We stayed here 9/28-10/1/13 and I can only describe it as a perfect experience. Anneke and Carmelo were perfect hosts, the best balance of professional and friendly. Our bedroom en suite looked out on a lush garden which was just starting to fade with the fall weather. There was a large jetted tub for relaxing and a separate shower in the bath. A small television with cable was in the room and free wifi was provided as well as a refrigerator and a coffee maker.
Each morning we only had to go upstairs to a beautiful delicious breakfast and had our choice of homemade breakfast items (eggs, meats, etc), fresh baked bread, French toast, fruit, juice, and coffee. Absolutely delicious and a beautiful view of the mountains from the breakfast table.
Carmelo and Anneke were very accommodating and let us use their phone to make local calls, gave us their bear spray to borrow while we were out in the parks (just in case), and told us all the best drives and and places which fit our travel goals. They had ample detailed information to give to their guests and knew the area very well as they have lived there many years.
This was the perfect place for people going to the Banff area because it is minutes from the park gates.
I would return to this little bit of paradise in a second.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This Canmore bed and breakfast is close to Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. Enjoy Dutch/Italian hospitality at Stella Alpina Bed and Breakfast in Canmore, Alberta, Canada. Stella Alpina B & B is located just five minutes from Banff National Park and twenty minutes from Banff town site in the majestic Canadian Rockies. Anneke and Carmelo, your hosts, welcome you to their mountain home in Canmore where you will enter a world of uniquely Canadian crafted woodwork. Stella Alpina bed and breakfast is hidden away from the traffic and noise, but is just a short 2 – 5 minute walk from downtown Canmore(map). Stella Alpina Bed and Breakfast is in a peaceful wooded area of Canmore and wildlife corridor where the beautiful Bow River rushes nearby and the breath-taking views of the Canadian Rockies surround you, a perfect hidden retreat for honeymooners and celebrating anniversaries. ... more less