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The Enchanted River Cottage

Entire house hosted by Norah Bird
7 guests4 bedrooms3 beds3 baths
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This magical home located in the Canadian Badlands on the Red Deer River boasts beautiful gardens, wrap-around country deck, fine heritage woodwork, hand-carved arches, alcoves, and antiques throughout. The home was custom built by the owner and said to be a work of art. Perfect for romantic getaways, a soft adventure weekend, river tubing, horseback riding or dinosaur hunting in the badlands.

The space
This home has drawn gasps and secret whispering about Harry Potter, Castles and fairies for nigh on twenty years. Come relax and enjoy the river view as you transport into a uniquely beautiful sanctuary.

Due to COVID regulations parties or large group gathering are prohibited.

The home is a 5 level split with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in addition to a clinician room for onsite spa treatments and an atelier located in the upper turret.

Floor to ceiling picture windows showcase the multi-jetted jacuzzi tub and open bathroom concept in the Master bedroom. The Suite is a luxurious space to snuggle up in a cozy king sized bed while gazing out onto the backyard and river bend.

Both guest bedrooms offer a Queen bed. Closet space and antique dressers decorate the rooms with twin access to an outside balcony. A shared bathroom is located down the hall and also features a jetted tub.

A third bathroom is located on the main floor near the entrance

Our clinician room is available for massage and spa treatments. This space can also be converted to a bedroom to sleep a 7th person as necessary.

The kitchen sports a double convection oven, two sinks, plenty of counter space, large hood fan and side bar seating.

The open concept dining room area is spacious and shared with the kitchen.

The living room has an enchanted decor of antiques and hand carved furniture, all snuggled around a wood fireplace. Great for visiting or kicking back.

Downstairs is a comfortable TV/family room. This space includes a futon to accommodate a 7th person as necessary.

On the rare occasion that the house is overly warm there are fans in the ceiling or additional floor fans can be pulled out of the closet. There are screens on both Guest Bedroom doors for additional airflow and a ceiling fan and venting window in the Master suite.

Just off the kitchen is a 750 sqft multilevel patio with a bbq, seating and deck that wraps around the house.

The backyard gardens looking out to the Red Deer River is a gorgeous for sunsets, nature watching and relaxing.

The residence provides a large drive way and accommodates plenty of street parking with a large grassy lot across the street.

Guest access
Guests have access to the whole house. Staff is available when needed

Other things to note
We partner with various tourism services in town which we are happy to connect you with in addition to offering Spa Treatments in our own Clinician Room. Ask us about our packages or to book any additional services you might be seeking.

While we welcome families and young children our home isn't 100% child proof and contains several antiques. We hope you understand when we ask that our home be treated respectfully and precautions are taken when leaving children unattended. Please use your own discretion when deciding if our property is suitable to accommodate you and your little ones.
This magical home located in the Canadian Badlands on the Red Deer River boasts beautiful gardens, wrap-around country deck, fine heritage woodwork, hand-carved arches, alcoves, and antiques throughout. The home was custom built by the owner and said to be a work of art. Perfect for romantic getaways, a soft adventure weekend, river tubing, horseback riding or dinosaur hunting in the badlands.

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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
1 air mattress

Amenities

TV
Heating
Indoor fireplace
Dryer
Wi-Fi
Iron
Dedicated workspace
Free street parking
Washing machine
Hair dryer

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Drumheller, Alberta, Canada

We're located on the main street of a quiet neighborhood, next to a public park and few blocks away from Newcastle beach. The view of the Red Deer river and Badlands from our back deck is ever-changing, with different forms of recreation such as kayaking, rafting, fishing and more. Wildlife makes its way back and forth regularly. Our property is a 10 minute drive to the Royal Tyrrell and 5 minutes to the largest Dinosaur, the Passion Play, or the Largest Dinosaur, where the Community Recreation and Information Centre are located.
We're located on the main street of a quiet neighborhood, next to a public park and few blocks away from Newcastle beach. The view of the Red Deer river and Badlands from our back deck is ever-changing, with di…

Hosted by Norah Bird

Joined in September 2012
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After running two boutique hotels and a full-service spa, my husband and I are delighted to be spending much of our semi-retirement between our home in Drumheller, AB and and our favorite place on earth, Ajijic, Mexico. We have airbnb listings in both places in addition to a penthouse condo located on a luxury resort in Manzanillo. In between property management and regular games of pickle-ball we run a not-for-profit charity foundation and are currently developing a medical tourism project. We’ve raised a family and built several successful businesses in our Canadian hometown and enjoy offering our properties as vacation rentals. Drumheller has always been an internationally recognized tourist destination famous for dinosaurs and its prehistoric landscape while our rentals in Mexico are perfect for both long term living accommodations or a much needed getaway. Check out our listings to learn the unique history of each of our custom designed homes.
After running two boutique hotels and a full-service spa, my husband and I are delighted to be spending much of our semi-retirement between our home in Drumheller, AB and and our f…
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House rules
Check-in: 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Checkout: 11:00 am
Self check-in with keypad
No pets
No parties or events
Smoking is allowed
Health & safety
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Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Cancellation policy