Hipcamp host Dana H.,
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Foothills of the Rockies. A wooded, hilly area which is great for hiking. Bring your horse and enjoy our 300 acres! We have horses, donkeys, cows, chickens, ducks, cats and dogs on the property. Views of the fields beyond and even the Rockies from one hill. Trails are primitive, but the area is very accessible to hiking and horses. Dirt bikes are OK as well, but lots of dead

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Foothills of the Rockies. A wooded, hilly area which is great for hiking. Bring your horse and enjoy our 300 acres! We have horses, donkeys, cows, chickens, ducks, cats and dogs on the property. Views of the fields beyond and even the Rockies from one hill. Trails are primitive, but the area is very accessible to hiking and horses. Dirt bikes are OK as well, but lots of deadfalls will make it difficult. 

Winchell Lake is a 5 min drive away. Water Valley Saloon is 10 min away.

We have one campsite available for tent and RV/trailer campers. Amenities include a toilet, picnic table, and potable water. Campfires are permitted and pets are welcome!

This is the perfect place to go if you need to disconnect from the fast-paced world and reconnect with nature, family, or friends.

Campsite area
Tent or RV site
1 site
Up to 10 guests per site
Up to 4 vehicles
Wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, Class C RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 200 feet allowed
Pull-through site
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Generators allowed
Ask about slideout accommodation
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Dana a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Horseback riding

Bring your horses. The camping spot is fully fenced for horses. We have trails from the campsite.

Paddling

There is a small lake, Winchell Lake a 5 min drive away.

Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Off-roading (OHV)
Snow sports

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Merlin Ranch in Alberta.

Forest

We have 300 acres, mostly wooded and hilly, and you can access most of it. Trails are primitive now, but you can still get arou...Read more

Field

Camping spots are in small meadows with woods surrounding.

Ranch

We have horses and cattle at times.

Driveway

Main camp spot is in field next to house. Access if off dirt road through field. Pack-in camping also available.

Mountainous

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Hipcamper Kenji

A perfect place!

Kenji D.
recommends this listing.
October 3rd, 2022

We really loved our time on Dana's land. I took my son and my dog out there for a night and we enjoyed the fire, field, stars at night and beautiful morning sunrise. The pit toilet was super clean and we had everything we needed. It was the perfect place to disconnect and unwind. Will definitely be back! Thank you!

A beautiful morning sunrisePerfect camp fireTheir doggos came to say hi and were all so friendly
Hipcamper Torrin
Torrin P.
recommends this listing.
September 2nd, 2022

We had a great time tenting at the Ranch! So many beautiful animals and a lovely friendly family. The dogs are so kind and all the animals looked so happy and healthy. Would 10/10 recommend!

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Hipcamper John
John M.
recommends this listing.
August 28th, 2022

We enjoyed our time on the farm the large dogs on the farm were very friendly and seeing all the other animals was a treat for our daughter. We espasially liked the solitude we found away from the city

Hipcamper Dana
Response from Dana, the Host, on September 1st, 2022

Thanks for staying with us. We enjoyed having you. Hope to see you back next summer.

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Hipcamper Logan
Logan M.
recommends this listing.
August 1st, 2022

Loved our two nights at Merlin Ranch. Perfect location away from all the hustle and bustle of Banff and Calgary. Had a good time hanging out with the very friendly dogs and hosts around the fire. Great place to stay.

Hipcamper Santini
Santini B.
recommends this listing.
July 26th, 2022

Dana and Paul were brilliant hosts - the site was lovely, and the animals (dogs and horses) were really friendly! We also were lucky to see a double rainbow when we were there!

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Hipcamper Sandy
Sandy B.
recommends this listing.
July 24th, 2022

The description of Merlin Ranch was just as it said. We had the best time. The camp site was clean, quiet and loved the visit from the horse’s. Will be going back for sure and would highly recommend.

Hipcamper Jennifer

Peaceful and healing

Jennifer S.
recommends this listing.
July 16th, 2022

We loved staying at Dana’s. it was beautiful, and PEACEFUL. It was great to have a covered eating area; be next to the horses; and, have a fresh water source. We went to the Calgary stampede during the days and chilled out at Dana’s in between. It’s a bit of a drive to do that, but it worked out really well for us.

Hipcamper Lucca
Lucca F.
recommends this listing.
July 10th, 2022

Beautiful location, plenty of space.

Hipcamper Jason

Camping

Jason Y.
recommends this listing.
July 7th, 2022

The place is very spacious. If you're planning to have a big group of friends & family camping trip, this place will be perfect. The owners' dogs will welcome you and they are very friendly. Firewood is provided which is a bonus. The pit washroom was clean.

Hipcamper Dana
Response from Dana, the Host, on July 7th, 2022

Thanks for staying with us. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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Awards

Best of 2022 RV Spot
Finalist
Best of 2022 Alberta
Finalist
Property
Merlin Ranch
State
Alberta
Country
Canada
CA$30/night
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