The Juniper is located away from downtown Banff, just off the Trans Canada highway at the foot of Mt Norquay. The location is isolated but only a 5 minute drive from services in the village of Banff. It overlooks the Bow River valley and the mountains beyond. The highway is close but traffic noise was not too noticeable. Rooms are large, and those on the south side have a balcony with nice views of the valley. Our room had 2 queen beds, a sofa, chairs, desk, fridge, chaise lounge, a wardrobe, coffee maker, tv, & free wifi. There was ample counter space in the bathroom with good mirrors, fluffy towels, and a drying cord in the shower. There is no elevator so luggage must be carried to the second floor. This was not a problem for us but could be for some in which case a room on the first floor should be requested. The on-site restaurant had very good food at a reasonable price and our wait staff, Mason and Dave, were very pleasant and attentive. The open-faced salmon sandwich and the barley/mushroom soup were excellent. The Mt Norquay ski area is a 5 minute drive up the mountain with nice hiking trails in the summer. Be warned, however, that the mosquitoes were fierce in late July when we hiked the Stoney Squaw trail about 5:30 in the afternoon. Might not have been quite as bad earlier in the day but be prepared to use bug repellant liberally.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy a panoramic view, plentiful sunshine, and natural setting within vintage modernist architecture. Located along the wildlife corridor, the mountains rise straight up from our back door and downtown Banff is only minutes away. The hotel's woodland setting and striking views of three iconic mountain ranges provides a National Park atmosphere. Experience handcrafted cuisine using the finest and freshest ingredients in the Bistro & Lounge! Relax in our outdoor hot tub or next to our fire pits. On-site you will find interpretive displays and artwork of the areas culture and heritage, as well as woodland walking trails, bike rentals, hiking maps and activity planning services. Wireless Internet access is complimentary hotel-wide. This boutique hotel features 52 guest rooms, many with balconies or patio walk-outs. Guestrooms are all equipped with an air cooling system, mini fridges, coffeemakers and iron & ironing boards. Pets are welcome and must be pre-arranged with the hotel to ensure pet friendly room availability. Offering personalized, local hospitality; explore a peaceful place away from the crowds! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Juniper Hotel Banff
- Juniper Lodge Banff