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Expanse Cottages

305 Shunda Creek Road, Nordegg, Alberta T0M 2H0 Canada
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We have 4 amazing cottages nestled in the natural woodlands of the eastern rockies. Enjoy a quiet relaxing stay or seek out the the many adventures to be discovered in the Nordegg area. At the end of your day, you'll have a place of your own with all the comforts of your own home, as well as a private fire pit to unwind around. You will not be disappointed! Our property consists of one 2-bedroom cabin that sleeps up to 5 (max 4 adults) & three 1-bedroom cabins that sleep up to 4
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Free parking
Free internet
Wifi
Boating
Canoeing
Golf course
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Hiking
Horseback riding
Skiing
Windsurfing
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Patio
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
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Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Dining area
Fireplace
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Sofa
Private bathrooms
Kitchenette
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
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treew0rker wrote a review Mar 2023
Bournemouth, United Kingdom22 contributions42 helpful votes
Great location to get away from it all. We were made very welcome and enjoyed local walks straight from the door and into the forest. The cabin was well equipped for a long weekend and we love the views of nature and warming by the wood stove. Highly recommended. Thanks.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded Apr 12, 2023
Thank you for the review!! So glad to know that we made you feel welcome during your stay and that you had such a great experience! From all of us at Expanse :)
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Andrew C wrote a review Sep 2022
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Absolutely amazing!! The staff was incredibly friendly and prompt. Have everything you could ask for. Perfect getaway for our anniversary! Exceeded all expectations and couldn't have asked for a better trip! We will be back!
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded Feb 19, 2023
So sorry I missed this and for not responding earlier Andrew...Thank you for the awesome review! It's great to hear we were such a positive part of your anniversary celebration and we hope to see you again! From all of us at Expanse :)
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Lester L wrote a review Sep 2021
Calgary, Canada4 contributions
Our short stay of 5 nights at this location was wonderful. . Our son and grandson(6yrs old) joined us for 4 nights. The cabin was immaculately clean and was comfortably cosy for the four of us. A really nice amenity in the cabins is the wood burning stove. It was more than adequate in heating our cabin when we experienced a day and a half of rain at the end of September during our stay, along with day time highs of 5 degrees Celsius. Firewood is supplied and replenished every day to ensure we had firewood for our outdoor fire pit and indoor stove, if necessary. Being a family run operation, we didn’t experience any hiccups in customer service. All of our requests were dealt with in a very timely manner by smiling and appreciated staff. Communication with the staff is key to exceptional service. This is not a hotel, so, communicate with the staff and give them a reasonable time to respond to your request. Remember, you are in a remote location. If you are looking for a comfortable, we’ll equipped cabin, to escape the day to day stress and enjoy some relaxing and peaceful time hiking, fishing, relaxing by the campfire and roasting hotdogs and marshmallows, this is what you’re looking for. Hands down, this is your choice!! The location is very easy to find, and it’s close proximity to Nordegg is convenient. Would I recommend this location as a very relaxing and isolated location? Absolutely, do not hesitate to reserve your next trip. We have stayed in numerous rental locations throughout the world and we were extremely impressed with the commitment to superior customer service at this location. I commend you on a job very, very well done. We will be back. Thank you once again.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded Sep 13, 2021
What a wonderful review to read, thank you so so much! It is really great to see the detail and thoughts that go behind a guest's experience and we appreciate you taking the time to leave these notes for others to see! We hope all of our guests leave feeling the same level of service and appreciation as you have. Thank you again, from all of us at Expanse!
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jjluke wrote a review Jun 2021
Calgary, Canada1420 contributions1402 helpful votes
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We were very fortunate to visit Expanse Cottages in early March with my wife’s parents while Old Man Winter had his last hurrah. We enjoyed it so much, my inlaws booked all four cabins for the households of our entire family in mid-May where we were able to see Spring start coming into bloom. “Meticulous” is the word that describes the property. The cottages are very clean, with good layouts, well-equipped, mindful COVID-19 policies as well it offers the surrounding beauty of the outdoors with back trails where you can experience tranquility in your getaway from the every day. The property is also well-lit at night. Everything in the units is properly labeled and the notes/reminders scream out great attention to detail (or an OCD complexity, which I can certainly appreciate being cut from the same cloth!). I can envision some personalities may find the reminders a bit much, but to me it speaks highly to the pride of care and ownership evident. We stayed in Kutenai both times. Though a smaller unit without an oven (there was a stovetop), we liked how it was nice and central among the four units. We did have a chance to quickly peek in all four cabins during our two visits and noticed they each made reasonably good use of their space. We don’t like it too smoky inside, so we opted out on the wood-burning fireplace. However, we did indulge in the outside fire pit where there is also a picnic table, ample space and free daily ration of firewood. Kindling, newspaper, pre-cut wood was all ready to go and the batch of wood burned cleanly both times. A tank of fire water is ready for when you are done! There is also a large bucket out front for refills of any items you require. For those entertainment and social media buffs who want to stay plugged in, the property does have WiFi but being out in the woods, signal strength can vary, though we had a strong phone signal. No cinema size TV screen either; we had a few laughs pretending to be Michael Scott from the Office with his plasma. But in reality we felt these are all positives in disguise. Advice here – just disconnect. I brought my laptop both times and didn’t even turn it on the second time (which is a feat in itself). I was not directly involved in the booking process both trips. However, from feedback received it was streamlined and efficient with no direct face-to-face (awesome given the pandemic). The brother and sister owners play off each other’s strengths: one lives out of town and handles bookings whereas the other lives on site and manages the property. It seems like other family members come around to chip in and help BUT the team is also exceptionally brilliant at being non-intrusive. We couldn’t have thought of a better arrangement where all our family can come together during these difficult times. The team at Expanse Cottages goes above and beyond in their own special way to deliver value, from cleanliness of the units right down to the beautiful postcards they provide and the special little touches such as the treats for my father-in-law’s 65th. Again, I go back to my first impression - meticulous. There is no doubt in my mind I will get a response to my review like all the other reviews! To the team - best of luck with the expansion - we hope you continue keeping up the good work and bringing your "A" game as you grow. Please indicate if you found this review helpful as it will allow me to better focus my future review efforts!
