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

People4
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 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:
90%
Calendar last updated:
15 August, 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.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Mount Robson in British Columbia

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • 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
  • Hob
  • 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
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 2 bicycles
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • caving
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

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

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

The design and layout is great. A great place to relax and enjoy the surroundings

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Our stay was amazing!! This house is truly magestic just like the surrounding area- a MUST stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

The house and the grounds around it are truly beautiful, & the pictures don’t do justice to them. The house is like it’s out of a storybook it’s so perfect. The area is beautiful as well we saw so much wildlife in the mountains are so stunning. There are also lots of hiking trails and things to do very close by. We love this place so very much and I only wish we lived closer than Florida so I could go back more often. In no means am I a world traveler but I still think this area of Canada is even more beautiful than Switzerland where we went last summer. It is truly stunning!!! Try it, believe me you will be happy you did.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Loved the Stone Gatehouse in Mt Robson!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home, beautiful and peaceful setting, wonderful private location surrounded by forest and the most picturesque view of Mount Robson! We were attending an en plein air art workshop in Jasper so did the hour drive in and out every day for four days. The drive was both scenic and energizing in the morning and restorative in the evening! A fully equipped kitchen was perfect for making our somewhat gourmet meals each day. The hosts were welcoming and respectful of our privacy but close by if we needed them. We will definitely stay here if we are in the area again. Absolutely loved it!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Gate House is delightful. We really enjoyed seeing Mount Robson so close.

  • 5 of 5

There were flowers & wine when we arrived. The owners are nearby but give you space. The gate house is beautiful and well equipped. Be aware that the shower is on the first floor and the 2 bedrooms are on the 2nd floor with a shared bath. The configuration is unique but we loved it anyway. The flowers are beautiful. Overall delighted that we were able to stay here.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

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

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Mount Robson, Canada

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer 2018
1 May 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
£487
for 2 nights
From
£243
£1,528
 
 
Fall 2018
1 Nov 2018 - 19 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
£399
for 2 nights
From
£200
 
 
Xmas
20 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
£730
for 3 nights
From
£243
£1,528
 
 
winter, 2019
2 Jan 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
2 night minimum stay
£399
for 2 nights
From
£200
£1,258
 
 
summer, 2019
1 May 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
2 night minimum stay
£487
for 2 nights
From
£243
£1,533
 
 
fall, 2019
1 Nov 2019 - 20 Dec 2019
2 night minimum stay
£399
for 2 nights
From
£200
 
 
xmas, 2019
21 Dec 2019 - 1 Jan 2020
3 night minimum stay
£730
for 3 nights
From
£243
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£487
for 2 nights
From
£243
£1,533
 

Additional pricing information

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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