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“A Slice of Heaven in Jasper” 5 of 5 stars
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Pyramid Road | 5 km from Jasper, Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta T0E1E0, Canada   |  
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Ranked #2 of 17 Hotels in Jasper
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St. Albert, Canada
1 review
“A Slice of Heaven in Jasper”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Imagine awakening to the call of a loon echoing in the distance. You look out your cabin window to the lake and see clouds hovering at tree height with Pyramid mountain framed in the background. You think you're in heaven.

Patricia Lake Bungalows (PLB) is our small slice of heaven, and our annual family retreat for the last nine years. We just got back home from our annual two week stay, and the weather was perfect.

If you're looking for some peace and quite, and quality time with Nature and your family then we highly recommend a few nights here. The staff, service and amenities are first class. We stay at the Grove, a newer addition to the well established business run by the D'Heer family. The staff truly make you feel welcome, and we consider PLB to be our home-away-from home. We have been vacationing in Jasper with our kids for almost 20 years now, and this is our first choice.

So if peace & quiet and the beauty of the mountains are your thing, then PLB might just be your slice of heaven too.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

What a setting. Location is about as perfect as you get. We were in bungalow 15 ( basic but more than good enough for the price) which looked out onto the lake and a jetty. Ideal for sitting out while eating or having a drink. Beware of the mossies though.

5-10 mins drive into jasper for the shops. Staff gave us a friendly welcome and reminded us that there is a quiet time after ten at night which to be honest is fair enough. And it must be enforced because we never heard a thing at night. You come to a place like this to relax and for some peace and quiet.

Everything in the bungalow was nice and clean and we felt it had been prepared thoroughly. They also come in and clean each day thoroughly. Excellent value for money and we will definitely be back for a longer stay. We stayed here as part of a longer trip and this was the cheapest accommodation we stayed in and by far the one we enjoyed the most.

Quick tip. Take a drive down 93A towards athabasca falls after 8 at night for the wildlife. We had the best bear encounter and saw elks as well doing this. Also make sure you visit Maligne Lake.

Room Tip: Ask for a lake view.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Montgomery, Alabama
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81 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The Patricia Lake Bungalows are a set of cabins and suites located on the shores of Patricia Lake just north of the town of Jasper, in Jasper National Park. The staff is unfailingly kind, and the accommodations are clean and well-equipped. We rented Suite A which has two bedrooms, one bath, a living room and well-equipped kitchen with dining area. While most (all?) units lack air conditioning, it is not needed most days. We did have one day where Jasper hit 33 degrees Celsius (92 Fahrenheit) during our stay, which is unusual, and that day was a bit warm in the suite. Otherwise, the suite was perfectly laid out, well-maintained, and very comfortable. The resort has some boats for rent to explore the lake. The resort also has a swimming platform on its shore. The lake water is fairly cold (lake is fed by snow melt), so first time visitors should be aware. As many mountain lakes do, the water gets deep very quickly as you step away from shore. Nonetheless, on the warmer days, we and several other guests used the waterfront recreation area. The resort is a short 4-5 minute drive to the Jasper town center, and is a great jumping off place for many of the local attractions. The resort is not open year round, but a staff member is available to manage reservations during the off season. For prime units at the peak of summer, reservations at least 3-6 months in advance are suggested. Overall, we loved our stay, and we will likely be back.

Room Tip: Each suite/cabin is unique. Check the web site for specific layouts
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Charlottetown, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My husband and I stayed here for two nights as part of a Rocky Mountain belated honeymoon. We stayed July 7 and 8, 2014 and it was by far our favourite place out of everywhere else we stayed, both in the area and in Lake Louise/Banff. The cabins are so comfortable and homey and the lake is fantastic. The grounds and accommodations are very clean and tidy yet you don't feel like you can't walk on the grass :) I would highly recommend Patricia Lake Bungalows for a romantic retreat, a family vacation or even just a night away. It is family owned and operated and you can tell that they love it and take pride in it. Super friendly and just an all-around great place to be!

