Thanks so much to everyone for the Happy Birthday wishes. Kirstie surprised me on the morning of my birthday with a two night stay at amazing Storm Mountain Lodge. I was completely blown away, for it was the best gift ever. I have always wanted to go there and even though it is only a 25 minute drive from Banff, we had never made it there to check it out. We had a absolutely amazing time, we had the perfect cabin with an amazing snowfall our first night there and wonderfully warm temperatures for this time of the year. The property and surrounding area is just incredible. I love the historical feel of the cabins and lodges and I feel that they really put a lot of effort into keeping the place true to the mountain environment. A ways down the road from us in Invermere they received 70 cm’s of snow our first day there, so we headed out for a hike and ended up in the most beautiful and magical forest I could ever imagine with snow so deep that it we stepped off trail we went down way past our waist and could have gone much farther than that in spots. It really is the perfect place to go for a hike or snowshoe and then have an amazing lunch or dinner in the main lodge, and of course then you should stay because the cabins are as cozy as cozy can be. Kirstie is the most amazing gift giver in the world and so thoughtful and kind to have taken me to such a beautiful place. She really got me on this one, for I had no idea and was just in heaven with our time spent together. It is something I will surely never forget. We just returned home and I took over 800 photos while I was there and had a lot of fun experimenting with different ways of photographing and I just wanted to quickly share some shots that I did around the property that I found very inspiring. It was really the perfect getaway, even for someone who already lives in beautiful Banff. Please click on any images that you might be interested in to see them in higher resolution. Thanks for having a look at my perfect birthday weekend.
You just can’t really go wrong with beer and cheese after a nice long snowshoe with the dogs and this is what they put together for us!!! Quite impressive to say the least! Could it really get any better by the fire?
The natural beauty that exists in the Canadian Rockies I believe is unmatched anywhere in the world and the above photo and the photos that follow show just a very small portion of what exists just around the property of Storm Mountain Lodge.
The photo above was taken from the maintenance area of the lodge. I found the old sign and tools quite intriguing. Thanks so much to my amazing wife Kirstie for the perfect birthday at such a wonderful place.