Bear Canyon Estates

Offers Independent Living

35 Reviews
4440 Morris St NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111
Call (800) 385-2527
Bear Canyon Estates (800) 385-2527
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Independent Living Reviews for Bear Canyon Estates

January 02, 2018

By Doreen

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Bear Canyon Estates is like a 5-star resort. It is very nice and the staff is wonderful. They're always so fun and happy, and are ready to do anything to help. They have activities all day long, and Mom is doing great. They play Bingo everyday in the afternoon. The food is awesome. Table service is three times a day, and there's a coffee bar, juice, drinks, and snacks 24-hours a day.

May 06, 2017

By Ann440251

I visited this facility

Bear Canyon was very nice, but it was more expensive. The dining area was very nice, and the people were very friendly, but I wasn't crazy about it. Their menu wasn't as good, and the choices were not as varied. They had very nice courtyard. The residents were well taken care of, and they're happy.

May 06, 2017

By Robert320542

I am/was a resident of this facility

Bear Canyon Estates had everything that we were looking for. We're pretty impressed with it. We went into a couple of the units, one in particular that they were preparing for another couple to move into. They were cleaning it, and they were doing an excellent job in getting it ready, which to me was a biggie. The place is also right up next to the mountain, so you're going to get the breezes from the mountain, which is a big plus too. It's just a nice, pleasant place to be.

April 26, 2017

By Jeanne757585

I visited this facility

Bear Canyon was really nice and had plenty of activities. I really liked it. The rooms were elegant. I was extremely amazed with the people.

April 25, 2017

By Shaba

I visited this facility

I liked everything about Bear Canyon Estates. It seemed like it would be an ideal place for me. The food was very good, and I liked everybody there. It was a very nice place. When I visited, they had something for St. Patrick's Day. They had a lot of entertainment and games while I was there. It was very lively. I liked the idea of the washing machines outside. Everything was perfect.

April 14, 2017

By Larry006132

I visited this facility

My visit at Bear Canyon Estates went very well. They showed me a studio and a 1-bedroom, and then I had lunch there. Lunch was very good; the food was excellent. The staff was very friendly and very accommodating. It is mainly an independent living place. You can arrange for assisted living, but basically you have to bring in someone from the outside to do the assisted living work. They have a computer room and very good workout equipment.

November 24, 2016

By Janice571153

I visited this facility

The people at Bear Canyon Estates were very nice. I saw the dining area and some of the rooms. It had a chapel which was important for my mother. It was in a developed area with a lot of trees and good views of the mountains. It was very pretty and very clean.

November 01, 2016

By Alicia341517

I visited this facility

I thought Bear Canyon Estates was great. It was clean, attractive, and welcoming. I was impressed. It seemed like they had a very nice facility. The clients seemed happy and were outgoing, and the staff was very good.

October 20, 2016

By James884548

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

We moved our mom into Bear Canyon Estates. We like the personnel that are there. We like the fact that all the rooms have balcony spaces because my mom likes the outdoors, so that works pretty well for her. The price is in our market. It is also convenient to all of us. They have a lot of activities for the people that are there. They offer transportation services. I eat there several times with my mom, and the food is very good. She likes the food a lot. She complements it all the time. The people there are more independent. I think it is considered as an independent living facility, and we like it that. Someone is preparing their food. They come in, clean the apartment, and do her linen. They do other things. It fits my mom very well right now.

September 30, 2016

By Beverly415385

I visited this facility

Bear Canyon Estates was very good. Their independent living quarters were separate from the main building, like a cabin. They were very nice. I liked the place because it had a regular cooking range and everything that you would need in an apartment. However, the meals would be served daily over in the main building. In good weather, that would be really fine, but if it was snowing or really cold, going three times a day for meals would be a little much. Other than that, it was a lovely, clean-looking place. The staff was exceptionally nice, and the price wasn't that bad. I did have a meal there, and there was some entertainment that night. Everybody was accommodating.

September 30, 2016

By Bet104

I visited this facility

Bear Canyon Estates was very nice, but it was only independent-living. They did not have anything else to offer. If the person is still on their feet, can move around, can feed, shower, and can perform all the activities of daily living, it’s a wonderful place. It was beautifully set up. It was clean and very well maintained. The grounds were lovely. The apartment that we looked at seemed to be very nice. Nice views of the mountains, and the people were very nice. They gave us a nice tour and invited us to stay and have lunch.

