Blue Beard-tongue Typical Cypress Hills wildflower

 

 

"Riders of the Old West"

 

 

Cattle Drive to the Park with Trish & Lee

 

 

Buckshot Bonnie & Mojo

                                   

HISTORIC REESOR RANCH

2017 Cypress Hills Cowboy Adventures  

Join us for a traditional Western Canadian Ranch experience!

Chosen by Destination Canada as a  "Canadian Signature Experience".

"Cowboy Comfort" with atmosphere and western hospitality!  Enjoy the history and heritage of our 5th generation ranch homesteaded in 1904.

 Imagine pioneers coming west to start a new and better life for themselves and their families.  This historic cattle ranch provides a living testament to the resourcefulness and tenacity of the early prairie settlers. We share a story that is integral to Saskatchewan and Western Canada's history. The  Reesors are working hard to ensure that the ranch will be passed down for generations to come.

Customized for your enjoyment with your choice of traditional ranch activities such as cattle drives and cattle herd health checks. Activities are set at a comfortable pace so that you can also enjoy guided hiking and horseback riding excursions on our land and into the Cypress Hills Wilderness Area with cultural, historical and nature interpretation. 

Take in the simple pleasures of forest and prairies filled with unique alpine flowers and wildlife.  Diverse terrain will keep you anticipating what you'll see next at every hill crest and around every bend in the trail.

Rising 4,000 feet above sea level the Cypress Hills are the highest point between the Canadian Rockies in the West and Labrador in the East.      The ranch stands at an elevation of 4,175 to 4,475 ft and the view to the north spans 50 miles. 

Step back in time with us, learn about the tragic Cypress Hills Massacre which led to the forming of the North West Mounted Police force and the historic March West in 1874.  Travel the same trails used by the First Nations people and pioneers of yesterday.  The Cypress Hills are unique.  They hold many Indian legends and historic sites.  Discover the buffalo wallows formed by thousands of buffalo that freely roamed these hills in times past.

The smell of coffee brewing and bacon frying is a real treat after a  full night’s rest in our comfy beds.  Tasty home cooked meals await you!  After a day filled with fresh air and the great outdoors relax on the shaded veranda with a cool drink looking out over the panoramic landscape of the Cypress Hills.  Beef steak never tasted better especially in such a setting.  Meals are prepared for all dietary requests.

Top off the evenings with crackling campfires, swapping stories and some Cowboy Poetry with your hosts.  Listen to the lonely coyote's howl and enjoy the incredible peace and quiet of life on this historic ranch.  Let the wide open spaces, cool breezes and lovely sunsets rejuvenate and refresh you.  Before a well deserved night's sleep enjoy a relaxing bath in the antique bathtub in our historic ranchhouse or relax in the two person jacuzzi tub in one of our cozy cabins. 

Book a Cypress Hills Cowboy Adventure to participate in some of the following ranch activities between June and September:

During the month of June join us as we start our calving season.  Help us move cow/calf pairs into various fields and into the Cypress Hills Park by horseback. Join us for cattle herd health checks which are done on a regular basis to learn the basics of cattle behavior and herd health. 

• Price per day: $225/person + tax/fee

• Includes 3 meals per day - hearty ranchstyle breakfast, fresh bag lunch, tasty evening meal, 2 hour Horseback Adventure and sleep in one of our cozy cabins with two person jacuzzi tub or in our comfortable historic ranchhouse.

• Minimum 2 guests   

Thank you for your interest in Historic Reesor Ranch. If you would like information on our rates and further package details, please contact us by email or by phone at 1-306-662-3498. We look forward to hearing from you! 

CCi Wireless Wifi connection available in most locations at the ranch.

Additional outings are available - trips to local attractions and events such as:  Fort Walsh National Historic Site, Hutterite Colonies,  Maple Creek Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Cypress Hills Winery, horse sales, cattle auctions, rodeos and dances. (extra costs may apply)

Bring clothing suitable for the season. For horseback riding don't forget comfortable riding boots, rain gear and hat, sun and bug lotion. 

Booking Terms: 30% non-refundable deposit required to book with balance due one month in advance of booking.  There are several options for flying into Saskatoon, Regina and Calgary Airports with transfer to Medicine Hat Airport - pick up and return to Medicine Hat Airport included.  Rental car to drive to ranch is available at airports for fly and drive tours.

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GUEST COMMENTS:  

Your hospitality not only meets but, exceeds that   of our great state of Texas.  Please continue to pass to others the rich tradition  and family heritage that we all can only envy.  You have provided me not only with the grandeur of your country but a real live first hand rodeo!   Your friend, Trae Fowler, Fort Worth, Texas

What is unique about this place is that you treat your guests in the same way you treat your land and animals.  I feel that this is where your souls are.  This is my third visit and each time I see more beauty - in your ranch and in your family.  I  feel so privileged that you consider me a friend.  I plan to come back again soon so make sure you leave me some 'chores'.  P.S. Diane - don't you be going losing Scott on any more trails!  Thanks for everything.  Bonnie Thorn, Toronto, Ontario

I spent 2 weeks in Mexico just recently and I loved it. One week at an all inclusive and one week with my Mexican family in northern Mexico. It was all awesome BUT in saying that, I have to stick with an earlier comment - that your ranch and location is one of the most beautiful spots in the world!  Wanda Byrns

I really enjoyed my stay here at your ranch.  You and your staff were wonderful and very helpful.  I felt safe and welcome.  The food was amazing!  The poems were good as well and made breakfast a lot better!  The rides that my parents and I went on were absolutely amazing.  I hope to come back in the future and will recommend this place to anyone.  Thank you for an awesome experience I will not forget and thank you for welcoming us into your home.  Kari 

Rounding up cows and calves.

 

 

 

Prairie Oysters anyone?

 

 

 

 

 

These boots have seen a few trail rides!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trail ride to the Old Noble Cabin

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keith Reesor's well used saddle