• Awesome scenery, great food, unbelievable peace and even better hosts. Can't wait to come back it's the perfect getaway

  • I have been using the Lazy M Lodge for our Native Healing retreats for 5 years. The service, and energy that we have found here is one of a kind. The Grandfathers have truly blessed this place and those who come here will leave with a new level of true self awareness and happiness.

    Leonard McCullem White Thunderbird Healing
  • I have been holding our personal development courses here at the Lazy M for the past number years. There space is ideal for our group of 16 to connect with self and nature. Having such comfortable rooms, great food ( and they even went so far as to provide a specific menu,) Ideal inside and outside meeting spaces give our participants the perfect way to enjoy the course and get great results. This is our new go to place. Thanks for working with us in the development of our programs.

    Janette Expanciest Personal life coach
  • We have now been using the Lazy M for our quilting retreats for three years, and to be honest the best location and facility we have ever used. The rooms and beds are so comfortable, the meals are made to perfection, and the Hall is a wonderful space for all of our group of 14 to be able to lay out all our supplies, sewing machines, and display our work. Thanks to Randy and Marcel for creating such a special space, count on us every year..

    Charlene Beaver Creek - Quilting group
  • A business meeting brought me to the Lazy M Lodge, starting with a terrific lunch,and finishing with a delicious supper and a relaxing evening in this charming, rustic log home in a serene rural setting. The hosts, Randy and Marcel, were friendly and attentive, yet unobtrusive. They made us welcome to the many amenities, ranging from a large collection of teas and beverages constantly available, to a hot tub (with swimsuits provided if needed). Forged metal door and bathroom hardware, handsewn quilts on the comfortable single beds, an amazing log table that could easily seat 20, and an eclectic collection of rustic, historic, and just plain funky furnishings, and lots of indoor and outdoor seating for socializing or private contemplation. A hearty breakfast of ham, eggs, pancakes, and fruit sent us on our way in the morningand we didn\'t even explore all the other facilities available for groups and events! A lovely place to stay, that begs a return visit.

    Iris St Paul
  • It has been a couple months since our group was blessed to have our Awakening Women's Retreat at your beautiful space. I have been bragging about you everywhere I go. It was so wonderful. Your amazing cooking and the love with which you made everything was phenomenal in itself. Then your presence and obvious enjoyment in sharing us as we stood around your kitchen, your helpfulness, the smooth order and ease with which the whole weekend flowed was simply perfect. Thank you both so much and thank you to those who helped in the kitchen too.. Also Marcel, thank you for going out of your way to get the computer video set up for me and all I had to do was come press the button. Thank You! The rooms are all so comfortable and the river, the grounds and all the group gathering areas were welcoming, the fires, the windows, our big wood table that fit us all… I could go on and on. And more then anything I could describe in words about you and your facilities, there is simply an wonderful welcoming energy.. you have created a space that nurtures, inspires and supports what i like to call Causing Heaven on Earth. I am so glad we got to be there and cause a little heaven on earth with you. Saturday, July 21, 2012  

    Judy Sacremento CA
  • Dear Randy & Marcel - Wow! Thank you for causing Heaven on Earth in this part of our world. Everything is done with such care and love, your space is blessed and we have been also by being here. We will be back! Monday, April 30, 2012

    Judy Sacramento CA
  • The atmosphere both inside and outside of the lodge was beautiful and welcoming. I believe the location could not have been more perfect for a healing retreat. The combination of the beautiful nurturing environment and the natural elements surrounding the lodge create an ambiance that make you feel at home. Randy, Marcel and the other Staff's attention to detail and obvious passion for that which they do is very evident. The food was delicious and the people were wonderful!! Thank you so very much!! You have such beautiful souls. Much love and light. Amazing Weekend Get Away!! Sunday, April 29, 2012

    Stephanie Alexander AB
  • Your home is a sacred and divine space that allows love and healing energy to rejuvenate our spirit and soul. Blessings to you for providing a safe and beautiful vessel for us to do our work. Your food nourished our physical bodies and we felt the love in each morsel. Blessings Randy Marcel & Rusty. From my heart to yours. Sunday, April 29, 2012

    Carmen Lacombe AB
  • As a young family who grew up knowing a special vacation spot while growing up, you search for one of your own where you can have those memories with your children! I think we have found it! Be back soon

    Jen Friday, April 20, 2012
  • What a nice place to find peace, to let my mind relax and calm and to find what is in my heart! Marcel & Randy are caring, kind and take good care of all of us. The connection is amazing!! Thank you for everything, the care, the food, & the homey feel. Wednesday, April 4, 2012

    Christy Calgary AB
  • What a beautiful Lodge, run by beautiful people. Great food, great atmosphere, LOVE Rusty! Thank you so much - Courtney, Lindale, AB Thank you all for my experience at your lodge. You are all fantastic hosts and your smiles are warm and inviting. I could call this place my new sanctuary and hope to return to have another great experience and great conversation on how this was all built. - Amy - Drayton Valley, AB Thank you so much for a great stay. I love the open skies, warm home and - I love Rusty - Deborah Thanks guys, great energy, great place and love Rusty and the moon. - Barry - Meadow Lake - SK

    21st Century Leadership Sunday, January 23, 2011
  • Thank you very much. Loved the food and loved the dog. Kyla - Calgary, AB I so enjoyed myself, you are very beautiful people and please look within yourselves and really believe it. Love you guys, Vivian, Red Deer, AB Very impressive, beautiful and a great experience. Thnak you for your hospitality. Many belssings - Doreen, Edmonton, AB

    White Thunderbird Healing Sunday, January 16, 2011
  • This lodge is perfect for retreats. Everything from its architecture to its beautiful setting by the North Raven River is enhanced by the care and dedication of Marcel and Randy who do everything to make your stay the best it can be. Thanks for a great three days. Will be back soon. Sunday, January 16, 2011

