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Rocking R Guest Ranch

10.0 | Perfect
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8-min. drive from Hwy, great free breakfast, friendly staff, cabins with kitchens

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking
  • Numerous guests praised the hotel's tranquil and relaxing setting
  • The hotel's staff were complimented for their attentive and friendly service
  • Many lodgers enjoyed their clean and well-equipped cabins
  • Numerous lodgers were pleased with the quality and variety of the free breakfast
Cons
  • This hotel is not pet friendly
  • Not wheelchair accessible
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Mar 20, 2014
Overview
Located about an 8-minute drive from the Trans-Canada Highway and a 15-minute drive from Strathmore's city centre, Rocking R Guest Ranch is suitable for car travellers who prefer scenic, self-contained cabins with extended kitchen amenities, a free breakfast and easy highway access.

Each of this smoke-free hotel's cabins comes equipped with a kitchenette or full kitchen, one or two separate bedrooms, cable TV, a DVD/CD player, a wood-burning fireplace, a BBQ, a deck, a free bathrobe and slippers for each guest, an outdoor fire pit and a hair dryer.

Hotel amenities include a hot tub, massage services, wagon rides, horseback riding, a free breakfast (delivered each morning to your cabin) and free parking. The hotel is not wheelchair accessible. Pets are not permitted.

Strathmore Golf Club is about a 17-minute drive away, while Strathmore Family Centre can be found 18 minutes away by car. Calgary's city centre and Calgary International Airport (YYC) can both be found roughly a 52-minute drive from the hotel. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's location, staff, rooms and breakfast.

Numerous travellers praised the hotel's location, describing it as beautiful, relaxing and tranquil, as well as close to Tyrell Museum (in Drumheller), highway access, Rosebud Theatre, restaurants, shopping, Calgary and fishing. One patron noted, "The location is great, feels like it is deep in the country with stunning views, but a short drive to restaurants and shops".

The hotel's staff were the source of many compliments by reviewers. They were characterized as attentive, friendly and accommodating. 

Numerous guests were pleased with the hotel's accommodations. They described their rooms as cozy, well equipped, functional and tastefully decorated, with great mountain views and comfortable beds.

The hotel's breakfast was also praised by many lodgers, who described it as delicious, wonderful, fresh and plentiful. One patron remarked, "Every day was graced with a spectacular view to be enjoyed while dining on a personally delivered and outstanding 2 course breakfast starting with fresh fruit and followed by a different main course. they were pancakes (gluten free for me) and sausages, french toast and bacon, eggs Benedict, mmmmm so delicious (gluten free for me) and a personal skillet of cheese, ham and peppers omelette. Finished with a different chocolate every morning".
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The Bad
There were no notable negative reviews for this hotel at the time this editorial was written.

Guests may want to note that the hotel does not permit pets and is not equipped to accommodate wheelchair users.
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TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #1 of 3 specialty lodging in Strathmore with an average rating of 5 out of 5 from 82 reviews.

The author called the hotel on March 6, 2014 to verify some information.

Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.
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Rated 10.0/10 based on 114 reviews

Ranked #1 out of 5 hotels in Strathmore

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Map Marker Rocking R Guest Ranch
Box 45 Site 14 RR1, Strathmore, AB