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Rockies Rentals: Exclusive Piece of Canmore's History

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4 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
TV, fireplace, Netflix, books

Overview of Rockies Rentals: Exclusive Piece of Canmore's History

Rockies Rentals: Exclusive Piece of Canmore's History

4.9/5 Exceptional

Entire home

4 bedrooms4 bathroomsSleeps 10

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue grill

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C

Explore the area

  • AirportBanff, AB (YBA)21 min drive
  • Popular LocationBanff Lake Louise Tourism Bureau25 min drive
  • Popular LocationUpper Hot Springs32 min drive
  • Popular LocationBanff Gondola34 min drive

Space details

4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 10
2500 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
    1 queen bed
Common area
    2 sofa beds
Bathroom 1
    Combined bath/shower
Bathroom 2
Bathroom 3
    Combined shower/bath

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Rockies Rentals: Exclusive Piece of Canmore's History

Riverside Holiday home with kitchen and balcony
Nestled in the heart of the Canadian Rockies in the scenic town of Canmore, Alberta, the Bow River Chalet is a reminder of Canmore's rich historic past. The enduring log building stands proudly beside the Bow River, just as it has for almost 100 years. Built in 1910 -- Restored + Redecorated in 2000 -- the original logs lend a sense of history to the relaxing atmosphere. It is surrounded on all sides by a panorama of the majestic Rocky Mountains. The cabin is within walking distance of downtown Canmore. Enjoy the shops, restaurants, and beautiful views in the town. Banff and an abundance of ski resorts are just a short drive away. Follow us on Instagram: @rockiesrentals

Property Highlights:
→ Central location
→ Stunning mountain views
→ Two kitchens
→ Fully furnished
→ Professionally managed
→ BBQ and patio
→ Balcony over looking the river
→ Dedicated workspace
→ Complimentary High Speed Wireless Internet
→ Two TV's with Amazon Firesticks (Access to Netflix, Amazon Prime, Live TV, and various games)
→ In suite Washer/Dryer

You have the unique opportunity to claim one of Canmore's historic landmarks as your second home in the mountains for a month at a time. This cabin was initially built in 1910 on the banks of the Bow River for the Directors of the Canadian Anthracite Coal Co. Situated in Mineside, or Rundleview (depending on who you ask), many locals walk past daily on their way to various outdoor pursuits and wonder about the inhabitants of the stately log cabin. Located only a few blocks from Main Street Canmore, the Bow River Chalet is perfectly located to give you the feeling of privacy on the river banks, and also the luxury of being close to all the action of town. Sit on one of the two large decks and enjoy expansive views of the majestic mountains while the waters of the Bow River glide past.

Main Level: As you enter the house through the coat room, you'll find yourself in the sunny downstairs living and dining room. With a large gas fireplace and cozy couches, this room is wonderful for nestling in with a book. The dining table has seating for 8 people. The original timber framing is evident here, preserved in the renovations throughout the years. As you continue further into the house you'll find yourself in the kitchen. The hutch in this room has many interesting pieces of pottery, and historical photos of the house throughout its life. Accessed from here are a full bathroom, the laundry room, and a door to the front covered porch.
Located off of the kitchen is the first bedroom, which was built as an addition. The original exterior log walls make for a fascinating accent wall, along with the built in bookcase (full of books) that was cleverly converted from a window. There is also an exterior door in this room, which you can use to access the private, fenced back yard. Further down the hall off of the kitchen you will find another bedroom, with its own sitting area and en suite bathroom.

Upper Level: If you were to continue up the spiral staircase found in the kitchen, you'll find yourself on the upper level. Turning left when leaving the staircase will find you in the second of the master bedrooms, which has an electric fireplace in the sitting area, a skylight, and a full en suite bathroom. Taking a right from the top of the stairs will bring you into the upper living area. First you'll find yourself in the kitchen, which has sweeping views of the river and Grotto & Lady Macdonald mountains. The table along the window in this area has been voted the best views for morning coffee!
Accessed off of the kitchen are another full bathroom, and the final bedroom - which has a private work space if you need a place away from the rest of your family to get some e-mails sent. Walking through the kitchen will find you in the upstairs living area. Two couches (easily converted to sofa beds) and a couple of comfy chairs make this an easy room to set up for a movie night, made even better by the surround sound and gas fireplace. You'll also find the door for the upstairs deck overlooking the river, and an upstairs exit, with stairs that will take you back down to the driveway.

