Prior to travelling to Jasper we read all the reviews and chose Columbine house. Once again - the "system" works perfectly!
Everything said about this lovely accomodation is bang on. Karen was a gracious hostess, friendly, helpful and accomodating, without being intrusive. The B&B is well located on a quiet street - although in fairness, Jasper is pretty compact, so most places are fairly central. The "room" is actually a fully self contained apartment - bedroom, sitting area, kitchenette and bathroom - all compact but extremely well appointed. The bed was very comfy, there were lots of books and brochures describing the surrounding area and its flora and fauna, even a CD player with a pile of CDs of local music. To round it off, the apartment has its own private entrance - so it really feels like coming home after a day's visiting the magnificent Jasper park.
Karen provided breakfast supplies that were over and above anything we could possibly finish in a breakfast! One HAS to note her fantastic home-made bread, with generous slices hot from the oven....yummy!!
All in all, a lovely, clean and convenient place for a couple (like us) or even a small family with one or two youngsters. Highly recommended!
.....oh, and we saw loads of bears and moose!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- "At Home in the Canadian Rockies"... A private, self-contained & spacious bed/sitting room with private entry, en-suite bathroom with shower, equipped kitchenette. Sleeps four guests, on a king-size bed with quality bedding & down duvet; a queen-size sofa-bed for two more. The room is spacious for two (approx. 550 Sqft/50 sq m) or ideal for a family of three or four. Recommended for kids 6 yrs. And over. WiFi, satellite TV, DVD/VCR & videos, IPOD/mp3 dock, hiking & nature books. Kitchenette with mini-fridge, microwave, toaster, kettle, coffeemaker, etc. In-room self-serve breakfast provided - cereal & milk, juice, yogurt, bread, butter & jam, fresh-ground coffee, tea. Easy Access - level entry (no stairs), a short walk to street parking. Enjoy mountain vistas & relax on your sunny rock-garden patio. Quiet residential neighbourhood. Knowledgeable host is happy to answer itinerary questions. Laundry service available. ... more less