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Banff - A Mountain Suite, perfect getaway for two couples, friends, or family

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 6,996 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Though a licensed B & B this letting is for exclusive use of the whole suite

Located at the foot of Tunnel Mountain in Banff, 5 minutes walk from downtown, the Bow river and the Banff Centre. The Banff Bear B&B Suite is the ideal private retreat after a full day of sightseeing, hiking, or skiing, or it can be your quiet hideaway where you can relax, and have some down time.

Sit out on the private deck, like a local, and soak up the glorious surroundings with views of Mount Norquay and Cascade Mountain. On occasion watch the deer and elk that wander the town site and graze on the lawn.

The suite has it`s own private entrance so that you are provided with complete privacy. The suite is yours to use throughout the day.

The Banff Bear B&B suite has a cozy sitting area which offers cable TV and Netflix (on a 40 inch LCD screen) and wireless Internet. There is a dining area and a kitchenette with bar fridge / freezer, microwave, toaster (no stove) and the usual drink making facilities, with complimentary tea & coffee. So you can make yourselves at home and enjoy a night in with a glass of wine and a ready meal.

To comply with the bed and breakfast license some breakfast supplies will be provided.

Each of the light and airy bedrooms has a queen size bed, a closet and an ensuite bathroom with shower.

Whether you are here to enjoy summer activities or on a winter holiday, we would be happy to help you with itineraries, bookings and trip ideas.

Features:

Friendly family oriented environment

Clean, comfortable bedrooms

Ensuite bathrooms

Smoke free environment

Comfortable sitting areas

Kitchenette with bar fridge, microwave and toaster

Storage area for skis and bicycles

Off street parking

Short walk to downtown Banff and the Banff Centre

Queen beds, with very comfortable mattresses

Private entrance and deck

Light and airy living space

Dining area (with dining table and four chairs)

Wireless internet

Flatscreen 40 inch TV and Netflix access

Coffee maker and kettle for tea (complimentary tea & coffee)

Hairdryer

Iron, ironing board upon request

Those with severe allergies should note that, though we don`t allow them in the suite, there are two friendly dogs that hang out in the main house and the yard. They do love to say hello to visitors in the constant hope of treats or walks!.

The property is not suitable for children, so we can't accept bookings with children under 16 years of age.

More Details

Owner
Richard Norton-Hall
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
August 11, 2017

About Richard Norton-Hall

We are Richard and Alison. We are pleased to be the hosts at Banff Bear Bed And Breakfast.

We emigrated from Yorkshire in England in August 2006 and were proud to become Canadian citizens in 2015. We also own and operate the gift store / gallery About Canada, on Banff Avenue. This is a store that is popular with locals as a place to buy neat Canadian made products which are ideal as gifts or for the home.

We originally had the house at Otter Street built in 2008, for us and our 3 children.

The last of the children left home, for school, in 2015. We did not want to move from a house that we love. It is a great house in a perfect location, so we repurposed the ground floor of the house to be a two bedroom bed and breakfast suite.

We now look forward to welcoming you to Banff.

Why Richard Norton-Hall chose Alberta

Though operating as a bed and breakfast the suite is let here for the exclusive use of this letting. Making this a private apartment in the mountains.

Amenities

Banff Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6996 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please refrain from excessive noise after 11pm.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Each bedroom has four windows, a queen sized bed, a closet two bedside cabinets, a chest of drawers and an ensuite bathroom. Linen and towels provided.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Features: Friendly environment Clean, comfortable bedrooms Ensuite bathrooms Smoke free environment Comfortable sitting areas Kitchenette with bar fridge, microwave and toaster Storage area for skis and bicycles Off street parking Short walk to downtown Banff and the Banff Centre Queen beds, with very comfortable mattresses Private entrance and deck Light and airy living space Dining area (with dining table and four chairs) Wireless internet Flatscreen 40 inch TV and Netflix access Coffee maker and kettle for tea (complimentary tea & coffee) Hairdryer Iron, ironing board upon request

Reviews

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average rating of 4.769231 based on 13 reviews
3

Ideal Banff location. Very clean. Friendly hosts.

  • 3 of 5

Our first surprise was that we were now staying at a bed and breakfast and not a vacation rental. We had not been notified of these changes. The space provided was clean and comfortable. Kitchen facilities were decidedly lacking. A dorm refrigerator, small microwave, no stove or any other means to prepare a meal. We spent four nights with one set of towels each. Day after day, hiking outdoors and then showering to use the same towels. We actually had to ask for body wash as nothing more than liquid hand soap had been provided.

