The Banff Log Cabin Guesthouse is located in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. The cabin building is perfect for enjoying a romantic getaway or a unique log cabin building experience. The wood cabin is conveniently located about a four-minute walk from the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel and only a five-minute drive to the Banff Springs Golf Course, two minutes from the Banff Bow Falls, and a ten-minute walk to Banff Avenue which is located along the scenic Bow River trail). They are located in an exclusive residential area, on a quiet crescent with off street parking. This cozy cabin building has modern amenities with rustic charm. The cabin building is separate from the main house, and this B&B offers complete privacy, making it the perfect romantic getaway, weekend retreat or Honeymoon Vacation.
This cozy cabin building is decorated in a rustic style with a beautiful black iron queen size bed with pillows and comfy duvet, and a handcrafted deer antler chandelier. The cast iron stove is gas and controlled by a thermostat to ensure the cabin building is always cozy and warm. The thermostat can be adjusted to your suit your needs. The cabin building has wireless internet, and a wall mounted flat screen television that can be angled towards your bed for comfortable late night viewing. The Banff cabin building has a self-contained, private, brand new bathroom. It has a full-size bathtub with a shower enclosure, sink, toilet and a hairdryer. The Banff cabin building has a kitchenette, with a bar fridge, microwave and kettle for tea and coffee. There are no cooking facilities in the cabin building. Banff does, however, boast an extensive variety of great restaurants.
The Banff Log Cabin has a historic past that you will be sure to find interesting. The cabin building was hand built in 1974, by the Langevin family. Each log in the wood cabin was individually hand peeled and scribed. The guest cabin building was built first because the main house on the property took four years to complete. The guest log cabin was built as a test structure and in a similar style to that of the Back Country Park Warden’s Cabins. It is said that the original family spent some time living in the guest cabin building as they worked on completing the main log house. The guest cabin building was then used as a storage area, and a tool shed.
The Banff Log Cabin was featured in the book Log House Plans that was written by the distinguished log-house builder Allan Mackie in 1979. The Langevin family sold the log house in 1984 to Ms. Saitoh of Saitoh Furs, and then for the next 20 years, the log house was used as staff accommodation. During this time, there was little to no log house maintenance is done on either structure. In 2002, the property became derelict and was then put on the market for sale. It took almost four years before the Carmichael family bought the log house in June 2006. The Banff Guest Cabin foundation was failing, and in 2010 the Carmichaels set out to restore the log house structure, bringing it up to code and the beautiful condition it is in today.
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