Artist's Bed and Breakfast

716 Cantrell Place SW , Calgary, AB T2W 2C4 Canada (Show map)


Located in a quiet neighbourhood, Artist’s Bed and Breakfast is just a short train ride to all Calgary has to offer. Each room contains a queen size comfortable bed, wall-mounted flatscreen television/dvd player, private bathroom, soaps, shampoos, hair dryer, robes, plush towels, WIFI and delicious breakfasts and afternoon/bedtime snacks? Great for vacations, business meeting, or stop-overs en-route to the Canadian Rockies.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9


5 on November 11, 2014

Pleasantly surprised and enjoyed the stay. We were greeted with a big smile and totally enjoyed the time wife felt special when they went the extra mile to accommodate a food allergy.

A great genuine family run place

4.8 on June 17, 2014

This is a great place to stay. The hosts David and Holly and their son Oscar made me feel very welcome and we had some nice chats about things artistic. The room was spotlessly clean and really comfortable. As well as the room there was a dining/sitting room area with fridge and TV which was handy. Most of the rooms have original paintings and prints by David on the walls, which is a real treat for art lovers. Holly provides really delicious cooked breakfasts over the weekend and more basic but still plentiful fare during the week. Overall I would be happy to recommend this place to anyone.


5 on June 14, 2014

After my extended stay at the Artist's Bed and Breakfast in May, I wished I could have stayed for the rest of the summer. The accommodations are just beautiful, and my hosts are a delight. I could not have asked for a better location. The peaceful and lovely neighbourhood, and the short 6 minute walk to the Canyon Meadows LRT station made my stay enjoyable well beyond anything I could have hoped for. I will most definitely call David and Holly for future stays in Calgary.

Great Place!!!!

5 on April 16, 2013

This is our first review of any place we have stayed. We feel compelled to write this because we thought the Artist's B&B was awesome! The continental breakfast was homemade, fresh, yummy and plentiful. Dave and Holly are excellent hosts..........very thoughtful and accommodating. We would stay again and again. Denise & Jim Coyne, Massachusetts USA

Simply lovely!

4.8 on September 11, 2012

We came to enjoy Spruce Meadows Masters Event, and feel so fortunate to have found Artist's B&B. Holly and David are wonderful hosts, who look after you better than any hotel! The food is fantastic (local, fresh, quality), the comfort of the linens is top notch, and the white towelling bathrobes an added bonus. I could rave on for a while yet, but best you just go and see for yourself!!

tastefully decorated home away from home

5 on August 27, 2012

Dave and Holly were excellent hosts. They recommened some local restaurants for us to dine at and made themselves available for any questions we had about visiting Calgary. The breakfast was both delicious and healthy. We enjoyed our stay at this B&B and would definitely recommend it to family and friends!

Great place to stay in Calgary

4.8 on May 27, 2012

Holly and David provided a great home away from home for our five night stay in May. The location was great, in a quiet residential area. It was within walking distance to the C Train and to the Fish Creek Provincial Park trail system. We enjoyed the breakfast treats provided by Holly - chocolate chip muffins, phyllo burritos etc. and David's original artwork. We highly recommend Artist's Bed and Breakfast.

Wonderful Calgary B&B

4.6 on April 20, 2012

We spent one night at the Artist's B&B recently while visiting family in Calgary. The room was pleasant, clean and had a wonderful ensuite bath with a great shower. Nice common area for relaxing. Breakfast was delicious and even included a gluten free hot dish, even though they didn't find out we required something special until after we arrived. Excellent location for central and south Calgary, easy to find, nice and quiet though right off a main thoroughfare. We will definitely stay with Holly and David again the next time we are in Calgary!

A great place to stay in Calgary

4.2 on December 12, 2011

We had a wonderful stay here at Thanksgiving. The breakfasts were great and got better every day for the 3 days we were there. They are very friendly, but not intrusive. They graciously allowed us the use of their patio to get together with our family that were visiting for my dad's 90th birthday. My sister was initially a little concerned that the rooms were in the basement, but warmed to their warmth and bright windows. We had a wonderful walk. Just minutes from their front door to Fish Creek Park A great place to stay in Calgary.

Peaceful Prairie Retreat

5 on October 08, 2011

The Artist's Bed and Breakfast is in a great location near Fish Creek Park. Endless hiking/biking trails abound. There are also some excellent restaurants in the area (try the Ranche at Fish Creek) and if you enjoy shopping, the nearby mall has everything. David and Holly have thought of every detail to make your stay comfortable. From the spotless cozy rooms, fresh flowers, amazing art work, spacious common area and wonderful breakfasts you won't be dissapointed! They are great hosts who care how your stay goes but give you as much privacy as you need. We would much rather stay here when visiting Calgary than a hotel any day!

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Location Type

Beside Fish Creek Provincial Park, Airport, City, Countryside, Downtown, Mountains, Suburban


Calgary, AB, Canada (YYC) 20 miles

Directions to property:

Upon request depending on the direction each guest is coming from.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Dinosaur National Park, Calgary Stampede, Spruce Meadows International Equestrian Centre, Banff National Park/Lake Louise/Jasper, National Sports, Calgary Folk Festival, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ski area, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Homestay

On-site amenities

Computer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Telephone, Washer/dryer , City train system-2 minute walk, Close to Enterprise Rental Car-SW location, Yoga studio nearby., Use of laundry provided only for stays of more tha, Heated towel racks., Bag lunches provided upon request-extra fee.

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

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  • Check In:: 4 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No The Artist's Bed and Breakfast is a smoke free home.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Please contact hosts.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night deposit is required to hold rooms at least two weeks in advance. It can be paid via Paypal located on our website.
  • Cancellations: 48 hours notification is required for cancellation and a full refund of one nights deposit. Less than 48 hours will result in a minimum of 20% ( $20 CDN ) loss on deposit.
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Holly and David

Languages spoken

English, French

Resident Pets


About the innkeepers

Holly and David are both Art teachers and working artists. They love hiking and can point all nature enthusiasts to an enjoyable location for any level of hike. They also travel extensively and enjoy the south of France. Holly has a passion for cooking and has been trained by both French and Italian chefs.

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Full breakfast on weekends.

  • Time Served: Individually arranged.
  • Serving Location: Outside eating area, Breakfast/dining area, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Vegetarian Local produce.

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