Safety Measures during Coronavirus Covid-19 Pandemic
o Follow all Alberta public health guidelines
o All in-coming guests are required to sign a Guest Ranch Waiver of Risk.
o We will permit only one guest into the main house office at one time to pay at check-out prior to departure.
o On-site optional breakfasts for guests will NOT be offered on-site during Summer 2022 due to physical distancing recommendations. There are several options for dining out or picking up prepared foods in Hinton, a 10 minute drive from Old Entrance.
Accommodations .................... Rates - Canadian Dollars $
Travel Agents: As a small business our guests make reservations with us directly. There are no cheaper rates for our accommodations advertised anywhere. Travel agents are welcome to add their fees to our rates listed below.
Minimum 2 night stay: During Peak-Season we have a minimum two (2) night stay policy on all accommodations, unless only one night is available due to the way others have reserved. Year-round we have a minimum two (2) night stay for accommodations and three (3) nights on all long weekends. However, we may have a single night available due to the ways others have reserved and during Off-Season we may accept one night mid-week reservations, please inquire.
We will accept one night late-bookings one day in advance of arrival if accommodation is available or same day drive in bookings for inquiries.
*** Note: We offer Off-Season DISCOUNT RATES: monthly, weekly or five week-night (Sunday to Thursday) and SINGLE occupant rates for out-of-town workers, frequent business travelers, artist or writer retreats!!! Check below for details or phone to discuss details. ***
SEASONAL DATES 2021 - 2022:
Off-Season: October 12 - December 18, 2021 Christmas Break: December 19, 2021 - January 2, 2022. Off-Season: January 3 - May 18, 2022. Shoulder Season: May 19 - June 23, 2022. Peak-Season: June 25 - September 10, 2022. Shoulder Season: September 11 - October 10, 2022 Off-Season: October 11 - December 17, 2022 Christmas Break: December 18, 2022 - January 2, 2023.
Peak-Season Rates from June 24 to September 10, 2022
Rates listed below are based on DOUBLE occupancy, TWO (2) people sharing one bed, BREAKFAST IS NOT INCLUDED in nightly rates. Optional buffet style breakfast is available at additional cost during Peak-Season only:
*** Note: Optional breakfast will NOT likely being offered in the main house during summer season 2022 due to Covid-19 physical distancing precautions. ***
WHITE CABIN (maximum 4 adults + 2 children guests) .................... $200/night
GUEST SUITE, Main Guest Room:
(queen-sized bed) Double or Single .................... $175/night
ADDITIONAL OCCUPANTS over double occupancy, breakfast not included:
Child (2 - 16 yrs. old).......... $20/night, Adult .......... $30/night
BUFFET STYLE BREAKFAST: Available on-site during Peak-Season only, NOT INCLUDED in nightly rates. Optional breakfast is served in our main house between 8:00 am and 10:00 am daily from morning of June 26, 2020 through to morning of September 10, 2022.
*** Note: Optional breakfast will very likely NOT be offered during summer season 2022 due to Covid-19 physical distancing precautions. ***
Optional breakfast: ..........$7.00/child (2 - 16 years old, 5 years old and under are half price) .......... $10.00/adult
TEEPEES & CAMPSITES are available mid-MAY to mid-OCTOBER, weather permitting. 3 Riverside Teepees (tents), 1 hillside Teepee and 2 riverside campsites for parking self-contained camper units or pitching your own tent or our Rent-a-Tent.
BROWN CABIN (maximum 4 guests)
OFF-SEASON DISCOUNT RATES (Oct - May, except Christmas break) FOR FULLY SERVICED WHITE, GREY & BROWN CABINS:
o One night Late-Booking: (1 night stay) October - May, double occupancy .................... $140/night
o Off-Season Multi-night Discount Rate: (3 or 4 night stay) October - May, double occupancy .................... $120/night
Off-Season Multi-night Discount Rate: (5 or 6 night stay) October - May, double occupancy .................... $110/night
o Off-Season Weekly Rate: (7 to 13 night stay) October - May double occupancy .................... $100/night
o Off-Season Monthly Rate: (28 nights minimum stay, no ATL tax collected) single or double occupancy rates .......... $ negotiable
o Note: Weekly and Monthly stays must be paid up front at beginning of term.
Rustic RIDGE CABIN (maximum 3 guests) 1 or 2 night stay .......... $100/night, 3+ night stay .......... $90/night
GUEST SUITE, Main Guest Room, Double or Single: .......... $110/night
ADDITIONAL OCCUPANTS over double occupancy, Off-Season, breakfast not included:
Child (2 - 16 yrs. old).......... $15/night, Adult .......... $25/night
Pets in cabins, each(see Pet Policy below):
....................$15/night, ........... $85/week
Breakfasts are not offered during Off-Season and are not included on the nightly rates listed above.
