Hello and Welcome to A Stones Throw RV Campground Blog!
Where did August go? September? Dare I ask where October went?!?! And then November disappeared! It’s been too long since we sat down and updated our Blog. Despite the cold we are as busy today as when we opened, since we last spoke over a dozen more RV trailers have put down some roots here and even more deposits on reserving sites for next year! We are consistently complimented on the peace and quiet our guests get to experience within our campground. Here you can listen to a breeze in the grass or the birds singing. Its a place where guests get away from their work and the noise of the city.
With RV sites nearly as big as a city lot, there is lots of room for your RV, decks and sheds, guests now have a home away from home. I was very tickled when a guest said we are “giving camper’s the Acreage Lifestyle in the Prairies” with all of the room and rolling hills. That comment really struck home, a perspective that I dearly appreciated because it is so true! I’ve personally lived a little over 20 years in the city and 20 years on the farm, I like to think I’ve seen an equal amount of two lifestyles and I’m sorry to say I don’t miss the traffic or hustle and bustle of the city.
Commuting to downtown Calgary from Auburn Bay was never a pleasant drive for me, such a mass of people trying to get themselves through another day, in a rush… When in a rush there seems to be a lack of consideration for others, maybe a self-survival thing trying to get ahead or keep up. For over 3 years we’ve been working on developing A Stones Throw RV Campground so that you can get away from that sense of “rush”. Despite how busy we are or how focused we work towards our goals, there is such a sense of peace and community out here that I didn’t know I was missing for so long.
Just one hour from South Calgary you will find that sense of community whether it’s from a friendly wave by someone on the road or a neighbour helping to water or weed your garden while you’re away. I’m really proud that over 3 years we’ve scratched away at a wheat field and now have a place where retirees feel safe and welcome, where families know their kids and pets have room to roam and explore.
.Village of Milo & Farmer’s Markets
A goal of our development is commerce for the community of Milo, and only 5 miles away it is certainly close for guests to travel. We’re very pleased to hear guests feel welcome in the Milo Hotel and Saloon to enjoy football games and wings! The Milo Grocery Store has noticed a few new faces, it’s very convenient having nearly everything you may need just 5 minutes away. Last but not least is The Cottage, Milo’s new restaurant, Wayne has been serving fantastic Chinese, Western, and home-made Pizzas to happy guests of A Stones Throw RV Campground. Many have said it’s better Chinese food than what you can get in the city, maybe you will have to see for yourself! @MiloCafe
Commerce is not just about the Village of Milo, but the Community of Milo as a whole. One way we hope to support local business is by offering Farmer’s Markets to our campers and they have been a real success growing in size each long weekend this 2022 season. Locals have taken up tables offering baking, sewing, meat and veggies to our guests, even the Cluny Hutterite Colony has shown up with a wide variety of home-made goodness. Next year we hope to build upon upon our Farmer’s Markets in variety and size, as with more guests comes more interest.
Farmer’s Markets are not all about business at A Stones Throw RV Campground, it is about community and creating opportunities to meet fellow guests. One way we try to bring guests together is through food. Fresh popcorn and ice cream for guests to enjoy have been a real treat, and our September Long Pancake Breakfast ended up being a lot of fun! Big thanks for all of the help from family and guests, we could not do this without ya!
Our stance is that when the kids and pets are well exercised with a full day of fresh air and fun they sleep better, which means mom and dad get to enjoy that evening camp fire (along with the peace and quiet) for a little longer. We wanted our campground to be as pet friendly as possible and though we are on-leash within the campground, we wanted to make sure pets had the opportunity to run and explore acres of prairie. Over 5 acres of A Stones Throw RV Campground is dedicated to to two off-leash dog parks, one for ALL dogs and one for Small Dogs Only.
The off-leash dog park for small dogs only has the biggest hill found within the campground. This way the wee dogs can be on top of the mountain and feel like one of those “big” dogs, even if it is for a fleeting moment. The off-leash dog park for all dogs is 5 acres of unlimited play area where you can not see from one end to the other! Future development considerations include an agility course to challenge and test their abilities. They should have as much fun as anyone else!
We became aware of Pet Valu in High River about a year ago. We were impressed with their great staff and service, having shopped at other stores in the past they truly live up to the “minds-eye” of a true pet store. Pet friendly? Check! Awesome Dog Wash Area? Check! Great variety? Check! Great Price Point? Check and Check!
When chatting with Pet Valu about our huge off leash dog parks the topic of waste bags came up. We would like to Thank Pet Value for supplying dispensers with waste bags which can be found throughout the campground and off-leash dog parks. We must say we’re really impressed with their community mindedness! Thank You again Pet Valu!