Skoki Lodge, good enough for royalty and lumberjacks alike. Three years ago we had the privilege (and I mean privilege) of celebrating New Years up at Skoki Lodge. I couldn’t imagine a better way to ring in the New Year than with great food, wine, a roaring fire, and the backdrop of the Canadian Rockies. We normally spend a lot of our day wired, and by wired I mean literally and figuratively. Skoki is one of those magical places where you can kiss your electronics good bye, eat dinner by candlelight, play scrabble and connect with people from all over the globe who share your love of the outdoors. To reach Skoki though, you have to be prepared to either strap on your touring skies in winter, or hiking boots in the summer and climb 11 kms up through the sometimes punishing alpine meadow of Banff National Park to the lodge sitting at a breathtaking 7100 feet. In the summer, there are endless hikes straight from the lodge, and in the winter you can explore five different adjoining meadows. Although Will and Kate put Skoki on the map during their 2011 visit, Skoki has welcomed visitors since the 1930’s, and thanks to careful preservation, will continue to do so for many years to come. Pull out that bucket list, we’ve got a new suggestion.
Book your stay at Skoki Lodge’s website.