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Cheryl Davidsen

Member since: 2014
Call Manager
Speaks english

Holds Small Or Large Groups, Sleeps 40, 8 Bedrooms, Separate Basement Suite

Bedrooms 8
Property type lodge

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Photos and Description of the Cardston County vacation lodge rental

Private, Quiet Lodge With Beautiful Mountain & Lake View

Payne Lake Lodge (20 minutes east of Waterton National Park) is only 2 miles off the beaten path (highway number 5) yet perfectly sequestered in the hills just above the well know fisherman's Payne Lake. It sits on nearly a quarter section of treed land just waiting to be explored and enjoyed. With ponds and ATV trails, paddle boats and canoe, your family is sure to have a great holiday.

It is rare to find affordable accommodations big enough to house more than one family. That's why we are unique and one of a kind. We are typically rented by family reunion groups but we also rent to small families or groups to. . We also have a cabin that holds up to six to eight people that can be rented separately. You may look at it on and even another large lodge 3 km down the road that sleeps another 20 persons and is very lovely with great mountain views and right on the highway

A full lodge booking (all 8 bedrooms including basement) is $850.00 per night plus taxes. All prices are before taxes. The cleaning fee is 157.50 including tax. Though there is a cleaning fee our customers are still required to do a basic clean up before their departure. We provide a check list for this.

Priority is given to customers booking the full lodge and can be booked 2 years in advance. We do take one night bookings during the week but on weekends we require at least two nights.

We have 8 bedrooms with TWO large beds in each room as well as two futon couches, queen bean bag mattresses and two single beds. There are four bathrooms - one between every two bedrooms as well as a half bath. There is a lovely grand piano in the great room for musicians to enjoy. A speaker and mikes can be rented from us as well if you need to present programs and entertainment. Our rec room has a full sized pool table, foosball table, t.v.s for DVD and video. Our fully equipped kitchen with two stoves, two fridges and another small kitchen in the basement makes handling large groups easy. There are multiple tables, chairs and sitting areas. There are five picnic tables on the deck with BBQ and a fantastic view overlooking Payne Lake and the Mountains. A fire pit, horseshoes, volley ball net and boats are included.

Most people rent this property because it is close to the famous and beautiful Waterton National Park but we have had customers tell us they loved just spending time at the lodge enjoying the pond, boats and exploring the hills.

This lodge is set up to accommodate upwards of 40 people plus customers are allowed to bring R.V.'s and put up tents for a very minimal charge.

Towels are provided, folded sheets sets are placed on each bed for your use, garbage bags, toilet paper, hand soap are also provided. There is a laundry area which can be used for two dollars per load and customer provides own detergent.

It is our goal to make you feel completely at home and comfortable. Families come back again and again because it is simply one of the best locations, best priced, most accommodating large group facilities in the area. And..... there is SO MUCH TO DO in this little corner of Alberta! You and your family will love Payne Lake Lodge.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • long term renters welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Cheryl Davidsen (Property Manager)
Member since: 2014
Call Manager
Speaks english


Nearest Airport
130 Miles
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Waterton Thirsty Bear
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 5
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Car: recommended

Payne Lake Lodge is located between two wonderful historic towns, Waterton National Park and Cardston and only twenty minutes from either town.

Waterton is a hiker's paradise with some of the world's most spectacular scenery. Enjoy boating, mountain biking, exploring nature and sight seeing. Elk, deer, mountain sheep, moose and bears are always a common attraction. There are trails for the novice hiker or advanced. There are magnificent mountains to climb and guides to take you if you wish. Peddle Bikes, Mountain Bikes, Surries and Scooter rentals are available at Pat's Garage and are a great way to see the Waterton scenery. Cross Country Skiing and Snow Shoeing are popular winter activities there.

Cardston has the historic Remington Carriage Center (voted Alberta's Best Attraction), Cobblestone Manor

(an amazing historical restaurant), LDS Temple and Visitors Center, Pioneer Card home as well as shopping conveniences, museums and restaurants. Cardston also is famous for it's wonderful live theater productions, a must see if you are in the area.

Payne Lake Lodge is nestled in a lovely treed area just 2 miles off the main highway. Quiet, private and surrounded with Mountains, lakes and hills. The town of Mountain View is only 3 miles away and has gas, convenience store items and camping amenities. Also nearby is Mountain Meadow Trail Rides, a wonderful horse riding adventure with amazing hosts Dan and Terry Nelson.

In the town of Hill Spring 10 miles north is the famous Great Canadian Barn Dance run by the talented Kunkle family. They offer a great country down home experience with dancing, entertainment and dinner.

Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump and the Famous Frank Slide on Turtle Mountain are only 45 miles from Mountain View.

This corner of Alberta is considered one of the best tourist attractions in Canada because there are just so many things to do within a short radius. A few other attractions are the historic Fort Mcleod and the Mounted Police musical ride, Writing On Stone Provincial Park filled with hoodoos and river beach fun. The city of Lethbridge 60 miles away offers great shopping and historical sites as well. Calgary is two hours North and has the famous Calgary Stampede.

If I were planning my holiday in this area I would not miss the following:

Waterton National Park (expect to spend at least 3 days

The Remington Carriage Center in Cardston

Live Theater in Cardston

The Visitors Center for the unique and Historical LDS Temple

The Great Canadian Barn Dance on the weekends in Hill Spring

Mountain Meadow Trail Rides in Mountain View


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation lodge rental in Cardston County, Alberta

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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$26
Cleaning Fee C$158
Tax Rate 9.0%

Our rates are flexible for smaller groups based on number of bedrooms used. Some special conditions such as camp groups who prefer to use sleeping bags instead of our bedding are given consideration for cheaper rates.
We save the summer calender space for large booking groups but by May we start accepting small group bookings to fill in the available calender spots.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation lodge rental in Cardston County

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 40 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Main floor bathroom between to bedrooms - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 upstairs between two bedrooms - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 upstairs between two bedrooms - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 downstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , located on main floor half bath
  • There is a bathroom located between every two bedrooms on the main floor and upstairs rooms as well as a half bath near the kitchen. Down stairs has a bathroom in a little nook just outside of the King bedroom and is accessible for both bedrooms down stairs.
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 40
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 double , Main floor room with southern view of pond and trees
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , South facing upstairs bedroom with pond and trees view
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 double , Upstairs north facing room with Payne Lake and Mountain view
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 double , Upstairs north facing view of Payne Lake and mountains
    Bedroom 6 - 2 double , Upstairs south facing view of pond and trees
    Bedroom 7 - 2 double , Basement room facing north with Payne Lake and mountain view
    Bedroom 8 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Basement large room north view of Payne Lake and mountains
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 double , Main floor bedroom, north view of Payne Lake and mountains
  • Every bedroom has a wonderful view. Main floor and upstairs bedrooms all have sliding walk out doors onto a balcony. It's also great to have two beds in each room - perfect for families.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • long term renters welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
We specialize in large group bookings but can also accommodate smaller groups or families, youth camps, retreats for which we offer cheaper rental rates based on less bedrooms used.