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Cozy Suite In The Rocky Mountains
Cozy Suite In The Rocky Mountains

Entire home/apt

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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Just a 5-minute drive to downtown, this quiet, self-contained suite comfortably sleeps 2, with beautiful views, bathroom, kitchenette & Wi-fi access. A short walk to brunch, pubs & shops. The real highlight is hiking and mtnbiking out the front door.

The space

Our suite is small, clean and cozy, located on the ground level of our home looking into the forest in our backyard. Plenty of squirrels, crows, and the occasional elk come through. Our street has one of the best views in town and our neighbourhood is far enough from downtown to really feel like you're a Rocky Mountain local, but close enough that you can enjoy some of the best dining in the Bow Valley.

We have done our best to create an inviting space for you. Photos of my travels and other art pieces grace the walls and the furniture is mid-century modern with a splash of Swedish modern.

We live upstairs so are available for assistance with suggestions for hiking trails or romantic restaurants or grabbing an extra blanket on a chilly night. We are best suited for guests who are out and about for the day as we have happy, active kids upstairs who do make noise and it can travel during the day. This is a cozy space for sleeping, eating and planning your adventures for the next day - if you're looking for a zen retreat or quiet days writing your novel this is not the place, although if you want to hike into the woods right behind our house it's perfect for that.

We're all about getting out and enjoying the mountains so there is no TV in the suite. We don't even have one upstairs. Lots of books and DVD's are available for sleepy nights.

The kitchenette includes a mini-fridge, microwave, toaster, coffee maker and kettle. Organic tea and locally roasted coffee supplied. There is no sink but we've supplied a wash basin (to fill up in the bathroom), lots of eco-friendly dish soap and hand-crocheted dish cloths made by my mom.

The bathroom is small but all the essentials- toilet, shower, fresh towels, hair dryer and locally-made organic hand soap.

For guests with young children we have a Pack 'n Play for you to use. Other baby gear may be available, just let us know what you need.

Guest access

Guests will have access to the suite through a private entrance in our garage. Instructions will be sent once reservation is confirmed. You can come upstairs if you like or have all the privacy you need.

Interaction with guests

We are happy to help our guests out with advice and suggestions to best enjoy their vacation, we're just a knock on the front door away. Please come up and see us if there's anything you need or send us an email. This self-contained suite offers you privacy and independence, if that's what you're after. There is a door into the suite from our home that we keep locked and only use to access the suite for cleaning.

Other things to note

We have kids who are very happy and quiet most of the time. They get up early, and in case you don't, we've supplied ear plugs. As parents we are very happy to host other families, especially those with babies, as we get it!


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Keypad

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: 34
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price: 119 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM

We are a sustainability-minded, outdoor-loving family and are happy to share our space with like-minded folks. Permaculturists, recyclers, and composters most welcome.

We use natural and organic products when possible. We are sensitive to strong scented synthetic products so please no colognes and perfumes - especially Axe body products.

Pets will be considered, but will not be allowed to stay in the suite alone.

Parking is on the street in our neighbourhood.

Leave shoes and boots at the entryway - especially if wet or snowy.

Before checking out strip the bed and have towels and sheets in a pile.

Place recycling in the basket beside the garbage can.

Turn the lights off in the suite and the garage when leaving the suite. and please lock the door when leaving.

No smoking, no parties, no loud music, please.

Check out time is 11 am.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - There are 2 small steps down into the suite from the entryway.
Potential for noise - There are 2 toddlers who live upstairs and we do all we can to ensure that guests are not disturbed too late or too early. We have supplied ear plug
No parking on property - Parking is on our street. Often there are spots right out front or just across the street from our house but sometimes more of a walk is required.
Some spaces are shared - The suite is completely private and has its own entrance but it is within our house so you will share your ceiling with our floor.
Amenity limitations - The kitchen is a fridge, toaster, coffee maker and kettle with access to running water in the bathroom very much like in a hotel room.

Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

Availability
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Samantha User Profile
August 2017
We had such a great time in this cozy suite! The bed was comfy, the decor was adorable, communication with Jenn was great! Everything was outstanding. Our only regret was that we couldn't stay longer. Already planning another trip for next year :)

Lucy User Profile
August 2017
Super cozy home-- perfect for coming home to after a long day of adventures. There are literally trails a few steps down the street and cute spots for food within walking distance, as well as quick and easy access to downtown and Highway 1 by car. I was off the GPS by dinnertime! Jenn really thought of everything one might need for a cozy stay: coffee and tea, heater and blankets, silverware and flatware, maps and guidebooks, and all the choose your own adventure books you can read (we opted for real life adventures. we died in the book version much too quickly). The keyless entry was very convenient and safe, and finding parking on the street was no problem. The only thing is that the bathroom is a pretty small. You have to be kind of flexible to scrub the nature off your legs in the shower and you certainly can't get ready side-by-side in the mornings, but it does the job. Canmore is such a charming town. We loved everything we ate and everyone was so incredibly nice. I 100% recommend staying in Canmore (rather than the oversaturated Banff) and Jenn's suite is a really great option for a budget conscious couple.

Naomi User Profile
August 2017
Jenn's place was perfect for our starting off point on our Rocky Mountain adventure! Great location--We walked into town every morning for coffee and bagels and then drove out to Banff and Lake Louise! The suite is small, cozy and perfect! Jenn communicated everything very clearly and even had coffee and tea set out for us!

Winston User Profile
July 2017
Easy check in

Maura User Profile
July 2017
Great stay at jenn's place! Very close to local canmore trails and restaurants. Parking was easy and the room was very clean. Jenn was very good about checking in on us to see if we needed anything. We enjoyed our stay!

Jessy User Profile
July 2017
Wonderful place to stay during our trip to Banff. We were very happy with the room and the neighborhood. It was a quick 25 minute drive to the heart of Banff. Downtown Canmore was also great and less than five minutes away. We would definitely stay again. We also tried one of Jenn's recommendations for dinner, Grizzly Paw Brewery, and it was delicious!

Dieter User Profile
July 2017
Top suite! 15 min drive to Banff in a nice quite street. Communication was perfect! Would recommend!

Canmore, CanadaJoined in July 2014
Jenn User Profile

After many years of travelling around Canada and around the world, I've settled in Canmore with my husband and young son. We love the mountains very much and all the fun things we can do here - hiking, biking, cross country skiing, and, in general, enjoying the beauty of it all each and every day.

I love to cook - organic and local foods are my most favourite. I have many great friends who are farmers and love to play in my own garden and forage for food, too. I am a non-practicing yoga teacher, but a practicing permaculturist, vermicomposter, seamstress, new mom, writer, painter, and photographer. I value sustainability and like to recycle, compost, reuse and try to not buy too much or fix what I can.

I have lived all across Canada, Up North, and in Japan (where I taught English). I've travelled across all over America, Hawaii, Mexico, France, Italy, Switzerland, Russia, Ukraine, Ukbekistan, Georgia, Thailand...I think that's all. I plan to do more and can't wait to see the world through my son's eyes. Rather than take in lots of place in a short time, I'd rather really live somewhere for a longer time and get to know it.

A special note: This summer, 2015, we've gotten the chance to do some travelling ourselves so our good friends, Jay and Laurie, will be looking after our house and the suite. I'm still your initial point of contact but Jay and Laurie will help you out once you come to town. They have two little girls and are active mountain folk who have loved living in the Bow Valley for quite a few years now.

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