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The Tyrannosaurus Rest B&B

Drumheller has an interesting history, and The Tyrannosaurus Rest B&B Drumheller has accompanied the town through growth and change for over a century. 

In 1912, construction of the house was initiated by Jessie Gouge, owner of The Newcastle Mine, the first coal mine in the valley and the beginning of an industry that supported the area for decades to come.  The Gouge family home for 27 years, and later a private residence for another 54, it was converted into a bed and breakfast in the early 1990’s.

Thirty years later, The Tyrannosaurus Rest B&B continues to offer guests comfort, unique design, history, good food, and just enough quirkiness and pampering to make your stay memorable.

We are centrally located and walking distance to much of what Drumheller has to offer, the house is the perfect base for valley explorers, families, and anyone visiting the area. 

With four comfortable rooms with private baths, there is a space for every need.  The quiet library, relaxing parlor, and inviting dining room, the porch and yard are all available for guest use.

Breakfast is a pampering experience that will fuel you for hours of exploration and discovery.  You can relax on the swinging chairs on the porch or in the shaded yard between excursions. Experience the history of Drumheller combined with modern comforts during your visit to the valley. 

Centrally located and walking distance to much of what Drumheller has to offer, Tyrannosaurus Rest B&B is the perfect base for valley explorers, families, and anyone visiting the area. 

Why Stay in a B&B rather than a Hotel?

The experience.  History, art, local insights, comfort, delicious breakfast, supporting local, small business, dining recommendations, the camaraderie of fellow travelers, a unique room, amenities within walking distance, and a taste of historic luxury.

The Tyrannosaurus Rest was built by Jessie and Maude Gouge in 1912 as a private home.  A prominent figure and important town founder, he built a home to reflect his standing.  Imposing amongst the first buildings that formed Drumheller, the house has its roots in the foundation of the town.

Today, with a mix of antique and maximalism that respect the original style and design, unique art can be found on every wall in every room.  Pieces that defy age through craftsmanship, interesting objects and furnishings, can be found throughout.

Wake to the smell of locally roasted coffee or hand-blended teas and a full breakfast that will keep you exploring the valley for hours.

Your stay at The Tyrannosaurus Rest Bed and Breakfast will make your visit to the valley all that more memorable.

What our guests say about us

Monique CunninghamMonique Cunningham
01:15 29 Dec 21
Thank you Shawn for a fantastic experience in Drumheller! Close proximity to town, amazing breakfasts, and great hospitality! An amazing place to get away for a few days
Kari HuhtalaKari Huhtala
20:14 12 Sep 21
We stayed for two days at this wonderful and historic bed and breakfast while visiting the sights of Drumheller. Our room, "The Newcastle Room" was pleasant and included a shower, sink and toilet. Shawn our "host" dealt with our everyday needs and provided advice on the local attractions. Each morning's breakfast was a special treat with a variety of delicacies to enjoy! After our all day outings, he would serve us tea and cookies on the outdoor veranda. We had a very relaxing stay!
Madeline RobbenhaarMadeline Robbenhaar
18:17 09 Sep 21
My partner and I stayed at the T-rest Bed and Breakfast for 3 nights and 4 days in early August 2021. Our stay was wonderful! The house is superb, and is filled with beautiful antique furniture and is landscaped very nicely. Shawn is a fantastic host, and an amazing cook! We were blown away by every breakfast we had, and the packed lunch we had was equally impressive. Overall we really enjoyed our stay and will definitely be returning!
Joanne WachowiczJoanne Wachowicz
17:02 28 Aug 21
You know when you have high hopes for a B&B and end up cancelling the rest of your stay because where you were staying didn't include the second part of the B meaning breakfast? Well that is what happened to my husband and me and SHAWN AT TYRANNOSAURUS REST RESCUED US! We really needed a restful weekend away and Shaw fit us into his very busy schedule at the Rest hurrying to ready our room. Aside from his exceptional way with his guests, he is one tremendous cook/chef, who, by the way is willing to share recipes, and he has lovingly remodelled a lot of this magnificent old home. It is as welcoming and tidy as ever, and the bedrooms are not only very tastefully decorated, but have the most comfortable beds and linens. We certainly hope to return and sit in the swinging chairs out front while reading and eating peanuts, sitting in the quiet, spacious living room, or in the backyard around the fire pit. Book at least two days or more at Shawn's Tyrannosaurus Rest, you'll be so happy that you did!
Ann KirklandAnn Kirkland
12:34 23 Aug 21
We cannot recommend T-Rest highly enough. We were three generations, staying for four nights. The house and its furnishings and grounds are both beautiful and homey. The front porch with its swing chairs and omnipresent bowl of peanuts was a favourite spot for happy hour. Shawn is a gracious and knowledgeable host with a fascinating history in Mexico. The breakfasts spectacular. Shawn was there if and when you needed something, without ever being intrusive. We had 10-year old boy along, and Shawn helped him clean and bleach old bison bones we found on a kayak trip. Two lovely dogs were an added bonus.

Who Wants Pie?!

The T-Rest Pie Shop is open on the porch, weekend afternoons, to enjoy a slice of pie and a refreshing drink.  An oasis during your explorations!  If the sandwich board is out, there’s pie!