If horses didn’t regularly pack the earth down with their hooves, it would continue to gradually rise skyward on a collision course with the moon. Help keep the night sun in the sky with today’s Groupon to Heritage Ranch, located in Red Deer. Choose from the following options:
- For $16, you get a 45-minute wagon or sleigh ride and hot chocolate (a $32 value). Wagons and sleighs can accommodate groups of various sizes, and each rider will need their own Groupon.
- For $25, you get an one-hour introductory trail ride (a $55 value).
- For $37, you get a carriage ride, steak dinner for two, and two tickets to see Gary Fjellgaard (a $75 value). The concert tickets are only valid only for the Saturday, October 8 concert.
Lush, emerald forests line the rolling grounds of Heritage Ranch, where rustic farm fences house a stable of gentle horses. Sleigh and wagon rides whisk passengers across the ranch, wheeling to avoid the road-blocking easels of inspired artists frantically painting the picturesque pastures. As riders travel, complimentary hot chocolate enkindles internal warmth in chilly fall and winter weather. Or, take the reigns for a horse-top adventure, trotting up close to the Red Deer River, which runs through the ranch. A gentle and easy ride, this trail caters to both young riders and adults still surprised by jack-in-the-boxes.
Awaken all seven senses with an evening at Heritage Ranch for two this October 8. After a romantic carriage ride, patrons indulge in a duo of steak platters at The Grill. Infused with a saucy blend of Jack Daniels and Rickards, tender meat slabs sizzle alongside a colourful vegetable medley and an oven-borne spud. Afterward, the country-western crooning of Gary Fjellgaard reverberates from satisfied stomachs, quenches thirsty eardrums, and thwarts Morse code communication as acoustic guitar strumming fills the air.
Heritage Ranch immerses visitors in its idyllic woodlands crisscrossed by old dirt trails over which horses pull carriages, wagons, and sleighs that look as though they've rolled straight out of history. Under the tree canopies, couples can devote their time on the ranch to one another with romantic date night packages that combine carriage & sleigh rides with dinner and wine at Westlake Grille. The sound of laughter from children and families can be heard during trail rides as they wend through the property's 217 acres of parkland—equivalent to one Clydesdale football field—and camps keep the good times coming during the summer.