Echo Valley Ranch & Spa

Clinton, Rural British Columbia

The hotel

Surrounded by some of British Columbia's most spectacular scenery, including mountains and marshlands, deserts and forest. Echo Valley is one of Canada's premier guest ranches. Riders of all levels can improve their skills, tackling a variety of trails in the wilderness. These's also hiking, biking and swimming plus some all-important pampering in the spa! A scenic 6-hour drive from Vancouver, this ranch effortlessly combines exciting outdoor activities with a world-class spa facility. Dating back to 1908, all the old structures remain, including a log house and log shed, blending harmoniously with a wide range of recent additions. There’s an indoor swimming pool, fitness centre, hot tub and disc golf course. The Thai-orientated spa offers a full range of facials, massages and beauty treatments, perfect for reviving you after a busy day trekking in the mountains! Although horse riding is the main activity, ring the changes with gold panning, 4x4 canyon tours, hiking, biking, swimming, whitewater rafting, bird watching and fly-fishing. At night, join in a cowboy cookout, listen to some native drumming and feast on gourmet food with Thai dishes a speciality!

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Horse Riding
  • Golf
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Located in Clinton, in the mountains of beautiful British Columbia, approximately 6-hours northeast of Vancouver and 2.5 hours from Kamloops.

Hotel information

18 rooms. All with mini-bar and coffee-making machine. Lodge Rooms can be found in the Dove Lodge, the heart of the resort, where you will find the sundeck with views of the Cariboo Mountains, the living area and games room. Lodge Rooms have 1 queen-size bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Full Board includes: Starting with dinner on day one and ending with breakfast on the last day (breakfast, buffet lunch, tea and dinner), a welcome glass of champagne. Use of all ranch facilities: large outdoor hot tub, sauna, swimming pool, fitness room, large games room with pool table, shuffleboard, darts, karaoke, large-screen video/satellite TV, fly-fishing on well stocked ponds, Ruesri datton lessons (type of yoga), unguided walks/hikes, cooking and nutrition tips, planned evening entertainment (slide presentations, dancing, native drumming and cowboy cookout), gratuities.

Premium Rooms in Lookout Lodge have 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds, private balcony, mini-bar and coffee-making machine, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Dining area and open kitchen. Indoor swimming pool, fitness centre, hot tub. Disc golf course*. Thai-orientated spa*. Complimentary yoga. Activities including horse riding*, gold panning*, hiking, 4x4 canyon tours*, swimming, bird watching* and fly-fishing. Evening entertainment.

Minimum 2-night stay May–Jun and Sep–Oct

Minimum 3-night stay Jul–Aug

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: Please check with the host upon arrival at the lodge for the detailed daily itineraries, the Lodge operates a no-smoking policy in all the ranch buildings, maximum weight for riding is 90 kg, at wrangler's discretion, personal items such as rain gear, insect repellent, cowboy/riding boots or hard soled shoes, with heels (required for riding) should be brought along - hiking boots are not appropriate for riding, all guests will be required to sign a waiver of liability before participating in any actvity. Transportation to/from Vancouver NOT included.

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Jun 27, 2021 Susie014 Vancouver, Canada

Our time at Echo Valley this past weekend was as good as life gets anytime, anywhere. There are many components contributing to what makes Echo Valley so special but first and foremost are the owners and the crew. It is a treat to feel such a welcomed and honoured guest; all cares and woes slip away as you relax in the beauty, comfort and… Read more
Our time at Echo Valley this past weekend was as good as life gets anytime, anywhere. There are many components contributing to what makes Echo Valley so special but first and foremost are the owners and the crew. It is a treat to feel such a welcomed and honoured guest; all cares and woes slip away as you relax in the beauty, comfort and warmth. Chef Jason creates gourmet meals with a selection that can please all tastes and he is most accommodating with any special dietary requirements. The accommodations are comfortable and lack for nothing. The activities are plentiful with instruction provided where need be and fun to be had when attempting to do them. Finishing off a day with a massage from either Yalaporn or Wanna is luxurious. We were there for 3 nights and I recommend 4 minimum to have 3 full days. How else to also fit in relaxing on the deck and/or playing shuffleboard and pool! I could write more but perhaps the best way to end the review is to encourage you to go and experience it yourselves; you will not be disappointed. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A great way to forget Covid restrictions

