We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“True Canadian Wilderness with added comfort”
Review of Grizzly Bear Ranch

We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Kaslo
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Grizzly Bear Ranch
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersPlatinum level
Long Eaton, Derbyshire
1 review
“True Canadian Wilderness with added comfort”
Reviewed 30 June 2009

My wife and I spent 3 days with Julius & Kristin in this truly wonderful place in a log cabin by the river. The cabin was large and very clean with comfortable beds and an excellent en-suite bathroom. Kristin served up excellent home cooked breakfasts and dinners (with wine and/or beer included) and provided great packed lunches each day.
We spent our days sailing on crystal clear lakes beneath snow topped mountains and scouring the backwoods for bears and other wildlife with Julius who is extremely passionate about the bears and the very knowledgable Gillian. At the end of each great day we returned to sit on the deck outside our cabin watching the river tumble by, listening to the birds sing and watching humming birds fight each other for access to the sugar syrup provided by Kristin.
Would I recommend this place you bet!

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Dave_Pollard
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

139 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    137
    2
    0
    0
    0
See reviews for
22
109
2
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (43)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 June 2009

Without doubt the most wonderful place I’ve ever visited. Not just because of the peace and quiet of the location, the excitement of looking for, and often finding bears, or the home cooking which is second to none. The reason that this place is so good is because everyone, without exception, is made to feel welcome by the hosts Julius and Kristin. Nothing is too much trouble.
Kristin is a fabulous cook and serves up an astonishing range of dishes which are varied enough to cater for all tastes. Julius, the bear guiding, white water rafting former journalist keeps guests entertained with a wide range of interesting and exciting activities.
Our private wooden cabin was very clean and comfortable with wood burning stove, en suite bathroom and spectacular view of the nearby river and mountains at the end of the valley.
If you want the total wilderness experience you will be hard pressed to find anywhere better than this. Bears are not the only creature you may come across. You could also see elk, wolves, coyote, and deer and if you’re lucky, lynx or bobcat. If scenic beauty is your thing then the Selkirk Mountains have it by the mile.
If, like me, you are fascinated by bears I can highly recommend spring and autumn as prime viewing seasons.
This was my second visit and I’ll certainly be going back.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank AlWheatley
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
NL
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2009

I have just returned from my holidays in Canada and spent 4 wonderful days at the Grizzly bear ranch.
Julius and Kirsten are great hosts, where as Kirsten is a very sweet girl and a fantastic cook and Julius ( a former journalist from the UK) is your guide, "teacher" and fanatistic story teller.
During these 4 days I have learned a lot about the bear, and bear behaviour and of course spotted loads of them on the tours we had..
I was thinking about not writing a review as i want to come back later this year and i know it is almost fully booked.. so my chances will get smaller getting space.. but that would not be fare!
I could not rate the cleanliness and service 5 stars as it is the wilderness and i don't want to give a false picture of the accommodation. Kirsten and Julius have to take care of their own power, therefore NO hairdryers for the ladies. It is not a 5 star hotels where you would get clean sheets and towels everyday, however just ask and you will get what you need.. if that is no problem for you.. then go for it..
This is where you will see the "real" wild bears and not the in habituated ones.. it is greater fun seeing the real ones, believe me!!!

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank EllenvanG
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Kaslo
0.1 mi away
Kaslo Hotel
Kaslo Hotel
#1 of 3 in Kaslo
4.5 of 5 bubbles 123 reviews
19.9 mi away
Kootenay Lakeview Spa Resort & Event Centre
0.0 mi away
Bear Claw Lodge
Bear Claw Lodge
#1 of 1 in Kispiox
5.0 of 5 bubbles 7 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.5 mi away
Kaslo Manor Lodge
Kaslo Manor Lodge
#7 of 7 in Kaslo
4.0 of 5 bubbles 5 reviews
12.3 mi away
Ainsworth Motel
Ainsworth Motel
#1 of 3 in Ainsworth Hot Springs
4.5 of 5 bubbles 221 reviews
12.3 mi away
Ainsworth Hot Springs Guest House
Ainsworth Hot Springs Guest Hous...
#2 of 4 in Ainsworth Hot Springs
4.5 of 5 bubbles 17 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Grizzly Bear Ranch? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Grizzly Bear Ranch

Property: Grizzly Bear Ranch
Address: Highway 31, Kaslo, British Columbia V0G 1M0, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Kootenay Rockies > Kaslo
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Speciality Lodging in Kaslo
Number of rooms: 6
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

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing