Storybook enchantment can be found in this grand castle perched in the Rocky Mountains.
This lovely mountain wilderness hotel is modeled in the style of a Scottish baronial castle. Rooms are generally decorated in earth tones and furnished with a simple elegance; of note are the picturesque views from windows that can be opened for a breath of fresh mountain air. Sip on a cocktail at the lounges or bar, or sample regional cuisine at the Bow Valley Grill, where sculptures and furniture showcase the work of local artisans. Other restaurant choices offer Italian, Japanese and Alpine cuisine, a relaxed pub atmosphere or delicate pastries and finger sandwiches at an Afternoon Tea that mingles English tradition with matcha martinis. Willow Stream Spa offers thorough pampering, from treatments designed to reduce the effects of jet lag and massages that relieve joint inflammation, aches and pains to the decadent anti-aging caviar facial. Outdoor activities include a round of golf at the Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course, with breathtaking panoramic views, and skiing at area resorts. Lavishly decorated meeting rooms offer a sophisticated setting for business events, weddings and banquets. Take note of the small fees required to access certain areas, from the daily resort fee to the fee for use of the fitness center.