Saturday, July 01, 2006

Fairmont Banff Springs - A Paradise Resort

Whats the one thing that all real-estate agents and books harp about when buying or selling property, its Location-Location -Location!
And staying true to every alphabet of the word is the Fairmont Banff Springs hotel. If you look at the photograph, you will know why I called it the Paradise Resort, for us it was all a DREAM!!  
Located in the heart of the valley, surrounded by towering impressive peaks, alongside the bubbly Bow river, under the open sky - could one ever have asked for anything more? How much more perfectly could a resort be situated? It was such a sight to behold.
Locating the scenic overlook from where these pictures were captured, wasn't easy to find!!! But once there, you couldn't possibly get enough of the views, it had to offer. Its from here that you could admire this unique blend of opulence and seclusion that makes the resort appear so much a part and parcel of nature, like it was meant to be.

Flowing alongside the castle-like-resort is the effervescent bow river cascading into Bow falls not too far from the hotel, behind it. It is quite the view, if you are prepared to share it with hundreds of other tourists at a popular time of day. It is from here that you can catch a glimpse of the river meandering through the mountains that define the Banff Springs Resort.
Styled after a Scottish baronial castle, the Fairmont Banff Springs offers stunning vistas, championship golf courses, unparalleled skiing, classic cuisine and Willow Stream, a world class European-style spa. With over 700 superbly appointed guest rooms, I was positive that each room offered a brilliant view because you cannot go wrong with this place. Its out here on those well kept lawns that you experience timeless beauty and luxurious becoming one with nature.

TIP: Ask the concierge for a map of the hotel...yes it is that big, you can take a free self-guided tour, absorbing the interiors, the gift shops, and the eloquent settings that the resort is known for.
If you are lucky (as we were), you get to hear the concierge play the bagpipes in full scottish attire on the back terrace overlooking the panoramic grounds that make this resort a true paradise.

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