Nestled into the base of the Cypress Hills tucked in near the provincial border is the Historic Reesor Ranch. A few weeks ago I had the chance to sit down and visit the Scott and Theresa the owners. Here is a photo blog post from our visit. I look forward to going and spending the night and getting in touch with my inner cowgirl. I am already trying to decide what type of family function I an organize here as well. It looks like the perfect setting to have everyone get together, relax and visit.
Historic Reesor Ranch – The sign marking the entrance to the ranch’s access road.
The first view of the Ranch House and the guest barn. The 100+ year old barn has been renovated to accommodate group gatherings.
The Ranch House and Bed & Breakfast.
The dogs will greet you when you come into the yard. They are well trained and will not jump up unless you invite them to. Make sure you give them a pat and say hello.
One of Scott Reesor’s favourite poems written by his mother. If you ask nicely he just might entertain you with some good ole’ fashioned cowboy poetry.
The table in the second kitchen is set and waiting for supper guests. The smell of chilli in the air gave the home a very welcoming feel.
After supper, an antique tub awaits anyone wanting to wash away the dirt from the day. (There are shower facilities as well).
Ready to tuck in for the evening, three of the rooms are dedicated to one of the previous generations of the ranching family and decorated with photos and antiques from that generation.
The barn, first build in 1904, has been renovated into accommodations as well. Here there is an entertainment hall. This room was an old horse stall.
Mess hall that is available for hosting functions.
The Historic Reesor Ranch is a working ranch. Whether you are there for a weekend or just stopping through for the day, there is opportunity for you jump onto a horse and explore the scenic country side or help with herding the cattle.
How to get there:
I would suggest printing this map and taking it with you. If you want a scenic drive stay off the number one and follow the red roads. You do have to drive on gravel, but it is well maintained and built up.
Cypress Hills, Canada
Box 1001 Maple Creek ,Saskatchewan, Canada S0N 1N0
(306) 662 – 3498
Member of “Signature Experience Collection” Canadian Tourism Commission http://www.travel.canada/SEC