Complete with resident Elk
The weather was cold so we had the fireplace crackling every night of our three night stay. Great place with heated bathroom floors and even a resident male Elk who managed to walk through our yard two nights out of the three. One night he slept right outside of our window. Would recommend highly.
A Little Slice of Heaven
From the moment we arrived, my husband and I knew what a special place this was. Alpine Village was everything the website promised, other tripadvisors reviewed and more. We pulled up to to the reservation cabin(with a cute little circa 1960's neon sign)and was quickly and happily greeted by a young girl, who checked us in, in a jiffy. Our cabin (H, I believe), felt very secluded even though our cabin was actually 2 units under one roof, and another cabin was across from ours. But like I mentioned before, these particular cabins felt very secluded. The parking is a little tight if you have a large SUV type vehicle at these cabins. Inside was immaculate, we never heard the other people in the suite next to ours, and the bathroom was HUGE. The grounds were immaculate, and the ground'skeepers were really friendly. We used the fireplace everynight, and every afternoon we came back to a cleaned out fireplace. You could buy firewood at the front desk, or you can chop your own wood in the back of the propery for free.
Now to the best part of our stay. One night we decided to use their huge and very clean hot tub(if you use it around dinner time, you'll have it all to yourselves), and across from the hot tub is a circular driveway for the cabins w/lofts, which has a large grassy area in the middle. We had front row seats(but of course no camera at this time) for a bull elk with the biggest rack I have ever seen, in pursuit of a mate. They must have entertained us for a good hour, running around the property and bugling. The next morning, we awoke to bugling, and found another male about 15 feet from our cabin chasing a female. It was amazing. There are also some trails on the property as well, where my husband saw a coyote.
I would rate Alpine Village Excellent just on the location(right across the small street from the river), friendliness and cleanliness alone, but the wildlife just put it over the top. I can see why locals and repeat vacationers make this their number one spot. We will be returning again next year as well.
Sept. 16-19, 2005
This was our fourth trip to Jasper and the first to stay at the Alpine village. I was very concerned about the location, since I did not know where it was located, but as long as you have a car it is perfect. We shared the lodge room with two bedrooms. It was very nice and clean. Not quite the cabin atmosphere we expected. Next time we will stay in the cabins. They were not available when we went. Staff was very courteous and helpful, except for one evening when they were hosting a staff party and did not open the desk when specified. But other than that one minor inconvenience, they were fantastic. Looking forward staying there again and spending more time sitting in the chairs by the river. Oh, yes, we did see a huge bull elk laying in the grounds near the center of the cabins one morning!
Great place to stay
My family stayed at Alpine Village for 4 days in July and it was wonderful! The cabins are new and well maintained. Right across the street was the river with a view of Mount Edith Cavell. The resort has Adirondack chairs there and we spent many hours just sitting and appreciating the view.
Best place in Jasper
We have stayed at Jasper House Bungalows before, and although this was more expensive it was worth it by far. The staff treated you like one of the family, the cabins were wonderful, the outdoor hot-tub was just what you needed after a days hiking. The best bit is the chairs positioned over the road on the banks of the Athabasca river, with wonderful views of Mt Edith Cavell. From here you can watch the sun go down, wave to the rafters and just chill out. You might even see a bear if you're lucky!
Perfect mountain setting
We loved Alpine Village. We stayed in a deluxe bedroom suite which was very roomy with a great bathroom with heated tile floors. Our room had a TV, mini-fridge, microwave and semi-private patio. No phone in the room, but we got good reception on our cell. There wasn't a restaurant on the site so you have to go into town for food (2km away, but that was our plan all along) and the front desk closes at 10ish for the night, so you have to get what you need from them before they leave. All of the desk personnel we talked with were very friendly and helpful about the area. It was such a quiet, comfortable setting along the river and the cabins fit right in.
Wonderful place to stay!
We had the pleasure of staying in this hotel for 2 nights and had a wonderful time. The room we had was comfortable and clean and the facilities were excellent. We particularly liked the indoor swimming pool and jacuzzi!. We ate in the restaurant on our last night and the service and food was first class. We would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone staying in Jasper.
Our Family stayed for 3 nights at Alpine Village. We stayed in "the Lodge" which is located above the laundry facilities. This was great because we didn't have to worry about people below so the kids could run around. The Lodge was large with 2 bedrooms, kitchen, dinning room and living room. The views out the back of the ladge were not as beautiful as the front. The back views over looked the maintence compound. But, it was very tidy. The staff was outstanding and helpful. They maintained a current book of Jasper resturant menus at the front office. The staff was very knowlegable about great places to eat in town.
The Village maintained a "toy box" for kids. It was located on the front lawn and filled with balls, bats, rackets etc. for the guests to use. A good size playground was located at the back of the property. It had swings, slide, and a playhouse equipt with a rotary phone. THe office also carried a good supply of board games and books for the guest to use.
Across the road from the Village was Athabasca River. The Village provided Aderondack chairs to enjoy the views.
Our visit was outstanding and we will now only stay at ALpine Village when we visit Jasper.
An absolute gem!
This is a fabulous place to stay while in Jasper. We selected it based upon the very favorable review in Frommer's. However, my family, especially my two children, were absolutely delighted with this property. It sits on the Athabasca River several miles outside Jasper Townsite, and thus has a nice remote feel. The cabin (ours was a deluxe with a loft) was truly first-rate, and they work very hard to maintain the quality and cleanliness of the living quarters. The grounds are very attractive and well-maintained. Although there is no restaurant on site, they do have a book in the lobby with menus from all the local places. Alpine Village exceeded our expectations, and I recommend it highly, especially to families.