This ranch deserves all the 5 star ratings it is receiving. We had a wonderful time and felt we received great value for our money. The horses were chosen to our riding ability, and as absolute beginners, our horses were calm and easy to control (all the other horses seemed calm and easy too). The wranglers who took us out, as a small family group, each day were very conscious of our riding ability and made sure we felt safe and comfortable. I was concerned our horses would run for home at the end of the ride, but they were very controlled and walk calmly back to the corral. We went from never riding a horse to lopping in one week, and all felt confident and comfortable on our horses at all times. The surrounding area that you ride through is beautiful and we saw deer, squirrels and eagles. There is a good choice of afternoon activities, if you choose not to ride, and you are able to have space and time to be a family as well as interact with the other guests. The food was not gourmet, but was of good quality and we have no complaints. The rooms were a good size and there was plenty of space at the main ranch to have some quiet time. Our boys rate this as one of their favourite family holidays and I would too.
- 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