This was a high end rental. While there were good points, it is not one I would recommend or return to.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are sorry that we did not meet your expectations. I will try to answer each of your concerns for you, and for the assistance of future guests. You are correct that we operate as a bed and breakfast and as a holiday let. The rental on this site is as a holiday let, there was no change. Our guests often arrive late having had a long journey. As a kindness, despite it being a holiday let and so that they do not immediately have to go shopping, we provide some initial breakfast supplies (milk, cereal, fruit etc). We apologise if you did not like this but future guests should note that we will continue this as we believe it makes your arrival less stressful. Your description of the apartment is accurate and reflects the website description "There is a dining area and a kitchenette with bar fridge / freezer, microwave, toaster and the usual drink making facilities (with complimentary tea & coffee)". I am sorry if that is not as you expected and we will amend our description to say "no stove" so that future guests are not disappointed. (As a note for future guests, people describe different accommodations in different ways. The description of a dorm refrigerator makes it sound like a hostel environment. I would like to confirm that this a self contained apartment with two ensuite bedrooms, kitchenette, living room and a private deck.) With regard to the towels. As requested, we provide a holiday letting, not a hotel, therefore there is not a daily change of towels. If guests are staying more than 4 nights we change the sheets and towels after day 3. When you arrived I advised that we lived upstairs and that if you needed anything just to let me know. I apologise if I did not make this clearer, or if you felt that could could not ask for fresh towels. With regard to toiletries. Again, as a holiday let we do not provide these. However when you asked for some, soon after arrival, I was happy to go and get you some. I apologise for the fact that we did not meet your expectations in this regard either. We hope that you enjoyed your stay in Banff.
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5

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

A really lovely apartment idealy situated close to the centre of town. The standard was excellent and very spacious. We could not have had a better stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Great location, tastefully done!

  • 4 of 5

We spent five nights at Banff bear. The unit is very nice with comfy beds. We did not have a car and walked to town every day. It's only a couple of blocks and close to the river trail and bridge. Owners were very nice!! We would recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely property in convenient location

  • 5 of 5

My brother and I stayed for 10 nights in Feb/March. We found it was clean and tidy, helpful owners and very convenient for walking to Banff Avenue for dinner etc.

If we're back in Banff again soon, will definitely look at staying here again.

Thanks

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very nice place, conveniently located close to downtown and the bus stops to the slopes

  • 5 of 5

Clean, quiet, plenty of room for two couples. Very helpful and attentive owners who live upstairs. Would definitely book again.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The Banff Bear B&B was wonderful. It is immaculately kept and very tastefully decorated.

  • 5 of 5

The beds are very comfortable and the sheets smell wonderful. The location of this property is ideal, close to hiking trails and a few blocks from downtown Banff. We had a wonderful stay, would definitely stay there again!!

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Banff National Park
Banff Sulphur Mountain Gondola
Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks
Bow Lake
Melissa's Restaurant and Bar
Johnson Canyon
Lake Minnewanka Boat Tours
Tunnel Mountain
Le Beaujolais
Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Calgary airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Numerous bars
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Banff Springs Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Kilometres
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Numerous restaurants
Nearest Ski
7 Kilometres
Norquay
Car: recommended

The Banff Bear B&B suite is the perfect getaway for two couples, friends, or family.

Located at the foot of Tunnel Mountain in Banff, 5 minutes walk from downtown, the Bow river and the Banff Centre. The Banff Bear B&B Suite is the ideal private retreat after a full day of sightseeing, hiking, or skiing, or it can be your quiet hideaway where you can relax, and have some down time.

Sit out on the private deck, like a local, and soak up the glorious surroundings with views of Mount Norquay and Cascade Mountain. On occasion watch the deer and elk that wander the town site and graze on the lawn.

The suite has it`s own private entrance so that you are provided with complete privacy. The suite is yours to use throughout the day.

- See more at: http://www.banffbear.ca/index.html#sthash.G6nDCNme.dpuf

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Rates & Availability

Banff Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
CAD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2017
Jun 29 2017 - Sep 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
$477
$2,582
$9,535
 
 
September Rate 17
Sep 6 2017 - Oct 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
$397
$2,384
$7,946
 
 
Oct-Nov2017
Oct 11 2017 - Nov 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$238
$1,589
$6,357
 
 
Dec 2017
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$254
$1,669
$11,124
 
 
January 2018
Jan 1 2018 - Feb 9 2018
2 night minimum stay
$234
$1,589
 
 
School Break Winter 2018
Feb 10 2018 - Feb 25 2018
2 night minimum stay
$302
$2,066
 
 
Post Family Day 2018
Feb 26 2018 - Mar 23 2018
2 night minimum stay
$278
$1,788
$6,754
 
 
Easter 2018
Mar 24 2018 - Apr 9 2018
2 night minimum stay
$318
$2,066
 
 
Post Easter 2018
Apr 10 2018 - May 17 2018
2 night minimum stay
$318
$2,066
$7,151
 
 
Spring 2018
May 18 2018 - Jun 27 2018
2 night minimum stay
$350
$2,225
$7,946
 
 
Summer Rate 2018
Jun 28 2018 - Sep 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
$397
$2,384
$9,535
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$397
$2,384
$7,946
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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