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“Mountain Lily B&B raises the bar” 5 of 5 stars
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Mountain Lily Bed & Breakfast
11 Walker, Canmore, Alberta T1W 2X1, Canada   |  
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Ranked #4 of 34 Canmore B&B and Inns
Leuven, Belgium
1 review
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“Mountain Lily B&B raises the bar”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Staying at Mary-Jane’s and Dave’s Mountain Lily B&B was bliss.

We needed a comfortable base for our hikes in the Banff, Lake Louise and Kananaskis Country area, and were very glad to have chosen Canmore and Mountain Lily B&B.
The house is in a quiet residential part of town and offers great views of the Three Sisters and other surrounding mountains.
The room we stayed in had all the amenities one could reasonably wish for, and a really great shower.
Getting to the Canmore shops and restaurants is very easy, and the main road that brings you to the Trans-Canada Highway or to the adventurous gravel Spray Trail is literally at the front door.

The best thing about Mountain B&B, however, is the lovely couple managing it.
Mary-Jane and Dave are extremely knowledgeable on outdoor activities in the greater Canmore area (or perhaps even any area in Canada), and their stories are both entertaining and educational.
Pay special attention when Dave uses the phrase ‘map time’ as you are in for a special treat on where to hike and where not.
What’s even better, the two of them whip up an extremely tasteful and wholesome breakfast.

Mary-Jane and Dave gave us the best possible start of our trip through The Rockies and BC.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

We were one of the first guests to stay in MJ and Dave's second suite which they created this year--it was clear from the rave reviews that it would be a nice stay, but we were nevertheless surprised by how charming and beautiful the house was, how immense and tasteful the basement suite downstairs was (with large movie-style den, beautiful and comfortable bed in bedroom and lovely stone shower) and how lovely MJ and Dave were as hosts. They not only provided a warm welcome, but also, they provided an excellent breakfast (the kind you hope for at B&Bs) and expert advice on hiking trails and where to go in the area (MJ is also a hiking guide).
We'd recommend this B&B to everyone who is heading to Banff. Not only is Canmore cute and worth the short drive out from Banff, but the B&B experience provided by Mountain Lily is tasteful, memorable and uber-cozy. ENJOY!

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

I have stayed at B&Bs around the world and the Mountain Lily is easily in my top 10. MJ and Dave are the types of people that make B&B stays worth it -- they are welcoming, interesting, and have a wealth of knowledge of the area between them. We stayed in their basement suite, which included a bedroom, private bathroom, sitting area, a TV/fitness area, and a kitchenette (perfect for making trail lunches). The view was spectacular and breakfast was huge and healthy. Overall, a really lovely weekend. Hope to be back soon!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

We have recently returned from our second visit to mountain Lily and i can say with all honesty it’s the best B&B I’ve ever stayed in. The rooms are excellent, top quality furniture / fittings, with a view to die for. While in Canmore we got married and MJ and Dave kindly allowed us to use their Garden to have the service, which was stunning and i will always be thankfully for the generosity they showed to us.
MJ and Dave are fantastic hosts, part of the fun of our stay was breakfast, as we had a chance to talk to them both about our plans and they would advise us on where was best to go, as well as providing maps etc. You will need to bring a big appetite to mountain Lily as the breakfast are wonderful, and vast, if you speak to Dave nicely he may even do you some waffles ( which were beyond mere words) In short if you want a spotlessly clean, well appointed, beautifully located accommodation with superior host you will not find better.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

Look no further...Stay Here!
Best bed & breakfast we've ever stayed in(over the past 25yr's we've stayed in many);
Host & Hostess make you feel like you're home,
Large bedrm w/sitting area, large bath w/walk-in shower,
modern & very clean up to date accommodations,
private entry, off street parking, and great views from the room.
Breakfast was out of this world good! Quiet neighborhood, with
walking trails close by. 5 minute drive to town.
Host & Hostess are very knowledgable and can recommend great
places to hike, eat, drive, and sight see.
If we return to this area, we most certainly will stay again.
Give it a try. You will not be disappointed!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

This B & B has luxury fittings and everything you would need and I'm sure if you needed something different Mary Jane and Dave would find it for you.
The setting is wonderful and Canmore is a fantastic place, much better than the crowded and touristy Banff.

We did a 2,500 mile round trip, with Canmore being our first stop, and we had a nostalgic stop in Canmore on our final leg as it was so restful and inspiring. Walk along the river, take a trip into Kanskis country, eat at Rocky Mountain Flatbread, if you've walked off your very good breakfast!

We stayed in two standout properties on our trip and this was one of them
Thanks Amanda and Paul, Beds, England.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

There truly are no words to describe the enchantment of Canmore, AB. Set in the stunningly dramatic Canadian Rockies, it is one of the most beautiful places imaginable. And, there is no better way to take full advantage of the area than by staying at the Mountain Lily B & B. Dave and MJ have been residents of Canmore for decades and know absolutely everything about the area (as well as the surrounding areas) and all it has to offer. Talking with them, letting them know what one enjoys doing, maximized the enjoyment had and the beauty seen while in the Canadian Rockies. Not only are Dave and MJ incredibly friendly and helpful but, they are possibly the most interesting pair we have ever had the pleasure of speaking with. Dave and MJ are true world travelers, it seems as though there is not one place on Earth they have left untouched. It is almost as though they have been everywhere so they opened their home up so the world can send people to them. That being said, in reference to the accommodations provided at Mountain Lily, they were second to none. The room had its own private entrance and was supplied with everything we could have needed or wanted while there. The bathroom was exquisite with plush towels (even a bathrobe) provided. The view of the mountains from the room was amazing. But, most importantly (for someone like me) in regards to the accommodations, they were immaculate, everything looked brand new! As for the food provided, with a different breakfast provided every day, I cannot imagine there would be anyone not happy with breakfast time at Mountain Lily. The breakfast provided was homemade and nutritious with fresh fruit and an assortment of beverages. The berry pancakes with sunflower seeds might have been the best breakfast I have ever had. Not to mention the fact that the fabulous breakfast was a great way to prepare for a day of adventures in the mountains. All in all, we truly were sad to leave Canmore and of course the Mountain Lily B & B. We have every intention of returning in the (hopefully) near future.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 11 Walker, Canmore, Alberta T1W 2X1, Canada
Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Kananaskis Country > Canmore
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 34 B&Bs / Inns in Canmore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the charming Canadian Rockies community of Canmore, Alberta, the Mountain Lily Bed and Breakfast offers tranquility, spectacular views and luxurious lodging. Unique privacy in this special mountain setting, adjacent to walking and ski trails. Gourmet breakfasts and numerous amenities will satisfy the most discerning traveler. Private hiking guiding services offered on request. ... more   less 
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Mountain Lily Bed & Breakfast Canmore, Alberta

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