Alberta Heartland Ecotourism, Nature Retreats, and Resorts
 

Alberta Central reaches west to the foothills of the Canadian Rockies and east to the prairie farmlands and from the northern boreal forests to the southern ranchlands. Here lies the heart of Alberta with an abundance of wildlife, events, and first class activities and entertainment to make your visit enjoyable.

While all of our listings offer natural experiences and outdoor activities the
individual listings for Eco-lodges that are constructed and operated with a focus on minimal impact and a truly natural experience are trimmed in green.


Alberta lodges that offer unique Nature Experiences are:

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The Prairie Creek Inn Prairie Creek Inn

Activities: Luxury Accomodations & Nature

The Prairie Creek Inn is an exclusive year round boutique B&B country inn featuring a two-bedroom executive guest cottage and two private luxury suites with fireplaces, double soaker tubs, private entrances and exquisite décor. The Inn also features the Heartstone Room, a common gathering room where delicious hot breakfasts are served each morning and where intimate gatherings of all kinds are held.

Within steps of Prairie Creek, the 151 acre property borders one of Alberta’s best fishing areas and features beautiful natural terrain, a rich forest, spreading fields and an abundance of wildlife. The Inn is surrounded by a wealth of recreational and sporting activities and a breathtaking ecosystem of prairies, Boreal forests, foothills and mountains.

With its luxury accommodations, guests experience the ultimate in pampering, hospitality and privacy while they renew their spirit and enjoy the simple pleasures of life. Activities include listening to the creek, watching the deer and wildlife, reading a book, sipping a fine glass of wine, taking afternoon naps, going for long walks or gazing into the flames of the fireplace. Or, explore nearby attractions.

Touted as “absolutely the best place to stay in Central Alberta!”

Facilities:
Guest Suites, Cabin & Meeting Room
Dining Room -No
Store - No
Open Year Round
Children - Yes
Play Area - No
Pets - No
Docking - No
Beach - No
Language - English

Lazy M Guest Ranch

Activities: Fishing, Hiking, Family, Horses

The 3 H's of this Working Cattle Ranch in Caroline on Alberta's Eastern slopes! The Moore family welcomes guests from around the world to come and be part of their Western Way of Life! The main focus at the Lazy M is of course the western riding and the western way of life including riding in Alberta's spectacular Rocky Mountains. The location is perfect, the setting awful pretty, the cows are here and we have one of Alberta's Best Fly Fishing streams just outside our door! The advantage to fly fishing this region is the uncrowded nature of all the trout waters ... leaving you in a position to not only catch the trout of your dreams, but to know you are the first to cast in that special pool this week!

Our packages include fantastic meals, comfortable rooms, a relaxing hot tub and of course a great time horse back riding. Ranch or river packages and combination packages are available.

Up around the bend, settled behind the creek deep in this pristine Canadian Wilderness just outside of Banff National Park lies your new second home. Enjoy kicking back as the sun sets and the glow of the fire rests your soul after a day spent riding the ranges of the alpine forests. Spend the weekend or even two weeks escaping to the Canadian Rockies in this incredible wilderness area. Whether you are a seasoned rider or absolute novice The Lazy M has the perfect horse for you!

Facilities:
Ranch Rooms and Mountain Camps
Dining Room -Yes
Store - No
Open May - October
Children - Yes
Play Area - Yes
Pets - No
Docking - No
Beach - No
Language - English

Activities: Trail Riding, Hiking, Family, Nature

Alberta Frontier offers an authentic western vacation, in the spectacular Rocky Mountains, on the upper reaches of the Red Deer River, bordering Banff National Park. Enjoy outdoor living at it's best. Relax, free from the pressures of the modern world on one of our horseback adventures into the high country. The setting is an "old fashioned western town" in a beautiful area called Ya Ha Tinda by Indians long ago. Saddle up, ride with an authentic Trail Boss, experience a true cowboy lifestyle and see wildlife in their natural habitat. You will find a large variety of programs at Frontier Town. Wilderness Adventures include, Day Rides, Trail Rides, Raft & Ride Pack Trips, Photo Trips, Hiking, Backpacking and Corporate Retreats.

Its a one of a kind, year round western town, offering hearty home cooked meals, real western hospitality, comfortable lodging and western adventures to groups, families, couples and singles. Accommodations are small rustic cabins with wood burning heaters. Amenities included central restroom facilities with showers, a sauna and a bonfire pit.

Each day after a hearty country breakfast we ride down main street, off to explore the many different mountain trails in an area the Indians called the "Ya Ha Tinda." This is home to abundant wildlife, beautiful lakes, waterfalls and cool clear mountain streams. Then at days end we return to Frontier Town for a delicious home cooked supper and relaxing evening. Whether you are an experienced horseperson or may have never ridden before you will find that we have good, quiet trail horses, that are trustworthy and reliable. Equipment is top quality and always in good repair. Come bring your sense of adventure, kick back and treat yourself to a fun filled vacation. Relax and enjoy nature as only a horseback vacation can supply.

Facilities:
Housekeeping Cottages
Dining Room - Yes
Store - No
Open Year Round
Children - Yes
Play Area - Yes
Pets - No
Docking - No
Beach - No
Language - English

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