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Please note that this guide was last updated over ten years ago (2003), so there will no doubt be changes in rates and possibly ownership.

Jayne and Mac MaKenny
Site 2, Box 6, RR 1, Priddis, Alberta

Tel: + 1 403-931-3245; toll-free 1-877-931-3245
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Tel: + 1 403-931-3245

An overnight dump of November snow had turned my car into a gibbering wreck (I was fine, of course) so I reverted to plan B. Having left the main road, the hour-long walk to the ranch was magical.....

.... The track winds between birches and firs, past horses and cattle. All is wonderfully peaceful - not bad, considering Calgary is little more than half-an-hour away. Mac, Jayne and Jessi are lords and ladies of all they survey. Mac was a rodeo-rider in his youth, but earns his thrills less dangerously these days. He runs this 7,000-acre ranch in the foothills of the Rockies, and people return year after year, which says a lot about the surroundings and even more about the Makennys. The emphasis, as you might expect, is firmly on horses. You’re assigned a mount when you arrive and that’s yours for the duration. With Mac and his cowboy helpers, you’ll spend the days riding trails, checking the cattle… or you can opt out and just relax back at base. In winter, these activities stop and there is snow-shoeing or cross-country skiing instead. At this time of year you self-cater in the Coach House, but in horse season (May - late Oct) there are snug rooms in the lodge, which is where communal meals are served. If you want to discover your inner cowboy/girl, look no further.





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Symbols: No Smoking    Special Wheelchair Access    Off-street Parking    No Credit Cards Accepted    Children Welcome    Working Farm    Meals Can Be Provided    Good Hiking or Walking    
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Rooms: 8: 6 in lodge (4 upstairs, 2 down): 3 twin, 2 double/twin, 1 queen, all en-suite shower. 2 in Coach House: both queen, 1 en/s shower, 1 en/s bath/shower.
Price: Please consult the owners for current prices.
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Meals: All inclusive, 3 meals and snacks. Everyone eats together. Horseback riding and ranch activities included in the price.
Directions: Homeplace is halfway between Priddis and Brag Creek on Highway 22. It is signposted off the road. Priddis is south-west of Calgary on Hwy 22.

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