We stayed in Bear Cabin for three nights, and our only gripe was the noise from passing freight trains. It wasn't enough to wake my partner up, but I'm a light sleeper and it did bother me. The cabin itself was good though - a double and a single bed, a little well-equipped kitchenette with microwave (no oven) (if you're a light sleeper the noise of the fridge turning on and off might also bother you, but it's no worse than other fridges!), and a perfectly good bathroom with shower. The owner is lovely - really friendly and helpful with advice on walks and activities, and she provides free home-baked cookies and iced tea every afternoon, and home-made granola, fruit and rolls in the mornings. The cabins are arranged round central off-road parking (REALLY useful in this crowded town!), so it's quite nice and friendly. There are BBQ facilities which guests are welcome to use.
The location is also great - really central in Banff, and an easy walk to the tourist info, restaurants, shops, bars, etc. There are also some nice walks you can do from the site, and others which are an easy drive. Banff is small enough that you're out on the highway quickly enough.
We'd recommend Melissa's for brunchy type food. There's a Safeway supermarket about five minutes' walk away, and a good food court in one of the shopping centres.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Banff Beaver Cabins a Class B Heritage Site. Six fully furnished cabins and suites with 1 or 2 bedrooms, washrooms, microwave kitchenettes, some with living rooms. One block away from main street. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Banff Beaver Cabins Hotel Banff