Our holiday was fantastic.
We were collected by pick-up from Kamloops Airport and driven for 2.5 hours amid striking scenery to Siwash Ranch, where we were greeted enthusiastically. A late lunch was provided at 2-15pm on arrival.
There is a large range of activities and we were interested particularly in horse riding. Great care was taken in choosing an appropriate horse for the duration of the stay and we were escorted each day by amazing wranglers. They catered for a wide range of riding ability and arranged activity accordingly. Each day, we groomed and tacked our horses and really enjoyed our first taste of western riding. The riding groups were small, four in our case. Once confident in our ability, we were offered the chance to ride unescorted and were taken on faster rides up to cantering pace. I would suggest changing the trail map to make it closer to scale, although one learns the routes quite quickly. The scenery was delightful and we were blessed by fine weather.
In addition, there was easy access to lake activities, skeet shooting, fishing, mountain biking over hilly terrain, hiking, yoga and an informative survival course.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner were provided at fixed but convenient time and the food and British Columbian wines were excellent. A basket of snacks and drinks was provided to each residence before breakfast and soft drinks/cookies/fruit were available freely throughout our stay.
The barn accommodation is conveniently close to the house and saddling area and overlooks the lake. It is idyllic.
The small number of guests facilitated conversation and we enjoyed the ranch house ambience before and after dinner.
Many thanks to everyone at the ranch for a superb holiday.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Escape to this luxury wilderness resort - an intimate and private hideaway for adventurous people who seek the finer things in life. Here you can ride to your heart's desire, fish for trout in wild lakes and streams, sleep under the softest linens and dine on exquisite home-grown organic cuisine. Canada's top eco-friendly luxury destination according to the Globe & Mail and ranked among ten luxury dude ranches by Forbes Traveler. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Siwash Lake Ranch Hotel 100 Mile House