House by the old sawmill

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Entire residential home hosted by Tim. Plus Louise

8 guests, 3 bedrooms, 5 beds, 2 baths
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A welcoming place in the beautiful foothills of the Canadian Rockies. The house is situated on 5 acres bordering a protected provincial park and a short distance from the charming hamlet of Bragg Creek, Alberta. We have lovingly renovated this somewhat quirky country abode. It is bright and clean with all modern conveniences yet we have maintained its woodsy feel and rustic charm. It is surrounded by a mix of peaceful forest and sunny open terrain.

The space
This family-friendly 1650 sq. ft. house is cosy and equipped to accommodate up to 8 people** . In the kitchen you will find enough dishes and cutlery for everyone. There are pots, pans, and cooking tools galore. Eight chairs fit around the dining table. We have your typical basic small and large appliances (sorry, no cappuccino machine but we did splurge on a new programmable toaster...good luck with that...25% off your next booking to the first guest who shows us how to make it stop flashing!)

The living room has a comfy leather couch and chairs. We have a funky 50s era retro electric fireplace that gives off a warm glow with the flick of a switch (that's right, none of the muss and fuss of wood burning!). There is an open office-like space upstairs with a big old oak desk, a nice view and a selection of engaging books our friends didn't want anymore.

Enjoy peaceful sleeps (the kind you can only get in the country) in one of our three queen or two single beds.

Outside there is a large deck with a pergola, patio furniture and a BBQ. Outdoor entertainment is further augmented with a horseshoe pitch, a frisbee and soccer ball. We also have a couple of beater townie bikes on site for your use. You can coast to town in about 5 minutes (slightly more effort to pedal back -- it's uphill).

Hikers, mountain bikers & skiers....we can lend you trail maps, guidebooks and bear spray.

Cell phone coverage at the house is reliable . We have 25 mbps internet with wifi. There is a smart TV for access to a Netflix account or your own streaming services. We also have a digital TV antenna that pulls in all local stations from Calgary (CBC/CTV/CityTV/Global) in full HD. Furthermore, we dug up an old DVD player and have a selection of random discs (Mr. Bean, Titanic, Austin Powers, nature shows, Barbie, Downton Abbey Season 4, etc.) ...or bring your own.

Years ago this property was the site of a fully functional sawmill (hence the name). Timber was harvested and milled for construction of barns and houses (this one included) in the surrounding area and beyond. The milling equipment has long since been removed but the building which housed it still stands in all its rustic glory--enhancing your view from the house.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed, 2 single beds

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi – 25 Mbps
Free parking on premises
HDTV with Netflix
Washer – In unit
Dryer – In unit
Patio or balcony
Backyard
High chair
Security cameras on property

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Where you’ll be

Bragg Creek, Alberta, Canada

The house is perfectly situated for year round outdoor activities. In close proximity are plentiful opportunities for hiking, biking, golf, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and so on. It's also a perfect place to relax and unwind.

A 20 minute walk or 5 minute drive gets you to the hamlet of Bragg Creek. Here you will find coffee shops, bakeries, restaurants, a grocery store, a general store and various artisan shops. There is a community centre with an outdoor playground and skating rink. The centre also has movie nights plus hosts interesting fairs and events.

The property is just a 30 minute drive west from the city of Calgary, Alberta. The general lay of the land around here is rolling foothills with a mixture of forest, meadows and ranchland. Driving 15 minutes west of our house gets you into full-on rugged mountain terrain. Banff National Park is just over an hours drive.

Hosted by Tim. Plus Louise

  1. Joined in April 2016
  • 77 Reviews
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Louise is a family doctor practicing in Calgary. She has a passion for renovating, decorating and landscaping which was fully unleashed on this property. My time is spent undertaking various indoor and outdoor projects and pretending to be a lumberjack. We are both outdoor enthusiasts and have been hiking, biking and skiing around here and further afield for many years. We can point you in the right direction for adventures ranging from the tame to the hardcore. We have two college-aged daugthers. One is a mountain sports nut and the other one is sensible. Louise is fluent in English, French and Spanish. When communicating with me use English for best results.
Louise is a family doctor practicing in Calgary. She has a passion for renovating, decorating and landscaping which was fully unleashed on this property. My time is spent undertaki…

During your stay

During your stay you may see us puttering around the sawmill building as we have recently completed converting it into a dwelling for our personal use. There is good separation (about 25 metres and a row of trees) between the house and the sawmill. The sawmill has a separate driveway and parking so we will not be in your hair. That being said, we will be readily available to address questions and concerns or to impart local knowledge if desired.

During the summer expect occasional sightings of Tim on a riding mower or performing other grounds-keeping tasks.
During your stay you may see us puttering around the sawmill building as we have recently completed converting it into a dwelling for our personal use. There is good separation (a…

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House rules

Checkout: 11:00 AM
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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Nearby lake, river, other body of water
May encounter potentially dangerous animal

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