FAQs

GENERAL

Where are you located?

We are located 10km south of Three Hills, Alberta, (just 1 km east off highway 21, along Township Road 310) and about 1.25 hours from the Calgary International Airport. You can view our location on Google Maps here. Look for the blue highway signs for Good Knights - 1/2 km north and south of the turn off of Highway 21.

What time is check in?

Check-In is any time after 4:00PM. Check-out is 11:00AM. If you plan to arrive later than 7:00PM, please let us know. We will continue staggered check-ins, with each guest given a time window for their check in. Guests arriving before or after their window should text us with their new ETA to (403) 701-5858.

Is your site wheelchair accessible?

Yes! Most of our tents and the Burrow, as all of our cooking, dining, and other facilities are fully wheelchair accessible. The new Caravans in the new Wanderer's Hideway will not be wheelchair accessible. If you have additional special requirements, please let us know and we'll do everything we can to make your stay more comfortable. Loaner mobility equipment is available (limited and must be reserved in advance). Make a note of this when making your booking. Please note that our site is large, but level - it is a hundred meters distance from the parking lot to the tents.

 

The best tents of accessibility are:

  • the Tudor

  • the Imperial

  • the King

  • the Fleur-de-lis

 

The least accessible tents are:

  • the Khan (a 1" lip at the threshold / doorway to the tent and the same for the doorway into the bathroom)

  • the Majestic

 

Note: if you are unsure of which tent is most suitable for you , then please contact us directly and we would be pleased to assist you in making the best choice for your individual needs.

What is included?

A stay at either the Encampment or the Burrows includes:

  • accommodations (and all the bedding)

  • breakfasts (except as a option for the Burrow)

  • on-site activities (advanced classes are extra $)

  • Noble feasts (for guests of the Encampment and the caravans on Saturday evening - $$ for Burrow guests)

  • access to costumes for your stay

  • firewood

  • drinking water

  • cooking facilities

  • dishes

What happens if it rains?

It rarely rains here, but if it does you'll probably get a little wet . . . The Encampment is still technically camping so if rain is in the forecast bring your umbrella, some mud shoes/boots, and a good book. The tents in our Encampment are waterproof and come with electric heaters, but we recommend you pack to prepare for a variety of weather scenarios. Some activities are weather-dependent - such as archery and medieval dancing. On soggy days we will offer indoor activities in our banquet spaces. No refunds will be issued due to inclement weather, so hunker down and spend the time relaxing! We have lots of books and board games to loan to guests.

Do you allow pets?

For the comfort and safety of all our visitors, guest pets are not permitted in our park. We know you love your pets; so if  you are travelling with them, feel free to contact us for recommendations regarding local kennel facilities. Please note, we do have a Golden Retriever (Frodo) who stays outside the grounds and we also have a couple of outdoor cats who roam the property (they are not supposed to go into the tents - but they are cats) so we can not guarantee a completely allergy-free experience.

​​Can I smoke on the site?

For the safety and comfort of our guests we do not allow smoking (tobacco and cannabis) within the boundaries of the park. Smoking is allowed in the parking lot and in a designated area outside of the main gates. Our facilities are made out of wood and fabric so if we see you smoking on-site, we will assume you are on fire and we will attempt to put you out.  ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING IN OUR COSTUMES.

The only exception to this policy is that we will allow smoking within the yard of the Burrow - for guests of the Burrows only. No smoking inside of the Burrow or on the hill above the Burrow.

How do meals work?

Breakfasts (served daily) and Saturday night feasts are included for the main season (May through September) for guests in the Medieval Encampment and for guests staying in the caravans. Guests in the Burrow may purchase tickets to the weekly Noble Feasts (Saturdays - May through September) or the monthly Royal Feast (3rd Sunday - June-Sept). All other meals need to be brought or prepared by guests. Alternatively, there are several restaurants and food stores just minutes away (by car) in Three Hills - but food no delivery services.

 

We also offer 'at-tent-dinners' for special occasions during the week (not on weekends) for an extra fee. You can book these on the website.

For the month of December each year we offer a home-cooked Holiday dinner for guests in the Burrow (extra $$) - as part of our "Christmas in the Burrow" experience.

I have food allergies - what do I need to do?

