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Five Luxury Alberta Hotels You Haven’t Heard Of

Forget eating local. Why travelling local is the next best – and big – thing

Aug 6, 2013

by Robin Schroffel

SWCABINS Sierra West RanchSettle into the life of a working cowboy at Sierra West Ranch along the banks of Todd Creek. A working ranch – Lonesome Pine – long before it opened up to guests, the southwestern Alberta property now includes three rustic yet cozy self-catering log guest cabins, three bunkhouses, the Longhorn Saloon (where it’s BYOB) and a cookhouse. Enjoy everything from horseback riding to hunting to a true-blue frontier cattle drive, and grab a taste of the real West.From $110 a night
www.sierrawestcabins.com
solara Solara Resort and SpaWhen your body has a specific need, Solara Resort and Spa is the place to address it. The signature Pathways to Engagement treatments are fully personalized, focusing on bringing your well-being to where it needs to be through massage, facials, cleansing, trigger-point therapy, lymphatic drainage and other techniques. One-, two- and three-bedroom suites are fully appointed with gourmet kitchens, spa-inspired bathrooms with six-jet massage showers, ensuring an intensely relaxing retreat.Suites from $199 per night. Pathways to Engagement treatments, from $195
www.solararesort.ca
RR Rocking R Guest RanchStep out of the office and onto the open range. Located just a short distance from Calgary in Strathmore, the Rocking R Guest Ranch offers a pair of cabins atop a ridge overlooking the Rocky Mountains, ideal for both family and couple stays. And although your accommodations are private, they’re bed-and-breakfast style: you’ll love the two-course breakfast prepared by Rocking R’s chef daily, not to mention the hot stone massage. How do you know it’s an authentic Western experience? Easy – you can bring your own horse.From $279 per night
www.rockingrguestranch.com
Azuridge AzuridgeA 13-acre secluded foothills estate in Priddis provides the setting for what may be Alberta’s most luxe property yet: Azuridge. Whether you’re under the stylishly high ceilings of the signature suite or lodged in a ground-floor family suite, complete with loft, the amenities are on the same ultra-high scale: feather down quilts and pillows, Egyptian linens and in-floor heated granite spa ensuite. The Sapphire Hall kitchen could easily become the focal point of your stay: Stick around for the weekend to enjoy the mouthwatering three course Love of Emerald menu, available Friday and Saturday nights, and to partake in the Sunday Escape brunch.Suites from $448 per night
www.azuridge.ca
alpine Jasper Alpine VillageInternational visitors fly in from as far away as Japan simply to see the Rocky Mountains, and we Albertans only have to go as far as our own backyard. Enjoy the scenery in style at Jasper’s Alpine Village Cabin Resort, located on the Athabasca River two kilometres south of Jasper. Accommodations include the executive one-bedroom cabin, built in 2012 and outfitted with an upscale kitchen, walk-in shower and two-sided fireplace.Executive cabins from $300 per night
www.alpinevillagejasper.com
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