff Springs Hotel
After all your daily activities in the Canadian Rockies....it's time to retire to your relaxing retreat....your home away from home in the Banff Springs Hotel.
With 768 superbly appointed guest rooms...you have your choice!!!! From cozy rooms tucked away in quiet corners of the castle. To spacious suites with sweeping Rockies Mountain view...what a romantic travel destination!!!
Dining at the Banff Springs Hotel
The Banff Springs Hotel offers unsurpassed Canadiana cuisine with 11 restaurants within the resort.A great place for a romantic dinner or a romantic weekend getaway!!! The selection ranges from the very elegant Banffshire to a Sunday Brunch worth driving from Calgary for. It's worth it....an hour and a half of pure mountains and brunch in a castle!
Let me take you on a mini tour: Banana Bread, french toast, homemade brownies, cookies, custom-made omelettes, pound cake, stir fry, egg rolls, french fries, seafood, fresh fruits, yogurts, freshly baked breads, homemade cakes and trust me, my list isn't even doing their selection justice. This buffet was up there next to some of the buffets in Vegas!!
Plus all the food is prepared by talented chefs who view it as an art rather than a chore, and trust me, it's obvious when you take your first, second, third...let's just say, EVERY bite!
I know what you're thinking: "It's still too pricey! I'd never pay $40 for brunch!" But look at it this way: It's AT the Banff Springs Hotel. Plus the atmosphere is indescribable, the food is delicious and the experience will last you a lifetime! You deserve to treat yourself to this mind-blowing brunch, even if it is a one-time deal.
My Favorite - Grapes Wine Bar
This quaint, cozy room was originally established in 1926 as a writing room. It was a place for people to come and gather their thoughts. Share experiences and communicate with family and friends.
Now, treat yourself to a unique experience in this rustic Canadian bistro. Their selection of cheeses & breads are exquisite....with their award winning wines. To die for!!!! The wines are from internationally respected Canadian producers. Experience local....
HOURS OF OPERATION: Open daily from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Hours of operation are subject to change. You should speak to the hotel Dining Reservations Department to be sure there is room....it's very small and intimate! Don't be disappointed!
Reservations are not accepted.
A Wedding in a Castle
Happily ever after begins with a wedding at The Banff Springs Hotel. You will find numerous banquet rooms or intimate settings for that special day. In fact I was marriage there myself!!!! What a fantastic venue!!! Make this romantic travel destination..... your dream wedding come true!!!
Information and General Services
Babysitting service is available starting from *$16.00/hour for up to two children and a minimum of four hours. The caregivers can look after the children in the room or take them to different hotel activities (swimming, bowling, movie theatre, etc.). Advance reservations are required and may be made through the Concierge. A 24-hour cancellation policy applies to all reservations.*Please note that prices are subject to change without notice.
Concierge The Concierge Desk is located on the Mezzanine level across from the main elevators. They will assist you with dinner and activity reservations, transportation and directions to major attractions.
Gift Shops Fifteen exciting shops await you at The Banff Springs Hotel. Experience wine from their authentically local wine store. Fine Art featuring local artists. Uniquely designed jewelry. Upscale clothing boutique (my favorite!!!) called Open Country. High end trendy golf clothes. You could spent the day shopping here...
Parking The hotel's parking is located beside the Convention Center. It is a three-level roofed parkade with 415 parking spaces:
Self-parking: $25 CAD/night, with unlimited access Valet service is also available: $33 CAD/night, with unlimited access
Pet Policy Pets are permitted in the hotel at a price of $25 CAD per day to a maximum of two pets. The animal must be supervised at all times and must be on a leash in public places. Seeing-eye dogs are always welcome at no charge.
Ski Storage Skis are not allowed in the guest room. Therefore, the hotel is pleased to provide private ski storage, located by the Main Entrance.
Wheelchair Accessibility The hotel has a total of 10 wheelchair accessible rooms. The rooms have large door frames and their bathroom has grab bars in the bathtub and by the toilet.
The Banff Springs Hotel is definitely one of those romantic travel destinations. It meets the demands of both sightseer and causal tourist. It also caters to business visitors and prominent members of society.