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Media Testimonials

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.

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Dream on...

by AuthorMarjorie Yue
Title UK Sunday Mirror
 Leaving Clinton, the highway eventually turned into a dirt track surrounded by forest which we bumped along barely seeing another soul – we were deep in cowboy country. We arrived at Echo Valley Ranch (evranch.com) just in time for a superb Thai dinner and some entertaining traditional Thai dancing. We were warmly welcomed by the owners of the “East meets West” five-star ranch, Norm (from England) and his wife Nan (from Thailand)....

Huffington Post Travel

by AuthorKathleen Squires
Title Top 10 Luxury Ranches around the World
 Echo Valley Ranch & Spa was recognized as one of the Top 10 Luxury Ranch destinations around the World.

Flare Magazine

by AuthorKat Tancock
Title How a Digital Detox Spa Helped Me Unplug
 I choose Echo Valley Ranch and Spa, two-and-a-half hours outside of Kamloops, B.C., which offers signal-free detox weekends that include communal meals for reconnecting with real humans, and rooms without TVs. The first evening, I’m joined for dinner by a few European couples. We chat, make eye contact and eat without taking a single photo of our food.

10 Venues for Corporate Retreats

by AuthorAmy Gordon
Title Echo Valley Ranch and Spa
 The secluded 21-room Echo Valley Ranch & Spa sits on 160 acres in British Columbia, surrounded by untouched wilderness. Groups can reserve part or all of the resort, which features 3,000 square feet of meeting space, two spas, and a private, paved landing strip. Farm-to-fork cuisine is served family-style, which helps create a community-oriented atmosphere.

Far East meets Wild West

by AuthorTreve Ring
Title Echo Valley Ranch and Spa
 It’s not what you’d expect as you come to the end of the dusty, 33-kilometre gravel road from Clinton, B.C. There, through the large wooden gates, past the stable of horses, organic vegetable gardens, and a pack of curious trilling turkeys appears a large, intricate wooden Thai building, designed by the same architect who designed for the Thai royal family. Your typical outback horse ranch, this is not.


by AuthorMarie Barbieri
Title Home on the Range
 All couples need a secret hideaway. I’ve found one. In the Cariboo region of the Coast Range, Echo Valley Ranch & Spa is cradled within fragrant pine forests overlooking the Marble Range. Our room, tucked within the Lookout Lodge, is dressed in Thai silk cushions, reclaimed maple and features a cathedral ceiling. In this family-run sanctuary, more a home than a hotel, luxury and serenity meld.

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Canada's Big Country

by AuthorJo 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.

The Province

by AuthorCraig 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.

Choice Magazine

by AuthorNorman 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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Unplug and unwind across Canada

by AuthorJessica 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.

Dining at a Dude Ranch

by AuthorElsa Säätelä
Title The Daily Meal

Digital Detoxes In Canada: Best Resorts, Spas And Restaurants To Unplug

by AuthorThe 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.

Echo Valley Ranch & Spa featured in Female First

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.

Digital Detox Hotels

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 AuthorFabiola Monteiro
Title Whats Hot Trends
 Five technology-free getaways that encourage you to unplug and play

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London Free Press - November 17, 2012

by AuthorJIM 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.

Condé Nast Traveler - October 24, 2012

by AuthorCondé 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.

Travel TV Series - October, 2012

by AuthorPlaces 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.

Canada AM CTV - October 5, 2012

by AuthorLoren 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.

Herald Sun - September 30, 2012

by AuthorChanel 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.

Fox News.com - Top 10 ranches worldwide - September 24, 2012

by AuthorGayot
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.

50plus.com - East meets at Echo Valley Ranch

by AuthorCrai 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 AuthorRemy Scalza
Title Urban Wrangler
 Urban Wrangler A city slicker finds his horse-and his inner dude-in Cariboo country.

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Gold Rush Country - September 18, 2012

by AuthorMichael 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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Where.ca - August 20, 2012

by AuthorSanam Islam
Title Sleepover Hotel of the Week

Fairy Godmother Weddings, July 3 2012

by AuthorKate 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 AuthorVon Mirjam Panzer
Title Cowboys
 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 AuthorCatherine 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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Luxury Las Vegas - May 2012

by AuthorKara 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.

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