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Staying at Banff Bed & Breakfast Thea’s House

So you’re seeking natural beauty and scenic views, right? Well, Banff, Canada’s first National Park, is an excellent choice for that. There’s something pretty unforgettable about waking up surrounded by snow capped Canadian Rockies. If you’re looking for where to stay, look no further – staying at Banff Bed & Breakfast, Beaujolais Boutique B&B at Thea’s House complete’s the charm of your Banff experience.

Banff is stunning any time of year, but Banff during the winter is really something special. The streets are filled with travelers looking sharp and snazzy in their winter garb, the rooftops are covered in snow, and Lake Louise turns into a winter wonderland.

Lodging Type: Bed & Breakfast, Luxury Boutique Hotel

Brunette woman standing in front of a Banff bed & breakfast surrounded by snow
The most beautiful house turned lodge in a residential neighborhood

Book Beaujolais B&B Boutique Hotel at Thea’s House: Here

Where is the Bed & Breakfast Located?

Sometimes, a lot of what you’re paying for when it comes to your accommodation can be explained by the age old real estate adage: location, location, location.

snowy residential street in Banff, with a large Canadian rocky mountain in the background
Looking down the residential street to the right of the bed & breakfast

This particular Banff bed and breakfast is located in a quaint, quiet residential neighborhood. It’s exactly three walking blocks from the center of town, downtown Banff.

In terms of location, it really doesn’t get any better than this.

You get to look out your balcony and enjoy the serene mountain views in peace and solitude, but you’re but a hop, skip and a jump from all the action downtown. This also makes it really convenient if you need to access a bus stop or shuttle or if you’re on the hunt for food.

View from my balcony at Thea’s House

What to Expect and Amenities on Site

You’ll be staying in a private residence turned bed and breakfast, so you can expect the comforts of staying in someone’s nice home but with the amenities of a boutique hotel.

Banff bed and breakfast snack table
Snack table stocked daily with cake, chips and nuts

You can expect:

Snacks available 24/7 by the front door

A refrigerator in your room with a filtered water pitcher

Nespresso machine, creamer & coffee available in your room

Bathroom stocked with toiletries and hand sanitizer

Complimentary use of snow cleats, bear spray, hiking poles and more

Access to communal living room, if desired

Gourmet three course breakfast, included in your room rate

Banff bed and breakfast, large room with four wooden tables and eight wooden chairs
The dining area for Guests to enjoy their three course breakfast

The Room

We stayed in the “Cascade” room and I have no complaints. It has a small balcony that overlooks the immediate area and up into the hills. The room also has a fireplace, which is a must in the winter!

picture of an indigenous woman on the wall above a table with a Nespresso machine and coffee bar
Each room features a Nespresso machine and coffee station

The room is pretty spacious for two Guests. There is a nice size closet to store all your clothing and belongings. Each room features a Nespresso machine and coffee bar setup, which is very convenient.

Something important to me in an accommodation is the comfort of the mattress. This one was quite comfy! I slept so well.

alcove leading to a balcony

If I had to pick something to gripe about (and this is really twisting my arm), I’d say that I didn’t love the bathroom. It was a bit small and the shower water didn’t get super hot, it was a bit tepid for my taste. But other than that, it was well appointed with toiletries for our convenience.

I genuinely loved the room overall and felt very at home.


Generally speaking, Banff just feels incredibly safe overall. Unless you go running off into the woods at night, where wildlife abounds, you will likely feel the same. In terms of the bed and breakfast, the front door is kept locked at all times and a Guest key is required for entry. Additionally, each room has a lock on the door and a safe as well.

Food Situation

Now, if you are a foodie, get excited. The owners, Esther and Albert have carved out a legacy in Banff hospitality. Prior to running this Banff Bed and Breakfast, they owned and operated a French fine dining restaurant for 36 years. Am I implying that they know their way around food?

Why, yes. Yes I am.

vibrant fruit cup filled with yellow and red fruits, with a scone next to it, orange juice, water and creamer
The first of a three course breakfast at Thea’s House

There is a menu available in the dining room and in your suite that lists what is served daily. Every morning, you will wake up to coffee, fresh juice and a three course gourmet breakfast. Doesn’t it sound amazing?

wooden charcuterie board serving croissants, rye bread, tomatoes, tuna and avocado and various meats and cheeses
Look at this glorious breakfast charcuterie spread!

Well, not to ignite some serious fomo, but this is some of the best food I have ever been served in a bed and breakfast. The fruits and vegetables are divinely juicy and flavorful, the meats and cheeses of extremely high quality, the croissants and breads are so fresh, you’ll swear they were just pulled from the oven.

a baked apple covered in a carmelized coating, raisins and nuts
This baked apple was so tender, utterly delicious

While the menu does change daily, you can expect to start with some type of fruit dish, then have a delightful charcuterie board with a varying assortment of delicious fare. Finally, you’ll be served a main dish that changes daily.

Tarte flambe in a plate on a wooden table
A tarte flambe, a speciality of the Alsace region in France, bordering Germany

One of our days at the B & B fell on a Thursday, and we were lucky enough to try this spectacular regional specialty, Tarte Flambe. So good!

Tip: It’s a huge three course breakfast and you’ll likely have leftovers. Esther and Albert have provided little paper bags & stickers for you to pack your remaining food. Bring it with you to snack on during your day or store in the refrigerator in your room.

Know Before You Go

Beaujolais Boutique B&B at Thea’s House books up fast and far in advance. So if you’re serious about staying here, I’d encourage you to book your reservation ASAP!

This is definitely a pricier stay as far as Bed and Breakfasts go, but it’s on bar with accommodations of its kind in Banff. Stays can be quite costly in Banff, but at least you know this one is worth it!

This Banff bed and breakfast has very spacious quarters, however, a maximum of two Guests are allowed per room. This accommodation is ideal for solo travelers or couples.

Winter is a great time to stay here, as it’s the second lowest nightly rates of the year. The lowest nightly rates at this accommodation are during Banff’s late winter, early spring February – Mid April.

Are you planning a trip to Banff anytime soon? Have questions? Drop them in the comments below!

You might also like: Dreamy Banff in Winter – a First Timer’s Complete Guide

Travel Tips & Resources to Help You Plan an Epic Trip!

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