    Carol O Red Deer
  • I was more than pleased to write a testimonial of my short time spent at the Lazy M. I was lucky enough to spend a quite Saturday at the ranch with my husband and a few friends. Randy and Marcel were so hospitable; greeting us outside before we even got to the door of the main lodge, and giving us such a warm welcome. We spent part of the day looking around, at the changes that have been made since our last visit and sharing conversations of the dreams that are in the process of being built now and some that are still in the dreaming and designing stages. We sat and visited in the cozy sitting room, listening to the logs crackle in the wood burning stove. The sitting room with the plants, library shelves and large windows is such a cozy place to be, I imagined just curling up and having an afternoon nap or just grabbing a good book and spending the afternoon in quiet solitude; just me and my book. The lodge also has a beautiful deck which overlooks the river and in the sunshine is just a spectacular place to sit. We went out for a walk along the forest paths and along the river, just enjoying mother nature in all her splendour. My husband and I actually spent some quiet time just sitting on the river bank enjoying the peace & quiet. I went for a walk in the meditation labyrinth in the afternoon, and had a few rather interesting things come up for me as I sauntered through it. We had lunch and supper at the lodge that day and I must say that Randy & Marcel are fantastic cooks. The quality and the flavor of the food, was comparable to some of the nicest restaurants that I have been to. The service was also excellent, what a treat to have someone else do all the cooking and cleaning. I have to also comment on the huge board room table that they have to eat at, it is awesome. After supper my husband and I wandered down by the river and just laid down on the bridge, (there are benches there to sit on, we just chose to lay on the bridge) and looked at the stars and the moon and listened to the water trickling by, (what a romantic spot). The lodge is clean and well kept and is just such a tranquil place to be, to just let all your stress and worries go and just relax. I am hoping to plan a couple of week-ends at the Lazy M, maybe one with a few couples that we know and one with just a bunch of girls. With the lodge basically to yourselves other than when Randy and Marcel are cooking for you, it would be a great place to get away. Also there are horseshoe pits and a hot tub that I have yet to try out, perhaps....next time. Thursday, December 30, 2010

    Marnel Red Deer AB
  • I felt so cozy and had a wonderful experience in your "home". The food and service is 5 star! - P. Wright The building is beautiful, lots to look at, well taken care of. The food was awesome & the people wonderful, - thanks Randy & Marcel I love the buildings, and the furnishings. Perfect meals and wonderful hosts. Rusty was a good friend too! - Diane You are both amazing as always! I am so grateful the universe brought me to the Lazy M Lodge. - Melissa Best chili I have ever had - Rod Guys great to meet you. The accommodations were terrific. I will be back to do some fishing - Ryan

    The Wall Sunday, December 5, 2010
  • WOW, what a spectacular but more "sacred" place to visit and stay. Thank you for hosting a "Personal Best" weekend. Randy and Marcel you are rare gentlemen. Thank you for all your hospitality. PB Re-connect Sunday, November 14, 2010

    Darrell & January Calgary AB
  • Many Thanks Marcel & Randy for making our retreat from the real world a pleasure to remember! You are both very gracious, accommodating our dietary needs. The fishing was wonderful and always a challenge, the river Gods smiled on me. You are both wonderful hosts. Thursday, October 14, 2010

    Clive and Catherine Edmonton AB
  • So nice to be back in the country. Thank you for the delicious meals and relaxing atmosphere - Rose, Red Deer, AB Enjoyed everything very much. Thanks for including me. - Ilene, Delburne, AB What a fantastic setting to relax in. Enjoyed your hospitality. Thanking you, Lorna, Red Deer, AB Everything was fantastic, so peaceful, food great, thank you so much. Carol , Red Deer, AB UROCK, Janine, Red Deer, AB

    Girl's weekend Sunday, October 3, 2010
  • A phenomenally relaxing weekend! Beautiful location, fantastic accommodations and great food - Sue - Saskatoon, SK I am sorry to leave this wonderful friendly place. The area around the Lazy M is one of the best play grounds in the world. - Marjorie, Edmonton, AB I am so pleased to have shared this place with you. Congratulations on becoming the new owners of the Lazy M, many good wishes for your future plans - Shirley, Saskatoon, SK Thank you, Thank you - such a beautiful spot. Gracious service, god company and great food. A complete package! Colleen - Calgary, AB

    Colleen and Majorie
  • I had another great experience @ the Lazy M - thank you for you hospitality. we look forward to continuing our September traditional weekend - of rest, relaxation and making memories - Peggy, Warwick, AB Randy & Marcel, Thank you! Had an absolutely fantastic relaxing stay. You both surpassed my expectations. See you next Sept... or maybe sooner - Carolynn It was an other rejuvenating weekend @ the Lazy M Lodge. Wonderful hospitality, good food & friends - Elizabeth, Vegreville, AB Thank you so much Marcel & Randy. It remains a home away from home with regards to peace, comfort and warmth. So nice to connect with friends and take the time to enjoy nature& the simple real pleasures in life. - Karen Viva the Lazy M, a landmark in my year!! Thank you Randy & Marcel for allowing the Vegreville Book Club & friends to continue the tradition - Caroline Well what can I say? It was like living in a dream for three days! Great hospitality, great food, great company, some great weather, great views, and great sleeps. Thanks so much for everything Marcel and Randy. I really envy your work and the "lazy M" way of life. It won't be my only visit for sure; see you again soon, you guys are awesome!! Wow! I had a fantastic weekend. Found it very hard to leave, would love to make it back here soon, Your living the DREAM!!! - Caroline

    High River AB