Anchor D Ranch Log Cabin in Black Diamond Alberta
Anchor D Ranch Log Cabin Black Diamond Canadian Rockies Alberta Horseback Riding Vacation Lodgings Accommodations
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Hosts: Dewy and Jan Matthews

Bedrooms: 2

Address: Box 656, Black Diamond, Alberta, Canada T0L 0H0

Telephone: (403) 933-2867

Fax: (403) 933-2255

Activities/Attractions: In the area around our Ranch (45 minutes south and west of Calgary), there is an abundance of activities and attractions that you can visit and get involved with. The surrounding area offers great photographic opportunities. Whether you're a horse enthusiast or just want to strap on your hiking boots and head up the ridge into Kananaskis country, this is the perfect place for families or a romantic and relaxing getaway.

If you're a cross-country ski enthusiast or enjoy skating, we're only 5 km. from the Sandy McNabb Recreation Area. We offer 2 hour, 3 hour and day rides into the foothills around the ranch. If you're wanting to get up to a higher elevation, then our Mountain Day Ride will offer you elevations of up to 7,000 feet. You can come back to the cabin for a shower and relaxation after your ride. Guided horseback riding is available onsite. Also nearby:

  • golfing
  • mountain biking
  • cross-country skiing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • shopping
  • restaurants
  • Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump
  • Remington-Alberta Carriage Museum
  • Glenbow Museum
  • Calgary Stampede

"Thank you so much for the wonderful trail riding adventure in the Kananaskis. Jacqueline and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and felt like a very pampered family member. You run a first class outfit and deserve the Order of Canada for your operation!"

"We had an absolutely amazing time. Thank you. Spectacular is the only way I can really describe the trip to people. It was so nice to be out in the wilderness for a week without any sights or sounds of development or outside activity. What you offer is really a piece of wilderness paradise ..."


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"Just wanted to say thanks for the good times had by the Mississippi boys, Stan and Jared Yates. I still can't believe we got to do all we did and that your horses were so willing ... Dewy, your campfire efforts were most enjoyable and the group we were with was the greatest ... The wranglers and cooks were so willing, so caring and always helpful. Many thanks from the bottom of our hearts."

"I would like to begin by thanking you, Dewy, and your wranglers/staff for the most incredible experience of my life. I must begin to give respect, thanks and sincere admiration for the string of horses that you have that take their riders through the most incredible terrain ... I have never seen such well mannered horses with the heart and sole to never quit in the most difficult terrain ... Thanks so much."

"I just wanted to thank your group for a great weekend. ... Your crew were great and did their best to take care of the high maintenance group. Congrats."

General Information: Welcome to Anchor D Ranch Log Cabin in Black Diamond, Alberta ... and come with us and take a horseback adventure into the high and rugged country of the Canadian Rockies. Wind your way along crystal clear mountain streams, through high alpine meadows, and over mountain passes with your trusty four-legged friend.

We offer an authentic Western Experience, combined with top quality horses that are matched to suit your ability. You will enjoy breath-taking scenery, good food and good times. We deal with small groups (maximum of 12 people per trip), but can accommodate larger groups on request. Expect excellent photographic opportunities. If you like fishing, bring your tackle and try your hand in our clear mountain lakes.

After a full day of riding and exploring at a pace comfortable to you, we will pull into camp where you can kick back and relax while a hearty and wholesome meal is prepared.

  • 2 bedrooms (one double bed and two singles in the loft)
  • hide-a-bed
  • coffee maker
  • linens and towels
  • toaster
  • airtight woodstove
  • in-floor heating
  • microwave
  • iron
  • washer/dryer
  • bathroom with shower
  • hair dryer
  • fully equipped kitchen
  • campfire area

Join us for some horseback riding in the foothills or mountains of Kananaskis Country. We have available a beautiful, cozy two-bedroom log cabin. It's an authentic log cabin on the Ranch, nestled in the foothills of the Rockies. Comes with full kitchen, television/VCR (movie rental nearby), loft, and a great view.

Payment Accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Traveller's Cheques and cash.

Rates: (Prices quoted in CAD Dollars)

$175/night (up to 4 guests)
Additional guests $20/person/night
$1,000/week (7 days, 6 nights)


"... I want to thank Dewy and his crew for the ride of a lifetime. I came to Anchor D for the Lost Trail ride because I wanted 1) a challenge, 2) lots of riding, 3) no coddling. I got all three of these wants and lots more... Dewy and his crew were fabulous ... Thanks again for the best time I have ever had on horseback."