For breakfasts and feasts, we do need to know about any severe dietary restrictions with enough lead-time to make arrangements. Please fill in the appropriate section on the booking and guest forms when you book (or update us by email later) and we will do our best to accommodate your dietary needs. Please limit restrictions to true allergies as we can not accommodate taste preferences. We CAN NOT guarantee a nut-free environment or accommodate all requests. If your allergies are extreme, please let us know as soon as possible so we can discuss a plan together. We can accommodate most common dietary / medical restrictions such as: vegan/vegetarian, gluten-free, and Ciliac. We have had lots of experience and good success keeping these guests happy and healthy.

Note that we do not generally serve pork, shellfish, or peanuts.

 

Do you have cooking facilities?

Yes! We have a camp kitchen shelter in the Medieval Encampment that is fully-stocked with pots, pans, dishes, utensils, sink and running water; all you need to bring is the food. The shelter hosts a 3-burner propane stove, 2 propane BBQs, a clay bread oven, and several mini fridges for shared food storage. You can also use one of the many campfire rings cooking lunch or dinner on. We can also fire up our clay oven for you to bake bread, baked goods, casseroles, or pizzas in - but give us a bit of notice to get this going and it takes a few hours for it to heat up. We recommend you bring a stocked ice chest for your perishables and beverages. More ice can be purchased in Three Hills. No food is to be stored in the tents. Each tent and caravan has its own ice chest for beverages near the doorway.

The Burrow has its own set of cooking facilities. In the Kitchen there is a small fridge, an induction hotplate burner, a small toaster oven, kettle, coffee pot, dishes & utensils, glasses and cups.

Breakfast - how does it work?

Breakfast is included with every stay in the Medieval Encampment and the Caravnas inteh Wanderer's Hideaway  during the main season (mid-May through September) and served at your unit (caravans) or in the camp kitchen. If you have dietary restrictions, please let us know at time of booking and we will do our best to accommodate. Our breakfasts are a light Continental breakfast with fresh backed goods, as well as a hot entree, such as porridge on cold mornings.

What do we need to bring?

Besides your sense of adventure, a few other items that you may want to consider:

  • Personal clothing items (period costumes are provided for your stay)

  • Seasonal clothing

  • Sun hat, bug spray, sun lotion

  • Comfortable footwear

  • Slippers for use in the tents 

  • Sleepwear 

  • Personal toiletries and shower sandals (towels, soap, and shampoo are provided)

  • Camera

  • Reading materials - we have a small lending library of books

  • Board games - we have some for loan

What costumes do you have?

We have an ever-growing and wide selection of costumes for men, women, and children in many sizes to accommodate almost everyone! We had over 500 costumes last we counted. Costumes for Medieval, Rennaisance, Tudor, fantasy, and (now) Wanderer's (Romani-inspired) are available to borrow for your stay.

Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns and we'll be happy to work with you to ensure everyone has a truly immersive experience! You should also feel free to bring your own costumes.

We work with a costumer in Three Hills who would be happy to make you a custom costume (with reasonable lead-times).

Is there cell services and WiFi?

Because this is an immersive experience, we encourage our guests to "unplug" for their stay. We do encourage our guests to share their photos and experiences on social media. However, we do know life exists outside the Encampment. There is cell service on the property but no WiFi in the park. If you really need to use WiFi for work (or pleasure) or you can sign into our WiFi network near the Gate or in the Parking lot. There are also a couple of free WiFi zones in Three Hills.

There is high-speed WiFi in the Burrow exclusively for guests in the Burrow.

Do you host group events?

Yes! We love hosting private events like weddings, reunions, corporate retreats, birthday parties, and youth group camp-outs. Part or all of the site can be booked for your private event. We are happy to tailor a package that meets your unique needs and budget. If you are interested in booking a group event, please contact us directly to discuss availability and details. Examples are: weddings, family reunions, youth / church camps, birthdays, stag / stagette parties, etc.

Can I review your policies?

Sure! You can and should review our policies such as: media release waiver, bookings, cancellations, and others here.

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The medieval Encampment tents

 

Are the tents heated?

