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Echo Valley Ranch & Spa
Cariboo, British Columbia, Canada
Echo Valley Ranch & Spa is a guest ranch, adventure lodge and spa all rolled into one. Located in British Columbia’s Cowboy Country, Echo Valley ranch offers cowboys and cowgirls every wilderness adventure imaginable followed by unashamed pampering.
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Not sure if you want a full-blown western ranch experience? Fancy some pampering on the side, and a rather amazing location? Echo Valley Ranch could just be that perfect compromise. Blending the concepts of a luxurious wellness retreat and adventure lodge with more than a hint of the ranch experience if you want it, Echo Valley is a little bit special. Have a camp cook-out one day, then choose a gourmet Thai green curry the next. Head out on a trail ride before succumbing to the coaxing hands of a skilled massage therapist.
Located near Clinton in the heart of British Columbia’s Cowboy Country, Echo Valley Ranch & Spa consists of just 18 rooms divided between two lodges and a handful of separate private cabins, one of which is a secluded honeymoon log studio. Spacious and inviting, they are perfect for a romantic escape, although in July and August Echo Valley becomes much more family-oriented with plenty of activities to keep the kids happy. Sitting on the front porch of your cabin, enjoying the fantastic views and sights and sounds of nature is a superb way of experiencing the Canadian wilderness. The ranch has a fabulous atmosphere and while by day you can live out your cowboy fantasies, the evenings are about good living and good company, made extremely easy by the wonderfully engaging staff.
Echo Valley is ideal for those who want to try riding for the first time or for those who have interests beyond riding, and activities vary from horse-back rides along open grassland and forest trails to fly-fishing; day hikes up Mount Bowman to 4WD photograph safaris to the Fraser Canyon; gold panning trips to white-water rafting. At the end of it all, the superb Sabai Sabai Thai spa will rebalance your body and mind so that you are ready for a new day’s adventure.
When to go
Echo Valley Ranch is open from 01 April to 15 October. Summers are warm and generally fairly sunny, with temperatures sometimes exceeding 30 degrees.
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