Clinton, Rural British Columbia
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!
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.
Photo credit: Echo Valley Ranch and Spa