Wonderful back yard in the forest. Outdoor sitting area backing onto forest reserve and hiking/ biking trails.
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, livingroom, 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. ;-)
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!
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First of all, we LOVED Canmore and our time there. We arrived VERY late at night, so we let the owner know we wouldn't arrive until the middle of the night. She made arrangements for us to get in at this inconvenient hour, which we really really appreciate.
The apartment is cozy, and close to everything. It's easy to get around Canmore from the apartment, and it is also located right near the highway that goes to Banff.
A couple of things....
Wifi....the wifi password is found on the table on a small angel figurine, inside the wings of the figurine. Unfortunately, we didn't see this (it is not obvious), so we managed to find our way into town at a really cute coffee place called Beamers, where we were able to get free wifi. The owner was able to get in touch with us later in the day and give us directions on the wifi in the apartment.
(email hidden) is a nice little bathroom, with a heated floor, which is REALLY nice in the cold of winter. It has a sliding door which is a bit difficult to open and close. It has some tinted tape over the clear glass tiles, but some of that is pealing, so it is not the most private door. If you are shy, you may feel a bit exposed. :)
Kitchen....The kitchen is nice and has most everything you need. We cooked several meals while we were there.
(email hidden)ere is no thermostat in the apartment. It is attached to the house upstairs, which is what regulates the temperature in the apartment. We were fairly comfortable with the temperature, but if you are not, you can always ask the owners to adjust.
Bed...the bed is fairly comfortable. It has a memory foam top, which many people really like. I am not a fan of these, as they tend to generate too much heat and are a bit too soft for my taste. If you don't like these, you can always remove it for a firmer sleep.
Privacy...there aren't really any curtains in the windows, but they aren't really needed because there is just mountain and woods behind the house. There are houses on each side of the house, but you don't feel like it. You feel fairly secluded, which is nice, but you are actually in a neighborhood.
Noise...it seems to be a very quiet neighborhood, which is nice. You are in the downstairs of a house, so you will likely hear people walking and talking above you, but it is not bad.
Views...the views when you pull out of the driveway of the house are amazing. Pretty much anywhere you go in Canmore has an amazing view. It is absolutely beautiful!
Overall, we had a good experience. We loved Canmore and Banff, and would definitely return.
We had a great stay in Laurie's basement apartment. The place was cozy, clean and quiet, and looked exactly as the photos. Laurie was really friendly and made us feel right at home at our arrival and was quick to respond to text messages. I would definitely come back! Canmore is beautiful!
Effortless arrival and departure, great location with a nice restaurant/pub (Iron Goat) just up the road and easy walking distance. Very comfortable apartment, strong WiFi connection, well-equipped kitchen for a short or mid-duration stay. Very comfortable bed! It was a truly great visit, and Laurie was a fantastic and responsive host!
I have to agree with other reviewers that this isn't a place for someone who has privacy-issues LOL! The lack of curtains leaves you feeling very "exposed", though as other reviewers have pointed-out, this is probably unwarranted given the layout of the property. Inside of the apartment, there is also little privacy, especially with the door to the toilet being only partially-frosted glass, so you will want to be very comfortable with whomever is staying here with you! But... these are very small issues. Overall, the apartment is just perfect!!
Our stay with Laurie was terrific. She is very responsive, helpful and welcoming, and the accommodations were lovely. Exactly what we hoped for.
The location is fantastic. We were in the area for the Banff Mountain Film & Book Festival, and we were very happy that we decided to stay in Canmore instead of in Banff. Laurie made some excellent suggestions for enjoying our time in this beautiful place.
Thanks, Laurie! We hope to stay again another time.
My fiancé and I had an amazing time at Laurie's bachelor.
The place was cozy and welcoming, the bed comfortable and the bathtub huge! Laurie was a great guest, always smiling and ready to help. Highly recommended!
Laurie's place was a lovely getaway for us in a quiet neighbourhood in peaceful surroundings. The little basement suite was perfect for our needs. Laurie was a fabulous host and I would recommend this place to others looking for a nice clean place to stay. My only suggestion would be to install some blinds or curtains for privacy and a little more sleep before the sun comes up!
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 2 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.