A Message from the Echo Valley Team
As excited as we are for our 25th season, we have decided to delay our opening date to June 1, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
We believe it’s our responsibility to help fight the spread of the virus and do our part to flatten the curve; the health and safety of our team and our extended Echo Valley family is of utmost importance to us. While being closed, our team is addressing our operation procedures and protocols to prepare Echo Valley Ranch & Spa for hosting guests under the new realities of COVID-19.
We will also suspend our spa services until further notice, as a precautionary measure.
Once the team gathers at the ranch and gets ready for the season, you can follow along on Facebook and Instagram as we introduce our new puppies, and share what we’re doing behind the scenes to get ready for our guests.
Stay healthy and safe,
Norm & Nan Dove, and the entire Echo Valley team.
Our FAQsBelow are the questions many of our website visitors and guests are interested in. If you can't find the answers to your questions here, please don't hesitate to contact us, we are happy to help!
Where are you located?Echo Valley Ranch & Spa is located 50 km outside of Clinton, BC. It's about 5 hours north of Vancouver, and 2.5 hours west of Kamloops. The Highway going through Clinton is Highway 97, also known as the Gold Rush Trail. The drive from Clinton to the ranch takes about 45-60 minutes, 33 km of this route is Jesmond Road, a well-graded gravel road. Jesmond Road is generally in good shape, but can get washed out with pot holes after the winter or after longer periods of rain. You can find detailed directions on how to get to Echo Valley here.
Are you open seasonally?Yes, we are. We are open from mid-April to mid-October. For our 2020 season we are open from April 23 - October 15.
Is there a dress code at the ranch?There is no dress code at Echo Valley, please wear what you feel comfortable in. We are a working ranch and comfortable outdoor walking shoes are recommended. We do request that you bring a pair of indoor shoes/slippers to be worn inside our buildings.
Here are some recommendations:
Outdoors: Summers at Echo Valley are warm so remember to bring sunscreen and a hat; shorts and t-shirts are good for during the day, but evenings can still be a bit cool so bring long pants and a sweater or light jacket. Remember to bring a rain-jacket just in case.
Riding: Jeans and cowboy boots are ideal, boots need to be smoothed sole with a heel. There are cowboy boots and helmets at Echo Valley that you can borrow for the duration of your stay. Some guests also like to wear a thin pair of leather gloves.
Hiking: Good hiking boots or shoes are recommended. Wear comfortable, breathable pants; jeans are not advised for hiking.
Fishing: Fly-fishing equipment is included for use on our private ponds. A license is only required if you planning to go fishing outside of the ranch.
Fitness: Echo Valley has a full fitness center so bring your workout clothes and running shoes. We offer a daily yoga (Ruesri dat ton) stretching class. Remember to bring your swimsuit for the indoor pool.
Evening: Please wear what you feel comfortable in. Some guests like to dress smart casual for dinner.
Optional: You may wish to bring binoculars, flashlight, hiking poles, camera, and a small day pack.
What time is check-in?Check-in time is 2:30 pm and check-out at 11 am. As we provide three meals per day for you, you are welcome to stay for lunch on the day of your departure, or our chef will pack a lunch to go for you.
Can you accommodate dietary restrictions?Yes, we can! We accommodate all dietary restrictions and requests, and our kitchen staff will ensure your needs are met with the utmost care. However, due to the nature of an open ranch kitchen, and despite precautions, cross-contamination can occur.
Do you offer a kids' program?We do, during our family weeks in July and August. Our ranch is adult-oriented (13+) for most of our season, but we are delighted to welcome children of all ages on long holiday weekends, and during our family weeks in July and August, when we also offer a daily kids' entertainment program.
Is it possible to only book the spa or a ride, without staying at the ranch?Yes, it is. However, we do give our guests first choice, so we cannot confirm availability of spa treatments or rides until the same day. If you are interested in booking a spa treatment or a horseback ride without staying at the ranch, please call the ranch directly at 250-459-2396 on the day you wish to book.
Is the ranch pet friendly?Yes, we are! We welcome cats and dogs, for an additional $20 pet fee per day. If you want to bring your pet, you also have to book a cabin, as we do not allow pets in our main lodges. It's also possible to bring your own horse to the ranch. The boarding fee is $25 per day, and we require a recent (not older than 10 days) certificate of health from your vet. Please contact us for details of which vaccinations / tests are required.