Carleton Lodge History

Unique Condominium Style Whistler Hotel

The story of the Carleton Lodge is a matter of Whistler history.  The Carleton Lodge dates back to the humble beginnings of Whistler Village as we now know it.

Originally surveyed and documented in 1858 by Hudson’s Bay men looking for an alternate route into the Caribou area, the Whistler area first built its reputation as a summer destination with beautiful lakes and excellent fishing.

In 1966, Whistler Mountain officially opened for skiing and it was not until 1975 that the Resort Municipality of Whistler was created. At that time, calls for development proposals for Blackcomb Mountain were issued and a community plan was visualized with the town centre at the site where both Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains converge-the site that was then the community garbage dump.

In January 1978, 53 acres of Crown Land were given to the municipality to develop the town centre. The first sod for the new village was turned on August 18, 1978.

Built in 1979 and named after Whistler’s first Mayor Pat Carleton, the Carleton Lodge was originally intended as the skiers’ day lodge for Whistler Village. With privately sold suites it became lodging for locals only.

Now, years later, the Carleton Lodge has evolved into a unique condominium-style Whistler Village hotel offering five stories of spacious apartment-like suites.

Managed by Sundial Management Inc., who owns and operates the Sundial Boutique Hotel, the Carleton is best known for its unbeatable Whistler Village location right at the base of both Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains.

With sensational views of mountain and village activities, this unique property is situated in the centre of all the action. It is the closest lodging to the ski hill in winter and the mountain bike park in summer, and is mere steps to après ski locations, a wide variety of shops and boutiques, cafes and a great selection of restaurants and night spots. The famous Longhorn Saloon with its popular sunny patio is located on the ground level of the Carleton Lodge.

Exclusive and newly renovated, the Carleton features suites that range in size from 650 sq. ft. to 2000 sq. ft. and are unique in their furnishings and decor. All suites feature a fully equipped kitchen, fireplace, cable television with VCR, washer and dryer, and jacuzzi bathtub.

At the Carleton, guests get the best of both worlds: the privacy of their own condo paired with the amenities of a full service hotel. With check in at adjacent sister property, the Sundial Boutique Hotel, guests are served by the Sundial’s 24-hour front desk and concierge staff. Maid service every third day and secure ski and bike storage are included; as well as underground parking at a nightly charge.

From cozy one bedrooms overlooking the ski hill to the ultra deluxe penthouse suite, the Carleton Lodge has something for everyone is a part of Whistler history, and future.