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

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 4

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 barbecue 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 cliff sides 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.

Keywords: mountain chalet, chalet in the rockies, Rocky mountain cabin, Mt. Robson vacation home rental, Jasper vacation home rental, Valemount vacation home rental, cabin at Mt. Robson, cabin at Jasper

More Details

Owner
Carmen Ottaway
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

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 Mount Robson

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.

Amenities

Mount Robson House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2) one queen size bed in each bedroom
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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Stone Gatehouse in Mt. Robson Park Near Jasper Nat. Park, Ab
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5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

Beatiful home in a quiet spot with views of the mountains. Enjoyed the area doing local hikes during the day. At night enjoyed being by the fire in rhe spacious sun room.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Carmen was delightful to work with. She responded quickly to any emails sent, and the instructions to the Stone Gatehouse were clear and detailed. I think it would be helpful to put in the Gatehouse description that it is 70 km west of Jasper, for those who aren't familiar with how far away Mt. Robson is from Jasper. Upon arrival, we were welcomed with a personalized card, beautiful bouquet of flowers, and a bottle of wine was delivered to our door! The kitchen is very well stocked, and everything was in good working order. The Gatehouse is beautifully and thoughtfully designed. It was a wonderful base for our activities. We would highly recommend this peaceful respite.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great mountain cottage

  • 5 of 5

Loved the mountain lodge experience! The exterior, interior was very well planned. We enjoyed the gourmet kitchen and large stone fireplace . So welcoming after a day of hiking. Our hosts provided many extras that made us feel at home.. everyone should know it is 50 miles from Jasper— but there was plenty to do in the Mount Robson area. We totally enjoyed the hospitality of Carmon !

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lincoln, CA USA
5

MAGICAL PLACE TO STAY IN AN ENCHANTED FOREST SETTING

  • 5 of 5

EXCEPTIONAL is the best word to describe this magical accommodation in a storybook like setting. Goat’s Head Gatehouse is a wonderful, magical place to stay. We were fortunate to be able to enjoy the experience for a week. It is a thoughtful and careful integration of architectural design, landscape design and interior design to create a classic but modern, cozy but roomy, wood and stone magical cottage/house in an enchanted forest setting. Much thought, effort, and resource has gone into the development of the Gatehouse and continues to be evident by its well-maintained condition. All the comforts of home, everything one could possibly need and use, clean and modern, well maintained and a host who is very responsive and helpful when needed. The distant traffic sound is mildly evident only outside and is not dissimilar to the sound of rushing river water while hiking in the woods. Truly, you should be so lucky as to have the opportunity to experience this unique and magical place.

Sharon, Michelle, Marvin Aug 2018

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely wonderful!!

  • 5 of 5

The Gatehouse was everything we had hoped & more. Our family of four loved the home, the area, and the attention to detail that Carmen & Glen provided for our stay. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a relaxing getaway with amazing views of Mt. Robson!! We rarely return to the same location twice, but this is one we would definitely consider revisiting. Thank you so much for everything!!

The Uppoles, Indiana, USA

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
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Stunning home in a spectacular setting

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at Stone Gatehouse, and we were just as thrilled with this stay as we were with our first one (and we had better weather this time!). We've stayed in a number of lovely homes through VRBO, and this is definitely one of the most beautiful. The home is immaculate and has an extremely well-stocked kitchen, comfortable beds, and a great stone shower downstairs.

Although we spent most of our time hiking, rock climbing, and rafting, the two days we spent in the house (because it was raining) were so relaxing and enjoyable, we were kind of glad that we had an excuse to stay in. There is so much to do outdoors close by – both rafting and the beautiful Berg Lake trail are each about 5 minutes away and then lots of other great activities out of Jasper (highly recommend rock climbing with Rockaboo Mountain Adventures, and canoe tour with Wild Current Outfitters). One thing to note is that Jasper is about an hour away, so restaurants are not super close by, but we loved the semi-remoteness of this place since we come from a busy city and we were very happy to stay in and cook.

We also found that our hosts, Carmen and Glen, strike a great balance between being very responsive and accessible, but also giving you plenty of privacy and space. We had a couple of lovely chats with them and got some great advice about hiking trails. We can’t say enough about what a wonderful place this is to stay, and we're pretty sure at some point in the next couple of years, we’ll be back for a third stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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