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cheshire, United Kingdom
October 8, 2009
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A wide variety exists in the 18 rooms that are available at Crandell Mountain Lodge. A standard room has one queen or two XL double beds, tv, coffee-maker and shower for $129C to $139C. Rooms with kitchenettes, with one queen or two double beds, microwaves and tv’s are available for $159C. "The Bears Den" is a delight within itself . . . a king bed, two person Jacuzzi tub, wood burning fireplace, microwave, tv & vcr, refrigerator & coffee maker are only $199C. Each room at Crandell Mountain Lodge is uniquely decorated and once inside, you immediately feel as if you were at home. Each guest is provided a room preview to ensure the accommodations are suited to your needs.
Our room was upstairs in the new section (#18) and had one queen bed, a corner fireplace, color tv, coffee-maker, microwave and small refrigerator. A small oscillating fan was provided and there was a four-drawer chest for clothes storage. A tub/shower combination was in the small bathroom. The inn is not air-conditioned, but the opened windows provided a cool environment for sleeping. Our room was neat and extremely clean and I can understand why Crandell Mountain Lodge has been awarded consecutive Alberta Housekeeping Awards for cleanliness and outstanding standards of excellence. Their grounds are immaculate as well.
Another specialty that is provided to guests is "Grandma Creason’s Cookies". You will not find an oatmeal and chocolate chip cookie any better!! And when they are still warm from the oven . . . Yum! Yum! Yum! You will find a plate of these on the counter in the office and on each patio table in the light blue plastic containers! My husband would make a return trip to Waterton Lakes . . . just for the cookies!! Since he has a weakness for cookies, when we checked out, Jon sacked up a few of "Grandma Creason’s" cookies for us to enjoy while we were on the road. Pick up a copy of the recipe . . . it is printed and readily available in the office for you to take back home with you.
The friendly and personalized service that we received while inquiring about a room is just the norm for the family that operates Crandell Mountain Lodge. Having once been a guest, one doesn’t have to wonder why several couples were making return visits while we were there.
From journal Exploring Canada's Waterton Lakes
October 19, 2002
From journal Communing with nature
July 15, 2002
Crandell Mountain lodge lies under the shadow of the Bears hump hike in Waterton with a pleasant walk to the harbor of Waterton Lake and several hundred feet from a quite cove where wild deer come to graze. The Tudor two-story building provides plenty of accommodation choices….from a single room to a charming honeymoon suite with fireplace and Jacuzzi tub to family suites complete with a small kitchen.
Our hosts, Jamie and Ashlee have worked hard revamping and decorating the lodge into a homey country and wilderness lodge of 17 guest rooms. Darcy and Jocelyn, the sister and brother-in-law,also work here, and offered up nice conversation as well as touring recommendations! If their mom has time, she makes an awesome batch of cookies that she shared with guests that is reason plenty to stay here! We were treated as if we were family visiting rather than tourist’s….more like visiting a favorite relative.
Our room was one of the Queen sized bedrooms with a romantic gas fireplace and a small kitchenette. This room was decorated in a country garden theme with flowered curtains and border trim on specially faux sponged walls.
There is a TV but phone service is through the office or the pay phone on the corner. There is a fax machine in the office if you need to be doing work while on vacation.(groan!)
Our room had a shower in the ensuite bathroom, but I moaned after seeing the honeymoon suite (not just for a honeymooners!) that had a separate room for a Jacuzzi tub backed by rough stone. The rock fireplace in that room spans the entire wall. The room was decorated in a Northwood’s theme with all kinds of stuffed bears as well as bear decorations. There were artificial trees on the mantle all lit up with tiny lights and even a VCR with a fine selection of movies ($199Can)
Also pictured below is one of the family suites that have a common room, 2 separate bedrooms, a bath, and kitchen. ($199Can).
Darcy knew that I loved Jan Creason's cookies so when we left he handed me a batch to take with as our travels continued! Thanks Darcy! www.crandellmountainlodge.com
From journal Peaks and Pinnacles of Waterton National Park