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redwood city, California
April 1, 2010
by Ben the Grate
March 4, 2002
The Lodge rests on the shores of magnificent Emerald Lake, which many say (like her finer sister Lake O'Hara) puts Lake Louise to shame.
Definitely you'll find more gracious and secluded surroundings and more personal service here than at the Chateau Lake Louise, all with a smaller price tag!
The Lodge offers 4 room categories.
These large rooms have 1 queen bed (or 2 doubles) with feather duvets and pillows, full bath, and a living area with a wood burning fireplace. Off season rates start at $165 ($100US) for a double, but can skyrocket to $360 ($220US) in the peak of summer.
Slightly larger than the superior rooms, the only principle difference is a lake view.
These suites offer expanded living areas with a fold-out double couch, as well as a wrap-around balcony with views of the lake.
This single unit is the Lodge's most coveted suite. In the master bedroom there is a king-size canopy bed, large living area with fold-out double couch, one and a half bathrooms, kitchenette, and a wrap-around balcony. It is a separate unit right on the lakeshore with tremendous views.
Unlike most of the Rocky's lakeside lodges, the Emerald does not have set-price inventory. They adjust their rates by supply and demand, so I have just given you an example. To get the best rate, visit in late September or early October when no one is there and the weather is still lovely.
Dining in their lakeview dining room offers delightful culinary experiences based on local traditional cuisine. The menu is heavily weighted with wild game prepared with gourmet flare and served alongside their extensive wine list.
If I had to choose one lakeside lodge in the Rockies, it would be Lake O'Hara. If I had to choose the next, it would undoubtedly be Emerald Lake.
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