John and Kerry Hart farm, Hwy 520 and Range Road 283,
14.2 km west of Claresholm, AB. From Claresholm, follow
43rd Avenue (Hwy 520) west 14.2 km. (Beware: This road
takes an abrupt and poorly marked curve at 7.2 km.
Don’t make the same mistake Ennis’s parents
did!) Park at the gate. The cabin, on the left (south)
side of Hwy 520, is a short walk from the roadway.
Oscar Wilde had it right, “Life imitates art far
more than art imitates life.” The large tract of
land upon which both the Divorce Cabin and the Lonesome
Ranch sit has been in the same Alberta farming family for
generations. The cabin was built in 1927 for a
“bachelor” uncle who, much like his Brokeback
successor, appreciated the solitude of this simple
shelter. Somewhat short on amenities, the place features
a rustic Windcharger (electric generation) tower,
outhouse, and root cellar.
Always obtain appropriate permission before entering
“So here I am.”