Thursday, September 15, 2011

Simply the Best
Bed and Breakfast
Mountain View, Alberta, Canada

We knew we wanted to make a visit to Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada. However, it was a challenge finding reasonably price accommodations. I don’t think I found anything for under $200 a night in Waterton.

Fortunately I found a Bed and Breakfast about 10 miles outside the park. Amy and I enjoy the unique experience of staying at Bed and Breakfasts and this place was a very reasonable $85.00 a night (including breakfast for two).  Therefore, we booked two nights at the Simply the Best Bed and Breakfast.

This Bed and Breakfast is the home and working ranch of our hosts Dixie and Charlie Murray. They raised ten children in this eight bedroom home. Now that their Children are all grown and “out of the nest”, Dixie and Charlie use five of the empty bedrooms as a Bed and Breakfast.

View from the back of the Bed and Breakfast

If you ever plan to visit Waterton Lakes National park, I would highly recommend staying here! The only problem that some people might have is that the rooms do not have their own private bathrooms. This is common among Bed and Breakfast and has never caused us any problems. Especially not this time as we were the only guests at the Bed and Breakfast during our two nights stay.

view from the road  in front of  the Bed and Breakfast

I got up early on Tuesday Morning to hopefully catch a nice sunrise with the Horses and Cows on the Ranch.  It wasn't the most spectacular sunrise I have ever seen, but sharing it with the animals on the ranch made it very enjoyable.

One of the horses - shortly before sunrise

Cows - just before sunrise

Sunrise with the Cows

Friendly Cows

The complete set of photos from Day 4 of our trip is posted here:

Coming up Tomorrow
Waterton Lakes National Park
Blakiston Falls and the Red Rock Canyon Area

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