My husband and I, along with our 4 adult daughters, 3 spouses, 1 boyfriend and 2 toddler grandsons, spent Christmas week at this beautiful Canmore home. We were met at the door by the owners, who gave us a detailed tour and explanation of how things worked. The house has 3 livable levels-an upper level with 2 bedrooms, full bath, master suite/bath with fireplace and sitting area, and a loft with computer and futon overlooking the main floor. The first floor has another bedroom, laundry room, full bath and 2 living areas separated by a floor-to-ceiling wood burning fireplace. The kitchen, also, on the first floor, exceeded our expectations. There was ample space for all of us, including 2 high chairs (1 was provided) around the table. Though we were told that the kitchen was fully stocked, we weren't expecting things like napkins, foil, spices, flour and sugar, condiments and every baking, serving and cooking pot and pan imaginable. We also weren't expecting the very useful 2 refrigerators. The lower level, with heated floor, houses a large bedroom with 2 beds and an alcove perfect for a porta crib. There is no bathroom down there, but the occupants of this room didn't have a problem with going upstairs.
This property was spotless and well maintained. It was beautifully decorated for Christmas with a large tree, lights, and other holiday accents. We were given 2 park passes and wifi codes for the house. There were 2 strollers, 2 porta cribs, and a highchair available, which we made good use of. The two sets of stairs were a problem initially, but we were able to figure out a way to barricade them from the toddlers.
From Canmore, it was an easy trip to the 3 main ski hills and the town of Banff. In addition, we sledded and snow shoed in the area right around the house. The owners pointed out a shortcut to walk into town but we never got around to trying it. We brought most of the food we needed for our large group; there is a good size grocery close by that we used for extras.
This was a perfect house, in a perfect location, to meet the needs of our group. We especially appreciated the 360 degree mt. views and the private areas for the 5 small families that make up our large family! We would not hesitate to recommend the property to friends or family.