I have visited Jasper many, many times. I've stayed in hotels and cabins and tented too. But one of the best experiences I've had was at Pine Bungalows. It's clear what sort of place it is when you arrive: polite notices about noise and the entitlement of guests to peace and quiet are an indication that yahoos with loud stereos aren't welcome. Nor did we find any. What we did find, however, was absolute tranquility in the surroundings and a cabin which was really cozy and a bed which was almost as comfy as the one at home. The cabin my wife and I used sits close to the edge of the Athabasca River. The views are spectacular during the day and at night the sound of the river rushing by is a soothing pre-bed treat. On one night, when it was really clear, the snow-capped peak of Mount Edith Cavell was lit up by moonlight and we sat with a couple from a neighbouring cabin and sipped wine and marvelled at the beauty. The cabins designed for couples are small: ours was basically one large room which contained a bed, a couch, and a kitchen table with four chairs. The kitchenette, which is in the same room, is well equipped with fridge and stove and everything you need for cooking (but no corkscrew - I was glad I brought one with me!), and there's a separate bathroom with lots of hot water. The only irritant for me was a faulty wired in smoke detector which woke us at 2.45 a.m. on our first night and at 3.40 a.m. the second night. I reported the problem to staff after our first disrupted sleep and they attempted to fix the device. But when it went off the next night, I unplugged it from the ceiling - and although it was subsequently replaced by staff, I unplugged it again the following night to make sure I got at least one good sleep! Apart from that problem I loved the cabin: it was clean, had lots of windows, and my wife and I felt quite at home. And the Pine Bungalows staff are extremely friendly and helpful and certainly do all they can to make the stay of their guests as pleasant as possible. They also gave me a discount on my bill because of the problem with the smoke detector (a problem which, apparently, was encountered by other guests that same weekend). So: I'd certainly recommend Pine Bungalows to anyone with two provisos. (1) Unplug the smoke detector at night; (2) bring a corkscrew!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pine Bungalows provides a peaceful and awe-inspiring setting with self-contained cabins and bungalows for 2, 4 and 6 people on 11 acres of naturally landscaped property situated on the banks of the Athabasca River just 2 km outside the Town of Jasper. We are reasonably priced and family-friendly with discounts for Seniors and early bookings. Low season rates are available as well as Accessibility Units. We offer rustic yet modernized bungalows with kitchens and fireplaces available. We also boast Jasper's newest Conference Centre. It features 25 motel-style rooms with air conditioning, Wifi and guest amenities. On the main floor we have a spacious dining area with a 50-seat capacity along with a well-equipped self-catering kitchen available to private groups. We also have the Lazy Bear Lounge and meeting room on the lower level. Enjoy a simpler life where YOU set the pace. Relax and experience an authentic cabin in the mountains. Connect with Nature and your loved ones at your own campfire under our own Dark Sky. Excellent wildlife viewing for elk and Canada geese. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pine Bungalow Cabins Hotel Jasper