Ranch Vacations

Come and spend a relaxing and rejuvenating time during a 1 to 7 day ranch stay.

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Day 1

This is a true Alberta working ranch experience. You head back in time at historic Lucasia Ranch. Join ranch cowboys as they herd cattle through the picturesque Porcupine Hills of southwestern Alberta. Surround yourself with 4000 acres of vast open country. Herds of elk and deer mingle with Texas Longhorns and Crossbred cattle, as well as Percheron, Appaloosa and Quarter horses.

Established in 1881 this Alberta foothills ranch stands as testament to a bygone era. After a day in the saddle, you can spend the evening beside a campfire or relaxing on the deck. Taste the crystal clear spring water that flows through the ranch yard into a pond that is home to colourful ducks and geese.

The main ranch home has two guest rooms. Or, you can experience pioneer life and stay in the refurbished 1900s log cabin.

Day 2 to Day 6

Guests take part in daily ranch activities, which may include riding with your hosts to check cattle and horses, fence mending and general ranch activities, as well as seasonal round-ups of cattle. Other ranch options include team roping practice and learning the basics of roping the dummy. Or perhaps you would like to challenge someone to a game of horseshoes, enjoy an evening of fire pit camaraderie or hike the hills and watch for birds and other wildlife.

Day 7

There’s no need to be in a hurry this morning. You will enjoy another breakfast before heading off down the trail on your return journey through the rolling foothills scenery to Calgary.


"Trails West" *

Ranch weekend featuring 2 nights accommodation, meals, 1 day of riding (also available as a mid-week package).

Includes:

  • accommodation,
  • 3 meals per day,
  • Daily riding and other ranch activities

$550/person, plus 10% Gratuity and GST

(prices based on double occupancy)

* Ensuite NOT available for this package

"Cimarron"

4 nights/5 days including accommodation, meals, riding, ranch activities. Get a taste of a true western ranch lifestyle.

Includes:

  • accommodation,
  • 3 meals per day,
  • Daily riding and other ranch activities

$1,050/person or $ 1,150/person with private ensuite, plus 10% Gratuity and GST

(prices based on double occupancy)

"Rawhide"

6 nights/7 days including accommodation, meals, riding, complimentary day tour to Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump or Historic Fort MacLeod and ranch activities. Get away from it all and gain an inside view of an authentic working family ranch... ride the foothills, check cattle, fix fence, learn to rope the dummy or just kick back and relax.

Includes:

  • accommodation,
  • 3 meals per day,
  • Daily riding and other ranch activities

$1,495/person or $ 1,595/person with private ensuite, plus 10% Gratuity and GST

(prices based on double occupancy)

"The Cowpuncher"

13 nights/14 days includes accommodation, meals, riding and ranch activities. Guests will experience cattle work and learn the basic techniques of working cattle and ranch roping. Riding experience would be beneficial.

Includes:

  • accommodation,
  • 3 meals per day,
  • Daily riding and other ranch activities

$2,950/person or $ 3,100/person with private ensuite, plus 10% Gratuity and GST

(prices based on double occupancy)

Contact our knowledgeable staff today to discuss making your western experience holiday a reality.

You’ll find Sierra West nestled under the Livingstone Mountain Range in Southwestern Alberta. Here the prairies rise up to meet the rolling foothills and continue on to the pristine mountains. The breath-taking scenery is second to none and you will often catch a glimpse of the abundance of wild life in the area. This is an authentic working cattle ranch where you can stay in one of two self-catered log cabins – offer all the amenities including stove, fridge, microwave, water coolers, pots & pans, dishes, TV, VCR and full bath – and enjoy the clean mountain air (and fishing) on the banks of Todd Creek. One cabin is the original log homestead from 1905 (Homesteader), and the other is newly finished (Sundowner) with an eye to our guests’ comfort.

