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Unique handcrafted decor, walls of glass, parkpass

Entire loft hosted by S May
7 guests2 bedrooms3 beds2 bathrooms
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This loft sleeps 6 (floor mattress for 7th person if needed).

(Note: We have another property right next door, so we can sleep up to 14 if the 2 properties are rented together. Just ask!)

In Canmore, just 3 mins to Banff National Park gates, 15 mins to Banff town! Restaurants, grocery stores, cafes, shopping etc at your doorstep!

Enjoy mountain/town views from WALLS OF GLASS, artistic, custom artisan-crafted decor, and FREE WIFI. Plus shared rooftop hot-tub with panoramic views!

The space
This is a NO SMOKING, NO PETS property.

BED/BATH CONFIGURATION:
Birch Haven is a 1000 sq ft, 2 BR, 2 bathroom condominium (note: one of the bathrooms is conventional, and the other one is open-style). The property is designed to sleep 4-6 persons. However, larger groups have used a spare twin mattress (on floor) to sleep a 7th person. Additionally, one infant can sleep in the portable playpen (if applicable, please be sure to request playpen and dining chair at time of booking).

Bedding/bath configuration is as follows:
Main level bedroom: One queen barnwood bed (+ one spare single mattress on floor). There is a separate conventional full bathroom next door (American-style bathtub with wall-mounted shower).

Loft level bedroom and bathroom (note: this is open to living room below): One queen log canopy bed. Bath in bedroom is open and designed without walls (European-style soaking tub; no shower)

Living room: One queen sleeper sofabed, with memory foam mattress for extra comfort.

Upon request, a portable playpen/crib and dining high chair are available for infants/toddlers.

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Treat yourself to panoramic views from WALL OF GLASS in the living room's soaring 23-foot vault. Amazingly, every piece of furniture was designed and commissioned for this stunning condo. Artists from various regions of Canada hand-crafted each piece and came in to install these works of art.

Aesthetics and comfort are given equal emphasis at this artistic condo loft, furnished with antique barnwood & log furnishings designed personally by the artist-owner.

Just 2 blocks from Main Street, our downtown location means that grocery stores, restaurants, art galleries, trendy cafes are all at your doorstep!

The loft features 23-foot vaulted ceilings, soaring 8-foot walls of glass flanking a cozy log/river stone fireplace & hi-speed wireless internet. Enjoy stunning views whether you are lounging in bed, relaxing on the leather sofa, working out in the gym or soaking in the rooftop hot tub!

Every piece of antique barnwood and log furnishing is exquisite and crafted by artisans, earning us a reputation as the area's most sought-after loft for honeymooners, families, and those looking for a vacation experience that's a cut above the rest! (All the photos shown here are of ACTUAL views from Birch Haven!)

HOW WE ARE DIFFERENT:

Birch Haven offers a number of thoughtful bonuses, including FREE WIFI (limited time offer)!

You will find even more touches that differentiate Birch Haven from any other vacation rental...

Mood lighting at the flick of a switch. Guidebooks and brochures to help you make the most of your visit. A barnwood armoire brimming with toys, board games, and novels. Dishwasher in gourmet kitchen. Even cookbooks to inspire the Iron Chef in you!

At Birch Haven, you can pamper yourself with our feather-bed topper for plush bedding comfort. Or remove the topper, if you prefer a firmer mattress. We even offer a 'library' of pillows to accommodate your preferences.

Upon request, we can also offer hard-to-find amenities that make a real difference to parents: a portable playpen/crib, plus a dining high chair for your little one!

Guest access
You are renting the entire apartment so you will have access to everything in the apartment. You will share the building's amenities like the gym and rooftop hot-tub featuring panoramic 360 degree views of the peaks encircling our building! We also offer wifi as a courtesy to our guests.

DISCLAIMERS: Please be aware due to mountain conditions, we cannot guarantee 24/7 wifi as provider outages that are beyond our control sometimes can occur. The hot-tubs are shared amenities and are subject to periodic closure for cleaning/maintenance. There are 3 hot-tubs in the building complex (2 rooftop and 1 indoor), so there is usually at least one that is open. However, we cannot guarantee availability as the cleaning/maintenance schedule is beyond our control.

