Welcome to the beautiful mountain village of Banff, where majestic mountains, crystal-clear lakes, and friendly locals await! Nestled in Banff National Park, Canada’s oldest national park, this resort town is home to some of the most jaw-dropping sceneries in the country and boasts natural attractions like Lake Louise, the Columbian Icefields, and pristine alpine hiking trails. Banff is also a popular starting point for those looking to venture out on the Icefields Parkway, one of the world’s most scenic drives. Whether you’re visiting Banff for the endless outdoor activities or to admire the beauty of the mountains, you’re going to want to be assured you’re staying in top-notch accommodation. From cozy cabins to chic condos, this article explores the best Airbnbs in Banff, including some hidden gems tucked away in the neighboring town of Canmore. Whatever your vibe is, Banff’s Airbnb scene has something for everyone.
To ensure you’re truly getting the best of the best, all of the Airbnbs listed below have hosts that have earned themselves the Superhost badge. If you’re new to the Airbnb game, Superhost badges are awarded to hosts who have shown outstanding commitment and hospitality to their guests.
Loft-Style Cabin in Downtown Banff
If you’re on the lookout for a vacation rental in Banff with parking, then consider renting this bright and modern tiny house apartment. The one-bedroom loft-style rental offers everything needed for a comfortable vacation, including a private patio with a fire pit where guests can cuddle up under a blanket of stars. The open-concept living area features a fully equipped kitchen, perfect for whipping up hearty meals, while the plush pull-out couch offers a relaxing spot to sit down with a whisky and watch a show on the TV. Superhosts Satu and Ollie even stock the kitchen with snacks and coffee to enjoy from the moment of arrival. After a day of hiking Banff’s mountains, guests can enjoy a relaxing steam in the walk-in shower before curling up in the comfortable queen-size bed for a good night’s rest.
The best part of this Airbnb is easily its location as the restaurants, bars, and shops of Banff Avenue are just a few steps away and the shuttle to the ski hill is just a five-minute walk away. Guests will also have access to a private parking space.
Chic Mountain Retreat
This rustic and chic Banff Airbnb is perfect for groups of up to eight people looking for a classic Canadian cabin vibe. With wood-paneled walls and ceilings, this warm cabin is the ideal place to return after a day of adventuring. The living room features several picture windows, offering a bright and stylish space to enjoy a book from the small library in front of the gas fireplace or throw on a movie for the whole family. Guests can easily whip up a meal in the full kitchen, which boasts stainless-steel appliances and complimentary coffee, then serve it family style at the six-person wooden dining table.
There are two bathrooms in the house, each with a spacious glass walk-in shower and large, well-lit vanities. Guests will also have access to a washer and dryer. Upstairs, the master bedroom boasts a Tempurpedic mattress and a flatscreen TV, while the second bedroom features a queen/XL bunk bed ideal for kids.
Perhaps the best part of this rental is its spacious backyard. Here, guests can let the little ones run around, roast marshmallows over the fire pit, or grill a meal on the barbecue. Guests can even enjoy their morning cup on the balcony while enjoying views of the town and surrounding mountains.
One-Bedroom Log Cabin
This gorgeous five-star accommodation is easily one of the best Banff Airbnbs for couples or solo travelers.
Guests will be treated to the full relaxation package at superhost Sharon’s cabin, like luggage-drop services for convenience and a daily complimentary breakfast consisting of freshly baked muffins, fresh fruit, juice, coffee, and anything else desired from their guesthouse menu. The front porch is the ideal setting to enjoy breakfast on the bistro set or perch up with a bottle of wine at night. After fueling up for the day, guests can make use of the townie bikes provided to explore the area or walk to downtown attractions. Off-street parking is also provided.
Inside, this cozy hand-made log cabin has been beautifully decorated with every detail in mind, from local handmade soaps and an ambient fireplace to the French press and coffee provided in the kitchen. In the bedroom, guests can unwind on the comfortable queen-size bed and watch a movie on the flatscreen TV or close the blinds and settle in for a long night’s rest. The bathroom is well-stocked with essentials, like a hairdryer and shampoo, and features a full-size tub and shower.
Family-Friendly Basement Apartment on Cougar Street
Are you looking for an apartment rental in Banff that’s suitable for the whole family? Well, look no further! Superhosts Katrin and JP got you covered.
