Our story - Earl Grey Lodge and Greys Restaurant
Voted as one of the best places to stay in Western Canada by Ski Canada Magazine and Tripadvisor, Earl Grey Lodge caters to a wide variety of clientele, including corporations seeking an exclusive retreat, couples and families on vacation, reunions, and wedding parties.
The Lodge’s interior is designed to maintain an authentic cabin feel while incorporating an art deco influence, including the use of oak, cedar, granite, slate, and leather to provide a natural yet luxurious mountain ambience. Sleeping up to eleven guests, the Lodge contains five guest rooms, which have been designed to blend the rustic log walls with modern luxury amenities. All rooms feature a private bathroom with shower, bath, granite and oak vanity with well lit mirrors, hairdryers, and heated floors. There is a guest kitchen and lounge with satellite television, DVDs, a fully-stocked library of books, WiFi are also available.
The Earl Grey Lodge is owned and operated by Clare and Phil Marshall, expats from the UK who opened the hotel in 2003, effectively attaining their goal to “live the ultimate lifestyle.” As Phil explains, “Back in the UK, I was a corporate director, immersed daily in the demands presented by the job. However, Clare and I had always dreamt of pursuing something for ourselves and our two children (Charlotte and William) that was more satisfying; less material focused and ultimately more fulfilling. Somewhat impulsively I resigned and after traveling for two months, we decided to relocate to Panorama. Where better a place to enjoy the outdoors, socialize with a wider variety of people.”
We recognised from the start that the resort needed a small intermit restaurant with great food and wine and Greys Restaurant was born.
The facility also includes a wedding gazebo, which is positioned in the grounds, next to the woods and alongside a lawned area. Truly, the Lodge’s expansive and beautifully manicured grounds are ideal for wedding photos.
Well both the kids are back at home at present with Charlotte (21) is moving to Calgary in the spring, Will (19) is looking to move to NZ for the summer to coach ski racing - Clare and I are still here and are caught in a quandry, do we sell or do we stay - kids are getting older and this would be a great place for the family to come and reunite and enjoy the area + grow old. The lodge is not on with any agents so if you are interested in continuing the dream contact us, there is plenty of scope for the next people and we more than happy can discuss ideas - the lodge is profit making and open 7-8 months a year, 4-5 months off to play