Canmore is one of my favorite places in the entire world, and it’s not just because we live here. There is so much to do in this small mountain town it’s hard to ever get bored. Canmore serves as a great alternative to Banff and somewhere to base yourself while exploring the Rockies. If you plan to do any hiking in Kananaskis, being based in Canmore is a closer option than Banff.
One of the best places to stay while in the Canadian Rockies is in a mountain style cabin. Unfortunately, there aren’t a plethora of those in Canmore, due to strict house zoning laws, however, rest assured there are some Canmore cabins to consider. We’re breaking down the best cabins in Canmore to stay in on your trip to the Rockies here.
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The Cutest Cabins in Canmore
Lady MacDonald Country Inn
Lady MacDonald Country Inn is a bed and breakfast that sits in the Silvertip neighborhood at the base of Mount Lady MacDonald. Guests can expect a charming stay with the guest service expected from a bed and breakfast. Of course, homemade breakfast is served each morning in the solarium.
Cabins have unique decorations, private bathrooms, fireplace, and cable TV. Free Wi-Fi can be found throughout the property. A communal parlor has a wood fireplace and presents a cozy location to relax. Bed and Breakfast staff are a standout feature and provide excellent service.
Address — 1201 Bow Valley Trail, Canmore (GPS)
Booking.com — Lady MacDonald Country Inn
Hotels.com – Lady MacDonald Country Inn
The Rundle Chalets are located in Harvey Heights, which are just a five-minute drive away from downtown Canmore and easily accessible by bike or car. The Rundle Chalets are cute and cozy and feature amazing views of the beautiful Mount Rundle. All of these Canmore cabins have WiFi as well as heat, seating area, and a fully equipped kitchen.
While they may not look like much they are some of the only true cabins in all of Canmore and may even take you back to the western frontier days.
Address — 1100 Harvie Heights Rd(GPS)
Booking.com – Rundle Chalets
Hotels.com – Rundle Chalets
The Canmore Cabin
This cabin in Canmore is an Airbnb rental in Downtown Canmore. It’s one of the only cabins on Airbnb in Canmore and is an amazing place to stay. It fits up to six people making it the ideal place for friends and family to enjoy together. I would highly suggest booking this Canmore cabin around Christmastime when the whole area is blanketed with snow.
Inside this Canmore cabin is a huge natural rock fireplace that uses Enirologs, an oversized sofa for relaxing, an outdoor fire pit, hot tub access. It’s tastefully decorated and is easily one of the best Airbnbs in all of Canmore to call home.
Address – Downtown Canmore
Airbnb – The Canmore Cabin
The Georgetown Inn has been a popular establishment in Canmore for decades that is a great option for those seeking a pet-friendly cabin in Canmore with some character. Hotel decoration is based around an Old English theme with an English Tudor exterior, eclectic interior, and a charming pub with great food. Location is off the Bow Valley Trail which is still within walking distance of downtown Canmore, but quick driving access to the TransCanada.
Several rooms feature a fireplace and seating area. All rooms feature a small fridge, coffee maker, kettle, and TV. For pet owners, the Georgetown In is pet-friendly and has elevator access to rooms. Fresh baked shortbread and tea are provided in rooms daily complimentary and a hearty cooked breakfast is included in the room rate. Free on-site parking is available. Rooms are cozy and a little on the smaller side of things so it’s best suited for smaller dogs.
Address — 1101 Bow Valley Trail, Canmore (GPS)
Booking.com — The Georgetown Inn
Hotels.com – The Georgetown Inn
Mount Engadine Lodge
Mount Engadine Lodge is located along the Smith Dorrian Road/Spray Lakes Road about one hour away from Canmore. Set in the wilderness there isn’t much else around besides mountains, valleys, trees, and some moose. In other words, Mount Engadine is located in an extremely remote section of Kananaskis and is truly a cozy Canmore cabin at its finest. A wide variety of room options are on offer that includes private lodge rooms, cabins, glamping tents, and a yurt.
There is no cell service, and no televisions. It’s back to wilderness here – exactly like what you may after with a trip to the Canadian Rockies. If you’re eager to have that backcountry wilderness experience without roughing it in a tent and eating dehydrated meals you seriously can’t get much better than a stay here. Instead, bookings include breakfast, packed lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner. In between delicious meals go for hikes or relax by one of the many wood-burning fireplaces. It’s certainly more a better option for couples, but it’s an amazing stay for the right family.
Address — 1 Mount Shark Rd, Canmore (GPS)
Booking.com — Mount Engadine Lodge
Hotels.com – Mount Engadine
Baker Creek Mountain Resort
Okay, this isn’t exactly a cabin in Canmore, but what can I say? Because of town guidelines and limitations, Canmore doesn’t actually have that many actual cabins to choose from.
The good news is that Canmore is only a short drive away from Banff, and there are a lot of wonderful cabins in Banff. Baker Creek has the best cabins in the Canadian Rockies.
Here you’ll get a true Canadian backcountry experience surrounded by stunning mountain scenery and vast wilderness. Enjoy a roaring fire under the night sky with access to outdoor fire pits. Retreat to your cozy room or log cabin, most of which are equipped with a wood-burning stove and kitchenette.
Baker Creek Bistro serves genuine Canadian dishes and local craft beer that you can enjoy inside or on the patio.
Booking.com — Baker Creek Mountain Resort
Hotels.com – Baker Creek
What Should You Do While in Canmore?
There’s no shortage of things to do in Canmore. Some of my favorite things to do include hike EEOR, Ha Ling, or Grassi Lakes. Grab a beer at Grizzly Pub Brewing, or go stand up paddleboarding on the Canmore Reservoir.