Our week at The Grizzly Bear Ranch was absolutely wonderful, and the highlight of our 3 weeks in North America (including the Rockies, ending time on a horse riding ranch, Vancouver and a cruise to Alaska), and this view is supported by our 14 year old daughter. If you like nature, comfort, fantastic food, and life changing insight into what human beings can achieve, this is the place for you. He icing on the setting here were the people: Kristin, who was our host; Forret and Lily, our guides; and the other guests. Everyone had intersting life experience to share - I won't say any more as I don't want to spoil anything for future guests!
We were about a week too early for the grizzlies (the salmon arrived to spawn whilst we were there, so the Grizzlies would be arring soon after), but we saw several black bears, humming birds, bald eagles and the salmon. The mountain flowers were spectacular.
The activities were great: hiking on the top of a mountain, taking a boat on a lake, and white water rafting. I had been concerned about my fitness level as I hadn't undertaken the preparation that I had intended to, but I was fine! Children need to be outdoor oriented. This is not the place for children (or adults!) who whinge!
The accommodation and food were truly excellent. Our log cabin was right by the river. We had a log burning stove and the beds were soooo comfortable. To our surprise, there was internet, which is useful for teenagers. The ingredients for the food were predominantly locally sourced, and all freshly prepared - usually by Krisitin.
This experience will remain with us for a long time. Thank you Krisitn!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Grizzly Bear Ranch is a small luxury lodge hidden away in a remote BC valley that offers specialist black bear and grizzly bear viewing holidays as well as summer hiking and rafting adventures. The ranch opened in 2006 and is run by Julius, Kristin and an exceptional team of experienced and certified bear-viewing guides who will take you out on foot, in 4x4s and on river rafts into the surrounding wilderness. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Grizzly Bear Ranch Hotel Kaslo