July 02, 2009 | Tips from Travellers >
100 Mile House, Guest Ranches & Horseback Riding
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The Free Rein Ranch was a highlight of our trip through the Cariboo-Chilcotin region. We were only able to spend a short time there but the time we did have was relaxing and fun! We arrived with a few hours of sunshine left and were able to take out some kayaks on the small lake in behind the ranch. The surrounding forests mirrored perfectly onto the glass still water as loons and other birds fished around us. While we didn't see any that evening, our host Debbie told us that often other wildlife such as moose come down to the lake to drink and frolic in the water that is overlooked by the gorgeous log lodge. The horseback riding made for a fantastic morning and learned a ton about interacting and riding horses. Our hosts and guide were easygoing, fun and sweet, providing comfortable, cozy beds and simple, yet yummy food along with smiles and stories throughout our stay. By the end of our trip we felt like friends, rather than just simply visitors and it made us excited for a return trip.