-- The Ultimate Cabin in the Woods --
Country Estate, Recreational Hide-away, Executive Retreat,
160 acres Deeded + 100 acre Lease, 2200 sq ft
Home, Barns, Shop, Oilfield Revenue
Year-round Stream, Beautidul Trees and Pastures, Surrounded by
Facilities for Cattle, Sheep, Llama, or Horse Operation
-- An Outdoorsman's Paradise --
Ride, Hunt, Fish, Hike, Cross-Country Ski, Snowmobile from your
Lakes and Beaches Nearby: Boat, Swim, Camp, Water-Ski
Banff and Jasper National Parks, Calgary and Edmonton Shopping
and Entertainment just 2 Hours Away
393002 Range Road 90, Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, Canada
52.37409 N 115.15982 W
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No, it's not Colorado, Idaho, Montana, or Wyoming. It's even better!
It's Alberta, Canada!
"Are" Ranch is located in west-central Alberta, 17 miles southwest
Town of Rocky Mountain House,
Clearwater County, approximately 150 miles northwest
Calgary and 1100 miles north of Denver. Rocky is located at
the intersection of Highways 11 (David Thompson Highway) and
Highway 22 (Cowboy Trail), a hub of activity for the oil and
gas, forestry, agricultural, and tourism industries.
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hospital and medical clinic, shopping, restaurants, banks, and
other services are available in town.
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 and 100 acres lease land, 2/3 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 to 70
cow-calf pairs summer grazing (winter feed purchased).
Aerial view of deeded
quarter and a portion of the 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.
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.
1979 to 2005, we
raised purebred Hereford bulls and replacement females for commercial ranchers and
other purebred breeders.
were told that our stock was "one of the best kept secrets
in the Hereford industry". Our bulls were Maternal Trait
Leaders and 10% of our cows showed up on the Top Producing Female
list most years.
In 2005, the heart of our herd was
sold to the Bohnet family of High River and the younger bred cows
were dispersed through Innisfail Auction. The bred heifers,
yearling bulls, and 2-year old bulls were sold in 2006. There
are still cows at Rocking "Are" - now we run grassers in the
summer and lease some grass to keep the pastures in good
put a lot of time and effort into our Herefords, not to mention
love and affection for the cows, their calves, and our great
bull power. We miss their peaceful
nature and truly mourn the loss of our “family” .
Silver Canadian ET 37D LCI
Royal Red ET 83A
Total Maternal EPD +42 Total Maternal EPD +42
Read more about the herd and our bulls at
"Are" Herd History.
ALBUM #1 - A PROPERTY FOR ALL SEASONS
Completely off the grid with solar power and natural gas heat.
Meadow foxtail makes good grass, and in turn makes for healthy critters.
View of south pasture from the front window of the ranch house - pastoral and peaceful.
Raking hay in south pasture, as seen from living room.
All baled and ready to go. We upgraded to a stackmaker the following
How's that for nonchalance - breadloaf stacks were made with a
Fall colour spectacular - harvest is in the barn.
Moonrise after fall harvest
to see photo showing craters and stars from handheld shot (1.6 Mb)
Frost on the trees at sunrise - calving season coming next.
The spring-fed creek runs all winter - a rare sight in Alberta.
was taken from the side lawn.
Spring has sprung - here's the creek again, viewed from the side lawn.
Aerial photo of NE 24-39-9W5 showing internal roads, creek,
drainage, buildings, and pastures.
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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
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