Limitless opportunity for leisure and enterprise.
Referencing the four seasons, Four Hearts Ranch provides endless opportunities throughout the year for family, group retreats or commercial ventures.
Summertime brings bountiful outdoor possibilities with picture-perfect wildlife-viewing trails, camping, agri-tourism, fishing, swimming, canoeing amongst the tall reeds, and as a base to explore the region. There is something here for all ages, interests and abilities.
Year-round retreats could be offered for private individuals or companies. The equestrian centre is already a bespoke facility that can accommodate large groups seeking horse-riding adventures, as well as offering a true ranch experience through the many log houses on the property while guests can immerse themselves in birding, hiking and walking. For hunting enthusiasts, the Fall brings a plethora of deer to the Ranch including mule and whitetails, as well as moose, cougar, bear, ducks, geese and migratory birds.
Winter brings a profusion of indoor/outdoor pursuits that check the recreational box with cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and ice fishing.
Spring is the opportunity for renewal and rebirth. Swimming, trail riding, wilderness hiking, wildlife photography and fishing are just some of the many attractions that could be proposed. Bird watching is an immensely popular activity with ospreys, sandhill cranes, owls, loons, bluebirds, warblers, sandpipers, crows, wrens, geese, nighthawks, kestrels, flycatchers, swallows, hummingbirds and more on offer.
Or simply, use this lifestyle property as originally envisioned and currently operated: a family sanctuary. Wake to nature’s song, where the rhythm of the day is orchestrated by the changing seasons and time spent with family is cherished and lovingly cultivated amid this living place.
There are a variety of year-round family activities – watching a bear digging for grubs, watching a lone wolf saunter across a frozen Simon Lake on a foggy morning, brushing dustings of snow off the thick coats of horses, picking rosehips in August, hiking to collect wild strawberries and wildflowers on a summer’s day under cloudless skies, playing hockey on an ice-covered lake, watching mares chase a bear into Straight Lake, checking fences on horseback, bundling up and roasting marshmallows – this vast swath of land provides unique opportunities to roam, to explore and to learn.
This is a chance to slow down and feel the stress of work and city life ebb away. A chance to relax – in the true meaning of the word – not just the body but the mind as well.
It is rare to own a landmark property of this nature and the opportunity to be custodian of such a vital landscape and to nurture, love and develop it, is extraordinary.