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1009 9th Avenue, Canmore, Alberta T1W 1Z5, Canada   |  
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Ranked #5 of 32 Canmore B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

We stayed 4 days at Stells Alpina and it was a great experience. Carmelo and Anneke are charming hosts and put a lot of effort into making their guests feel welcome. We loved our time there, the B & B is spotless, the food very very good , fresh and seasonal and prepared with love. The location is perfect for exploring the Rockies and the town of Canmore has a certain charm. We met some interesting people at breakfast as we looked out over the snow capped mountains. Most of all it was the friendly, caring attention that comes naturally to Anneke and Carmelo that made our holiday there so wonderful and them such great ambassadors for their area of Canada. It is a shame this wonderful B & B is so far from Australia

  • Stayed June 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 August 4, 2012

Anneke and Carmelo are excellent hosts. Their wild mushoom omlete for breakfast is excellent. Carmelo makes furniture and decor from local wood, everything from the bed frame to the tissue holder in our room had a homemade touch. The clientele, when we were there, were international, making for interesting discussions. Carmelo recommended areas to visit, and he advised an area which turned out to be the best hike of our trip. Canmore is a nice city. Don't miss the head coming out of the ground sculpture on 8th Street.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2011

My daughter and I stayed at this wonderful B&B and were extremely happy with our experience. The rooms are spotless and very well appointed. The breakfast is outstanding, including hand picked dried wild mushrooms and wild salmon they had smoked themselves. When we told the host that my daughter was a vegan, he asked her what she liked to drink (almond milk) and then he immediately went to Calgary to get her the best imported kind which he gave her to take home when breakfast was over!!! And the knowledge of the area, especially when speaking about skiing and hiking, was astounding. It was a marvelous night and we wish we had stayed longer!

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2011

My husband and I stayed at the superb Stella Alpina for 2 nights in September 2011 - and wished we had booked for longer! Anneke and Carmelo warmly welcomed us to their beautiful home in Canmore and could not have been more helpful or kind. Their home is beautifully decorated; an alpine chalet with First Nation decor - most unusual and elegant! Breakfast was a delight - eaten each day around a table heaving with wonderful food, and the experience of Carmelo's home made, wild mushroom omelette with fresh herbs.. divine!
The house is situated in a quiet residential street, very close to local amenities and restaurants, but importantly very close to the beautiful Bow River; we saw 2 beavers on our first evening walk. Our room was extremely comfortable, and cosy and full of the nice, personal touches which are so often lacking elsewhere. We visited several sites recommended by our hosts, both keen walkers, who are enthusiastic ambassadors for their local area, and full of helpful advice. If you are thinking of booking elsewhere in Canmore - don't!! Stay at Stella Alpina, you will not be disappointed! We will most certainly be back one day to stay with this lovely couple!

Room Tip: We have seen all rooms, any would be great.
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  • Stayed September 2011, 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 August 24, 2011

I decided to go to Canmore again this year so I spent one week of my vacation with my father at Stella Alpina. I would qualify this place as being one of the best B&B I stayed in my vacations. Here are some considerations why to choose this place first before searching for other places:
1) The house is neat, nice and very well maintained. But beside this, it has a very original look as most of the furniture is home made by the hosts from wood with natural shape of branches nicely finished. It is the first time I saw such an inspiration and artistic but functional (!) kind of furniture. The house also has Native elements which makes the environment even more interesting and original. Another important thing to mention are the posters on the wall with Canadian plants and mushrooms seen in the mountains, also interesting to learn.
2) The hosts Anneke and Carmelo are extremely nice and very well documented about the Canmore geography, places to visit and they are excellent mushrooms experts! By the way, the breakfast prepared by them each morning was very tasteful and original! The mushrooms omlette is first class on the top of any breakfast I ever had! Also, the hosts know many languages to speak, you can be sure you will be understood and well received!
3) The house is in a nice and quiet residential street, no train noises in the night (like you can hear from other hotels from Canmore).

There are many other good things to say, which I am maybe missing here but what it is for sure is that you will have a relaxing and enjoyable stay at Stella Alpina which you will remember with great pleasure for a long time!

Mihai & Cornelius
Vancouver BC

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2011

Sorry we stayed only two nights. Canmore is a delightful little town just outside Banff National Park. Stella Alpina is a very comfortable adn well-appointed B&B, featuring delicious full-size breakfast,native-American decor in the bedroom, fresh herbs from the host's garden, and good tips on places to eat, sights to see, etc. Well located within walking distance (3 blocks) to town center and the walk/bike path along the scenic Bow RIver. We will stay here again the next time we are in Canmore. Carmelo and Anneke are excellent (friendly, informative,etc.) host and hostess.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2011

2010 Jan we stayed a night with our two young children in Stella Alpina B&B, This is our second time stay in Stella Alpina B&B.
Me and My husband stayed 3 Nights in 2003 Oct., .We was very impressed by this B&B, the room , the breakfasts,the host, eveything just so wonderful. and 6 years pass, everythin still Wonderful~~

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
    • 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
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Address: 1009 9th Avenue, Canmore, Alberta T1W 1Z5, Canada
Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Kananaskis Country > Canmore
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 32 B&Bs / Inns in Canmore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This Canmore bed and breakfast is close to Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. Enjoy Dutch/Italian hospitality at Stella Alpina Bed and Breakfast in Canmore, Alberta, Canada. Stella Alpina B & B is located just five minutes from Banff National Park and twenty minutes from Banff town site in the majestic Canadian Rockies. Anneke and Carmelo, your hosts, welcome you to their mountain home in Canmore where you will enter a world of uniquely Canadian crafted woodwork. Stella Alpina bed and breakfast is hidden away from the traffic and noise, but is just a short 2 – 5 minute walk from downtown Canmore(map). Stella Alpina Bed and Breakfast is in a peaceful wooded area of Canmore and wildlife corridor where the beautiful Bow River rushes nearby and the breath-taking views of the Canadian Rockies surround you, a perfect hidden retreat for honeymooners and celebrating anniversaries. ... more   less 
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Stella Alpina B&B Canmore, Alberta

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