SMALL PIECE OF PARADISE
Property Features and Overview
This cozy home
features 2200 sq ft on 160 acres, surrounded by Crown
Land, with a year-round spring-fed stream, creek-side patio,
landscaped yard, and beautiful native trees.
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.
Cross-fenced pastures for rotational grazing, plus corrals,
barns, and shop, make for a fine cattle or horse operation.
A private road with Provincial License guarantees access and
earns $23,000/year from Road Use Agreements. Additional income from guest suite and pasture
rental is possible
Use links at right to see more photos with descriptive captions.
The modern, energy-efficient open-beam 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
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
buildings looking West.
access road to the property is covered by a License of Occupation
issued by the Provincial Government. It connects the end of Range
Road 9-0 through Crown Land to the southeast corner of the deeded
property. The License has been in existance since sometime in the
1960's. The road is maintained by the land owner. A portion of the
road is used by commercial operators under Road Use Agreeements wuth
the License Holder. The License is conveyed with the deeded property
when the propwerty is sold or transferred so that access cannot be
It is a high grade gravel road with ditches and culverts, and
cattle gusrds with gates, except on the portion used by commercial
The land traversed by the road is a Crown Grazing Lease so cattle
may be present from April through September each year.
Map of Access Road showing the route from the Municipal road
(bottom right) to the deeded land (top right). Commercial
operators who use the road continue westbound (top left of map)
and do not come anywhere near the deeded property.
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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