Olde English Charm In The Rocky Mountains
Last week we decided to go to Banff for a short visit, because why not? Terry hasn’t had much work lately, which is ok by me. Yeah, less money but, MORE ADVENTURES.
I looked around on Expedia, because I really didn’t feel like paying a lot for a hotel room this time. Heck, we’re still recovering from the College Road Trip #2, so no added financial stress is needed thank you very much. I found great reviews and a great price of $122 for one night at The GeorgeTown Inn in the city of Canmore, which is about a 10 minute drive from Banff.
The GeorgeTown Inn, Canmore, Alberta
The GeorgeTown Inn
What a fantastic find! The Georgetown Inn has that little bit of Olde English Charm that’s kind of fun here in Canada. We love that stuff! Canmore was a mining town way back, but when the mines shut down there wasn’t much else for it to survive, that is, until the 1984 Calgary Olympics. Canmore is now home to the Canadian Nordic Centre where athletes live and train for cross country skiing and other Olympic sports. That Olympics saved the town, and wow…I wish I bought property back then because now it’s a booming mountain town that’s pretty expensive to live in. Gas is at least 10 cents a litre more, and housing is outrageously priced. C’est la vie! At least they have great hotels and inns to stay in, like The Georgetown Inn.
The Georgetown Inn looks like it might be an older property, but is in fact only about 15 years old. So it has all the modern amenities you need with the look and feel of staying in the English countryside.
This is a shot of the patio, it’s so PRETTY!
The GeorgeTown Inn
And Hellooooooo, there’s an english phone booth here!
As soon as you walk in the lobby, you know this is gonna be GREAT.
The GeorgeTown Inn Lobby
Where do you get these English furniture items? I’d like to know, seriously. Is there an Ole English Shop where you can buy these things?
Our room was so quaint and amazing. As soon as you walk in, you notice that there’s a tea pot with cookies left for you.
And a fireplace! How cool is that! Too bad this menopausal lady can’t stand heat, but hey! Still pretty cool!
The bathroom and tub are pretty nice too!
The Pub is called The Miners Lamp Pub, and WOW what a great spot to eat!
They apparently have the best fish and chips EVER, but we arrived too late for dinner. But, we had breakfast there the next morning and it was SO SO GOOD.
I had the Bacon and Berry pancakes, and YUMMMMMmmmmmm! I couldn’t finish this portion, but even then I was full until 3pm easy.
The Georgetown Inn is a lovely place to stay if you’re visiting the Banff area, and I highly recommend it! The staff were very friendly and very helpful. We will definitely be back soon! In fact, we were talking about taking Marky here when she comes home for Christmas, because she enjoys places like this that have all the little charms of England.
Plus with views like this, how can you go wrong?
Have you stayed at The Georgetown Inn in Canmore? What other hotels in the Banff/Canmore area are great? Let me know! We are of course scheming and planning another trip, because the mountains are always calling!