Private Rocky Mountain Retreat: Ideal for Families
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Canmore house description
Nestled in the stunning Rocky Mountains in Canmore, this private, custom built 4000+ square foot home backs onto a nature reserve and wildlife corridor with hiking trails at your front door. Large enough for family gatherings or entertaining, yet intimate enough for a romantic getaway.
You will be greeted by Mountain Life Concierge who will provide you with keys and an introduction to your mountain retreat. A welcome basket will complete your easy check in.
Built in 2001, this unique two storey walk out features three interconnected levels of decks with spectacular, panoramic mountain and forest views at every turn. Adirondack chairs, gas barbecue, outdoor Gloster dining table for six, patio heater and an outdoor hot tub create a relaxing and entertaining oasis within the forest canopy.
The property is fully landscaped using native plant species with a slate patio and walking trail that extends from the second deck to a cozy slate outdoor firepit. A covered veranda at the front of the house frames the impressive entryway.
Once inside, you will be delighted by the luxurious antique mountain furnishings and decor with every modern convenience. Using pieces from local antique stores as well as our private collection, the decor of this home makes it truly unique. Relax among our assemblage of Western Alberta history while surrounded by every modern amenity.
The gourmet kitchen is fully appointed with a refrigerator, Ultraline gas stove and convection oven, dishwasher, garburator and microwave. The cupboards contain everything you will need to prepare simple snacks and meals or to entertain in extravagance. A coffee maker, espresso machine, kettle, blender, griddle, toaster, popcorn maker and waffle maker are at your disposal, should you choose to dine at home. An iPod docking station connects to the dining room, great room and two sets of outdoor deck speakers so you can set the mood anywhere you're relaxing. The kitchen opens to the upper deck via a unique pass through bifold window system.
Seating for six plus a leather bench is located in the dining room, which looks into the great room. An enormous stone wall frames the gas fireplace and the vaulted ceiling is panelled in solid wood beams. Relax in our beautiful leather armchairs as you plan your day or reflect on your latest adventure. Guide and history books on the area are available for your use. The upper deck can be accessed through french patio doors and provides intimate cafe style seating for two.
The main floor also boasts a private television room with a flat screen HDTV, Bluray DVD player, Playstation 2 and 3 and a personal laptop with wireless internet access. A library of DVD's, books and PlayStation games is available for your enjoyment. A full bathroom with a slate walk in shower is also on the main floor. The mudroom that leads to the double car garage completes the first level of our home.
All of the bedrooms are on the second level. The master suite contains a king size bed, seating area and full spa-like ensuite complete with double sinks, a double shower and an antique claw bathtub. The second master bedroom suite contains a queen sized bed and bunk beds and adjoins a full ensuite with a walk in shower and antique sink. The third and largest bedroom features a king size bed and two twin daybeds with a seating area and ample closet space. In addition to the three bedrooms, there is an alcove containing built-in bunk beds, whose cozy location is every kids dream. Our home easily sleeps two families of four or three couples. Everyone one has private sleeping quarters, washroom and ample storage space.
The walk out level of our home is an open concept recreation room, with a beautiful wood beam ceiling and feature gas fireplace wall with shelving. Relax in the plush seating around the fireplace or enjoy the foosball table, digital slot machine and games table.The games table can also double as an additional dining area for five. A fourth full bathroom with steam shower and teak benches also doubles as a change room for the outdoor hot tub. A large capacity, front loading washer and dryer completes the lower level.
Main street Canmore is only minutes away, with shopping, dining and nightlife. The famous town of Banff and Banff National Park are an easy 20 minute drive. World class golf at Silvertip, Stewart Creek, Banff Springs and Kananaskis courses are all within 30 minutes. Hiking and cycling trails abound, as do lakes and rivers for fishing, canoeing or rafting. Mount Norquay, Sunshine, Nakiska and Lake Louise ski resorts are easily accessible. Canmore Nordic Center provides tracked cross country ski trails in the winter and mountain bike trails in the summer. All the bounty of the Rocky Mountains awaits.
Let our unique home be your relaxing retreat during your stay in the Canadian Rockies. You won't want to leave!
Maximum of 8 guests only please
Please email for availability
No smoking and no pets
- Vacation Rental
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Linens Provided:
- Gas Fireplace:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Washing Machine:
- Video Game Console:
- DVD Player
- Video Games
- Video Library
- Satellite / Cable
- Wireless Internet
Pool & Spa
Location & View
Mount Lougheed visible from the back of the house on the middle deck; Mounts Lady MacDonald and Grotto visible from the front of the house; Rocky Mountain Range on both sides of the valley visible while enjoying the neighbourhood and hiking trails in the adjacent forest reserve...moreless
- Hunting Small Game
- Hunting Big Game
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Climbing
- Mountain Biking
- Freshwater Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Water Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Ski Lift Privileges
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Horseback Riding
- Recreation Center
- Sight Seeing
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Fitness Center
- Our home is located in the beautiful Canadian Rocky Mountains, on the sunny side of the Canmore valley, looking across to the famous Three Sisters Mountains. All the bounty of the Rocky Mountains is within reach from this ideal base camp - hiking, camping, golfing, fishing and cycling in the summer and of course skiing, snowshoeing, snowboarding and dog sledding in the winter! World class golfing, fishing and hiking are nearby as well as in Banff National Park, an easy 20 minute drive....moreless
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Starting at $12000 per month Rates also include use of a complimentary Banff National Park pass. Rates are subject to change without notice. Maximum of 8 guests.
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Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: We are a family of five from Calgary, Alberta that loves the Rocky Mountains and the chance to escape and rejuvenate in their majesty.
Why the Owner Chose Canmore:
We fell in love with the unique antique furnishings of this home and it's private location at the end of Eagle Terrace Road.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our home offers a spacious yet intimate location surrounded by the beauty of the mountains and nestled along Cougar Creek. Fun in the winter or summer, there's always lots to do in and out of the house!
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Our home as viewed from the path below
Second deck, facing Mount Lougheed
Third deck, hot tub is at opposite end; note the ample seating and patio heater
Foyer with antique theatre seating
Gourmet kitchen from a different angle; note walk in pantry
Great room, with a view back to the dining room
Main floor full washroom, note the antique bucket sink and walk in shower
Master bath with antique storage cabinet and claw tub at window
Second Master bedroom with queen sized bed and bunk beds; adjoins full bathroom
Third bedroom, king sized bed & two twin daybeds with seating area and 3 closets
Walk out basement sitting area and feature fireplace and display wall
Fourth and final full bathroom with bench and changing hooks for hot tub
First deck, off the kitchen and great room
Curved staircase to the third deck
Slate firepit with seating and cover; all firewood provided
Full equipped gourmet kitchen; note bifold pass through windows to first deck
Dining room; note sideboard and bench for extra seating
Great room with a view of the rock wall fireplace and second deck
Master bedroom, king sized bed & seating area, vaulted ceilings & double closets
Double shower with reclaimed wood shower curtain hanger
Bathroom with walk in shower; adjoins second master bedroom; antique sink
Cozy bunk bed nook
Second view of walk out basement with games table, foosball and slot machine
Steam shower with two teak benches and rainfall shower head in fourth bathroom
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