Prices listed are Canadian dollars, plus 5% GST (Federal Goods and Services Tax refundable to non-Canadians), plus 4% Alberta tourism levy on fixed-roof accommodations only, not on teepees, camping or trail rides.
RESERVATIONS call toll free within Canada:
................... Phone 1-866-817-9700
All other inquires please e-mail or call:
..................... Phone 1-780-865-4760
Latest Pricing Update: November 1, 2021 > #13614.
Welcome - Open Year Round
Main House - Summer
Old Entrance B 'n B Cabins Main House is a historic Canadian Northern Railway station built in 1914 and operated at this location as a train station until 1927.
Main House - Winter
Main House Guest Suite - Sitting Room
Guest Suite - Main Bedroom
MAIN HOUSE GUEST SUITE: Lower floor level of Main House. Bright, spacious, accessed via common stairway to main floor, guest sitting area with satellite TV/DVD, private full bathroom, main bedroom has queen-sized bed and second bedroom double-sized bed. "Scent-free" residence due to perfume hyper-sensitivity, guests must refrain from using perfumed products.
GREY CABIN: 512 sq. ft. Sleeps up to four guests with one queen sized-bed and one double-sized futon sofa bed. Features a natural gas fireplace in living room and great mountain view from the covered deck.
BROWN CABIN: 384 sq. ft. Sleeps up to four guests with one queen-sized bed and one double-sized futon sofa bed. Featues efficient wood buring fireplace in living room and nice view from covered front deck.
WHITE CABIN: 660 sq. ft. - Sleeps up to six (6) guests with one queen-sized bed and two double-sized futon sofa beds in the living room. Features a spacious country kitchen and piano. Note: Extra fee for more than double occupancy (two guests) apply.
GREY CABIN: 512 sq. ft. - Sleeps up to four (4) guests with one queen sized-bed and one double-sized futon sofa bed. Features a natural gas fireplace in living room and great mountain view from the covered deck.
BROWN CABIN: 384 sq. ft. Sleeps up to four guests with one queen-sized bed and one double-sized futon sofa bed. Features an efficient wood burning fireplace stove in living room and a nice view from covered deck.
These one-bedroom cabins each have one queen-sized bed and one or two double futon sofa beds in the living room, fully-equipped kitchen, full bathroom, satellite, flat-screen TV/DVD, covered outside deck, propane barbeque, lawn chairs, picnic table and fire pit. The kitchens have fridge, stove, microwave, coffee maker, toaster and basic dishes and cooking utensils. The cabins are heated with natural gas and have supplemental wood burning heater stoves. We provide dry, split firewood for use inside cabins during winter months. These fully-serviced cabins are completely set up for light house keeping and meal preparation. We do not provide daily maid service. Fresh towels are available on request.
GUEST SUITE: Located on the lower floor level of our main house. This suite is quite private, it is accessed via an open stairway to the ground floor. The Main Bedroom has a queen-sized bed, adjacent private bathroom (not en-suite) and private guest sitting area with in-floor heating, large windows, sofa, chair, satellite TV/DVD, coffee maker and small fridge. No cooking facilities. A second bedroom with one queen-sized bed is available for guests traveling companions or children, this bedroom is not rented separately. In our Main House please note: No Scents Make Good Sense - Resident perfume hyper-sensitivity.
RIDGE CABIN: Secluded one-room rustic sleeping cabin with one comfortable double-sized bed and a single-sized bunk bed above. This cabin has an efficient wood heater stove, electric lights and rustic wash stand with basin and water jug. There are lounge chairs and a propane barbeque on the outside covered deck with a great view of river and mountains. A shared separate shower house is located a short walking distance from this cabin with flush toilet.
Each cabin has it's own a propane barbeque located on the outside covered deck and nearby picnic table, lawn chairs and steel fire ring pit.
Dry, split firewood for outdoor fires is available for purchase on-site at $10/load (40" x 16" x 14") delivered to the fire ring. Please check our outdoor fire and firewood policy.
Our cabins have a lot of country charm. We have been told that these cabins, two were originally forest service ranger cabins, take a person a step back in time. They are clean, bright, non-smoking and are tastefully decorated with a few antiques. Each unit is set up independently and equipped for the maximum number of occupants as specified. We do not provide roll-away cots to sleep additional guests above the maximum specified per unit or to provide separate single beds.
