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Stone Gatehouse in Mt. Robson Park Near Jasper Nat. Park, Ab

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4, strictly enforced)

The Goat's Head Gatehouse is a quaint, stone chalet designed in the image of National Park Gatehouses and is surrounded by the wilderness of Mt. Robson Park. The unique two story structure offers a sun room with floor to ceiling windows and a massive natural stone wood burning fireplace.

French doors open to a flagstone patio from which to enjoy a morning coffee or, for an evening barbeque to grill that perfect fresh caught trout. The patio overlooks a lovely flower garden with hummingbirds and butterflies and in the background, the glacial peaks of Mt. Robson, the highest mountain in the Canadian Rockies.

The post and beam structure of the Gatehouse was made from pine-beetle killed trees that were cut on the property. Stones for the exterior and interior were gathered locally from quarries and cliffsides but one stone from each of the mountain national parks of western North America were also embedded within the walls.

The wood furnishings and woodwork in the gatehouse were made locally by artisans using reclaimed and recycled wood.

The kitchen contains all the amenities needed to make complete meals and make your stay comfortable. It will be equipped with many staples and pantry items so you need not purchase bulky products to carry around e.g. coffee, tea, condiments, spices, oils, vinegars, etc.

There are two baths, one with a free standing large tub in a cedar plank spa-like bathroom---a perfect way to relax and refresh after a day of sight-seeing or hiking. A walk-in shower with stone walls for that ‘au natural’ feeling is on the main level.

The two bedrooms in the loft each contain a queen, custom-made platform bed---both bedrooms overlook the sun room from a balcony. Each bedroom opens to the upstairs bathroom.

Take a gentle hike right from the front door into pristine meadows (a short trail has been mapped out for you) or walk around the twelve acre private property to find the best view of Mt. Robson and Swift Current Creek. A natural waterfall on Swift Current Creek is 300 meters from your door. Sometimes the view is so stunning it's difficult to know which direction to point your camera!

There are many walks and hikes within 5 km of the Gatehouse. Rearguard Falls is the furthest point of travel for Pacific Salmon and they can be seen in late summer by driving a few km and taking a short walk to the waterfall. Overlander Falls and Hargreaves Canyon are scenic short hikes that are also staging areas for raft tours and high level kayaking. The Trail head for the Swift Current Creek trail starts within walking distance of the Gatehouse and leads up the Revelation Valley (Swift Current Creek) to the headwall of the 91st highest waterfall in the world (currently inaccessible except for real adventurers). The world famous Berg Lake Trail and the start of the 110 km long north boundary trail are also within 5 km.

There are restaurants and shops in the nearby towns of Valemount and Jasper---a 55 minute drive---that offer additional amenities, recreational activities and, world renowned mountain vistas.

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More Details

Carmen Ottaway
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

About Carmen Ottaway

We are anxious to offer our gatehouse to guests to enjoy the spectacular mountain vistas and diversity and abundance of wildlife in Mt. Robson Park. The Park sets an example of how wildlife works best i.e., left alone---allowing nature to take its course---little doubt that wildlife thrive in the Park. Ask to see our vast array of wildlife photos caught on our trail cameras: grizzly and black bears, cougars, lynx, wolves, coyotes, deer, elk, moose and the illusive wolverine along with a myriad of small mammals. Also of interest are the many birds and wildflowers that abound in this microclimate, one of the few inland rainforest areas in North America.

Carmen Ottaway purchased this house in 1978

Why Carmen Ottaway chose British Columbia

The owners are long time residents of the area. The property borders Swift Current Creek and offers a spectacular view of Mt. Robson---people say our view is unique in Canada.

What makes this house unique

Perhaps the most exciting part of living here is the wildlife---almost daily a black bear or a deer munching on new shrub growth can be seen in front of the sun room windows. The view is spectacular. The sound of Swift Current Creek is relaxing. The spring water (Norlander Springs) is the freshest and cleanest anywhere---makes for a great cup of coffee and, the air is always filled with the freshness of vegetation.


Fraser-Fort George H House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2) one queen size bed in each bedroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
Both Mt. Robson Park and Jasper National Park are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Along with breathtaking mountain vistas both Parks have world renowned features e.g, Berg Lake Trail and Maligne Lake, Maligne Canyon as well as an exceptional diversity of flora and fauna. The drive between the Gatehouse and Jasper is spectacular and parellels several beautiful mountain lakes and follows the headwaters of the Fraser River crossing the Continental Divide at the entrance to Jasper National Park.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(53 traveler reviews)

Stone Gatehouse in Mt. Robson Park Near Jasper Nat. Park, Ab
average rating of 4.8867927 based on 53 reviews
St. George, UT

Cozy and Quiet.

