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Lodge and cabins 25 mins from skiing, with pool area and private hot tubs

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free shuttle to ski resort and free snowshoe rentals
  • Many guests found the rooms and cabins comfortable
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their accommodating service
  • Many reviewers enjoyed the remote location
  • Many guests liked the on-site hot tub and pool area
  • A few reviewers appreciated that this resort permitted pets
Cons
  • Several guests thought that the prices at the on-site restaurant were expensive
  • A few reviewers thought that their rooms appeared dated
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Nov 26, 2013
Overview
This property is situated in a remote area, overlooking the Columbia River and the Revelstoke Dam. Offering individual cabins with hot tubs and kitchenettes, this resort is well suited for guests who prefer a more private experience.

This resort is smoke free and offers rooms in the main lodge and private cabins. The rooms in the lodge include a TV, a fireplace, a coffeemaker, a six-foot tub and a hair dryer. Select rooms also include views of the mountains and accessible rooms are available. 

Cabins are equipped with the same amenities as the lodge rooms. Medium cabins accommodate two adults and two children, while large cabins accommodate up to seven people. This property also offers two-storey group cabins that accommodate up to 12 people. The large cabins and the group cabins are also equipped with a kitchenette and a private deck with a hot tub.

Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas. Free parking is available on site and a free resort shuttle is available daily for travel to Revelstoke Ski Resort. Pets are permitted in select units for an additional fee of $20 per night.

There are multiple on-site dining options at this property. The Bear Paw Bistro Restaurant serves breakfast and dinner. This hotel also has an on-site coffee bar and Sledders, a fireplace lounge. During the winter season, lunches-to-go are offered (must be ordered the night before).

Other on-site amenities include an indoor pool, a hot tub and a sauna. The staff will also arrange snowmobile tours and provide free snowshoe rentals.

Access to the town centre of Revelstoke and the Trans-Canada Highway is about 15 minutes away by car. The town centre features shopping, restaurants, the Revelstoke Golf Club, the Railway Museum and the Selkirk Mountain Experience. The Revelstoke Mountain Resort (skiing) and the Revelstoke Airport (YRV) are both about a 25-minute drive away. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on November 25, 2013: Wi-Fi is available in public areas and accessible rooms are available.
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The Good
Among the reviews used for this analysis, many guests seemed happy with their stay at this hotel. The remote location was frequently praised by guests. Reviewers thought that the grounds were beautiful and that the location was quiet and peaceful. However, there were also a few complaints about location (see below).

The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service. One reviewer said that the owner and staff were "serious about providing great customer service and an experience you won't forget."

Many guests described their rooms and cabins as generally comfortable, spacious and clean. Some guests mentioned enjoying the private hot tubs at their cabin, while several reviewers said that they had pleasant views of the mountain. However, a few guests did complain about their accommodations (see below for more details).

The hot tub and pool area at the lodge was enjoyed by many guests, while a few reviewers said that they accessed snowmobile and hiking trails directly from the hotel.

A couple of guests thought that the room rates were reasonable, while a few reviewers said that the food at the on-site restaurant was good. However, there were some complaints about restaurant prices and food quality, as well as room rates (see below).

A few reviewers appreciated that this property permitted pets.
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The Bad
There were a few common concerns found for this resort, among the reviews sourced for this editorial.

Several guests thought that the prices at the on-site restaurant were expensive and that the quality of the food was not worth the money they spent, while a couple of reviewers thought that the room rates were expensive.

A few guests thought that their rooms and cabins appeared dated and in need of upgrades.

While many guests enjoyed the secluded location, a few reviewers found the hotel to be located too far from the highway and the town centre area.
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Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 3.9 out of 5, with 87% of 128 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #6 out of 16 hotels in Revelstoke, with an average score of 3.5 out of 5, from 121 reviews.

The author called the hotel on November 25, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
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Map Marker Glacier House Resort
1870 Glacier Lane, Box 250, Revelstoke, BC