We do not have facilities (common kitchen, dining hall and washrooms) for large gatherings and therefore discourage group bookings. Each unit is to be reserved and reservation deposit paid by the individual who will be responsible for balance payment, compliance to our polices and reimbursement for repair of any damage or the cleaning of any excessive mess. We require that any accidental damage that occurs to be brought to our attention prior to check-out. We strive to provide clean and quiet accommodations and expect guests to co-operate with us fully in this regard.
We do not provide daily maid service. Our accommodations are equipped for guests to do their own light housekeeping. With longer term stays exceeding one week duration, weekly maid service is provided.
There are no telephones in the cabins. There is good cell phone reception at our location through Telus. WIFI wireless service is available on-site for internet connection with personal computers.
In Alberta, it is customary to remove outside footwear upon entering a private residence or guest cabin. Please bring slippers or clean deck shoes for inside wear. Extra cleaning fees will apply for those who choose not to comply.
Nutritious breakfasts are served in our main house buffet style at additional cost of $10.00/adult and $7.00/child (2 - 16 years old, 5 years old and under are half price) between 8:00 am and 10:00 am daily during Peak-Season only; June 22 to September 8, 2019. We offer home-made granola, yogurt, fresh fruit in season, bagels, toast, jams, ham, eggs, cheeses, tomatoes, orange juice, tea, freshly brewed dark french roast coffee and a fresh fruit cobbler or crisp or muffins home-baked daily.
RIVERSIDE TEEPEES & CAMPING SITES
TEEPEES: Teepees are available from mid-May to mid-October. Each teepee has a comfortable double bed, rustic wash stand, lounge chairs, wood floor, outside picnic table, firepit and propane barbeque. At a minimum guests must bring a flashlight and matches and be prepared for camping overnight in a tent. We provide good quality single-sized camp cots or a double-sized futon mattress for additional Teepee occupants included in Additional Teepee Occupant Fee. We prefer Teepee guests bring their own bedding or sleeping bags but can provide warm bedding at a cost of $20/bed (not per night) for single or double bedding for those who are unable to bring their own bedding ie. international travelers. Teepee #3 (18' size) can sleep up to five adults, Teepee #1 and Teepee #2 (16' size) can sleep three adults or two adults/two children and Teepee #4 (14' size) sleeps two adults. Teepees by their design are not completely sealed from the elements and some water will drip inside during heavy storms. We provide waterproof cover tarps for the beds and gear.
CAMP SITES: Unserviced camping sites for tenting or camper (RV) parking with picnic table, firepit and grille. There is a near-by outhouse (pit) toilet and separate shower house with flush toilet on-site. Split firewood is available for purchase for outside fires at a nominal fee.
SHOWER-HOUSE: Spacious facility in close proximity to riverside Teepees and Campsites with segregated Women's and Men's showers, flush toilets and hand basins.
16' Riverside Teepee #1
16' Riverside Teepee #2
18' Riverside Teepee #3
14' Teepee Campsite #4
February River View
Guided Horseback Trail Rides
Athabasca River at Old Entrance
Holding Pen for Guest's Horses
Pete's Pond Loop Trail Ride
Riverside Camp Site
Reservations & Cancellations
A reservation confirmation number will be provided by e-mail within 24 hours of receipt of reservation deposit payment. Confirmations can be mailed by regular post upon request. Reservations are accepted only with deposit payment on a first come, first serve basis.
Our reservation policy is a two (2) night minimum booking for accommodations unless one single night is open due to the way others have booked. For all long weekends our policy is a minimum three (3) night booking if the nights are available. We do accept one-night late bookings one day in advance.
CABINS: Cabin reservations are accepted with payment of $175.00 deposit by MasterCard or Visa. Credit card reservation deposits are refundable, less a $30.00 transaction (booking) fee when we are provided with two (2) weeks notice of cancellation during peak-season (June through September & Christmas break).
With short notice cancellation of less than fourteen (14) full days during Peak-Season, guests will be billed for all nights reserved at base rate of $175/night, less any nights that we have been able to re-book their cabin after short notice. Please note that if reservation cancellation is necessary, the longer notice provided the better chance we have to re-book a cabin.
Off-Season from October through May (except during Christmas break) cabin reservation deposits are refundable less a $30.00 transaction fee when provided with two (2) weeks notice of cancellation. With short notice of less than fourteen (14) days during off-season guests will be billed for all nights reserved at $110/night, less any nights that we have been able to re-book.
Off-season weekly or monthly rates are to be paid up-front for the week or month (four weeks), any refund with short notice cancellation of less than seven (7) days will be at our discretion with weekly or monthly stays.