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for something off the beaten path, then this is it. This beautiful and quaint little cabin is charming and cozy. Carmen had beautiful flowers on both the inside and outside. A bear even dug up some flowers one night and she had them replanted the next day while we were out and about. Has all the amenities one could hope for.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Niagara Falls, Ontario

Great little place with an owner who knows how to make us feel welcome

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 4 nights and when we arrived we were greeted by a letter with my name on it and some BC wine. The fireplace was beautiful and the solid wood table Infront of it made the living room a great cottage feeling. The upstairs loft was cozy and both bathrooms were clean with towels and shampoo. Overall great stay, thanks a lot!!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Incredible Cabin in the woods!

  • 5 of 5

Hosts were awesome in keeping in communication with us with the winter weather and road closures. When we arrived at the Cabin it was nice to be greeted with fresh flowers and a bottle of local Merlot (Much needed after a long drive) The cabin is well stocked with just about anything you need or want. Coffee beans and the massage soap bars were a bonus! I can't express how gorgeous the cabin is with all the stonework and windows in the sunroom. After a long day of exploring the region this place was so nice to come back to. I practically lived in the sunroom by the fireplace! I've stayed in several rentals around the world and this is now one of my favorites! We hope to be back in summer 2018!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Escape

  • 5 of 5

Overall the Goat's Head Gatehouse was simply lovely. We stayed in Feb/March 2017 and while the weather was as expected for winter - overcast and snowy - the pines, the fences and landscaping made for a storybook romantic setting. Inside, I always expected the room of windows to be cold, but it was far from with perimeter radiator heating and a fireplace we enjoyed every afternoon and evening. The kitchen was easy to use and had everything we needed to prepare dinners and breakfast.

Our only complaints are minor and more of a matter of personal preference. The bathroom setup is a little more dreamy and less functional - the soaking tub could fill without running out of hot water but the room is chilly. The shower - as someone else said - is in the second bath with no shower walls and we were too paranoid to just let the water flow over everything! While located in the woods, the cabin did not seem as private and secluded as we wished. The owners live down the drive - which they of course needed to use to enter/exit the property. They never made us feel like they were intruding on our space, we were just always aware of the possibility of a passerby. And as others have said - we could hear and often see the traffic from the highway from various places in the house and on the property. This being said, we explored all neighboring towns in detail and literally every public cabin rental was closed for the winter - so without the Gatehouse, our winter escape wouldn't have happened.

The hosts were very easy to work with and very accommodating - thank you for the bottle of wine on arrival! Mt. Robson never made an appearance but his presence was definitely felt. Overall, we would return.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning secluded property

  • 5 of 5

My wife & I stayed at the chalet in wintertime, & every aspect of the property was excellent. Views of Mt Robson from the windows, a plethora of cookware, a fireplace, and seclusion were a few of our favorite aspects. Stable wifi was a definite plus. Jasper National Park was a very scenic & short hour drive, & Mt Robson Provincial Park was a stone's throw away.

We are already thinking of visiting again to get a second-season perspective.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cabin in the woods near Mount Robson

  • 5 of 5

This is a delightful building. There has been a lot of thought in the layout, the choice of materials, and the furniture, and it has been well maintained. The kitchen was stocked with staples so we did not have to bring anything but main ingredients. There was even a bottle of wine left for us . The BBQ was all set, with the path shoveled. Likewise the kitchen was well equipped with pots, pans, appliances etc. The only shortage was in cutting/chopping knives, so make sure to bring your own. The building layout was such that you could get away from others if you needed some space. Every window had a view of the surrounding woods, especially in the living room with lots of windows. The lighting for reading there, however, was not so good at night, so the dining table was best for that. However, the fireplace with lots of wood made the living room hard to ignore. We were there in the winter. The trees were ladened with snow. We could walk to the frozen falls easily. At night the house looked magical with the snow and Christmas lights. Jasper is an hour away, so we stocked up there so we did not need to go back. Valemount is 35 minutes away. We enjoyed skating at the arena there. The manager was super friendly, and the ice was excellent.

Bottom line for us was that this was an excellent place to stay and we can recommend it highly to others. It was perfect for the four of us.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3 night minimum stay

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Tax Rate 5.0%

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  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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