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? Yes, I’ll take any of the Banff luxury home rentals available, thank you.
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, there are a few cabins where you can spend your vacation at. It was challenging to find Banff cabins that were not outdated, not in a big complex (a lot of the cabins in Banff are in a couple of huge residential complex, and I don’t find those appealing), or that had all that cabin charm that we are looking for. But I did it! Aren’t these Banff cabin rentals gorgeous? (click on the photos for a large picture).
1) Rustic chic mountain cabin in Banff
Just two blocs from Banff avenue, this mountain chic cabin is only a 2 minute stroll to all Banff shops/restaurants. This 2-bedroom home is cozy and fully stocked with everything you need. Even the gorgeous backyard with majestic views is inviting. After a day full of outdoor adventures, kick your feet up while reading by the fireplace right in front of the picture window with the perfectly framed mountain or sit outside and watch the stars.
2) Class A Heritage Home, one of the Banff cabin rentals on the Banks of the Bow River
Classical beauty. This is one of the Banff cabin rentals that 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) Chateaux Elise, A Luxury Mountain Home
Located in the exclusive resort of Silvertip, this stunning home has incredible unobstructed mountain views. It is so stunning that it got features in HGTV as one of Canada’s top retreats. So here’s your chance! With four bedrooms, this is the perfect place for a family or a group of friends looking to relax.
This luxury mountain home in Banff also has a private hot tub, a gorgeous fireplace, and views to die for. This is the place to celebrate a special occasion, a family gathering, or a romantic getaway.
2) Ultra Luxury Cabin with Stunning views of the Three Sisters
Stunning log home with 6 bedrooms with luxuries like radiant floor, a self playing grand piano, a high powered hot tub, and a pinball machine.
With room for up to 16 people this is the perfect luxury home to bring the family or a group of friends. Take stroll to the shops and restaurants or enjoy your evening on the patio.
With breathtaking views of the mountain range, you’ll be able to enjoy pink sunrise lighting up the peaks from your bedroom window.
3) A piece of Canmore history
This stunning 100 year old cabin has been renovated while keeping the original logs. This riverside cabin has 4 bedrooms, two kitchens, a large gas fireplace and panorama views of the majestic Rocky Mountains.
The private patio off the back of the property is perfect to stargaze or have a cozy fire. The cabin is within walking distance of downtown Canmore. Walk to the shops, restaurants, or stroll along the river.
4) Luxury Home in Downtown Canmore
Located in downtown Canmore, this beautiful 3-bedroom home is family friendly. The back patio is private and is ready for you to sit around the fireplace and chill out in the evening after a day full of Banff adventures.
This home has a full kitchen with double oven, a gas stove, a vitamix++, and an espresso machine. Other features of this stunning home are the large reclaimed douglas fir dining table, a gas fireplace, and soapstone counters.
From the home door, you can ride along the Bow river or take your bike direct to many trails.
5) Stunning views of the Three Sisters and Ha Ling
This lovely home with stunning views of the Three Sisters is ready to welcome you and your party. There’s space for six people but if you need more space, you can also rent next door (which is attached to this one). This modern home has everything you need and is in a great location. You can walk to downtown Canmore! This is an excellent home base while you explore Banff and Canmore.
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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Zoologist and wildlife photographer. She has worked in the field with jackals, wolves, cheetahs, & leopards. She serves on the Board of Directors of SEE Turtles, a non-profit sea turtle conservation organization.