Outdoor Space: Enjoy stargazing from the tranquil private patio off the back of the property, or light a fire and roast some marshmallows. The two outdoor spaces (the downstairs covered patio and upper deck) are prime people watching locations.

We at Rockies Rentals are doing our best to comply with Alberta Health regulations and public health orders. This includes compliance with CMOH Order 10-2021, which states that indoor gatherings are prohibited at this time. All guests looking to stay at our properties will be required to provide proof that they are members of the same household – allowances under the order exist for people who reside on their own spending time with another who also resides alone. We understand this is frustrating, but we need to ensure we are looking out for the safety of our employees, and community at large. We're sorry if this means you cannot book with us at this time, but look forward to welcoming you to Canmore and our properties when the order is rescinded and it is safe to do so.
Guest accommodation at this holiday home offers fireplaces and washers/dryers. Rooms open to balconies or patios. This accommodation is furnished with sofa beds and dining tables. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and hairdryers.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Televisions come with Netflix. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board. Housekeeping is provided on request.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Rockies Rentals

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Cross-country skiing and snowboarding nearby


  • Free WiFi


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Spices


  • Dining table


  • 4 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Sofa bed


  • 4 bathrooms
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Dining room


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • Netflix
  • Streaming services
  • Books
  • Stereo
  • Games

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Near a laundromat


  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • On the river
  • In the mountains
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near a hospital

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Golf privileges
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Sledging nearby
  • Basketball nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Hunting nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 10
  • Unit size: 2500 sq ft (232 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 25


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, which will enable you to manage your booking


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit and a deadlock

Property is also known as

Historic Home on the Bow River; 4 Bdrms/4 Bath
Cozy Riverside Cabin with Expansive Mountain Views
Rockies Rentals: Exclusive Piece of Canmore's History Canmore

About this area


Located in Canmore, this holiday home is in the mountains and on a river. Canadian Ski Museum West and Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies are cultural highlights, and some of the area's attractions include Cross Zee Ranch and Banff Park Museum. Make sure you get close to the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park - 7 min walk
  • Canmore Museum and Geoscience Centre - 10 min walk
  • Banff Lake Louise Tourism Bureau - 25 min drive
  • Upper Hot Springs - 32 min drive
  • Banff Gondola - 34 min drive

Getting around

  • Banff Station - 25 min drive


  • The Wood - 8 min walk
  • Rocky Mountain Bagel Co - 8 min walk
  • Murrieta's Bar & Grill - 9 min walk
  • Hogshead - 9 min walk
  • Good Earth Coffee House - 10 min walk

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5/5 Excellent

Wonderful weekend
Great location, great character home although it is a little hard to find. Very quiet. Well appointed with one exception, there were only about 5 dinner forks, the rest were dessert forks, minor detail. I would go again.

5/5 Excellent

Perfect for Family Reunion
Perfect for the 9 of us! 10 years in the making, so I had high expectations and they were all met! Cool house. Beautiful Location.

5/5 Excellent

Property exceeded our expectation. Information/directions were easy to follow. Deposit was refunded promptly. Loved the vacation!

5/5 Excellent

The perfect rustic mountain retreat
Words don't do this place justice. Located directly on the Bow river, the view from the upstairs kitchen breakfast bar and balcony are as good as it gets. We rarely ventured anywhere else in the house due to the draw of those views! Only a short 10 minute walk along the river to downtown Canmore. With spacious bedrooms, two very large living areas and two kitchens (one upstairs, one downstairs) this makes it perfect for larger families/groups. We didn't use it, but there's a firepit in the backyard with ample seating for those cooler nights - I think you'll need to bring your own firewood though.

5/5 Excellent

Best views in town..
Oldest property in Canmore.. everything we needed.. walking distance to anything down town.. great food and scenery