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Private Romantic Retreat in our Cozy Rustic Cabin

Entire cabin hosted by Joan
2 guestsStudio1 bedHalf-bath
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Our private cozy rustic cabin nestled among massive spruce and pine trees is the perfect couples’ romantic getaway. Uniquely designed for the couple looking to sit back, retreat from the outside world, and rekindle that special connection between you and nature. Located 10 minutes north of Cremona just off the famous Cowboy Trail. Hike along the trails that wind through the woods surrounding the cabin or leave the farm to head west to photograph the world famous Alberta Wild Horses.

The space
Stay comfy and warm while watching the crackling fire in the cabin’s wood stove. Fall asleep counting the stars through the skylight over your heads. Slide open the massive glass barn door so that you can step outside and greet the morning sun while sitting out on the deck drinking coffee. Visit with the front porch guests that may wander by – deer, elk, squirrels, horses, cattle and, of course, the resident farm dog, Remy, who may pop by to say good morning as well. We also have three large grass paddocks with heated water bowls if you are travelling with your horses. Large trees also provide for your horses shelter from the sun and wind . ** Please note that we are a working farm operation with horses, cattle, and hay production. So, you may possibly see or maybe hear us as we carry out our daily activities on the farm.

The Space
Our cozy rustic cabin has been hand/custom built by us with spruce and pine logs from our own property and local sawmills. We have provided you with everything you need for a relaxing retreat or “the perfect staycation”.

• Dominating one corner inside the cabin is a massive lodgepole pine log bed that Paul hand-crafted with logs sourced from the Devil’s Head Ranch west of Cochrane. Sweet dreams in this fantastic log bed are guaranteed with a queen memory foam mattress, organic linens and plenty of blankets and pillows.

• Bedside and floor lamps throughout the cabin are designed using horseshoes used by Paul in his trade as a farrier.

• The cozy leather love seat is situated so that you can sit and become mesmerized by the flames flickering in the wood stove. Not to mention eventually being cooked out by the heat!! The blanket box in front of the loveseat contains favorite board and card games, and an extra blanket. There are several books that you must read about the YaHaTinda and local Alberta ranchers and cowboys available.

• The kitchen is equipped with all cooking necessities. Included are a mini fridge, utensils, dishes, serving dishes, pots & pans, water jug filled with spring water, electric tea kettle and a French coffee press. Coffee, sugar, tin foil, saran wrap, paper towels and salt and pepper are provided. Absolutely NO COOKING allowed in the cabin. All cooking is to be done outdoors on the propane BBQ. There is a side burner located on the right hand side of the grill on the BBQ as well. There is a large food prep counter located outside beside the BBQ. No running water or built-in sinks inside the cabin. One jug of spring water will be provided. During the colder season, hot water for washing dishes/yourself can be pulled from the jug of water provided and heated in the kettle on the small burner located on the right-hand side of the BBQ. Basins, dish soap, linens and dish drying pad provided. During the warmer seasons, running water will be provided in the outside kitchen sink with unlimited hot water available.

• Beside the kitchen counter is the back door which leads directly out onto our deck. We scored this amazing antique door from the Hayhurst Grocery and Meat Market in Turner Valley. This business was established back in 1905 and operated until the late 1990’s. We have chosen to not make any changes to this door so that you can experience it in its original state. We have also left the creaking sounds and scars in the beautiful pine wood floor.

• One of the most unique features of our cabin is the huge sliding glass barn door. The door can be left closed, so that you still can enjoy the beauty of the outdoors through the 6’ foot window in the sliding door when the weather is cold. When the weather is warm – open this sliding glass barn door and the world opens up for you. You will soon find that this is the only door that you will use during the summer months.

• The private outhouse located behind the cabin includes a gorgeous handmade live edge log counter, rope edged mirror, hand sanitizer, paper towels, and an outhouse toilet. An outside shower and huge freestanding soaking bathtub will be installed soon. Hot water will be provided with an on-demand propane water heater. How cool is that! We can hardly wait!

• Enjoy the massive deck. To cook your meals, access the outhouse, and to sit in the cushioned Adirondack chairs while you enjoy your morning coffee or glass of wine in the late afternoon sun. Step off the deck to wander over to the fire pit or trek into the woods to explore the closest trail. When evening falls, light the wood in the firepit, have a seat on the cushioned wooden chairs and maybe cook some S'Mores!
Life cannot get any better than this!

Heading off to explore? Mileage for some points of interest:
• 19 km to Water Valley
• 67 km to Calgary International Airport
• 17 km to Cremona
• 155 km to Banff
• 58 km to Cochrane
• 51 km to Olds
• 128 km to Kananaskis Village
• 96 km to the YaHaTinda

For the photographers in the world. We are the idealistic staging area for your hour and a half drive to view and photograph the world famous Alberta Wild Horses located in the YaHaTinda of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. The University of Saskatoon Research Centre has verified that the DNA markers in these wild horses indicate 57 international equine breeds in their bloodlines. This makes these elusive horses unique and well worth the trip to watch and photograph them. General location maps can be provided.

Access to the Cabin:
The cabin is accessed by a short 4-minute walk across the farm yard, through the wooden gate then winding through the trees to the front door.

Sleeping arrangements

Common spaces
1 queen bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Free driveway parking on premises – 1 space
Patio or balcony
Backyard
Indoor fireplace
Fire pit
JBL Flip 4 Bluetooth sound system
Long-term stays allowed

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Cremona, Alberta, Canada

The cabin is located on our working farm. For gas, groceries, liquor store and meals the villages of Cremona , Sundre and Water Valley are 10 - 15 miles away. The famous Water Valley Saloon is definitely a must to experience!

Hosted by Joan

Joined in November 2017
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My partner, Paul Cooper and I are experienced horse, rodeo, and farm folks, who wish to invite you to enjoy the unparalleled beauty and seclusion of our rural Alberta.
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House rules
Check-in: 3:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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May encounter potentially dangerous animal
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
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