My wife Sarah came across GBR's website late last year and we immediately knew it was the place we were looking for. We were not disappointed.
We've just spent a superb four nights at GBR. Julius and Kristin are great hosts and we were in food heaven with Kristin's cooking. There were plenty of lovingly prepared and tasty dishes.
We stayed in the Eco cabin which is perfect for couples. Considering we were out in the wilds, the shower was hot and powerful, and we were glad of the wood burning stove (Kristin had to teach us soft city types how to make a fire).
Spring-time bear spotting can be a bit hit and miss but this made each of our black bear sightings all the more thrilling. The grizzlies were either still high up in the mountains or knew the Brits were coming and stayed out of the way. We definitely want to return later one season when the bears are heading down to the rivers and lakes to fish and fatten up for the winter.
Another high point was the boat trip where we had the lake almost to ourselves, spotted a few eagles, and our guide Lily found us the most idyllic beach for our lunch stop.
If you are looking for unlimited bear sightings, or you are someone who is particularly fussy about what they eat, then GBR is not the place for you. However, if you want to go in search of bears in a beautiful isolated locations, are prepared to eat what is put in front of you (although special dietary needs are met with no fuss), enjoy good company and have an open mind, GBR is definitely the place to visit.
Thanks Julius, Kristin and Lily!
- 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