Autumn 2020 – Part 3 – Patricia Lake Resort – Jasper National Park

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.

We’re #1

The sky was slightly overcast, but the lake views did not disappoint.

Patricia Lake and Pyramid Mountain
Down by the water.
Lamp posts and Potentillas abound on the grounds
The view from outside our front door.

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Published by kagould17

After working for 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 3+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wanted me to do has been rewarding. While I still miss the social aspect of working with a team of great people, I have managed to keep in touch with many from my former team and I have many friends and family members who now fulfill this part of my life. Now that my Patty has retired, we are able to spend more time in pursuits and with people who are near and dear to us. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may not become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

15 thoughts on “Autumn 2020 – Part 3 – Patricia Lake Resort – Jasper National Park

    1. When we gave up camping years ago, our motto became “We don’t do ground”. On my 2019 backcountry hike, I did ground for three nights at the age of 65. Can’t say I am any more thrilled by my lack of sleep in a tent on a backpacker air mattress at this age, but the back country hike was spectacular. The cabin was a good solution for a long stay, rain or shine. Thanks for reading. Stay well. Allan

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      1. We’re avid campers, but now that we’re getting older, we’ve been contemplating getting a trailer. Tent camping is great when the weather is nice, but is tough when it’s cold and rainy outside. A cabin certainly is a good solution for a longer stay.

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  1. I understand your sanitation concern, the risks may be limited, but it is good for morale to know that everything possible has been done to reduce them. Good way to start the stay away from home.

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  2. What a lovely little cabin; with such beautiful scenery nearby, I could really stay there for days on end. I’m glad to hear you had a great time at the lake Allan. I would definitely wipe down all the surfaces, too. Better safe than sorry. Thanks for sharing and have a lovely day 😀 Aiva

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