For those who do not have a credit card for cabin reservations we require a deposit of $175.00 for each night reserved during Peak-Season or $110.00 for each night reserved during Off-Season, paid at the time of booking by cash, cheque or money order. If cancellation is necessary we will refund deposit payment by cheque, less $30.00 cancellation fee when we are provided with a minumum of two weeks notice of cancellation. With short notice cancellation we will refund the deposit payment of $175/night or $110/night only for any nights that are able to re-book to other guests following short notice, less the $25.00 cancellation fee.
GIFT CERTIFICATES: Gift Certificates are to be used within one year of date of purchase. Extensions may be provided with advance approval.
REFUNDS: Reservation deposit refund payment for cancellations that are received with adequate notice will be processed within 24 hours and confirmed by e-mail. Short-notice cancellations will be confirmed by e-mail within 24 hours of cancellation notice being received and then followed-up within 24 hours of the last night reserved to advise of total amount of balance payment due.
GUEST SUITE or RUSTIC RIDGE CABIN: Reservations are accepted with payment of a $125.00 deposit by MasterCard or Visa, refundable with two (2) weeks notice of cancellation, less a $30.00 transaction fee. With short notice cancellation guests will be billed at our base rate of $125/night for guest room or rustic cabin for all nights reserved, less those nights that we are able to rebook on short notice.
TEEPEES: Reservations are accepted with payment of a $85.00 deposit by MasterCard or Visa, refundable with two (2) weeks notice of cancellation, less a $30.00 transaction fee. With short notice cancellation of less than 14 full days, guests will be billed at our base rate of $85/night for the Teepee for all nights reserved, less those nights that we are able to rebook on short notice.
CAMPSITES: Reservations are accepted with payment of a $30.00 non-refundable deposit (booking/transaction fee) by MasterCard or Visa. Two (2) weeks notice of cancellation is required. With short notice cancellation of less than 14 full days, guests will be billed at our base rate of $30/night for the campsite for all nights reserved, less those nights that we are able to rebook on short notice.
payment for all nights reserved, less reservation deposit, is due upon check-in.
Check-in time is between 3:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. We request that guests provide an estimated time of arrival as this information helps us to plan our day.
time by 11:00 a.m. on the last day of your stay. We may be flexible with check-out time depending upon the arrival time of our next guests and our house-keeper schedule.
Our cabins and main house Guest Suite are completely set up for light housekeeping and meal preparation. We do not provide daily maid service. It is the guests responsibility to wash dishes, tidy up and remove garbage daily. Fresh towels and linens are available on request. Guests bring their own groceries. We do not supply coffee, tea or other beverages.
MINIMUM STAY: Peak-Season summer months and off-season weekends are our busiest times and booking a one night stay may block a two or three night booking on ANY accommodations that we offer. As we have limited accommodations to offer, during our busy season a request for a single night stay may not be granted. However, quite often especially during the summer we will have availability for a single night due to the way others have booked. Please inquire. Long-weekends we require a minimum three (3) night stay, however we do accept a one or two night late booking when we have availability due to the way others have booked or may at our discretion accept one night bookings of our Guest Suite, Teepees or campsites for one night mid-week nights.
Yellowhead County - Bed & Breakfast Major and Campsite Permits Alberta Heath Services - Food Handling Permit, Class B&B (E) Facility Alberta Hotel and Lodging Association - AHLA Member Alberta Outfitters Association - AOA Member
Old Entrance Bed 'n Breakfast (867822 Alberta Ltd.) and staff respect and are committed to taking every reasonable effort to protect the privacy, confidentiality and security of personal information entrusted to us. Only authorized persons who have a need to know have access to personal information. Our policy, defines personal information as: "any information, which relates to an individual and allows that individual to be identified".
Security is an important concern to us and we exercise care in providing security of individual information. We do not collect, use or disclose personal information about an individual without the consent of the individual except where such information is required by law. We maintain the security and confidentiality of personal information furnished to us according to reasonable standards.
Non-Smoking Cabins Policy
Our cabins are strictly non-smoking inside. An ashtray is provided for smokers outside of the cabins on the covered decks. We have zero tolerance for disrespecting this policy. Smoking of tobacco products inside of our cabins will result in a $250.00 cleaning fee, guaranteed. This fee is to cover costs for excessive extra cleaning required to rid the foul odor of tobacco smoke from fabrics ie. carpets, upholstery and window coverings and for washing of walls and ceilings. We do not appreciate having to enforce this policy. Please No Smoking!
We do not charge a fee for infants up to the age of two (2) years staying in our accommodations. Guests with infants are required to provide their own bassinet, travel bed or play pen and blankets to safely sleep their baby. Infants are not allowed to sleep on our beds or sofas. For toddlers (two to five years of age) we provide a rubber protective sheet on the double-sized sofa beds. Toddlers are not to sleep with adults or older children in our queen-sized beds.
