This might be the most cultured hike around Banff. Did you know there is a cafe overlooking a bright blue lake that you can visit? This rustic cabin serves up cozy mugs of tea and has the best view of any patio. You'll want to find this postcard-worthy mountain tea house in Alberta this summer if you love a good hike.\nTwo hours from Calgary, you can find Lake Agnes Tea House. But this hidden gem requires you to go on a bit of a treasure hunt to find it.\nEditor's Choice: This $9M Castle For Sale Makes Alberta Look Better Than The South Of France (PHOTOS)\nInstead of just parking and walking in, you'll need to follow a 7.6-kilometre trail. But the hike there only adds to the charm as it is like a prize at the end.\nThe hike is moderate in difficulty starting at Chateau Lake Louise and will take between one and two hours each way. You'll pass Mirror Lake before reaching the shores of Lake Agnes, where the mountaintop tea house is perched.\nThe eye-catching log and stone structure looks like something you would expect to see in a fantasy story. Seeing it right in the middle of nature right next to the glistening water is breathtaking.\nOnce you arrive, you are in for a real treat. You'll be able to enjoy a priceless view of the mountains and a blue lake.\nView this post on Instagram When u hike 2.5 hours to a mountaintop tea house and its closed when u get there, but the views are still 👌🏼 A post shared by Stefanie Sliger (@stefanie.sliger) on Sep 26, 2019 at 10:48am PDT\nThe restaurant offers every tea you can think of, including classics like Earl Grey and green tea.\nThey have an incredible list of 100 different types of tea, including unusual flavours like cookies and cream, pear, and ice wine.\nView this post on Instagram #lakeagnes #lakelouise #hiking #goodvibes #rockies #cairn A post shared by 🏔🥾📸⛩🏞🛤🏜🗺🏝🛩🌋 (@journeysmade) on Jun 17, 2020 at 2:32pm PDT\nPlus, you can satisfy your hunger with their hearty sandwiches and soups.\nBut if you have a sweet tooth, you'll want to save room for some of their baked goods. Their cookies alone make the hike worth it.\nView this post on Instagram Sippin’ tea 1200ft up 🏔#BanffNationalPark #hikingBanff A post shared by Stephanie (@_stephhcheung) on Sep 21, 2019 at 10:31am PDT\nIf you want to see this spot for yourself, it is open from Thursday, June 4 to Saturday, October 10, so you have plenty of time to go.\nLake Agnes Tea House\nAddress: Lake Agnes, Lake Louise, AB\nWhy You Need To Go: You can try 100 types of tea at this secret tea house next to a bright blue lake.\n View this post on Instagram Swipe for my tea time view ➡️ ☕️🏔🌲 Fun fact - the Lake Agnes tea house is the oldest tea house in Canada! They have no electricity so they have to carry supplies up the mountain when needed! Also they make a mean chai latte! #travelalberta #explorebanff #explorelandwaterandair #explorecanada #parkscanada A post shared by Syd (@sydbrowny) on Aug 4, 2019 at 10:35am PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\nWe strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment and obey any local laws.