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Campbell Hills Guest Ranch | Ranch Vacation

May 16th, 2014 by campbellhillsguestranch

Ranch Vacation Kamloops

Ranch vacation in Cattle country:

Campbell Hills Guest Ranch is a small, all-inclusive Guest Ranch on a private 160 acres. Located 25 min. from Downtown Kamloops and nestled amidst open meadows, and timbered mountains in the heart of the interior of Beautiful British Columbia. Premium quality food, western hospitality, privacy, customized programs, max 5 riders per wrangler on trail rides are our basic standard. We will set you up for the perfect ranch vacation.

Accommodations:

Our smoke-free lodge features the Wild Horse Saloon, a commercial open kitchen, a fully licensed bar, a lovely porch overlooking Campbell Lake and beautiful Monte Hills. upstairs a games room & 2 beautiful cozy rooms overlooking Campbell Lake / Ranch-Arena & Forest. Each room features a king size hand crafted Log bed and a full private bathroom & offers tastefully decorated south-western furniture. In addition to the Lodge we have 3 smoke-free Cabins for families or friends. Decorated in a warm western style living room with a cathedral ceiling. The separate bedroom comes with a queen size bed, an additional sleeping loft with two single hand crafted Log beds & a full bathroom. Maximum occupancy of a Cabin is 4 to 5 people.

Horses are our Teachers! Horses don’t care how much you know, but they know how much you care! We use the Natural Horsemanship philosophy, based on the principles of Tom & Bill Dorrance, Ray Hunt, Buck Brannaman and Pat Parelli. Relationship and partnership are very important on the trails. We need to trust our horses and our horses need to trust their rider.

Horseback riding:

We like to encourage our guests to participate with the handling of our horses. Our natural horsemanship approach starts with how we catch the horse. Daily grooming, giving them a bath after a hot day ride are all part of the horse experience and keeping it natural gives it a harmonious dimension for both rider and horse.

The first ride starts in the Ranch Arena, where we will share how to communicate with your horse, the basics and safety on the trails. All our horses do not have bits in their mouths, we make use of Bosals and Hackamores. The extensive trail system is suitable for both beginner and intermediate/advanced riders. We will make sure we set you up for a great ride during your ranch vacation! Our rides will take you to beautiful Lakes, Forest Trails, Natural Meadows, Hill Tops and View Points!

Gourmet Food:

Our Wild Horse Saloon is the place where we all eat together. You can socialize, relax in front of the fireplace, or play Pool, Poker, Fuss ball, Air hockey or watch a movie in our Games-Room!
The cheeriest chef (Martin) in the West will greet you every morning and evening. Every meal is prepared with pride. If you’re hungry around here, “It’s your own fault!” You’ll enjoy fresh breads, salads, fruits, vegetables, & freshly baked pastries.

Campbell Hills Guest Ranch is the perfect seasonal get away to get in touch with horse and soul through natural horsemanship. Enjoy horseback riding, mountain biking or hiking in the wilderness.  Spend an afternoon Kayaking on Campbell lake or  bird-watching. We offer ‘rent the ranch’ for family reunions, bachelorette groups or other special life events or  just take advantage of plain rest and relaxation!

Three Bars Guest Ranch

January 21st, 2013 by threebarsranch

The adventure ranch of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. This award-winning, family dude ranch is owned and operated by the Beckleys. It features a 7500 sq. ft. main lodge, 20 modern log cabins, world-class horse training facilities, a fully stocked saloon, upscale dining room, heated pool, hot tub, tennis court, and petting zoo.

The vacation guest ranch is located on 60,000 acres in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, just south of Banff. Three Bars Guest Ranch specializes in 3-night and 6-night, family-friendly, all-inclusive vacation packages, including log cabin accommodations, all meals, full access to all ranch amenities, unlimited horseback riding, river rafting, guided hiking, fly fishing, mountain biking, 4×4 UTV tours, skeet shooting, and and a full evening entertainment program. Non-riding and shorter packages also available. New horseback riders welcome.

Free Rein Guest Ranch

January 21st, 2013 by freereinranch

Come and explore our amazing landscapes and enjoy our western hospitality. Experience an intimate, hands-on horse adventure with riding lessons and natural horsemanship clinics included in your stay with us.

With a maximum of only 12 guests, we promise that your ranch and riding experience will be exactly as you plan it. We guarentee small and intimate riding groups, always tailored towards your own specific needs with no tedious ‘nose to tail’ action out on the trails.

Free Rein Guest Ranch is surrounded by boundless Crown Land so we literally have tens of thousands of wilderness acres for you to roam. Pack up your saddle bags and get ready to head out for days crammed with adventure, taking a swim in a secluded lake, a picnic by the shoreline or simply enjoying a snooze in the shade. You can explore remote and stunning landscapes with your horse to encounter dramatic vistas, search for cattle on the range, take a kayak for a spin on our lake or simply hang back at the ranch and relax.

We really do give you free rein to decide how you spend your days with us.

Echo Valley Ranch

January 21st, 2013 by evranch

Welcome to Echo Valley Ranch and Spa, a spectacular western adventure, and a superb sanctuary of first class accommodations, healthy, farm-fresh meals  and world class spa treatments. Enjoy an enriching diversity of soft adventure activities. The perfect setting for fun, adventure and relaxation.

Big Bar Guest Ranch

January 21st, 2013 by bigbarranch

Nestled between the majestic Marble Mountains and the mighty Fraser River you will find the Big Bar Guest Ranch sprawled amongst the pristine grasslands of British Columbia’s Cariboo. Here you will find a unique holiday experience that will immerse you into a western frontier and leave you inspired and refreshed by the simplicity and adventure is represents.

A rustic retreat without pretense, Big Bar guests are welcomed like family. Laid back and friendly professional service is delivered with the goal of having you leave feeling like Big Bar Ranch is your personal “Home on the Range”. Whether that’s having your breakfast prepared just the way you like it,  breathing in the smell of pine wafting on the air from the seat of your saddle overlooking the Fraser River, or taking a bottle of wine back to your cabin to watch the sun set over the mountain range, you will feel relaxed and at home.

We are family friendly and love kids and  dogs. Young children will enjoy pony rides, attempting to catch sight of our wildlife, archery lessons, paddle boats, canoes and lawn games. Big kids will learn character building new skills and how to connect and communicate with their horse. Archery lessons, canoes and paddle boats are available to keep your little ones unplugged, curious and active.

 During your stay with us you will become immersed in the daily ebb and flow of authentic ranch life. It’s our pleasure to share with you the experience of the Western frontier. We hope you leave feeling inspired, with memories that turn into stories and lungs full of fresh air. Unplug and relax, this is your Home on the Range, your adventure starts here.

Your Ranch Hosts

The animals at Big Bar Ranch are our reason for everything. We pride ourselves in providing them with a healthy home to live and grow. The ranch is home to roughly 40 horses, two dozen Jersey steers, chickens, pigs and Boer goats; and of course, you cannot forget the ranch dogs. All together they make up a wonderfully large family of characters. There is never a dull moment on the farm. We would be delighted if you joined in on all the fun.