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Along River Ridge
Ranked #6 of 58 Calgary B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 2, 2012

Along the river was the best bed and breakfast I have stayed in. The breakfasts are to die for. Merril & Dianne are very excellent hosts and give a good conversation and are very knowledgeable about Calgary. We were totally relaxed staying there and it was just what we needed when awaiting a surgery! Very peaceful and a great view! Would stay again anytime!!

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 13, 2012

I arrived in Calgary after a long 9hr flight from the UK and I couldn't have wished for a nicer place to relax. Sitting by the river was so peaceful, the room cosy, and Merril and Dianne make you feel really welcome - Merril even kindly offered to drive me to the university (usually a 20 min walk). I must also mention the breakfast, which was magnificent! Overall, the stay definitely exceeded all my expectations and was excellent value for money!

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled solo
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1  Thank Alex D
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Reviewed March 20, 2012

Calgary, a small city by most standards has urban sprawl... so after spending $42 on a taxi from NE Calgary (airport) to NW Calgary, I was definitely hoping the 'punt' on a B&B rather than staying downtown in a hotel would pay off... and it did.

Diane and Merril run a small business on a grand scale from their home in the North West of Calgary, up by the Olympic Park.

Set amidst houses, ARR backs on to the Bow River with spectacular views.

We wanted to have a little luxury, so we booked the King Suite, a warm, invitingly large room with it's own deck (with a view of the driveway, surrounding houses and he hills to the right... however, a myriad of bird life including woodpeckers and the like, flitted between the evergreens and surrounding trees). A jacuzzi tub, large standalone shower wih rainfall shower head, three way fireplace, dressing room, fridge and wine cooler, desk and seating area and one of the most comfortable beds I have ever slept on. Oh and not forgetting he large TV (he was happy!), and blue ray player (Despicable Me and Kettle Corn was a lovely night in after a busy day in the Rockies!)

Not only are the rooms beautifully appointed but Diane and Merril have thought of everything. Our room had an abundance of washroom toiletries, towels, specialty bath goods as well as lotions and any and every item a girl could need to get herself set for a day out!

We also had the use of a kitchenette just outside the room where w had use of a kettle, microwave, an additional fridge with utensils and crockery or any and every requirement (including an abundance of teas, coffees, biscuits and popcorn).

Breakfast was a feast, and it wasn't until the 3rd morning that we realised we'd overlooked the cereal bar... Although, with the variety of food already awaiting us on the table, I'm not sure where we would fit the additional food (pockets or shoes!)

Each morning Diane and Merril serve something different and inviting every day (toast and bacon smell often chivvied us to breakfast) from pancakes, to waffles, to (amazing) French toast, eggs, sausages and (delicious) bacon! All served with fresh juice, coffee and tea, fresh fruit, toast (with homemade jams), yogurts and cheese! Yum!

This all served in the dining room which overlooks the deck, garden and the river! A couple of mornings we were joined at breakfast by one of the local squirrels and many of the local bird life, which added to the relaxing and rural ambience of ARR.

We didn't make much use of the facilities other than to lay our heads and eat breakfast before heading out again, but we were made to feel just a welcome as those who spent more time in and around the property.

A must for travellers staying here s a rental car! Public transport is available from the four corners of the city to downtown but it's difficult and expensive to get across quadrants and anywhere else (Banff, Drumheller etc...)

My only other little niggle would be that the wireless internet is VERY spotty and in the room its difficult to keep connection which is a little frustrating!

ARR however is a little gem and provided a relaxing and luxurious treat for an amazing price. I'm looking forward to returning in the summer!

Thank you Diane and Merril!





  • Stayed: March 2012
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Reviewed February 6, 2012

We have stayed at ARR three times over the past 2 years. The 2 most recent visits (last in Jan 2012) we have stayed in the newly constructed 2nd floor rooms. These are wonderful rooms, with ALL the amenities - large Jacuzzi tub, shower with steam, gas fireplace, very cozy bed, and many small things too numerous to mention.

Diane and Merrill are gracious hosts, like visiting with good friends. Breakfasts are freshly prepared each morning, and could not be better. You will actually be sorry when it is time to leave ARR.

Room Tip: Ask for one of the two 2nd floor rooms.
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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Bill F
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Reviewed January 31, 2012

We could not wish for a better place to stay for our first time visit to Calgary.
Thanks to the kindness of the hosts and their lovely beds and even better breakfasts.
go and find out yourself!
kind regards,

Coen and Natasja the Netherlands

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 27, 2011

The title says it it all: what a great place to stay! We were at the Along River Ridge B&B for three nights and it couldn't have been better. The new room we had was luxurious beyond expectation, the breakfast abundant and the hosts were very caring and nice. If you need to spend a few nights in Calgary, this should be the place where you go!

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 30, 2011

My friend and I stayed in the new king suite which was delightful! The bathroom has a lovely shower - very spacious with a large showerhead and steamer. Adjoined is an area with a lovely sink, huge tub and fireplace - this fireplace also faces the bed for a cozy feeling! The bed was super comfy and the decor and design of the room was rejuvenating and fresh! Merril & Dianne were so gracious and friendly and helpful. The breakfast was a team event by the them and very fresh, tasty, and nutritious!
I would definately go back again, in the summer or spring to see their beautiful outdoor area which we didn't get to enjoy due to our stay being the end of October.
This B&B is very close to NoTABLEs restaurant - very very delicious!!! A must visit! Hopefully you enjoy your visit as much as we did.

  • Stayed: October 2011
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Additional Information about Along River Ridge

Address: 1919 52 St NW, Calgary, Alberta T3B 1C3, Canada
Location: Canada > Alberta > Calgary > Northwest Calgary
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 58 B&Bs / Inns in Calgary
Price Range: $89 - $149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Along River Ridge 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Along River Ridge B&B is a restful all-seasons retreat, a romantic hideaway, and a quiet and quaint getaway. Come relax and discover a cosy, comfortable and memorable B&B adventure at our Canada Select 4 Star Bed and Breakfast. Rest and Renew in the tranquil backyard with a "garden of delights" . Savour the Sights, Sounds, and Scents of a unique blend of urban and rural. Enjoy a truly indulgent experience that rejuvenates spirits,soothes souls, and bonds friendships. We have 2 standard rooms(queen size bed & a Luxury Royal King room(king size bed) ... more   less 
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