We are very happy about an ongoing interest of many writers, bloggers and editors. Publications such as Spa Magazine, Flare, Chatelaine, and Conde Naste Traveller have all featured the ranch over the years. We are delighted that what Echo Valley represents since the beginning is gaining more and more interest for readerships all over the world - a healthy lifestyle, digital detox, organic and local cuisine, authentic experiences and real life travel.
Be welcome to browse around in our "In the news" section and see what writers have to say about us.
|by Author||Jo Cooke|
|Title ||Stay on a Ranch Retreat|
| ||North-west along Highway 97C, passes through undulating hills and verdant plains where livestock graze. Above them, on a remote, grassy plateau, is Echo Valley Ranch, commanding perfect views of distant mountains. The ranch itself is a curious combination of home-on-the-range meets Thai temple retreat. Its wooden lodge accommodation is grouped around a sizeable yoga pavilion complete with turreted roofs with oriental mouldings. Days at Echo Valley start with a yoga session, then a guided horseback ride through woodland wilderness to clearings with more jaw-dropping mountain views.
|by Author||Craig Oliver|
|Title ||Luxury stable-and-spa experience awaits|
| ||This five-star ranch retreat near Clinton, B.C., northwest of Kamloops pampers guests with spa treatments, gourmet dining and the opportunity to enjoy British Columbia’s natural beauty on horseback. Guests are guided by experienced wranglers on hour-long or daylong rides into the thousands of acres of trails surrounding the resort. The ranch also has ponies and gentle donkeys for children to ride.
|by Author||Norman Wright |
|Title ||Canadian Contrasts|
| ||It could have been a scene from a Hemingway short story as a small group of riders picked their way carefully past the ranch buildings on to the trail down towards the Fraser River.
The mountains in the middle distance were dusted with the first snows of autumn and their peaks were reflected in the mirror water of the ponds where two anglers were trying to tempt the rainbow trout. Taking in the clear, pure air of this remote valley in British Columbia - one-time hideout of fugitives pursued by the Mounties - was the latest of the very diverse aspects of the Canadian province we were able to discover all within a couple of days' drive.|
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|by Author||Jessica Padykula|
|Title ||Top hotels in Canada for a digital detox|
| ||Digital detoxes are hot right now. People are glued to screens all day, every day, so they're starting to crave some serious downtime.
|by Author||Elsa Säätelä|
|Title ||The Daily Meal|
|by Author||The Huffington Post Canada | Brian Vinh Tien Trinh|
|Title ||Digital Detoxes In Canada|
| ||Give yourself a pat on the back and remember to tip your server. It's time to move on to to phase two: a weekend retreat. Echo Valley Ranch, located in B.C.'s Cariboo Region, offers just that.
|Title ||Top 10 Digital Detox Hotels|
| ||The digital detox holiday will be a global trend during 2013, according to experts at 2012’s World Travel Market in London.|
|Title ||Digital Detox Hotels|
| ||The digital detox holiday will be a global trend during 2013, according to experts at 2012's World Travel Market in London.|
Detox Wirefree vacations
|by Author||Fabiola Monteiro|
|Title ||Whats Hot Trends|
| ||Five technology-free getaways that encourage
you to unplug and play|
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|by Author||JIM KERNAGHAN, Special to QMI Agency|
|Title ||Gold rush not over in Barkerville BC|
| ||BARKERVILLE, B.C. — You spot the tiny flecks in the pan and you begin to understand why tens of thousands fought through all manner of pain, death and privation to get to it and why, today, they still seek it.|
|by Author||Condé Nast Traveler Spain|
|Title ||Hoy nos gustaria estar en|
| ||Ahora que vuelven a bajar las temperaturas (y parece que las lluvias vienen para quedarse), nos gustaría refugiarnos entre la madera y las costumbres de un rancho canadiense, un auténtico alojamiento western donde descansar entre la naturaleza de la Columbia Británica: hoy querríamos estar en Echo Valley Ranch.|
|by Author||Places We Go|
|Title ||Luxury in the Canadian Wilderness - Echo Valley Ranch|
| ||We continued our APT tour into the region, watching the scenery change from urban (Vancouver) to farmland, to ranch land. Around 4-5 hours from Vancouver, we arrived at Echo Valley Ranch, a little piece of paradise set in its own private valley surrounded by the Cariboo Mountains.
|by Author||Loren Christie|
|Title ||Destinations with a twist|
| ||Destinations with a twist, Loren Christie shared his experiences at Echo Valley Ranch in British Columbia on Canada AM.
