Lowdown

  • Established

    1995
  • Owner

    Norm and Nan Dove
  • Tel

    1-800-253-8831
  • Nightly Rates (per adult)*

    $600
  • Minimum Stay

    3 days
  • Maximum Guests

    15
  • Works with travel agents?

    Yes
  • Great For

    Romance, Action & adventure, Peace & quiet, Pampering, Solitude, Diverse scenery
* Rates will vary based on Season and Accommodation selection. Please contact the ranch directly for Date Request, Availability and exact Rate quote/proposal

Echo Valley Ranch & Spa is currently closed for the 2020 season.

Please check back here in the Fall when the 2021 experience will be open for booking.

Children at the Ranch

Great for children aged 13 and over

Environmental & Social Practices

Community

Grasslands Conservation Council of BC

Wilderness Tourism Association

Lowdown

  • Enjoy

    Gourmet, Ranch-style, Health oriented
  • Alcohol

    wine provided with dinner, available for purchase
  • Enjoy dining in

    nature settings, patio, dining room (casual attire)
  • You'll definitely love

    ranch-raised beef, farm fresh eggs, ranch garden, organic produce, locally grown produce, fresh daily bread, fresh daily desserts
  • Dietary restrictions catered for

    lactose intolerant, vegans, vegetarians, Gluten free, other

Farm fresh cuisine with most ingredients grown right at the ranch.

We are designing a whole new food experience for 2021 - stay tuned!

Lowdown

  • Address

    10635 Jesmond Road
    Jesmond
    British Columbia
    V0K 1K0
    Canada
  • Remote Location

    Yes
  • Elevation

    3,650 ft
  • Private Land

    10,000-20,000 acres
  • Public Land

    more than 50k acres

Nearest Town - Clinton, BC

Clinton, BC has a population of 500 (approx), and is situated 32 miles / 45 mins from the Ranch.

Facilities in Clinton, BC include: grocery store, pharmacy, church, school, post office, medical clinic, hospital, bank, atm, gas station, museum.

For shopping Clinton, BC offers: small hometown necessity shops, boutique shops, western wear.

Rental car

Required

Nearest Airports

YKA Kamloops Airport, Kamloops

Distance

99 miles / 2 hours

Airlines

Horizon, Alaska, Air Canada, WestJet, Central Mountain Air, Pacific Coastal

Ranch shuttle

$240 one way for up to 4 people


YVR Vancouver Airport, Vancouver

Distance

250 miles / 4 hours

Airlines

Delta, United, Skywest, Allegiant, Horizon, Northwest, Alaska, United Express, Air Canada, WestJet, Pacific Coastal Airlines, AIr North, Central Mountain Air, Hawkair, Helijet Airways, United, American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Delta, Contiental, US Airways, Condor, Canadian North, Air China, Cathay Pacific, Lufthansa, British Airways, KLM, Korean Air, China Eastern, Philippine Airlines, Japan Airlines, China Airlines, Asiana Airlines, All Nippon Airways, Air New Zealand, China Southern, EVA Air, bmi, Air France, QUantas, Thai Airways, Air Berlin, SAS, Iberia, Air Transat, Jet Airways, Austrian Airlines, flythomascook charter, LOT, Aer Lingus, Air Pacific, TACA, Sunwing Airlines, TUIfly


Echo Valley Airport - CBJ4, Jesmond

Distance

0 miles


Private Air Travel

Nearest location(s)

Private paved airstrip on property, Clinton, Jesmond

Travel by

Helicopter, Airplane

Distance

0 miles

Lowdown

  • Type of Riding

    Western Riding
  • Riding opportunities for

    Beginner, Intermediate, Experienced
  • Most riders are

    Beginner
  • Rides are grouped by

    Rides tailored to guest requests
  • Max riders per ride

    4
  • Wranglers per ride

    2
  • Pace of ride

    Walk
  • Guest Horses

    25
  • Horse Types

    Quarterhorse, Appaloosas, Draft Cross, Paints, Tennessee Walkers

The Setting

Private Land (10,000-20,000 acres)

Sitting amidst four distinct geographic regions, Echo Valley's landscape includes semi-desert along the Fraser, boreal forests in most of the valley bottoms, and treeless mountains in between which is a glaciated plateau - a former volcanic plain that today is interspersed with montane forests, meadows and rolling grasslands. The natural spring water is some of the purest to be found, and the pristine climate promotes toxin-free harvests of fresh produce. The result is an unparalleled destination of well-being; an extraordinary range of eco/soft adventures; and scenery that is both awe-inspiring and breath-taking.

