Although it’s a good 9 hour drive for us, I always look forward to traveling to Claresholm, Alberta, for the weekend. This past weekend we were there for the July 3-4 Alberta Reined Cow Horse Show. And if you’re looking for a unique place to stay while visiting Claresholm – a frequent host town for equine events – you should consider the Bluebird Motel.
When we first started staying at the Bluebird, I have to tell you, I was pleasantly surprised! As a person who has stayed in many hotels and motels, I’ve become quite picky when it comes to choosing a place to stay. Staying at the Bluebird is akin to staying in a “friend’s guest room”, as another guest so eloquently wrote on a customer comment page.
Featuring heritage theme rooms, each room in the Bluebird is uniquely decorated with antiques, displaying western heritage and local history.
The rooms are meticulously clean – which is a very important aspect to me. And each has its own charm. Theme rooms from which you can choose to stay in include: Home on the Range, Birdsnest, Calgary Stampede, Gone Fishing and the Gene Autry Room, just to name a few.
The finishing touches in the Bluebird’s rooms include lace curtains, period postcards and patchwork quilts adorning the beds.
The Bluebird Motel has also hosted a few famous guests: Michelle Wright and Patricia Conroy stayed once to support the Claresholm hospital.
If you\’re looking for a neat place to stay during your travels, or for a quiet overnighter to help you focus on the showing of your horses, the Bluebird Motel is a great stop to rest your head. www.bluebirdmotel.ab.ca