This fantastic rustic oasis is hidden deep in the forest off the main road. Arriving at night, we travelled down their long driveway which is surrounded by tall fir trees. As we waited to see lights appear up ahead, I was not sure what to expect. Then, as we came around the corner, there was a large wooden lodge with bright lights strung throughout the trees and pathways. We had arrived at our home for the night. This luxurious getaway included breakfast with our stay and we decided to have supper at their restaurant. Keep reading to learn about cozy accommodation in Rocky Mountain House.
Location: 14 minutes South of Rocky Mountain House.
We stayed here during our visit to Abraham Lake (frozen bubble lake). Read about our winter adventure here
We checked in late, so there was no one at the desk when we arrived. However, they had left an envelope welcoming us to the Inn with directions to our room, breakfast notes, and a phone number to call with any questions. The lobby had board games and DVD’s to borrow, complimentary hot drinks, and snacks for purchase. We easily found our room just down the hall in the main building.
Note: It is a 2-night minimum stay if you book online. We called to book our one-night stay.
Home on the Range Suite
Our room was much bigger then I expected and had a huge bathroom! The décor was tastefully unique and matched the room’s name. There were little details everywhere including a lasso, rope lamps, and a photo of horses. The first thing we did was turn on the gas fireplace; it made the room so cozy! All the bathroom products were locally made natural products. The soap was so gentle that I used it to wash my face (and I have sensitive skin).
Note: Some of their accommodations are pet-friendly and some have personal outdoor fire pits.
Since we were visiting on a relatively slow weekend, breakfast was served between 9 and 10 am to our room. I understand that normally their breakfast is at the restaurant. The complimentary breakfast is a hearty meal pre-determined each day by the cook. I let them know when I booked about being celiac and they kindly accommodated my diet. When we first woke up, we grabbed a fresh coffee from the lobby. Then, at 9:05 am, breakfast was delivered to our door. We both got fresh fruit, orange juice, frittata, roasted mini potatoes, and a muffin (mine marked G for gluten-free). It was a relaxing breakfast looking out our patio doors towards the snow filled trees. We would have eaten on our private patio if it was warmer outside.
Note: Normally breakfast served in the room is an extra $15 a day.
Just a few steps away from the main building is this beautiful restaurant. The elegant candlelit atmosphere was accented with rustic log decor and a beautiful river stone fireplace. Executive Chef Tony Van Lent was able to modify the Maple Teriyaki Salmon to make it gluten-free. It was so delicious! The salmon was garnished with pickled daikon, prosciutto wrapped endive stuffed with cheese, and a side of perfectly roasted rapini and mini potatoes. For dessert JC and I shared the Cappuccino Crème Brulee with a piece of sponge toffee.
Note: Nothing on the menu was marked Gluten Free. I just asked and they verified with Chef Tony on what could be modified.
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