This historic retreat will celebrate it's 100 years as well as the Parks Canada. We have come here for the last 15 years and wouldn't think of anywhere else to stay. It's location is perfect to Banffs main street( a 3 min walk) with shops and plenty of places to eat or take in the beauty of the parks and wildlife.
Doug and Jannis have made us feel like family and their dog Petra. If the gas lit lantern in front path isn't inviting enough, the charm of this cottage will bring many memories to call upon with a smile. It's cozy interior is filled with the warmth of its hosts and Jannis's paintings. Doug helped publish a book on the history of Banffs residents(We live in a postcard).
Breakfast is a wonderful array of fruits, muffins,cereals,milk,OJ, tea, and coffee, yogurt,and a wonderful view out the original rolled glass picture window. There's always a kettle ready for an afternoon tea or coffee. The single beds are comfortable and private bath is eqiuped with a whirlpool tub to soak and relax in.
Both Doug and Jannis can inform you of walks, hikes,views, within the majesty of this park. They know it well and should be considerd experts. Alot of Jannis's paintings are inspired by places they have been together or view points.
Petra is a very quite, friendly dog who's mostly a welcome committee to the cottage guests. The cottage feels like home away from home. There's bird feeder so you can enjoy the local wildlife. The elk have( in the past) adorned the front path as they too have found the home inviting. Don't miss out staying here!
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