We were invited to spend a few nights at the Earl Grey Lodge in Panorama and decided to go over the long weekend. Living so close to the mountains, it doesn't make any sense for us not to plan these quick getaways every so often. The 3 hour drive was breathtaking, a good play list will also add to the drive so be sure to stock up on some good tunes for the trip.
When we arrived, we were greeted by a gorgeous, rustic log cabin and of course by the owners Phil and Claire. First things first, we put our bags in our room, which was quaint and simple and headed upstairs to the main dining area and bar, it was happy hour after all. We got to know Phil and Claire and what they were all about. Having moved to Canada from England to pursue their dream of owning a bed and breakfast and being in the glorious rockies.
They were the most gracious hosts and treated us so well. One thing I must mention about the lodge is the food. There is open kitchen so at dinner you can watch the cook preparing the delicious meals. The first night, we had a 5 course dinner with the main course being a delicious Lamb and the second day was a 3 course meal with Sable Fish. Everything was fantastic.
The decor is unpretentious, warm, and just right. It feels like home with a great colour palette accented with bold hits of red. The food is absolutely out of this world, the hosts are fabulous and the well, you are surrounded by the best views that nature can provide. You can't really ask for anything more.
Our experience staying at the Earl Grey Lodge was by far one of the best experiences we have had in a while. With being such short drive, we are going to make sure that we visit again soon and so should you!