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“Piece of Heaven”

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Echo Valley Ranch & Spa
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Jesmond
Certificate of Excellence
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“Piece of Heaven”
Reviewed 18 April 2006

We stayed at this remote ranch/resort/spa for three nights in a standard room. In no apparent order:
Rooms - we looked at several - all are comfortable and clean. This is ranch country so don't expect marble bathroom countertops and flat screen t.v. (there is no t.v., and you're out of cell phone range). That said, the rooms all have great scenic views, are quiet, and have everything you'd need for a relaxing stay.
Dining - Superb - breakfast and lunch are served buffet style in the lodge with all guests sitting down together. There's a wide variety for every taste and "Chef" obviously takes pride in serving the guests. Dietary restrictions are taken care of just by asking. This is comfort food, ranch cooking, and spa cuisine all rolled into one delicious meal after another.
Facilities - there's a somewhat smaller indoor pool and a decent although not gigantic gym. A shared hot tub and sauna are at the main lodge along with a giant screen sattelite t.v. and games room. Most guests opted for hiking (wonderful), mountain biking, horseback riding and the spa. Other excursions can be arranged.
Spa Facilities - first rate and reasonable - there's a beautiful Thai spa building as well as a western facility. The treatments are all administered by Thai staff who are extremely gracious and know their stuff.
Riding - We aren't experienced riders and only went on one ride. Even so, we had a great time and spoke to several people who ride frequently. All said that various skill levels were easily handled. Several commented that the horses were well taken care of resulting in a good riding experience.
Staff/Atmosphere - this is what made the place for us. The whole place is infused with a laid back take it easy feel. This is one of those spots where you instantly sense that the staff really take care to ensure you enjoy your stay. The owners are constantly on hand and everyone involved treats you like family from the moment you arrive until you're dragged kicking and screaming to your car because you don't want to leave. We'll definitely go back.

  • Stayed April 2006
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Reviewed 15 June 2005

As part of our 5 week honeymoon in Canada, we spent 4 nights at EVR. With hindsight we wished we could have spent a week here.

Location - out of the way, peaceful, tranquil.

Atmosphere -friendly. laid back.

Accommodation - honeymoon cabin beautiful, great view of horses in the fields and sunset. Own Jacuzzi pool to sit in while sipping wine! Other rooms (standard) were excellent too -we'd be happy in any of them.

Food - gournet and fantastic choice and quantity (buffet style). Fantastic Thai night and BBQ another night.

Staff - Norma and Nan and the team at EVR are fabulous.

Service is exceptional. Staff ratio really is about one to one -certainly felt that way. Wranglers went out of their way to show us how to lassoo and throw horseshoes. First name terms with staff by the end - always professional, but at the same time felt like staying with family.

Activities - horses galore, plus amazing flight seeing trip. Guided walks in the morning, Thai yoga classes if you want an early start, walking, fishing etc. Didn't have time for last two. Rides were great -fantastic views and scenery.

If you like dogs -you'll especially love "adopting" one of the 8 collies they have (they come and sit on your cabin porch if you want)

Treatments -Thai massage and facials were fantastic -as good as any top london spa, with benefit of fantastic setting to not spoil the moment when you leave.

If anyone is planning a special holiday/honeymoon in Canada and any of the above appeals, I would absolutely recommend EVR.

We shall definitely be going back for an anniversary.

  • Stayed July 2004
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Additional Information about Echo Valley Ranch & Spa

Property: Echo Valley Ranch & Spa
Address: 10635 Jesmond Road, Jesmond, British Columbia V0K 1K0, Canada
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Region: Canada > British Columbia > Jesmond
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Jesmond
Price range (per night): ₹ 26,477 - ₹ 70,962
Hotel Class:4 star — Echo Valley Ranch & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in 'cowboy country' above the Fraser River in BC's scenic Cariboo Region, Echo Valley Ranch & Spa entices those seeking a restorative sojourn, as well as those looking for a higher-octane activity. Whether your idea of heaven is a trail ride through rolling hills, a 4x4 wildlife safari, or a day at the spa, at Echo Valley guests find harmony and rejuvenation. The fusion of eastern and western influences is best seen at the spa, where both western massage and Thai treatments soothe muscles and mind; while dining options encompass dishes from east and west, fuelled by produce from the ranch livestock and kitchen garden. Activities also include hiking, bird watching and fly-fishing, as well as trips to white water rafting. Winter options range from snowshoeing to ice fishing and snowmobiling. Echo Valley is an idyllic spot for weddings and elopements, and caters to meetings and retreats for corporate groups. Flying into the ranch's private runway is one way to arrive; the ranch is also accessible with a scenic five hour drive from Vancouver. ... more   less 
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Echo Valley Ranch Hotel Jesmond
Echo Valley Hotel
Echo Valley Resort

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