In July of 2004, we headed out on a 4 day holiday on horseback called Brewster Mountain Pack Trains. We left from Brewster's Kananaskis Guest Ranch to spend 3 nights in 2 different remote cabins. The horseback riding is not for the unfit or the faint of heart! The first and last days are long rides (6-7 hours in the saddle). Beginners can manage as the horses are carefully selected but only if they are physically fit beginners. Problems: A water canteen is omitted from the list of things to bring and the outhouse at the first camp was in rough shape. The guide, cook, and my horse were excellent, the cabins were good. The scenery was spectacular. You feel like you've experienced a bit of the real cowboy life after a bit of roughing it with horses in the Canadian Rockies.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Century old Brewster Family Guest Ranch located on the Bow River, 45 minutes west of Calgary, 20 minutes east of Banff National Park. Private vacation family rental, for up to 10 adults. Full spacious Lodge the 'Big House'. Kitchen, Sit-up Bar, Large Dining area, Pool Table, Lounge area with Television, internet, four private bedrooms. 18 Hole Golf Course, Back Country Horse Back Trips, two and four day, featuring rustic log cabin accommodations. Custom vacation packages available. Pre and Post family owned accommodations Brewster's Mountain Lodge, Banff. Horse Back Riding with Brewster Adventures at Lake Louise Stables, famed Tea-House rides. Kananaskis Guest Ranch also hosts group barbecue functions, weddings and private celebrations in the 'Donut' tent. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Brewsters Kananaskis Village Hotel