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234051 Range Road 243, Strathmore, Alberta T1P 0N2 Canada
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Just a short drive from Calgary, the Rocking R Guest Ranch is located in the rolling hills overlooking Eagle Lake and the majestic Rocky Mountains. Guests will enjoy an all-inclusive dude ranch experience in a cozy, family-friendly atmosphere. Each day in one of the cozy cabins includes a hot, gourmet breakfast, access to the outdoor firepits, lawn games, and hot tub. It's the perfect family getaway! Packages include our special Heartland riding tour, ice fishing, fly-fishing, local beer tours, spa services in the privacy of your cabin, and Equestrian Adventures for all levels of riders. If you are looking for a romantic stay, or are looking for in-cabin gourmet or a family dining experience, you can order from our 3 course dinner menu. Minimum night stay at the ranch is 2 nights.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Hiking
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Wifi
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Horseback riding
Canoeing offsite
Spa
Full body massage
Massage
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Sun deck
First aid kit
Washing machine
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Allergy-free room
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Dining area
Fireplace
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Housekeeping
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Dishwasher
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
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John Craddock wrote a review Jan. 2022
Irricana, Canada29 contributions9 helpful votes
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My better half and I spent my birthday weekend at the Rocking R Guest Ranch. Absolutely loved it. Kara and Ryan are excellent hosts. Checkin was smooth despite the frigid cold. The Bunkhouse, where we stayed, is quaint and cozy and well equipped. My favourite feature is the wood stove which we had going most of our two day stay. The breakfast, delivered to our cabin every morning was delicious. Eggs Benny and French toast. And always with a smile from Kara. The views from the ranch are extraordinary and our last night we had the best sunset we have seen in a long time. The ranch offers extras including massages, which we took in, and sleigh rides (too cold) to name two. We loved it so much we have already reserved my next birthday weekend. #rockinrguestranch
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Ryan Carriere, Owner at Rocking R Guest Ranch
Responded Jan. 16, 2022
We love when guests come to the ranch to celebrate special occasions! It was great meeting you and we look forward to seeing you next year!
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Aon-as T wrote a review Nov. 2021
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A stay at the ranch was beyond expectations. We booked both cottages for a family weekend celebration and were treated royally. Terri and Marvin were wonderful hosts. Breakfasts were included and we decided to book a special dinner for the Saturday night and we were not disappointed; the food was wonderful and service was exceptional as each of the 3 courses were served to your cottage (same with breakfast) and dishes were removed, you didn’t have to lift a finger. If I ever win the lotto, I’m hiring Terri as my personal chef. Cottages are well laid out with no expense spared and both have wood burning fireplaces. Imagine sitting by the fire with a glass of wine, looking out of the window to horses grazing in the field in front of you, overlooking Eagle lake towards the mountains. Now that’s what I call relaxation. Thank you Terri and Marvin for a wonderful weekend.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Room Tip: Main cottage has full kitchen.
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Responded Nov. 3, 2021
Thank you for the wonderful review. It was such a pleasure meeting you and your family; we enjoyed visiting with all of you!
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Renee D wrote a review Jan. 2022
4 contributions1 helpful vote
This was our second time staying at this beautiful and peaceful retreat. Private accommodation, serene atmosphere, and friendly hosts. Even though we had temps in the -20's, we still found enough things to enjoy our time there. Highly recommended a snowshoe hike around the property. We will be back again!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Ryan Carriere, Owner at Rocking R Guest Ranch
Responded Jan. 16, 2022
We enjoyed having you at the ranch! It was great to see you enjoying the property despite the cold! We're looking forward to your next visit.
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Karen L wrote a review Sep. 2021
St. Albert, Canada1 contribution
After not being able to take a vacation for almost 2 years due to COVID, this was a very welcome retreat. The ambiance and serenity was exactly what was needed. We took the Introduction to Horseback Riding. Since it had been over 40 years since I've been on a horse, I was a bit anxious, but our guide / instructor made it extremely comfortable. and relaxing. After our 2 hour lesson (which felt like less than an hour), we relaxed in the hot tub. Evenings were spend picking apples and feeding them to the horses in the pasture and sitting on the deck of our cabin staring at the breathtaking sunset over Eagle Lake. Were hoping to sit around the outdoor fire pit, but with the winds that came up, and the dry summer we had, it wouldn't have been the best idea. The attention to detail in the decor and the absolutely delicious 2 course breakfasts (scheduled with us for the time we wanted to eat) helped to make it a trip to remember. The only down side was the 2 nights we booked weren't enough, i would truly like to thank Terri and Marv for being our hosts and look forward to booking there again.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from , Owner at Rocking R Guest Ranch
Responded Sep. 27, 2021
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at the ranch and very grateful that you took the time to write a review for us! Hope to see you again one day!
