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Cheechako Cabins
Reviewed February 29, 2012

My husband and I stay at Cheeckako Cabins at least once a year. We find the owners extremely welcoming, especially as they are dog friendly.

Other reviewers may complain about the rules, but we have never found the rules to be prohibitive. They are reasonable, and require that guests use common sense, and treat the buildings, furnishings and other amenities with the respect you would give your own property. This equals unparalleled cleanliness of all the grounds and property for ALL visitors who stay at the cabins. I appreciate the rules the owners have as it means I can always count on a quality stay in a beautiful location. Their expectations are far from unreasonable - unless you expect to stay on a full service resort where slovenly, piggish behaviour is tolerated.

The location is extremely quiet, and provides for a perfect respite away from the busy city life. There is not grocery store in Nordegg, so be prepared to bring your own food.

Room Tip: For a cozy hideaway, we always choose the Rosy Finch cabin.
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  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 29, 2011

Our family had such a wonderful stay at Cheechako cabins. The one thing we loved best was that they don't allow visitors it was wonderful not having people driving by and no loud parties. They have exceptional cabins and are very pristine. Very friendly and beautifully set-up. What a place to stay to enjoy the peace and quiet away from crowded resorts.
They have fully stocked cabins all you have to bring is your food, beverages and your own personal hygiene products. Exceptionally clean
Thanks staff at Cheechako for making our stay so enjoyable!!
Very highly recommended

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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4  Thank red-foxe
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Reviewed February 11, 2011

This was my second time staying at Cheechako Cabins and it was exactly what I experienced the first time.
The cabins are absolutely beautiful, I think hand crafted by the owner (not sure about this). Everything is spotlessly clean and well kept. They come equipped with everything you need for a mountain getaway.
I disagree with a previous reviewer about the appropriateness of the "true stories." We found them to be absolutely hilarious. The things some people think are OK really is amazing.
Essentially, the cabins are well maintained, beautifully crafted, and set in one of the most beautiful areas in Canada. I highly recommend these cabins to everyone I talk to.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled with friends
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3  Thank WildWilbur
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nuthouse99, Manager at Cheechako Cabins, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2011

Dear Wild Wilbur,
Thank you for the wonderful review that you wrote for us!

The cabins were indeed built by ourselves with no outside help unless you consider friends and family who chipped in with framing, etc. over the years as well as my uncle from Winnipeg who did all the tree carvings on the property as well as the wood carvings that we sell in the office.

I'm glad you liked the Horror Stories and we frequently get asked for copies of them as well as our "How to do dishes" posted in the cabin binders. Its unfortunate the other reviewer didn't comprehend that the Horror Stories are about EXTREMELY bad behaviour, like the 12 year old who tried to burn down the 2 bedroom cabin with his entire family in it and the honeymooners who ran a meth lab, or that she couldn't see the humour in the stories but that can't be helped. I did take the stories out for a weekend but it resulted in a couple who left almost 2 hours late, left 4 hours of dishwashing and kitchen clean-up and I had to steam clean the area rugs and the couch since since they didn't keep their wet, muddy dog off the furniture. So now there is a NEW Horror Story about what happened when we took the stories out at the suggestion of the other reviewer.

I'm so glad that you enjoy staying with us and I wish more of our guests would write reviews for us, positive or negative. Problem is when we ask guests who have returned year after year to do so, the response lately has been if they say too many nice things then they won't be able to get in when they want next time. To which I reply, if I can't stay full then I can't stay in business and then where would you go? So now I have a stack of reviews people have e-mailed us but TripAdvisor won't let me put them on my page. Oh well, I may just have to add them to our website instead.

Again, thanks for the fantastic review and we hope to see you again soon!
Operations/Housekeeping Manager

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Reviewed December 21, 2010

We were surprised at how well equipped and clean the cabins were, owners friendly and the dogs very sociable especially if you fed them, very well mannered. Enjoyed the quiet & peace of the area, able to hike to different areas thanks to being provided with maps and clear instructions.
Thought the stories hilarious and asked for a copy, need how to do dishes for new daughter in law.
Want to return, pictures on web site do just not show what a great place it is, just wat we needed

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 22, 2010

Stayed in Nordegg at the Cheechako cabins for two nights in August 2010. The cabins are nice and well kept. They are well supplied and the owners are very friendly. The cabins are nicer than the pictures on the website even!

One and only conplaint was the "true stories" in the guest guide. These stories lack taste. In running any business you have bad experiences, thats part of it unfortunatley. I do not think publishing the stories will help in any way deter those that do "stupid" things. Those that do care will worry about some mistake they make, winding up published on this "black list".

The Nordegg Miner's Cafe was awsome. real homemade pie, is hard to find.! They make great homemade pie amongst other things,

Siffleur Falls is a great easy hike locagted fairly close to Nordegg...relatively easy hike with awsome views. Well worth the walk!

4  Thank Curley1b
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Reviewed July 15, 2014
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  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Cheechako Cabins

Address: 205 Grouse Meadow Lane | Eastern slopes of the Canadian Alberta Rocky Mountains, Nordegg, Alberta T0M 2H0, Canada
Location: Canada > Alberta > Clearwater County > Nordegg
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 7 Specialty Lodging in Nordegg
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cheechako Cabins is open year round providing exceptionally clean, dog friendly, fully equipped cabins with many extras you won't get anywhere else. Easy access to lots of outdoor activities. Compare us to the rest, then choose us because we're the BEST! No better value for your money anywhere else in the Rockies! ... more   less 
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