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Bed and breakfasts in Jasper

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Bed and breakfasts in Jasper

Do bed and breakfast in Jasper serve breakfast?

I read somewhere about a by law which does not allow them to serve food including breakfast. Any recommendations on good places to stay?? 2 adults 2 teenage daughters travelling in July for 4 nights

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1. Re: Bed and breakfasts in Jasper

Well, they wouldn't be a "bed and breakfast" without the breakfast, would they? ;-)

Homes are licensed in Jasper as "private home accommodations" (PHA) and have the choice to offer breakfast or not, subject to getting the applicable inspection and permit from Alberta Health (the public health inspector). There are about 150 licensed homes in Jasper, and approximately 15 to 20 of these offer breakfast. As far as I know, all offer a continental breakfast only and almost all of these are "self served" - provided in your suite's kitchen or kitchenette for you to serve yourself, rather than a cooked breakfast served in the hosts' dining room. (Offering a cooked breakfast requires a more stringent inspection and a different permit.)

In many cases, the rooms or suite offered is a private and self-contained unit within the house - you and your family have your own space, as does the host family, and you both go about your business.... if you have questions or need assistance, they are there to assist if needed.

You can find the majority of these homes listed at www.stayinjasper.com - this is the most comprehensive listing of home accommodations and B&Bs in Jasper. Try using the "search" page there to narrow down the choices (searching for breakfast will really narrow it down!) Many of these are also listed, with photos and more details, at www.bbcanada.com .

The "bylaw" is very old information - the regulations changed in 1993, and Jasper hosts have been allowed to offer breakfast since then. The majority of hosts choose not to offer breakfast - many are couples with young children still at home and both parents with full-time jobs, trying to afford to live in Jasper, where housing and living costs are very expensive. Accommodation-only seems to be well-received with visitors, many of whom are just looking for affordable accommodation compared to hotels, and are not interested in sitting with strangers in the morning.

Many of the PHAs offer a 2 bedroom unit, with 2 bedrooms, a shared bathroom and sitting area, perhaps a kitchenette or, in a few cases, a kitchen. This kind of set-up works well for a family group like yours, or for two couples travelling toghether. Expect to pay $150 - $200 per night (which is less than you would pay for 2 people in a hotel room per night). Also, PHAs don't have to charge the various taxes (federal, provincial and municipal) so you save a further 11% over hotels.

Edited: 11:20 am, February 11, 2012
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2. Re: Bed and breakfasts in Jasper

Thanks for taking the time to provide such a comprehensive reply. I agree with your statement they would not be Bed and breakfast's( B & B as we all them in Ireland) without the breakfast.

Will check out the links who sent me.

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3. Re: Bed and breakfasts in Jasper

We can thoroughly recommend Columbine House in Jasper.

http://www.bbcanada.com/710.html

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