Athena Calderone

Nita Lake Lodge

with Athena Calderone www.eye-swoon.com
  • Where:Whistler, British Columbia

  • Why:Family snowboarding trip and culinary adventure.

  • When:January 2018

  • Who:Me, my husband, and our 14 year old son.

Highs & Lows

  • The oversized suite was very appreciated as was the super cushy bedding -- pillows were extra cozy!

  • Loved CURE bar – perfect for an après ski snack and cocktail or for a casual dinner. The burger was rather exceptional. And obsessed with the chocolate fondue. Also met some lovely people – not too stuffy. Also, loved the breakfast.

  • The wellness-focused full service spa and sauna is dreamy, and Jivamukti yoga is onsite.

  • The sunset on the snowy frozen lake was absolutely beautiful especially sitting in front of the fire after a long day of skiing. And the hot coco was perfect after a day in the snow.

  • The new restaurant, while delicious, needs dimmers on the lights – far too bright and stark. Dinners and candlelight would make the world of a difference.

  • Need to take a shuttle to the creekside gondola and to main Whistler Village, but that's also the charm.

  • Books up quickly so couldn't stay our entire trip.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Life Changing

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Overall Value

  • Night's Sleep

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  • Amenities

  • Stealable Stuff

  • Refer a Friend

Total: 45/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Luxury Chalet Style Lodge Nita Lake Lodge, although not in the main village, is a little slice of heaven in the Creekside Village, and on the most breathtaking glacier-fed lake that is vast and serene. It is a 4-star hotel with ample amenities and oversized suites with fireplaces overlooking that lake. For those worried about not being in the main village, no need to fret. Creekside has its own gondola so you are still slope-side, and Nita offers a shuttle every 15 minutes to take you to the main village.

  • Vibe

    Cozy ski lodge…intimate yet offering upscale amenities. Oversized suites looking over the lake.

  • Location

    The hotel is located in Creekside village which has its own gondola and just five minutes to Whistler village. The property sits on a stunning glacier-fed lake.

  • Rooms

    75

  • Music

    At Cure Bar, a medley of 90’s music.

  • Year Opened

    Celebrating 10 years in February.

  • Designed By

    Architects Scott & Scott and Interior Designer Carolyn Scholz.

  • Pool/Gym

    Full service Spa and Jivamukti Yoga on property. And a gym.

  • Restaurant

    Newly renovated Aura restaurant, opened the week we arrived. Modern design, open kitchen, varied local and seasonal focused menu. Great breakfast buffet before hitting the slopes.

  • Bar

    Amazing bar, Cure lounge and patio -- perfect for après ski with a great cocktail program.

  • Minibar

    Yes, minimal but sufficient. Nice coffee station for the am!

  • Wifi

    Yes & Yes

  • Children

    Definitely bring them – family focused.

  • Price

    Definitely upscale, but a two bedroom lakeside suite was reasonably priced as compared to larger 4 stars hotel chains on the mountain.

Not to be missed! Experience Oso’s stylish yet super intimate space and authentic Spanish tapas. Sit at the bar to see Chef Jorge Muñoz Santos in action as he creates the tastiest dishes in the teeniest behind-the-bar kitchen. Hands down the best cocktail I have ever sipped is the Oso Sour, a maple bacon bourbon sour, by bar manager Jason Redmond. Also, promise me you will get the wild scallop crudo, an award-winning dish Chef Jorge whipped up for the San Pellegrino Young Chef competition.

Bar Oso

Bar Oso, Village Square, Whistler, BC, Canada

Not to be missed! Experience Oso’s stylish yet super intimate space and authentic Spanish tapas. Sit at the bar to see Chef Jorge Muñoz Santos in action as he creates the tastiest dishes in the teeniest behind-the-bar kitchen. Hands down the best cocktail I have ever sipped is the Oso Sour, a maple bacon bourbon sour, by bar manager Jason Redmond. Also, promise me you will get the wild scallop crudo, an award-winning dish Chef Jorge whipped up for the San Pellegrino Young Chef competition.

What a day! It was unlike anything I have ever encountered and certainly one of the most astonishing gifts of nature.

Head-line Mountain Holidays

4293 Mountain Square #210, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada

What a day! It was unlike anything I have ever encountered and certainly one of the most astonishing gifts of nature.

Nita Lake Lodge

Nita Lake Lodge, Lake Placid Road, Whistler, BC, Canada

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