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and operated since 1986

The Allin Family has owned and operated Alpine Village Cabin Resort for 35 years. Chris, a math teacher, and Rena, a graphic designer, married in April, 1986. Within 3 days of their wedding, they moved everything they owned to Jasper to embark on the adventure that is now Alpine Village Cabin Resort.

Chris and Rena have raised 3 children – Cassi, Natalie & Sean, all who help at Alpine Village Cabin Resort in various ways. Cassi is home in a management capacity, Natalie keeps our online presence strong as she focuses on marketing opportunities through Instagram and Facebook, and Sean can be found around the grounds on a tractor or with a chainsaw. The Allin Family and their committed team continue to operate the resort, truly enjoying meeting people from all over the world and the experiences that come with operating a very busy resort in the Canadian Rockies.

Alpine Village Cabin Resort is proud to be one of the few remaining family owned and operated resorts in not only Jasper National Park, but Banff and Lake Louise as well.


The property opened as Kiefer’s Kozy Kabins in 1941, thanks to Mary & Curt Keifer who built the original 30 cabins. They operated the resort for 24 years before changing the name to Alpine Village. In 1974, Alpine Village was bought by Lydia & Steve Stanko who updated many of the existing cabins – Lydia still lives in Jasper today.

In 1986, Chris & Rena bought Alpine Village and immediately began updating, refurbishing and building new cabins while maintaining the unique character of the original log cabins. To date, Rena & Chris have built 30 new log cabins, all in varying sizes and styles, for a total of 56 cabins. The Hot Pool, garages, staff accommodation, landscaping and existing cabins throughout the property have either been added to or renovated throughout the years.


For over 70 years, Alpine Village has been offering an authentic “cabin in the woods” experience to guests from all over the world coming to experience the ruggedness of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Our 56 cabins are spaciously located across 11 acres of property, no longer than a minute’s walk from the sparkling Athabasca River with glorious views of Mount Edith Cavell and Tekarra Mountain in the backdrop.

Wildlife such as elk, black and even grizzly bears frequent the property. Sightings of these majestic animals are thrilling for our guests and remind us all how lucky we are to visit a National Park where wildlife are free to roam.

You can walk or drive the short 2 km to downtown Jasper to enjoy the delicious local food and pub scene, go shopping or check out a local art gallery, museum and more. The many attractions and sites of beautiful Jasper National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, are all within an hour’s drive to Alpine Village Cabin Resort.

Awards and Recognitions

Trip Advisor – Travellers’ world-wide have consistently commended Alpine Village Cabin Resort with the highest ranking of “#1 Place to Stay in Jasper National Park” since 2006. The resort has also been recognized with the Trip Advisor “Certificate of Excellence” Awards from 2011 – 2020, the Travellers’ Choice – Best Hidden Gem Award and most recently the Travellers’ Choice Award – Best of the Best for 2020.

Travel Alberta Alto “Alberta Pride” Award – 2014 and 2015 Finalist
Alpine Village was recognized as a tourism business that best captures the essence of an Alberta vacation experience . . . the historical authenticity of their log cabin resort.

Travel Alberta Alto “Service Excellence” Award 2014 and 2015 Finalist
Alpine Village Cabin Resort was a two-time finalist demonstrating a commitment to tourism service excellence, delivering outstanding customer service to their visitors, employees and suppliers.

Alberta Hotel Association “Housekeeping Award of Excellence 1988 – 2020”
Alpine Village’s Housekeeping staff have repeatedly received this award for excellence in cleanliness and maintenance of guest cabins.

Alberta Hotel & Lodging Association “Employer of Choice Award 2011 – 2020” Alpine Village’s management has repeatedly won this award for excellence in human resource practices in the hospitality industry towards its employees.

“Communities in Bloom” Jasper Park Chamber of Commerce 2015 Winner and 2012 – 2016 Award Nominee for excellence in property landscaping and display of flowers and blooms.

CAA/AAA (Canadian and American Automobile Association) 2018 Best of Inspector’s Personal Favorite Property plus Alpine Village has maintained a Three-Diamond Approved Accommodation rating consistently throughout the years.

Jasper National Park “Heritage Tourism Award 2004” in Heritage Architecture for maintaining architectural motif and design in the renovation of six 60 year old Family Cabins at Alpine Village Cabin Resort.

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