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Gorgeous Condo w/ Rustic Heritage Décor

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms w/ Queen Beds + Queen Sofa Bed, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Canadian Thanksgiving Long Weekend: $199/night, 3 night minimum stay.


Quote from my Guest Book: 'Beautiful and relaxing holiday! Your condo looked beautiful on the internet and was pleasantly surprised that it was even nicer once here...wonderful holiday!' (Coquitlam, BC)

Nestled just 15 minutes outside of Banff, this tastefully decorated, 1,000 sq. ft., two-bedroom, two-bath condominium features a large formal entry way, a bright, open lounge and dining area boasting hardwood floors, river rock gas fireplace with log mantle, leather sofa set, Canadian heritage antiques, 'rustic' decorative lamps, original mountain artwork, and Mackenzie tartans throughout. There is also a deck that provides spectacular views of the protected wetlands, Aspens, creek and surrounding peaks, including the famous 'Three Sisters.'

The building is located across from a protected wetland habitat, at the edge of Policeman's Creek with meandering boardwalk. With unobstructed views of pretty much nature only, you get the feeling of wilderness seclusion, yet are only a less than 2 minute walk from conveniences of the quaint, yet cultural alpine town of Canmore.

In the living room for your relaxation and entertainment are a television with basic cable, VCR, stereo system, and CD player. And the balcony off of the living room not only provides spectacular trees, creek and mountain views, it also provides a teak bistro set, and a large gas barbecue to fire up that world famous Alberta beef!

The large, fully-equipped, modern kitchen contains tiled floors, dishwasher, microwave, a refrigerator, and cupboards stocked with various condiments, cookbooks, and just about every tool the gourmet chef in you would need to create a fabulous meal.

The spacious, yet cozy master bedroom contains a queen-size bed with rustic log headboard and two closets, while the second bedroom contains a queen-size bed and one large closet. In addition, there is a queen size sleeper sofa in the living room, allowing for a maximum occupancy of six people (rates based on four-person occupancy). Both bedrooms contain high-quality eyelet lace bed sheets, duvets and pillows, as well as vintage bedroom furniture, 'rustic' decorative lamps, original mountain artwork, Mackenzie tartan throw pillows and scarves, and plush berber carpet. The master en suite contains a shower stall, while the second bathroom located in the hallway contains a bathtub/shower combination - quality towels provided in each.

The hallway contains a built-in bookshelf brimming with various paperback books and hard cover coffee table books featuring Canadian and Rocky Mountain art, all of which can be enjoyed while taking in the fresh mountain air on the balcony by day, or cozying up next to the warm fire at night. Also provided for your enjoyment with friends and family are various board games and decks of cards.

The condominium has a large storage room containing a washer and dryer, iron and ironing board, a picnic knapsack (to take on hikes), fans, first aid kit, and various cleaning supplies. Also provided for your convenience is a heated underground garage.

Tasteful rustic, Canadian heritage decor and high-end comfort have been given priority at Mackenzie Creekside. The original mountain artwork done by the owner and her father as well as other Alberta artists, in additional to the Mackenzie tartans and Canadian heritage family photos, help to create a sense of 'home-away-from-home' beckoning you to return to Mackenzie Creekside to visit the majestic Canadian Rockies...

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Leanne Mackenzie
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
August 22, 2017

About Leanne Mackenzie

I'm originally from Calgary and moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1994. I worked for a large medical device company by day and volunteer as a graphic designer/webmaster/events committee member for the Nine Lives Foundation - a no-kill cat shelter in the Bay Area. But I missed the Canadian Rockies so much that I decided to purchase a vacation condo in Canmore and visit the area ~2x/year. It's such an AMAZING part of the world that I can't get enough of! So much so that I recently moved back to Calgary to be closer to my family and start my own creative services business... :-)

Leanne Mackenzie purchased this condo in 2001

Why Leanne Mackenzie chose Alberta

I've always envisioned myself owning a log cabin in the middle on nowhere, but unfortunately, that just isn't feasible (for many reasons). I learned of 'The Boardwalk' building and that most of the condos face the protected wetlands, creek, and mountains, including the famous 'Three Sisters'. I bought the condo sight-unseen because it was the only condo available with that kind of unobstructed views of nature only. You get the feeling of being out in the middle of nowhere, but are yet a 2-10 minute walk from just about everything you need. I decorated the condo to have a rustic cabin-like ambiance, so between the views and the convenient location, it's the best of both worlds!

What makes this condo unique

Located just off of the downtown so walking distance to most town amenities but with views of pretty much nature only... most other condo developments have views of busy streets, parking lots, grocery stores, other condos, etc.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a great place this condo is! It has all of the comforts of home and we had such a great time!
Jul 2015
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Canmore Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Sofa Bed
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming


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Gorgeous Condo w/ Rustic Heritage Décor
average rating of 4.611111 based on 33 reviews

nice quiet place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Very nicely decorated quiet place, has good view of mountains from balcony. Close to grocery stores and restaurants. It is a good place to stay away from busy daily life.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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The condo was just as nice as the pictures!

  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great condo!!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time spent with family in this beautiful condo over 2 nights weekend. Condo is great, well maintained and tasteful decorated with beautiful native and vintage art. Had a few glitches as we arrived very late at night but Leanne was extremely helpful when we called for guidance.

I would come back to this place any time!! :)

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

This lovely condo was the ideal setting for a girl's weekend retreat. The space was welcoming with its rustic decor and many thoughtful touches of local art, crafts and accessories. The kitchen was well equipped and it was handy to have the option of doing laundry as needed. Both bedrooms were spacious and comfortable, and it was nice to have a bathroom + an ensuite for the four of us to share. The fireplace added to the coziness and the creek and mountain view was fabulous. A quiet setting with friendly locals, including the restaurant on the main floor of the building that serves excellent fare. Leanne was very responsive to questions and flexible in accommodating guests' needs. If you are looking for a relaxing and accessible location from which to enjoy Canmore with no hassles and lots of perks, Mackenzie Creekside is the spot!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy and close to downtown

  • 5 of 5

This condo was wonderful. It was clean, well furnished and close to downtown. The beds were cozy and the living areas were spacious. I would for sure come back next time we are in town.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean and had a coziness about the place.

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Leanne's place was wonderful. We were there at the beginning of December and could see the Three Sisters mountain peaks from the balcony, and when sitting at the one end of the living room. (Tree leaves may obstruct this view in the summer months.) Our walk to downton Canmore was five minutes, with a breathtaking 360* view of the mountains. There was extra bedding and additional blankets in the closets, a hair dryer and all we needed as far as tools in the kitchen for cooking dinner. The instructions for entering the building and obtaining the keys were clear and our arrival was seamless. Leanne has decorated the apartment with amazing attention to detail and to the historical theme of the area. We thoroughly enjoyed admiring the paintings, framed 1930s and 40s newspaper/magazine clippings and artefacts. big kudos to Leanne and her special touch.

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $81.1

International payment accepted via PayPal. Canadian payment accepted via PayPal, bank transfer, or personal cheque.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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