Guest Comments


“Simply stated, this place rules. Anneke and Carmelo are the hosts with the most – from unbelievable breakfasts (they pick the wild mushrooms and basil in their incredible omelettes), to top notch recommendations about what to see and how to get there. The family has explored quite a bit of the backcountry, and they love guests who like to venture out into the back of beyond — backcountry skiers, climbers — even xc track skiers (they helped out the Italian ski team at the recent World Cup race in Canmore).
What else can I say…extremely quiet, laid-back comfort. Cool house pooch. Parking a couple of steps from the front door. Eye pleasing and comfortable rooms with meticulously crafted finishes. Walking distance from the village. A waxing bench for prepping skis and an infrared sauna. We’ll be back.”
Brassler, Seattle

“I am writing to thank you for the excellent accommodation you provided us with during our recent stay in Canada.
We were very impressed with the high standards of service and cleanliness you maintained throughout. The fresh flowers you regularly put in our room made for that special finishing touch.
Breakfasts were equally impressive, and of a consistently high standard throughout our stay. As if those delicious omelettes and the smoked salmon were not enough, we also enjoyed the banana cake and apple pie enormously!
We would also like to thank you for being so helpful and ensuring we had everything we needed and more. It is refreshing to find accommodation which exceeds expectations in every way.
We will certainly be returning to you for our next visit in Canmore, and would heartily recommend your accommodation to anyone else planning a visit to the area.”

Dr M. D. MacKenzie
University of Kent, UK

“Merci Beaucoup pour votre accueil et vos excellents petits dejeuners. Nous terminons notre sejour dans votre superbe region en beauté! Mille fois merci.”
Gilles, Hellen and family, Pontarlier, France

“We come from Italy. We drove 6000 km in Canada. We visited many small towns and many places. Everything was wonderful, but nothing was like you. In fact, you are the best! Thank you for everything. We never forget you,”
Annalisa and Paolo, Milano, Italy

“This was my first visit to Canada + thanks to this wonderful location, fantastic place to stay, + the exceptional hospitality of Anneke + Carmelo, it certainly won’t be my last. We have no hesitation in recommending Stella Alpina to all our friends in Australia. Thanks for everything.”
Deb. B, Victoria, Australia

“Where to begin? I took a chance based on the style of the webpage on the Intemet and instances won- a great place. The accommodations are great. The location can’t be beat. The natural wood & decorating style fir the beautiful mountain environment. The sharing, friendly atmosphere and advice on outdoor activities (not to mention the full breakfast options with a view) are memorable. The convenience of walking along the river, hiking in canyons and skiing the mountains is enviable. The desire to see more of the area started 6 years ago, and after this experience has only strengthened. I’ll be back longer next time. As an American who’s been on 6 continents and loves mountains, I’ll admit the Canadian Rockies rule! Thanks so much.”
DR.D.T Maucione, Houston, Texas

“Na 4 heerlijke dagen moeten we jammer genoeg verder. We hebben het hier fantastich gehod, mede door jullie hulp t.a.v het uitzoeken van Leuke routes. Het ontbijt was “te gek” Hoplijk zien we elkaar volgend jaar weer. “met moeder en broer”. wie weet.”
Jullie gastvrijheid zullen wij niet gauw vergeten

Jeanne & Karel, The Netherlands

Participant in the Visit Canmore’s Beautiful Gardens 2012 & 2010 Garden Tours in the Artistic Vegetable and Herb Garden category


Winner of the 2006 Canmore Communites in Bloom in the Best Container Garden category


Winner in the Best Vegetable/Herb category in 2005