The Adventure

Adventure travel lodges - a photo essay

Posted by Topher Donahue on Thu, Jun 28, 2012

Some of the most famous lodging in the world treats you to extravagant comforts and luxury while others require nearly roughing it in canvas tents.

In trying to describe the experience of staying at a CMH Lodge, the usual descriptions of lodging don't really fit.  Instead, the CMH Lodge experience is more of an emotion, a verb, alive. 

It is a combination of the feeling of the day’s adventure into the wilderness of Western Canada - adventures for world-class athletes, octogenarians, and everyone in between - and the intimate comforts of a remote mountain lodge with all the amenities an adventure traveller could desire. 

To capture what CMH Lodges have to offer, one could make a long list of features, from spas to bars, but what really makes them special is the feeling they inspire.  To communicate this, I felt photos were the best way to explain the emotions of a CMH Lodge. 

From the first moment of the day, with a fresh cup of coffee and a view out your bedroom window of the alpenglow on the Bugaboo Spires...

Travel lodge view

...to siting in the sun, waiting for the helicopter to whisk you and your family safely into some of the most remote mountains in North America...

summer family vacation

...to the view out the helicopter window as you leave the lodge for one of the most memorable days of your life...

bugaboo lodge spires

...to returning to the lodge with your guide to complete the CMH Summer Adventures experience with all the comforts of home - and more...

coming home bobbie burns

...to dinner with friends and family overlooking a wilderness wonderland...

bugaboo lodge dinner

...to reflecting on the day over a three-dimensional map of the area...

bugaboo lodge commons

...to a glass of wine on the deck with your best friend...

alpine wine tasting

...to a quiet night a long, long way from the nearest highway and town...

bobbie burns lodge stars

...the emotion of the CMH Lodge is one of intimacy, adventure, beauty, comfort and complete escape from the complicated world in which we live.




Tags: Adventure Travel, Bobbie Burns Lodge, heli-hiking, Western Canada CMH Summer Adventures, CMH Summer Adventures, Bugaboo Lodge