During our stay in Alberta, we thought it would be fun to give the kids (and adults) a little more of a ‘country’ experience and since Rocky Mountain House is only an hour away, we started looking out west of there. In this area there are some beautiful views of the mountains and the foothills. My mom came across the website for Ride the Wind Ranch and setting up the details of our stay with Kathy was a pleasure. She and her husband moved to Canada from Switzerland many years ago and have built themselves beautiful accommodations and a very nice ranch with horses and longhorn cattle.
The cottages, built by Kathy’s husband, are rustic but kept impossibly clean and have everything we needed with a small fridge, a comfortable bed, full bathroom and even a coffee maker for the morning.
We enjoyed a beautiful night by the fire, with dry firewood that burnt beautifully. (Ontario Parks could take a lesson)
The ranch is perfectly set up for kids; they were able to play in the ‘Sherriff’s Office’, feed the horses and roast marshmallows. The whole place is really well thought out and we enjoyed our stay very much.