The Best For Last At Skoki Lodge – Part III

 

The Best For Last At Skoki Lodge – Part III

 

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Skoki Lodge, Paradise In Banff National Park

 

The guests are bursting with stories from their days’ adventures at Skoki Lodge (Banff National Park) as the renowned back country feast is polished off. Everyone is stuffed with mountain memories and savory consumption. All that is left is the sweet lingering in the kitchen.

Then, at the point of no return, dessert flies out of the kitchen, last night it was pumpkin cake in a pool of brown sugar sauce and tonight is still a surprise. If the kitchen finds out anyone is celebrating a special date, tune up your vocal chords to sing the greetings before ploughing into another slice. My 8 year old traveling companion summed this food show up handily, as most partakers of the evening spread pushed away from the table, satiated, despite the days outdoor events. With chocolate frosting slathered far beyond his lips, he exclaims to all, “That was the best meal of my life!”

A review of the guest register (hint – that’s where one can get a peek at who is attracted to back country lodging) indicates celebrities and politicians, a who’s who of well knowns. As an indication of the importance of the log book, all of the old ones are stored at the Whyte Museum in Banff for archivists to sift through for historical research. A few days before a certain royal couple stayed overnight at the lodge someone had written in the guest book “Fit for a Queen”. Prophecy or coincidence? Well, you will have to see for yourself.

For more on Canadian Rocky Mountain lodge life, see also:

Behind The Scenes – Skoki Lodge Kitchen

Skoki Lodge – A Time Honoured Tradition

Backcountry Canadian Rockies

Shadow Lake Lodge – Kids In The Backcountry Canadian Rockies

 

 

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Relax At Skoki Lodge, Banff National Park             ©heathersimondsphotography.com
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The Afternoon’s Baking At Skoki Lodge  ©heathersimondsphotography.com
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The Evening Meal Is Ready For The Guest To Pounce On! Elbows Back!

 

 

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Finishing Touches On The Desert                          ©heathersimondsphotography.com
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Katie Has Lots Of Coffee Ready To Finish Off That Renowned Skoki Meal                                    ©heathersimondsphotography.com

 

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Relaxing At Skoki Lodge, Canadian Rocky Mountains                                ©heathersimondsphotography.com
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Look Carefully At These Signatures In The Skoki Guest Book                                                         ©heathersimondsphotography.com

 

2 Responses to “The Best For Last At Skoki Lodge – Part III”

  1. Mary

    Sounds like paradise! Now I have to check it out … Have you been in winter?

    Reply
    • Heather

      A few times in winter. I have been 18 times in total, mostly summer visits. It is a favourite mountain spot for me.

      Reply

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