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Riverview Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #3 of 6 Okotoks B&B and Inns
Mountain Home, Idaho
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“Great place to stay”
Reviewed 22 July 2013

We had been planning a motorcycle ride from the USA since Jan 2013. At the last minute our hotel in High River cancelled due to the floods. Luckily The Riverview had openings for all four of us. All we could say when we turned off the road onto the drive was OMG !!! The tree lined drive led to a large house overlooking the Sheep River. We were greeted by Mila and given a tour of all the amenities. After a day of riding, it was great to sit in the hot tub then jump in the pool. Our room was spacious and fully stocked. The game room was excellent and relaxing. We spent a few hours shooting pool and talking to Josh about the local area. The next morning, Josh ensured we had anything we wanted for breakfast. We joked that he would make a great "wife". LOL To sum our stay up, the views were great, we were well taken care of and highly encourage you to stay here anytime.

Room Tip: Ask for one overlooking the river on the top floor. We saw deer in the evening this way.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 June 2013 via mobile

My friend and I were in the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer and had a reservation for June 22nd. When the Ride was postponed because of the floods we cancelled our reservation on Thursday evening, June 19. We were advised by police and media to stay off the roads that weekend. The owner would not refund our money. He indicated he could not re-sell the rooms. However, a friend of ours called on the afternoon of June 22nd to request a room and he told her he had no rooms available. We called him again and he will not refund our money.

Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 6 May 2013

Overall, it was a great place to get away from the hubbub of Calgary and celebrate my birthday. The pool was wonderful and the pathway to Sheep River was amazing. Breakfast was delicious - blueberry pancakes & ham. Only drawback was the lack of a warm greeting instead I received a "don't do" list ... Don't put plastic bags down the toilet! Very strange. The best part was meeting 2 couples from U.S. Georgia.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Portage la Prairie, Canada
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Reviewed 6 February 2013

This was our first visit to a bed and breakfast. I don't think this is your normal bed and breakfast. First off, it is a few minutes from Okotoks, but really only 5 minutes. The place is huge. The family (in our case only one person there) lives in part of the house, the rest is for guests. This is a 13,000 square foot home so there is plenty of room. Being the winter, the price was great and we had the place to ourselves. Meeting people is nice but in this case being alone was perfect for what we wanted. We enjoyed our room, watching the super bowl, the view, the indoor hot tub (didn't use the pool) and breakfast was great. Josh (owner/son) was very nice and had pleasant conversation with him. The view is stunning and as we were searching for the place my girlfriend said in a joking way, I hope that house is the place. (she hadn't seen photos) Well it was. We really enjoyed driving some golf balls into the valley. Especially being February! Full bar downstairs with all the tools you would need, fridge, ice maker, pool table, darts, air hockey, games, books, you name it. We loved the bath robes in the room. The home theatre room though was not in service. No big deal for us, but they do feature it on their website. Well worth staying at and maybe a wedding spot someday? Well that is down the road but he did mention it is a popular spot for that and I can certainly see why. It would be a great spot for a several couples all looking at going away for a weekend.

Room Tip: We were in the Zen room (cheapest) and it was very good. The other rooms (we snuck a peek) were very...
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Hexham
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2012

Stayed overnight on our way to Calgary airport but wish we had stayed longer. This was more like a boutique hotel than bed and breakfast. The view from the terrace was stunning. Excellent value for the quality of the accommodation and great stop over for Calgary.

Room Tip: Room with the balcony was excellent.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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New Westminster, Canada
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Reviewed 15 September 2012

This Bed and Breakfast is in a great location just outside of Okotoks. The view is breathtaking. The rooms were nice, clean and comfortable. The shared space was amazing. Absolutley the place has a lot of potential. This place is run by one person that clearly has too much to do and it shows.

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The pool was a mess...filled with dead flys and the hot tub was luke warm. It was clear that area was barely used or maintained. The breakfast was mediocre (the cook didn't have the makings to make a simple omelette and the muffins served were store bought). It was a very expensive B&B that didn't go out of it's way to provide a good breakfast. I've been to a lot of B&B's that were tenfold better in terms of what is provided for breakfast. Plus there were no nice little touches like home baked cookies or baked goods as treats in the common area. Things I've come to expect in the B&B's I've gone to for the price. We had to ask for clean towels.

I'll be honest we wouldn't go back.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 21 August 2012

We stayed overnight to get out of the city and had a great weekend. We were amazed by all the offerings available at a bed and breakfast! They had a swimming pool with hot tub, work out area, games room with pool table, air hockey and Foosball. They have excellent common areas for guests to relax and the view from the huge deck is breath taking. The rooms are beautifully decorated and comfortable with all the same features that a hotel would have such as available wifi and flat screens. The grounds are excellent for hiking around, looking at the stars or having a camp fire over looking the river valley. We are excited to return in the next couple of weeks.

Room Tip: Rooms on the south side have great views of the river valley! North rooms are quiet and great for s...
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Riverview Bed & Breakfast
Address: 80th Street North | Box 787, Okotoks, Alberta T1S 1A9, Canada
Region: Canada > Alberta > Okotoks
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Okotoks
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Riverview Bed & Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Inside our 10,000 square foot Bed and Breakfast you will find full amenities including an indoor pool, fitness room, large projection Movie Theater and Games room for you to enjoy. Other features include comfortable beds, private en-suite bathrooms, high speed wireless internet, and flat-screen TV’s in all the rooms. ... more   less 
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