This two-bedroom basement apartment is well stocked with everything needed for a fun family getaway, including a travel crib, high chair, and a shared fully fenced backyard where little ones can play. There’s no need to worry about packing extra clothes for the messy kids either, seeing as the apartment comes with a washer and dryer as well. Guests can easily prepare meals in the full kitchen or head outside to grill up some burgers on the barbecue. The living room has two plush sofas perfect for relaxing and streaming shows on the Smart TV.
Both bedrooms feature a queen-size bed, a built-in closet, and window blinds to ensure guests can sleep in as long as they like. Those hoping to get a bit of work done on the road will be happy to hear there is a dedicated work desk in the hallway. After a day of exploring Banff National Park, guests can enjoy a relaxing steam in the bathroom’s walk-in shower, which is stocked with complimentary shampoo and conditioner. This rental also comes with free on-site parking and an EV charger.
Rundle View House
This two-bedroom guesthouse in a quiet residential neighborhood is perfect for groups or families who want to be close to the action of downtown Banff but still be able to unwind in a quiet home at the end of the day.
Located just south of Bow River, this short-term rental in Banff is only a 10-minute walk to the downtown action and comes with free parking right on the property. Superhost Sharon provides guests with a “breakfast starter kit” consisting of locally sourced coffee grounds, fresh fruit, bread from a local bakery, jam, and butter, which guests can spread out on the four-person dining table and watch the sunrise over Rundle Mountain from the windows. Alternatively, guests could enjoy their morning cup of joe in the private fully-fenced backyard surrounded by gardens. The full kitchen is well stocked with all the essentials, including stainless-steel appliances, a washer and dryer, and a dishwasher.
There are two full bathrooms in the home, each with a tub/shower combo that is stocked with complimentary locally sourced body wash, shampoo, and conditioner. Both bedrooms are equipped with plush queen-size beds, offering a comfortable space for guests to get some shut-eye. Guests will also have access to free on-site parking.
Two-Bedroom Guest Suite Near Downtown Banff
Those looking for a modern rental apartment in Banff that offers excellent proximity to Banff attractions and bars should consider booking this modern basement suite.
Inside, the apartment boasts a modest modern motif with mountain-themed décor found throughout. After a day of exploring Banff attractions, guests can return and unwind on the sectional sofa and stream their favorite shows on the 58-inch Smart TV or settle in with a glass of wine and a book. The full kitchen has all the necessities for preparing meals, such as chef knives, a toaster, a blender, and cooking oils. Superhost Gwen even stocks the fridge with all the ingredients needed to make a hearty breakfast, like eggs, bread, jam, and peanut butter. Guests can enjoy their meals at the four-person glass dining table.
In the first bedroom, there is a comfy queen-size bed along with a dresser and a full closet, while the second bedroom features a queen-size bed and a full closet. Guests will love the relaxing walk-in rain shower in the bathroom and can make use of the complimentary toiletries. The home also features another half-bath, free parking, and a dedicated workspace with a solid wood desk and chair.
Colorful Condo With A Pool and Hot Tub
If you want all the comforts of an Airbnb but all the amenities of a hotel, there is no need to compromise. Simply book this fantastic one-bedroom vacation apartment in Canmore!
Located in the heart of downtown Canmore, a 20-minute drive from Banff, this modern condo offers access to several fantastic amenities like a shared indoor with a three-story waterslide, heated underground parking, an indoor/outdoor hot tub, and an on-site gym.
Inside, the condo boasts a bright modern space with excellent views of the surrounding mountains. Guests can return after a day of adventuring and unwind on the pull-out couch in front of the fireplace and choose from a plethora of premium streaming services, like Netflix, TSN Direct, Disney+, and many more. The private balcony is the ideal spot to start or finish the day as it comes equipped with a three-person patio dining set and a barbecue. In the kitchen, guests will have access to everything needed for a comfortable stay, including a dishwasher, stainless-steel appliances, and a coffee maker. The bedroom comes with a comfortable king-size bed with a headboard that features built-in side tables, USB plugs, electrical plugs, and lamps. There is also a flatscreen TV, a desk, and a closet.
