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Classic Mountain Home

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms,plus loft, 2.5 Baths In The Heart Of The Canadian Rockies Mountains

This Classic Mountain Home with 4 bedrooms ,plus loft, 2.5 bathrooms, is ideal for adult family get together, two adult families traveling together, a group from work or a group of adult friends visiting Banff.

It will sleep a max of 8 people and offers a living room with wood burning fireplace, sun porch, dining room with seating for 6, two balconies with seating areas and great mountain views. The back yard has a 6 person hot tub to enjoy the mountain air.

This property has a nice front yard with seating and a back yard patio with seating area and barbecue. Our guests enjoy an exercise area with 'total gym'

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

About The Owner

We loved the mountains and the life style it offers.

The Owner purchased this house in 1979

Why The Owner chose Alberta

This is such a fabulous property for many reasons. It has that charm of a heritage home, with all the modern conveniences. It is beautiful with all kinds of interesting areas to enjoy. It is 5 minute walk from downtown Banff with hiking trails and bike rides just outside the door. Because we are a heritage home of over 100 years old, with two large staircases and a hot tub, we are not child friendly. Children have not lived in this home for over 20 years.

What makes this house unique

Close to downtown

Two balconies and front and back yard

Gorgeous charming home in the heart of the Canadian Rockies


Banff House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Resort
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , sink
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , loft
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Classic Mountain Home
average rating of 4.1538463 based on 13 reviews

Charming and spacious home, amazing location!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 6 adults loved our stay at Lynne and Doug's house. It was wonderful to be a few blocks from the great restaurants of downtown Banff and the house is very charming and well kept. We took advantage of the multiple sitting rooms, nice outdoor areas, hot tub, and even an indoor lap pool for some exercise. There are 4 bedrooms and a loft in the house so we had our pick of sleeping spaces. We did note like some other reviewers that since there is a master bedroom not all the bedrooms are equal in size. This was perfect for us as we were adult children and our parents. The house owners were also nearby when we had some questions, and gave us a great tour of the house when we arrived. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming Heritage Home

  • 5 of 5

Our party of 6 (which included an infant) stayed in this charming heritage home for 16 nights. We were made to feel very welcome by Doug. The peaceful location is perfect for walking to everything in town and for beautiful walks along the the river. It is accessible to Lake Louise and Sunshine for wonderful skiing. There is lots of space so we could all spend time together along with my son and his family, who live in Banff. There is a separate television area in addition to a TV in the master bedroom for those who wish to spend time away from the main living area. The kitchen is well equipped for those who wish to cook their own meals, which we did most evenings. The house was clean and well stocked with towels, condiments, toilet rolls etc. There were no issues regarding storage for our belongings. We enjoyed barbecues, the sunny garden and the outdoor hot tub (although only one member of our group ventured into the pool). As it was warm, we did not need to use the open fire but would be welcome in the winter months. The pump for the pool was noisy but Doug showed us where to turn it off at night so our sleep was not disturbed.

Families travelling with young children should be aware of the open stairs to the pool area. Lynne had informed us about the potential danger but this was not a problem as my granddaughter was always supervised.

This is a house full of character and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for somewhere to stay which offers flexibility and charm.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hillsborough, NJ

Comfortable Home in Great Location

  • 5 of 5

My brother and I along with two of his friends go skiing each winter out west. This year we went to Banff and found this house to be nice home in an excellent location. The town is just a 5-minute walk, as is the free bus for skiers to go to one of the 3 nearby areas – Lake Louise, Sunshine Village or Mt. Norquay. The house is eclectic, but spacious and not overly cluttered. It does have some nice oddities like a lap pool, which I enjoyed, as well as the more conventional hot tub. The kitchen has modern appliances and a center island that is convenient for cooks. Outdoor grill is nice, too. The master bedroom upstairs is definitely top line, the first floor bedroom fine, and the basement bedrooms modest. Access to the loft bedroom above the master bedroom is by a steep ladder requiring some agility to ascend. We didn’t need that bed, however, so did not use it. I would highly recommend this lodging in Banff.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location/ Quirky Home

  • 4 of 5

When we first viewed the Godfrey house as a potential accommodation, we had doubt because of some of the negative reviews posted by other guests. However, we decided to take the chance anyhow because of the location and the space. Boy were we glad we ignored the negative reviews. Everything we needed and wanted was provided to us in this home. There are 4 bedrooms and two areas for guests to gather. The master bedroom is larger than all the other rooms, which a cute balcony and full bathroom. We had a fully equipped kitchen, fully stocked bathrooms, laundry facility, plenty of towels, two car spots, air temperature control, fire place, heated floors in the basement area and pool/hot tub were good temperatures. There was enough storage room for all our stuff, closets and drawers in each room were empty. They had an outside storage room for our ski gear. The house was also very clean, there wasn’t any dog fur or dirt. Yes, there was little splatters of paint on the concrete floor, but we just appreciated an artist lives here. The house is charming/quirky. It was definitely a different layout to what I’m use too, but we really enjoyed the quirkiness of it. The location is fantastic. It was less than a 5 min walk to main street of Banff. Lynn was an awesome landlord, she provided an easy late check in service for us and was just a lovely lady overall. There was 3 couples and a single in our group and the average age is 30. We would recommend this home to anyone.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property clean and well-maintained, owners were friendly and nice during our stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed over Christmas 2015 at the Godfrey's Property. Doug and Lynne were very friendly and helped us get comfortable on arrival. I would recommend this property to others staying in Banff. The location was close to town which was very enjoyable as well.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent location! Great Amenities!

  • 4 of 5

Loved the Victorian home, located within easy walking distance to Banff Ave. Really a 4 1/2 star home! Neighborhood was very nice and quiet. Would easily give the owners, Doug and Lynn, 5 stars if a few of their personal belongings had been packed away. While we know this is their home, moving the big pictures leaning against the walls as well as clearing the tops of some the dressers for guests personal items would be helpful.

We enjoyed having the BBQ and hot tub available, just wish we had been able to get the pool a bit warmer. We know this may cost the owners a bit to heat it more, but think guests would pay a bit more for that.

It was great to come back to the house after the day's activities and spread out and relax. The space meant the 7 adults in our family could all have room without being on top of each other.

The beds were all very comfortable. Only recommendation for the bedrooms would be to provide fans, either ceiling, or desktop, especially in the summer, to help move the air to cool off the bedrooms at night.

Our family had a great week at Godfrey's house. So nice to able to get together and visit from all across the country. Doug & Lynn, thanks so much for sharing your lovely home with us. We had a great time!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
150 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Banff Springs Golf Course
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Trana Canada
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Car: recommended

In the heart of the Canadian Rockies, Banff offers outstanding recreational and cultural

activities both summer and winter.

In the summer time Banff offers fabulous road and mountain biking,hiking,trekking,backpacking,climbing, camping, mountaineering,golf,canoeing,rafting,kayaking and horseback riding.

In winter Banff offers some of the finest alpine skiing in the world with 3 top ski areas and an average of 30 feet of snow. Also some of the best alpine ski touring, cross country skiing and ice climbing.

Other winter fun activities include dog sledding, snow shoeing, ice skating, and tobogganing.

In culture, The world famous Banff Centre offers the summer Festival of the Arts, and year round music, drama, musical theatre and concerts.


Rates & Availability

Banff House Rental Rates

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5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $396.98
Pet Fee $39.7 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.0%

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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