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theseoldroads from: Edmonton, Canada
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Oct, 8, 2021 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2021 Rating: 3
Average stay in remote location
SUMMARY: Average-to-nice cabins a good distance away from everything. Get less than what you pay for, but that's Jasper for you.
LOCATION: Close to Miette Hot Springs but 30 minute drive to Jasper. If you're looking for something fairly isolated, this is the place. Noise from the highway wasn't too bad. There aren't any bike trails nearby (but you can rent bikes to ride on the roads, I guess).
CABIN: We had a deluxe log cabin, solidly built but was quite smaller than we expected. Had to move the table and chairs to pull out the sofa bed. That took up the entire front "living room" space (gives you an idea of size). A little drafty from the windows (probably not an issue in the summer, but for a cool October was noticeable). Clean, although not a big fan of carpet by a kitchen area. Our dishes, the fridge, stove, etc. were clean. Bed was OK, pillows a bit lumpy. Nice to not have hard water (which can be a thing at some Jasper accommodations). Fireplace is gas, it worked. Parking was fine.
AMENITIES AND SERVICE: Kartik provided great, friendly service. We were able to book the games room and that was nice. Although, the Snakes and Ladders game was empty. But it also has darts, Foosball, ping pong and pool so is well appointed. The "mini putt" is more of an overgrown rock garden (that $15 extra amenities fee certainly isn't being applied to that). There are outdoor BBQs, horse shoes, a hot tub and pool. The playground leaves more to be desired for kids, it's more of a Costco play structure. There is a walking trail not too far away but not much else.
Would we stay here again? Probably not. It served its purpose, but is just a little to expensive and a little too far from everything for us. Just depends what you're looking for.
Published Date: Sep, 8, 2021 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2021 Rating: 4
Cute cabins and lovely staff!
For our must-needed girls trip, we were quite keen to live in a little log cabin for a day or two. Pocahontas looked like just the ticket! We were checked in by Kartik, who was incredibly lovely and immediately resolved an issue with our reso. He continued to be very kind and helpful for the entirety of our stay, which we all truly appreciated! Our cabin was oh-so-cute and we found it looked just like the pictures. We enjoyed the pool, hot tub, and had a hilarious time in the games room, which was chock full of everything to we needed to stay amused for an evening!!
The negative? Yes, like everywhere in the area, the price is steep. The property is located right next to the road, so not quite as quiet as we'd hoped. It was disappointing to not have the cabin cleaned daily, however we realized that due to Covid every single hotel—and cafe, and restaurant, and hot spring—in the area is understaffed. Likewise regarding the compostable dishware in our room—unfortunate, but clearly unavoidable at this moment in time.
Overall, we had a delightful time here!!
- Value: 4
- Cleanliness: 4
- Service: 5
Published Date: Sep, 7, 2021 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2021 Rating: 3
A cute resort
We stayed the September long weekend in an Executive Miette Cabin. As a family of 4, this offered the perfect sleeping arrangement for us with 2 bedrooms, each with a king bed upstairs. Overall, our cabin was cute, cozy and clean. The blinds hadn't been dusted in sometime, but we chose to overlook due to the possibility of staff shortages with covid? The kitchen was just OK with being "fully equipped". We were quite surprised to have paper plates, plastic cutlery sets, plastic drinking glasses and paper cups for coffee. Not sure the reasons for the disposable options, what's the point of the dishwasher?
I had hoped it would have been more sound proofed given it's location directly on the highway. Earplugs did the trick at night, but we couldn't really enjoy our time on the balcony as it was quite loud with the traffic.
We did use the pool a couple of times and the kids seemed to enjoy it. There is a small hot tub on site as well with the option to book 30 minute time slots. We found that gave us more than enough time.
The convenience store didn't really offer a lot of anything, but we did enjoy our time in the games room. The 3 staff members that we did interact with were pleasant and no complaints there.
I have wanted to stay at these cabins for as long as I can remember. I can cross it off my bucket list now, but we won't be heading back there anytime soon.
- Value: 2
- Sleep Quality: 3
- Service: 4
Susan J from: Ponoka, Canada
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Sep, 1, 2021 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2021 Rating: 1
Don’t waste your time and money!
Do not waste your money on this place the photos are deceiving. I checked the bed first thing had a giant black hair in it, asked for new sheets they didn’t even give us the correct size, it was a twin instead of a double, they don’t really have housekeeping so a man from the front desk changed it, it was a very uncomfortable 15 minutes, our pillows were dirty, the duvet cover was disgusting, mattress cover was gross, dead bugs and cobwebs all throughout our cabin, old toast in the toaster, and we had grass growing inside our cabin!! The game room was falling apart. When I was checking in another lady was complaining about her pots not being clean, they were absolutely filthy. Mean while they charge 400 dollars a night for a teenie cabin that is still half hour outside Jasper. We did complain and got our second night back but I’m still pretty choked we paid that much for one night. I’ve stayed in much nicer places for less money. Find something else!
762jesperv from: Saint-Lambert, Canada
Published Date: Aug, 20, 2021 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2021 Rating: 2
Nice staff but overpriced
On the positive: the staff at the reception was lovely.
But overall there is a mismatch between quality and price. Appreciate that Jasper is an expensive area, but C$440 for a mediocre cabin is overpriced. The cabin is not the one as you see on the picture, leading to false expectations given the price level. Instead the cabin was small, the carpet tainted, a rickety door that we couldn't figure out from the inside whether it was locked, the couch old and too uncomfortable to sit on, and just adjacent to the highway. Sorry but far from worth the price.
- Rooms: 1
- Value: 1
- Service: 4