History

It was 1910. The Northwest Mounted Police had long since brought law and order to the Territory and befriended the First Nations People. The Industrial Revolution was in full swing and the Canadian Pacific Railway had opened the West. Calgary was well on its way to becoming a boom town.

Twin Gables Bed and Breakfast is a piece of that history. It was built in 1910 by a prominent Calgary lawyer on what was known as American Hill; land that was owned by the Canadian Pacific Railway and sold to wealthy Americans. It is now known as Mount Royal.

Come and stay with us and relive and period of grace and grandeur. Your hosts Deirdre and Henry have walked the fine line between preservation and integrity of this period. The ambiance of the Arts and Crafts movement is reflected in every aspect of this beautiful home.

As you enter, you will be overwhelmed by the use of wood built into the design of this classic period home. Run your hand over the fine woodwork and massive wainscoting, and view the area through leaded glass and bevelled windows. Step back in time while having breakfast in the formal dining room still bearing its original wallpaper, and cast your eyes to the ceiling and notice the detailing in the corners of the room, and don’t miss the vintage fixtures and hardware.

This is a fully functioning Bed and Breakfast which offers a perfect blend of historical authenticity and modern luxury… and it’s all in downtown Calgary, Alberta.

High River History Holds Memories for Hotelman, Herald Magazine, 1958

The Twin Gables Residence, Jim Klingle, 1984

The house as it looked shortly after construction in 1913