August 17, 2016

By Steven060224

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My father was a resident of Bear Canyon for five years. He had a lot friends, and they gave him a lot of freedom. He had a tiny room, but they didn’t charge very much, and it was probably cheaper than most places. A lot of his friends were older like him who had been to other places, and they told me that they were very happy there. The facility was large with about 140 units and immaculate. They had a shuttle service, entertainment, and celebrated holidays.

June 10, 2016

By Karen805203

I visited this facility

Bear Canyon Estates was very open and friendly. Everybody seemed happy. I liked the layout. When you walked in, the dining room was right there, and it was huge. They had a second-floor activity room, and you could see the second floor from the first floor. I just liked that it was so spacious.

May 24, 2016

By Pam525051

I visited this facility

Bear Canyon Estates in Albuquerque was nice, and the people were very nice, but it’s a little far from my home. It was older and still nice, but the rooms were smaller, more expensive, and in a more congested area of the city.

May 10, 2016

By Philip16

I visited this facility

Bear Canyon Estates welcomed us profusely, but their meal plan turned us off. They have three meals a day, but very slow to be served and the three meals are too close together. The atmosphere was positive. The apartments didn't have real kitchens. We simply do not fit there.

Provider Response

Hello Philip16, thank you so much for reaching out and sharing this feedback with us. My name is Katie, I work for Holiday, and I sincerely appreciate your taking the time to share your thoughts around your visit. We are so happy to hear you felt welcomed at our community, and noticed the positive atmosphere we've created here. Although we are sad to hear our meals did not work for you, we are grateful for the opportunity to have met and visited with you. Of course, you are welcome to come back anytime if you find our community may be a good fit after visiting others in the area - we look forward to the opportunity of being able to greet and serve you once again. Thanks again, Philip16, and best of luck to you in your search!

January 31, 2016

By Debbie119805350

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Bear Canyon is very nice, and clean. The people there are very kind to my aunt.

July 20, 2015

By Caring110922350

I am/was a resident of this facility

I am in Bear Canyon Estates. The staff is very helpful. The apartments are excellent. They have activities everyday like lecturers come in. They have bingo and card games. They have everything. The food is excellent. The dining area is marvelous and beautiful. I like everything about it, and I like the location the most. It is very near to my family and convenient to stores. It is very secure and very clean.

May 31, 2015

By Caring107471450

I visited this facility

I visited Bear Canyon Estates, and the staff was really nice. We did take a tour of their rooms, and their one bedroom apartments were really big. I like them, and they had good size facilities. She liked the people and the convenience and just the fact that she wanted to know how much assistance they would give her and the cost was. The staff was very informative when it came to what they were charging. We liked it. Their dining room is really nice, and it was very comfortable. It is set up like a restaurant where you sit down and order your food.

May 12, 2015

By Caring106197550

I visited this facility

Bear Canyon Estates was very clean and bright. The lady who showed us around was very efficient and answered questions well enough that we felt we knew everything we needed to know, and she offered us a discount if we enrolled soon, but my parents were not ready to do that. It was good. We didn't really see a lot of the activities, but they were setting up to have a band in the atrium area that day for people to come and listen to, the exercise area seemed to be right there as you walk in rather than an exercise room -- which was one thing I didn't think was as good -- and there were people playing some little game where you toss beanbags into something right there as we walked in. That's all we saw; we didn't see a lot of the amenities.

May 06, 2015

By Caring106645050

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My mother liked Bear Canyon. They provided meals and housekeeping. The apartment was a one bedroom -- clean, modern, and very nice. She couldn’t stay any longer because she needed more care.

April 27, 2015

By Steve104876350

I visited this facility

We went to Bear Canyon a couple of years ago, and that seemed like a really nice place too. They were very friendly. It was a little different setup. I thought it was fine too. It was very nice and clean, it has a big dining room, we ate in there, and then we got to tour some of the rooms. It seemed a little more spread out, so a little more walking would be involved. It seemed a little more independent, but it was very clean and well-kept, and the staff was really nice. He had tried to call a couple of times for follow-up, but my mom wasn't ready at that time definitely.

February 09, 2015

By Caring101154550

I am a friend or relative of a resident

The price and the services were the things that my friend liked about Bear Canyon Estates. She also enjoyed the food. They have activities like outings and bingo. As far as I am concerned, my friend likes the facility.

