Top 9 Ranches To Stay Near Calgary, Canada

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Calgary is a highly urbanized Canadian city in the province of Alberta. It showcases a dramatic cityscape adorned with towering skyscrapers, which is a representation of its booming economy ( thanks to a thriving oil industry). The best city views can be admired from Calgary Tower’s observation deck, which is nestled downtown. Tourists also love picnics at Prince’s Island Park and visits to Calgary Zoo with their kids. If you’re vacationing in Alberta to reconnect with Mother Earth, you might be interested in ranches near Calgary that offer relaxing accommodations. To help you plan your stay, browse through this list of the top ranches to stay near Calgary, Canada.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on February 02, 2024.

1. Farm stay with a playground (from USD 134)

Experience the simplicity and relaxation of the countryside on this mountain farm. While here, you’ll be surrounded by friendly farm animals, such as alpacas, sheep, and chickens. You will be staying with your loved ones in a bright and fully furnished property with a crib that comes in handy for travelers with kids. You will have access to a sauna, a playground, and a fire pit area. Additionally, for a fee, a hearty breakfast can be prepared for you.

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Foothills County, Alberta, Canada
35.76 km (22.3 mi) from Prince's Island Park
59 reviews   Wifi Available
Farm stay 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed was very comfortable and the view was spectacular
it was extremely comfortable and relaxing paired with the serene atmosphere
the sauna room was so relaxing it felt like we had transported to a spa
the listing says it’s a private room though it’s truly much more than that
Cleanliness:
very clean and spacious
the place was clean and comfortable
the place is extremely clean and spacious
this home is as advertised very clean and peaceful amazing shower and sauna
as for the suite it was very clean and it had everything we needed
Host:
he was a perfect host :)
oleg is a very helpful host
gracious hosts who make a great breakfast
we enjoyed getting to see the farm animals and visit with the lovely hosts
oleg is a very hospitable and friendly host who made our stay comfortable
Location:
wonderful place we stayed 3 nights for a wedding near bragg creek so the location suited us
an amazing scenic location just outside of calgary and an easy drive to all the good hiking spots
we genuinely enjoyed any conversations with him the location was great as well
this place is a gem the location is not only perfect but beautiful and serene
beautiful location comfortable suite and friendly host
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2. Pet-friendly cabin with a fireplace (from USD 148)

Escape to the countryside and make this rustic retreat your home away from home. It nestles in an untouched landscape with spectacular mountain views. While here, you’ll meet adorable deers, moose, bobcats, and coyotes. Chickadees, woodpeckers, hawks, and owls could be visible as well. Since the property is pet-friendly, dogs and horses are welcome to tag along with you.

This Airbnb is fully furnished with some bonuses, including a soaking tub, a fireplace, and WiFi. Additionally, the host can provide you with fresh eggs.

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
14.27 km (8.9 mi) from Prince's Island Park
31 reviews   Wifi Available
Farm stay 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi was good enough for our purposes
great view with windows from living room kitchen and dining space
Cleanliness:
the cabin is clean had all the conveniences that we needed
the cabin is older but cozy and clean
Host:
rob and sharon are wonderful hosts easy to communicate with
sharon & rob are helpful and accommodating hosts and nice people too :)
robert and sharon are the best hosts you will ever meet
we had a marvelous stay and our hosts rob and sharon were great
had an amazing stay great hosts
Location:
the location of the cabin is just perfect
truly an ideal place to spend our two week quarantine
this amazing place is not for everyone
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3. Vintage Guest Ranch (from USD 121)

Imagine waking up to mesmerizing views of Wildcat Hills. You can start each morning with your caffeine fix on the patio while sightseeing and admiring farm horses go about their day. In the afternoon, you can embark on a ranch tour and learn the ropes of farm life. Be home just in time for dinner to prepare your loved ones a hearty meal. You can cap off the night with drinks on the deck.

