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Accommodations

Your room at the Bar Diamond Guest Ranch is a comfortable mix of true Western hospitality and contemporary comfort. We are a family ranch with a long history in this beautiful part of the world. We are happy to share our home with you and make your experience here memorable.

At Bar Diamond, you will be able to truly leave it all behind under the big prairie sky. Have a look at the comfortable accommodations we have to offer. We look forward to your visit.

 true Western hospitality and contemporary comfort

Bar Diamond Lodge

This century-old log cabin was built by early Western Pioneers in the beautiful Red Deer River valley. Over the years it has been updated while still maintaining its original charm. It is not the Plaza Hotel, which is probably the point. It is comfortable, unassuming and allows you to reconnect with your beautiful Western surroundings.

Watch the sun rise from the Lodge deck while you sit on locally-made wicker furniture. Enjoy your fellow travellers over a delicious Western dinner or gather around the wood-fire stove and share stories and cowboy poetry well into the evening. If you are lucky, you may even find a hidden compartment in the wall where one of the original occupants used to hide his whiskey!

It is not every day  you get to stay in a place with such an amazing story. This cabin was built in 1903 with logs that escaped from a huge boom 250 miles up-river. Each log was then hauled to its present site by horse and buckboard – an incredibly tedious task. Travelling up the Red Deer river today, you will still see log cabins made in the same manner, from the same time.

DETAILS

The Bar Diamond Lodge has 5 bedrooms with the option of a 6th in the closed porch area. The lodge features a large living room, dining area and kitchen with a roofed porch to kick back and enjoy the ranch on. The bedrooms are named after the abundance of bird life that we have on the ranch. Pheasant Room: One queen bed and one single bed with shared bathroom

  • Pheasant Room: One queen bed with shared bathroom
  • Hawk Room: Two single beds with shared bathroom
  • Owl Room: One queen bed with a shared bathroom
  • Eagle Room: One double bed and single bed with private bathroom
  • Robin Room: One queen bed with shared bathroom
  • Raven Room: One queen pull out bed with shared bathroom
    note: this room is a closed porch on the house and can be used if an extra room is needed

Click here for Bar Diamond Lodge Floor Plan

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Uplands Lodge

Located on the same grounds as the Bar Diamond Lodge, the Uplands Lodge is a new property that has a great personality of its own. Whether you want to share a game of pool, watch hockey on tv, share food and drink or relax in your own room and read a book, the Uplands Lodge will make you feel at home. It is a current Western ranch house that encourages friends to come together and enjoy this beautiful Western setting.

It is not the Plaza Hotel, which is probably the point. It is comfortable, unassuming and allows you to reconnect with your beautiful Western surroundings.

DETAILS

The Uplands Lodge is a modern home that embodies the comfort of our country escape. The upper level of the lodge features two bedrooms, an office space, a kitchen and dining room and a large living room. The bedrooms are as follows:

  • The Meadowlark Room: One queen bed with an ensuite bathroom
    The Bluebird Room: Two single beds with a private bathroom in the hallway

The lower level of the Uplands Lodge is where the ranch dining area is for all guests. It also features a lovely living room, sitting area and four bedrooms. The bathroom is in the hallway and is shared by all rooms.

  • Swan Room: One queen bed with shared bathroom
  • Sparrow Room: One queen bed with shared bathroom
  • Swallow Room: One single bed with shared bathroom
  • Starling Room: Two single beds with shared bathroom

Click here for Uplands Lodge Downstairs Floor Plan

Click here for Uplands Lodge Upstairs Floor Plan

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Billy Martin's Cabin

Billy Martin’s Cabin is a fun little place for the adventurous. Nestled among some prairie trees and next to a spring-fed creek, this cabin was built as a tribute to Billy Martin, the original homesteader on the land in 1896. He lived in a cabin similar to the current one, in the very same spot, until he completed building his log cabin nearby.

Located on the same property as Bar Diamond and Uplands Lodge, it offers solitude and some of the best views of the Red Deer River. It is a perfect spot to leave it all behind and recharge around a campfire or make it your home base for little nature walks.

DETAILS
2 beds (Queen & Double, shared room)
1 shared toilet (shower available in one of the nearby Lodges)

Bar Diamond Teepee

Bar Diamond Tipi

If you are feeling adventurous while on the Ranch, spend a night in the teepee located right beside the Bar Diamond Lodge. Contact us for details on this unique, ancient and memorable experience. Learn more about Blackfoot culture, traditions and customs in an iconic teepee.

Learn more about Blackfoot culture, traditions and customs in an iconic teepee at Bar Diamond.

Bar Diamond Party Barn

The Bar Diamond Party Barn was hand-built by Ranchers Jim and Jay Hern. It is a great place to unwind after a long day. Here, you can enjoy a game of pool, a movie or a cold beverage with your fellow weary travellers. And when you decide it’s time to get some well-deserved shut-eye, the Party Barn is on the same property as your accommodation.

Are you looking for a custom Prairie hunting experience? Stop by the Alberta Western Uplands website, also operated by the Hern family.