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Rocky Mountain Escape Cabins
Edmonton
1 review
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“The finest of nature and life”
Reviewed 29 August 2008

Eventhough we came from Edmonton, it was like we were in a completely different world. My family and I have never experinced the rockies like this ever before!! Every single aspect of this holiday from the host to the food to the location to the horseback riding to the whitewater rafting, was beyond any expectation!!! Words could not even begin to describe such an unbelievable experince. We will definately be returning!! One could not experince the backcountry of the rockies, until you go to Rocky Mountain Escape. "Just when you thought you knew it all"! If you are soley and truely into life and nature at its finest...then this is the place for you.

Edmonton, AB

  • Liked — The Host, Accommmodation, Location, Food
  • Disliked — There is nothing we didn
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled with family
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Kent, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2008

A lovely place to visit to escape the everyday life. We stayed for 3 nights and were so pleased with the cabin and the cleaniness. We were provided with three meals per day which was all homemade, very tasty and lots of it. The scenery is stunning and at least 45 minutes off of a main road. We really were out in the wilderness!

We experienced a hike in the mountains and Laura shared her experiences with us about life at Rocky Mountain Escape. She told us lots about the flowers, plants and wild animals. Fortunately we only saw evidence of them being there and not any bears or wolves. We did see squirrels, elk, white tailed deer and coyote.

A fishing trip was organised by Laura for us and a local guide took us to a local lake to fish for Northern Pike. We were also given a link to buy the fishing licence on-line - very helpful.

A great place to see and spend time. Would love to go back sometime and do more hiking. The only downside was the smell of the water - sulphur from the well, but you did not ever smell of it after washing. Fresh drinking water was provided in the cabin which was very nice. Laura and her helper were very friendly and made you feel really welcome. Laura has three lovely dogs who were really friendly and also come on the walks with us.

If you want to get away from everything then this is the place to stay! No television, papers and complete peace and quiet - heaven!

  • Liked — Scenery, friendliness and cleanliness of accommodation.
  • Disliked — Smelly water.
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2008

After spending time in Jasper National Park we drove to Rocky Mountain Escape for a real wilderness experience - and that's what we got. Laura's property is in the foothills and has a panoramic view of small mountains and a creek at the bottom of the hill. There isn't anyone else in sight except for the guests in the 3 gorgeous log cabins, her lovely volunteer, and 3 cheery dogs. The breakfast is hearty with fresh fruit, muffins from the oven and eggs to order. We got sandwiches packed to go for lunch with lots of sweets. The dinners are good, but caloric -- with home-baked pies at every meal. Best of all, she took us on hikes in the mountains, and shared her extensive knowledge about wildflowers, animals, including bear poop and tracks. She has lots of great stories about run in with bears and misguided canoe trips. The hikes were tailored to our interest and experience. One down side is that the well water is sulphuric and smelly. However she provides lots of fresh spring water in each cabin. She runs a small generator in the evening and morning which is noisy. Overall we had a great time, and found it inspiring to see what one woman is able to accomplish on her own.

  • Liked — Lovely log cabins with naturalist guide
  • Disliked — well water was smelly
  • Stayed July 2008
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Reviewed 25 February 2006

The weird thing about walking in the Rocky Mountains at 30 below freezing is that it seems not as cold as walking in London in 3 over. I’m told it’s the dry mountain air. We saw elk, ravens, woodpeckers, and colourful Pine Grossbills, heard owls, and went for long beautiful walks in both boots and snowshoes. Breakfasts were hearty and sustaining, but if you didn’t want to walk them off in the woods, the cabin was warm and comfortable, and you could sit and read and look out of the large clear windows at the mountains and the birds on the feeder. Whichever you did, you were ready by the end of the day for Laura Rutter’s very toothsome suppers and grand conversation.

  • Stayed February 2006
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Reviewed 12 November 2005

Laura Rutter has three fantastic loft-like cabins, on the edge of Jasper National Park and the Willmore Wilderness. Cooks like an angel, will accompany you on walks, is a superb raconteur and will lend snow shoes and cross country skis in the winter, and a canoe in the summer. It is great value, and if you want to, you can share Laura's knowledge of local flora and fauna, tracks, or be left alone to read, sun yourself on your deck, or wrap yourself in an Afghan by your wood burning stove. Th nearest town is Hinton, which doesn't look too promising, but as you head up to the Escape, near Rock Lake, you will be in for a wonderful surprise. (The ViaRail train that goes right across Canada stops in Hinton, and Laura can arrange pickups there).

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Property: Rocky Mountain Escape Cabins
Address: Jasper National Park | Box 5029, Hinton, Alberta T7V 1X3, Canada
Region: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Hinton
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Speciality Lodging in Hinton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 3
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 
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Rocky Mountain Escape Cabins Hotel Hinton
Rocky Mountain Escape Cabins Hinton, Canada - Alberta

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