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February 01, 2019

Stay-cation

Local Bed & Breakfasts are a great option for romantic getaways

Brandi Holmes

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Calgary is fortunate with it’s location for it is hard to grow tired of the beautiful scenery all around us — but if you do find yourself looking for a slight change of pace for a weekend, a stay-cation at a local bed and breakfast could be your answer.


With plenty of historical homes and quick access to the Foothills or Rocky Mountains, Calgary and area sure has a lot to offer in the way of B & Bs.

Bed & Breakfasts offer a great alternative to hotel chains, if you don’t mind shared accommodation that is. They can show you a different side of the city that you may not otherwise experience, and who
knows, you might meet some interesting people there as well.

Staying at a home away from home may also be a great opportunity to check out a community that you may be interested in relocating too. A lot of the trendier communities within Calgary offer bed and
breakfast accommodations.

Many of you probably already know about Airbnb. It is an online service that offers members to host or find lodging all over the world and has just recently started to offer ‘experiences’ in whatever city
you choose.

Airbnb has really changed the face of bed and breakfasts; it allows users to specify their own criteria and search through thousands of locations to find the perfect one, read other members reviews, find
out the approximate location, and in most cases book the spot immediately.

With Valentines Day among us, a stay-cation may just be the perfect idea for a romantic get-away, even if you are staying within the city. It’s a fun and unique way to spend time with your loved one outside of your own home, your favourite restaurant or even the hotel down the street.

Some of Condo Living’s favourite B&B’s are:

River Wynde in Kensington
220 10A Street N.W.
www.riverwynde.ca
Located on a peaceful, gated street and walking distance to the city core, major hotels, office towers and attractions of Calgary, River Wynde Bed & Breakfast offers unique hospitality for corporate and casual travelers alike. Explore the unique setting of Kensington Village and enjoy one of our many restaurants, shops or spas. It is just steps to our C-Train station and transit service.

Along River Ridge B&B
1919-52 Street N.W.
www.alongriverridgebb.com
Along River Ridge is a Canada Select 4 Star Bed and Breakfast. Savor the sights and sounds of the Bow River while relaxing in style. It has a spacious 1,300-square-foot private guest accommodations with plenty of room to relax and unwind in privacy. They also offer a luxury Royal King room that promises to treat guests just like royalty.
 
Inglewood B&B located
1006, 8th Avenue S.E.
www.inglewoodbedandbreakfast.com
This comfortable Bed and Breakfast is in a quiet location in the city centre of Calgary, in walking distance to many Calgary attractions, such as the Saddledome, Calgary Tower, Convention Centre, Calgary Stampede, Calgary Zoo, Fort Calgary and of course vibrant 9th Avenue in Inglewood.
Built with a B&B in mind, the Inglewood Bed and Breakfast offers pleasant and functional amenities, a smoke free environment, and breakfast prepared by the chef owners.

Paola Beauty Farm Bed & Breakfast

Located on Township Road 564, 30 minutes northeast of Calgary International Airport
www.paolabeautyfarmbandb.com
Just 15 minutes east of the Calgary International Airport where authentic Italian hosts offer delicately clean rooms, deliciously prepared hot breakfast accompanied by a friendly, warm and caring atmosphere. On the balcony with a glass of wine in hand, one can escape to find the beautiful west view of Alberta’s Rocky Mountain skyline and stunning sunsets. If you are looking to do more than just relax, you can spend the day touring Calgary hot spots or experience horseback riding in our Ranch. One step further, and you can join us on a one day trail ride to the mountains with lunch provided.

Windflower Bed and Breakfast
224037, Hwy 546, Turner Valley, Alberta
www.windflowerbandb.ca
Located near Spruce Meadows in South Calgary and just west of Turner Valley, in the scenic foothills of Southern Alberta, Windflower Bed and Breakfast is a wonderful destination for a getaway to nature and country life. It is less than an hour’s drive southwest of Calgary and minutes from Kananaskis Country. The home is situated on seven-and-a-half acres, with Lineham Creek running through the property and beautiful 360-degree views.

For more information on Bed & Breakfasts within Calgary and area, visit bbcalgary.com or airbnb.ca.

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