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Responded Jun 5, 2021
Wow, what a fantastic review to read! Love the feedback and detail as to how you viewed our operations. Also great to know how much you and your family appreciated your time with us 😁 Everyone in your group was amazing to host! Very clean and respectful of our property. All part of the reason we love what we do! Thank you so much and we hope to see you again! From all of us at Expanse 😊
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Jeremy K wrote a review Mar 2021
Red Deer, Canada10 contributions6 helpful votes
Absolutely amazing experience. Cleaner than hotels costing five times as much. A wonderful design, fantastic atmosphere and incredibly well stocked. The people at Expanse could teach a masterclass at hospitality. I am already planning a return. Whether you’re in the area for a weekend of hiking, exploration, or just to get off the computer and unplug Expanse cabins is a TOP choice. These cabins are a premium in this area - if you’re considering staying, be mindful that people love them and they book up fast.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded Mar 30, 2021
Thanks so much Jeremy! You are too kind 😁😁 We are so pleased you loved your time here and look forward to seeing you out again! From all of us at Expanse
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Figment59 wrote a review Mar 2021
65 contributions23 helpful votes
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Expanse cottages (Kutenai cottage) is a perfect location to explore and experience winter hiking and ice walk on Abraham Lake. The cottage was fully equipped for a self-contained stay. It was very clean and appealing and offered private outdoor space with a fire pit, picnic table, seating and firewood. There were marked walking/hiking trails on the property. Very COVID continues. Would definitely stay again
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded Mar 6, 2021
Thank you for taking the time to write a review and so glad you enjoyed your stay with us!! Hope to have you back for another stay! From all of us at Expanse :)
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MomaP wrote a review Feb 2021
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Booked Expanse Cottages with kids/friends for some sledding time. What a great place, sat around an outdoor fire pit, relaxed. Very quiet restful place. Jason the innkeeper helped with anything we needed which wasn’t much as each cottage was fully equipped and very clean. Will come back in the summer to check out quading trails, nice to come back to a hot shower! Thanks for everything!
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded Feb 22, 2021
So glad your family enjoyed your time and thank you for the great review, it's very appreciated! See you again in the summer :)
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Sheila G wrote a review Oct 2020
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Booked expanse cottages on the recommendation of a friend. What an incredible gem! These cabins have everything you need, down to the smallest detail. Bring your clothes and food and good to go. Beautiful scenery, quiet, nestled away. The location gives you great access to so many mountain hikes and attractions. I would very highly recommend staying at Expanse Cottages, I know I will be back!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Jodi Reynolds, Owner at Expanse Cottages
Responded Oct 22, 2020
It was great to read your review Sheila! We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay so much and look forward to having you back! Thank you! From all of us at Expanse :)
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gavin hill wrote a review May 2020
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Me and my girlfriend stayed for two nights and paid $150 a night for a one bedroom. Everything was very clean and the supplies were very well thought-out. There was even a grease can for our morning bacon! The indoor wood fireplace is very nice and made up for the fire ban. The property is absolutely beautiful and very quiet at all hours. The check-out instructions were very clear and posted on the fridge. We just texted our host to practice social distancing which was very convenient.
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Date of stay: April 2020
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Response from JodiLReynolds, Owner at Expanse Cottages
Responded May 5, 2020
Thank you for the review Gavin, we appreciate it very much! You were a pleasure to have and we hope to see you again in the future :) From all of us at Expanse
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Marge2022 wrote a review Feb 2020
Trochu, Canada7 contributions2 helpful votes
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We spent 2 nights in “The Rock” at Expanse Cottages and I have to say, this little cabin exceeded our expectations! Everything we could possibly need was in our cabin including a very detailed binder that the owners have created and provided information on all the attractions around Nordegg. Well done! During our stay, we hiked into Siffleur Falls, walked on Abraham Lake to see the methane bubbles and hiked into Crescent Falls. So much to see and do around Nordegg. We will definitely return to Expanse Cottages for more adventures in the future. Thank you Jason & Jodi.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from JodiLReynolds, Owner at Expanse Cottages
Responded Feb 25, 2020
Thank you for the review Brenda! We are thrilled you enjoyed the place so much and loved reading how you spent your days in the area! See you again next time! From all of us at Expanse :)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Expanse Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to Expanse Cottages?
Nearby attractions include Abraham Lake (3.6 km), Fish Lake Provincial Recreation Area (3.5 km), and Nordegg Discovery Centre (3.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Expanse Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, a golf course, and free internet access.
Which room amenities are available at Expanse Cottages?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Expanse Cottages?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Expanse Cottages?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Expanse Cottages?
Conveniently located restaurants include Miners' Cafe, Nordegg Canteen, and Nordegg Lodge Dining.
Are there any historical sites close to Expanse Cottages?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Brazeau Collieries Mine National Heritage Site (3.3 km).