from books, articles and comments:
the Lodge's rustic log cabins ... are most definitely clean, comfortable
and cosy. Set in the shade of tall fir and spruce trees, the setting
is near idyllic... Thankfully, the dining room at the lodge is one
of the few of it's era that hasn't gone upscale with its menu. For
the budget conscious traveller, that means a reasonably priced meal
in a rustic setting most places charge extra for."
Rocky Mountain Retreats - Recommended Accommodation in the Canadian
Rockies by Ken Schmaltz
the only place to eat in Kootenay Park (seriously) is the Kootenay
Park Lodge at Vermilion Crossing. Among the new development here,
the lodge remains a rustic, cavernous log building wrapped around
a huge fireplace. The food is excellent, constructed with care by
the fastidious owners. Prices are reasonable and the atmosphere
is restful. A great pit stop on the way to Radium or Invermere."
Avenue Winter Survival Guide Magazine
tastes better in the mountain air of course, but the cooking here
is exceptional, in a mountain-lodge, home-style way...It is a surprising
menu in its diversity and a comforting list in its simplicity. Perfect
for Kootenay Park..."
My Favourite Restaurants in Calgary & Banff by John Gilchrist
The restaurant's food was most tasty, and while the menu was not
extensive, there was ample variety and a nice wine list. The clean,
neat cabins have a main room with queen-size bed, casual chairs,
and small bathroom; outside is a porch with chairs for mountain
watching. Excellent service, leisurely pace, genuine rusticity,
quiet atmosphere, friendly people."
Comment from Bob & Lyn Vivenzio sent to America's Favorite
Inns, B&Bs and Small Hotels
homey, old-fashioned place. Nobody's in a hurry, nobody is pretentious.
A perfect place to read, hike, and enjoy your cabin's fireplace.
Reasonably priced for a popular tourist area."
Comment from Bill MacGowan sent to America's Favorite Inns,
B&Bs and Small Hotels
you for preserving some rustic charm in the wilderness! It was such
a welcome relief from Banff, Jasper & Lake Louise. We wish you
much happiness and success here!
written comment from Sherry Springer
bed was cosy, the dinner in a very nice way homestyle, the pancakes
a dream..we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here, especially because
of the nice people working here and making us feel welcome.."
written comment from Stephen and Annina Zenches
Paul - Thank you, your Mom and all the staff for the hospitality
on our two stays earlier this month. Kootenay Park Lodge (KPL) was
the perfect starting and finishing point for our Rockwall hike -
particularly the fabulous dinner the night we came off the trail
email from Bruce, Sheila and Kendra Morgan