July 16, 2022
Peaceful and healing
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.
July 10, 2022
Beautiful location, plenty of space.
July 7, 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.
July 2, 2022
Absolutely gorgeous stay at Merlin Ranch! So quiet and peaceful. We loved meeting all the animals and watching the cows in the distance. We will be back for sure!
June 20, 2022
Loved our stay. Directions were easy to follow. Everything was as expected. Would come back. If you’re lucky the puppers will come meet you. Fire was easy to start.
May 29, 2022
Awesome experience. My kids loved the farm and even got to ride the mini horses! The Merlin family was so friendly and welcoming, will definitely be returning!
May 22, 2022
What a great experience! Our first Hipcamp couldn’t have been better. Awesome hosts, great time at a working ranch. Thank you so much Dana! Loved meeting your family, your dogs, all your farm animals! Hoping to see you again next time we’re in central AB.
May 4, 2022
Overall the trip was amazing. Dana and Paul were super nice and easy-going. They welcomed us as we arrived and gave us permission to explore their ranch. They even gave us a tour and let us pet the animals. Outside of that, the camping experience was really great; we had the privacy that we wanted with the safety of being on the ranch. Definitely will be returning and would recommend!
February 5, 2022
Will definitely return.
September 6, 2021
Friendly hosts and amazing stars
Friendly hosts including the furry ones! The stars were amazing, lots of wood and a very clean outhouse. The extra chairs and the shelter came in handy. Thanks for sharing!
August 25, 2021
This is the place to go if you need to disconnect from the fast-paced world and reconnect with nature, family, or friends. It's a lovely, peaceful camping. We were greeted by friendly dogs. The children had a great time playing with the animals and their son. Dana and her family greeted us warmly as we entered their personal space. (I appreciate it.) We are looking forward to returning next summer!
August 22, 2021
We enjoyed our stay, and the dogs!
August 21, 2021
A wonderful dog filled stay
We had a wonderful time staying at Merlin Ranch! Being greeted by 5 happy dogs made our day!
Paul and Dana were helpful and welcoming, and Merlin Ranch is a perfect spot for anyone looking for privacy in a beautiful location. Bonus if you like dogs - one of them actually stayed right by our trailer the whole night. Would Definitely recommend - 5*!
July 26, 2021
Attention animal lovers!
This little slice of heaven is filled with friendly hosts and even friendlier critters. We had an awesome weekend exploring the property and taking in the beautiful scenery. Looking forward to staying here again!
July 21, 2021
The perfect ranch location
Nice quiet area just out of town near some wicked crown land and a lake you can fish at. If you have horses or just looking for a quick dip out of the city this place has it. Dana and her family are all very nice!
July 19, 2021
Great camping near Cochrane
Great experience, kids said best camping ever. Loved playing with dogs and other animals.
An access road to a camp site was grassy and rough, but manageable with a minivan.