Cowboys invented the handlebar mustache so they'd always have somewhere to hang their hat. Save yourself the grooming time and hang your Stetson at the stately Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel with today's Groupon: for $199, you get a one-night stay and breakfast for two in a Fairmont room (a $409 value) at this historic hotel known as "The Castle of the Rockies," located in Banff National Park about 130 kilometres west of downtown Calgary. This Groupon doesn't cover hotel fees and GST.
After check-in, adventurous guests can catch a shuttle to one of three nearby ski resorts for a full day of downhill, take a spin on the onsite skating rink, snowshoe through miles of forest trail, or embark on a sasquatch hunt before returning exhausted to warm up in one of the hotel's heated outdoor pools. If sleepers can bring themselves to rise from their cozy king-size bed, they can zombie-shuffle downstairs to the Bow Valley Grill between 6:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. the next morning for a complimentary breakfast of made-to-order omelets, freshly baked breads, and life-sustaining coffee spread upon wooden tables handcrafted by local Albertan artisans. Sweeping views of the Fairholme Mountain Range and a bustling open kitchen give eyes as well as mouths something delicious to chew.
- 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