We stayed in the Grove at the Douglas Fir for two nights. This is a newer apartment type facility. It was very nice and really better than I expected. It's not lakefront or whatever but you can still see the lake and what not. This room has a fireplace, two tvs, queen size bed and a hide-a-bed sofa. It also has a small A/C unit and regular heat. The bathroom was really nice and even had a towel warmer. This also had a nice sized kitchenette even with a small dishwasher. I doesn't really have an oven except a convection oven/microwave thing which we didn't know how to use. You also have a patio with a table and chairs and a propane grill. We used the grill one night and cooked breakfast and walked down to the pier one morning for breakfast. I wish we could have stayed here longer but they were booked up. We used the onsite laundromat which had 4 washing machines and two huge dryers. The internet was terrible but you could check email and stuff. The place seems really setup for kids with the lake, games, and playground but it was still peaceful for us honeymooners. We were gonna chill on the pier one evening but it was getting cloudy and a little chilly so we took advantage of the free movies at the office and snuggled up next to the fire!
My only complaint is the website/booking. It took me a lot of time to figure out what is what on the website since there are so many different types of cabins. It would be useful to have a map of the place beforehand too. I called to reserve our room and answer a couple questions I had. The two people we interacted with at the front desk were very helpful and friendly as well. If you need something off the beaten path that's peaceful but also great for the kids. I would give this a try. I want to go back soon but it's just a little too far for us!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Patricia Lake Bungalows is a cozy cabin resort located in the Canadian Rocky Mountains on the banks of beautiful Patricia Lake, Jasper National Park. Family owned and operated, we offer clean, comfortable, and charming cottages hidden at the end of a private road and nestled in a secluded forest setting. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Patricia Lake Bungalows Hotel Jasper
- Patricia Lake Hotel
- Patricia Lake Jasper