This place epitomises perfection and luxury in the Canadian wilderness.
I stayed here with my husband and 7 year old daughter fro 5 nights at the end of a whirlwind 7 week trip around the world and I can honestly say this was the absolute hands down highlight of our entire trip!
Where to start? The infrastructure is all there - breathtaking scenery, cosily luxurious accommodation, beautifully well trained horses and good old delicious home cooked food. But all that aside what really makes this place is the wonderful team of people who run it. Led by owner, Allyson, the welcome we received on arrival, the care we enjoyed during our stay and the farewell on departure left us feeling like we were truly part of the "family". We stayed in one of the newly built canvas cabins which offer both magnificent views of Siwash lake, the Ranch house and surrounding wilderness, but also provide the most luxurious surroundings we have ever stayed in whilst under canvas. The beds were huge and incredibly comfortable, the bathroom with its outdoor shower was a delight and the huge decked verandah where we enjoyed freshly brewed coffee and baked muffins delivered to our door every morning was pure heaven.
Being an experienced, but nervous rider, I was incredibly impressed with both the quality of horses Allyson has in her herd but more so the ethos with which she looks after them and introduces them to her guests. Safety is paramount. My 7 year old daughter who has been riding for about a year was able to look after and ride her own horse for the duration of our stay, something she loved. The highlight was one beautiful sunny morning riding alone, just the 3 of us, through the wilderness.
I can not recommend this place highly enough, it is an absolute gem and what Allyson has achieved is second to none. Needless to say my daughter cried her eyes out when our time came to leave the Ranch so a return trip is well and truly in the pipeline.
Thank you Allyson, Roy, Marshall, Jess and all of your wonderful team x
- Also Known As:
- Siwash Lake Ranch Hotel 100 Mile House
- Siwash Lake Ranch Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Escape to this luxury dude ranch and wilderness resort – an intimate and private hideaway for adventurous people who seek the finer things in life. Here you can ride to your heart’s desire, fish for trout in wild lakes and streams, sleep under the softest linens and dine on exquisite home-grown organic cuisine. Canada’s top eco-friendly luxury destination according to the Globe & Mail and ranked among ten luxury dude ranches by Forbes Traveler. ... more less