Home Away From Home
After a day of playing in the snow, the girls clothes were wet and in need of a wash. In-suite laundry for the win!
|It’s great to have in-suite laundry when you travel with kids!|
Lazy breakfasts in our PJs were made possible by a full kitchen. I was especially pleased about the dishwasher; it’s not a holiday if you’re handwashing dishes! The full-sized coffee maker rocked my world too because… coffee!!! The more the better for me!
|Grande Rockies Resort Suite Kitchen
Image Credit: Grande Rockies Resort
|Breakfast is served!|
While the fully stocked kitchen was wonderful, my favorite feature of the suite was its spa steam shower. This is something I do not have at home and it surpassed anything I’ve seen even at fancy spas! Besides a rainrop shower head and side jets, this baby had foot massagers and steam, and played music! Between the awesome steam shower and indoor/outdoor hot tub, we didn’t miss having a bathtub in our room at all.
- NOTE: Do not allow young children to shower unattended as they could get pretty hot if they turn the steam on. (The control panel is up high to prevent kids from messing with the controls, but little climbers could get into trouble.)
|Spa steam shower|
To see highlights of our stay at Grande Rockies Resort, please see this video!
Grande Rockies Resort has the following fine amenities onsite:
- Pools: Children’s wading area, Pool with 3-storey waterslide, indoor/outdoor hot tub
- Heated underground parking. Outdoor parking available for overheight vehicles.
- Award-winning Habitat Restaurant & Bar
- Lounge: Enjoy a cocktail, appy or steak sandwich in the comfortable lounge! Open 4 pm – 10 pm.
- Verde Day Spa
- Fitness Centre
- Business Centre
- Banquet and conference facilities including ballroom
|Grande Rockies Resort Lounge|
- Note: The pool key code and pool towels are in your room – bring them with you when you head down to the pool. There is a shower in the pool area for your convenience.
HABITAT RESTAURANT & BAR
We lucked out Friday night and got a table at Habitat without a reservation (yay for shoulder season!) and ran into friends from Calgary! While the girls demolished chicken and waffles from the kids’ menu, my husband had seafood fettuccine aglio e olio, and I had the venison tenderloin with red juniper glaze. We don’t usually order waffles since mine are the best, but Habitat’s were awesome! My husband and I enjoyed our meals as well and found the portions to be just enough with half a kid’s meal each. If I didn’t have kids’ plates to pick off of, I would’ve ordered a dessert – next time!
The ambience was pleasant with quiet music and friendly servers. A great place for a delicious meal, or cocktails and appies!
Open for breakfast and lunch daily; dinner: Wednesday-Sunday. For hours or reservations, visit www.granderockies.com/hours/.
|Delectable venison tenderloin|
Things to Do in Canmore
Canmore is a year round adventure playground with great hiking, biking, climbing, caving, skiing, dogsledding, and more. See 14 Things to Do in Canmore This Winter for ideas! I recommend cross country skiing at Canmore Nordic Centre, the Grotto Canyon Ice Walk, and Grassi Lakes hike.
|Cross country skiing at Canmore Nordic Centre|
|Grotto Canyon Ice Walk|
Banff National Park is a short drive away. Ski at Mount Norquay, take the Banff Gondola, cross country ski at Cascade Valley, or try one of these shoulder season hikes including Johnston Canyon!
For a grand weekend in the Rockies, stay at Canmore’s Grande Rockies Resort! Family approved!!
|Excited travellers! Where will they go next?|
For More Information
Please visit Grande Rockies Resort at www.granderockies.com.
Disclosure: I received a special room rate in exchange for an honest review. As always, all words and opinions are my own.