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2BR Views Galore, Walls of Glass, Artistic Decor: Free Parkpass, Gps Tour, Wifi

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Stunning views from walls of glass in the living room!

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Last updated: 08/27/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1-5 nights
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  • Pets considered:No
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Canmore condo description

EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TIME OFFER: Get a free GPS-activated driving tour, use of mini iPad, Park Pass, wifi and more...

...proving that BIRCH HAVEN IS A VACATION RENTAL LIKE NO OTHER...

Aesthetics and comfort are given equal emphasis at this artistic 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo loft, furnished with antique barnwood & log furnishings designed personally by the artist-owner. Just 2 blocks from Main Street, the 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!)

THE BIRCH HAVEN DIFFERENCE...

Birch Haven offers an unusual number of thoughtful bonuses, which adds tremendous value to your stay. Ask us how you can get the bonuses below for FREE (limited time offer)!

1. WIFI

2. BANFF PARK PASS: Use of our pass saves you an extra $20 per day!

3. GPS-GUIDED TOUR OF BANFF/LAKE LOUISE/ICEFIELDS PARKWAY: We provide a GPS device that syncs up with your location and auto-activates with narration when you drive past areas of interest (over 1000 points throughout the Rockies).

It’s like having a private tour guide in your car sharing insights on the area’s history, its explorers, geology, wildlife sighting tips, sightseeing info and more. It even points out highways exits so you don’t miss turnoffs to interesting sights.

A private guide for your group would easily cost a few hundred dollars per day. Ask us how you can get this incredible bonus absolutely FREE. You will not find this at any other vacation rental!

4. USE OF MINI IPAD: Now your family can play games, check web-based email, browse the internet etc... without bringing along your own laptop. We have even pre-loaded the iPad with Banff-related apps and websites that will help you make the most of your vacation here.

As if the above is not enough, you will find even more touches that differentiate Birch Haven from any other vacation rental.

Mood lighting at the flick of a switch. A surround sound home entertainment system with a library of DVDs and CDs.

Full-color travel guidebooks and brochures to help you make the most of your visit. A barnwood armoire brimming with toys, board games, and novels. Even cookbooks in the gourmet kitchen.

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.

We 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!

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BED/BATH CONFIGURATION:
Birch Haven is designed to sleep 6 persons. However, larger groups have used a spare twin mattress (on floor) to sleep the 7th person. Additionally, one infant (if applicable) can sleep in the portable playpen.

Bedding/bath configuration is as follows:
Main level bedroom: One queen barnwood bed. There is a separate full bathroom next door (American-style bathtub with handheld/mounted shower).

Loft level bedroom and bath (note: this is open to living room below): One queen log canopy bed (+ one spare single mattress on floor). Full open bath in bedroom (European-style soaking tub with handheld shower)

Living room: One queen sleeper sofabed, with optional feather topper for extra comfort. There is also a portable playpen/crib for infants/toddlers.

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LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!

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 one of the most scenic highways in the world...

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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...

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Keywords: condo, Banff, wifi

Property Type

  • 4 story
  • Condo
  • On floor 4
  • 1000 sq. ft.
  • Elevator : We are on penthouse level, with elevator access

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                We provide hard-to-find conveniences that parents cherish: portable playpen/crib, dining high chair and toys....moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

              • Main level bedroom: 1 queen

                One queen barnwood bed. ...moreless

              • Living room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

                Queen sofabed, plus portable playpen/crib for infants....moreless

              • Loft level bedroom (open to living room below): 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

                One queen log canopy bed (+ spare single mattress on floor)...moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Lower level bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

                ...moreless

              • Loft bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

                ...moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                Fully-equipped gourmet kitchen...moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                0...moreless

              • Child's Highchair
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Freezer
              • Stove
              • Oven
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Pantry Items
              • Refrigerator
              • Dishwasher
              • Microwave

              Amenities

              • Parking Off Street:

                Additional cars can be parked in building's lot...moreless

              • Garage:

