Wonderful back yard in the forest. Outdoor sitting area backing onto forest reserve and hiking/ biking trails.Full private kitchen fully stocked.
Beautiful Bachelor forest retreat!
Beautiful Bachelor forest retreat!
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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A great place for people who want tranquility and privacy. Full kitchen, private entrance, outdoor seating area, soaker tub, wifi and wonderful big windows onto the forest. Come enjoy our peaceful neighbourhood away from the big hotels.

The space

Beautiful Bachelor walkout to the tranquility of the forest! Hardwood floors, dishwasher, soaker tub. Practically on the hiking and mountain bike trails. This is a fully self contained suite, on the ground floor of my home. Your residence has a full private kitchen, living room, bathroom, soaker tub, outdoor seating area and private entrance. While you are here, the full forested yard is yours to enjoy. I live in the top 2 floors of the house so am available if you would like any first hand local knowledge or if privacy is what you desire, you will hardly see me at all. ;-) Important to note: I have two dogs. A mid sized mutt names Theo and a small terrier named Rosie. Both are friendly. They are often in the yard but never if I am not home. If you don't care for dogs, just let me know and I will make arrangements for them during your stay.

Just 100km (62miles) from Calgary. Canmore is a beautiful community situated just outside the Banff National Park gates and beside Kananaskis Provincial Park (Kananaskis was where the film Broke Back Mountain was filmed.) 20 km bike ride along either mountain bike trails or the new paved bike path will bring you to the famous tourist town of Banff which is well renown for it's Arts program.

Hiking, Rockclimbing, and mountain biking are what the locals love to do around here in the summer. We have a small but picturesque quarry lake to cool off in should the temperatures soar.

If you love to mountain bike Canmore is a destination town. Being that it is outside of park gates XC mountain biking is not limited as it is within the parks. There are great Downhill trails in nearby Kananaskis Country.

Canmore has 3 Golf Courses. World class Silvertip and Stewart Creek as well as our own Canmore Golf Club.

You are smack dab in the mountains at an elevation of 4,500 feel. Great climbing, scrambling and hiking routes are everywhere around you.

Winter In Canmore!

If you decide to visit in the winter, XC skiing and iceclimbing are the main outdoor activites in Canmore. The world class Canmore Nordic Centre is an destination for Cross country ski enthusiasts. We host international events so the runs are always track set and groomed for skate skiing. We even have a night loop open and snow making should the snow gods be stingy that year.

If Downhill is more your passion, just outiside of this picturesque town, you have a choice of 5 different local ski resorts for Downhill skiing and snowboarding . The Canadian Rockies is famous for super dry powder and for Backcountry enthusiasts, ski touring is abundant as Canmore is surrounded on all sides by parks.

Winter or summer, Come check out the beautiful Canadian Rockies!

Guest access

The entire suite which is on the ground floor with private access. We live upstairs.

Interaction with guests

I will base my interaction on your needs. I am available mostly in the evenings as I work during the day. I can help you find the hidden gems and stay away from the overly expensive and crowded spots. Should you want privacy, you will hardly know I am there.

Other things to note

I have one container of bear spray that I give to guests to use. Don't worry no one has had to use it. ;-)

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Cleaning Fee $33
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price $100 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM

Guests in my home are welcome to enjoy the space, come and go as they please. Guests should know that...

1. smoking is only permitted outside and if you hear me on the porch outside upstairs, please smoke away from the house in the yard so I don't have to smell it. Please pick up your cigarette butts.
2. I do not pay my cleaner to do dishes so please load the dishwasher and get it running before you leave. The cleaner will put away the dishes when she arrives.
3. please keep the back yard gate closed. I have 2 dogs that sometimes use the yard and will escape. (if you don't like dogs, just let me know and I'll make sure they are not there when you are.)


Safety features
Smoke detector

2 nights minimum stay

134 Reviews

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Nam Phuong User Profile
September 2017
Overall, a good value to stay at when visiting Banff. Simple and provides the basic necessities. Very quiet and peaceful. The only odd thing is that it seems to be missing some window curtains for privacy; felt a little weird that a few of the windows didn't have curtains.

Marcel User Profile
August 2017
We stayed one month in this Airbnb apartment and we had a fantastic time. The apartment is perfectly located to explore Banff & Yoho National Park. Even Jasper National Park is easy to explore by car within one day when you start your trip early. The apartment is cozy, comfortable and well equipped.

Lori User Profile
July 2017
Great location, especially if you're heading to the Banff area! Cute little apartment that felt like a home away from home. Everything was exactly as described in the listing. Despite that there was only a curtain for a bathroom door, I would stay here again.
Laurie User Profile
Response from Laurie:
there is a pocket door, guess it was pushed in and you didn't notice. Sorry about that.
July 2017

Ben User Profile
July 2017
The suite was perfect for what we needed. We were able to cook a good portion of our food which was really nice and helped save money. It's only a short drive to Banff and several provincial parks so if you like to hike and bike, the location is great. We were getting up really early to beat the crowds and going to bed early so curtains would have been nice to block out light and give more privacy.

Hanae User Profile
June 2017
My friend and I stayed at Laurie's for three days while we explored Banff National Park. We felt right at home, and found the location convenient and the accommodations clean and cozy. The kitchen was well-supplied as well. We didn't have to contact Laurie about problems, but we were provided with options for communication if we needed it.

Scott User Profile
June 2017
Laurie's place was awesome. This suite offers great privacy and is a perfect spot for 2 people. Easy access to Canmore and Banff. Highly recommended and would not hesitate to return!

Ian User Profile
June 2017
This apartment is in a quiet residential area. It is well turned out and we ad a really relaxing time

Canmore, CanadaJoined in July 2011
Laurie User Profile

Hi, I live in the beautiful Canadian Rockies and love to travel and to share my home and my love of the Mountains. I am an avid Mountain biker and skier, snowboarder and am happy to let you in on all the best trails. I have been with Airbnb for 4 years now and have built my reputation as an excellent host! I have a private bachelor suite as well as a room in my home. Come check out what Canmore has to offer.

Languages: English, Français
Response rate: 70%
Response time: within a day

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