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Mountain Escape in Jasper Alberta Area

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

A beautifully renovated 4 bed house just 700 meters from Jasper National Park

Located in the hamlet of Brule, a one hour drive to the Jasper townsite and close to many of the Jasper area sights and outdoor activities, this house is perfect for those wanting to bask in the quiet serene nature of the mountains, for hikers, skiers and thrill seekers. The location has it all. Everything was made new 3 years ago. The main floor is fully renovated and there are two extra bedrooms downstairs. It has every modern convenience, and can sleep up to 8 people comfortably. Large windows to maximize the view of the mountains and the park across the street and as an added bonus the filtered water comes right off the mountain with a taste that can't compare. Completing the convenience found on the inside of the house are 3 sitting areas on the outside. A large deck on the back, a covered patio on the side, and a veranda on the front complete the experience. For those that want to stay connected, the house includes 3 large TVs, two with satellite.

Darren Porfon
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 26, 2017

About Darren Porfon

We have owned this property since buying it from an aunt who was in the home most of her adult life. Darren has visited this town his entire life, and Line for almost 30years. We never tire of the vista or the activities.

Darren Porfon purchased this house in 2006

Why Darren Porfon chose Alberta

By knowing the house and the area so well, when the house became available there was no question about buying the house as our vacation property. Only recently have we decided to share access to the house to others so they can appreciate it benefits.

What makes this house unique

Close to world renowned skiing, both downhill and cross country, the house has the benefit of full amenities, including a full kitchen and outside sitting, bbq and firepit areas. Perfect for families looking for lots of room and the ability to cook


Yellowhead County House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • festivals
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting


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Mountain Escape in Jasper Alberta Area
average rating of 4.470588 based on 17 reviews

Really natural environment!

  • 4 of 5

Really natural environment! But it's a pretty far from Jasper.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. While the house is an hour from the Jasper townsite, which is laid out in our description, many of the great hikes and sites are close to the property or between our property and Jasper. Many guests express that once they have been to the Jasper town they spend the remainder of their time on other activities. For guests that wish to spend most of their time in Jasper, the drive does take some of your time, but many have told us that it is lovely and worth the effort. It is very important to us that our guests have a good experience, so would encourage people looking at renting with us to be comfortable with the distance from Jasper.
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Fantastic!!!! - Everything you need for the perfect family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We traveled to Jasper Area everyday. The scenic drive is fabulous. As a family of 4 we hiked almost everyday and relaxed in the evening. The house and property has everything you need.

There is a great playground across the street for the kids.

Thank you for the memories.


  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The house was located in an ideal location close to hiking, cross country skiing and was at the foot of a mountain. The drive to Jasper was easy as many of the places we wanted to go to were located between the house and Jasper. It had everything you could want for cooking for a family, unlike some other rentals we have stayed in. Darren was very helpful and pleasant in our communications. I would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house with excellent kitchen and facilities

  • 3 of 5

Comfortable and clean; great kitchen with lots of utensils and cooking equipment. Only drawback is distance from Jasper as it does add a lot of travel time.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed our property. In order to help visitors with their planning, I have clearly laid out in the description of the property and surrounding area the distance to the Jasper townsite. Most of our guests stay to enjoy the area and many of the sites and hikes can be found close by. I appreciate the comment though so that other visitors can make an informed decision if they prefer to have their stay closer to Jasper town.
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the property was a nice neat quiet retreat with a beautiful view and backyard!

  • 5 of 5

This property was exactly what my large family needed after a long day. One of the days was a rain out day and we all lounged around played games and just chilled. It was perfect. The beds were comfortable. The rooms were spacious. Plenty of kitchen counter space as well. Very well maintained!

The owner was very pleasant to deal with! Thanks Darren!


  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent spot!

  • 5 of 5

Clean house. Even lots of hot water for 7 people, dishes, and washing. Nice quiet location. Could use bunkbeds. Lots of wildlife. Great biking and hiking. All inclusive except food. Great to meet you, Darren! Thanks much!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
314 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
90 Kilometres
Jasper Park Lodge
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
16 Kilometres
Hwy 40
Nearest Restaurant
30 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
112 Kilometres
Marmot Basin
Nearest Beach
33 Kilometres
Jarvis Lake
Car: necessary

Brule is a historic hamlet with 52 residences and many amenities. There's a community league area with a hall, ball diamonds, picnic areas, a hockey rink, fire pits and a play ground. It even has it own volunteer fire department!

The town is located just a couple of minutes from the Athabasca River, Brule Lake and the famous Brule Sand Dunes. We are surrounded by trees and an abundance of wildlife, such as elk, deer, moose, cougars, bears, foxes, wolves, coyotes, and many other small varieties. There are extensive birds varieties too numerous to list, but who serenade us every morning in the warmer months. A little farther away, around 20 minutes, is the town of Hinton with enough shops and services to ensure that you are never without supplies. 15 minutes away are 5 lakes that offer boating, kayaking and fishing. There are several horse adventure companies also just minutes away, as well as rafting adventures. An amazing adventure also awaits you at Ogre Canyon, a 4 km hike at the base of Jasper National Park.

A short drive takes you to Jasper National Park gate. The park has more things to do than can be included in this narrative, but examples include skiing at Marmot Basin, some of the best cross country skiing land in the world, Miette Hot Springs, world renowned Jasper Park Lodge golf course, Athabasca Falls and of course the town of Jasper itself. Surrounded by numerous mountain fed lakes and mountains, the town of Jasper is the jewel of the Canadian Rockies. Considerable effort has gone into ensuring that Jasper Town retains its charm, with restrictions on commercialization and overbuilding. This results in an experience that is consistent with its natural surroundings. The drive to Jasper often sees mountain goats. elk, moose, and bears like the ones on the pictures


Rates & Availability

Yellowhead County House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
Mar 25 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 7 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $199.84
Cleaning Fee $79.94 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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