After a long day of playing in the snow, a comfortable place to rest your head (and all those other muscles you forgot you had) is key. For close to the mountain convenience without close to the mountain chaos, Nita Lake Lodge should be your home away from home in Whistler’s Creekside neighborhood.
The lobby and guest lounge make you feel welcome as soon as you step inside from the snow. With numerous chairs and cozy couches surrounding a large double sided fireplace, it shouldn’t take much time to warm up, even after a long day on the slopes.
Nita Lake Lodge has 77 oversized suites that have everything you’d need for a ski trip, family getaway or romantic weekend. Luxurious and comfy Studio Lakeview Suites offer often hard to find perks like well-stocked kitchenettes, hooks to hangs all those bulky ski clothes and fireplaces that warm you up with the flip of a switch. The bathroom offers enough counter space for even a family to spread out comfortably. Along with a walk-in shower, there’s a deep soaking tub. Heated floors make for happy feet as you debate which one to use first.
In addition to a stocked fitness room offering core body and spin classes, there’s an onsite yoga studio where guests can take classes for an additional fee.
Shuttle service to Whistler Village is frequent and convenient, allowing a quiet stay away from the often partying crowd scene of the Village, while still being able to take advantage of activities, shopping and dining. But eating in at the Lodge doesn’t mean sacrificing taste or value. Three onsite restaurants offer casual to elegant dining. Fix offers gourmet coffee, fresh squeezed juice and smoothies along with home baked pastries and sandwiches. Cure Lounge is always bustling with activity, as groups gather around the fireplace to share plates and have a drink from the bar. Aura serves up delicious farm to table entrees at breakfast and dinner. All three restaurants offer tasty gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan dishes.
Nita Lake Lodge is an easy walk or if you prefer, shuttle ride to the Creekside Gondola at the base of Whistler Mountain. If you prefer to enter the slopes from Whistler Village, it’s a five minute shuttle ride to all of the action.
Perched on the shore of a glacier-fed lake, access to the Valley Trail is waiting outside the Lodge’s backdoor. Look for ice fisherman during the winter. Come spring and summer, complimentary bikes are available to take for a spin, or if you’re feeling courageous you can go for a chilly swim in Nita Lake. If you prefer being able to feel your toes, the lakeside plunge pool and hot tubs are a sure bet year round.
Dana’s stay was hosted by Nita Lake Lodge, but as always her thoughts and opinions are her own.