|by Author||Chanel Parratt|
|Title ||Find calm at British Columbias Echo Valley Ranch|
| ||WE'RE under an evacuation order from the Canadian Mounties. A forest fire 13km away is threatening the Cariboo region of British Columbia.
|Title ||Top 10 ranches worldwide|
| ||Featuring cattle drives, star-kissed campfires and even luxurious spa treatments, our selection of international guest ranches has been compiled for cowpokes with wanderlust in their hearts.|
|by Author||Crai Bower|
|Title ||East meets at Echo Valley Ranch|
| ||Guest ranch in BC's Cariboo Region combines western adventure with Thai spa treatment|
Urban Wrangler - Summer 2012
|by Author||Remy Scalza|
|Title ||Urban Wrangler|
| ||Urban Wrangler A city slicker finds his horse-and his inner dude-in Cariboo country.|
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|by Author||Michael McCarthy|
|Title ||On the Road to the Motherlode|
| ||On the Road to the Motherlode. Gold Rush Country: Barriers to access have kept the area unspoiled|
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|by Author||Sanam Islam|
|Title ||Sleepover Hotel of the Week|
|by Author||Kate Allen|
|Title ||Serenity at Echo Valley Ranch |
| ||Serene. Beautiful. Natural. Welcoming. These are just a few of the words we could use to begin to describe our exceptional experience at Echo Valley Ranch & Spa recently. Located in the Cariboo region of BC and ranked one of Canada’s best, this luxury 4.5 star guest ranch is a truly a home away from home...|
Reise Blick Ariticle - July 12, 2011
|by Author||Von Mirjam Panzer|
| ||Der Auftakt
für einen langen und vor allem kalten Winter
in der Cariboo-Region im kanadischen
British Columbia hat begonnen. Und inmitten
dieser Region liegt sie: die Echo Valley
Ranch - weit abseits der tobenden Skigebiete
wie beispielsweise Whistler oder Big
White. Nun mögen sich viele fragen: Warum
soll ich mitten im Winter auf eine Ranch? Da
gibt es doch sowieso nur Pferde und Kühe.
Nun ja: auf der Echo Valley Ranch hat es
Pferde und Kühe. Aber eben nicht nur.|
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Avenue Magazine - June 2012
|by Author||Catherine Dunwoody|
|Title ||Riding the Rails in Style|
| ||A trip on the Rocky Mountaineer is all about the journey, but the destinations are pretty great, too...
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Williams Lake Weekend - May 2012
|Title ||Arctic Air Renewed|
| ||Top-rated CBC TV series Arctic Air has been renewed for another season and that’s good news for tourist operators in British Columbia, says Echo Valley Ranch owner Norman Dove. His property near Jesmond was the site of extensive filming for the Arctic Air series this past winter and he hopes to see the cast and crew of the series back again.|
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|by Author||Kara Williams|
|Title ||Happy Trails - Pg 49|
| ||The most luxurious ranch resorts in the West offer not only horseback riding, but also decadent spa treatments, gourmet meals, and dozens of other outdoor adventures.|
|by Author||Colleen Moody|
|Title ||Healthy Honeymoons - Fitness Vacations|
| ||You'll feel good booking this trip to British Columbia. Echo Valley Ranch practices zero-waste in food and materials, uses water sourced from natural springs on site, and provides guests with reusable metal water bottles to reduce plastic throughout the property.|
Spa Life April 2012
|by Author||Spa Life Magazine|
|Title ||Inns and Spa Life Weddings 2012|
| ||A perfect elopement is the Echo Valley’s Rail to Ranch package…
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|by Author||Christine Sarkis|
|Title || Top five off-peak destinations for spring 2012|
| ||If your urge to travel thaws with the season, now is the time to start planning a spring jaunt.
Winnipeg Free Press - January 18, 2012
|by Author||The Canadian Press|
|Title ||British Columbia dominates TripAdvisors ranking of top Canadian hotels|
| ||VANCOUVER - British Columbia dominates TripAdvisor's latest rankings of the best hotels in the country.|
|Title ||Cariboo lodge in elite Canadian company according to TravelAdvisor|
| ||A high-end Cariboo lodge has been ranked No. 4 out of more than 1,000 hotels in B.C., according to Internet-based TripAdvisor.
|by Author||Lynda Sea|
|Title ||A Touch of Thai|
| ||Unplug from the frenetic pace of city life by visiting Echo Valley Ranch & Spa this winter…|