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Top 12 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Banff, Canada

Updated Oct 25, 2018

For the unbeknownst, Banff is a resort town within a UNESCO World Heritage Site of the same name, Banff National Park. Located amidst the Canadian mountains and hot springs, this town is one of Canada’s most loved tourist spots. The natural beauty of this place is bound to leave you mesmerized. There’s so much to do around here that there’s never a dull day. Regardless of winters or summers, there is plenty of outdoor activities awaiting you. The best part is, you don’t need to live in the wilderness to truly enjoy its wilderness. There are shopping centers, arts and entertainment places, pubs, lounges, cafes, restaurants and what not! Stay amidst luxury, shop from the finest, dine at the best, and yet be close to nature. While you get busy planning hiking, biking, scrambling and skiing trips within the area, read on for some of the best Airbnb vacation rentals in town!

1. Two-bedroom apartment (from USD 119)

Whether you are looking for a family rental or a place to enjoy a comfortable stay with friends, this two bedroom apartment is a licensed commercial accommodation that provides ample space, queen beds and all amenities for four people. Both the bedrooms in this recently renovated property are bright and spacious. While the hosts stay on the floor above, there is plenty of privacy and a private entrance. There is free on-site parking, WiFi, and cable TV. The apartment is near to public transport so travelling to the Sunshine Village, Norquay, and/or the Lake Louise is very convenient.

Two Bedroom Apartment
73 reviews
Entire apartment 2 beds 4 guests

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2. Abegweit on the Bow (from USD 786)

Whether it is for a family reunion, a wedding, or a Banff vacation, Abegweit on the Bow is the perfect spot. Abegweit is a recognized heritage property situated in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on the spacious grounds of the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies. Boasting a large kitchen, two bathrooms, an entertainment room and four bedrooms with a TV in each room, this place can comfortably accommodate eight guests. Sitting across the street from the beautiful aqua toned Bow River; Abegweit is within walking distance of everything the town of Banff has to offer. The century-old home is owned by The Peter and Catharine Whyte Foundation and all the proceeds from the rentals go to this heritage property and the programs and collection of the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies. So you are also doing good while on vacation (there is even free admission to the Museum while you stay)!

Abegweit on the Bow
75 reviews
Entire house 5 beds 8 guests

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3. Lynx Cabin (from USD 96)

If you are looking for a quaint little place to crash near downtown, then Lynx Cabin is just the place for you. This listing offers a small cozy studio with one queen bed, private bathroom, a well-equipped kitchenette, and parking. It is located merely one block away from Banff’s main street. This place is actually one of the seven cabins listed on Airbnb and known as Banff Beaver Cabins. When travelling with a big group of friends/family, you can book multiple cabins at the site. Each listing is separate and will need a separate booking so you need to plan ahead.

Lynx Cabin
45 reviews
Entire place 1 bed 2 guests

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4. Elk Cabin (from USD 147)

Situated in downtown Banff, one block away from Banff’s main street, Elk Cabin is the second of the seven cabins on this property. This is a bright cabin with two bedrooms suitable for three guests. One bedroom has a queen bed while the other one a double bed. Please note that you have to walk through the bedroom to get to the other. The bathroom does not adjoin the bedrooms. There is a living space with kitchenette including fridge, microwave, slow cooker, toaster, coffee maker and hot plate with two burners.

Elk Cabin
28 reviews
Entire place 2 beds 3 guests

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5. Gopher basement suite (from USD 98)

This is a cozy basement bachelor suite with a double and single bed in the same bedroom. The bathroom is very small with a shower - the shower head at 5′ 11” (180cm) and the ceiling at 6′ 4” (193cm). The sink is in the room right in front of the bathroom. It is best suitable for three guests. While the location is ideal, it is pocket-friendly accommodation so you can enjoy your stay without any worries. The flipside is that the temperature control for the basement suite is located in the upper cabin and can’t be adjusted, and the stairs to the Gopher Basement Suite are tight and fairly steep.

Gopher Basement Suite
28 reviews
Entire place 2 beds 3 guests

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6. Banff's original cowboy B&B (from USD 142)

This beautiful private apartment offers great views. It is Ideal for family, couple, or friends looking for a nice, clean, and cozy place close to the downtown and public transport. The apartment offers complete privacy and has a separate entrance with stairs. A BBQ & Cook-top is also available at the property so you can prepare your own meals. The hosts are locals and friendly so you can get some great advice from them on best outdoor activities and local diners nearby.

