Cowboys invented the handlebar mustache so they'd always have somewhere to hang their hat. Save yourself the grooming time and hang your Stetson with today's Groupon: for $229, you get a one-night stay in a Fairmont room, plus a choice between a tri-area lift ticket or $50 resort credit (a $498 value), at The Fairmont Banff Springs, located in Banff National Park about 130 kilometres west of downtown Calgary.
Known as "The Castle in the Rockies," The Fairmont Banff Springs cradles sojourners on the picturesque slopes of the Canadian Rockies with astonishing mountain views, plush guest rooms, and the echoes of ski resorts. After check-in, adventurous guests can opt for the lift ticket ($50) and catch a shuttle to one of three nearby ski resorts for a full day of downhill. Take a spin on the on-site skating rink, snowshoe through miles of forest trail, or embark on a sasquatch hunt before returning exhausted to warm up in the hotel's heated outdoor pool.
- With the views, the spa, the history, and the near pageantry of service (the Springs maintains a staff of 1,200), this is an amazing testament to a bygone era of luxury. – Frommer's
- Everything about this place is breathtaking - the views, the town, the hotel itself...I could go on forever. – wanderingwhit, TripAdvisor