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
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
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
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.More
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Room Tip: by the river
Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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