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Milano
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is beautiful, it is surrounded by nature, really lovely. There are many tourist attractions: a barbecue area, a restaurant, a cafe, a shop, a tennis court and a parking for cars and buses. It is a small campsite made of wood lodges. Nearby there is a wonderful creek to some waterfalls and a lot of people come here... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I am not sure if there has been a change of ownership since we've been here years ago, but the quality of service has depreciated immensely. Typically the saying goes, there's always a bad apple in a bunch of good apples. However with this place, you might encounter one good apple within the bunch of bad apples. I am not... More 

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Austin, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location is great and near one very busy popular spot in the Johnson Canyon. During peak times people are packing in to see the upper and lower falls, which the start of the trail begins behind the check in office. However, the two person cabins without a fireplace (example #35) is way too small. For the price, its a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for several days. The cabins are too close together so you have NO privacy. All vehicle traffic is right at your door literally... we parked one foot from the door. Our cabin was ok for what we needed...a place to sleep and shower and thats it. The cabin was in need of some serious updates. The grounds... More 

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Corinth, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved our stay here. I would recommend that they take the curtains down and wash them. Also, really give the cabins a good scrubbing in between guests. Would have been nice for them to provide a hairdryer. Very simple accommodations but enjoyable. The wood fireplace was so wonderful!

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SYLVAN LAKE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my second time here, and I lucked out because of a last minute cancellation. The staff was so great they actually called me back after telling me sorry, they had no vacancy. The cabins are so cute, I do prefer the cabins in the back on top of the hill with a real fireplace and a huge bathroom... More 

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HANNA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The cabins are dingy & need a good cleaning; that might help get rid of the mice. Housekeeping doesn't do more than they have to. They deliver sheets & towels to your cabin & you do the changing. If these cabins were $50 a nite we would not stay here. The area is lovely but if you want to hike... More 

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have a lot of mixed feelings about Johnston Canyon Resort. On the one hand, I read other reviews complaining that is was muddy (it rained when we were there - we know!), or that it's not a resort. True enough, but these are historic cabins, on the edge of the wilderness, in the woods. This is what they are... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

I did not stay at the resort, rather just ate in the restaurant. After hiking to the Ink Pots we stopped in for a Bison burger. It was just okay, but basically boring. I was hoping for something more flavourful like the Moose sausages that you get in Newfoundland.

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twinsburg, oh
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

It's a shame these historic cabins in this scenic location are run so poorly. We stayed in the most expensive cabin (almost $300 per night US). The week before we stayed in the KOA in West Glacier in Montana. HUGE DIFFERENCE! JCR needs serious maintenance. Mud everywhere. Can't keep anything clean. Walk to your car, or to a path, or... More 

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Additional Information about Johnston Canyon Resort

Address: Box 875, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A9, Canada
Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Banff National Park > Banff
Price Range: $162 - $297 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Johnston Canyon Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 42
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