Welcome to Homeplace Ranch - Horse Awareness, Day Riding and Riding Lessons
From 1974 to 2013, Mac Makenny, a passionate horseman, owned and operated Homeplace Ranch as a full service guest ranch. Since 2013, we are not able to offer accommodation at the ranch. However, Mac will still be offering horse riding and lessons, and is looking forward to a great season. For those wishing to stay nearby, we have a number of wonderful options in Bragg Creek, Priddis and the southern edge of Calgary that are within easy driving distance of the ranch.
The ranch is located within easy driving distance (less than one hour) of the magnificent mountain towns and ski hills of Banff and Lake Louise, the rugged mountains and waterways of Kananaskis Country, and the scenic Cowboy Trail that winds south through the Southern Alberta foothills with their historic and modern western offerings (ranches, rodeos and Indian Pow-wows). We are less than 20 minutes to Spruce Meadows (one of the premiere horse sport venues in the world), and 30 minutes to the Calgary Polo Club. Access to the “Calgary Stampede C-train” is also only a short 20 minutes away, and it will whisk you into the heart of action of the Calgary Stampede's “Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth”.
The sports or outdoor enthusiast who stays near the ranch can also enjoy some of the most fabulous fly fishing in the world on the Bow River, white water rafting in Kananaskis country, golf at several stunning courses, such as Redwood Meadows, Silvertip in Canmore, and even the Banff Springs course in Banff National Park, or explore the many marketplaces and art galleries in the neighoring towns - to name just a few.
Artists and photographers, writers and composers can find inspiration here. Retreat groups can find peace and freedom from the hurried pace of our modern world. Corporate groups or friend and family groups can find a place to gather for business, fun, or friendship.