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Working Cattle Ranch
Granum, Alberta

Willow Lane Ranch, Alberta - Keith enjoys the viewThis ain't no dude ranch!
... is the closest description someone can give for this Working Cattle Ranch in the Porcupine Hills southwest of Calgary, Alberta. If you want a hot tub, swimming pool, leisure time in front of the TV, your horse waiting for you saddled in the barn, trail rides in a slow pace, then this ranch is not what you are looking for! This ranch works cattle, and it's guests have a great time doing it too.
Keith, the rancher, works as a cowboy for the grazing association and is responsible for 1.100 head of cattle that spend their summer in the rolling hills. Every morning starts with a big breakfast and saddling the horses, loading them into the trailer to go out and check the herd, doctor sicks, bring out minerals and salt, search for strays and move the herds to new pastures.

Every ride has a reason, and your days will be full of working cattle from horse back. No trail rides are offered because the sun goes down before all work is done.
The ranch also organizes "cow camps" in the Porcupine Hills. The guests stay in tents for 3 to 6 nights and live the old cowboy way: no running water, no electricity, only open fires, starry skies and a lot of fun very well organized. Participation in the advanced cow camps requires good riding skills since the days can be long.

Cow Camp Dates 2006
June 4 - 10
June 11 - 17
June 19 - 24
June 25 - July 1
July 2 - 8
July 10 - 15
July 19 - 22
July 23 - 29
Aug. 6 - 12
Aug.  7 - 12
Aug. 13 - 19
Aug. 28 - Sept.2
Sept. 3 - 9
Sept. 17 - 23
Sept. 24 - 30
Okt. 24 - 30
Short Camp included in this 6 night stay 
Regular Camp 
Porcupine Hills Pack Trip 
Regular Camp 
Regular Camp 
Porcupine Hills Pack Trip 
Short Camp included in this 6 night stay 
Advanced Camp 
Cattle Drive included in this 6 night stay. 
Porcupine Hills Pack Trip 
Advanced Camp 
Porcupine Hills Pack Trip 
Regular Camp
Advanced Camp 
Advanced Camp 
Cattle Drive included in this 6 night stay.

rates per person
rates in US Dollar are based on the currency as of March 2006 (1 CA$ = 0,86 US$) and may vary up to 10%
May 28 to October 14, 2006 6 days/nights
ranch stay CA$ 1375,00 (US$ 1182,50)
ranch stay combined with 3 nights cow camp CA$ 1375,00 (US$ 1182,50)
cow camp (overnights in comfortable tents)  CA$ 1375,00 (US$ 1182,50)
 - no single room surcharge but no single tent guarantee 
   in the cow camps
 - surcharge for cabin
accommodations, all meals (wine at dinner time) and all ranch activities, 
horse back riding 

not included:
entry fees for rodeos etc., alcoholic drinks, personal expences, airport transfer, 3.5% taxes, 10% tips

general information
ranch type Working Cattle Ranch /w cow camps minimum stay 2 days
accommodations cabin  /w private bath
double rooms /w shared bath
double tents
season May to October
rental car not mandatory next airport Calgary, Alberta
airport transfer CA$ 200 p. person round trip
CA$   30 per additional person
kid programs no
arrival/departure Sunday/Saturday capacity 6 (cow camps) to 8 guests (ranch stays)
Test The West - Ranch Vacation in America s 52 Wenger Road s Devils Tower, WY 82714 s USA
Contact s Heike Bohl s ph (001) 307-756-3907 s e-mail  info@testthewest.com
E-mail: heike@testthewest.com Last Update: 03/2006
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