Waking up after a night of heavenly restful sleep; taking in that first breath of clean mountain air in the morning; the feeling of wonder when you catch a glimpse of the majestic scenery right outside your window; the comfort of truly being at home and close to nature - all that is what makes every single room and cabin so special.
In our Lookout Lodge, you can enjoy many of the unique features of our resort - ranch life, nature and indigenous art. The building is a work of art in itself, adorned with an elaborate hand-carved mural on the outside and an abundance of indigenous art on the inside. Echo Valley Artist in Residence Michael Blackstock, who also authored our Guest's Guide to Artwork, displays some of his exquisite art in Room 12. Four distinct masks tell the story of an axis mundi, a bridge to another spirit world. You can read the fascinating story behind the masks on pages 5-7 of the Guest's Guide to Artwork.
Only a short walk from the Dove Lodge, where you will enjoy farm-fresh meals, the Lookout Lodge sits between the horses' corral and our fishing ponds. Rugged ranch life and soothing solitude await, and of course, you can have both - it's the natural balance and harmony that make a stay in Echo Valley so special.
Our Log Studio - also known as the Honeymoon Cabin - is the most secluded of our cabins and perfect for a romantic getaway or for a retreat to reconnect and nourish body and soul. Enjoy fantastic views of the Cariboo Valley and Mountains while you relax on your private deck.
Our One Bedroom Cabins are close to all the ranch action. Located between Dove Lodge and the Baan Thai, they offer the perfect opportunity to head straight onto the trails for some leisurely walks or to just sit and enjoy the sight of our border collies playing in the meadows. But we have to warn you - you may have to join in and play fetch - our border collies can be very convincing when it comes to playtime.
The largest one of the cabins - The Ranch Suite - is located beside the horse's corral and offers the most spectacular views of Mount Bowman. You'll have a hard time deciding whether you should visit our horses or just stay on the wrap-around deck and soak up the Cariboo sun (we have a hard time deciding ourselves).
If there is such a thing as a place you never want to leave, it's our Baan Thai Suite. You can overlook the whole ranch from the suite and its private roof-top terrace (if you manage to leave this haven of comfort and luxury). The gracious elegance of traditional Thai architecture is apparent everywhere in the suite, perfect accents in this magical space. Authentically Thai and uniquely Canadian at the same time, the Baan Thai epitomizes our East-West cultural blend and the feeling of magic becomes tangible the minute you enter.
The Baan Thai is located next to our riding arena; close to several trailheads and the outdoor kitchen, where summer evenings by a blazing fire will leave you feeling a sense of wonder and belonging.