We stayed at the Newcastle Country Inn for 1 night last week to fit in a visit to the Royal Tyrrell Museum before heading back home from our week-long vacation in Banff and Jasper. We are from the US East Coast and typically stay in large chain hotels like Hiltons or Marriotts. We were not expecting much in Drumheller, given how small the town is. We were quite pleasantly surprised by how lovely the Inn was! Judith and her husband were extremely gracious hosts, and the rooms were the nicest we stayed in all week (and we stayed in mid-level, not budget, accommodations in Banff and Jasper). Our room had a very comfortable queen-size bed, along with a twin-size bed for our child, a small table and a little refrigerator, as well as a private bath (with the thickest, softest bath towels of the week as well). We had free Wi-Fi access and a continental breakfast. Judith gave us an excellent dinner recommendation (for Athens Greek restaurant in town, where we had the most flavorful NY strip steaks of the week as well). After we left the hotel, we realized we had left something there of sentimental value. Judith was incredibly gracious (and budget-conscious on our behalf as well) in figuring out how to ship the item back to us for the most reasonable cost (no small matter, as Canada Post was on strike last week).
We would highly recommend staying here - we slept quite well, enjoyed our conversations with our hosts and other travelers, and learned more about places to go in the area (like Dinosaur Trail and the mining tour) than we would have otherwise.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A beautiful inn with 11 air-conditioned rooms each with their own bath. Each room has a 32 inch flat screen TV with cable, mini fridge, table and 2 chairs, good lighting, and free wifi. A lovely self-serve breakfast with lots of choices start the day off right. Gluten free available upon request. Please let us know when you check-in. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Country Inn Drumheller
- Newcastle Country Hotel
- Drumheller Country Inn
- Newcastle Country Inn Drumheller, Alberta