My wife and I stayed at this very peaceful Ranch 2 nights in October and we have been extremely happy with our stay.
We found the hotel on the internet in the morning and called at short notice to see if they could accomodate us (some ranches are already closed in Oct). Sharon has veen very kind and had everything organised when we arrived just a few hours later.
We did 4 hours of horseback riding in the beautiful surroundings with Julie and Mark and were very well taken care of. If you are a beginner (like me) this is the right place to start! With such well behaved horses and professional guides it felt very easy!!
Food prepared by Jason and the staff is delicious and we were happy to share some of the meals with the very hospitable owners Norm and Nan who really make you feel at home and built an inspiring way of life.
You can tell everyone loves animals at the ranch!! The company of 6 clever Bordier Collie when you go hiking in the forest definitely reassures you that you won't come face to face with a bear.
Thank you all again and we will come back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in 'cowboy country' above the Fraser River in BC's scenic Cariboo Region, Echo Valley Ranch & Spa entices those seeking a restorative sojourn, as well as those looking for a higher-octane activity. Whether your idea of heaven is a trail ride through rolling hills, a 4x4 wildlife safari, or a day at the spa, at Echo Valley guests find harmony and rejuvenation. The fusion of eastern and western influences is best seen at the spa, where both western massage and Thai treatments soothe muscles and mind; while dining options encompass dishes from east and west, fuelled by produce from the ranch livestock and kitchen garden. Activities also include hiking, bird watching and fly-fishing, as well as trips to white water rafting. Winter options range from snowshoeing to ice fishing and snowmobiling. Echo Valley is an idyllic spot for weddings and elopements, and caters to meetings and retreats for corporate groups. Flying into the ranch's private runway is one way to arrive; the ranch is also accessible with a scenic five hour drive from Vancouver. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Echo Valley Ranch And Spa
- Echo Valley Ranch Hotel Jesmond
- Echo Valley Hotel
- Echo Valley Resort