Public Land (more than 50k acres)

Echo Valley is surrounded by millions of acres of Crown Land which the ranch is permitted to use


Our Riding

Riding Freedom

All rides are guided by the wranglers

Weight limit for riding

Up to 225 lbs

Riding considerations

no riding experience needed


Why our riding stands out

  • Selected by BBC Holiday as being the "Best Place to Learn to Ride"
  • Small guest ranch with the ability to match horses to riders ability
  • Our beautiful surroundings and diversity of terrain

Arena Work

Type

outdoor arena

Activities

barrels, gymkhana

Lowdown

  • Nightly Rates (per adult)*

    $600
  • Minimum Stay

    3 days
  • Preferred Arrival Day

    Any day is fine
  • Preferred Departure Day

    Any day is fine
* Rates will vary based on Season and Accommodation selection. Please contact the ranch directly for Date Request, Availability and exact Rate quote/proposal

Echo Valley Ranch and Spa can cater for up to 15 guests. See below for details and indicative rates.

Cabin | Ranch Accommodation

Rates (Per Person)*

$600
* Rates will vary based on Season and Accommodation selection. Please contact the ranch directly for Date Request, Availability and exact Rate quote/proposal

Minimum Stay

3 nights


Booking Policy

We require a 20% deposit to secure your reservation with the balance due 30 days prior to your arrival. Additional charges such as optional day trips and spa services are due upon guest check out, unless pre sold.

Included in your stay

meals, lodging

Extras

Tax

6.65%

Gratuity

10%

Lowdown

  • You can borrow

    Cowboy hats, Cowboy boots, Riding helmets, Saddle bags, Rain coats

Onsite

Shopping

Gift shop

Outdoor Activities

climbing, mountain biking, Yoga

Water based Activities

indoor pool

Spa

relaxation massage, deep tissue massage, couples massage, scrubs, manicures, facials, pedicures


Fishing & Wildlife

Fishing on offer

fly, stocked pond, equipment available, unguided, instruction available

Local Attractions

Fraser River Canyon

One of the deepest canyons in the North West, desert climate, scene of 1890 gold rush (gold panning and 4x4 safari available)

Distance

15 miles / 45 mins

Ranch shuttle

$145


Hat Creek Ranch

Historic Hat Creek Ranch offers a rare opportunity to explore the original buildings of a key location in the transportation history of the Cariboo. The site also present the story of early use of the valley by people of the Shuswap Nation and their more recent contribution to the growth of the ranching industry. Here in the dry rainshadow climate, east of the Coast Range mountains, a unique blend of cultures has evolved in a landscape of sage, bunchgrass and Ponderosa pines.

Distance

45 miles / 1 hour

Rental car

Required


Barkerville

In Barkerville the clock is wined back to the time of the Gold Rush when miners and prospectors thronged this historic town. Tour the town with a colourful character, pan for gold and visit the preserved Chinatown.

Distance

90 miles / 3 hours

Rental car

Required

Highs

  • Warm and welcoming, with owners Norm and Nan choosing this as a lifestyle. The staff are highly dedicated and you feel right at home
  • Enjoy an iconic Canadian ranch experience, but with Asian elements and an award-winning Baan Thai and European-style spa
  • Plenty of things to do, try yoga, sauna, massage, hiking and riding, or why not take a spectacular drive? You can do all or nothing, taking in the peace and quiet
  • Guests comment that the spa treatments are the best they've ever experienced

Lows

  • There is no cell service, but this is perfect if you really want to wind down

Visitor Reviews

Dont just take our word for it, see what visitors like you say...

Our new family tradition

Echo Valley Ranch will now be our family's annual vacation spot! My boys loved the wide open space. They played fetch with the ranch dogs and rode the gentle horses. I loved having a chef! Every meal was lovingly prepared. We stayed in a lovely log home with a four poster bed, fine linens and a deep soaker tub. There were two queen size beds in our home and a fun loft for the boys upstairs. Very good coffee was always available in the lounge very early in the morning with jars of freshly baked cookies. There is so much for families to do at Echo Valley Ranch. Fly fishing, horseback riding, hiking, spa treatments, yoga, bike riding, climbing on tractors and trees. The drive up to the ranch was something else. Don't be put off by the length of the drive. It is breathtaking and certainly a special part of the trip. I left Echo Valley Ranch a different person. We will most certainly be back every year.

5 stars

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