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Stunning retreat center, in the country only 23-30 min. from Waterton!!

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 room, Vintage inspired, Cottage located in the country w/ stunning views.

This gorgeous cottage sleeps 5-6 and is completely self contained. It is located just 23 minutes outside of Waterton National Park. Visitors new the area will take approx. 30 minutes as they tend to drive a bit slower on the gravel roads :) Has stunning mountain and prairie views, and is in the country on 106 acres!

Every bit of the 900 square feet cottage has been professionally and beautifully decorated in a vintage inspired theme.

The natural wildlife that you may see outside your window include: deer, antelope, bison, cow, and horses. You may also be lucky enough to see: ducks, llamas, and pigs on the nearby family farm.

There are two bedrooms, each with a queen bed as well as a double futon in the living room.

The surrounding deck is a perfect spot to picnic and includes a table, chairs and a barbeque.

Cold winter evenings are perfect for bundling up and sitting in front of the lovely fireplace with a glass of hot cocoa or a good book. You may also want to take long walks in the surrounding countryside and just enjoy the magnificent night display of stars and planets!

Warm summer nights are our favorite time to host family dances and cottage guests are always welcome to join us at no additional charge. Although if you prefer not to, there is plenty of quiet and privacy in your secluded hide-away:)

More Details

Rebecca Proffitt
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 10, 2017

About Rebecca Proffitt

Hi, my name is Rebecca. When I was just 8 years old my father bought a sailboat and my 7 siblings and I as well as my mother sailed around the world. It was this incredible 5 year experience that motivated me to create a place where travelers from around the world could stay and have an incredible experience!

Rebecca Proffitt purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Rebecca Proffitt chose Alberta

3 years ago my sisters and I found a stunning piece of country property and wanted to live there with our kids. Slowly each one of us has been able to build our homes and move out onto this grassy, beautiful place where families dreams come true!

What makes this cottage unique

We chose this property because of it's breathtaking mountain views, it's total seclusion from the world and it's proximity to Waterton National Park.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Eric & Rebecca,

Thank you so much for letting us stay in your lovely cottage. We had such a wonderful experience as we prepared for our upcoming wedding reception. The whole place was delightful.
May 2015
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Leavitt Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Lovely vintage style bathroom with fluffy white towels and endless amounts of hot water!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • 2 Queen size beds with luxurious silky soft bedding as well as one double futon :)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


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(34 traveler reviews)

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Stunning retreat center, in the country only 23-30 min. from Waterton!!
average rating of 4.529412 based on 35 reviews
Anacortes, WA

Lovely and serene

  • 5 of 5

This charming cottage provided the perfect place for us to rest and refresh ourselves. It wasn't fancy but had everything we needed, both indoors and out. The decor was current and delightful, the views were spectacular, the amenities guaranteed that our stay was wonderful. We loved exploring this little corner of Alberta and took many day trips, coming back each time to this darling little nest. We will book this again and again.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delightful Cottage In a Heavenly Quiet Location

  • 5 of 5

I live in the city and was looking for a place to go and relax with my family. I absolutely loved this cottage and have in fact rented in more than once. It was perfect for my couples retreat, as well as my 'girls retreat'!

It was close enough to Waterton for day excursions and also close to Cardston for evening entertainment and reasonably priced groceries.

I loved how it is located off a main highway, but far enough away that I could not hear any traffic (which is what I was looking for) and completely surrounded by farmers fields with the most amazing mountain views.

I loved the decorations. I have stayed in many nice hotels, but they just aren't charming. This cottage is completely charming. As soon as you walk in you feel spoiled by the soft blankets, perfect beds, cozy fireplace and chic decor.

Rebecca was an excellent host. I had a few special needs that are unique to me and she was happy to help fulfil them.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cardston Alberta

Peaceful, Clean and Lovely!

  • 5 of 5

It was the perfect place to come home to after a day of hiking and swimming in Waterton. The hot showers never ran out, the beds were comfortable, and the place was beautiful. Would stay again in a heartbeat. Hosts were easy to work with allowing us extra time to check out as needed and checking in to make sure everything was perfect for our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I would not stay here again, not what was advertised, not clean, not classy, would not rent again

  • 1 of 5


Property is For Sale, owners moved to another country four months ago. Home has been neglected, siding off exterior, door knobs falling off, grass a foot high. Inside was disgusting, dead flies on windowsills, and overhead light fixtures, thick dust on fake trees in house and jar lids on shelves. Even after sending pictures to the owner she said I was wrong, that a professional cleaning crew had deep cleaned the house twice that month. Read review from Aug 12th.

We booked this rental 6 months in advance for the amenities we needed, internet, washer/dryer, and AC.

Internet: We were given the wrong password, with the 16 hr time difference we were back and forth for 1 1/2 days before we got connected. Dryer: Sign on dryer said Out of Order, but owner now claims it is slow to dry clothes? Says my fault for not trying to use it!

AC: The AC was a tiny window unit in living room, after running it for hours, bedroom temp at 10:00pm was 83.

At check out guests are required to empty trash and sweep. When I mentioned there was food and dirt behind trashcan owner said I was weird for sweeping there. The towers across the road have strobe lights flashing every 5 seconds lighting the bedroom all night. The owners don't care about their guests, if there's a complaint they will argue that you are wrong. Owners have lied and changed their story over and over. These are not honest people. DON'T BOOK THIS RENTAL!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so sorry that the cell tower light over 7km bothered you at night. Future guests can use the included blinds to diminish the effect of such distracting lights. It does get hot in Alberta, which is why we have a ceiling fan in each room of the house as well as the air conditioning unit. I am so sorry that you stayed on a particularly hot day. As homeowners we have still not been able to figure out how to control the weather. It is unfortunate that you incorrectly spelled the Internet password that I sent you and had a difficult time connecting to the Internet. It is true I am currently doing some humanitarian service in a third world country for a short trip with my husband and seven kids. The time difference made it several hours before I was able to help you communicate with you. I have a manager with a cell phone nearby who is on call and ready to help in such situations although it does require the guest to phone the posted number. The grass gets cut on a two week schedule and was cut immediately after your stay. Professional cleaning companies take care of our cleaning and give excellent service. Good luck in the future and it was a pleasure hosting your group:)
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Franconville, just outside Paris France

All I imagined and more

  • 5 of 5

I dreamed of visiting Waterton and staying nearby on the prairies with my family and my dream came true in this home which is much larger than the pictures show. We drove to Waterton and back easily and saw deer right up close, and a bear during the lake cruise.The sunset on the prairie with good view of Chief Mountain when we got back were an added bonus to cap our day.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much David for your fantastic review and for choosing to stay with us. You were lovely guests to host and I hope we see you again soon!
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Cozy and comfortable but a little shabby

  • 3 of 5

This was our first VRBO so did not know quite what to expect. We had everything we needed. Beds were comfortable except for the couch futon. Dryer was not working. Could use a deeper cleaning. Property was on a few miles of very dusty gravel roads. Owner was not on the property but was very friendly and responsive. Very quiet and peaceful.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Our lovely cottage hide-away is located out in the country and is close by the many attractions of Waterton National Park. Throughout the winter and summer there are numerous family activities to participate it.

Tourist attractions such as North America's largest Carriage collection, as well the beautiful LDS temple are all just minutes away. Hiking, swimming, cycling, skiiing,dining, hunting, and wildlife watching can all be a part of your lovely vacation experience!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $39.6

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.