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Rafter Six Ranch Resort

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3.0 of 5 Ranch   |   81130 South Ranch Road East | P.O. Box 100, Exshaw, Canmore, Alberta T0L 2C0, Canada
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

I had the opportunity to take my son to Rafter Six to celebrate his 10th birthday this month. We signed up for the high ropes course, lunch, and 2 hour horseback ride after lunch. Nicki, who lead the high ropes course was very knowledgeable and helpful, and really made our experience special. The lunch was a lovely steak dinner, and... More

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Zwolle, The Netherlands
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013 via mobile

Great place for horse lovers and rafters. Stunning views of the Rockies! Sporty. Beautiful chiseling/carving of native scenes in parts of the restaurant. Nice gift shop. Humor as well. Very nice quesadilla's! Served when we were really hungry, at an odd time (4pm) without any problem.

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Medicine Hat, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Beautiful scenery but overpriced room. Only had a double bed, was expecting a queen. Bathroom very small. Breakfast was good, cozy dining area. The next night we were in Banff and had a much nicer and much bigger room for almost the same price.

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Airdrie, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Stayed for a night in the lodge paid $500.00 for one night accomadation in a very tiny un-appealing room, two hour horse back riding for two and three meals that were at best very average! The whole idea of being a ranch with no frills is totally fine with me, i love rustic but rustic can still be upkept and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Rafter 6 resort is everything it should be. No frills, no lace, just home comfort with amazing staff and adventures. We did the white water rafting, starting at "the widow maker" and spending 5 hours of the best fun you can have in freezing, Rocky mountain water. This was followed by a gut busting BBQ, of excellent quality. We had... More

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Carstairs, Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

The location and overall appearance of the Ranch is stunning. Staff were welcoming and friendly. Having gained most of our info from their website we were looking forward to the food and activities. It appears that the chef profiled on the website is no longer there as the only dining room choices offered were from the lounge menu. As a... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

I went to Rafters Six Ranch as part of a staff retreat. We were there for one day only. Our activities included the cowboy college which I found a little immature for 40 adults but imagine kids would love it. We also took part in a mini rodeo which was fun for all involved. We had lunch, bison burger buffet,... More

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Calgary, Canada
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6 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

What a great place to spend a quite weekend away from all the big city distractions. Staff are very friendly and go out of their way to be helpful. Meals are great. The 2 hour Ride and walks made for a fantastic and memorable weekend.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

very rustic. cabins are great. food was amazing. view was amazing. animals were great. the main lodge rooms were mediocre. good size but tiny bathrooms. definately get a cabin! excellent value per night!

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Banff, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

Rafter Six Ranch is definitely not for everyone, but if it's for you, you will love it! You pay for the views. The rooms are basic and there is no phone or tv, but why would you be hanging out in your room when you could be horseback riding through the rocky mountains or traversing a ropes course high up... More

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Address: 81130 South Ranch Road East | P.O. Box 100, Exshaw, Canmore, Alberta T0L 2C0, Canada
Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Kananaskis Country > Canmore > Exshaw
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Rafter Six Ranch Resort 3*
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Rafter 6 Ranch Resort
Rafter Six Ranch Hotel Exshaw
Rafter Six Ranch Resort Canmore, Canada - Alberta

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Rafter Six Ranch Resort is a resort ranch with full facilities on site including horseback riding, whitewater rafting, and an adventure ropes course. Rafter Six Ranch Resort is located along the Kananaskis River nestled at the base of the Canadian Rockies. Located 2km from the Trans Canada Highway – we are 45 minutes west of Calgary and 20 minutes east of Canmore. ... more   less 
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