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Canmore, Canada
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26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a group of 11 at the Paintbox lodge for a cooking course and overnight stay. The lodge is small, inviting and intimate with only 5 suites/rooms. The cooking class was awesome. The cooking class started with a complimentary glass of prosecco followed by some instruction from Chef Marianne who was professional and friendly, we learned some great tips... More 

Thank hwieler
Sara_Renner, Owner at Paintbox Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we are happy your group enjoyed your stay. We would like to thank you for supporting the YMCA women's shelter in Banff and purchasing the Paintbox Lodge package at the VineArt Gala. The Paintbox Lodge donated an entire lodge stay and a private cooking class for this event. Special thank you to Canmore artist... More 

Edmonton, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary recently in Canmore and decided to stay at the Paintbox Lodge. We stayed in the Painters Valley Room and it was spacious, decorated perfectly, and the bed was so comfortable. I LOVED how we had 2 wine glasses and a bottle opener in our room to enjoy some celebratory drinks and... More 

Thank brittanyvmiller
Sara_Renner, Owner at Paintbox Lodge, responded to this review

Reading your review makes us want to stay at the Paintbox Lodge! Thank you for putting a smile on all of our faces. A big thank you to the staff at the lodge. Our staff have a big passion for great food, people and the mountains. Also, gratitude to the excellent companies in Canmore that provide the product to help... More 

Nelson, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 31 October 2016

A friend recommended Canmore over Banff and after a quick check with tripadvisor we chose Paintbox Lodge for 4 nights. Its a little dearer than a motel but treat yourself, its worth it. Great room, great bed, bathroom good, breakfast was all prepared on the premises, even the fresh bread, by far the best we ate on our 3 week... More 

Thank bazzrozz
Sara_Renner, Owner at Paintbox Lodge, responded to this review

Aww thanks! We are glad you enjoyed the breakfast at the lodge. We really like to eat and we want our guests to eat fresh, tasty food with local and organic ingredients. And shower doors and lights have been fixed. Thanks for the heads up More 

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143 reviews
74 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

We had a lovely 3 nights at The Paintbox this week. Staff all very friendly and helpful and our room ( cabin suite) was huge but cosy with the fire and lovely soft furnishings. Breakfast was great, and lived that you could grab a coffee anytime. The other great thing was the fact they had dvds and essentials like bear... More 

Thank bruisyard
Sara_Renner, Owner at Paintbox Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and we are happy you enjoyed your visit to the Paintbox Lodge. We are glad you enjoyed the Miele coffee bar and our locally roasted coffee from Mountain Blends. Please come back again and we promise more of the same! More 

Calgary, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We had a lovely time at Paintbox lodge. The breakfast was the best part, although the ambiance was amazing and it was toddler-friendly for my 15 month old. The location is great - so close to restaurants and shops.

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 October 2016

My son and I stayed at the Paintbox Lodge for three nights, fall of 2016. We had the Wild Suite - two bedrooms and a living space. The suite was lovely, clean, had all the amenities we needed, including good quality toiletries. Breakfast was delicious each morning, a newspaper was available, good coffee. My son loved the muffins! The two... More 

1 Thank fl0gen
Sara_Renner, Owner at Paintbox Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we are happy that the Paintbox Lodge was the highlight of your trip to the Rockies. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Hastings, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

What can i say that hasnt already been said. This place is so nice, from the moment you walk in the foyer to your bedroom to breakfast, you feel welcomed. The rooms are lovely with all amenities, they even lend you their town bikes and the wifi is superfast. The breakfast is amazing with fresh local produce and homemade food,... More 

1 Thank hudsonjones
Sara_Renner, Owner at Paintbox Lodge, responded to this review

Gratitude for your review. Our guests really do make it easy to be hosts! We feel lucky to welcome the world to our mountain paradise. More 

Red Deer, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 28 September 2016

There are lots of great places to stay in Canmore, but few with the great location of the Paintbox Lodge, close to the main street near restaurants and shops. Rooms are comfortable, staff was accommodating and friendly, breakfast was fantastic. We have stayed in Canmore a few times at a few different places but always return to the Paintbox for... More 

Thank erinz114
Sara_Renner, Owner at Paintbox Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. The Paintbox Lodge has truly the best location in Canmore. Most hotels are located in between the TransCanada highway and the rail road tracks. We are located one block of main street and provide a car free holiday for folks. More 

Watertown, Massachusetts, United States
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 26 September 2016

My husband and I just spent 4 nights at the Paintbox Lodge and we couldn't be happier with our experience there! The lodge is located in the center of Downtown Canmore and is walking distance from everything - restaurants, bars, shops. The building itself is beautiful - a really great mix of rustic with modern amenities. By far, the best... More 

Thank Ashley P
Sara_Renner, Owner at Paintbox Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Our made in house Kombucha is our new addition to our breakfast lineup and guests are loving it! While we still offer "squeeze it yourself" orange juice, we love that our homemade Kombucha is zero waste and local. We promise that our bed in the rooms are queens. Our larger suites have king sized beds. More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

What a place! This lodge is beautiful and its situation in central Canmore (a minute's walk from all the restaurants and shops) is perfect. I have to mention the breakfasts because they were spectacular and the best we had in Canada. Each morning we had a choice of so many wonderful foods - the sough dough bread (my fave) with... More 

Thank hayley b
Sara_Renner, Owner at Paintbox Lodge, responded to this review

Happiness is food, good sleeps, bikes and mountains. Glad you found all the essentials at the Paintbox Lodge. Gratitude for taking the time to spread the word as well. More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Paintbox Lodge is an intimate boutique hotel nestled in the heart of downtown Canmore owned by Olympic medalist, Sara Renner and World Cup Champion, Thomas Grandi. The Paintbox Lodge is a reflection of the local champions - relaxed, welcoming and professional. Experience one of our five unique, comfortable suites and rooms. Conversations flow easily around the harvest table while guests enjoy a complimentary mountain breakfast with a latte. Sign up for a scheduled cooking class, or book a private cooking class, harvest table dinner or tapas party for you and your friends and family. Come play, (or simply relax) in our backyard paradise. Gift certificates available for hotel stays and cooking classes. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Paintbox Lodge

Address: 629-10th St, Canmore, Alberta T1W 2A2, Canada
Region: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Kananaskis Country > Canmore
Price Range: $238 - $344 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Paintbox Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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Paintbox Lodge Canmore, Canadian Rockies
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“The main floor suite has a bunk bed and a queen/or king. Good for a family of 4.”
 of 5 bubbles hwieler, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“website is accurate”
 of 5 bubbles fl0gen, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“we stayed in the Artists loft. Perfect!!”
 of 5 bubbles beve69, 5 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Room 5 is furthest from the kitchen.”
 of 5 bubbles Capybara11, 15 Jul 2016 | Read review
“If you like lots of room.. take the 1st floor Cabin Suite.. It is simply HUGE”
 of 5 bubbles cyclecpl, 23 Jun 2016 | Read review
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