What idyllic accom­mod­ation in Jasper! But
let’s be clear, Pine Bun­galows is weighted to back-to basics /​ creature com­forts
than five-star accom­mod­ation. But for us that was just perfect! Pine Bun­galows
is situated just on the north- east fringe of Jasper, flanked by the highway to
the west and the Ath­abasca river to the east. And yes, the accom­mod­ation is in
the majority bun­galows (ie, cabins), though indi­vidual rooms are available
around the new con­ference centre. The situ­ation is won­derful, set away from the
town. The bun­galows are respect­fully sep­arated from each other with indi­vidual
parking spaces, BBQ pitches and picnic bar-style benches and with trees
har­bouring bird life dotted throughout the site. It’s about 50 metres from the
peri­meter facing bun­galows to the river bank, with several benches adjacent to
the river in which to while away the time, take in the views of the moun­tains,
watch canoes and kayaks heading down­river and look for wildlife. We were so
lucky to watch a family of elk approach the far bank, then swim across the
river. Just magical! The river’s not suitable for human swimming though; far too
cold and fast-moving! We hired a two bedroom cabin for the three of us for five
nights. The cabin was spa­cious, with a large com­bined lounge /​ dining /​ kitchen
area. The kitchen had all we needed with a good cooker and fridge, and the
lounge was com­fortable. We didn’t need the heater on, but it was there if
needed. No tele­vision, not needed with so much nature outside! Wifi can be found
in the vicinity of the con­ference centre, but gen­erally only two bars strong.
The bed­rooms were com­fortable, though quite small with just some hanging space
to be honest, so packing needed to be organised. Bedding was all provided, and
it’s back to blankets, not duvets. In between the two bedroom was the toilet /​
com­bined bath shower with a basin and mirror outside the bathroom. No problems
with the pro­vision of hot water. House­keeping was provided daily. Cleaning, bins
emptied, towel and bedding changed on request. August was hot, but it was
perfect to strike out early on a hike, spend the afternoon by the river and have
a meal outside as darkness gently fell. We actually spent very little time in
the lounge as the weather was so good. We would love to stay here again, but
it’s a long way from the UK. The only thing to add was that it was rel­at­ively
dif­ficult to find on the internet, falling down the leagues com­pared to the main
street motels. Maybe its mar­keting needs a bit of work to raise its profile; we
found it a bit sad for cabins were located unoc­cupied in such a magical

TheAviator0765 -

Just loved this place. We had Cabin
Number 1 which was the last cabin on the edge of the woods and a few yards from
the river, just lovely. The cabins are described as rustic and i guess they are
BUT VERY WELL done. Recently rebuilt they don’t have TV’s or Wifi (i prefer that
on holiday espe­cially when i book a cabin) but ours had a heated tiled floor in
the bathroom and a great gas fire which replaced the old wood burner. We had
plenty of space, the bed was very com­fortable, the kitchen did everything we
needed and there was a dining table and pair of arm­chairs to watch for any
wildlife in the woods. Our neighbors saw a number of foxes, we saw Elk passing
the cabin and also a group of deer playing one morning which was lovely to
watch. Our cabin had a BBQ outside and we had our own parking space. the windows
could be opened on warm evenings as there is wire netting attached to the frame.
there is a small shops for essen­tials and advice. Wifi is available in the main
lodge building if needed. It was about 35 minutes to walk into Jasper or a 5
minute drive, there were often elk at the entrance to the cot­tages road. This
place has an envir­on­mental attitude which was another reason i chose it. staff
were great, it’s an old family run business and so has a little history. they
have a selection of talks from rangers to astronomy at various times of the

Mike B -

Unfor­tu­nately we had to curtail our
visit oth­erwise we would have spent the whole holiday there. The bun­galow was
com­fortable, spa­cious and in a very tranquil loc­ation with elk walking ten yards
form our ver­andah. Above all it is not over priced. We will def­in­itely go

Reviewed by chillhill2017
29 Aug 2018

chillhill2017 -

I’ve stayed at Pine Bun­galows a coulple times and it does not dis­ap­point. It’s truly one of the most beau­tiful places in Alberta. You can tell that Mike (the owner) has put his heart and soul into making this place what it is. A few years ago, I went on a last minute trip to Jasper in the summer… and of course there was no vacancy. With no other options, Mike kindly let myself and 2 others stay at his guest rooms in town, so amazing!
I’m so thankful for Mike, his staff.. and this beau­tiful property. Hope to be back soon.

Stayed: August 2018, trav­elled with friends

Morgan S -

Cute cabin on the river was relaxing and quiet. Bed very comfy, heated tile floor in bathroom, gas fire­place, func­tional kit­chenette. It was con­venient to bike to town, and yet away from the busyness. We watched an elk swim across the river. I totally recommend it!!


This cozy tucked away paradise is what going to the moun­tains is all about! No tv, no wifi, just unplugged and listen to the river, the peace and quiet. When you are ready for some action, take a 25min walk into town (or drive in). Going to the moun­tains away from the urban set­tings is sup­posed to be a time to chill and relax. The staff is beyond helpful and respectful of your chill time. We had family from all over Canada meet us there for a weekend of recon­necting and vis­iting. Ages from 5–70 years old and everyone enjoyed the loc­ation, peace­fulness. Thank you pine bun­galows for the won­derful getaway.


Janene -

Our third time here in the last year. Our cabin was a beau­tiful rebuilt River­front cabin. Gas fire­place. Well equipped kit­chenette (small fridge, stove/​oven, etc.). Heated bathroom floor. Very clean. Loved our stay. Sad to have to go back home!


yourhonour -

Jasper is one amongst the most spec­tacular loc­a­tions on earth and a stay at pine bun­galows makes it heaven. Each bun­galow is equipped with oven,toaster,utensils and the whole property is along the river front. There is lot of space inside the property to walk around leis­urely or along the river. You feel very close to nature with an occa­sional elk grazing just outside your bun­galow. Its pretty close to the townside as well. There is no WiFi or TV. Though we were skep­tical in the beginning,we ended up enjoying a lot ‚exper­i­encing the peace and quiet of Pine Bun­galows. A must stay.


PreethiWarrier -

Pine Bun­galows is a hidden gem and by far the best value in Jasper. We walked in, saw the cabin and booked imme­di­ately. The staff were super friendly and helpful. We had a river­front cabin /​ it was spa­cious /​ warm /​ inviting and so homely. Just what we needed after a long day on the Ice­fields Parkway. Very quiet, secluded and peaceful. The cabins are pristine and smell of fresh pine. Even an open gas fire­place. The sheets were crispy fresh and the mat­tresses so com­fortable. We loved every minute of our stay. Could not fault a thing in our cabin. Highly recom­mended and just 2km from town on the Ath­abasca River. Home away from Home. Thank you for a won­derful stay.


geotravelbug -

It was excellent service. Nicely dec­orated cabin. Nice not to have any internet,
TV> Very Peaceful. Caught in my reading. Had a great view of the river. Would stay there again. Could make your own breakfast. Watch the wildlife in the area.
Everything was re-done or ren­ovated. We enjoyed very much.
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Room Tip: by the river
Stayed: August 2017, trav­elled as a couple
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