How often are you truly "away?" At Rocky Mountain Escapes, you are as far away from people, technology, traffic, and noise (other than a generator) as possible without backpacking. Our log cabin was charming, spacious, and cozy with the wood stove to keep us warm. Laura makes the best breakfasts ever. Dinners are fine -- large, hearty, and filling, but not the most amazing cuisine I've ever had (but I am an admitted food snob -- my husband thought everything was just fine!).
But the best part is getting to know Laura, her dogs (currently Leo and Molly) and the interns working for her (while we were there, Doris from Bavaria and David from France), and the various other guests we met (a couple from Calgary, a woman from the UK, a family of five from Switzerland). Taking in the incredible views on both easy-going and very challenging hikes, learning about the flora and fauna, and hearing about Laura's life, both before and after she started running RME made for a wonderful four nights.
While you're not truly roughing it, RME is about being away from civilization. So if you are expecting amenities, wifi, and cell phone coverage, this isn't the place for you. For us, the only real drawback was the sulfur odor of the water (odor free drinking water is provided, so that's not a problem) which is really not very pleasant.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rocky Mountain Escape offers private, secluded log cabin accommodation, and a variety of year-round, nature-oriented activities. The cabins are nestled amongst the front ranges of the Canadian Rockies, adjacent to Jasper National Park (east backcountry boundary) and vast, undeveloped Willmore Wilderness. We cater to folks looking for a quiet, scenic and non-touristy spot from which to enjoy our mountain environment. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Rocky Mountain Escape Cabins Hotel Hinton
- Rocky Mountain Escape Cabins Hinton, Canada - Alberta