We had stayed at the Kicking Horse once before, but not since it was purchased and renovated by the people who own the Truffle Pigs Cafe (see separate review), which is now on the lower level of the Lodge. The kitchenette rooms still had a slightly subterranean feel, but ours was spacious and we got good use from the cook top and fridge. The regular queen lodge room we stayed in for one night was more elegant, but just as clean and comfortable. The desk staff (when you can find them) were excessively laid back by our standards, but eventually got the job done.
Field, BC is a small, charming railroad town (train noise is not a problem anywhere unless you're a super-light sleeper), much preferable we think to the expense and crowds of Lake Louise, close to Yoho NP and the Icefields Parkway. The prices at the Horse are in line with other places in Field, and economical when compared with Lake Louise. Now if only we hadn't had to pay an arm and a leg for internet access.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A 12 room post and beam hotel/lodge in the heart of Yoho National Park, Field BC. Home of Truffle Pigs Bistro and Lounge: award winning and nationally and internationally acclaimed eclectic bistro. This is a unique family run property in the thick of the rocky mountains that is unpretentious, comfortable, welcoming and human. The staff is likewise : energetic, passionate and professional. This property is a fantastic family hotel, romantic outdoor couples mecca, a hikers hang out and a skier friendly lodge that is minutes from some of Canada's most prestigious ski hills and mountain destinations. Winter is cozy and tranquil & summer is relaxing and chaotic: an atmosphere unlike any other in the Canadian Rockies and not to be missed. Rooms are clean and spacious, freshly renovated and affordable. The property has free parking, WiFi, coin laundry, games room, manicured gardens and immediate access to mountain terrain. Cell service is now available in Field. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kicking Horse Lodge And Truffle Pigs Bistro Hotel Field
- Kicking Horse Hotel
- Kicking Horse Motel