This authentic working guest ranch is nestled in the beautiful Saskatchewan river valley, along the shores of Lake Diefenbaker, in the heart of Canadian cattle ranching country. Guests can enjoy a taste of the cowboy way of life with a true ranching adventure, featuring lots of hours in the saddle each day, on the ranch's well-schooled Quarter horses, Appaloosa and paints. Become truly immersed in the culture and feel the slow pace of the land whilst riding across the seemingly endless rolling prairies.
You will be welcomed to the family ranch by owner George, who has been hosting guests and "city-folk" at his ranch since 1996. All guests are encouraged to participate in the seasonal and daily cattle and ranch work during their stay. You may need to help check and move cows from pasture to pasture. Or it may sometimes be necessary to help gather and catch some of the young calves to administer treatments and brand or tag them. Although the daily work can be long and often challenging, the team here certainly know how to relax and unwind after a satisfying day of working the range. You'll enjoy a good lunch break each day, with coffee cooked over a fire and a nice snooze in the sun to regain your energy for the afternoon's activities. In the summer months, you may pack up the horses for an overnight trip and camp out under the stars: a cowboy dream! At certain times of the year, there will also be chances to get involved in some of the special events of a working ranch calendar. Events such as "branding week" in early June, when the young calves of the year are marked with the ranch brand to show where they have come from. Or the "Fall round-up" the largest cattle round up of the year when the cows are brought back to the ranch from their summer pastures to be counted, checked, vaccinated, sorted and prepared for sale if necessary. Guests looking for a truly authentic and hands-on ranch experience would do well to visit during one of these events.