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.

Browse around in our "In the news" section and see what writers have to say about us.

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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.

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"What a surprise. Wonderful land and facilities, exceptionally kind and attentive staff. I and my whole family had a great trip, I thoroughly recommend this."
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