Welcome to Baker Creek, the Winter Wonderland of Your Dreams

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December 6, 2023
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Baker Creek has emerged as the winter wonderland of your dreams. Nestled in the heart of Banff National Park, just outside of Lake Louise, our secluded cabins offer a retreat from the mundane, surrounded by breathtaking landscapes. Gain an insider’s perspective into the amenities Baker Creek has to offer, indulge in cabin cuisine, and discover winter activities and events, right at our doorstep.

Cozy Suites & Cabins in Nature’s Embrace

At Baker Creek, our Cabins and Lodge Suites are nestled alongside the serene glacial waters of Baker Creek, framed by mountain views and shaded by majestic pine trees. Seamlessly blending mountain lodge rustic charm with modern comforts, our accommodations offer an immersive escape into mother nature.

Explore our diverse range of accommodations, tailored to suit your specific needs.

If you’re in search of a romantic getaway for two check out our Queen Cabin or Jacuzzi Suite complimented by the bathtub of your dreams. Don’t forget to add one of our “Romance in the Rockies” food packages if you really want to treat that special someone and elevate your experience.

Queen Cabin

If you’re planning to go with a group and crave a spa-like experience, explore the Superior Jacuzzi Suite accommodating 6 comfortably or the Jacuzzi Suite with a Sofa Bed for a party of 4. Once again, our food packages are the perfect add-on, for groups of any size.

Superior Jacuzzi Suite, Bathtub with View

Experience spacious comfort in our Cabins. The One-Bedroom + Loft Cabin sleeps 4, and the Family Superior Two-Bedroom Cabin accommodates 5. Perfect for families and friends.

One Bedroom + Loft Cabin .Photo by: Josh McCabe

Amenities That Elevate Your Stay

Each Suite and Cabin is uniquely outfitted with distinct amenities. Here’s an insider to look into what you can expect in each space.

In our Suites and the Queen Cabin, enjoy convenience with a mini-fridge, microwave, Chemex, kettle and complimentary tea and coffee. Cozy up to the warmth of a fireplace or indulge in a soothing soak in the jetted bathtub.

Jacuzzi Suite with Sofa Bed, Fireplace Amenity.

In our One-Bedroom + Loft and Family Superior Cabins, discover a well-equipped kitchenette featuring a mini-fridge, microwave, kettle, Chemex, and a hot plate. Essential utensils, pots, and pans, as well as coffee and tea are provided for your convenience. For a unique touch there is a record player, board games, and a selection of local books, all complemented by a wood-burning fireplace for added warmth and ambiance.

Library Wall & Kitchenette, One Bedroom + Loft Cabin

Our Top 5 Cozy Winter Recipes

Now that you're in the know about the cabin comforts, let's spice things up in the kitchen! Get ready to elevate your cabin experience with our top 5 easy-to-make cabin recipes that are as delicious as they are effortless (Psst… These are all cooked in a microwave).

  1. Fireside Mac 'n' Cheese
  2. Frosty Fiesta Loaded Quesadilla’s
  3. Frost-Kissed Apple Crisp
  4. Chilly Morning Frittata
  5. Steamy Cinnamon Oatmeal

If you prefer not to worry about groceries, we’ve got you covered with our convenient Food Packages. Choose from S’mores and Hot Chocolate to Charcuterie Kits featuring local cheese, meats, crackers, and fruits. For added convenience, the Creek Side Cafe offers a variety of grab-and-go breakfasts, lunches, and snacks!

Charcuterie Package photo by: Marie-Eve Bilodeau Corriveau

Exploring Winter Activities at Your Doorstep

As you settle into your cozy retreat, get ready to discover a world of winter activities at your doorstep.

Private Outdoor Ice Rink

Our private rink is nestled in a snowy paradise, enjoy a day or evening skate as the rink is equipped with lights. Skates and hockey gear rentals are readily available and are free for guests.  

Photo by: Nick Fitzhardinge

Creekside Fire Pits and Fire Building Fun

Challenge your fire building skills by our Creekside Fire Pits, day or night. Whether you're stargazing or soaking up the views, make memories and enjoy the soundtrack of nature’s soothing melodies. Upon arrival, our Front Desk Team will provide kindling and matches, and you will find chopped wood readily available by our fire pits.

Photo by: Matt Chung


Discover Serenity and warmth in the Sauna & Steam Room

After your chilly winter activities, unwind and warm up in our inviting Sauna or Steam room, completing your perfect winter day at Baker Creek. The Sauna and Steam Room is located in the Elk Lodge in the Gym. They are open for use without reservation from 7am-10pm.

Venture Beyond. Local Experiences Await!

In addition to the winter activities right at our doorstep, the wonders of the local area will take your breathe away. Venture beyond Baker Creek to discover the essence of Lake Louise and Banff National Park.

Snowy Trails

Plan ahead to rent or purchase snowshoes or crampons and explore local walking trails around the property or checkout Fairview Lookout Trail, Johnston Canyon, and Peyto Lake. Check out White Mountain Adventures for Snowshoe and Crampon rentals downtown Banff.

Peyto Lake Lookout. Photo by: Leigh Caporal

You could also opt for cross-country skis and venture to the Great Divide Trailhead for a snowy adventure, 5 minutes from the iconic Lake Louise. Check out Banff Winter Adventure Rentals for cross country skis.  

Photo Credit: Noel Hendrickson via Bikescape

Hit the Slopes: Skiing and Snowboarding at Lake Louise Ski Resort    

Just 15 minutes away, lives a powder paradise. Lake Louise Ski Resorts offers 4,200 acres of skiable terrain and endless winter fun. The resort boasts a variety of terrain, catering to all skill levels, from gentle slopes for beginners to challenging descents and bowls for adrenaline junkies.

Photo by Josh Segeleski

Glide & Giggle: Snow Tubing at Lake Louise Ski Resort

Feel the adrenaline rush with snow tubing! Glide effortlessly down the hill and let the tow rope handle the rest. The daily groomed tube park guarantees both maximum enjoyment and safety for all.    

Photo Credit: Lake Louise Ski Resort via Website

Lake Skating: Skate on the iconic Lake Louise for those instagram-worthy moments and warm up with a toasty beverage amongst one of the most picturesque winter settings in Canada. Bring your own skates or rent from the Fairmont Chateau.

Photo Credit: Leigh Caporal

Festive Events & Experiences

Photo Credit: Banff & Lake Louise Tourism

Don’t forget to experience the vibrant local scene in Lake Louise and Downtown Banff. Delve into festive activities like the:

Hot Chocolate Trail: Explore Banff and Lake Louise’s Hot Chocolate Trail, featuring over 20 cages with a variety of traditional and creatively spirited concoctions!

In Search of Christmas Spirit: Bundle up and stroll through the Cascade of Time Garden for a live Christmas story by the park’s animals.

Nightrise at the Banff Gondola: As night falls experience an after-dark spectacle which transforms the peaks with lights, sounds, and immersive elements.

Explore more Events & Festival here.

Book Your Stay & Start Earning Cash Rewards Today!

This winter, let Baker Creek be your gateway to a world of winter adventure, and festive charm. Explore, indulge, and create lasting memories, in the heart of Canadian Rockies. Become a member of our Explorer’s Club today and start earning cash rewards! Book your stay at Baker Creek and embark on the winter retreat of a lifetime!

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