                Secured, heated garage for 1 car...moreless

              • Babysitter
              • Iron & Board
              • Fireplace
              • Living Room
              • Hair Dryer
              • Parking
              • Towels Provided
              • Fitness Room / Equipment
              • Heating
              • Covered Parking
              • Gas Fireplace
              • Linens Provided

              Other Amenities

                  • Birch Haven is a vacation rental like no other... You will not find lacklustre 'rental-quality' furniture here. That is because Birch Haven was not furnished to be a vacation rental per se. It was meticulously decorated by the artist-owner to be a haven for rejuvenation. Every piece of antique barnwood and log furnishing is exquisite and custom crafted by artisans, making us a favorite for honeymooners and families wanting lodging that's a cut above the rest. Throughout the loft, you'll find touches that differentiate this place from any other vacation rental. Mood lighting at the flick of a switch. Wireless internet. An antique barnwood armoire brimming with games and travel guidebooks. A surround-sound home entertainment system with CDs and DVDs. Cookbooks in the gourmet kitchen. Even a 'library' of pillows, including featherbeds, fluffy down-alternatives, or firm foam orthopedic ones. Plus a portable crib/playpen and dining high chair for infants and toddlers....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Shared Hot Tub:

                    Outdoor rooftop hot-tub with 360 degree panoramic views!...moreless

                  • Television
                  • Books
                  • Games
                  • Toys
                  • CD Player
                  • Stereo
                  • VCR
                  • Video Library
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Music Library
                  • DVD Player

                  Communications

                  • Internet
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Pool & Spa

                      • Hot Tub

                      Outdoor Features

                          • Balcony:

                            Balcony features sweeping views of the mountains...moreless

                          Theme

                          • Romantic
                          • Family
                          • Sports & Activities
                          • Tourist Attractions
                          • Away From It All
                          • Budget
                          • Spa

                          Location & View

                          • Mountain View:

                            Stunning mountain views from every room of the condo, including views from massive walls of glass in the living room. Additionally, the building's rooftop hot-tub provides 360 degree panoramic views....moreless

                          • Resort
                          • Village

                          Activities

                          • Cinemas
                          • Massage Therapist
                          • Medical Services
                          • Groceries
                          • Hospital
                          • Laundromat
                          • Paragliding
                          • Snorkeling/Diving
                          • Snowboarding
                          • Snowmobiling
                          • Spelunking
                          • Cross Country Skiing
                          • Kayaking
                          • Rock Climbing
                          • Rafting
                          • Hiking
                          • Skiing
                          • Golf
                          • Mountain Biking
                          • Swimming
                          • Cycling
                          • Fishing
                          • Mountaineering
                          • Roller Blading
                          • Fly Fishing
                          • Freshwater Fishing
                          • Ice Skating
                          • Mountain Climbing
                          • ATM/Bank
                          • Pier Fishing
                          • Fitness Center
                          • Horseback Riding
                          • Museums
                          • Live Theater
                          • Restaurants
                          • Autumn Foliage
                          • Caves
                          • Churches
                          • Duty Free Shops
                          • Library
                          • Playground
                          • Pond
                          • Recreation Center
                          • Forests
                          • Waterfalls
                          • Health/Beauty Spa
                          • Scenic Drives
                          • Paddle Boating
                          • Disco Club
                          • Water Sports
                          • Naturism
                          • Bird Watching
                          • Eco Tourism
                          • Walking
                          • Boating
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Sledding
                          • Shopping
                          • Wildlife Viewing
                          • Gambling Casinos
                          • Whitewater Rafting
                           

