Build your own Ranch & Ride Vacation
Would you like to explore the beautiful mountains of Kananaskis Country and the Foothills, while indulging in a bit more comfort? Do you want to ride all day but return to a warm bed and shower at the end of the day? We’ve got the answer for you! Ranch & Ride vacation give you the greatest flexibility for your horseback adventure:
- Ranch stays are offered year round.
- Choose from a menu of options to customize your vacation
- Plan your day and riding according to your skill and comfort level
- Enjoy the comfort of a cozy lodge and our large outdoor fire pit and yard
- Combine your ranch stay with private lessons for you or your family
- Fit for all levels of riders. Choose the speed and difficulty of your rides according to your skill level
- no minimum number of participants required (*** please read our COVID-19 limitations!)
- we are currently not mixing groups from different cohorts
- a minimum group size of 4 is required for a Ranch & Ride vacation, the maximum group size is 8
- we require a 2 night minimum stay
Ranch & Ride Vacations are meant for any skill level. Whether you are a first time rider or a seasoned and experienced rider, you have the ability to customize your own experience! Build from our menu of options and ride for as long and hard as you like or as calm and tranquil as you like. If you have interest in horses and want to sharpen up your skills, you can take private riding lessons and learn all about trail riding and horsemanship with an experienced and knowledgeable guide.
“The Barn” at M&M Ranch
M&M Ranch is located in the Foothills just 60 km southwest of Calgary. The picturesque hamlet of Bragg Creek is only 10 minutes away. Although close to amenities, the ranch is secluded in a beautiful valley with meadows, lakes and forests.
There are no city noises or light pollution. Service is limited with WIFI available for you to connect to the outside world. This is a place to relax and unwind and spend time with our horses.
“The Barn” is our beautiful and spacious guesthouse equipped with 5 bedrooms, a large dining table, comfortable living area, and 2 bathrooms. Wake up in the morning to fresh coffee as you watch our horses play in the paddock. If you are not riding all day, you can go for a walk in the forest, go for a paddle in one of the 2 canoes on our lake or just relax on the lawn by the picnic area.
All meals are made fresh using as many local ingredients as possible, some even picked from our own garden or using the eggs from our chickens. We are proud to feature products from local businesses such as our coffee, which is roasted right in Bragg Creek. The menu changes daily and offers local dishes, but also internationally inspired cuisine. We take pride in preparing all meals from scratch that are creative and delicious.
Unless otherwise specified, we provide full board serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Your meals are artfully crafted by our chef and most lunches are held on the trail as a picnic lunch in a beautiful location.
We are happy to accommodate dietary needs and specifications given prior notice to your stay. Please note that we do not serve alcohol at this time, but you are welcome to bring your own favourite beverages.
Ranch & Ride Vacation Builder
|Full Day||$395 Includes up to 5 to 7 hours guided riding suited to your skill level, accommodation, breakfast, lunch, and dinner.|
|Half Day||$275 Includes up to 2 to 3 hours guided riding suited to your skill level, accommodation, breakfast, and dinner. Lunch available on request.|
|Accommodation/Meals||Price includes double occupancy, Full Board: breakfast, lunch and dinner in the guest house, Half Board: breakfast and dinner.|
|Add Ons||Dairy free: $10 extra per day, per person|
|Gluten free: $10 extra per day, per person|
|Single room supplement: $40 per night|
|Transportation||Transfers are not included but can be arranged at an additional cost (please inquire)|
|Availability||Year round (please inquire about availability)|
Please note that all prices are per person CAD. Prices valid as of 1 May 2020.
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Cancellation Policy – Ranch Stays
A 30% payment of the total trip price is due upon booking as a deposit. Your deposit will be returned less a $75 CAD administration fee if we receive notice of cancellation in writing more than 30 days in advance of your arrival date. If cancelled within 30 days of your arrival date, the entire deposit will be forfeited.
Ranch & Ride Feedback
“Awesome, Awesome and oh , by the way , Awesome. This was the trip of a lifetime. (…) This is for you if you want genuine horseback experience and not a plastic “Dude Ranch” holiday. Spectacular!!! “
“What can I say, but Neil, Undine, Wendy and the rest of the Moose Mountain team totally met and exceeded our expectations. From the booking, payment, communication, pickup and match to our horses, they got it 100% right. The horses were all magnificent, well looked after and totally matched to the rider. The rides, scenery and organisation were second to none.”
The MM team led by Undine and Neil set the standard in outdoor horse riding due to their professionalism combined with family atmosphere. The capabilities of the horses are incredible and they are uncomplicated too. The camps were fascinating and food excellent and prepared with love.”