My wife and I took our daughter and her fiance to the Echo Valley Ranch for a nice quite weekend. The ranch is out of this world, wide open space, lots of good hiking trails, even a couple of geocache treasures.
The food was amazing, three wonderful meals a day that the chef poured his heart and soul into. What was really interesting was sitting at the table with other people from all over, sharing stories of other visits to the ranch and other vacations.
The staff were very professional, there when you needed them. Meals and events were organized quietly and efficiently. I did not participate in any of the spa treatments myself however, the girls loved them. I spent most of my time out on the trails exploring. You could sit in the hot tub on the deck and look out over the ten thousand acres, watch the horses run, very peaceful.
We went ther with the intention of relaxing and unwinding and that is exactly what we accomplished.
Hats off to the owners and staff of the EV ranch
Bob Mc Kenzie
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Echo Valley Ranch And Spa
- Echo Valley Ranch Hotel Jesmond
- Echo Valley Hotel
- Echo Valley Resort