I didn't book this accommodation - it was booked by a couple we were travelling with. I have to admit I wasn't comfortable with this place and it wouldn't have been an accommodation I would have booked for the reasons I explain below.
In the first place it is a long way from Jasper - 20-25 mins drive, with no services anywhere nearby. So you are pretty much a captive of the hotel (a situation I dislike because of the potential for exploitation). Because of this we had no option but to eat in the lodge and while the meal was pleasant enough (I had chicken breast) it was also at a price well above what you would pay for a similar meal in Jasper (although I have to admit the white tablecloths and fine cutlery did add a certain style that Jasper may not provide). The drinks were expensive - the same price for a small bottle of beer for which you would receive a pint of draft beer in Jasper. And ridiculous wine prices- expect to pay C$40 plus. ( We have bought good quality quaffing Canadian wines for $10 to $13 during our travels and they just don't seem to be offered at restaurants, which is a pity because even with a 150% markup they would still be well below C$40 and offer an opportunity for us less wealthy travelers to drink wine with our meal).
While the location of the lodge was in the 'wild' it was only a 100 metres or so from the highway and muted traffic noise could be heard from the room, which let you know you weren't out in the wilderness. As for the room, our room was part of a square block that contained 4 rooms, one on each corner. The 2 at the front (which included ours) had no view (except of the carpark) while the 2 rooms at the back had mountain views. Whilst other reviewers have raved about these views I thought they were okay, but far from spectacular.
The room itself was average - nothing to highlight but also nothing to complain about. There was no TV and no internet. However complimentary internet was available in the reception area.
For what we received I thought the room cost was excessive.
This lodge may appeal to some people and provide a nights respite for people travelling to Jasper from the east, or for more nights if they want to stay in the immediate area. However I would not recommend it as a place as an alternative to staying in Jasper if the intention is to do sightseeing around Jasper, because the Lodge is simply too far away.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled at the edge of Jasper National Park, 50 km outside Jasper Town-site, overlooking the majestic Rocky Mountains, sits the Overlander Mountain Lodge. This jewel in the Canadian Rockies offers spectacular views, gourmet dining and ultra comfortable lodging. Warm hospitality and a casual yet cozy atmosphere are combined here in a mountain setting of unique natural beauty. Our chalet vacation rentals can serve as your home away from home while exploring all the park has to offer.The Overlander Mountain Lodge provides a variety of accommodation for the perfect Mountain Getaway, where televisions and telephones have been excluded to ensure a peaceful and relaxing stay. When it is time to celebrate, look no further than this cozy Rocky Mountain retreat as an ideal setting for social gatherings, weddings and business groups. The Overlander Mountain Lodge is committed to providing some of the best lodging, food and hospitality in the Canadian Rockies.we offer different room types from cabins to rooms with mountain views, kitchenettes and complete vacation homes. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Overlander Mountain Hotel Jasper National Park