Yes! All of our tents in the Encampment come with an electric heater and the tents are set up on permanent wooden floors, covered with thick area rugs. The tents are constructed of heavy canvas to help keep heat in at night and breathe during the day. Our beds are all covered with down comforters to keep you cozy. We also use electric mattress warming pads for the tents in the early spring and fall.

We have more than 2 kids, can we bring our own tent?

No; we do not allow private tents on our site - with the exception of historical re-enactment groups with period tents (by special arrangement). We have tents set up and available to rent in a variety of shapes and sizes, including a family tent that can each accommodate up to 8 people (the Tudor). We also have a few smaller 1-2 person canvas tents that we can set up as overflow when needed (mostly for group bookings) - extra charges will apply.

Do you allow camping on your site?

No; our approvals from the County prohibits camping outside of our walls (including the parking lot). You can park your RV in the parking lot, but you are not allowed to stay in it overnight - exceptions can be made for medical reasons. There are several campgrounds in the area operated by the nearby counties or the town of Three Hills. We can provide you with a list of the nearby campgrounds and B&Bs on request.

What about large groups - can you accommodate my group?

 

We can accommodate groups of all sizes - from large families (in our 2 large family / group tents) to groups of up to 40 (or more) people. We want to work with you to ensure our accommodations work well for your unique event, so please contact us to talk through any details.

 

 

Do the tents have washroom facilities?

Yes; all of our tents in the Encampment have a private wash room (we call them 'throne-rooms'). Each throne-room has a flushing toilet (most are the portable chemical / RV variety), lights, a mirror, and a sink with running water. In addition, we have port-a-potties on site for all our guests to use on site. Three of our tents now have porcelain toilets full flushing toilets: the Tudor, the Imperial, and the Fleur-de-lis.

Are we allowed to bring alcohol and consume it at our tent?

Yes; you may bring your own alcohol with you and consume it (responsibly) at and around your unit (tent, caravan, or Burrow). A social drink at your tent or around the fire is fine. Consumption of alcohol at activities (such as crafts, archery, or swords classes) is not allowed. Also, since our feast halls are licensed facilities (by the AGLC) no outside alcohol is allowed; however, but we do have a cash bar at all feasts.

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The wanderer's hideaway 

the burrow cottage

 

When will the first Burrow be ready for guests to stay in?

We plan to have the Burrow finished in mid- late-November 2022. Bookings will soon open (mid-November) for the 2023 season.

How big will the Burrow be?

The Burrow has over 650 sqft (60 m3) of floor-space. It has been designed to comfortably accommodate 4-6 people. There are 2 queen-sized beds, with room in the Hallway for 2 single roll-in folding beds. The Burrow has been furnished so that you will feel right at home. The Burrow and garden is  wheelchair accessible with a roll-in shower and is barrier free (except for winter after a large snowfall).

What will the Burrow include inside?

Our Burrow features a large hallway running straight back into the hill, a sitting room with an electric fireplace, a full bathroom (toilet, sink, & shower), a kitchenette, and a bedroom. Large windows will let in natural light, and there are barrel ceilings and round doorways throughout. There is comfortable furniture in all living spaces. The Burrow is heated by radiant (in-floor) heating and an electric fireplace.

 

What will the Burrow include outside?

The outside the Burrow will have a private fenced-off yard, with benches, chairs, and tables to relax and to take in the beauty of the countryside. There also is a BBQ, an outdoor fireplace, and a private round cedar hot tub (electric heat) for guests staying in the Burrow. There are a number of trees and shrubs for shade and shelter. There will be access up and above the burrow, but we ask guests to stay off the roof of the burrow and the edges.

Guests in the Burrow are also encouraged to take walks in the country and to the outlook at the top of the hill or around the rest of the grounds.

What activities will be offered for guest in the burrow?

During the main season (May through September) guests in the Burrow can partake in the activities offered throughout the rest of the park -  including archery, sword class, and craft classes. For the rest of the year (March & April, and October - December), there will be limited outdoor activities offered. But you will still be able to take walks in the country, and  if there is enough snow, there may be cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and tobogganing.

 

Is it like camping?

 

The Burrow cottage will be more self-contained and home-like than our deluxe tents in the Encampment. Very cozy and comfortable - and secluded. Our Burrow has radiant (in-floor) heating and an electric fireplace, with comfortable furniture to help you relax between country walks and on-site activities.