January 17, 2015

By Anonymous104598350

I am/was a resident of this facility

I enjoyed living in the Bear Canyon Estates. I was very involved, and I got to know a lot of people. The room we had was very nice. It was a corner room, and we had a view of the mountains. Bear Canyon is an older facility. It only had one elevator. The staff was very nice, and the food was good. They have a gym facility. The rent went up, so I could no longer afford to live in this facility. They had a huge turnover as far as managers were concerned too.

January 16, 2015

By Deborah100322950

I visited this facility

My mother has heard the name of Bear Canyon Estates, so I went to visit just because she was curious about it. The staff was very helpful and very nice. The rooms were very pretty and clean. They had a full calendar of activities, but the only thing I saw was like a town hall meeting sort of thing going on with the residents where they could all raise their concerns in a group and talk to the director, and I thought that was nice.

December 30, 2013

By Pat43

I visited this facility

I like Bear Canyon Estates when I visited there. It's a large facility. They have exits and entrances from the inside as well as the outside where you can unload your groceries just right outside your door. It had the dining room where the residents can go in and order whatever they wanted anytime. Their menu is a restaurant-style menu. Those were the two things that stood out. Their apartments has two-bedroom, two-bath, living area, and kitchen and it was large.

November 21, 2013

By Caring73522250

I visited this facility

We rented a place in Bear Canyon Estates. They’re doing all the upgrades for us before we move in – putting on new bathroom fixtures and lights, painting and expanding the closet. We spent 3 hours with them and showed us everything. The facility is nice, neat and clean. They have food and different activities that we are eligible to go to. I spoke to a new employee and he has only basic knowledge but he was more willing to ran back to the office and get the information needed. Every time I asked him to go back to the office, he would walk up to a resident and would ask them how they liked the place and how long have they been. Most of the people we talked to have been there for 8 – 10 years and we are very pleased with that. I’m only concerned that the place is small and maybe problems with the people around.

March 03, 2010

By gst2010

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Bear Canyon is an Independent community that is close to the Bear Canyon Senior center. I found the staff very helpful and knowledgable. The rates are very competitive with other communities in the area. The residents are very happy to be a part of what they call "the Bear Canyon Family". We found that they have several residents who have lived at Bear Canyon Estates for more than 5 years and some who have been here since the building was built. My mom has moved in and is happier than I have seen her in a long time.
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Services and Amenities of Bear Canyon Estates


  • Fee Structure Extra: Included In Rent: Basic Cable, Electric, Gas, Sewer, Water
  • Independent Living Starting At: $2299/month

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Studio Apartments
  • Housing Extra: Cottages, Handicap Barrier Free Units Available, Individual Climate Control, Safety Rails In Bathroom, Telephone Hookup, Walk In Tub

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchenette
  • Dining Room Shared Meals
  • Dining Extra: Private Dining Room, Resident Kitchen


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Computer Room
  • Resident Transportation
  • Hiking Trails
  • Tv Room
  • Garden And Patio
  • Resident Parking
  • Features Extra: Laundry Room For Use, Chapel, Library, Locked Mailboxes, Elevator, Parking: Covered, Private

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Housekeeping

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms
  • Technology Extra: Business Center, Wi Fi In Common Areas


  • Offsite Activities
  • Fitness Room
  • Activities Extra: Billiard Lounge, Game Room, Activity Room

Guest services

  • Guest Parking
  • Guests At Mealtime
  • Overnight Guests


  • Minimum Age: 55
  • Pets: Most Pets Allowed
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About Bear Canyon Estates

Bear Canyon Estates is located in Albuquerque, NM, providing a vibrant backdrop for your new life as a valued member of our caring community.

From pleasant housekeepers, to attentive servers at mealtime and helpful maintenance technicians who are there when you need them, this community is the new extension of your family. We take pleasure in getting to know each of our residents and look out for their comfort and happiness. Our chefs prepare three delicious meals each day, served in our beautiful dining room. We provide housekeeping, linen services, fun and stimulating activities, off-site excursions, transportation to your personal appointments and a variety of classes and programs. Our warm, comfortable community and our friendly staff and residents will welcome you. We look forward to making your life easier any way we can.

So come to Bear Canyon Estates for a visit...and stay!

*We understand that each individual is unique and that needs may change over time. Holiday Retirement does not provide any health care services. However, residents are welcome to receive services from any outside home health care provider of their choice to help them continue enjoying life at our community.

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