Banff's Original Cowboy Bed and Breakfast
33 reviews
Entire apartment 1 bed 2 guests

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7. Moose Cabin (from USD 126)

Moose Cabin is a free-standing two-bedroom house with a full kitchen, living room and a private bathroom that can accommodate four guests. It is clean, spacious, and close to everything. Moose Cabin is situated above the Cougar Basement Suite. This is the fourth listing from Banff Beaver Cabins on this list. The public transport is pretty close from the property!

Moose Cabin
21 reviews
Entire house 2 beds 4 guests

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8. Two-bedroom house with private hot tub in Banff (from USD 177)

This is a new property located in a quiet neighbourhood close to downtown. Perfect for six guests, it has two bedrooms with four beds - a queen size bed, a double bed, a single bed and a sofa bed. The best part about this property is that it comes with a private hot tub! After a long day filled with outdoor activities, you can come home to this serene place and take a dip in the hot tub or enjoy the lounge area upstairs or crash in one of the four cozy beds! There’s also a private parking spot, private barbeque, and a sunny sitting area with table. Staying here will make your vacation worth it!

Banff 2 bedroom house with private hot tub
23 reviews
Entire house 4 beds 6 guests

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9. Banff Mountain Home (from USD 595)

Be it your friends, family, or corporate associates, isn’t it always super fun to travel as a group? So, if you find this relatable, then this Banff Mountain Home is just the place for you. This home is the perfect way to take in Canada’s most famous and beautiful National Park. Its four large bedrooms can perfectly accommodate 11 guests with ample privacy and living space. It also has free parking on site for four cars. All bedrooms have their own full bathrooms with showers/tubs. On the ground floor, there’s a spacious kitchen, bar, living and dining room. The newly built back deck offers a BBQ with seating for friends and family to relax and take in the mountain air.

Banff Mountain Home- The Real Rockies Experience
22 reviews
Entire house 5 beds 11 guests

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10. Banff Rocky Mountain, two-bedroom (from USD 163)

Ideally set amid eight acres of private parkland and just minutes from downtown Banff, the Banff Rocky Mountain Resort offers a two-bedroom condominium that can comfortably accommodate six guests. It is fully furnished and has two queen beds, a pull-out sofa, full kitchen with utensils, wood burning fireplace, two bathrooms, complimentary internet, parking, and a downtown shuttle. The resort also offers an arcade/game room, a business center, concierge desk/services, conference facilities, dry cleaning/laundry service, a fitness center, an indoor swimming pool, a jacuzzi/hot tub, and sauna. Please note that the resort is not suitable for handicapped people, elderly, or people with walking difficulties.

Banff Rocky Mountain: 2-BR, Kitchen
13 reviews
Entire condominium 3 beds 6 guests

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11. Cozy and relaxing Banff condo with pristine hot pools access (from USD 131)

This mountain getaway gives you access to pristine hot pools. Perched up in the Rockies, you’re in a secluded resort with access to very good amenities like renting a bike. Warm up in the sauna in winter. You can catch the bus into Banff town fromt the resort. Ask the owners about bringing a pet as they offer a complimentary pet package. Your unit sleeps up to six guests in one bedroom and common space, with three beds and a bathroom. In cold weather, enjoy the wood-burning fireplace watching cable TV. There’s free parking and laundry facilites for your convenience.

Cozy + Relaxing Banff Condo | Pristine Hot Pools Access!
Banff, Alberta, Canada
36 reviews
Entire condominium 3 beds 6 guests 1 bedroom 1 bathroom

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12. Quiet and cozy Rockies condo (from USD 113)

There’s a renovated studio condo waiting for you on Tunnel Mountain, a short drive away from Banff. It sleeps four guests in one bedroom on two beds and comes with a bathroom. Beautiful views await you from your own private balcony. In cool weather, warm up in front of the wood-burning fireplace or enjoy the sauna. There’s a complimentary bus service to Banff that runs every day, so getting to the town center is easy. There’s a fully equipped kitchen to cook your meals or enjoy an outdoor barbecue. Guests have access to a washer, dryer, and free parking.

Quiet + Cozy Rockies Condo | Rundle View Balcony!
Banff, Alberta, Canada
53 reviews
Entire condominium 2 beds 4 guests 1 bedroom 1 bathroom

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Start planning for Banff

We hope you found your ideal rental on this list! Make sure you reserve your Airbnb accommodation in advance as the best ones get sold out sooner! Don’t forget to share your travel experiences with us. Happy travelling!

This article was originally published on Mar 13, 2018

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