Do you want to bring your own horse? If so, here for your pleasure, you will find barns, corrals, a riding and roping arena plus Texas Longhorn cattle to work. And for those who just want to experience the cowboy way of life – horseback riding and/or beginner roping lessons are available. Fishing, canoeing, snowmobiling, and sightseeing are only minutes away. The ranch is in close proximity to forest reserves, natural lakes and man made dams. And, Waterton Lakes National Park and many other points of interest lie within leisurely driving distance.

A minimum of 2 nights or longer is required in any of the accommodation units. In the event of a long weekend - the requirement is 3 nights minimum.

Sorry, no pets can be accommodated.

Homesteader Cabin

Homesteader Cabin

(Sleeps 4-6 with hide-a-bed)

  • $165.00/night plus GST (For the first 4 guests) Additional guests, $15/night per person.
  • Bedding: $12/bed per stay

Sundowner Cabin

Sundowner Cabin

(Sleeps 7 with hide-a-bed)

  • $225.00/night plus GST (For the first 4 guests)

Antiker Cabin

Antiker Cabin

(Sleeps up to 4 with hide-a-bed)

  • $195.00/night plus tax
  • Bedding: $12/bed per stay

3 Bunkhouses

3 Bunkhouses

(Sleeps 4 with hide-a-bed in 2 units and sleeps 3 in 1 unit)

  • $125/night plus GST
  • Bedding: $12/bed per stay
  • If there are more than 2 guests in any one bunkhouse - there is a charge of $15.00/person/night.

Trail Rides:

  • $50/hour per person plus GST (1 Hour riding)
  • $40/hour per person plus GST (2 Hours or more riding)

High Country Day Ride

$190.00/person plus GST (Minimum 2 riders)

High Country Day Ride

Come ride the High Country with us and enjoy the smell of wild flowers and unending scenery.  We will guide you on a wonderful 4 1/2 to 5 hour horseback ride which will include a tasty lunch at our half way destination point.


Contact our knowledgeable staff today to discuss making your western experience holiday a reality.

Anchor D Ranch

Ranch Vacations

Hunter's Cabin

Stay for a weekend, or stay for a week (or even two!) There are two cozy, authentic log cabins nestled in the foothills of the Rockies right beside Kananaskis Country. They come with full kitchen, television/VCR (for DVD and VHS movies only, no satellite hookup), loft, and a great view. The surrounding area offers great photographic opportunities. Whether you’re a horse enthusiast or just want to strap on your hiking boots and head up the ridge into Kananaskis country, this is the perfect place for families or a romantic and relaxing getaway.

The Ranch offers 2 hour, 3 hour and day rides into the foothills around the ranch. If you’re wanting to get up to a higher elevation, then the Mountain Day Ride will offer you elevations of up to 7500'. You can come back to the cabin for a shower and relaxation after your ride.

Nearby golfing, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, fishing, hiking, swimming, shopping, restaurants. The Ranch is within 1 to 2 hours drive from Head-Smashed-InBuffalo Jump, Remington-Alberta Carriage Museum, Glenbow Museum, Calgary Stampede, and other attractions in the area.

Rates and Policies:

$180 per night (up to 4 guests) Additional guests $20/person/night

Weekly Rate: $925 + GST (7 days, 6 nights)

Check-in: 3 p.m.

Check-out: 11 a.m.

NO SMOKING inside the cabin, and please leave your pets at home.

Contact our knowledgeable staff today to discuss making your western experience holiday a reality.

Meanwhile, Back at The Ranch
6-Day Ranch Stay & Horseback Adventure
(Only ONCE Per Year )

Meanwhile, Back at The Ranch

Prepare to be pampered for this six-day horseback riding vacation at the Anchor D Ranch, when the hills are beautiful in their new spring colours.

Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch is unique from the other horseback adventures. Instead of roughing it in mountain camps, you'll stay in the beautiful log ranch house or cozy log cabins. Enjoy hot showers, comfy beds and delicious meals when you're back from your day rides in the Rockies. Each morning the horses are trucked to the trail head so that you can ride the high ridges to savour the rivers, falls, lakes and canyons of the mountains. You will enjoy your lunch while taking in the breathtaking views from a number of different mountain ranges and high mountain lakes. Take in the ranch lifestyle, without the work!

