I stayed with Carmelo and Anneke a few days ago and had a wonderful experience. Their home is spacious, homely, and welcoming. I stayed in the Flower room which was large, with a nice bathroom, and very comfortable bed. The breakfast was fantastic as others have noted. Carmelo makes a wonderful omelette with wild mushrooms and edible flowers on the side. Fresh baked breads and fruits were laid out with ample coffee and tea on hand. You basically leave the home in the morning with a wonderfully full stomach. The location is perfect as well -- it's a 2 min walk from the main street in Canmore (restaurants and shops) and is right beside very nice walking paths that lead to a beautiful river (great for a stroll in the evening).
The best part however are Anneke and Carmelo. Carmelo unexpectedly greeted me in the driveway as I pulled up with a big smile on his face. They are both extremely warm and welcoming and did whatever they could to make my stay pleasant. Carmelo was very helpful in planning my excursions, suggesting biking and hiking routes, giving me maps that he marked up, and letting me borrow his parks pass. I showed up in Canmore with just a rough idea of what I wanted to do and Carmelo helped me to solidify my plans.
If I return to the Rockies I will definitely stay here again. Highly recommended!
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Stella Alpina B&B Canmore, Alberta