Canmore’s Mountain Resort Condo
Another excellent option for those who don’t mind staying a bit outside of Banff is this fantastic two-bedroom condo in Canmore. Seeing as the condo is located in a mountainside resort, guests will have access to outstanding amenities, such as an outdoor heated pool, three hot tubs, a fitness center, and underground parking.
Inside the apartment, guests will find high ceilings and plenty of windows that offer ample natural lighting that make the space feel even larger than it is. The living room features a comfortable leather sofa bed where guests can let a load off in front of the fireplace and choose from one of the several provided streaming services on the Smart TV. In the full kitchen, guests can easily prepare meals using the stainless-steel appliances and can choose to eat at the breakfast bar, the dining table, or in the open air of the balcony overlooking the mountains. There is also a barbecue on the balcony for those who want to show off their grill skills!
After a day of non-stop adventure, guests can settle down for a nap in the master bedroom’s plush king-size bed or head to the ensuite bathroom for a bath or shower. The second loft-style bedroom features a queen-size bed, along with a built-in closet, a dresser, and an ensuite bathroom with a tub/shower combo.
Bright and Spacious Condo in Canmore
This top-floor Canmore condo is perfect for groups of up to six guests looking for a bit more of a luxurious rental apartment. Large picture windows and vaulted ceilings create a lovely warm and bright space to unwind; not to mention the unobstructed views of Rundle Mountain and Grotto Mountain make for a stunning sight. The open living room features a beautiful stone fireplace, as well as a large sectional sofa, board games, and a Smart TV with access to several streaming services. Guests will find plenty of marble counter space to prepare meals in the full kitchen, which can be enjoyed at the breakfast bar, the six-person dining table, or on the bistro set on the patio.
In the master bedroom, guests can awake from the king-size bed and draw back the curtains to enjoy the sunrise over the mountains. There is also an ensuite bathroom with a massive walk-in shower, a bathtub, and a double vanity. The second bathroom also has a large walk-in shower. Kids will love the second bedroom as it comes equipped with a luxurious queen-size bunk bed. Guests will also have access to a shared heated outdoor pool (open year-round), a hot tub, one parking space, and an EV charger.
Pet-Friendly Guesthouse With Rooftop Sauna
This five-star rated Airbnb in Canmore is the perfect retreat for solo travelers, digital nomads, or couples. Located a short stroll away from Canmore’s downtown core, this one-bedroom rental comes with access to outstanding amenities, such as a private rooftop patio with a barrel-seated sauna, fire table, and a heated hammock with unobstructed views of the mountains and surrounding golf course. Other amenities include parking, free laundry machines in the building, and a yoga mat for those who want to start their day with a good stretch.
Inside, the studio-style suite has been beautifully decorated in a colorful modern style with every detail thoughtfully laid out. There is a Roomba for those who want to keep it tidy during their stay, which they can watch do all the vacuum work while sitting on the sectional sofa beside the Jotul fire stove. In the bedroom, there is a cozy king-size bed with reading lights on either side, as well as a 55-inch flatscreen TV. Guests can start their day with a complimentary breakfast provided by superhost Aleks or whip up something quick in the kitchenette. The bathroom boasts a luxurious two-person walk-in shower with three different water settings, along with plush robes for guests to stay snug.
Spacious Banff Chalet
With space to accommodate up to six guests, this is easily one of the best Airbnb rentals in Banff for those who want a classic Canadian cabin vibe. The three-bedroom, two-story house is located in the heart of Banff, steps away from the bars and shops of Banff Avenue.
Inside, massive picture windows, vaulted ceilings, and wood-paneled walls and ceilings create a cozy cabin feel with plenty of natural light. At the end of the day, guests can gather on the living room sectional to stream a movie on the Smart TV or enjoy a cocktail in front of the fireplace while listening to tunes on the Bluetooth speaker. The kitchen comes well stocked with all the essentials, except for an oven and barbecue (town of Banff rules). There are three bedrooms in the home: one with a king-size bed, daybed, and ensuite with a walk-in shower, and the other two with queen-size beds and a private bathroom. At the end of the day, guests can grab a bottle of wine and head out to the top-floor patio to enjoy incredible views of Cascade Mountain. This Banff Airbnb also has a unit below available for rent that can sleep an additional two guests for a group total of eight people.
