We are located in the heart of Canmore, just 3 mins outside the Banff National Park gates, and another 15 mins to Banff townsite... perfectly positioned for your mountain adventures!
Ideal for 8-12 persons, but can accommodate up to 16 persons, if necessary. Keep everyone together in 2 SIDE-BY-SIDE, exquisitely-furnished penthouses (4 BRs/4 baths total). Be sure to read the BED/BATH/DINING DETAILS section below. Rates shown are in USD and cover BOTH condos (not each)!
Both units boast stunning mountain views from massive walls of glass in the living rooms, and artistic, custom artisan-crafted furnishings. Pamper your group with this rare find!
Each condo is 2 BRs, 2 baths and 1000 square foot. By renting both condos, you will have a total of 4 BRs, 4 baths, 2 living rooms, 2 kitchens, and 2000 square feet of living space. In order to help our guests save money, we have added many auxillary sleeping surfaces (e.g. sofabed, trundle beds, daybeds). Groups that rent for us tend to range in size from 8 to 16 persons. If you choose to fit 16 persons into our property, please be advised that it will be a much tighter fit. See below for details...
BEDDING / BATH / DINING CONFIGURATION:
CONDO #1 (BIRCH HAVEN; sleeps 7 persons total):
Main level bedroom: One queen barnwood bed (+ one spare single mattress on floor). Sleeps 3 persons. There is a separate conventional full bathroom next door (American-style bathtub with wall-mounted shower).
Loft level bedroom and bathroom (note: both are open to living room below): One queen log canopy bed. Sleeps 2 persons. Full bath in bedroom is open style with large 2-person European-style soaking tub (handheld tub-mounted shower)
Living room: One queen sleeper sofabed, with optional feather topper for extra comfort. Sleeps 2 persons. There is also a portable playpen/crib for infants/toddlers.
Dining room (seats maximum 9 total): Trapezoidal dining table seats 6 persons, plus 3 barstools at kitchen counter seats 3 more.
CONDO #2 (SPRUCE HAVEN; sleeps 8-9 persons total):
Main level bedroom (Sleeps 3 persons): One queen bed, plus a twin roll-out trundle bed. There is a separate conventional full bathroom next door (North American-style bathtub with wall-mounted shower).
Loft level bedroom and open-style bathroom; both are open to living room below (Sleeps 3 adults): One queen bed, plus a twin trundle. Full en suite bath includes a standup shower stall with frosted shower door.
Living room (Sleeps 3 persons): One queen pull-out sleeper sofabed, and 1 twin daybed 39"W x 75"L.
NOTE: For added comfort, featherbed/mattress toppers are available for living room and loft sofabeds!
Dining room (seats maximum 9-10 persons): Zinc top dining table seats 8 persons on 2 long benches, plus 1-2 more persons on short bench (this bench also doubles as a coffee table when not used for dining).
Sorry, smoking and pets are not allowed.
While we welcome children, please be advised that our custom-made barnwood and log furniture is rustic and full of character. As a result, some pieces may have sharp edges and the occasional splinter. Should parents of young children decide to book our property, they will bear full responsibility for the safety of their children.
For sanitation reasons, we ask that guests remove trash and start the dishwasher prior to checkout.
DISCLAIMERS: Please be aware due to mountain conditions, we cannot guarantee 24/7 wifi as provider outages that are beyond our control sometimes can occur. The hot-tubs are shared amenities and are subject to periodic closure for cleaning/maintenance. There are 3 hot-tubs in the building complex (2 rooftop and 1 indoor), so there is usually at least one that is open. However, we cannot guarantee availability as we cannot control the cleaning/maintenance schedule.
For certain dates (e.g. certain weekends, holidays or special event dates etc), we may require a minimum rental of 3 or more nights. Please be sure to ask us for clarification.
Our lead photo shows the jaw-dropping views you will enjoy... right from the living room! Treat yourself to panoramic views from WALL OF GLASS in the living room's soaring 23-foot vault. Amazingly, every piece of furniture was designed and commissioned for these stunning condos.
Artists from various regions of Canada hand-crafted each piece and came in to install these works of art. We can confidently say that you will not find another vacation rental with this calibre of furnishings!
AT A GLANCE:
Aesthetics and comfort are given equal emphasis at The Havens, which are furnished with antique barnwood & log furnishings designed personally by the artist-owner.
