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

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Breathtaking views from massive walls of glass in the living room!

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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
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  • Pets considered:No
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Property description

EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TIME OFFER: Get a free GPS-activated driving tour, use of tablet, 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 TABLET: 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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Property Type

  • 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

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

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

  • Bedroom 2 (loft level): 1 queen

    This is a loft style bedroom, open to living room below....moreless

  • Bedroom 1 (main level): 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    1 queen barnwood bed, plus 1 twin spare mattress (on floor)...moreless

  • Living room sleeper sofa: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    1 Queen sofabed, plus portable playpen/crib for infant...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

  • Main level bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Conventional style bathroom...moreless

  • Loft bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Open loft style bathroom with huge 2 person soaking tub...moreless

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

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

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Disco Club
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Naturism
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Water Sports
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Birch Haven's downtown location is second to none. Everything you could need is at your doorstep, or less than 5 mins walk away...grocery stores, Starbucks, art galleries, restaurants, cafes and more!...moreless

  • Mountain
  • 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
  • River
  • Town
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 7 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Covered Parking:

    Underground secured parking for 1 car...moreless

  • Elevator:

    We are on penthouse level, with elevator access...moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage:

    Secured, heated garage for 1 car...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace
  • Gym
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

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

  • Secure Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    Fully-equipped gourmet kitchen...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Balcony features sweeping views of the mountains...moreless

  • Beach Towels

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Shared Hot Tub:

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

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
PEAK SUMMER
Jun 13 - Sep 13, 2015
1 night min stay
$299
$1,999

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

SHOULDER
Sep 14 - Oct 12, 2015
1 night min stay
$195
$1,319

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

VALUE
Oct 13 - Oct 31, 2015
1 night min stay
$165
$1,099

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

ULTRA VALUE
Nov 1 - Nov 12, 2015
2 night min stay
$129
$879

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

VALUE
Nov 13 - Dec 10, 2015
1 night min stay
$165
$1,099

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

SHOULDER
Dec 11 - Dec 18, 2015
1 night min stay
$195
$1,319

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

PEAK WINTER
Dec 19 - Jan 7, 2016
3 night min stay
$359
$2,459

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$128
$879

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning fee $75 + tax
  • Tax Rate 5%

Notes:

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PETS / SMOKING RESTRICTIONS:

Sorry, pets and smoking are NOT allowed.

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Location

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

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 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!!


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Photos

  • Breathtaking views from massive walls of glass in the living room!

    Breathtaking views from massive walls of glass in the living room!

  • Panoramic views from rooftop hot-tub

    Panoramic views from rooftop hot-tub

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

    We offer mood lighting to enhance the ambience...

  • Entertainment barnwood armoire and riverstone firplace

    Entertainment barnwood armoire and riverstone firplace

  • Console table custom-crafted from solid slab of maple

    Console table custom-crafted from solid slab of maple

  • Antique barnwood window bench

    Antique barnwood window bench

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

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

  • Antique barnwood decor in bedroom

    Antique barnwood decor in bedroom

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

    Romantic canopy log bed beckons at the end of the day

  • Well-equipped gourmet kitchen, with dishwasher

    Well-equipped gourmet kitchen, with dishwasher

  • Spectacular peaks tower over our building

    Spectacular peaks tower over our building

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

    Enjoy our hot-tub, with 360 degree panoramic views

  • Cozy up to fireplace on barnwood window bench

    Cozy up to fireplace on barnwood window bench

  • Unique trapezoidal dining table

    Unique trapezoidal dining table

  • Magical winter views from our windows!

    Magical winter views from our windows!

  • Towering 30-ft console table crafted from ancient root stump and crosscut maple

    Towering 30-ft console table crafted from ancient root stump and crosscut maple

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

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

  • View from living room and balcony

    View from living room and balcony

  • Cheerful main level bathroom

    Cheerful main level bathroom

  • Large two-person soaking tub in loft bathroom

    Large two-person soaking tub in loft bathroom

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

    Chic, slate-accented kitchen, as viewed from loft

  • TOP: Our building encircled by towering peaks // BOTTOM: View from living room

    TOP: Our building encircled by towering peaks // BOTTOM: View from living room

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