Due to the current situation, we decided to close the hostel tentatively until the 27th of April. Watch for future updates here and on our social media channels.

New bookings for late spring/ summer will not have any down payment and you can cancel anytime without fees. At the moment, it would be best to inquire directly with us before booking.

In case you have already booked with us for the summer, we will contact you and assess the situation directly with you closer to the date

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your stay, please do not hesitate contacting us. Stay safe and healthy everyone!


A unique experience in and around Riding Mountain National Park

Situated 12.5 km (8 miles) northeast of Rossburn among rolling hills and lakes, the 9 Finger Ranch is a working cattle ranch, owned and operated by Ilse and Thomas Ketelsen. We were joined by our son Ray and his wife Val and all together, we have over 40 years experience in anything horse, farm and business related things.

We have over 60 heads of cattle ranch 1,120 acres (448 ha). The 9 Finger Ranch offers guided horseback rides on the ranch and into Riding Mountain National Park on our laid-back Tennessee Walking horses, and affordable accommodation through our affiliation with Hostelling International (HI) Canada.


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Manitoba: Canada’s Heart Beat

“If you’re not sure what you want to do, pick a place to go, and everything else will fall in place. Whether you’re visiting for day, making us your destination or even being a tourist in your own province, Manitoba can deliver the experiences you can expect from the heart of Canada.”¹ excerpt taken from Travel Manitoba’s website



Riding Mountain National Park

“Welcome to 3000 km2 of possibilities, where the boreal forest, the aspen parkland, and the fescue prairie greet visitors of all ages and abilities. Our welcoming community and pristine wilderness will help you to reconnect with the best of Manitoba and Canada, and offer you a vast array of opportunities for relaxation, laughter, discovery and fun.”² excerpt taken from Parks Canada website