Fronting the turquoise waters of its namesake lake, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, with its arched picture windows and hand-painted ceilings, is a storybook getaway indeed. In summer, kayaks and canoes are on hand, while guided tours can be arranged into nearby Banff National Park. All rooms are modestly sized, with views of either the mountains or the lake.
Readers pick up a $129 credit that can be used towards meals and activities. Rates start at $308/night. Kids 5 and under eat for free and kids 12 and under receive 50 percent off. Deal is valid through December 20. Call 800-257-7544 and use code PBNP. www.fairmont.com/lakelouise
From the spring/summer issue of Smart Luxury Travel magazine by ShermansTravel.com.