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Rena S wrote a review Sep. 2021
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I don't know where to begin. The stay at Rocking R Ranch was absolutely wonderful. Beyond our expectations. Terri and Marv were the nicest caring hosts. They pay attention to the details that made for a cozy stay. They had thought of everything from beautiful landscaping to clever ideas in decorating the cabin to making suggestions on things to do in the area. Each morning we woke up to the serenity of seeing horses grazing in the pasture and having Terri's amazing two course breakfasts. It felt so special to have the delightful meal brought to us and then to be able to chat with our host a bit. After breakfast it was off to a trail ride. Spending time with Marvin as he guided us on a trail ride and shared his horses and stories of the Ranch topped the morning! Marv was patient with us and and generous with his time. I loved every minute of the opportunity to ride with him ! It was also nice that Terri and Marvin helped guide us to figuring out fun things to do in surrounding towns. Since we are from US, the suggestions for our first time in Canada were appreciated. This was one of the most wonderful trips we've had for a new adventure! Terri and Marvin made it even better with the special touches and making us feel so welcome. I can say the same as other posts read...we arrived as strangers, but left feeling like friends! This visit easily gets a 5+ star rating !
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from , Owner at Rocking R Guest Ranch
Responded Sep. 27, 2021
Wow! Thank you for your kind words! We love meeting people from all over the world and learning about where they live. Marv and I very much enjoyed your visit!
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Freja56 wrote a review Aug. 2021
Burlington133 contributions26 helpful votes
Terri & Marv deserve every accolade given to them. A sweeter, kinder couple you'll never find, and they truly share a huge part of themselves with their guests. From Terri's remembering to "save" me some rhubarb pie (delicious) to Marv's super patience with me on my ride/walk....putting their guests first is what they do over and over again. The amazing breakfasts, the sweet cabin and the beautiful property all combine for an experience that is second to none. Honestly, we arrived as strangers, but left feeling like we'd gained new friends. Lucky us. :)
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Responded Sep. 27, 2021
We too felt like me met new friends! Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for all the great things you had to say about your stay at the ranch.
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Darcy M wrote a review Jun. 2021
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Terri and Marv are wonderful, hardworking, down to earth country folk who know how to upscale any fine establishment. Terri's attention to detail, amazing cooking, and courtier service make you feel like king and queen during your romantic stay. Not to mention her personal philosophy "chocolate should be served at every meal". Whether hanging out in the barn with the horses, or out in the saddle, your horse time will feel, and is, very authentic. Riding with Marv is much more than your "nose to tail" big group tourist horse walk. Expect a real personal experience that will help you advance at any level, and a ride that is as genuine as any cowboys day on horseback. Terri and Marv have built a property that, coupled with their service, cleanliness, and every little amenity you can think of, is easily 5 star. If you are looking for value in your dollar, keeping your money local, and still getting a magical experience...give them a try, you won't be disappointed!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Response from , Owner at Rocking R Guest Ranch
Responded Jun. 9, 2021
Thank you for posting such an amazing review and for marketing our guest ranch to your friends! We really enjoyed hosting you and Verna at the ranch.
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Ms.Holiday wrote a review Mar. 2021
Calgary, Canada25 contributions12 helpful votes
We just spent the last 3 days at the beautiful Rocking R Guest Ranch. Terri & Marvin were amazing hosts. We stayed in the "Bunk House"; an amazing cabin, exceptional views, absolutely everything we needed, high end linens, they really have thought of everything. Breakfast was delicious. 5* for sure. We were lucky enough to do a trail ride; even though we were inexperienced riders Marv/Heather paired us with suitable horses and provided us with "Horse 101" and we all enjoyed our ride and felt safe. You really must go out and spend time at this amazing guest ranch...we will definitely be back again without hesitation.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Responded Apr. 6, 2021
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us; we are thrilled that you enjoyed your visit at the ranch. It was lovely to meet all of you!
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Kerry P wrote a review Mar. 2021
4 contributions4 helpful votes
We enjoyed a wonderful stay last weekend at Rocking R. A fabulous cabin with a rustic feel, but all the amenities, was the perfect getaway to decompress. The attention to detail was much appreciated - cream & milk already in the fridge for coffee/tea, complimentary snacks, precut kindling and firewood, lots of towels, robes and slippers for the hot tub - the list goes on. And on very short notice, Terri and her husband served an incredible 3 course dinner with one of our favourite wines! The meals, breakfast is included with your stay, were absolutely delicious. We were very impressed with all the Covid safety protocols being followed as well. Terri was a friendly, helpful and professional host - couldn’t have asked for a better place to relax. We will be back! Kerry and Jim Peters
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Responded Apr. 6, 2021
Thank you for the great review! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience at the ranch.
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Jennifer V wrote a review Mar. 2021
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Exceptional attention to detail. Great friendly service and delicious food. We loved the "Romantic Getaway Package"! The view of the across the prairies to the mountains was especially nice during the sunsets.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Room Tip: Smaller cabin very cozy good for a couple. Bigger cabin roomy and welcoming for couples or family.
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Response from , Owner at Rocking R Guest Ranch
Responded Mar. 15, 2021
Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to write a review for us. It was lovely to meet you and Kevin!
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US$207 - US$312 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
CanadaAlbertaStrathmore
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rocking R Guest Ranch
What are some of the property amenities at Rocking R Guest Ranch?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a spa.
Which room amenities are available at Rocking R Guest Ranch?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Rocking R Guest Ranch?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Rocking R Guest Ranch?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.