About this listing
A unique feature of our lovely, comfortable home is the huge windows along the south-facing side of the house which offer a magnificent panorama of the majestic Rocky Mountains. The main living area (living room, dining room, kitchen bathroom and two bedrooms) is upstairs on the second floor, which provides even more impressive views. If you enjoy bright, sun-drenched open spaces, you will love our living-room, dining room and kitchen area. The master bedroom and the children's bedroom on the second floor are north-facing, thereby cool and comfortable in the evenings. Downstairs (on the main floor) there is a sunny sitting-room (with a double sofa bed) and large play-room, looking out of huge windows again, onto the deck and quiet, tree-filled back-yard. A third bedroom with a large window, a second bathroom, small kitchenette / craft-room and a small but bright laundry room complete the first floor.
Situated beside a small park/playground, we are located minutes from the Cougar Creek trail-head (for biking, hiking and rock climbing), as well as from the well-rated Iron Goat Pub & Grill. Canmore offers a very good trail network with many choices within the (website hidden). 25 mins. walk from down town. (5 mins. drive). There is a transit bus between Canmore and Banff, which is situated 20 mins. west from here. If interested please contact us to plan a visit.
Absolutely no smoking, no pets on premises. This is a quiet, residential area with mutual respect among neighbors.
This is a comfortable home in a pleasant residential neighborhood. Canmore is a great location for visitors to Banff National Park - close to the park but without the excessive traffic and hordes of tourists. The primary living area is on the second floor which provides nice views of the mountains. However, guests who have difficulty with stairs could find that a problem. There are two bedrooms that can accomodate adults. The third bedroom is definitely a children's space as is the downstairs family room. The house was clean and ready for occupancy with an information sheet posted on the upstairs refrigerator. We struggled a bit with the TV but were able to sort it out although the outside light from the large windows made it hard to see during daylight hours. All in all, it was a great play to stay and we would recommend it to others.
A wonderful home from home. We had a great week in this lovely house. It was well equipped for our family, with plenty of toys for our 3 boys and space for my father to retreat downstairs! The views from the upstairs kitchen and living room are stunning and we enjoyed a few evenings on the deck. A beautiful, peaceful neighbourhood. One evening we strolled down to the Iron Goat Grill restaurant whilst my father babysat and enjoyed a meal on the terrace overlooking the mountains. I would thoroughly recommend this Rocky Retreat!
Our stay in Canmore was amazing! The house was clean and well maintained with all the comforts of home. Our hosts where welcoming and accommodating. The house is excellent for the entire family with lots of toys for the kids, beautiful back yard and steps from the park. Excellent location in a family friendly neighbourhood. We would defiantly return!
We had the most wonderful time at this house. Our hosts were extremely welcoming and friendly and showed us about their fabulous house. The house had everything that we needed, as well as a fabulous garden that included an eating area, outdoor fireplace, and playroom for the kids. It also had access to a park behind the property that the kids enjoyed. The house was located near 2 huge supermarkets that made shopping easy and close to Banff and all the other places that we wanted to visited. Our hosts made available to us terrific hiking books and other relevant information, maps and pamphlets for the area that were a great help to us planning our days. We would certainly recommend staying here.
Marti and Jean-Pierre provide a wonderfully comfortable home in a quiet friendly neighbourhood in Canmore. We arrived after a long flight from Asia and met Marti who provided us with a quick tour of her home - very quickly we were made feel very welcome. Our 3 small children especially, aged 5 and under, truly thought they had landed in 'kids heaven' given the toys available, the cubby house out the backyard and the children's playground just behind the house. Add to this the back deck, bbq grill, outdoor fireplace, well appointed kitchen and comfy beds it was simply a great place to relax at 'home' allowing both adult and parents to wind down however also an excellent location to base yourself to explore the Canadian Rockies as you are within an easy drive of Banff, Lake Louise etc.
If we come back we will definitely looks to stay again. Thanks so much Marti and Jean Pierre.
We had a wonderful stay at the house in Canmore. The house was perfect for our family. We were able to relax with home-cooked food, eating on the patio, along with internet and TV access, when we weren't out exploring the beauty of the mountains. The accommodations offered an excellent way to start and finish every day we were on vacation - much better than a hotel.
Jean-Pierre and Marti were friendly hosts and helped us find activities that got us away from the crowds of tourists. Their small library on activities and wildlife in the area was also very useful to us.
We appreciated that our hosts made sure we checked in okay, after we had an unexpected change with our arrival time.
Overall it was a wonderful experience, and made our trip to the Canadian Rockies that much more impressive.
We spent a very nice week at JP&M's house. Our daughter had plenty of toys and even a little house at the garden where she had fun every day early in the morning. The house is very comfortable and well located, very near to a big public garden, in a silent and beautiful neighborhood. J-P helped us to discover some interesting places in kananaskis Park and he even lent us some detailed maps of the hiking zone.
We had a nice organic french red wine bottle as welcome present!
I hereby recommend this two great host.
About the Host, Jean-Pierre & Marti
We are an active, trilingual family with three children. Marti is a teacher and Jean-Pierre is a utility worker. We are both long-time residents in the valley and have lived in this home for 18 yrs. We love to hike, climb, cycle, ski, travel,....We travel regularly to Europe to visit our families as well as to experience new countries / cultures, and we also take road trips when possible for climbing / hiking / cycling holidays. We do not watch television but occasionally watch movies on Netflix or go the cinema in Banff. (We can have cable TV connected if renters request).
We are happy to share our home with people who are enthusiastic about discovering the magic of the Rockies. Our house is clean and comfortable and we will ensure that you have all that you need to have an enjoyable stay!