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Pristine Rockies Retreat

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 930 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

2BD/2BA - Sleeps 4 - Mountain Views

Located approximately a 1 hour drive from the Calgary International Airport, Canmore is in the heart of Canada's Rocky Mountain playground. Our retreat is a short 15 minute walk or 3 minute drive to downtown Canmore, or a 20 minute drive to Banff.

The condo itself is found at The Lodges at Canmore – Grizzly Lodge. Our cozy top floor retreat consists of 2 bedrooms (1 king, 1 queen), 2 full bathrooms, a fully stocked kitchen, in-suite laundry, a spacious living room with gas fireplace, and a large 12x12 patio with a great view. Amenities include an outdoor pool (which is heated year round), three hot tubs, an exercise room, and underground heated parking. Other in-suite perks include a 42” LCD TV w/Blueray in the living room, a 32” LCD TV in the king bedroom, a 26” LCD TV in the queen bedroom, private WIFI, IPod and Android music players, dvd library, and a gas BBQ. For your day trips to Banff, a National Park pass is included for your use.


Owner
Randy Kozak
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 7, 2017

About Randy Kozak

This is a family owned vacation property. We have lived in Alberta our whole lives. We have travelled around the world and have seen many sights. Every time we come back to Canmore we feel blessed to have such close access to one of the most beautiful, scenic places on earth.

Randy Kozak purchased this condo in 2012

Why Randy Kozak chose Alberta

Our family lives approximately 3 1/2 hours from Canmore. Over the years, we have spent a lot of time hiking, fishing, skiing, and golfing here. Due to this, we finally decided to take the next step and purchase our own little piece of paradise. Due to the amount of time we've spent in this region, we can provide many helpful suggestions to our guests so they can make the most of their visit to this region.

What makes this condo unique

We love the amenities that The Lodges provides. After an active day outdoors, we return to have showers and fire up the bbq to grill some great Alberta beef. We then like to go for a swim in the outdoor heated pool or just lounge in one of the three hot tubs. In the summer, we then sit on our large patio and converse while drinking a glass of wine all the while enjoying the view. In the winter, we pop some popcorn, turn on the tv, choose a dvd from our library, and watch it while sitting by the fire. For those that can't stay awake long enough to watch the movie, our bedrooms are on the opposite end of the unit so they can retire for the night and those choosing to stay for the movie don't have to worry about turning down the sound. During ski season, the underground parking is a bonus as we don't have to spend time warming up our car and brushing snow. This is a vacation property for our family far above being an investment property. Our guests can be assured that we have furnished this place to how we expect in our own homes. We are certain that our guests will feel at home the minute they put down their suitcases.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for the great place. We had a wonderful time. When we come this way again we hope we can stay at your place and will recommend it to anyone traveling to the Banff area. Spent a fun Canada Day in town, swam in the Quarry and watched the parade and fireworks.
Jun 2013
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Amenities

Canmore Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 930 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Master bedroom bathroom has a large soaker tub and separate stand up shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(73 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.8767123 based on 74 reviews
5

Great place for a family

  • 5 of 5

Randy thought of almost everything to make our stay comfortable and convenient.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful apartment

  • 5 of 5

The cleanest and best equipped property we have stayed in.

We were a family of 4 and it was lovely having both bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms.

We enjoyed our breakfasts on the spacious terrace with beautiful mountain views.

We cannot fault this apartment and would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location for a visit into nearby Canmore or trip to Banff. Place was clean, comfortable and well stocked. Perfect for our family of three. Beautiful mountain views from our balcony. Enjoyed the hottub after a long day of sightseeing. Fitness center wasn't the best but really didn't have time to use it.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great space for a family!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four (2 adults and 2 kids ages 10 and 14) enjoyed nearly a full week at Randy's unit in the Canmore Lodges. The apartment is on the 4th floor, and the views from the bedrooms and patio were lovely. We never had to wait long for an elevator, and the stairs are easy to access, too. The patio is roomy and has a gas grill that's plumbed directly into the building, so it's consistent and powerful. The beds were super soft (which we prefer). Unit was clean and the carpeting looked and felt newer. Plenty of shampoo and conditioner in the bathrooms from previous guests, as well as a good assortment of spices in the cabinet and condiments in the fridge. Enough bowls, pots, pans, etc. to do some real cooking. Tons of DVD's for those few moments of downtime. We were so busy, we never even went to the pool or spa! But they looked nice and I believe they're kept pretty warm. Plenty of parking, though tight getting through the doorway into the garage. We'd pull in a mirror to make it easier (we have a Highlander). Canmore was great - we considered Banff, but I'm glad we didn't stay there. It was so busy with tourists that it would have been really annoying to deal with on a daily basis. The only downside was that a lot of the things we did were near or past Banff, which adds another 20 minutes to the drive. You can walk downtown from Canmore Lodges for shopping and dining and it's a couple minute drive to groceries or the freeway. Very convenient! Randy was quick to respond to any questions I had. I highly recommend his place. Also, if you stay in Canmore, Grassi Lakes is very much worth doing.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great stay, beautiful place.

  • 5 of 5

Owner was great and a big help on our first trip to Canada. The staff was nice and made us feel at home. Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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4

Very nice condo with a view of the mountains

  • 4 of 5

The condo was clean, neat, and nicely furnished with everything looking very new. The view of the mountains from both bedrooms and the dining room/living room was an added bonus. The kitchen was well equipped as we cooked dinner at the condo every night. The location was convenient for visiting the parks as well as walking on trails in Canmore. Randy was very organized in providing written instructions for both check in and check out which made everything go very smoothly for the five days we stayed in the condo. The only negative is that the outside temperature was above average during our visit so the condo was warm during the evening and early sleeping time but cooled off by morning. It did help that it gets the morning sun so at least the afternoon sun didn't add to the increased temperature in the condo. We would stay here again if we are ever up this way.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Calgary International Airport
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Silvertip Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
TransCanada Highway
Nearest Ski
25 Kilometres
Sunshine Ski Resort
Car: recommended

This property is located minutes from world class skiing, golfing, fishing, hiking, mountain climbing, mountain biking, cycling, and so much more. This is truly a mountain playground. We are also only a 15 minute walk to downtown Canmore where you will find numerous places to shop, dine, or treat yourself to a spa treatment.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $81.1

Please Note: Long weekends are charged at the weekend night rate. A refundable security deposit of $250.00 is required. We accept e-transfers, personal cheques & bank drafts.

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Acceptable methods of payments are e-transfer, personal cheque and bank money draft.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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