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Entire Luxury Home in the Foothills

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,500 sq ft
Property type guest house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

An entire luxury private guest house nestled in the forest facing a creek

Grizzly Bear Cottage is a country-modern two story home with four bedrooms, five bathrooms, a cosy sitting room with a wood burning fireplace, incredible gourmet kitchen, mudroom with dog wash, laundry room and pantry, balcony with a barbecue and table for outdoor dining, office and walkout basement complete with a pool table, bar and patio for entertaining.

The Cottage is a luxurious private, gated guest house nestled in a remote valley among old growth spruce trees on 20 acres of natural forest on the banks of Fish Creek. It is part of a larger 80 acre property which includes a main house, an equestrian barn and arenas and paddocks for horses. The property was used for filming several episodes of Heartland.

From the patio or balcony of the Cottage you will be able to listen to the sound of the creek and the multitude of birds that live in the area. You may also see deer, elk, moose, fox, mink and the occasional bear wandering through the property. Guests are welcome to explore the property which includes the creek, forest, ponds, stream and trappers cabin. They may also enjoy a fire by the creek or a wood burning fireplace inside on cooler evenings.

Grizzly Bear Cottage is only used as a guest house. It is completely furnished with all linens for sleeping and bathing and utensils, glassware and dishes for cooking and entertaining up to 8 guests. It is also equipped with games, puzzles and books for relaxing or enjoying friends and family. The Cottage includes special features such as ensuite bathrooms in every bedroom, walk in closets and in the master bedroom, a large dressing room complete with wet bar, balcony and incredible bathroom with clawfoot tub and steam shower. The mudroom is attached to the heated two car garage and is equipped with a dog wash. The laundry room includes a large washer and dryer, sink. Upstairs there is a small office area equipped with a printer and a small library with a library ladder. The cottage is equipped with outdoor chairs, table and barbeque for eating outdoors.

The property is 100% non-smoking (including inside and outside on the grounds). Pets are welcome. This property is suitable for children as long as they are supervised near the creek.

More Details

Lynn Hamilton
Member since: 2018
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 11, 2018

About Lynn Hamilton

While I was born and raised in Edmonton, my husband is from London, England. We both fell in love with the property a year and a half ago and couldn't pass it up. We uprooted from Edmonton and are now thoroughly enjoying the farm and the area. As we both work from home offices or travel to work in Red Deer, Alberta and Chico, California it doesn't matter where we live although looking out the window at the creek and the beautiful spruce trees helps us enjoy our work even more. Although our 5 children are now grown up, they are home frequently to help out with chores around the farm, to golf or to just enjoy the peace and quiet the property has to offer.

Lynn Hamilton purchased this guest house in 2017

Why Lynn Hamilton chose Priddis

This property is one in a million. Just 20 minutes from Calgary it is remote with no neighbours or traffic. The only sounds are the creek and the birds. The property is also minutes from the hamlet of Priddis, 8 minutes from Priddis Greens golf course and close to the towns of Millarville, Bragg Creek and Black Diamond where there are amazing restaurants and shops away from the crowds and traffic of the big city. We love that view is spruce trees, hills and the creek - no other houses or people around. The beauty of the property changes depending on the time of the day and the time of the season. From the depth of winter to the height of summer it is always stunningly beautiful.

What makes this guest house unique

We have lived on the property for just over a year and a half and are still exploring the forest and hills around the home - either hiking or snowshoeing. We have discovered ponds, streams and valleys on the property we didn't even know existed! The main house and the guest house are unlike anything else we have ever visited. Truly a gem.


Priddis Guest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • guest house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Upper Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Main floor bathroom - toilet
    Sitting room bath - toilet , shower , Steam shower
    Ground floor bathroom - toilet , shower , Steam shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Steam shower, claw foot tub and double sinks
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Sitting Room - 1 murphy bed
    Ground Floor Bedroom - 1 queen
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Attached walk in dressing room overlooking the creek
    Large Queen Bedroom - 1 queen , With vaulted ceiling, walk in closet and ensuite
  • Books
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountaineering


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average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Calgary, AB

Absolutely perfect getaway with 2 paws up

  • 5 of 5

Our names are Hugo and Chace aka The Lab Cross dream team. We wanted to review and give this vacation property 2”paws” up. We brought our humans here for a get away weekend. Boy are we happy we did. This place is paws-itively AMAZING. Our mom and dad were so completely relaxed we couldn’t believe it. Our mom said “they really have thought of everything!!” We loved sitting on the secured deck watching the horses and we had the most amazing fully fenced and secured dog run- well it was definitely more like a dog park then a dog run- the area was huge. My dad entertained himself endlessly stocking wood into the fireplace and it was so cozy to lay in front of the fire and just relax at our humans feet.

If you are a people person you dogs definitely need to book your stay here.

My mom kept saying it was our best family get away ever!!!! We couldn’t agree more.

We will definitely be returning. Thanks Lynn and Paul for an amazing weekend. Your cottage is a tiny piece of heaven 25 mins away.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and clean.

  • 5 of 5

Close to the city and the mountains. Large beautiful well managed home. Character, atmosphere, and elegance. Spacious and welcoming. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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