Guest Blogging Review:
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (www.fairmont.com; [tel]800-41-1414, [tel]780-852-3301). From the 900 acres of Jasper Park Lodge’s wooded, elk-inhabited lakefront grounds, to the central lodge’s lofty ceilings and huge fireplaces, Jasper’s most exclusive lodging lives up to its reputation. About 8km (5 miles) east of Jasper proper, the lodge was built by the Canadian Pacific Railroad and retains a feel of woodsy gentility. Almost nothing is left to be desired, thanks to the bend-over-backward service. The decor is a mix of cabins, lodge rooms, chalets and cottages — all decorated in different historical styles. Call and let the staff help you choose a room to suit your romantic needs. This full-service resort has a heated pool, tennis, a fine golf course, health club, horseback riding, canoes and bike rentals.