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Jasper National Park is often overshadowed by its more famous neighbor, Banff National Park, but this less-visited destination in Alberta is a gem, with glistening waterfalls, soaring mountains, surreal blue lakes, and vast glaciers. Columbia Icefield welcomes visitors and provides the opportunity to hike to the toe of Athabasca Glacier, the largest of the six “toes” which once covered the Canadian Rockies. Wildlife is abundant too, with everything from moose, elk, and caribou, to bighorn sheep, mountain goats, wolves, and bears.
If you’re looking for a place to base yourself, accommodations are more limited than what you’ll find in Banff, but it does offer some fantastic Airbnb rentals, including these top options from the town of Jasper to properties close to the east entrance of the park.
The Nest Guest Suite - Jasper
The Nest Guest Suite offers a great space for two within walking distance of shops, dining, and attractions in town. You’ll have your own private entrance, and while it’s in-ground, it’s nice and bright, feeling more like a house than a basement suite. It includes everything you need for a comfortable stay, like a full kitchen with a dishwasher, a living area with a Smart TV, laundry facilities, free Wi-Fi, and a separate bedroom with a queen-size bed.
Bird's Hollow Private Guest Suite - Jasper
A romantic basement suite for two, this 450-square-foot space has a king-size bed and a fireplace to warm up to after exploring the lush valleys and dramatic peaks that are right outside your door. It includes free Wi-Fi, a small kitchenette with a coffee press, kettle, microwave, fridge, and sink as well as a full private bathroom with a tub and shower. You’ll be able to relax while streaming your favorite shows on the TV that comes with Chromecast too. Plus, it boasts a perfect location just a two-minute walk from downtown Jasper.
Jasper East Mountain Home - Jasper
The closest full home vacation rental available to rent near the park, the Jasper East Mountain Home is only about 2.5 miles to its gate. It boasts stunning mountain views from the tranquil Folding Mountain Village community with the world-famous Folding Mountain Brewery and Restaurant, just a short walk from the front door. You’ll enjoy plenty of privacy and easy access to miles of hiking trails nearby along with numerous desirable amenities. The rental offers 2,500-square-feet of living space on a private 3/4 acre lot accommodating up to six in three bedrooms, with the master featuring a 6-foot jetted bathtub. All the usual comforts of home are included too, like a full kitchen, Wi-Fi, cable TV, and a washer/dryer.
Raven's Perch Guest Suite - Jasper
This ground floor suite gets plenty of natural light while providing picturesque views of the surrounding mountains. It’s just steps from the Pyramid Bench trail system and just under a mile from the center of downtown Jasper. You’ll have a kitchenette with the basics like a fridge, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, kettle, and dishware, perfect for simple meals and heating up leftovers. It also includes a fireplace that provides a cozy ambiance, a TV with Netflix, Wi-Fi, a queen-size bed, and a private bathroom.
Roche Bonhomme Rustic Suites - Jasper
Enjoy a quiet setting while being within 5- to 7-minutes on foot from shops and restaurants downtown, with the museum, Pyramid Lake trailhead, and the public pool and gym just a short walk away. A 2-bedroom executive suite, it has its own private entrance located in the basement of a beautiful log home. It has a full kitchen with a Keurig coffee machine, dishwasher, and all you need to make your meals, a washer/dryer, Wi-Fi, and cable TV.
Two-Bedroom Chalet - Jasper
Just outside the gates to the park, this two-bedroom chalet sleeps up to six. There are two bedrooms, one with a queen-size bed and the other with two doubles, plus a pull-out couch in the living area. The space also has a fireplace, satellite TV and DVD player. You’ll have a fully equipped kitchen, washer and dryer, and free Wi-Fi too. The patio is a great place to relax on a pleasant day, or perhaps sip your morning coffee while enjoying a serene view of the mountains. You’ll have a fully equipped kitchen, a living area with a satellite TV, a DVD player, and a fireplace, along with a washer and dryer too.