Outdoor Fires & Firewood Policy
Small outdoor fires are permitted inside of established steel fire rings only, provided that there is no provincial fire ban in effect on outside fires. Fires must be kept small and not be left burning unattended at any time. Firewood for outdoor fires is available on-site at $10/load (40" x 16" x 14") delivered to fire ring. Scavenging for firewood on-site is not permitted for preservation of our natural areas. Cutting or chopping messy, un-split firewood on-site is not permitted. Guests may bring their own clean, pre-split firewood. Pet Policy
We welcome guests' pets provided that we have co-operation as responsible pet owners in the following:
1. Dangerous, vicious dogs or large aggressive dogs are not allowed on-site. 2. Maximum of two small dogs or one large dog (70+ pounds) allowed per unit. 3. Please advise when booking your stay of the number of pets, size and their temperament.
4. Pets must be kept under strict control at all times. 5. Pets are never to be left unattended in our accommodations. 6. Pets are ABSOLUTELY not allowed on beds and sofas. 7. Bring your pet's sleeping mat, blanket or travel kennel and feed/water bowls. 8. When wet outside, pet's paws are to be wiped at the door and not allowed to track in muddy foot prints. 9. Pick up your pet's droppings in our yard area and remove from main hiking trails. 10. Pets tied outside are to be prevented from digging up the ground and fragile vegetation. 11. Cats are required to sleep in a travel cage and are not to be allowed on furniture. 12. The premises may be inspected prior to your departure and additional fees may be charged for any damages incurred to doors, screens, furniture or carpets.
Note: Yellowhead County Animal Control Bylaw requires dog owners to prevent their dogs from: Running at large. Howling excessively or disturbing the peace of others. Causing damage to public or private property. Biting, attacking, threatening, harassing, chasing, killing or injuring any person or other animal. Chasing any vehicle.
A $10/night or $50/week fee is charged per pet for all pets staying on-site.
We have one resident, neutered, friendly male Yellow Labrador named Sargeant and an orange neighborhood cat named Gimpy a.k.a. Ginger or Stubby.
Jessi and Sunshine, 2008
Old Entrance "Rosie" Sunrise, Jan. 2009
Rosie and Mule Deer April 2009
Great camping spot! Our location at Old Entrance is virtually mosquito free due to lack of nearby standing water and our mountain breezes.
main house is a restored historic 1914 "Entrance" railway station, the original "Gateway to the Rockies", located on the long abandoned Canadian Northern Railway grade. The CNR trans-continental rail line is operational on the original GTPR line on the opposite side of the river from Old Entrance. The trains are obscured from view by the forest but they can be heard at Old Entrance location passing by from time to time throughout the day and night. Noise from the trains is not noticeable inside of our house or cabins but can be fairly loud outside and along the river's edge.
in the foothills along the eastern slopes of the Rockies our 60 acre property
and surrounding crown lands provide excellent trails for various year-round
outdoor activities; sightseeing, bird watching, hiking, mountain biking,
horseback riding, cross-country skiing and ATV touring.
offer private fully-serviced cabins, a rustic cabin, two bedroom guest suite in our main house, cozy riverside teepees and riverside campsites in a very safe environment. Each unit is set up independently and suitable for the maximum occupancy number specified. We do not have facitities for and therefore discourage large group gatherings.
Entrance is a scenic historic site along the Athabasca River,
a ten minute drive from Hinton's Parks West Mall and 18-hole golf course.
The east gate of Jasper National Park is a fifteen minute drive on Highway
#16 and world famous Miette Hot Springs is a half hour away.
conveniently located near the trans-Canada Yellowhead Highway #16 between
Vancouver and Edmonton on Bighorn Highway #40 North, the scenic Alaska
route. Old Entrance is a ten minute drive from Hinton's shopping and dining a a 45 minute drive from Jasper townsite. Please check our MAPS webpage for detailed driving instructions and a map.
main house is the recently restored historic 1914 "Entrance" railway
station, the original "Gateway to the Rockies", located on the long
abandoned Canadian Northern Railway grade. The Guest Suite is located
on the lower floor level. The CNR trans-continental rail line is operational on the original GTPR line on the opposite side of the river from Old Entrance.
Guests' pets are welcome but must be kept under strict control at all times. A per night or per week fee is charged for all pets staying with guests on-site. Pets must not be left unattended at any time.
For those traveling with their own horses we offer overnight holding corrals or stable. We advise bringing your horse feed and own watering bucket or tub. Water is available at the corrals.