Where to Stay
The forest views from the hot tub alone are worth the stay at this resort. But a long list of other perks (balconies in all rooms, lobby snacks—from wine to candy—and more) make it a great value. There’s also a communal barbecue available—just bring your own food for a poolside cookout.
Rates from $190, summitlodge.com
Where to Eat
A make-your-own plate featuring various styles of homemade pasta, plus your choice of sauce (meaty bolognese, light tomato and basil, and more) all for $16 is not a bad deal in this mountain town.
What to Do
This by-donation excursion around the village (offered by Whistler Museum during the summer season) gives you a comprehensive lay of the land: historic tales, behind-the-scene stories about the 2010 Olympic Games and more.
The best thing about this literary venue is its curated calendar of (mostly complimentary) events that are geared to appeal to everyone in the family, including evening meditation, film screenings, children’s chorus and iPhone photography classes.