My partner and I stayed at the Patricia Lake Bungalows for 3 nights on a 2 week west coast road trip. This is such a beautiful and relaxing spot! The cabins are located on Patricia Lake, which is surrounded by beautiful mountain views on every side. There is a dock for fishing and relaxation and there are various boats available for rent. Patricia Lake is only a 10 minute drive from downtown Jasper but you really feel like you’re “away from it all” in the mountains.
We stayed in one of the Whistler Suites, which don’t have a lake views but they are less than a 2 minute walk from the lake. These are duplex units with each building containing two Whistler Suites. The suites are fairly new and are quite cozy with wood beams and a fireplace. The Whistler Suites don’t have kitchens but do have a mini fridge and some dishes and cutlery are provided for guests. The bathroom was small but adequate; my only “complaint” would be the shower, which was a stand up shower (no tub) and a bit tight and awkward. There was no A/C, which wasn’t an issue as it gets quite cool at night. The customer service was great. The girls at reception were always friendly and helpful and a staff person came by every evening to ask if we needed anything – a nice touch.
The Whistler Suites were reasonably priced in comparison to other accommodations in the Jasper area. However, what did surprise us was the extra $20 per day we had to pay upon arrival. When we were stopped at the Jasper park gate on our way to Patricia Lake we were told we had to pay $100 for our stay (5 nights) in Jasper and Banff on top of what we had paid already for our accommodations. It would be helpful if rental properties and hotels made guests aware of this upon booking accommodations as it does make a difference some of us travellers. In the end, we did spend quite a bit of time exploring the actual park and I would say we got our monies worth.
I would highly recommend Patricia Lake Bungalows to anyone visiting the Jasper area for its location, beautiful scenery, affordability and the great customer service. I hope to be back again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Patricia Lake Bungalows is a cozy cabin resort high in the Canadian Rocky Mountains overlooking a calm crystal clear lake. This is beautiful Patricia Lake in Jasper National Park. In 2016 our family will be celebrating a milestone of 50 years of owning and operating Patricia Lake Bungalows! Since 1966 we have hosted thousands of guests at Patricia Lake Bungalows and helped each one of them to experience our amazing National Park. Our location is a perfect 3 mile (5 km) distance from the town of Jasper, Alberta. Just far enough to avoid the hustle and bustle of town yet close enough to walk to town for an evening of enjoyment. Our cottages include charming décor, complimentary in-room coffee, fully equipped kitchens/kitchenettes, satellite TV, complimentary Wi-Fi, private picnic tables, and most have cozy environmentally friendly gas fireplaces. We offer clean, comfortable, and charming cottages hidden at the end of a private road and nestled in a secluded forest setting. The peace and quiet we experience everyday is one of the things you will cherish. Located just 5 minutes from Jasper, Patricia Lake Bungalows provides its guests with a place to experience the beauty of nature, a place away from the daily stresses of life and a place to recharge body and soul. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Patricia Lake Bungalows Hotel Jasper
- Patricia Lake Hotel
- Patricia Lake Jasper