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Grizzly Bear Ranch

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Preston
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Sited next to a river in a remotish part of BC, Grizzly Bear Ranch (GBR) offers a close to nature experience without the airbeds or camping stove - there is one available if you want to brew -up at 6am like my husband! If however you enjoy the comfortable oversized bed you can wait for the delivery of fresh coffee... More 

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Julius S, Owner at Grizzly Bear Ranch, responded to this review

Thanks for the very kind review, Cel. Pleased that you guys are now experts on bear scat! It was great having you both stay. You're always welcome back in the autumn if you can drag Phil away from the slopes.. More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

My husband and I delayed our honeymoon in order to see bears in the wild and chose Grizzly Bear Ranch because it seemed to offer a more holistic and natural experience than other operators. We had high expectations before we arrived and these were exceeded by miles. The setting was stunning; the cabins are lovely, spacious and well appointed (for... More 

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juliuss, Manager at Grizzly Bear Ranch, responded to this review

Thanks for your vote of confidence, Esme. We love having you and Andy stay, especially on your honeymoon. That snowfall was something. We've been back up the mountain that we went up that first day to look for the grizzly and cub whose tracks we saw, but haven't seen them. We did briefly catch sight of what we think were... More 

Wollongong, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

We were their first group of guests for the year and are happy to report nothing has changed from the excellent comments below. If anything it was obvious they are continually tweaking the fine details in an effort to give you that perfect experience. And for us they achieved that. The location is picturesque, the cabins are quaint and romantic... More 

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juliuss, Manager at Grizzly Bear Ranch, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, Mick. We loved having you and Cally stay and are really pleased that you enjoyed it. We will always welcome you back if you come this way again. More 

Kendal, United Kingdom
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26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

We visited Julius and Kristin a few years ago in early June, we were treated royally - Kristin's cooking is fantastic. The cabins are great, just what you want for relaxing and the level of knowledge and expertise about bears was outstanding. A great holiday, we were hoping to go back again this year but unfortunately can't, but we will... More 

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juliuss, Manager at Grizzly Bear Ranch, responded to this review

Hi Mike, Thank you very much for the review. And great pic of the mum and cub! It's been three years since you were and you'd be most welcome if you can make it back. Best Wishes, Julius & Kristin More 

Lichfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

We visited the ranch in early Oct. The setting is idyllic, the cabin was warm and cosy, and the staff, exceptional. I call them 'staff' but, from the first moment , we felt like a family. They all went out of their way to ensure that our stay was everything we wanted it to be. And the food? Well I... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

Hugely enjoyed our trip to Grizzly Bear ranch in mid-October 2012. For viewing bears in their natural setting and unspoilt by human encroachment, this does not get any better. Saw loads of bears and learnt loads about them in the process. Julius and Kristin have a created a little magical corner in the natural world and we are much the... More 

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Warwickshire
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73 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Everything we had hoped and more. We were the last visitors of the season but were treated as if we were the first. Julius and Kristin were great hosts, they along with the guides , Lilly , Tamara and Ollie were extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the bears and the other animals we encountered. We stayed for 3 nights as... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Given the other great reviews, how do I describe just how fantastic my stay at Grizzly Bear Ranch last week (October 2012) was? Watching bears has been something I’ve wanted to do for over 20 years, so as long as I was lucky enough to see at least one, I would have been happy. I did not expect to meet... More 

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Liberty Lake, Washington
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Grizzly Bear Ranch in mid October of 2012, and the both of us can not wait to return. The ranch exceeded our "high" expectations  in every possible way. The ranch is situated  in the middle of no- where, but... we were far from roughing it. The accommodations were cozy and comfortable and the... More 

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Dorset, UK
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

We visited Grizzly Bear Ranch in late September; specifically visiting at this time to catch the salmon run and choosing GBR for the unique, personal wildlife experience. The setting in which we were able to view the bears and other wildlife with minimum disruption to them, either from the riverbank or on the river itself, made it feel all the... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Grizzly Bear Ranch is a small, private lodge hidden away in a remote BC valley that offers specialist grizzly and black bear-viewing holidays. The ranch opened in 2006 and is run by Julius, Kristin and an exceptional team of experienced and certified bear-viewing guides who will take you out on foot, in 4x4s and on river rafts to view the region's bears. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Grizzly Bear Ranch

Address: Highway 31, Kaslo, British Columbia V0G 1M0, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Kootenay Rockies > Kaslo
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Grizzly Bear Ranch Hotel Kaslo
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