Which would you rather: spend a week in a boxy downtown condo or a week in a cattle ranch paradise? While that may have been an unfair question, we know that even the slickest of city slickers love to get fresh air and see wide-open skies every now and then. This spring, grab your friends and take over this massive ranch near Calgary for a staycation.
It's an actual working cattle ranch just a 25-minute drive from Calgary, so it's easy to head to for the weekend with some friends.
You should only rent this place if you love being outside. They have a massive poolside patio with a hot tub and BBQ. This place is made for soaking up the sun.
It really feels like a country getaway here, so bring your Jane Austen novel with you and soak up the experience.
Even though you can get a decent flight out of Calgary these days, there's something about a simple staycation that makes each day more relaxing.
Rather than dealing with flight delays, language barriers, and jetlag — sometimes it's nice to take a few days off. After all, in less than an hour you can be a world away.
The ranch is adorable and looks like it's straight out of a YA novel where the main character grew up and had an idyllic childhood.
Wood shingles and stone everywhere make you feel like you're in an English cottage, too.
Inside, the home has four bright and spacious bedrooms. No one will be fighting over the room in front of the bathroom sink on this trip.
Make sure to bring your swimsuit because the outdoor pool looks so lush and has a great view.
The house is big enough to fit 10 guests and costs about $600 per night to rent. It's not the cheapest place to rent on Airbnb near Calgary, especially since it's an Airbnb Plus property.
However, it's just $60 per night per person when you split it with a group of friends, so it's actually pretty doable.
Treat yourself to a getaway you won't soon forget and pretend you live in a massive ranch in the Rocky Mountain foothills just for a while.
Rocky Mountain Ranch House
Price Per Night: $600
Neighbourhood: Millarville, AB
Why You Need To Go: Get out into the country and chill at this expansive ranch with your BFFs poolside.