Just 2 blocks from Main Street, our downtown Canmore location means that grocery stores, restaurants, art galleries, trendy cafes are all at your doorstep! We are also just a short half block to an integrated creekside trail system that showcases jaw-dropping views of the stunning Canadian Rockies. Walk, hike, bike to your heart's content right outside our front door!
The lofts feature 23-foot vaulted ceilings, soaring 8-foot walls of glass flanking a cozy log/river stone fireplace & wireless internet. Enjoy stunning views of the mountains and town... whether you are lounging in bed, relaxing on the sofa, working out in the gym or soaking in the rooftop hot tub! Even though the hot-tub and gym are shared with other occupants of the building, they are rarely crowded because there are 3 gyms and 3 hot-tubs in the building.
Every piece of antique barnwood and log furnishing is exquisite and crafted by artisans, earning us a reputation as the area's most sought-after loft for groups who are looking for a vacation experience that's a cut above the rest! (All the photos shown here are of ACTUAL views from The Havens!)
HOW WE ARE DIFFERENT:
We offer an unusual number of thoughtful bonuses, including FREE wifi, which adds tremendous value to your stay.
You will also find even more touches that differentiate The Havens from any other vacation rental...
Travel guidebooks and brochures to help you make the most of your visit. Toys, board games, and novels when you want to relax. Dishwashers in the gourmet kitchens. Even cookbooks to inspire the Iron Chef in you!
At The Havens, you can pamper yourself with our feather-bed topper for plush bedding comfort. Or remove the topper, if you prefer a firmer mattress. We even offer a variety of pillows to accommodate your preferences.
We also offer hard-to-find amenities that make a real difference to parents: a portable playpen/crib, plus a dining high chair for your little one!
Visit 4 National Parks! The Havens is blessed with easy access to four national parks and several provincial parks:
**24 km / 15 miles to Banff townsite (approx 15 mins)
**80 km / 50 miles to Lake Louise and the start of the Icefields Parkway (approx 45 mins)
**60 km / 35 miles to Kootenay Natl Park entrance (approx 45 mins)
**80 km / 50 miles to Yoho Natl Park* entrance (approx 1hr 15 mins)
**200 km / 125 miles to Jasper Natl Park* entrance (approx 2 hrs)
**26 km / 16 miles to Kananaskis Country (approx 0.5 hrs).
One thing that sets the Canadian Rockies apart from other mountain destinations is how little effort it takes to reach spectacular scenery. Truly stunning vistas that may require hours of hiking in other parks are right on the highway, accessible from the window of your car! Indeed, some of these drives (including the Icefields Parkway drive) are rated as some of the most scenic in the world...
Summer activities are endless: golfing, whitewater rafting, fishing, horseback riding, wildlife-watching, hiking, heli-hiking, ATV expeditions, caving, rock climbing, mountain-biking etc.
Bicycling Magazine named the Canmore area as one of 'The 50 Best Trips on Our Planet.' Suffice to say, accolades and activities abound...
Drive to Columbia Glacier, the largest non-polar ice-cap in the world, hop on a snocoach and walk on the face of the glacier! Or, for a taste of the Wild West, hop on a wagon picnic excursion or saddle up a horse.
Hikers will find thousands of miles of maintained trails. Try heli-hiking, and have a helicopter drop you off at the top of a remote peak, pick you up at the bottom, after you hike down!
And then there is golf. With 6 world-class golf courses and 135 spectacular holes nearby, Canmore is a golfer's mecca. Three courses (Stewart Creek, Silvertip and Canmore Golf & Curling Club) are within a few minutes' drive...
Winter is romantic and simply magical. Ice-skate, snowshoe, snowmobile, dog-sled, ice-fish, ski and more, in postcard-perfect surroundings!
Follow the tracks of wolves and learn the hunting patterns of owls in snowshoe excursions. Take guided ice walks through Johnston and Grotto Canyons. Experience the world of suspended waterfalls and massive blue ice pillars, frozen in time. Go on a guided ice-fishing expedition in the toasty warmth of heated huts!
Enjoy sleigh rides, or let a team of huskies whisk you through breathtaking scenery on dogsleds. Snowmobile through the back roads and wilderness areas. Or soar over the stunning landscapes of the Continental Divide in a helicopter!
Then there's world class skiing and snowboarding on dry powder. Banff/Lake Louise was recently voted 'Best Ski Resort of the World' by the London Daily Telegraph! Five downhill ski areas are within easy reach of Birch Haven, with Norquay, Sunshine and Nakiska within a 15-30 minute drive.