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Full disclosure - I personally am in love with today's mini-moon ideas from our friends at Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts. Why? Because it is ALL about getting out into this gorgeous Spring and soon to be summer weather, and exploring the outdoors. 

When you're planning a mini-moon, there are a few things to check off your list. First of all, you want it to be easy! Why? The last thing you need during wedding planning is the added stress of airport security and plane rides. Mini-moons are all about spontaneity - hop in the car and follow the adventure. You want somewhere close, but not too close! Second, if you're going to stay somewhere close to home, you want to choose somewhere quintessential. Snuggled into a valley in the mountains, with views for days and impeccable service. And third, you want somewhere with some amenities you can't find just everywhere. Hikes, canoeing, mountain biking, yoga, fireplaces, hot tubes, pools, room service and of course - serious relaxation.

With three idyllic Rocky Mountain venues that would make perfect mini-moons with your babe, or frankly a weekend away with your favourite babes, Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts has you covered for mini-moons or post-wedding vacays that are a must.

Emerald Lake Lodge

Tucked away in Yoho National Park, Emerald Lake Lodge is truly a Canadian gem. To get to this seriously private retreat, you have to cross a bridge over jade-coloured waters to reach a lodge built from hand-hewn timber and featuring massive stone fireplaces. With private cabins and suites, one of the best parts about is this mini-moon hot spot is the stainless steel hot tub, meaning no matter what time of year you pop up there, that baby is open!

Buffalo Mountain Lodge

When a lodge is literally on a mountain, you can't get away with not hitting up the outdoors. In the Spring, Tunnel Mountain has great snowshoeing for any skill level and come Summer months, Buffalo Mountain Lodge has mountain biking and hiking steps away. This mini-moon hot spot is beyond Instagram-worthy, you will love it.

Deer Lodge

Deer Lodge is minutes away from Lake Louise, and the authentic turn of the century decor and design make it the perfect getaway. A mini-moon deserves indulgence and Deer Lodge has a menu that is worth indulging in. Whether it's pre-wedding or post-wedding, pleasing your palette is one of the best ways to take your mind off your wedding planning or better yet, to celebrate your newly-married status. The rooftop of Deer Lodge has an amazing hot tub that gives you snow-capped mountain views late into the night and a dry wood sauna for a added spa experience.