On the recommendation of our Canadian daughter-in-law, we planned a trip to the Canadian Rockies with four friends. If you've never been and are considering a trip to the area, DO IT! As you drive from the Calgary airport toward Canmore, the Rockies begin to emerge on the horizon and grow larger and more impressive with each passing mile. I can honestly say that there isn't a bad view from any vantage point. The scenery is spectacular!
We arrived after a long day of travel, to find a lovely gift basket with a bottle of wine and snacks. The condo is clean and comfortable with plenty of room for six to spend time together or go our separate ways for alone time. The owner provides plenty of towels and all bed linens which is a relief for those traveling to the area by plane. Both showers have shampoo, conditioner and body wash, so unless you have particular products that you use, there's no need to pack these in your precious cargo space. (You'll have more space for souvenirs in your luggage upon your return.) Chad has thought of everything, including several cans of bear spray (and first aid supplies in case you get a blister or two from walking more than you normally do). There is a Safeway grocery store within short walking distance.
Canmore is a great location in its own right (Make sure to walk the path along the Bow River.) and from which to explore the area, including Banff National Park, Lake Louise, Johnston Canyon, and Jasper (even though it's a bit of a drive). We really appreciated that Chad supplied a National Park Pass for guests to use. This allows you to bypass the long lines on the highway to purchase one. (Make sure you have it in your car if you're traveling on the highway because you enter the parks as you're driving whether you're specifically visiting that day or not. And remember to take it out of your vehicle before you leave.)
Chad responded promptly to all emails, making the transaction a breeze from start to finish. I highly recommend the area and Canmore Escape! You won't be disappointed with either.
Stayed with friends - Recommended to friends and family