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A Bear and Bison Canadian Country Inn

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705 Benchlands Trail, Canmore, Alberta T1W 3C7, Canada
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Alberta, Canada
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27 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Overall nice little inn but rooms are not comfortable.... Air conditioning too loud, no black out blinds... So lack of sleep is not a positive for me when I am away from home. On a positive note, great food!!! And a nice little gazebo to socialize with colleagues.

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MountainlifeCanmore, Owner at A Bear and Bison Canadian Country Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on your recent stay! We are glad that you thought the Inn was overall very nice, and that you thought the food was great! and, Yes, I agree the Gazebo is a great place for an afternoon socialize with friends and colleagues! I am sorry that the air conditioning was... More 

Calgary, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

My wife and I had our wedding weekend there from June 5-7th, and I couldn't possibly have asked for anything more. The food was amazing, the staff were extremely attentive and the inn was gorgeous. Every detail was taken care of, and you can tell the staff know what they're doing as well as love doing it. Our bartender, Marc,... More 

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MountainlifeCanmore, Manager at A Bear and Bison Canadian Country Inn, responded to this review

We love hearing the "Best Wedding Ever" comment! Taking care of all the details on your special day is what we do best so you can get the most of your time with family and friends. We look forward to your next visit! Leah More 

Calgary, Canada
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We just stayed here June 5-7th for a friend's wedding and had a wonderful time. It was so nice and private. Every little detail was taken care of. The food was AMAZING! From the 3 course breakfast both mornings, and the packed picnic lunch, to the tapas dinner that I thought would never end. Every bite was top quality. The... More 

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MountainlifeCanmore, Manager at A Bear and Bison Canadian Country Inn, responded to this review

WOW, Best Wedding Ever! Thank you for the glowing review. We only cook with top quality and fresh ingredients, from our delicious breakfast to our 18-course tapas style dinners. We do our best to accommodate every guest's needs and make everyone feel comfortable and at home. We look forward to your next visit! Leah Jefferson More 

Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

My retirement party of 28 people was perfectly arranged by Lonnie and his staff. The entire Inn was ours for the wonderful cocktails, dinner, overnight stay and a wonderful 3 course breakfast the next morning. The dinner, served in the popular tapas style, called The Silver Service Dinner, was a full 4 course meal; each course consisting of 5 selections!... More 

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MountainlifeCanmore, Manager at A Bear and Bison Canadian Country Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely comments Gail, you local gals are certainly a fun group. Our silver service style dinner is great for a social dinning experience...and who doesn't love a little bit of everything on the menu!? Your live musical entertainment really started up the party after dinner and set the stage for a little dancing too. Have a... More 

Calgary, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

My husband just returned from a pleasant stay at A Bear and Bison Inn. The owners were very kind to allow us an early check in as we were attending a wedding at the restaurant next door. We were very pleased with the reception and check in experience. Our room was very comfortable and roomy, clean and stocked with coffee,... More 

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MountainlifeCanmore, Manager at A Bear and Bison Canadian Country Inn, responded to this review

Wow! Thanks for the great comment! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and that you liked our fresh from the oven scones, fireplace and the coffee service we have in each room! We look forward to your next visit! Leah More 

Wingham, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This is my third time staying at the Bear and Bison. My husband and I got married here in 2013 and came back for a visit in May 2015. Our wedding tree is growing SO well! Owners Lonny and Fiona made sure to come by and say hello during breakfast (Which is the best 3 course breaky you will EVER... More 

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MountainlifeCanmore, Manager at A Bear and Bison Canadian Country Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your glowing review! We love having our guests visit again, and really do try to make everyone feel at home when they stay with us. The wedding tree you planted was such a nice touch and we do hope you can visit it often! We look forward to seeing you again in the future! Charlotte More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I stayed at the Bear And Bison on April 26th & 27th of this year, for our wedding anniversary. We had Theeeee most amazing experience. The staff was very customer friendly, helpful, and accommodating. The rooms were cozy, old fashionly modern. Our complimentary breakfast in bed every morning was delicious. My wife and I have made up... More 

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MountainlifeCanmore, Manager at A Bear and Bison Canadian Country Inn, responded to this review

We're so pleased that you chose to spend your wedding anniversary with us! Taking our room service option for breakfast was a great idea, and we are so glad you enjoyed it. We can't wait to see you again next year! Charlotte More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

We recently held our wedding at The Bear and Bison Inn and we couldn't be happier with our choice. We were able to rent the entire Inn which made our stay really private and intimate for our family staying there. The ceremony itself was held outside on the property with a mountain back drop. The staff at the Inn catered... More 

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MountainlifeCanmore, Manager at A Bear and Bison Canadian Country Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to share your experience, we really do love hosting weddings and aim to make each one unique, fun and stress free! Having the place to yourselves really adds to the overall experience, as the place is entirely yours for your wedding weekend! All the best in your future together! Charlotte More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I am a repeat visitor to the beautiful Bear and Bison Country Inn, so what does that tell you? If you are looking for accommodations in Canmore, and you prefer a quaint home-away-from home atmosphere rather than a hotel, this is the place for you. It is beautifully furnished,comfy beds, lovely view, and absolutely delicious breakfasts! Staff are attentive, informative,... More 

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Annapolis Royal, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I am a repeat visitor to the Bear & Bison Inn and love it every single time! Love the peacefulness, and the staff never disappoints. Beds are so comfortable, and those breakfasts are something to look forward to! I hope you are lucky enough to get a hot raspberry or blueberry white chocolate scone, but every breakfast item is a... More 

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MountainlifeCanmore, Manager at A Bear and Bison Canadian Country Inn, responded to this review

We LOVE our repeat guests! Thank you for sharing all of your great comments and we are please you had a relaxing vacation! All of our rooms have a King size beds with pillow tops, our goal is great comfort, great views and wonderful food. We look forward to your next stay with us. Leah More 

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