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Echo Valley Ranch and Spa

Echo Valley Ranch and Spa, Kamloops Country

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Nestled in a stunning setting at the foot of the Marble Range Mountains this upscale all inclusive ranch resort and spa offers guests all the fun of the authentic outdoor life with plenty of pampering thrown in. The welcome here is personal and friendly thanks to your hosts Norm and Nan and the atmosphere convivial – family style meals are taken together in an open kitchen. With only 20 rooms and suites in two lodges the environment feels intimate and warm. Though adult only most of the year the ranch throws its doors open to families in July and August. With everything from hiking, riding, fly-fishing and gold panning to choose from the children will never be bored. The three hours free babysitting per day means parents will return home refreshed and relaxed too!

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Echo Valley Ranch and Spa
  • rooms

    All of the 20 rooms available are of an excellent standard, with luxurious private bathrooms, rustic-chic interiors and native art.

    Standard rooms are situated in the Dove Lodge, at the heart of the ranch and have one queen or two twin beds.

    Premium rooms are located in the Lookout Lodge.  They have one king size or queen size bed and some rooms have sleeping lofts for additional accommodation for children.

    Unique cabins are dotted around the ranch that offer guests even more privacy. The Log Studio, also known as the Honeymoon Cabin, is the most secluded of these and features a queen size bed and an adjoining open living area.

    The one bedroom cabins are equipped with king size beds in a separate bedroom and have a cosy living space with fireplace.

    The Ranch Suite offers spectacular views of Mount Bowman and features two separate bedrooms, each having a private bathroom, as well as a sleeping loft.

    The Thai themed Royal Suite overlooks the whole ranch and has a private rooftop terrace.  It has a handmade king size bed, spacious living area and state-of-the-art ensuite with steam shower.

  • facilities & activities

    There are many authentic ranch activities to choose from here from horseback riding to fly fishing, hiking and exploring the huge Fraser Canyon. Various chargeable riding options are on offer. Whether guests are beginner or expert riders, the ranch will have the right horse and the experienced wranglers will ensure magical guided trail rides through forests or across plains.  Included in the rates are one guided nature trail walk, fly-fishing in trout ponds, bicycles (trail maps & helmets provided), use of the indoor pool, sauna and fitness centre and outdoor hot tub, Thai yoga classes, games room and evening entertainment programme.

    As the ranch is located directly on the old Gold Rush Trail another great trip – one that’s particularly fascinating for children – is your own gold panning experience. After all that hard adventuring there are plenty of opportunities to relax in the ranch’s two spas. Choose from classic European and authentic Thai therapies.

  • dining

    Gourmet breakfast, lunch and dinner are served around a communal table here lending a fantastic convivial atmosphere to your stay at the ranch. All meals plus a glass of wine or beer and soft drinks are included in your package.

    Many of the ingredients used by the Master Chef are grown or raised at the ranch, including berries, mushrooms, vegetables, fruits and meat from cattle, pigs, turkeys and chickens. Guests can even learn new culinary skills thanks to regular demonstrations by the Master Chef and cookery lessons are available should you wish.

    Breakfast and lunch are relaxed buffet style affairs, whilst at dinner, guests can select from menus tailored to their preferences. Individual tables may be set out for dinner if guests wish.

    There are Tuesday and Friday night barbecues in the summer months that the ranch’s working cowboys usually attend – perfect for stargazing and sharing tales around the campfire.

  • family

    Although the ranch is usually best suited to children aged 13 and over, during July and August it opens up to children of all ages and there is an excellent family package including three hours of babysitting daily.

    Activities for children include guided family nature walks, trail riding, lasso and horseshoe throwing lessons, fly fishing, scavenger hunts with prizes and kids and teens movie nights.

    Youngsters can also tend to the farm animals and will particularly enjoy the company of the ranch’s friendly border collies.

    Some of the premium rooms in the Lookout Lodge feature cathedral ceilings with sleeping lofts, making them ideal for families. Several of the cabins also offer families more room to stretch out thanks to their extra living space – the Ranch Suite with two bedrooms and bathrooms plus a sleeping loft is ideal for larger families.

  • location

    Located in the interior mountains of British Columbia 270 miles northeast of Vancouver, the ranch sits in 160 acres, amongst mountain ranges, canyons, forests and grasslands.  It is easily accessible by road, or guests can land at the ranch’s own airport by private charter plane. Direct 10 hour flights are available from the UK to Vancouver. The drive from Vancouver to the resort takes between five and six hours.

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