Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge in Alberta, Canada

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Updated: February 29, 2020

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Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge – Alpine hotel with rustic beauty and modern luxury.

Nestled in the pristine wilderness of the Canadian Rockies and surrounded by alpine forests and rugged mountain peaks, this modern and casually elegant lodge is in a peaceful and spectacular setting. Rooms are rustic, spacious, comfortable, and modern. The extraordinary Nordic spa features five outdoor pools and a divine Bistro with huge windows that can retract in the summertime. This family-friendly resort also offers numerous children’s activities and an indoor waterpark with water slides.

Kananaskis Country is a nature lover’s paradise. Hiking trails and cycling paths abound. There’s also whitewater rafting, horseback riding, ski and snowboarding, ice skating, alpine helicopter rides, river kayaking, river surfing, canoeing, stand up paddleboarding, and a 36-hole golf course.

Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge – Location

  • Address: 1 Centennial Drive, Kananaskis Village, Alberta T0L 2H0.
  • Area: An hour’s drive west of Calgary (65 miles).
  • How To Get There: By car from Calgary, drive 40 miles west (towards Banff) on the TransCanada #1 Highway, then turn south on Hwy 40 for 16 miles. Daily bus service also available (via Brewster Express) runs from downtown Calgary to the Lodge. Cost for round trip is $123.

Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge – The Basics

  • Ages: Guests of all ages are welcome and cribs are available on request. Certified babysitting services, children’s menus in all restaurants, indoor pool with waterslides, and outdoor playground.
  • Kids Club: Children’s Creative Centre with a variety of games and activities. Several activities and classes offered, mostly outdoors and focused on exploration and creativity. Family yoga, interpretative walks, interactive storytelling and learning to build fires, to name a few. Program is free for children 4+ years old and adults. Children’s indoor cooking class (build and cook your own pizza) and additional activities, some complimentary, vary monthly. Large indoor waterpark.
  • Pet Policy: Pets are welcome and there are no restrictions. CA$40 per room per night. Dogs receive a complimentary bandana and dog bowl. Dog sitting services also available.
  • View: Views of alpine forest or mountain peaks throughout the property. Some rooms have both views depending on location.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: Large jacuzzi tubs are available in several of the Hospitality Suites and select King Rooms.
  • Laundry: Coin-operated laundry and valet dry-cleaning.
  • Wi-Fi: Complimentary Wi-Fi.
  • Parking: Valet parking at CA$25 per day.
  • Extras: Free shuttle to/from Nakiska Ski Area (downhill skiing, tube park, snow shoeing, 2 miles, 5-minute drive). Kids 6 years and under eat free. Complimentary evening outdoor campfires with live entertainment and an opportunity to roast your own s’mores – a Canadian tradition (marshmallows, chocolate, and graham crackers). Child care and pet-sitting services available.
  • When To Book: Booking 2 months in advance is recommended.
  • How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates.
  • Phone: 403-591-7711
  • Email: None.
  • Website: lodgeatkananaskis.com

Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge – Amenities

  • Pool: Indoor waterpark with children’s waterslides, water cannons, and zero entry pool. Unique hot tub with an indoor-outdoor design.
  • Spa: Nordic Spa offers 5 outdoor pools (a series of hot, warm, and cold plunge pools), 2 saunas (Banya and Finnish), eucalyptus steam cabin, hammam-style exfoliation room, hot-stone massages, heated hammocks and walkways, Adirondack chairs to relax by the fire-pits, and flannel bathrobes. The spa is open year-round. First come, first served facility. Note: Adults-only facilities and no manicures or pedicures are available at the spa.
  • Fitness Center: Good size fitness room with lots of natural light. Some windows look out onto the pool deck/children’s waterslide area. 5am to 11pm daily.

Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge – Food and Drink

  • Restaurants: Forte Restaurant – Serves modern Italian fare including wood-fire pizzas and house made pastas. Open from breakfast through dinner. ● Cedar Room – Dinner only. Serves seasonal menus focused on Canadian beef, seafood, and poultry. Reservations recommended.
  • Café: Market Café – Coffee shop serving healthy snacks, on-the-go breakfast, and lunch options. Custom picnic baskets available if ordered in advance. Try their banana cream cheese cake.
  • Bars/Lounges: Blacktail Bar – Serves appetizers, salads, sandwiches, burgers, and desserts. Their Roasted Cauliflower appetizer is delish. Open for lunch and dinner. Kids menu available. ● Woody’s Pub & Patio – (In Kananaskis Village, steps from the hotel). Adults-only pub serving locally-crafted beer. Darts, pool tables, video games, and rooftop patio (summer only) available.
  • Breakfast: Complimentary for some package bookings.
  • Room Service: 24-hour room service. Breakfast, All-Day Dining, and Late Night menus.

Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge – Rooms

  • Room Types: Guest Room (1 Queen/2 Queens/1 King) ● Deluxe Room (1 King) ● Family Guest Room (1 King + 2 Queens) ● 1 Bedroom Bi-Level Loft (1 King/2 Queens) ● 1 Bedroom Suite ● Executive Suite ● 1 Bedroom Hospitality Suite
  • Smoking Rooms: The lodge is 100% smoke-free.
  • Best Room: The 1,200-sqft Hospitality Suite features a separate living room with a large sofa and 8-person dining table, 1.5 bathrooms, jacuzzi, and full kitchen.
  • For Families: Many rooms and suites have multiple beds. Adjoining rooms and suites are also available.
  • For Disabled Guests: Wheelchair accessible rooms with roll-in showers available.

Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge – What’s Nearby

Best Nearby Cafés

  • Moose Family Kitchen – Japanese Chef-owned budget café serving an odd but delicious menu of Japanese dishes, sandwiches, bagels, and milkshakes. Located just steps from the lodge in the Kananaskis Village Centre. 2-minute walk.

Nearby Shopping

Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge – The Hotel

The road leading to the lodge is very picturesque.

This beautiful view from Highway 40, heading south towards Kananaskis Lodge, highlights the alpine beauty that awaits guests at the lodge.

The buildings in the village have a pretty backdrop.

Two of the buildings in Kananaskis Village with a mountain backdrop.

The lodge entrance is big and welcoming.

Front entrance to Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge.

The huge lobby has an equally large fireplace.

There is a massive and beautiful two-story fireplace in the lobby. Décor is casually elegant with lots of earthy tones. Many board games such as chess and backgammon are available.

The hotel staff is very friendly.

The front desk is on one side of the lobby. The staff is friendly and helpful and make you feel right at home.

Queen Rooms are modern and elegant.

Queen Rooms feature a modern decor with rich brown hues.

Queen Rooms offer forest views.

They offer soothing alpine forest views.

King Rooms are modern and spacious.

King Rooms feature a similar modern decor as Queen Rooms but are more spacious.

Deluxe King Rooms and ensuite bathrooms are big.

Deluxe King Rooms are even bigger and feature a brown and gray decor.

The big bathrooms have bathtubs and dual vanities.

Bathrooms are also big and come with dual vanities and bathtubs.

The Hospitality Suite has a large living and dining area.

The Hospitality Suite features a separate bedroom (can also add a second adjoining bedroom), large living room, 8-person dining table, kitchen, mini fridge, and an honesty bar.

The bathroom is big and modern.

The bathroom has a jacuzzi and shower combo. There is another half bathroom adjoining the living room.

The Loft Room has the bedroom on the upper level.

1 Bedroom Bi-Level Loft has an upper loft bedroom that overlooks living room. It also has large windows and automated room darkening blinds.

Market Café is on-site.

Market Café is a quaint little café on-site for coffee and snacks.

The cafe overlooks an outdoor patio.

It overlooks an outdoor patio which is very popular in the summer.

Forte's pizzas are made in a wood-burning oven.

Forte Restaurant serves Italian fare including great pizzas. It has a wood-burning oven and overlooks the outdoor patio as well.

Cedar Room has an open kitchen.

You can watch as the chefs prepare your meal in the open kitchen in the Cedar Room.

Blacktail Bar has a very comfortable and warm atmosphere.

Blacktail Bar has a rustic flair decorated in orange, browns, and grays. It has a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere amidst sofas, comfy arm chairs, and coffee tables. Their roasted cauliflower appetizer is very tasty.

There is live entertainment every day.

Roast your own s’mores on a campfire while you enjoy the live entertainment too.

The fitness room has several cardio machines.

A variety of cardio machines are available in the fitness room.

The indoor waterpark has 2 pools.

The indoor waterpark has 2 pools, 1 with waterslides and another zero entry pool.

The large hot tub has a unique design.

The unique hot tub is both indoors and outdoors.

Two Trees Bistro in the Nordic Spa is adults only.

Nordic Spa features the adults-only Two Trees Bistro which serves healthy snacks, soups, sandwiches, fruit platters, and desserts.

A lot of wildlife can be seen around the lodge and village.

Deer can sometimes be found on the grounds of the Lodge. Bears and other wildlife are often seen in the Kananaskis area.

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