Located in scenic Panorama Mountain Village, the Earl Grey Lodge and Greys Restaurant provides an intimate, refined, and personalized setting for its patrons. The only custom-built pension in the East Kootenays, the 5,000 square-foot lodge provides a European chalet experience.
Recently voted as one of the best places to stay in Western Canada by Ski Canada Magazine, the boutique hotel caters to a wide variety of clientele, seeking an exclusive retreat, couples and families on vacation, reunions, and wedding parties.
The Lodge’s interior is designed to maintain an authentic cabin feel while incorporating an art deco influence, including the use of oak, cedar, granite, slate, and leather to provide a natural yet luxurious mountain ambience. Sleeping up to ten guests, the Lodge contains five guest rooms, which have been designed to blend the rustic log walls with modern luxury amenities. All rooms feature a private bathroom with shower, bath, granite and oak vanity with well lit mirrors, hairdryers, and heated floors. Satellite television, DVDs, a fully-stocked library of books, and WiFi are also available.
The Earl Grey Lodge is owned and operated by Clare and Phil Marshall, expats from the UK who opened the hotel in 2003, effectively attaining their goal to “live the ultimate lifestyle.” Where better a place to enjoy the outdoors, socialize with a wider variety of people, and to prepare the finest in food!”
The facility also includes a wedding gazebo, which is positioned on the edge of the grounds, next to the woods and alongside a lawned area. Truly, the Lodge’s expansive and beautifully manicured grounds are ideal for wedding photos.
The growing popularity of Panorama Mountain Village as an international recreational destination has resulted in a greater exposure and demand for the Lodge. Indeed, one will find many Alberta license plates in the Village and the nearby town of Invermere as Calgarians and Edmontonians are especially flocking to the area to spend special private time away from the city in the paradise flanked by the Rocky and Purcell Mountain ranges.
Panorama’s ski hill is characterized by over 4,000 vertical feet of skiable terrain with over 120 runs for all levels. In the summer, visitors and residents alike enjoy numerous mountain biking and ATV trails, swimming in the area’s lakes, as well as the nearby Grey Wolf championship golf course, which was voted the best new golf course in Canada in 1999 by Golf Digest magazine.