Hipcamp host Ernie  M.,
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Guest Farm, family camping and day-use area. 

Featuring acoustic music campfire jams, concerts and open stages by local and touring musicians as well as the yet undiscovered gems. Live music every Friday and Saturday evening in August with wind-up campout concerts September 3-6.

Come for the day, a week or all summer! Eco-friendly bubble ca



Guest Farm, family camping and day-use area. 

Featuring acoustic music campfire jams, concerts and open stages by local and touring musicians as well as the yet undiscovered gems. Live music every Friday and Saturday evening in August with wind-up campout concerts September 3-6.

Come for the day, a week or all summer! Eco-friendly bubble camping at Road Apple Acres. A hundred and sixty acres of some of the most pristine and pastoral pastures, meadows and forests this side of the Rockies and within easy access from anywhere. No neighbours unless you want them; social isolate to your heart’s content. Bring your own food and gear or partake in ours. Cooking and shower facilities on site. Endless hiking trails. There is plenty of open-air indoor space. The Moonlight Cafe is an experience on its own and can be rented for private functions. Special musical events TBA.


Pigeon Lake

The Village at Pigeon Lake (groceries, restaurants, shopping) 

Pigeon Lake Provincial Park 

Ma-Me-O Beach 

Dorchester Golf Club 

Willow Greens Golf Resort 

Battle Lake 

Black Bull Golf Course 

Twin Lakes Gull Lake 

Mound Red Park 

Backstreet Antiques

For camping we have available:

Tent sites (with or without a tent) 

 Limited RV (unserviced) sites 

 A twenty-eight-foot travel trailer 

The Moonlight Cafe’s cozy green room (actually red) 

Bed and make your own damn breakfast at Ernie’s cabin 

Road Apple Revue Gypsy wagon


‘Friendly’ will show you why the Clydesdale breed is called ‘The Gentle Giants; his brother ‘Victor’ is somewhat more aloof unless you have oats! 

Ace and Stretch, the normal-sized boys are two of the nicest equine lawn ornaments you’ll ever meet. 

For those a bit unsure of the large equines, for toddlers, we have our little herd of Miniature Horses: Gemma, Red and Lambchop who can’t get enough TLC and horse crumbles. 

The canine cadre consists of Molly the Border Collie who’ll chase sticks and balls all day long, Daisy, the Marema princess, and Dozer the Great Pyrenes night watchman. All are friendlier than a basket full of kittens. 

And speaking of cats, Daniel and Henrick, the red point, blue-eyed feline barn brothers handle rodent control and human interaction with equal intensity. For non cat lovers they know what “Psssst!” means. 

Help fatten our Rainbow Trout with the twice-daily fish feeding frenzy.

Pet friendly

Joe's Diner Food truck on-site for special events. Friday/Saturday evening musical events TBA. 

All Alberta Health Service protocols followed.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
12 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
Wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Pull-through site
Max length 41ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Have a question? Send Ernie a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off

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World Music Weekend, Sept. 3-6

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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Road Apple Acres in Alberta.

River, stream, or creek

Natural waterfowl habitat


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Hipcamper Kris
Kris 2.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 17th, 2021

Road Apple Acres is truly a lush and quiet gem of a campground. If you want a peaceful camping experience with a welcoming and kind host, then this is the place. The sites are well-spaced apart, allowing for privacy and a relaxed way to get away from city life.

Mike, the camp manager, took good care of us and ensured we had everything we needed. He even brought us a large container of water right at our campsite. We were fortunate to come when the air was clear and the weather was beautiful. Our first night was the peak of the Perseids meteor shower. There was no moon, and our site was roomy, so we had an unimpeded view of the night sky. Jupiter and Saturn were visible, as were the spectacular meteors streaking across the sky! Amazing.

Our young one .loved feeding the miniature horses and exploring the many paths throughout Ernie’s campground. We picked raspberries and took pictures of some plants to identify at home since we forgot our nature book.

Ernie and Mike were very hospitable and invited my husband down to play his ukulele with them around a campfire.

Overall, it was a wonderful camping experience and ticked all of our wants: quiet, secluded, and family-friendly. Our little family can’t wait to come back!

Hipcamper sining

Best campsite

Sining T.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 16th, 2021

My family and I had an unforgettable camping experience at Road Apple Acres. Ernie and his staff are so friendly and worm-harted, we sit around the fire pit to enjoy the music show, which brought some beautiful memories to us. It is not just a campsite, it is home for the travelers to relax and enjoy. Huge thanks to Ernie, we will visit again and recommend Road Apple Acres to my friends for sure.

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Hipcamper Brian
Brian B.
recommends this listing.
August 4th, 2021

This is a fantastic campground that Ernie has put together with the help of his groundskeeper, Mike. The scenery is absolutely breathtaking and the hosts are super friendly. We had been traveling for more than 12 hours and they had already prepared our campsite for us. Their dogs are great and their barn is very unique. I highly recommend anyone to stay here on their way through Alberta.

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Hipcamper Elise

Nice, quiet and ernie is so nice!

Elise G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 2nd, 2021

Thanks Ernie for your hospitality. Our family had a wonderful time in your site and with animals!
The site is so huge and quiet! If you want to have a piece break this is the perfect place.
Ernie is a great host and always here to help you. Kids have so much fun with horses and dogs. This is a really good place!

Hipcamper Stuart

Fantastic spot

Stuart B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 23rd, 2021

What a great little spot that Ernie has. It’s truly an absolute gem of a site - we’ll be coming back for sure.

Numerous spots for you to choose where to pitch your tent, with a fire pit and picnic bench always close at hand. The complimentary box of firewood was a really nice touch. Ernie’s a great host as well and was more than happy to let me and my daughter visit with the horses and play with the dogs.

Would be a great to take the whole family out here for a weekend.


Hipcamper Ernie
Response from Ernie , the Host, on July 27th, 2021

Thanks Stuart, you and Jeannie were a pleasure to host. Hope we can have you out for some of our musical weekends in August.

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Hipcamper Artem D.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 16th, 2021
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