Price includes: Six days of guided riding, all meals from lunch on the first day to lunch on the final day, 5 nights in the log ranch house or cozy log cabins.

Not included: Alcohol & pop with your meals and personal gear.

Level of Experience: High intermediate to advanced and a reasonable fitness level required.

Pace and Terrain: Riding through rivers, valleys, canyons and passes, we travel through some incredibly rugged country where you will gain a new respect for your sure-footed mountain horse.

Accommodation: Five nights in the log ranch house or cozy log cabins.

2017 6-Day Meanwhile, Back at The Ranch Dates:
  1. June 12 - 17

Price: $1999.00 + GST per person

Contact our knowledgeable staff today to discuss making your western experience holiday a reality.

Moose Mountain Horseback Adventures

Moose Mountain Horseback Adventures

We offer highly personalized service to all of our guests. We endeavour to match your interests, abilities, and time available to give you the best riding experience imaginable.

We are a small family owned operation with the desire to leave as small as possible a footprint on the wilderness.

We like energetic, responsive and fit horses. Our herd includes a range of sizes and temperaments. We take the time to match you with a horse whose character you will enjoy and is capable of carrying you safely through difficult terrain.

We have a knowledgeable and enthusiastic team that delights in sharing their passion for horsemanship, nature and history with you.

Riding with us means a genuine, real-life adventure, breathtaking scenery, camaraderie of the trail, excellent camp-fire cooked food and the opportunity to learn as much as you can about horses, riding and living with nature.

The guesthouse at the M&M Ranch is an ideal place to get together, enjoy the scenery of the foothills and experience western hospitality.

The heart of the guest quarters is a large, bright communal space where we socialize, eat, cook, listen to stories or just enjoy the view over the horse pasture.

The guesthouse offers room for a total of 8 guests in 5 bedrooms. Rooms can be rented separately.

Amenities:

  • 2 king size bedrooms or 2 twin bedrooms
  • 1 twin double room (2 double beds)
  • 2 single double bedrooms (single occupancy recommended)
  • Large custom built dining table for 16 people
  • fully equipped kitchen (range, fridge with freezer, cookware and dinnerware)
  • 2 full bath rooms (shared amongst all guests)
  • Outdoor fire place with picnic area

Please note that the lodge does not have TV and only limited cell phone reception. We offer free Wifi (Satellite) and a landline for local calls (Calgary area), for long distance calls, please use a calling card.

Ranch and Ride

(All prices are in Canadian Dollars plus GST)

Price per person
Accommodation (double room), 3 meals & half day riding $230 per day
Accommodation (double room), 3 meals & all day riding $330 per day
Single room supplement $40 per night

Accommodations and Meals

 B&B: Accommodation (double room) & breakfast next day $85 per night
Half Board: Accommodation (double room), dinner & breakfast $120 per person
Full Board: Accommodation (double room), breakfast, lunch & dinner $140 per person
Single room supplement $40 per night

What to expect?

LARGE ROOMS

There are 3 large rooms for double occupancy. Two of the rooms can be fitted with either 2 twin beds or one king size bed. One room is large enough to add a cot. The rooms are spacious, and are equipped with night stands, a lounge chair, dressers and hooks with cloth hangers.

SINGLE ROOMS

The 2 single rooms each are equipped with a double bed (120 cm), a chair, a small table, night stand and a dresser.

BATHROOMS

There are 2 bathrooms in the lodge, shared by all guests. We provide bath towels, but please bring your own soap and shampoo.

Contact our knowledgeable staff today to discuss making your western experience holiday a reality.

Working Ranch Vacations are all-inclusive. Transportation to and from the working ranch is not provided by the ranch, unless specifically stated, although we can arrange this service.

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