You’ve got questions? We’ve got answers! Below are the answers to questions we frequently receive about Whistler and the Summit Lodge.

If the information on this page fails to satisfy your curiosity, please contact us so one of our friendly Front Desk Agents can assist you 🙂

Frequently asked questions about the Summit Lodge Whistler

Are you pet-friendly?

Absolutely! In fact, we are known as one of Whistler’s top destinations for pet owners.

Is there an additional fee for pets?

Nope. At the Summit Lodge, pets stay for FREE.

What about unconventional and exotic pets?

That depends. Most of the pets we host are dogs, but we’ve also seen cats, birds, turtles, and more. We’d have to draw the line somewhere (a komodo dragon, for example), but please call us to inquire if you are thinking of visiting with your unconventional/exotic pet.

Are you a luxury hotel?

While we’ve received various accolades for positive guest reviews, we are not a luxury hotel. The Summit Lodge can be described as casual and quirky, catering to travellers who appreciate thoughtful service and unique design.

What are those funky stuffed toys on the beds? Can I take them home?

The Stuf’d Monsters are handmade by an Alberta-based artist. They are available for purchase (“adoption”) and you can choose from the Monster in your room or a selection of others in the hotel lobby. If you are not staying with us, you can purchase them directly from the artist on her Etsy store.

Do your rooms have a kitchenette?

Each of our boutique studios and suites is equipped with a kitchenette including stovetop, fridge, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, pots and plans, plates and utensils. One Bedroom Suites offer more counter space and a dishwasher.

Do you have a pool and hot tub?

Yes, we have a large patio area with a pool and hot tub, plenty of seating, and a barbeque for guest use. The pool is open from 9AM–10PM year round and is heated in the winter.

What about a sauna?

Mhhhm 🙂 The sauna is located in the hallway adjacent to the pool area, alongside two private changerooms. *Sauna is currently CLOSED—sorry for the inconvenience*

Where are you located? Are you close to the Gondola?

We are located at 4359 Main St in Whistler’s North Village, steps away from the iconic Olympic Plaza and some of Whistler’s best dining. A 10 minute walk down the Village Stroll brings you to the Gondola, and Whistler offers a free shuttle to the Gondola in the winter season (#4 Marketplace Shuttle) with a pickup point just around the corner from the hotel.

Where is there to eat around the hotel?

There are many places to eat within steps of the hotel. First, you can get groceries, soup, sandwiches, and other ready-to-eat meals from Fresh St. Market across the street. Adjacent to the hotel lobby is Elements Urban Tabas Parlour, known for the best breakfast in Whistler. Also attached to the hotel is The Drop Café, specializing in milk tea/bubble tea, espresso drinks, and quick bites.

Other popular spots in the neighbourhood include:

  • Pizzeria Antico — great selection of craft beer and authentic wood fired pizza, featuring one of Whistler’s best happy hours
  • Hunter Gather — locally sourced ingredients, great barbeque, plant based options, good craft beer selection
  • Splitz Grill — Whistler’s best burgers
  • Peaked Pies — authentic Australian meat pies
  • La Cantina — tacos and traditional Mexican food

Do you work with influencers and content creators? Where can I inquire about a content partnership?

We do occasionally work with influencers and content creators. You can submit your proposal here:

What is there to do here?

That depends on when you’re visiting and what sort of experience you’d like to have. Whistler offers so much sightseeing, hospitality, and recreation, it would literally take a lifetime to do all the things.

Winter activities include:

  • skiing and snowboarding
  • PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola sightseeing
  • dining and après
  • shopping
  • art galleries
  • snowshoeing
  • cross country skiing
  • Canadian Wilderness Adventures (various outdoor and culinary tours including snowmobiling, dogsledding, mountaintop fondue + many more)
  • Scandinave Spa
  • ziplining
  • bungee jumping
  • Vallea Lumina
  • plane and helicopter tours
  • axe throwing
  • escape room

Summer Activities:

  • biking/mountain biking
  • golf
  • frisbee golf
  • swimming/floating
  • PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola sightseeing
  • dining and après
  • shopping
  • art galleries
  • hiking
  • rock climbing
  • Canadian Wilderness Adventures (various outdoor and culinary tours including 4x4s, e-bikes, mountaintop salmon bake + many more)
  • Scandinave Spa
  • ziplining
  • bungee jumping
  • Vallea Lumina
  • plane and helicopter tours
  • axe throwing
  • escape room

Autumn activities include:

  • most summer activities with the exception of PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola sightseeing, golfing, mountain biking at the Whistler Bike Park
  • dining specials and culinary events

What hikes can I do?

There are many hikes in and around Whistler. Which you choose depends on your ability level, the time of year, and if you have a car.

Easy hikes that can be done year-round without a car include:

Moderate difficulty hikes within walking/transit distance include:

Difficult hikes within walking/transit distance include:

Easy hikes requiring a car include:

Moderate hikes requiring a car:

Difficult hikes requiring a car:

And there are many more than these. Ask our friendly Front Desk Agents for personalized recommendations.

What are the best places to eat?

Quick and casual options:

  • Hunter Gather
  • La Cantina
  • Peaked Pies
  • Fresh St. Market
  • Fat Tony’s Pizza
  • Splitz Grill
  • Samurai Bowl (Creekside)
  • Gone Eatery

Dinner and upscale:

  • Caramba
  • 21 Steps
  • Sushi Village
  • Sachi Sushi
  • Alta Bistro
  • Bearfoot Bistro
  • Rimrock Cafe

Where are the best happy hours?

Pizzeria Antico, Earls, Dubh Linn Gate, Crystal Lounge, Hunter Gather, Splitz Grill, Mexican Corner

What can we do if it's raining?

Depending on your aversion to getting wet, forested hiking can be very enjoyable in the rain. You can explore shops and galleries in the Village, such as Audain Art Museum and the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre. You can eat and drink at local restaurants and breweries. Other indoor attractions include Village 8 Cinema, Forged Axe Throwing, and Escape! Whistler.

What can we do if the mountain is closed?

If the mountain is closed, that means it’s mid-late Autumn and probably raining, so the above recommendations apply.


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