A beautifully designed home in the foothills overlooking the mountains of Banff
Claire Steinmann and Michael Bussoli
About Claire Steinmann and Michael Bussoli
We are two entrepreneurs that work hard and play hard. We have 4 beautiful kids and love to play at the ranch.
What makes this Chalet unique
Our ranch is unique because of its combination amazing world-class views, remoteness, sprawling forest and valley and modern amenities of the unique building itself.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
BEST fall getaway!
The best home away I have ever been to. Very organized and full with things to entertain a whole group for a weekend.
Middle of nowhere, but great time with my mates.
This property is wonderful and unique. Everything was great. The only criticism would be: lack of a BBQ, and about an hour drive from Canmore.
Also, the lack of timely communication with the landlord was concerning. But everything worked out great.
Gorgeous home in a remote location
We loved the home and had such a lovely time hiking around the property, cooking and playing cards by the dining room table. The house is stunning, and is very cool the way the sleeping quarters are separated in an identical unit that connects to the main home. There was no tv, and there were cameras IN the home. Three. Other than that, it was a lovely stay and the owners were very nice. We did have a hard time finding it, like everyone else!
Stunning home enveloped in breathtaking views
Let me begin by saying, as jaw dropping as the photos of this property are, they do not even come close to doing it justice. This is truly the perfect marriage of luxurious style and rugged wilderness. The homes design and décor are extraordinary, the architecture will leave you in awe and not wanting to leave ( trust me it was a struggle to get back on the plane ) On top of this, the views from different points amongst the 480 acres ( plenty of exploring to keep your wild spirit alive ) will have you breathless. Perfect panoramic views of the Canadian Rockies from just outside the door. Aside from the pure perfection of the home and property, the owners are phenomenal to work with. They made everything so easy; Provided everything we could possibly need or expect and were extremely friendly and prompt in communications. For all of these reasons, I am already planning my next trip to Tacansina Ranch. And if you are vacationing, looking for an event venue or just a weekend get away, I 100% recommend booking this mountain paradise.
Fantastic location! Would love to go back :)
This is truly a unique and luxurious location. Miles from anywhere, this remote getaway was perfect for our family Thanksgiving Reunion. Everything you need, games for the kids, lots of space for visiting, stunning construction.
Amazing stay for a relaxing weekend with family/friends
My husband and I stayed here with our families during our wedding weekend. We had a wonderfully relaxing time here and did not have to worry about carrying little items for the weekend like plates, cutlery, wine glasses, etc. There's a full kitchen, for anyone who plans to stay longer, and amazing views from the cottage. The weather was good when we stayed, so sitting in the backyard for a bonfire and the breezeway for an outdoor meal (they have a huge outdoor dining table that can fit about 10-12 people), was an amazing way to spend time with our families. Besides natural views, the cottage has stunning interior design (the pictures don't do justice to the large windows) and a lot of space for kids. We look forward to returning here for more family gatherings/reunions and hopefully for a longer period!
THE AREA: The area is pristine wilderness and ranch lands, with thick forested foothills covering most of the area except for the bottom of the valley where native grasses are predominant.
There is a significant amount of wildlife that call this area home. This includes black bears, grizzly bears, deer, wolves, cougars, elk, moose, coyotes, badgers, hawks, bald eagles etc.
Just 2 km hike to the north of the ranch house is the Ghost River and to the south about 10 km is Ghost Lake, which is a reservoir with inflow from the Bow and Ghost Rivers.
On a clear day you can see downtown Calgary to the east and if you look to the west you will see a wide swath of mountains, including Devil's Head and Devil's Gap, which is the valley leading to Lake Minnewanka of Banff National Park.
ACTIVITIES: In the winter you can snowshoe, cross-country ski, hike, sled, ice fish at Ghost Lake, go alpine skiing at one of the area hills such as Sunshine Village, Lake Louise, Norquay, or Nakiska. In the summer, you can hike, go boating, rafting, sight seeing, and many more adventurous activities.