Canmore Condo With A/C and Shared Pool
If you’re on the hunt for a vacation rental with air conditioning and all the amenities of a hotel, then this Airbnb is for you. Located at Blackstone Mountain Lodge, guests will not only have the comforts of a vacation condo, but all the luxuries of the resort at their fingertips. Enjoy a dip in the heated pool or hot tub, or head over to the on-site gym to work off those extra holiday carbs. There is also underground heated parking available.
The home’s interior features a contemporary motif with plenty of natural light. Guests can unwind on the comfortable leather pull-out couch in front of the electric fireplace and read one of the books provided or throw the hockey game on the TV. The full kitchen has been well stocked with essentials like locally sourced coffee, tea, sugar, and cooking oils. Guests can enjoy their meals at the three-person breakfast bar or in the open air of the balcony. There is also a dedicated work desk beside the kitchen for those looking to get some work done. In the bedroom, guests can cozy up in the king-size bed and stream a movie on the Smart TV. This rental also features a washer and dryer.
Family-Friendly Condo in Harvie Heights
Located in Harvie Heights, about a 15-minute drive from Banff and a five-minute drive from Canmore, this two-bedroom condo is perfect for those who want to rent an apartment in Banff that can sleep up to nine people and their furry friends.
Golden accents and comfortable furnishings create a stylish warm space to call home for a few days or a few weeks. In the living room, guests can enjoy unlimited access to arcade games or settle in on the sofa bed to watch a movie in front of the gas fireplace. The kitchen boasts stainless-steel appliances, along with a dishwasher and a four-person dining table. Guests will also have access to shared barbecues and picnic tables outside.
The master bedroom features a comfortable king-size bed, while the second bedroom boasts a queen-size bed bunk bed that can sleep four. In the full bathroom, guests will find a tub/shower combo perfect for bathing little ones, along with a washer and dryer. There is also a half-bathroom in the home and free on-site parking.
Four-Bedroom Bow River House
Are you looking for an Airbnb in Banff that offers both privacy and proximity? Then superhost Maura has the place for you.
This four-bedroom century home features a spacious backyard and is a recognized heritage home in Banff. Guests can start their day with a cup of coffee on the front porch, which offers great views of Bow River across the road as well as a barbecue.
Inside, the home features a motif of both vintage and contemporary furnishings, with wooden accents and exposed wood throughout. After exploring the town, guests can unwind on one of the living room sofas in front of the fireplace or show off their musical talents on the piano. A doorway leads from the living room to the sunroom, where ample sunlight and plants provide the ideal spot to relax with a cup of tea and a book. The kitchen offers plenty of counter space to prepare a meal, along with stainless-steel appliances.
There are four bedrooms in the home: the master bedroom with a king-size bed, a kid’s room with a bunk bed, and two other bedrooms with queen-size beds. The upstairs also has an entertainment area perfect for little ones.
Modern One-Bedroom Condo in Canmore
Those looking for a vacation apartment for rent in Banff National Park should consider this lovely one-bedroom Airbnb in Canmore . Located within a Stoneridge Resort, guests will have access to fantastic amenities including an outdoor heated pool, a hot tub, an on-site gym, and free underground parking. Superhosts Emma and Joshua even provide a Banff Park Pass and bear spray for guests who want to hit the park trails!
Inside, the home has an open-concept layout with large windows and wood floors, along with air conditioning. While the Airbnb is only a one-bedroom, it can accommodate up to five guests using the pull-out couch, a twin air mattress, and the plush king-size bed in the bedroom. There are plenty of comfortable seating options in the living room to pop down and warm up beside the fire or watch a movie on the TV. In the kitchen, guests will find all the cooking basics and then some as Emma and Joshua stock it up with complimentary wine and snacks. The two superhosts also filled the home with family-friendly amenities, such as a travel crib and children’s dinnerware; plus, the tub in the bathroom is perfect for little ones’ bedtime baths.
If you can see yourself staying in any of these Airbnbs in Banff, we don’t blame you, they’re awesome. All you have to do now is narrow it down to pick the best Airbnb in Banff for you and your group. Regardless of which home you pick, though, we know you will have a hoot and a holler in the province of Canadian cowboys!