Forest's Edge Private Suite - Hinton
Located just 15 minutes from Jasper National Park in Hinton, this rental offers the chance to immerse yourself in nature while enjoying picturesque forest views and bird watching in a peaceful, off-the-beaten-path spot away from the crowds. It accommodates up to four in two bedrooms and includes a fabulous kitchen with new, high-end appliances, free high-speed Internet, a 40″ Smart TV with Disney Plus, a private fully-fenced backyard, and large windows that back to the forest. Plus, the bathroom has a tub so you’ll be able to soothe those sore muscles after a long day of exploring or outdoor adventures.
Irish Country House - Hinton
While this one is a bit further from the national park, a 45-minute drive away, it offers plenty of its own to make it worth a stay. It’s nestled in the forest and comes complete with very photogenic, barnyard animals. The grounds include a freshwater creek, scenic walking trails, a freshwater pond, fire pit, cookhouse, and outhouse. Of course, fresh eggs from the chickens are a given for breakfast. The hand-built A-frame cabin is ideal for a couple, sleeping up to two, and includes a wood-burning stove. It has limited power and the host notes the outhouse will soon include a hot shower. The perfect place to escape the chaos, unplug, and relax, with day trips to the park easily doable.
2 Bears Haven, 800-Sq-Foot Main Floor Unit - Jasper
One of the few Jasper guest suites that aren’t in a basement, this 800-square-foot unit sits on the main floor and boasts a walkout balcony from the master bedroom with partial mountain views. Both of the two bedrooms include custom-built queen-size log beds with decor that perfectly suits your gorgeous surroundings. You’ll also have a sitting area, free Wi-Fi, and a Smart TV with YouTube and Netflix. If you like to hike, not only can you enjoy the trails in the park, but this rental is only minutes from the Cabin Lake trailhead, which provides access to a network of both day hikes and multi-day trails.
Jasper's East Best Mountain View Suite - Jasper
Just three miles from the park’s east gate and 40 minutes to downtown Jasper, this ideally located suite offers one of the best views in the area, thanks to its hilltop perch. It sits in a tranquil little village and has its own private entrance, sleeping two with a king-size bed in the bedroom. You’ll have all the essentials including a fully equipped kitchen with tea and coffee supplied, a satellite TV, and free Wi-Fi. Guests rave about the hospitable hosts who will be happy to make itinerary suggestions.
Tonquin Suite with Sauna - Jasper
The Tonquin Suite is located in a beautiful Foursquare-style heritage home built in 1928, but the suite itself is new. It’s just a 5-minute walk to downtown Jasper and provides access to a sauna and yard with a BBQ grill and propane fire pit shared by only one other suite. Complimentary bicycles are provided for exploring on two wheels, while the suite itself has a private entrance, in-floor radiant heating, an electric fireplace, kitchenette with Nespresso coffee and various teas, Wi-Fi, a Smart TV with Netflix, Youtube, and more.
Valencia Suite - Jasper
This two-bedroom suite in the lower level of a family home sleeps up to four guests. Centrally located, it’s close to shopping and dining but you can put together simple meals as it includes a kitchenette with basics like a hot plate, microwave, mini-fridge, toaster, coffee maker, electric kettle, dishes, and cutlery. You’ll have a sitting/dining area and private bathroom, TV, and Wi-Fi too.
Spectacular Mountain Home - Hinton
This home offers it all for a large group of up to eight, with five bedrooms and more than 3,000-square-feet of luxurious living space on an over 2-acre property. It’s the largest rental you’ll find in the area and one of the most spectacular with nearly full walls of windows to enjoy the mountain views. The park is just 15 minutes away, or you can be in downtown Jasper in about 45 while restaurants and grocery stores can be accessed nearby. You’ll have a high-end kitchen that includes a coffee maker with coffee supplied, a BBQ grill, a huge dining table inside and outdoor dining space, strong Wi-Fi, TV, and a washer/dryer.