Little Creek Ranch

Boarding Facilities | Day & Overnight Camps | Dufferin County | Equine Boarding Facilities | Equine Event Centres | Horseback Riding | Ranches

Little Creek Ranch Located at a privately owned and operated family ranch has many offerings for you and your family.  Please call or text 705-716-4445 OR email ecapes2017@gmail.com.

 

Bed and Breakfast

A number of accommodation options are available. All prices are listed per night – maximum of 2 people per room, rental of Master and both Standard Rooms provides private bathroom and living room.

Bed and Breakfast: call / text 705-716-4445 for availability

Master Bedroom – $85
Standard Room – $65
Master and both Standard Rooms – $250

 

Morning Partner – Overnight Experience Stays: Saturday nights only

Take part in joining the LCR family with seasonal work on the farm: planting or harvesting the garden; picking cherries, apples or pears; tending the bees, or harvesting honey. In the morning, families can collect their breakfast from the chickens and take part in feeding the animals, after breakfast it’s time to clean the water troughs and learn about beekeeping, groom the horses and riding.  At night enjoy time around the campfire under a sky one could only witness in the hills.

All inclusive stay including Master Bedroom, two Standard Rooms, and private Living Room – $500
Experience includes: Saturday: Dinner and Campfire, Sunday: Breakfast and time with horses and bees.

 

Bed and Bale

Stay overnight at the bed and breakfast and bring your equine friend along for the ride.  Call/ text for pricing and details.

 

Summer Day Camp for Children

Imagine the 30 plus kids aged 4 – 12 that come for one of the two week-long day camps Elaine holds every summer running around like the little people of the Shire. This week-long day camp offers a unique combination. Each day smaller groups rotate through 3 stations. Elaine, with the aid of 6 leaders including daughter Rachel, teaches horsemanship and riding while her husband John manages the arts and nature program and guest instructors handle the drama/musical component of the camp. Grandma Diane prepares all the snacks and lunches that are included in the fee.

Little Creek Ranch day camp prides its operation on providing the counter balance to “nature deficit disorder”  (coined by Richard Louv – 2005 book Last Child in the Woods).

“We help your child build a connection to the natural world:  sunshine, fresh air, wide-open space and enough structure to keep them safe. Oh and don’t forget the ponies and horses, dogs, cats, chickens, and bee colonies.  This year we are bringing piggy’s and lambs to camp too“ says Elaine.

 

This will be Elaine’s tenth year of running this day camp, with some kids coming back every year. She gets a lot out of passing on her love for horses to a younger generation, and they seem to have a ball. “Who has more fun than kids?” she says.

The summer camp does a great job of introducing kids to the ranching life, and it’s this experience that Elaine’s been giving to whole families who come for the Morning Partner Overnight Experience stays.

 

Day Experiences

Beekeeping fun family learning experience: 

Enjoy an afternoon at Little Creek Ranch with the Bees and have High Tea with the Ranch Family. Come experience the taste of honey, fresh from the hive and right out of the honeycomb. Learn about the art of beekeeping and how to harvest this liquid gold.

The event will start with a trip to the hive and orientation about bees and their wonderful work. You’ll have an opportunity to harvest and sample the honey.  The afternoon runs from 1pm until 4pm and winds down with High Tea.  This experience would suit a family up to a maximum of 6. Call/text to make specific date arrangements between July and September when the bees are active and the honey is flowing.

COST: $150

 

Horse fun family learning experience:

Spend an afternoon with the horses then kick off your boots and enjoy a cool drink with the Ranch Family.  Come learn about horses. We’ll teach you the basics. You’ll learn how to be safe around them, talk to them, groom them, tack them up and ride. Giddy Up!

The event will start with the horse experience from 1pm until 4pm and includes a special Ranch refreshment and snack. This experience would suit a family of 4, 2 adults and 2 children. Call /text to make specific date arrangements in the riding season, May to October.

COST: $250

 

Boarding and Horsemanship

Pasture board available all year round.  Call /text for details & pricing.

Horsemanship / riding lessons available Saturday mornings for children ages 4 and up.  Call /text for details and pricing. Season runs May thru September.