I have wanted to stay at this hotel since the first time I saw a picture of it, and one of the reasons I picked this National Geographic tour of the Canadian Rockies was because it ended with two nights here.
My own picture, taken yesterday evening, isn't quite like the fairy-tale worthy images I'd seen because the lake waters in front of the hotel look blue, maybe reflecting the sky, rather than glacial green. Fortunately, the other side of the lake is just as green as I'd dreamed.
This has been an absolutely wonderful trip. I'm staying on for two nights in Calgary and going home Wednesday, so it's not quite over, but leaving the mountains is breaking my heart. I'm already trying to figure out when I can come back.