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Pope Lease Pine B&B  & RV Park
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Pope Lease Pine B&B  & RV Park
Your Hosts: Kent & Janice Walker
Weston #575 to RR22
Drumheller, Alberta
T0J 0X0
Drumheller, Alberta

History of the Pope Lease

In 1900 a grazing lease of 37,200 acres was obtained by Senator Rufus Pope of Cookshire, Quebec from the Dominion of Canada. He paid 3 cents an acre for his lease which he called "The Westview Ranch". However the Government of Alberta broke the lease when the government needed the land for our soldiers returning from the First World War. The soldier's settlement board subdivided 18,000 acres of the lease into 87 parcels or farming units which were to be sold for $18.00 per acre. In 1920 our war weary veterans settled down to make a new life on their own land!

This are is still referred to as "The Pope Lease".

January of 1999, began the development and restoration of the property which had been vacant for 25 years. 
Pope Lease Pine B&B  & RV Park Pope Lease Pine B&B  & RV Park

Pope Lease Pine B&B  & RV Park
After 10 months of restoration of the interior, Kent and Janice Walker moved into the house. In January of 2000 they started the development of the R.V. Resort. After much clearing, cutting, digging, raking, etc. they were ready to open for business. July 1, 2000 they opened.  Much to their surprise, the Bed and Breakfast and RV Park were fully booked. Since that date they have shared this unique setting (a paradise in the prairies) with hundred's of travelers from all over the world.

Pope Lease Pine B&B  & RV Park
All rooms include:
  • A full breakfast with silver service and Royal Treatment served each morning in the dining room by candlelight
  • Complimentary non-alcoholic beverages - The coffee pot is always on!
  • Freedom to enjoy the Bed & Breakfast private gardens or to roam the 19 acre resort.
Smoking is restricted to the outdoors

*Note All rooms are on the second storey and are  decorated with antiques and the charm of the 1940's

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