Located in a spectacular setting of unique wilderness in British Columbia's Cariboo Country is Echo Valley Ranch & Spa.
Boasting spectacular views across the Fraser River Valley, it is surrounded by forests, canyons and mountain ranges.
Echo Valley Ranch and Spa is the perfect choice for those looking for a wilderness adventure where you can incorporate horseback riding and a range of other outdoor activities whilst not compromising on comfort and luxury facilities.
It is one of Canada's most luxurious guest ranches offering 20 rooms and suites housed in two separate lodges and private log cabins. Each of the accommodations features wooden floors en-suite bathrooms and most have private balconies or decks.
Dining is a big part of any holiday to Echo Valley, breakfast and lunches are a casual and sociable affair, with most guests enjoying being seated together around large wooden tables, however individual tables are also available. Dinner is often a set menu with a selection of choices from fish, to meat and salads.
The owners of Echo Valley Ranch and Spa are from the UK and Thailand, so on Thursday nights a traditional Thai menu is served and in the summer you will enjoy BBQ Dinners under the stars.
When is the ranch open and what day does riding begin?
Echo Valley is open year-round for holiday stays. The riding package which includes guided half-day horseback rides, unlimited fishing and full board. Otherwise, a full board package is available and you can then add on up to two horse rides at an additional cost.
What are the types of rides on offer and how often will I ride?
Novice riders can learn the basics in the ranches outdoor riding arena before taking the horse out on a riding trail. Guided horseback rides last from one to six hours and you will pass desert pines, aspens, mountains, meadows and to the point of Fraser Canyon. For those choosing horse rides a la carte, there are two guided rides, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, available daily.
About the horses:
Echo Valley has more than 30 horses including Tennessee Walkers which are gentle in nature and suitable for novice riders making them the perfect choice for those taking their first horseback riding holiday.
What else can I do at the ranch?
Gold panning and four-wheel-drive adventures take you through the backcountry and through canyons and areas few visitors ever see. For a more tranquil experience try fly fishing in one of the numerous lakes in the Echo Valley area. The spectacular scenery and varied terrain is perfect for self-guided and guided hiking trails including Mount Bowman and Fraser Canyon as well as more gentle walks through horse and cattle fields and crossing through lake country. The two spas at Echo Valley Ranch and Spa offer both Western and Thai influenced spa treatments including traditional Thai Massages, Asian Foot Massages, Mud Wraps and Hydrotherapy Treatments plus half day spa packages. The ranch also features an indoor heated swimming pool and fully equipped fitness centre for those that like to keep up their fitness regime while on holiday.
What other attractions are there in the area?
You might wish to combine a stay at Echo Valley Ranch with a one way journey on the Rocky Mountaineer, travelling from Vancouver to Kamloops.
Packages that are also available for you to choose from include a Winter Getaway, an Experience Package featuring riding, hiking and fishing, a Family Ranch Vacation Package , a Spa Retreat Package, the Cariboo Honeymoon Package and the Perfect Pilot Getaway - the height of luxury!
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