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||Beth Thompson|
|Title ||ECHO of the Truth|
| ||I’M SEVERAL THOUSAND MILES FROM HOME and deep into a detox. It’s tough. I feel anxious and out of it, and the worst part is that I can’t even use my phone to find out if Dr. Google thinks what I’m experiencing is normal. Did I mention it’s a digital detox? Like many of the unusual situations I find myself in, this one started with a conversation about cool ways to achieve wellness – specifically, substituting cell service and Siri with sunshine and spas. It sounded like a good idea at the time, which is how I ended up at Echo Valley Ranch & Spa in BC, sans tech toys...|
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|by Author||Robin Esrock|
|Title ||Echo Valley Ranch: On a Different Plane|
| ||The Great Canadian Bucket List is always on the hunt for unique Canadian experiences. If they happen to be located in a lush valley, surrounded by mountains and infused with notable hospitality, all the better. Echo Valley Ranch and Spa is a family-owned retreat that caught my attention for its location and unusual Asian influence. It's a world apart...|
|by Author||Four USA|
|Title ||Fresh Picks l Real and Rustic|
| ||Making the most of nature is what Echo Valley is all about. Surrounded by acres of pristine mountains, lush valleys, pine forests and desert canyons, Echo Valley is an oasis that offers the perfect balance between its activity-filled ranch and serene luxury spa.|
|by Author||Kate LeGresley|
|Title ||R and R at Echo Valley Ranch and Spa|
| ||The person who coined the expression “Nature: cheaper than therapy,” must have spent a week at Echo Valley Ranch & Spa in Jesmond, B.C., a five-and-a-half-hour drive north and slightly east of Vancouver. After our post-Christmas stay at this all-inclusive hotel and spa, we’ve come to the same conclusion—and think you should test the theory out for yourself, too. |
|by Author||Michael McCarthy|
|Title ||Places to cross off your bucket list|
| ||Pride of place still has to go to Norm and Nan Dove and their staff at Echo Valley Ranch and Spa right here in beautiful B.C. I've never seen any ranch, lodge or hotel in the world score as high in guest reviews as this gorgeous property.|
|by Author||Andrew Findlay|
|Title ||Rethink the Ranch|
| ||I am midway through an epic massage in Baan Thai, a suite atop a two-storey structure ornamented with
teak furnishings and bejewelled elephant figurines. Designed by Pinyo Suwankiri – one of Thailand’s most famous architects, whose stamp marks temples and royal sites throughout his country – the space invites luxuriant relaxation. My eyes close, the scent of massage oil hanging sweet in the air.
When I reopen them 90 minutes later (I am now massaged to a supple pulp by the capable hands of Wanna Nuphan), it’s to the reality that I’m not actually in Thailand but at a nouveau dude ranch, deep in the heart of British Columbia’s cowboy country....
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|by Author||Marjorie 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)....|
|by Author||Kathleen 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.|
|by Author||Kat 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. |
|by Author||Amy 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. |
|by Author||Treve 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 Author||Marie 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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|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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