Other things to note
WHEN COMPARISON SHOPPING, BE SURE TO CONSIDER THIS: Birch Haven is LEGALLY ZONED for short-term tourist rentals. Unfortunately, this is not the case for the vast majority of properties in Canmore. Don't risk losing your payments or disrupting your vacation due to crackdowns on illegally-operated properties.
This loft sleeps 6 (floor mattress for 7th person if needed).

(Note: We have another property right next door, so we can sleep up to 14 if the 2 properties are rented together. Just ask!)

In Canmore, just 3 mins to Banff National Park gates, 15 mins to Banff town! Restaurants, grocery stores, cafes, shopping etc at your doorstep!

Enjoy mountain/town views from WALLS OF GLASS, artist…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 floor mattress
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

Amenities

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Location

Canmore, Alberta, Canada

ACTIVITIES:
Visit 4 National Parks! Birch Haven is blessed with easy access to four national parks and several provincial parks:

**24 km / 15 miles to Banff townsite (approx 15 mins)

**80 km / 50 miles to Lake Louise and the start of the Icefields Parkway (approx 45 mins)

**60 km / 35 miles to Kootenay Natl Park entrance (approx 45 mins)

**80 km / 50 miles to Yoho Natl Park* entrance (approx 1hr 15 mins)

**200 km / 125 miles to Jasper Natl Park* entrance (approx 2 hrs)

**26 km / 16 miles to Kananaskis Country (approx 0.5 hrs).

Easy Access:
One thing that sets the Canadian Rockies apart from other mountain destinations is how little effort it takes to reach spectacular scenery. Truly stunning vistas that may require hours of hiking in other parks are right on the highway, accessible from the window of your car! Indeed, some of these drives (including the Icefields Parkway drive) are rated as some of the most scenic in the world...

Summer Activities:
Summer activities are seemingly endless: golfing, whitewater rafting, fishing, horseback riding, wildlife-watching, hiking, heli-hiking, ATV expeditions, caving, rock climbing, mountain-biking and more.

Bicycling magazine named the Canmore area as one of 'The 50 Best Trips on Our Planet.' Suffice to say, accolades and activities abound...

Drive to Columbia Glacier, the largest non-polar ice-cap in the world, hop on a snocoach and walk on the face of the glacier! Or, for a taste of the Wild West, hop on a wagon picnic excursion or saddle up a horse.

Hikers will find thousands of miles of maintained trails. Try heli-hiking, and have a helicopter drop you off at the top of a remote peak, pick you up at the bottom, after you take a leisurely hike down!

And then there is golf. With 6 world-class golf courses and 135 spectacular holes nearby, Canmore is a golfer's mecca. Three courses (Stewart Creek, Silvertip and Canmore Golf & Curling Club) are within a few minutes' drive...

Winter Activities:
Winter is romantic and simply magical. Ice-skate, snowshoe, snowmobile, dog-sled, ice-fish, ski and more, in postcard-perfect surroundings!

Follow the tracks of wolves and learn the hunting patterns of owls in snowshoe excursions. Take guided ice walks through Johnston and Grotto Canyons. Experience the world of suspended waterfalls and massive blue ice pillars, frozen in time. Go on a guided ice-fishing expedition in the toasty warmth of heated huts!

Enjoy sleigh rides, or let a team of huskies whisk you through breathtaking scenery on dogsleds. Snowmobile through the back roads and wilderness areas. Or soar over the stunning landscapes of the Continental Divide in a helicopter!

Then there's world class skiing and snowboarding on dry champagne powder. Banff/Lake Louise was recently voted 'Best Ski Resort of the World' by the London Daily Telegraph! Five downhill ski areas are within easy reach of Birch Haven, with Norquay, Sunshine and Nakiska within a 15-30 minute drive.
ACTIVITIES:
Visit 4 National Parks! Birch Haven is blessed with easy access to four national parks and several provincial parks:

**24 km / 15 miles to Banff townsite (approx 15 mins)

Hosted by S May

Joined in February 2013
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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. 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!
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 P…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 16:00 - 02:00
Check out: 10:00
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Safety & Property
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit – if you damage the home, you may be charged up to £594