We spent 2 weeks in Canada to celebrate my Mum's 60th birthday. Having visited Vancouver and Whistler, we spent 4 nights at Free Rein and then moved on to Kelowna and back to Vancouver. Our time at Free Rein was the highlight of the trip for all of us.
Deb, Kath and Finn were incredibly welcoming and it did feel like we were visiting friends from pretty much the moment we got there. They've created such a lovely environment that it really does feel like a home away from home.
We spent my Mum's actual birthday there and they even laid on cake and champagne!
Aside from the hospitality, the scenery and surroundings of the ranch are beautiful. There's a lake you can canoe out onto and there are some resident beavers that pop out at dusk. The trails are diverse and each ride we went on was a completely different experience. The horses were incredibly well cared for and it was great to be trusted to catch and saddle our horses each day rather than just jumping up on them to ride. After 4 days we all felt a close bond with our respective horses.
It was sad to leave and we'll definitely try and make it over again. It was a fantastic 4 days with some incredibly inspirational people.
Ben, Matt and Marilyn x
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a family owned guest ranch located in the wilderness of the South Cariboo region of British Columbia. ... more less