September 27, 2020
We first stayed here in 2001 and at that time, we wondered why we had never been here before. Since then, we have stayed here at least 7 more time. We would not think of spending our Jasper stay anywhere else.
Situated down a long drive and nestled on the shore of pristine Patricia Lake, it has everything we need, scenery, quiet, comfortable well equipped house keeping cottages and bungalows and in non Covid times, kayak, canoe and boat rentals.
When we booked this time, we only had a couple of choices for a 7 night stay. We chose a one bedroom unit in the Grove, a group of newer buildings on a patch of treed land within sight of the lake. Our building contained three units (2 on the main floor and 1 on the 2nd level). Despite being non-lake front, it still had good views of the lake.
Contactless Covid checkin was available (key in door and registration taped to door).
We entered and I took photos, before we started our sanitizing process. To be fair, the whole place had already been sanitized with hospital grade materials and left to sit before we entered. But, to make ourselves totally comfortable, we repeated the process on all touchable surfaces, threw all dishes into the dishwasher (yes, there was a dishwasher), remade the bed with our bedding and covered upholstered furniture with sheets from home. Were we crazy? Who knows, but we were satisfied we had made the place as safe as home for our peace of mind.
Here are the outside pix. We even had our own outdoor patio, barbeque and a pair of Muskoka chairs (Adirondacks in the U.S.)
and here are the inside pix. We would be very comfortable here for a week.
Preparations and unpacking complete, we set off for a trip down to the lake shore.
The sky was slightly overcast, but the lake views did not disappoint.
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