Having stayed at the Bears Den Guesthouse for 3 nights and having spoken to Lorraine about her experience and philosophy in running tourist accommodation I can understand the rave reviews from previous guests. Our stay could not have been better.
The Bears Den is huge with two double bedrooms, a massive , exceptionally well equipped kitchen, dining area, living area and bathroom with bath/shower and heaps of hot water. It has everything imaginable for self catering and to guarantee a perfect stay. The queen bed is very comfortable, there is fast and reliable wifi and cable tv and temperature controlled central heating. The decor is very arty and eclectic of course featuring a bear theme. Felt very homely and welcoming. The entry to the Bears Den is very private and seperate from the owners entry. Although a basement development the front of the apartment is at road level and has been brilliantly designed to not only provide privacy but also light and outlook to the surrounding snow covered mountains (well in May anyway).
Field is perfectly located for exploring the Yoho National Park and Lake Louise. Emerald Lake is very close by and Lake Louise is only 25 kms. Field is a quaint little village with a relaxed, welcoming feel - it also has a very interesting history. But there is no shopping so if self catering you need to bring everything including milk and bread.The Visitors Centre in town is very impressive and worth a visit. Ginette was very friendly, professional and helpful and assisted us with information,suggestions , park pass and maps.
It was great to be so close to major tourist attractions but to be able to retire to such comfort and space at the end of a days touring.
However the biggest asset to the Bears Den is Lorraine. What a lovely host who clearly responds to the needs of her guests. As has been pointed out by other reviewers Lorraine has great passion for her area and is very forthcoming with information and suggestions if requested.Her cheery welcome on our arrival was most appreciated and set the scene for such an enjoyable stay. Thank you for a wonderful 3 nights at The Bears Den.