Farm / Rancho Relaxo Resort

Farm Type: Permaculture Demonstration Farm




Rocky Mountain House

Rancho Relaxo Resort is one of Alberta’s first eco-tourism destination resorts

We will feature renewable energy systems, organic food production, water harvest, compost, food storage, off-grid log cabins, and a plethora of other ideas that help families move towards self-sufficiency, food security, and healthy communities.

Have you always wanted to be less dependent on The System to keep you alive? OR go towards Off Grid / Self-sufficient living?
*Concerned about your future or your kids’ future?
*Want to have confidence in any situation and teach your kids the same?

Owners Juli & Jeff Gillies are passionate about exploring new sustainable ideas and sharing them with the world. Jeff’s background in soil science and construction, combined with Juli’s marketing and family skills, make J2 a dynamic duo for building and showing off their Permaculture Demonstration Farm near Rocky Mountain House, AB. Their farm demonstrates a new way of living where health, happiness, and sustainability are the goals, and abundance is on the horizon.

This beautiful five-acre permaculture demonstration farm has the potential to host events, workshops, and courses, while offering affordable, comfortable, all-inclusive accommodations. The resort creates a friendly, comfortable atmosphere that enhances social interaction, connections with the natural world, and confidence in themselves as an informed consumer.

We are surrounded by beautiful natural landscapes including forest, open fields and a nice view of snow-capped mountains. We are in close proximity to amazing activities like hiking, wildlife viewing, the mountain parks, and a UNESCO world heritage site just to name a few.

Activities while you are here include:

  • Try your hand at Axe throwing provided by Âsokêwin Friendship Centre from Rocky Mnt House
  • Full guided farm tours Saturday by Juli & Jeff (11am & 2pm; 1.5hrs per tour)
  • Scavenger Hunt for all ages
  • Seed planting activity to take home
  • Self guided tours of the property
  • Shop for local goods at our mini market, including First Nations art work, and local food producers
  • Event shelters for picnic lunches
  • Children’s’ play structure with 2 slides and a swing
  • Option to camp overnight (by donation) with amazing star gazing potential. Please contact the hosts to book your spot!
  • Campfire guitars for those camping over night
  • Sunday afternoon live music & open mic jam session 2-6pm (featuring our family band, The Garden Variety Rockstars)

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Farm Details

Host Name: Juli & Jeff Gillies


Phone: (403) 845-7993


Start Time: 10am

End Time: 6pm

Date: Saturday August 17 & Sunday August 18


Address: 402052 RR 6-5 Rocky Mountain House Alberta T4T 2A1


From Highway 2:
Turn west onto highway 12 at Lacombe. When you get to the traffic circle at the highway 20/12 intersection, go straight through and continue west on highway 12 for another 50km. Then turn south at Taimi Road (or range road 6-5) for 2km. We are on the west side of the road.
Blue sign address is 402052 RR 6-5. Pavement the entire way here!

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