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Banff National Park is Canada’s oldest national park and is visited by millions of tourists every year. Beat the crowds and stay at one the many stunning Banff cabins found in the area. Cozy up and find your dream cabin!
People visit Banff for numerous reasons. To marvel at the emerald waters of Lake Louise, to hike amongst glaciers, to drive along the Icefields Parkway, and to watch wildlife. It is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream. Canoe, hike, ski, fish, camp, mountain climb, bird-watch,…you can actually fit all these activities into one trip! Banff is also a place where predators still roam, and if you are lucky you can see grizzly bears in Lake Louise, or wolves along the Bow Valley.
If you are looking for accommodation for your Banff vacation, you’ll find lots of motels, lodges, and camping sites. But wouldn’t you rather stay at a gorgeous cabin with a hot tub and incredible mountain views? Whether you visit Banff for a family retreat, a business meeting, a romantic break, or even for a wedding, one of these Banff cabins will be a perfect fit. We have researched many cabins and have compiled a list of the most stunning Banff cabins for rent!
Or if you prefer to avoid the bustling town of Banff, head to out to Canmore. Only a 20 minute from the town of Banff, Canmore is quieter, cuter, and the natural surroundings are stunning. A bonus is that there are many fabulous Canmore cabins for rent as well. In fact, the cabins around Canmore are some of the best I’ve seen. I’m still oohing and aahing after making this list of Banff cabins to rent! I mean, indoor pool? Seriously?
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Our Favorite Banff Cabins For Rent
If you want to stay in the town of Banff, I have found these cabins. It was challenging to find Banff cabins that were not outdated, not in a big complex, or that had all that cabin charm that we are looking for. But I did it! Aren’t these cabins gorgeous? (click on the photos for a large picture).
1) Beautiful Renovated Home in the Heart of Banff
Stunning large home in the heart of Banff. Maybe not quite a cabin, but it is just gorgeous, beautifully updated, and a fantastic place for large families or big groups. It sleeps up to 12 people, this fabulous home has something for everyone. For the little ones, a huge playroom. For the grown ups, a gym, an infrared sauna, steam room, and a cedar hot tub.
For the outdoor people, the house has bikes for guest use, and a fireplace-heated mud room to keep your winter coats and gloves dry and toasty warm! The roomy kitchen is fully equipped with 3 ovens (yep, 3!), espresso maker, stand alone ice maker, and a beverage center. Prepare your favorite drink (hot or cold) and enjoy it either outside on the spacious deck or by the fireplace.
2) Class A Heritage Home on the Banks of the Bow River
Classical beauty. This home sits on the banks of the Bow River and it comes with beautiful river views and spectacular mountain views. All of this conveniently located within a short walk of the shops. With five large bedrooms, this class A heritage home is great for a large family or group of friends (it also has a pull out couch). It comes with a big gourmet kitchen, five bathrooms and parking for 4 cars. Ourdoorsy people will find this cabin the perfect place in Banff. The canoe rental place is just around the corner! And this home is a short hike from Bow Falls!
Our Favorite Canmore Cabins for Rent
Canmore is one of our favorite areas in Alberta. Surrounded by craggy mountain peaks like the Three Sisters and natural spaces like Spray Valley Provincial Park and Banff National Park, Canmore is the perfect destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Hiking, skiing, mountain biking, and climbing make Canmore a year-round destination. Not as busy or touristy as nearby Banff, this quaint little town offers an array of accommodations. If you are looking for an exclusive lodge, head south to Mount Engadine Lodge, but if you’d rather stay closer to town, choose one these stunning Canmore cabins for you and your group.
1) Watch elk from this stunning Canmore Cabin
Everybody raves about this house. Just by looking at the photos and description, you can see why. Outside hot tub with mountain views, jacuzzi and fireplace in your en suite, home theater with over 300 movies, gourmet kitchen, complimentary bath robes and slippers, not one but four outdoor dining areas, a complimentary champagne breakfast basket on arrival (!!), well stocked pantry, and the occasional elk walking around your backyard! I am sold! This beautiful home has three bedrooms, and at just over $100 per person (based on 6 person occupancy) this is really a steal! Don’t forget that it comes with views of the famous Three Sisters. I want to move in!
2) Ultra Luxury Cabin with Stunning views of the Three Sisters
Elegant cabin with endless mountain peak views. By far the most luxurious cabin on our Banff cabins selection. This is the ultimate luxury cabin mountain retreat, perfect for family reunions or a wedding party. All five bedrooms in this luxury home feature private en suite bathrooms. Want a fireplace? This beauty has a total of 8 (5 indoor/3 outdoor). Lap pool? No worries, the pool even comes with stunning mountain views. Wine tasting cellar? check. Gym? check. Billiards room with bar? check. 10 person steam room? well, of course! If you are looking for a covered hot tub with stunning mountain vistas, you are also in luck. This home comes with all of it. If your party needs additional services such as pre stocking, private chef/catering, babysitting, domestic arrangements, these will be available from May’18. This is a mountain holiday you’ll remember forever.
3) Log Home in Downtown Canmore
Once you get past the bad photography, you can see why this home is loved by everyone who has stayed in it. This true log home situated in a one acre property and with mountain views from every room, offers 6 bedrooms (up to 18 people capacity) spa area with sauna, steam room and hot tub, vault ceiling, 5 fireplaces in total, and extensive decks overlooking the valley.
The kitchen if fully stocked with all appliances imaginable. Popcorn maker, ice cream maker, margarita machine, waffle maker, bread maker, coffee maker, slow cooker, and a two temperature wine cooler. The games room has a pool table, pinball machine and dartboard. (Parties are not allowed.)
4) Luxury Home in Downtown Canmore
Located in downtown Canmore, this beautiful 3-bedroom home is family friendly. The spiral staircase has baby gates at the top and bottom so the little ones are safe. The master bedroom has stunning views, a double shower, double sinks, and a Victoria + Albert bathtub. The back deck has a dining table, a firepit, sofas, a hammock, and a hot tub.
5) Mountain Home in SilverTip Neighbourhood
This stunning home in the SilverTip neighborhood is located in a quiet road with views of the Three Sisters & Ha Ling peaks. All four bedrooms in this home have en suite bathrooms. The spacious living area is complemented by a stone fireplace, 16 ft vault ceilings, pine beams and a front deck with stunning views to the Three Sisters, which is a popular place for sunrise coffee and sunset cocktails. There is also a separate cozy tv room with a fireplace. The patio offers a private dining area and a built-in BBQ. This home is perfect for a group of friends or a family to relax and enjoy the outdoors. Parties and big gatherings are not allowed. The price is pretty amazing considering this home is for 10 people (less than $100 per person per night!). This home is getting lots of 5-star reviews too, so go check it out!
Isn’t it time you treat yourself to a memorable mountain vacation in Canada? These stunning Banff cabins will make you want to grab those hiking shoes and skis and head out to Banff.
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