Canada Travel Guide - Alberta
Rocky Mountain Escape, Laura Rutter
Rocky Mountain Escape - Private, secluded log cabinsback to previous page
(Accommodations, Adventures/Outdoors/Sports, Bird watching, Cabin/ Log cabin, Canoeing/Kayaking, Cross-country Skiing, ECO Tours, Ecotourism, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback riding, Snowshoeing, Tours, Trail/Wilderness Tours)
Rocky Mountain Escape offers private, secluded log cabin accommodation and a variety of nature-oriented, year-round activities such as hiking, horseback riding, canoeing, fishing, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Nestled amongst the front ranges of the Canadian Rockies, adjacent to Jasper National Park 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.
We currently have three guest cabins, each hand-crafted log, 480 sq ft with an open design (only the bathroom is enclosed), and visually isolated in order to enhance guest privacy. Each cabin is equipped with a queen-sized bed, sofa or double fold-down futon, a full bath (tub/shower unit with hot and cold running water and indoor plumbing!), a wood burning stove and double propane burner for complimentary coffee/tea/hot chocolate. We provide all bedding and linen, and kindling and firewood is stacked on the deck for use in the stove.
As we are in a relatively remote location, and do not want to encourage Mother Nature's less-lovable creatures to investigate a cabin, there is no cooking allowed in our cabins. Instead, we serve hearty, wholesome, family-style meals out of a central cook house - complete with fresh baking done on our wood cook stove. We're always happy to accommodate special dietary requests.
During the summer, we offer hiking, horseback riding, canoeing, fishing and whitewater rafting. Guided, interpretive day hikes, as well as use of the 'Escape's canoe and fishing gear are included in our rates. Horseback riding and whitewater rafting may be arranged with nearby collaborating outfitters, and multi-day horseback and hiking trips into Willmore Wilderness are available.
Once we have good snow conditions (typically mid-November to mid-April), we will groom and track-set trails for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Use of the 'Escape's cross-country skis and snowshoes are available for guest use and are included in our rates.