Aspen Whispers offers you a home away from home during your travels in the Hinton/Jasper area. Our commitment is to make your stay memorable by sharing our home surrounded by peace and our capacity
to replicate this feeling.
"You get rich with people and stories."
- Marilyn & Wayne -
Here at Aspen Whispers we offer old-fashioned hospitality in a modern fast paced world. Our small Bed and Breakfast was designed to be a quiet retreat away from the demands of everyday life. Both of us come from small communities where warm hospitality and hosting family and friends was the norm. We aim to bring that warmth to every visitor who comes to our door.
Hinton has been our home for sixteen years; twelve of those operating “Aspen Whispers”. Both of us love the outdoors, travel, share an interest in the local history/arts and culture and recreation of this area and believe in an eco-friendly commitment to sustainable living principles. We enjoy hosting travellers from around the world and are committed to making your experience memorable. Marilyn is a yoga teacher with twenty some years of experience and a local historian, having worked eight years in the local archives. Wayne brings his maintenance skills and artistic eye to our operation. Both of us have worked in the hospitality industry, Provincial Parks and institutions of learning and bring these extensive skills and knowledge of the local area to enhancing your stay
It is our vision to offer hospitality that is unique and truly comes from our hearts. We think about what we enjoy when we travel and reflect that in our service.
We hope you will choose Aspen Whispers and look forward to your stay with us.
SUITE & RATES
Suitable for one couple or solo traveller
no additional taxes
Guests describe our eco-friendly, private suite as bright, comfortable, peaceful, easy to find and hard to leave!
Free Off-street parking/private entrance (NOTE: stairs down to entrance)
Comfy queen bed with down duvet
Large sitting area with windows affording views to Forest Reserve, for watching deer who wander into yard and great for birdwatching!
NO television ----- to encourage you to relax, retreat and reflect
Patio allowing you to enjoy backyard and reflect on day of adventures with a glass of wine or cold beer from local Folding Mountain Brewery
Extensive library with local history books, flower/bird/trail guides, tourist information and light reads
Check out Little Free Library in the driveway where you can take a book or leave a book.
Amenities include: small fridge, Bodum coffeemaker, kettle, toaster, dishes, cutlery and complimentary tea and coffee.
Extensive trail system beyond backyard
Fifteen minutes to Jasper National Park east gates
Steps away from Hinton Beaver Boardwalk
Short bike ride from Hinton Mountain Bike Park
Fair Trade coffee/non-toxic cleaning products/low energy LED light bulbs
Handmade soap by Willow Valley Soap Works
Second hand furniture and/or upcycled from repurposed materials
A hearty, plentiful, healthy continental breakfast will be served to you in the privacy of the suite.
Home baking, “Mare’s homemade granola, fruit in season (when available), yogurt, orange juice, coffee or tea.
Special diets can be accommodated
Guests wishing an early start can request a self-catered breakfast
Call or email us.
Payment is by cash or credit card.
Two night reservations only on weekends.
Check-in 4:00-6:00 pm (Notify us to make other arrangements)
Check-out 10:00 am (Owners like to head out on adventures)
We understand life happens. It is appreciated to be contacted 48 hours in advance.
------- OPEN MAY 1 – OCTOBER 1 -------
Private yoga classes for
Bed & Breakfast Guests:
/1 hr session
Marilyn brings twenty some years of experience to her “Yoga from the Heart” classes.
Her focus now is on therapeutic yoga encouraging her students to move their bodies in the range of motion they were designed to move. Too often she has seen students pushing themselves to move into the “perfect” pose rather than honor what their body is capable of in this present moment.
Yoga gives Marilyn a way to share the transformative potential of yoga. She does this in a gentle and caring style of teaching. Yoga supports her life practice of non-harming to others and the environment and living a simple, balanced life.
She offers weekly classes to the community in the off-season. Private classes can be arranged for visitors to “Aspen Whispers”.
Marilyn worked in the Archives at the local library for eight years where she researched the extensive history of this area with a special interest in the Coal Branch. Through donations, she met the people and/or relatives, who helped to shape our history. She continues to pursue her love of history and is available for local history tours and lectures.
HINTON & AREA:
Beaver Boardwalk (Canada’s longest freshwater boardwalk)
Mountain Bike Park (becoming known as one of most popular destinations in Western Canada)
Athabasca River Front Park
William Switzer Park / Willmore Wilderness Park
West Fraser Guild --- Home of Performing Arts
Northern Rockies Museum of Culture and Heritage/Hinton Municipal Library and Archives
Hinton’s Farmer’s Market (every Thursday 11:00-2:00 pm) /Local market ( held every Saturday in July/August in Green Square)
Alpine Club of Canada members join local section for trips (ask Wayne for details****)
Wild Mountain Music Festival (second weekend of July, located at Entrance Ranch)
Hinton Fohn Festival (July 1, located at Green Square)
And so much more! Talk to Marilyn and Wayne for more ideas!
We can’t express our appreciation enough for
the wonderful time we had here.