My husband and I are looking to spend a little time away (from Calgary) during the Christmas/New Year time frame, possibly the first week of January. Trying to decide between Banff and Golden, or even other areas that we haven't considered. We would like to find a nice romantic cabin or similar lodging, to have a comfy place to just hang out, enjoy a fire, etc, but would also like to be somewhere where we could get out and walk around and do some things so we don't feel cooped up after a while. Have never been to Golden, so not sure if there is much to see/do in the winter, as we won' be skiing. Are there shops, other sights, etc besides skiing in that area? Picturesque views worth braving the cold to photograph? And are roads pretty accessible during the winter?