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Property For Sale
393002 Range Road 9-0, Rocky Mountain House, Clearwater County, Alberta, Canada
GPS 52.37409 N  115.15982 W    MLS Listing

Property Features and Overview

It's your choice: make this property your Acreage, Country Estate, Recreational Hide-away, Executive Retreat, or a Working Ranch. There are 160 acres deeded land, a 2200 sq ft home with corrals, barns, shop, and oilfield revenue of $23,000/year. Potential rental income from guest suite and pastures could increase this by another $10,000 to $12,000/year -- combined income would pay 3/4  of your mortgage.

Safe, secure, secluded, the property is surrounded by Crown Land, and has a year-round stream with beautiful trees and pastures. Facilities are suitable for cattle, sheep, llama, or horse operation.

This is a Recreational Paradise. Ride, hunt, fish, hike, cross-Country ski, snowmobile from your front door. Wildlife of all kinds visit daily. Lakes and beaches are nearby; boat, swim, camp, water-ski whenever you like. Enjoy the scenic wonders and wildlife of
Banff and Jasper National Parks, and Calgary and Edmonton shopping and edntertainment just 2 hours away. See
MLS Listing.

To View, phone Kim Elliot, Re/max Real Estate 1-403-844-5494 or Email Kim.


No, it's not Colorado, Idaho, Montana, or Wyoming. It's even better! It's Alberta, Canada! Rocking "Are" Ranch is located in west-central Alberta, 17 miles southwest of the Town of Rocky Mountain House, in Clearwater County, approximately 150 miles northwest of Calgary.



Rocky Mountain House was a fur trading post on the North Saskatchewan River as far back as 1799. Now located at the intersection of Highways 11 (David Thompson Highway) and Highway 22 (Cowboy Trail), it is a hub of activity for oil and gas, forestry, agricultural, and tourism.
A good hospital and medical clinic, shopping, restaurants, banks, motels, camp grounds, and other services are available in town.

WATCH: Rocking Are Ranch Slide Show


The modern, energy-efficient open-beam ranch home (1300 sq ft), built in 2002, is finished in pine log siding over structural insulated panel walls and roof. An attached two car garage, constructed from milled logs in 1980, has an immaculate one-bedroom guest suite above (730 sq ft), with full bath, kitchenette and large living room. Both overlook pristine woods and pasture land in front and the stream behind. In addition, a 330 sq ft screened porch "summer kitchen" with BBQ augments the recreational space.

Ranch house with our cow herd in the front pasture

Solar panels and a natural-gas-powered generator with inverter and batteries provide reliable "off-the-grid" independence. Ample clear water comes easily from a 90 foot drilled well.

Green grass lawns and  a rock garden, complete with garden railway, complement the finish of the ranch house. Massive spruce, pine, and aspen trees shelter the home from the weather on three sides, giving an unobstructed view to the south.

View of rock garden, garden railway,  and large screened porch on west side of ranch house.

There are 160 acres deeded, 120 of which are tame pasture, all accessible by high grade roads. Extensive cross-fencing, with high-grade galvanized steel gates, affords excellent control for rotational grazing. Carrying capacity is 50 cow-calf pairs summer grazing (winter feed purchased).

Aerial view of deeded quarter and a portion of adjacemt grazing lease (foreground) looking a little
 east of north, North Saskatchewan River in background, Cowtown at center of photo.

Surrounded on all sides by government land, this property is an oasis in the wilderness. A year-round stream, 80 foot pine, spruce and aspen shelterbelts, and ample tame pastures make this a practical working cattle or horse ranch, personal retreat, rural residence, private hunting lodge, or all of these.

The ranch sits just 1/2 mile from the North Saskatchewan River and two miles from the largest Forest Reserve in North America. Hunting, fishing, hiking, and recreational travel are only yards from the front door. World-famous Banff and Jasper National Parks are 110 miles from Rocky Mountain House, offering skiing, hiking, and the spectacular Canadian Rockies scenery. Calgary and Edmonton, bothe 1 million plus population centers, offer everything in shopping and entertainment that might be desired, and Red Deer is only an hour away with most big city amenities.

Aerial photo of NE 24-39-9W5 showing internal roads, creek, drainage, buildings, and pastures.

Cattle handling facilities are modern and in good repair, consisting of a large hay barn with attached calving pens, heated maternity barn with bunkhouse, kitchen and office, plus numerous smaller outbuildings and corrals. A covered shelter over the working chute, weigh scales, and squeeze keeps the cowboys dry while processing cows or calves. This area, known as Cowtown, is the envy of the community and praised by all the vets who have used it to treat a sick animal.

Cowtown buildings looking West.

LOCATION MAP         Printer Friendly Version       GPS 52.37409 N  115.15982 W

Road Map from Rocky Mountain House (RMH) to Rocking "Are" Ranch (Ross).
GPS coordinates: 52.37409N 115.15982W    ALS Survey: NE24-39-9W5