Room Tip: Lakeview cabins are spectacular but all accommodations looked great. We stayed in #15 and it was rig...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

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!

Room Tip: newer suites, the grove
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Calgary, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I will NEVER stay there again !

The bungalow was NOT what was in their pics:
a. There was a musty old carpet which caused my kids an allergic reaction.
b. There was no AC that was promissed. And the mosquito nets were torn - so we had to suffocate during 35c!
c. The mattresses were very creeky. We did not get any sleep...
d. We were greeted by the spectacular site of CAUTION tape all around the entrance to our bungalo, leaving us with the special crime scene feel.
e. The rooms were so tiny I kept banging my head on the hanging lamps - I am 5'9".
f. The 1950's furniture wasn't what they show in their pics.
g. Contrary to what the clerk said over the phone - it wa not a 30 second walk to the water from our bungalow.

The lake itself is beautiful and the service was ok.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Patlake, Manager at Patricia Lake Bungalows, responded to this review, July 17, 2014
Dear Kerenurson

We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay with us at Patricia Lake. We would love to speak to you about your experience to improve on our services and know which room in particular that you are referring to. In addition, if we are aware as to which unit you were in, we would be able to ensure that this unit has not been missed in our photo gallery on our website.

We try to give all of our guest as much information about what they will be receiving before they arrive. We want to be as transparent as possible therefore we have made a youtube video showing our property and a photo gallery on our website. We strive to make everyone feel like they are receiving the service and room that they are paying for. We welcome any type of constructive and negative criticism to improve our website as we try to describe our property and services adequately.

We would like to thank you for listing your comments very clearly. I would like to elaborate on your comments using the same format.

a. We would like to know which unit you were in to have the carpet cleaned immediately.
Upon check-in we have a statement we tell all of our guests: If something is not up to standard we ask our guest to come to the desk during their stay so that we have the chance to improve their experience and fix the issue .

b. The only units that offer air conditioning is the Grove suites and the Cavell suites. Air conditioning is not listed as a amenity on our website for these units or any of our units. We are sorry that you understood otherwise.

c. We have additional mattresses that we could have easily switched for you in your unit.

d. The tape is around the sod where the new grass is growing. We tape off the area to ensure there is no traffic on this new grass so that it may grow properly

e. We would be very grateful to know which unit you are referring to in order fix the hanging lamp.

f. All of our units have been refurbished since they were originally built in the 1960's. The units are decorated with a mountain flare, meaning that we have a lot of refinished wood, wildlife pictures and checkered patterns. We are constantly changing and upgrading our units. ie: we changed all of our pull out couches last year in our larger units: deluxe 2 bedrooms and the deluxe king suite; mattresses in the cottages; painted inside and out of units etc. This style of decor might not suit everyone's taste and we do understand it is all about personal preference

g. We will no longer say 30 second to the lake as this can be inconsistent depending on how fast you walk. We have measured the distance from our furthest unit on the property. It is 250 feet away from the lake (that is the size of 6 Greyhound buses).

We would like to thank you for taking the time to write us about your experience. We hope we will be able to have you as our guest in the future and improve your perception of our property. We invite you to write us if you have any further comments to improve our product.
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Just had a 3 night stay at this property and I would thoroughly recommend it. We stayed in a non lake view type 4 cottage and found it to be very well equipped and just a stone's throw from the lake - we could actually see it from our cottage. Very clean and plenty of facilities if you wish to cater for yourself. Patricia Lake is a beautiful setting just a few km from Jasper Town Centre, which we preferred to actually being in town. The internet was a bit hit and miss but you don't go on holiday to be on the internet all the time. There is a little room just by the office where you have the use of two computers if you really need it. We had a wonderful time in Jasper - visiting Maligne Canyon and Lake and saw lots of wildlife - bald eagle, elk, bighorn sheep, and lots of black bears! If you want to see bears go down the highway 93A - usually about 5 pm and you have a great chance of seeing bears!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Pyramid Road | 5 km from Jasper, Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta T0E1E0, Canada
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Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Jasper National Park > Jasper
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Jasper
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 52
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 
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