Jun 23, 2021 nonamejoe Vancouver, Canada

When we arrived at Echo Valley Ranch I was again amazed at the beauty of it, it was like walking into a postcard. We were greeted with a glass of champagne and a plate of nibbles . You immediately felt warm and welcomed. There is a large variety of activities that were available upon request and no additional cost. The food was exceptional with a… Read more
When we arrived at Echo Valley Ranch I was again amazed at the beauty of it, it was like walking into a postcard. We were greeted with a glass of champagne and a plate of nibbles . You immediately felt warm and welcomed. There is a large variety of activities that were available upon request and no additional cost. The food was exceptional with a lot of thought to presentation and variety. The horse riding takes you though amazing scenery and the horses are well trained and comfortable to ride. I ended my day with a Thai massage in the authentic Thai house. Wow! I cannot say enough about what a great experience this was. We took a beautiful tour through the Frazier Plateau, the guide was from Newfoundland and even entertained us with a few Newfie songs. My husband went fly fishing in a trout stocked lake right on the property and target practice at the private gun range. Guns and ammunition were provided. Lots of fun! What a great trip and great value. Can’t wait to go back! Read less
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Jun 22, 2021 petervI695UZ

4 Day visit, guided tours and instruction available in all offered activities, participated in fly fishing, e biking, horse riding, 4x4 Fraser river canyon tour, hiking, rifle shooting, nature walk. The Canyon tour was spectacular, fly fishing a first, caught a trout, unexpected the nature walk was one of many highlights. All staff very welcoming,… Read more
4 Day visit, guided tours and instruction available in all offered activities, participated in fly fishing, e biking, horse riding, 4x4 Fraser river canyon tour, hiking, rifle shooting, nature walk. The Canyon tour was spectacular, fly fishing a first, caught a trout, unexpected the nature walk was one of many highlights. All staff very welcoming, can do, friendly, responsive to requests, the Chef’s menu adaptable to diet restrictions, etc. The Spa is Thai, perfect after a strenuous day or just to melt the stress away. Perfect get away to escape the hustle and bustle. Runway available for fly in. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wild, wonderful and magic in the Cariboo

Jun 16, 2021 besttimeinbc Lillooet, Canada

If you are looking for a special, unique and magical break from the stress of COVID and urban lockdown, look no further. EVR has Thai massage, rambles in the woods, gourmet food, trail rides, collie dogs - we loved it! Staff is super friendly and accommodations are comfortable and very clean. Looking forward to a return visit in the fall. The only… Read more
If you are looking for a special, unique and magical break from the stress of COVID and urban lockdown, look no further. EVR has Thai massage, rambles in the woods, gourmet food, trail rides, collie dogs - we loved it! Staff is super friendly and accommodations are comfortable and very clean. Looking forward to a return visit in the fall. The only thing I missed this visit was a ramble around the ponds with Lucky the pig… Read less
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Dec 4, 2019 sandy_h104

Echo Valley Ranch is absolutely beautiful and the owners, Norm and Nan, have put in a lot of care and love into making the place a wonderful retreat. Throughout the entire trip, they were very lovely and welcoming, including all of their staff. The ranch offers a wide range of activities to do on the ranch such as horseback riding, hiking, and… Read more
Echo Valley Ranch is absolutely beautiful and the owners, Norm and Nan, have put in a lot of care and love into making the place a wonderful retreat. Throughout the entire trip, they were very lovely and welcoming, including all of their staff. The ranch offers a wide range of activities to do on the ranch such as horseback riding, hiking, and target shooting. My friend and I were a bit nervous to try horseback riding and target shooting but their staff made us feel very safe and created an enjoyable experience. They also have a spa where they offer a wide range of treatments. The rooms are very clean with amazing views. The food is served at set times and everything they put out was absolutely delicious. If you're looking for a relaxing and unique holiday, I would highly recommend Echo Valley Ranch. It is well worth the drive! Read less