CANADIAN ROCKY MOUNTAIN RESORTS
Learn about the history of Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts
EMERALD LAKE LODGE
Pat & Connie O’Connor purchased Emerald Lake Lodge in 1979. This jewel of a destination is located in Yoho National Park northwest of Field, British Columbia. After years of restoration and construction, the property – famed for its tranquility and impossibly beautiful surroundings – re-opened in the summer of 1986.
In 1982, the O’Connors purchased Deer Lodge from the Crosby family – who, at the time, ran the hotel as a uniquely summer operation. In the fall of 1984, Deer Lodge underwent major renovations and re-opened the following February as a year-round destination.
BUFFALO MOUNTAIN LODGE
Mountainview Village Resort in Banff was purchased by the O’Connors in 1983, which – after extensive construction and renovations – would eventually be named Buffalo Mountain Lodge.
Canadian Rocky Mountain Ranch
Located southwest of Calgary on 540 acres of rolling foothills, our ranch is committed to raising hormone, nitrate, and antibiotic-free game. This embodies CRMR’s commitment to ensure quality, local products from the ground to the plate.
The Lake House
In February of 2014, CRMR opened The Lake House, formerly The Ranche Restaurant. This new venture transplanted the restaurant into a vibrant community – Lake Bonavista. The Lake House continued to provide our guests with a rustic and stunning venue, exquisite customer service and feature Rocky Mountain Cuisine.
Second To None Meats was founded in 2004. CRMR came on board in 2010 as controlling interest. We changed our operating name to Urban Butcher after completing renovations in 2015.