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Rocky View County, Alberta, Canada
46.49 km (28.9 mi) from Prince's Island Park
231 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Farm stay 9 Beds 10 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the ranch was beautiful and the place was very comfortable and laurel was lovely
Cleanliness:
it was clean and well kept
just as advertised--a pretty quiet sparkling clean and well-appointed spot to relax out in the country
very well decorated very clean comfortable and so many small details thought through
the bunkhouse was roomy and clean plenty of room for all of us (5)
very clean and has all the comforts one would need
Host:
she was super responsive with all questions before and during the trip
laurel is a wonderful host
laurel was such a great host from start to finish
laurel was also wonderful / engaging host
laurel is a very wa and welcoming host and i'd go back in a heartbeat
Location:
the location was lovely and quiet in the countryside yet close to major points of interest
the location was so serene away from the touristy areas
it's very quiet and picturesque a perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of calgary
the property is in a beautiful location near canmore which is much less touristy than banff
laurel’s place is so unique the ranch is rustic uniquely decorated and comfortable
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4. The Barn (from USD 359)

From mesmerizing views of lush Alberta foothills to a charming furnished rustic abode, The Barn has all the ingredients for a memorable country holiday. There are no dull days for guests staying here. You can book a horseriding adventure with the host or enjoy sunset paddling on the nearby lake. Stargazing while roasting marshmallows on the fire pit sounds like the perfect way to wrap up the day.

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Millarville, Alberta, Canada
38.99 km (24.3 mi) from Prince's Island Park
21 reviews   Wifi Available
Farm stay 6 Beds 8 Guests 5 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room was spectacular and the surroundings even better
it was perfect for our family and a very comfortable and beautiful space
Host:
our host was really great and very helpful
the hosts were super friendly and accommodating
the property was beautiful with very accommodating hosts
we still had our privacy the hosts were very kind we had a wonderful trip
fantastic location neil was a great host kids loved being able to see the horses
Location:
it was a great location for our women's writing retreat
beautiful location and and a great place for our group
a great location and a great place to make your home for a few days
neil’s place is a “one in a thousand” recommended for everyone especially horse lovers
very quiet and relaxing place
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5. Cozy room in a modern farm house (from USD 56)

Ideal for couples and solo wanderers, this Airbnb offers a cozy bedroom in a homey farm stay. You will have access to shared facilities, including a kitchen and bathrooms. Note that the property is an animal-friendly haven where you can find cats and dogs in the house, along with horses on the farm. In your leisure time, enjoy watching the sunset, drinking on the deck, and bonfires at night.

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Cochrane, Alberta, Canada
33.23 km (20.7 mi) from Prince's Island Park
53 reviews   Wifi Available
Private room in farm stay 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the house is very beautiful and the view from the living room is great
you'll never get tired of looking at the sunset in their living room at night
Cleanliness:
clean super comfy bed hospitable in a beautiful spot
the bedroom i stayed in was clean and comfortable
modern clean home and the farm animals are the best part
the place was clean calming and way too spacious equipped with everything you’d need
nice hosts good veiw clean huge kitchen
Host:
they are really nice host
the host was so nice and friendly
michelle is a fantastic host who made sure that we make ourselves at home
awesome stay and great host
michelle was a great host
Location:
location is really close to banff and all its attractions
super close to cochrane and calgary
great location for visiting either calgary or banff it was a good distance from both
well located and clean
we loved being away from the city noise and closer to nature and the beautiful animals
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6. KnolLodge (from USD 80)

There is a lot to love about this Airbnb, from the serene surroundings with foothills views to the sunny rustic interior design. Perfect for couples, it offers a private room with a king-size bed, internet access, and a fireplace that adds coziness during chilly nights. A Netflix-ready TV is available for entertainment. The best entertainment can be enjoyed from the deck. Sit back and relax while listening to Mother Earth and marveling at the horses and bluebirds.

Two large dogs and Chickens are also residents on the property.

