Our Property

Discover the history of The Crossing at Ghost River, explore our property map and amenities, and review our policies.


Our History

The Crossing at Ghost River, a Castleavery Hospitality Ventures property and proud member of the Charming Inns of Alberta, is a true hidden gem conveniently located just minutes from Cochrane, Alberta and an hour from downtown Calgary.

The history of The Crossing at Ghost River first began with the region’s Indigenous people who used a low point in the river as a “crossing”.  In later years this crossing connected and aided early explorers, traders, and settlers in many of the same ways. The land, as a whole, has always provided opportunities to connect its visitors with its countless treasures and natural beauty. The land continues to be recognized for its intangible qualities, rich history and natural beauty.

In the late 70’s, The Crossing started its journey as a unique conference and retreat centre, providing a meeting place to exchange ideas and connect with oneself, with nature, and with others.

Nestled within 145 rolling acres set along the peaceful and picturesque Ghost River, The Crossing offers a truly unique setting for retreats, weddings, corporate meetings, special events and individual stays. 


Facilities & Property Map

Deere House Accommodation & Venue

A warm and welcoming accommodation and event venue, Deere House features 10 unique bedrooms with private ensuite bathrooms, as well as our boardroom for events of up to 36 people. Deere House also boasts a large sun deck, and a well equipped social room with comfortable couches, a pool table, ping pong and darts.

Remington House Accommodation

Remington House is the second of the two houses that make up our inn, featuring 17 unique rooms with ensuite bathrooms and charming antique furnishings. Remington House also offers a cozy living room, a pool table lounge, a sun room, the dining room, a small fitness centre, plus multiple fantastic sun decks.

Pine Loft Venue

Pine Loft is our largest indoor event venue and can accommodate up to 60 people. This rustic barn-style loft features soaring ceilings, large windows, and sliding glass doors leading to a large sun deck, plus an entrance area for guest registration or refreshments, and a cozy lounge with a wood-burning fireplace.

River House Venue

A seasonal screened pavilion overlooking the banks of Ghost River, River House is our main outdoor event venue. River House features 360 degree views of nature, plus a large river rock fireplace and outdoor fire pit. While River House does not have A/V of Wifi capabilities, it is certainly the most inspirational of our event spaces.

Crossing Map


Amenities & Activities

Outdoor Spaces: Sun Decks, Fire Pits, Swimming Hole, Skating Rink & More

Our beautiful property is the perfect place to get outdoors, fill your lungs with fresh air, and reconnect with nature.

Enjoy a peaceful nature walk around our property in any season, or relax and socialize on our various sun decks. 

Share stories and sing songs around one of our fire pits, and enjoy spectacular night time star gazing.

In warmer months, you can cool off with a swim in the refreshing Ghost River, or our staff can help you set up fun lawn games (bocce ball, croquet, and horseshoe). 

In the winter, take advantage of our fantastic outdoor ice skating rink and fire pit, as well as complimentary snow shoe rentals.

Fitness Centre

Our small fitness centre is located in Remington House and features a treadmill, a couple of spin bikes, free weights, and exercise balls.

Cozy Lounges & Games Rooms

The Crossing at Ghost River features a variety of comfortable indoor common spaces for you and your group to enjoy. 

On the main floor of our barn venue, Pine Loft, the wood burning stove makes for one of the coziest sitting places, with a delightful old fashioned feel. 

Remington House and Deere House also feature multiple common areas for guests, including a charming main sitting room and sun room in Remington House, plus a fun filled games room in Deere House featuring a full-sized pool table, ping pong table, dart board and various board games, plus a large flat-screen TV.

Dining Room

Our well-appointed dining room is located in Remington House, and features beautiful large windows with forest views, plus a cozy fireplace.


Our Policies


A service charge is incorporated into your booking rate. We do not encourage individual tipping and ask that if you feel you would like to recognize an individual or the team in an additional way to please ask to speak to one of the Managers.

Dog Policy

We know that pets are part of the family too, so we’ve assigned certain rooms as “Dog friendly”. Availability is limited and must be approved and organized through your own group or company coordinator. An additional charge will apply.

Payment Polices

Accepted Payment Methods:

Payment can be made via cash, cheques, Visa or MasterCard.

Cancellation Policy:

Your initial deposit is non-refundable. Cancellation of your event, regardless of when it is made, will result in the forfeiture of your initial deposit. Cancellation inside of 21 days will result in the forfeiture of all deposits made in addition to the billing of any expected charges, based on your anticipated number of attendees.

Deposit Policy:

A minimum non-refundable deposit is required based on the package selected at the time of booking to guarantee the venue. We may not be able to accommodate a change after this date, or additional charges may apply.

Alcohol Policy

The Crossing at Ghost River Ltd. has a liquor license for the Deere and Remington houses. 

Wildlife Safety

Our guests’ safety is very important to us. We do live in the country and there are animals in the area. We offer our guests bear spray, bear bells, flashlights, and suggest not to go out hiking alone and ‘buddy up’ when going out further into the property. We do see wild animals such as deer, elk, skunks, fox and occasionally bears, that pass through the property.

After Hours Help

If you require assistance after-hours, please call our emergency help line and our on-site staff will be able to assist you: (587) 894-3392

Check In & Out

Check-in is 3pm and check-out is 11am.

Please contact us in advance if you plan to check in later in the evening.

Firepits & Fireplaces

The Crossing staff is responsible for starting all fires. Please contact a member of our staff if you would like to use one of our wood-burning fireplaces or outdoor fire pits.

Get in touch to book your stay or event at The Crossing

Whether you are looking for individual stay, or would like to plan a special event, please contact us and we will help create the perfect booking for you.

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