Pet-Friendly Lodge in Whistler Village
Conveniently located in Whistler Village, Summit Lodge Boutique Hotel Whistler puts guests just a short walk or shuttle ride from the lifts going up Whistler Mountain and Blackcomb Peak. From there, they can enjoy views from the Peak 2 Peak Gondola or hike along the mountains’ 18 trails.
Using the two Grab n Go breakfast vouchers included in this getaway, guests can enjoy their choice of breakfast sandwich, fresh-baked pastry or granola parfait, and coffee or tea from Mount Currie Coffee Company. The hotel also goes to great lengths to offer attentive, personalized service for four-legged tagalongs. The pet-friendly lodge rolls out the red carpet for canines at no extra cost, greeting them with treats upon arrival and setting up the guest rooms with pet bowls before they arrive.
Summit Lodge comprises 81 suites, each of which comes equipped with a kitchenette. Deluxe studios feature balconies with views of the pool or the village. Guests can explore the village's many shops and restaurants or take a dip in the heated outdoor pool and hot tub.
At the onsite Taman Sari Royal Heritage Spa, unwind with a 60-minute javanese massage, which uses indonesian essential oils to stimulate the circulatory system, or a papaya-enzyme body polish.
Whistler, British Columbia: Mountain Biking, Golfing, and Olympic History
Connected to Vancouver—about 80 miles (130 km) south—by the scenic Sea to Sky Highway, the Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort spans two mountains, each more than 7,000 feet in elevation. Since the resort contains more than 200 ski trails and more skiable terrain than any other resort on the continent, it makes sense that Condé Nast Traveler readers ranked it the No. 2 North American Ski Resort in a 2011 poll.
In the summer, Whistler Blackcomb transforms from ski resort to bike park, with 124 miles (200 km) of lift-serviced mountain-biking trails. The warmer temperatures also allow for hiking along 18 scenic trails, including the Overlord Trail, which meanders past fields of wildflowers and glacier-fed alpine lakes. Animal lovers can inquire inside the Roundhouse Lodge atop Whistler's peak for guided tours that focus on local wildlife, including black bears, black-tailed deer, the whistling marmot, and the nose-picking mongoose.
Three of golf’s biggest names have chosen the Whistler area for their courses: choose from Arnold Palmer’s Whistler Golf Club, Robert Trent Jones Jr.’s Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club, and Jack Nicklaus’s Nicklaus North.