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Purcell Mountain Lodge

9.9 | Excellent | #1 out of 17 hotels in Golden

Secluded mountain-top setting, includes free meals and free helicopter transport

  • Free helicopter travel, free breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • A few guests found the rooms generally comfortable
  • The staff were complimented for their friendly service by a couple of reviewers
  • A couple of reviewers enjoyed the food served at the free meals
  • A couple of guests praised the scenic mountain location
  • No Internet access and no air conditioning
Free Breakfast
Editor's Review
Updated Mar 16, 2014
Purcell Mountain Lodge is perched at 2,200 meters on the high alpine slopes of Bald Mountain, on the remote border of Canada‚Äôs Glacier National Park. This property is accessible by helicopter only. This property offers all-inclusive accommodations for guests looking for a remote and secluded mountain getaway.

This lodge offers both private and shared rooms. All rooms are smoke free and include a sink and a vanity (no Wi-Fi, no TV and no air conditioning). Shared bathroom and shower facilities are available for all rooms. Shared rooms are furnished with one queen bed and three single beds (two of which are bunk beds), while private rooms feature a balcony. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are not available.

This property also offers a private chalet that includes a fireplace, a jetted shower, a sky light, a kitchenette and a living room.

Free helicopter travel to and from Golden is included for guests staying at this property.

All meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner are included with accommodations at this property. Breakfast is served daily at 8:30 am, while dinner is served daily at 7 pm. Homemade baked goods, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages are also included.

This property also has an on-site gift shop and general store. On-site recreation includes hiking, skiing, telemark skiing, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Pets are not permitted.

The free helicopter travel to and from the lodge departs the Golden Airport (YGE). The Golden Airport is within a 7-minute drive of the town centre and within a 9-minute drive of the Trans-Canada Highway. The nearest International Airport is the Calgary International Airport (YYC), which is about 3 hours away by car. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)
The Good
There were very few recent reviews available for this editorial, among hotel review sites, at the time this analysis was conducted. However, a few guests agreed that the rooms were generally comfortable, while a couple of reviewers praised the scenic mountain-top location.

A couple of guests enjoyed the food served at the free meals, while a couple of other reviewers complimented the staff for their friendly and helpful service.
The Bad
There were no concerns or complaints found for this property, among the few recent reviews available for this editorial. However, travellers considering this property should note that due to the remote location, there is no Internet or Wi-Fi access.
Show Sources
TripAdvisor.ca ranked this lodge #19 out of 43 specialty lodging properties in Golden, with an average score of 5 out of 5, from 10 reviews.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
Rated by Guests
9.9 / out of 10
Ranked by Guests
1 / out of 17
hotels in Golden

The average guest rating for Purcell Mountain Lodge is 9.9 out of 10 based on 53 reviews from past guests. This average guest rating ranks Purcell Mountain Lodge at #1 out of 17 hotels in Golden.

Map Marker Purcell Mountain Lodge
P.O Box 1829 , V0A 1H0, Golden, BC