We are located in Canmore, just 3 mins outside the Banff National Park gates, and another 15 mins to Banff townsite... perfectly positioned for your mountain adventures!
This property is ideal for 4-6 persons, but can sleep up to 9 persons. Be sure to see BED/BATH CONFIGURATION section for details. (Note: We also have another unit right next door to this one. If rented together, we are perfect for larger groups, with the ability to sleep up to 16 persons!)
Aesthetics and comfort are given equal emphasis at this artistic 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo loft, furnished with artistic and rustic decor complementing the rugged outdoors. Just 2 blocks from Main Street, the downtown location means that grocery stores, restaurants, art galleries, trendy cafes are all at your doorstep!
The loft features 23-foot vaulted ceilings, soaring 8-foot walls of glass flanking a cozy log/river stone fireplace & hi-speed wireless internet. Enjoy stunning views whether you are lounging in bed, relaxing on the sofa or window daybed, working out in the gym or soaking in the shared rooftop/indoor hot tub!
THE SPRUCE HAVEN DIFFERENCE...
Spruce Haven offers thoughtful bonuses which add tremendous value to your stay, including free wifi!
Upon request (at time of booking), we can 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!
Sorry, smoking and pets are not allowed.
While we welcome children, please be advised that our custom-made barnwood and log furniture is crafted by hand and rustic. As a result, some pieces may have the occasional splinter and sharp edge. Should parents of young children should decide to book our property, they will bear full responsibility for their children.
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 the cleaning/maintenance schedule is beyond our control.
This condo is 2 BRs, 2 baths and 1000 square foot. This loft is ideal for 4-6 persons, but in order to help our guests save money, we have added many auxillary sleeping surfaces (e.g. sofabed, trundle beds and daybed). If you choose to fit 9 persons into our property, please be advised that it will be a tight fit.
Main level bedroom: One queen bed, plus a twin roll-out trundle bed. Sleeps 3 persons. There is a separate conventional full bathroom next door (North American-style bathtub with wall-mounted shower).
Loft level bedroom and open-style bathroom (note that this area is open to living room below): One queen bed, plus a twin trundle. Sleeps 3 persons. Full en suite bath includes a standup shower stall with frosted shower door.
Living room: One queen pull-out queen sleeper sofabed, and 1 twin daybed. Sleeps 3.
NOTE: For added comfort, the queen and one twin featherbed/mattress topper are available for sofabed and trundle bed respectively.
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!
VISIT 4 NATIONAL PARKS:
Birch Haven 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 one of the most scenic highways in the world...
Summer activities are seemingly endless: golfing, whitewater rafting, fishing, horseback riding, wildlife-watching, hiking, heli-hiking, ATV expeditions, caving, rock climbing, mountain-biking and more.
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 take a leisurely 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 champagne 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...
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