                          Reviews

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          PEAK SUMMER
                          Jun 13 - Sep 13
                          1 night min stay
                          $269
                          $1,819
                          SHOULDER
                          Sep 14 - Oct 12
                          1 night min stay
                          $179
                          $1,199
                          VALUE
                          Oct 13 - Oct 31
                          1 night min stay
                          $149
                          $999
                          ULTRA VALUE
                          Nov 1 - Nov 12
                          2 night min stay
                          $119
                          $799
                          VALUE
                          Nov 13 - Dec 10
                          1 night min stay
                          $149
                          $999
                          SHOULDER
                          Dec 11 - Dec 18
                          1 night min stay
                          $179
                          $1,199
                          PEAK WINTER
                          Dec 19 - Jan 7
                          5 night min stay
                          $329
                          $2,239
                          VALUE
                          Jan 8 - Feb 6
                          1 night min stay
                          $149
                          $999
                          SHOULDER
                          Feb 7 - May 14
                          1 night min stay
                          $179
                          $1,199
                          UTRA VALUE
                          May 15 - May 31
                          2 night min stay
                          $119
                          $799
                          SHOULDER
                          Jun 1 - Jun 12
                          1 night min stay
                          $179
                          $1,199
                          My Standard Rate
                          1 night min stay
                          $119
                          $799

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Cleaning fee $100 + tax
                          • Tax Rate 5%

                          Notes:

                          WHEN COMPARISON SHOPPING...

                          Unlike many other vacation rentals in Canmore, Birch Haven is LEGALLY-OPERATED and LEGALLY-ZONED for short-term tourist rentals. Don't risk your funds with illegally-operated properties.

                          Birch Haven sleeps 6 persons comfortably. A 7th person may sleep on a spare twin mattress. There's also a portable playpen/crib and dining highchair.

                          Sorry, no pets and no smoking.


                          Cancellation policy:

                          Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                          Last updated: 08/27/2014
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                          Location

                          100 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Calgary Airport (YYC)
                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          Highway 1
                          0.1 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          20 Miles
                          Nearest Ski
                          Banff Norquay
                          0.5 Metres
                          Nearest Golf
                          Stewart Creek
                          50 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant

                          Car: Recommended

                          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.

                           

                          Owner info

                          Why the Owner Chose Canmore:
                          Having traveled the globe extensively, we can quite safely say that this magical spot holds up as one of the most visually stunning areas the world. Unlike many other mountain destinations, Bow Valley is a relatively narrow valley. This means that the massive peaks soar overhead, and feel like they are close enough to touch! You don't get faraway mountain views from our home, you get up close and personal with our mountains! We fell head over heels in love with this awe-inspiring location during a vacation here. We had hardly scratched the surface of available activities in those 2 weeks and 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. Hence, the genesis of Birch Haven, a place we are now proud to share with you...

                          The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
                          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 mini iPad, 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!!


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                          Photos

                          • Stunning views from walls of glass in the living room!

                            Stunning views from walls of glass in the living room!

                          • We offer mood lighting to enhance the ambience...

                            We offer mood lighting to enhance the ambience...

                          • Antique barnwood decor in bedroom

                            Antique barnwood decor in bedroom

                          • Large two-person soaking tub in loft bathroom

                            Large two-person soaking tub in loft bathroom

                          • Soaring 30-foot birch accents the 34-foot vaulted dining room

                            Soaring 30-foot birch accents the 34-foot vaulted dining room

                          • Romantic canopy log bed beckons at the end of the day

                            Romantic canopy log bed beckons at the end of the day

                          • Antique barnwood window bench

                            Antique barnwood window bench

                          • Cheerful main level bathroom

                            Cheerful main level bathroom

                          • Enjoy our hot-tub, with 360 degree panoramic views

                            Enjoy our hot-tub, with 360 degree panoramic views

                          • Entertainment barnwood armoire and riverstone firplace

                            Entertainment barnwood armoire and riverstone firplace

                          • Chic, slate-accented kitchen, as viewed from loft

                            Chic, slate-accented kitchen, as viewed from loft

                          • Unique trapezoidal dining table

                            Unique trapezoidal dining table

                          • Curl up on leather sofa, which converts to a queen sleeper

                            Curl up on leather sofa, which converts to a queen sleeper

                          • Well-equipped gourmet kitchen, with dishwasher

                            Well-equipped gourmet kitchen, with dishwasher

                          • Console table custom-crafted from solid slab of maple

                            Console table custom-crafted from solid slab of maple

                          • Massive peaks encircle our  building

                            Massive peaks encircle our building

                          VRBO #407306

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                          This listing was first published here in 2011.

                          Date last modified - Wednesday, April 09, 2014

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                          Sleeps 7

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