 

Do I need to bring food?

You will still need to bring food for meals. As an option you can order breakfast brought to your door each morning (April - October). You can also purchase tickets to our weekly Noble Medieval Feast served in our Great Hall (Saturdays only - May-September). The kitchen in the Burrow has a hotplate and a toaster oven, as well as an outdoor BBQ a raised fire enclosure.

 

What will a Burrow be open year-round?

Burrow will be open at least 10 months a year - from March until the end of December (including New Years Day).

 

Where do I park and how long of a walk is it to the Burrow?

All guest at the Good Knights themed park must park in the assigned parking lot (see site map) and walk to their respective area in the park. The Burrow is approximately 135m from the parking lot (85m from the park gates) on a flat trail past the caravans in the Wanderer's Hideaway.

Are pets allowed at / in the Burrow?

Pets will not be allowed in the Burrow or in the private yard.

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The Caravan Camp

 

When will the first Caravans be ready for guests to stay in?

We are working this winter to build our first caravan. We plan to have it complete and ready to open for the spring of 2023. The caravans will be offered from April through October. We are planning on building another 2 caravans to follow.

What will the caravans be like?

The caravans will be inspired by the Romani wagons (Vardos) that were, and still are, used by the Romani people in Europe for centuries. Each of our caravans will be beautiful decorated self-contained wagons with a queen-sized bed and a small sleeping closet below (for the wee ones). There will be benches and a pull-out table, electricity, and a small water-closet - with a sink and toilet. We can't wait to share photos of our first caravan. Each caravan will have a private campsite with chairs and a table, as well as a fireplace for cooking and warming up by.

Is it like camping?

The caravans will be a bit more like camping in a small, but comfortable, RV. They will be canvas-covered and thermally insulated, with lights and a small electric heater. Electric mattress heating pads installed for early and late season stays).

The inside space will be compact and cozy, but outside there be a private campsite for you to enjoy the outdoors. There will be a set of stairs, with a railing, leading down from the caravan to the campsite. The caravans will not be wheelchair accessible.

 

Guests in the caravans will be welcome to partake in the activities in the rest of the park and to join the weekly Noble Medieval Feast (Saturdays only) - May through September. Breakfast may also be ordered to be brought to your door step each morning.

Will pets be allowed in the caravans?

No, pets will not be allowed in the caravans or at the campsite.

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COVID-19 INFORMATION

The Province of Alberta has lifted all COVID restrictions. We will continue to implement some of the safety protocols that we have been using for the past 2 seasons- where they make sense

Good Knights developed a comprehensive COVID-19 mitigation plan in 2020, that we have been enacting across all aspects of our operations - from guest arrivals and check-ins, through departures and post stay cleaning. The health and well-being of our guests and staff is paramount to us. Most of the measures of this plan will be put on hold or relaxed, but we will continue to work to protect our guests and staff, and to make them feel safe).

 

Proof of Vaccination - proof of COVID vaccination is no longer required for entry.

Enhanced Cleaning and Sanitizing - even before our guests arrive rest assured that we have thoroughly cleaned and sanitized the tent and throne-rooms, as well as all common amenities. We will continue to have hand sanitizer stations strategically located around the park.

We will continue to use our enhanced cleaning and sanitizing protocols to protect our guests and staff.

Staggered Check-ins - each party of guests given a time window for their check in. Guests arriving before or after their window should text us with their new ETA to (403) 701-5858.  Please note: proof of COVID vaccination is no longer required for entry.

Breakfasts - breakfasts are still included and will be served to you at your private dining area at your tent. This will be more like a bed and breakfast, in that you can order your breakfast the night before and we will deliver it to you at the time you choose.

Feasts - we will continue to offer our weekly 'Noble' feasts to guests on Saturday nights. We will try to allow guest to space themselves out to their comfort levels as people get used to the relaxed distancing protocols

Activities - we will continue to offer our complementary activities (such as longbow archery, leather craft class, and basic sword classes),

Yard Games - our yard games (such as Kube, bocce ball, and croquette) can be signed out and delivered to your tent for use by your party and other guests.

 

Store - we will have our store open this year. The restrictions on entry and separation have been lifted.

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(updated October 23, 2022)