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“Something for everyone at Three Bars” 5 of 5 stars
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9500 Wycliffe Perry Cr. Rd., Cranbrook, British Columbia V1C 7C7, Canada   |  
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“Something for everyone at Three Bars”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

The ranch is located in a beautiful part of British Columbia, just a short 4 hour drive from Spokane International. The riding is diverse and takes you to spectacular vistas, but if you aren't into riding, you won't feel left out as the range of other activities seems limitless. The river rafting is an absolute blast covering some of the most beautiful mountain vistas you'll find anywhere. The water gun fights between the rafts are an absolute hoot. Fishing opportunities abound, and if you're not too tired from the water sports, the ATV trails will put a megawatt grin on your face. Skeet shooting, target shooting, archery, volleyball, and the firetruck games (you'll just have to go see it for yourself...) round out a full week of activities on a beautifully manicured ranch. The accommodations are rustic and very comfortable. An indoor heated pool and undercover jacuzzi are a great way to unwind at the end of a long day of trail riding and activities. The kids will enjoy the petting zoo, too.

The food is well repaired, plentiful and the deserts to die for, could have just eaten deserts all week. The Beckley Family makes this a welcoming place for all, and the range of guests, from Canada, the U.S. and countries around the world, and the Aussie Wranglers (!) give it an international flavor. You will feel like you're home the minute you settle into your cabin. And there is even a Tim Horton's just 10 minutes away!

Room Tip: All the cabins face and surround a central courtyard area, so everything is within walking distance...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

The whole experience of Three Bars was wonderful for my friend and I. From start to finish, the guest services were great - very friendly and approachable. The cabins were clean and comfortable. The horses and riding were the highpoint of our stay. The last full day ride with loping was such fun. As English riders, we really enjoyed the Western riding experience. The scenery is unbelievable. The community atmosphere amongst the guests is a really nice aspect of one's stay at Three Bars. It was a great way to get to know people from other parts of the world. I'll certainly be back and hope to bring others with me!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dorking, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

I visited the ranch with my husband (a non-rider) and daughter and we all loved it. The welcome is genuinely warm and the setting is beautiful. The riding felt very safe in Western saddles and even our non-rider discovered his inner cowboy! The trail rides take you through some stunning scenery and then back at the ranch the hot-tub and pool sooth any aching muscles before a delicious dinner! Families of all ages are well catered for and the atmosphere is very relaxed. Added activities range from white-water-rafting to archery but for us, the riding out and relaxing was more than enough!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

My husband and I only spent 2 days at the ranch but will be going back for a week. The staff were wonderful and the ranch was so relaxing and we met some great people. The cabins were cosy and spacious and the food was good. You can do as much or as little as you like.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Victoria, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

This ranch far exceeded my expectations. I spent a week at the ranch with my family in the summer of 2011 and we were all impressed with the facilities, horses, meals and activities. I came to the ranch expecting that there would be some 'bored' moments for our teenage children, and was thrilled when at the end of the week they asked if we could for a second. Some of the perks I feel I should share...

The Staff: Polite, friendly, willing to help, answered all of our questions, helped to improve our riding ability, and made us feel like we belonged. The Beckley's often joined us for dinner and made us feel as though their home truly was our home. The showed the care and concern for each of us as individuals.

The Horses: WOW!!! We have been to other ranches before, and some of my family ride regularily at home - they had a horse (and many more) that were suited to us perfectly. There aren't any ol' nags at Three Bars - nor are there any unco-operative, rude or ignorant horses either. The staff suits you to the horse that not only matches your riding ability, but personality as well. We never rode the same trail twice!

The Food: You can expect incredible meals, home cooked, fresh, nothing deep fried and above all there is lots of food! Don't expected fine dining - they don't advertise it - but you can expect to eat VERY well all week long!

The Cabins: Clean, comfortable, cool during the day and a great night sleep!

The Activities: I can't say enough - volleyball, tennis, campfires, hikes to the waterfalls, roping lessons, golf, fly fishing, indoor pool, hot tub, Fireengine games, Casino Night... the list goes on and on. Our favorite (besides the riding) was the ATV tour that leaves from the ranch and heads into the purcell mountains! A MUST!!

We love Three Bars, and will be returning in the summer of 2012!!! This place flts like a glove!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2011

Our family stayed for a week in august 2011. I am an experienced rider but most guests were novice riders and they had horses to suit everyone. The horses were well looked after and the riding was easy mainly into the forest and up hilly inclines which the horses took in their stride. We had a fantastic week. The food was great and my husband played several games of golf on nearby courses. The great thing was my kids hooked up with other children staying and on an evening would play ball games in front of the cabin, as well as the other activities arranged. Don't worry if you have not riden before the horses and staff will look after you.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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belfast
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2011

Just remembering our fantastic stay at the ranch in July of this year. Enjoyed the people and the horses -It was great craic as we say in Northern Ireland. We enjoyed riding out with Jake -----our rides were always entertaining.The welcome, food and accomodation were first class and we have recommended the experience to all our friends. Best wishes to Tyler , Jenna and the team at the ranch
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Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Address: 9500 Wycliffe Perry Cr. Rd., Cranbrook, British Columbia V1C 7C7, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Kootenay Rockies > Cranbrook
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Specialty Lodging in Cranbrook
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Three Bars Guest Ranch, The Adventure Ranch of the Canadian Rockies. Three Bars is Canada's premier guest ranch. Packages include access to a world class riding program, rafting, guided hiking, mountain biking, skeet shooting and a full evening program. All accommodations and meals are included in packages. ... more   less 

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