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Millarville, Alberta, Canada
45.16 km (28.1 mi) from Prince's Island Park
190 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Private room in farm stay 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
stunning view cute room great breakfast and amazing hosts
there was beautiful views and a very comfortable bed
our lovely private room and deck had a beautiful view of the rolling foothills and rockie mountains
beautiful expansive view of sky and mountains comfortable space friendly dog
great having access to fridge microwave and coffee in the room
Cleanliness:
clean quiet and private
their house was beautiful clean and serene
great place to stay- clean cozy comfortable and spacious
eric's home was clean beautiful and comfortable
their private room was very spacious and clean nicely done
Host:
our host was absolutely amazing
they're hospitality was warm and friendly
the hosts? so helpful and accommodating
he is a wonderful host
=the hosts were amazing - friendly quick at responding and had great recommendations for the local area
Location:
beautiful location and modern suite
great location friendly atmosphere perfect get away
this location was great for a peaceful beautiful mountain getaway not too far from the city
this location is beautiful and we would definitely return
beautiful location the room was very large and private
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7. Grey Horse Inn (from USD 191)

Magical mountain views, the hominess of vacation rentals, and the delightful services of bread & breakfast are in store for guests staying in the pet-friendly Grey Horse Inn. You’ll wake up to a hearty continental breakfast. A Nespresso machine will be provided in your suite. Since you’ll have a hot tub at your disposal, you can start and end the day with a therapeutic soak. Feel free to explore the garden, plan a barbecue, and sign up for horsemanship lessons.

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Rocky View County, Alberta, Canada
20.37 km (12.7 mi) from Prince's Island Park
36 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Private room in farm stay 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
room was spacious the view was spectacular the bed super comfy
we enjoyed the comfy bed with the most gorgeous view overlooking the mountains
the suite was cozy has breathtaking views the bed was so comfortable i didn’t want to leave
regarding the place its a hundred times better than the room of a luxury hotel
Cleanliness:
the room was fantastic and very clean
her home is immaculately clean and inviting
heather’s place is amazing the room is very spacious and clean
welcoming classy comfortable clean
room is clean fabulous view with beautiful animals around
Host:
she was a great host
she was a very kind and friendly host
heather is a wonderful host and a superwoman
heather was a super host
heather is the perfect host with the perfect place
Location:
also easy access to banff national park
i loved all the animals but especially enjoyed my quiet time with spud and winston
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8. CowHorse Ranch (from USD 632)

CowHorse Ranch provides peace, comfort, and nature views. Canadian Rockies will be your vacation backdrop while you explore the surroundings and admire the beautiful ranch horses. You’re welcome to bring your horses if you want.

The accommodation is curated with floor-to-ceiling windows that let you relish outdoor views in comfort. Besides standard home fittings, from kitchen equipment to internet access, wellness facilities, such as a hot tub and a sauna, are included in your stay.

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Rural Foothills County, Alberta, Canada
46.6 km (29.0 mi) from Prince's Island Park
23 reviews   Wifi Available
Farm stay 6 Beds 12 Guests 5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 12

Top guest reviews
Host:
host was very responsive and helpful
karis is a great host always responsive and made our stay seamless
very helpful and accommodating and the treats were a wonderful surprise
this is a beautiful house it is very peaceful and the hosts are very accommodating
karis was such an incredible host so responsive and the special touches upon arrival were next level
Location:
such a perfect getaway spot with your friends or family beautiful home in a great location
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9. Dragonfly Ranch: The Friendship Room (from USD 73)

Welcome to Dragonfly Lodge’s Friendship room, a cozy haven for two. Since WiFi is accessible, you can stay productive here. Guests can also enjoy shared amenities, including a kitchen, depending on the number of rooms booked. Besides the comfortable home, you may explore the Dragonfly Ranch, tread idyllic woodland trails, and bird-watch to your heart’s content. In July, dragonflies flock to the ranch, creating a dreamy setting you’ll love. You may be able to enjoy horseback riding on pleasant days.

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Water Valley, Alberta, Canada
69.89 km (43.5 mi) from Prince's Island Park
31 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Private room in ranch 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
very clean and friendly accommodations
Location:
great place to stay while working in area
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Escape to Alberta's scenic ranches

Calgary is a fabulous destination with modern ranches and peaceful getaway offers. If you seek the great outdoors, staying in any of the accommodations on this list of top ranches to stay near Calgary, Canada, is the right decision.

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