Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-7), wifi, views!
- English, Mandarin Chinese
Travel is somewhat of an obsession with us, and having traveled extensively in over 50 countries, we can quite safely say that the Canadian Rockies (and especially Banff National Park) still holds up as one of our favorite spots in the world.
Why Owner chose Canmore
We fell head over heels in love with this awe-inspiring location during a vacation here and had hardly scratched the surface of available activities in those 2 weeks. When we realized that it would take a lifetime to enjoy the gifts of the area, we quickly decided that we wanted to own a slice of heaven... to have a special place to rejuvenate our minds, reassess our priorities and recalibrate our lives. We first purchased one penthouse loft, loved it so much that we purchased another loft! Hence, we now have TWO SIDE-BY-SIDE lofts that we are proud to share with you. these 2 lofts can be rented separetely, or together (for large groups). Come experience the magic of the Canadian Rockies!
What makes this Condo unique
When we say 'we are a vacation rental like no other', we mean it! Where else will you get a free GPS-activated driving tour of Banff or use of a tablet, or a library of pillows carefully selected so every type of preference is accommodated? Where else is EVERY piece of furniture (except the sofabed) a work of art, lovingly designed by the artist-owner and crafted by artisans all over Canada? And we haven't even mentioned the playpen, or the high chair for children, or the WALLS of glass showcasing the stunning mountain views. How about the exceptional downtown location where everything you could need is at your doorstep... grocery stores, cafes, art galleries, restaurants, even ATMs! We could go on and on... but we invite you instead to stay at Birch Haven, and let us know why YOU love our place!!
Pool / Spa
Children allowed - Children allowed, as long as they are well-behavedChildren allowed, as long as they are well-behaved
No pets - Sorry, strictly no pets (regardless of size)Sorry, strictly no pets (regardless of size)
No parties/events - Heavy drinking/partying/noisy events not allowedHeavy drinking/partying/noisy events not allowed
No smoking - No smoking (inclu cannabis), inside or outsideNo smoking (inclu cannabis), inside or outside
Max guests: 7
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Great views from apartment
Uniquely decorated, this apartment has everything you need for a stay of any length. The fireplace was a nice touch. Beds and furniture very comfy and kitchen well stocked. Location is within walking distance to restaurants, pubs and grocery shops. Nice place to sit and watch the sunset on the mountains.
Smaller than anticipated
- right in the heart of Canmore (very cute little town)
- small balcony
- great directions and arrival instructions with pins/codes to access every space needed including detailed parking instructions which were very helpful
- we didn't have a chance to use the hot tube area, but I'm guessing that's a pro ;)
- basic toiletries provided (including hand soap, dishwasher detergent, etc)
- plenty of towels, blankets, etc. and a well-stocked kitchen
- Much smaller than anticipated. 1 bedroom + 1 loft area (with bed) + 1 hide-a-bed. The living room with the hide-a-bed is barely big enough to fold out the bed (you can do it, but it's pretty cramped)
- ONLY ONE USABLE BATHROOM. Yes, technically the loft contains the 2nd bathroom, but the toilet is just out in the loft area (not in a closet or anything) and since the apartment is so small, everyone would be able to hear (and probably smell) everything happening in that "bathroom".
- Each space is pretty small, so putting 6 or 7 adults is VERY crammed. We had 6 adults there for one night, which was fine, but any longer than that would have been pretty uncomfortable.
- No room for kids to run around or play since the kitchen, dining area, and living area are all small and filled with furniture.
Not all it's cracked up to be
Stayed here for a night and was disappointed. The claim of sleeping 6-7 isn't accurate unless you are a college student and can pile in together or have 4 children and 2 adults. The location is great but no working TV (can get the roku working but doesn't help if there are sports on you wanted to watch) and the hot tub is not very nice. The description really overcalls it. I think it would be fine for a group of 4 max but the price isn't worth it and cancellation is 60 days ahead which makes it difficult if plans change.
The apartment was just as described: it was beautiful inside with large
windows and an open concept. The kitchen was loaded with utensils/dishes -
and basically anything that we required. The place was very clean when we
arrived and there were extra towels and bed sheets should we have needed
them. The view was beautiful and I must say we were very well situated! We
were close to grocery stores, retail and a five minute walk from Canmore
downtown. I would say that the place fits four people very comfortably
(couples) if you are looking to have your own rooms. All other beds are
either located in the living-room/dining space or in one of the two rooms.
The condo amenities were great as well, we enjoyed the gym and hot tub
greatly! The landlords were also very responsive and accommodating. All and
all would definitely book here again:)
Many thanks and we hope to see you again in the future!
Unit was clean, well maintained
Our expectation of the unit was that the views were incredible - from the photos we saw. We faced a large parking lot with major box stores, some mountain view. The design of the loft is poor - toilet is wide open to the bedroom and downstairs. The bed was set up in front of the window, so no view or potential to open the window. The location was excellent in terms of proximity to downtown and many restaurants. The building is quiet and very secure. We were also not aware that the unit rates were quoted in US dollars until after we booked. We feel this should have been made evident in the quote, as opposed to being in fine print at the very end of the information.
Stayed here for a week while in Canada, very lovely apartment (love the
furniture!!) and area and the host was very helpful. Lots of little extras
included like the iPad which tops it off :) had a really lovely time here.
Location: In the midst of all the Banff area offerings, but away from the crowds, is Birch Haven. Ideally situated in downtown Canmore, this loft is just 3 minutes from the Banff National Park gates and just over an hour from the Calgary International Airport. Our downtown Canmore location means that everything is at your doorstep or just a short walk away from trendy cafes, restaurants and supermarkets to health food, sporting goods stores, and banks.
Area: Remarkably, Birch Haven is blessed with easy access to four national parks (Banff, Jasper, Kootenay, Yoho) and and several more provincial parks! Indeed, this stunning area served as the backdrop for the movie, 'Brokeback Mountain.
Golf: With 6 world-class golf courses and 135 spectacular holes nearby, Canmore is a golfer's mecca.
Within a few minutes' drive of Birch Haven are three courses: Stewart Creek, Silvertip, and Canmore Golf & Curling Club.
The world-famous Banff Springs Hotel course is just 15 mins away, while two Robert Trent Jones courses are a half hour away at Kananaskis.
Ski: This area is a famous for worldclass Skiing and Snowboarding on dry champagne powder.
Banff/Lake Louise was recently voted 'Best Ski Resort of the World' by over 25,000 readers polled by the respected London Daily Telegraph!
Other accolades include Good Ski Magazine's '#1 Ski resort in North America' and Thomas Cook's 'Favorite Destination for British Skiers.'
Five downhill ski areas are within easy reach -- Banff's Norquay, Sunshine and Nakiska are within a 20-minute drive.
With over 30 feet of natural snow every year, Sunshine has one of the longest seasons in North America (mid November to mid May) and offers supreme skiing above the timber line.
Norquay, meanwhile, boasts the 'Best Fall Line Cruising,' according to Ski Canada magazine.
The ski resorts of Fortress and Lake Louise are 45 minutes away and feature breathtaking drives that are as highly recommended as the destination.