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

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

Valemount 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 ...
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
average rating of 4.892857 based on 56 reviews
5

The setting of property in woods was great.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. The house and property were awesome. Carmen is a gracious host and is close by if needed.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect vacation home in a beautiful location.

  • 5 of 5

We loved being able to leave the crowds in Jasper and drive back to our "own" private getaway. Plenty of things to do nearby for the days we didn't want to drive far. We hope we can come back one day!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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5

Absolutely Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

This has been one of my favorite cabins. The location was great, about an hour to Jasper. The home and grounds were absolutely beautiful. The owner provided everything we needed and was a smooth transition. I can go on and on. Strongly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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St. George, UT
5

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
5

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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5

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
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heli-skiiing, heli-hiking, helicopter tours, dog sled tours, salmon spawning rivers, gold panning

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Rates & Availability

Valemount House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
CAD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2017
Aug 20 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$287
$1,805
 
 
Fall 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
$231
$1,449
 
 
Xmas
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
$287
$1,805
 
 
Winter 2018
Jan 2 2018 - Apr 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
$231
$1,449
 
 
Summer 2018
May 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$310
$1,950
 
 
Fall 2018
Nov 1 2018 - Dec 19 2018
2 night minimum stay
$231
 
 
Xmas
Dec 20 2018 - Jan 1 2019
3 night minimum stay
$310
$1,950
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$287
$1,805
 

Additional information about rental rates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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