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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 plus Bunkhouse 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!

Sundance Guest Ranch

January 21st, 2013 by sundanceguestranch

Visit Sundance Guest Ranch. The first time, it’s a vacation – after that, it’s coming home! Just four hours from Vancouver.

Saddle up for two daily sessions of exceptional riding through sage-covered hills, alpine meadows and river canyons.  With a happy herd of over 100 horses, we have the perfect horse for every rider, from total beginner to the most accomplished horse person.  You may choose to ride grouped according to ability, (beginner, intermediate or advanced) or simply ride with friends and family.  Either way, you will ride in small groups guided by friendly wrangler who will show you all the best trails and make sure that your experience is both fun and safe!

Air-conditioned rooms, large heated swimming pool, Bring Your Own Bottle bar lounge, movie lounge, games room, billiard room.

We are famous for our food! Enjoy delicious meals ranging from sophisticated international cuisine to hearty ranch barbecues.

Saturday night country rock DJ dances and special weekends throughout the season.

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.