Guest Ranches & Horseback Riding
Horseback riding (Albert Normandin photo)
The Cariboo Chilcotin Coast is true cowboy country, and home to the province's highest concentration of guest and dude ranches.
Discover wilderness settings, scenic trail rides, rejuvenating spas, great food and western hospitality. Ranches are concentrated near Clinton and 100 Mile House, but others can be found near Williams Lake and in the backcountry.
Relax at a spa-focused ranch like Echo Valley Guest Ranch and The Hills Health & Guest Ranch, which offer indulgent treatments and lavish accommodations. Or look to a working cattle ranch like Big Creek Lodge and Spring Lake Ranch to learn the routine of cowboy life.
For families (and non-riding kids) Big Bar and Free Rein ranches offer special children activities and plenty of outdoor adventure. Experienced rider? Head to Siwash Lake and Flying U guest ranches to ride the range unaccompanied. Horseback riding isn't the only draw at a guest/dude ranch. Go swimming, biking and canoeing or watch thrilling bareback riding at a nearby rodeo or stampede.
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12 Guest Ranches & Horseback Riding in Cariboo Chilcotin Coast
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5960 Big Bar Rd
Clinton, British Columbia
Trade your deadlines & stress for fresh mountain air, a good horse & a trail that leads from one spectacular view to another. Nestled in the rolling hills of the Cariboo where time has no meaning, Big Bar Guest Ranch offers year-round activities. Enjoy riding as well as hiking, gold panning, canoeing, hay rides & fishing in the summer. Come back in the winter for cross-country skiing, ice skating, sleigh rides & snowmobiling.
7793 Witte Rd
Big Creek, British Columbia
We are a real working cattle ranch in the mountains of BC, operating in old style as it used to be a 100 years ago. We run the cattle on 3 big pastures, the Spring, Summer and Fall range.
We offer daily trail rides and experienced riders are welcome to ride on their own or in small groups, without a wrangler. During these rides you get to enjoy the wide landscape, however we encourage you to explore the ranch with us, before you go out on your own as we are in a really remote area.
Gun Creek Rd
Gold Bridge, British Columbia
Chilcotin Holidays offers 4 seasons of customized wilderness adventures. The 5,000 sq km guide territory, located in the south Chilcotin Mountains is known for its sunny skies & dry climate. Dedicated to providing quality wilderness experiences to both the novice & advanced you may choose between 4 & 7 day adventures. Enjoy guest ranch stays, wildlife viewing, registered guide training programs, ESL fishing, hiking, mountain biking, snowmobile & ski adventures. Trips are all-inclusive with accommodation, meals, lessons, equipment, guides from dawn to dusk & much more included. Meals consist of unlimited fresh fruits & vegetables, lots of homemade baking & delicious & hearty main courses.
7806 North Bonaparte Rd
Bridge Lake, British Columbia
As a working dude ranch, we specialize in horseback riding and fly-fishing holidays but offer many other sun and snow activities. Pristine lakes, rolling meadows and deep forests, ranch style meals, log cabins, and real cowboys await you. We take great pride in offering our guests a string of healthy, pasture-kept, trustworthy horses. From Paints to Palominos we have over 20 to choose from, so you can be sure to find the ideal horse for your time on the range. No matter what your riding ability, up here everyone's a cowboy or a cowgirl & everyone can go cowboying.
10635 Jesmond Rd
Jesmond, British Columbia
Echo Valley Ranch & Spa, a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, is located in BC's scenic Cariboo region. Accommodations include luxury suites, cabins & lodge rooms for up to 40 guests. Rates include full board farm to fork dining.
Guests spend their days horseback riding, hiking, gold panning & fly fishing, or visiting the 'East meets West Spa' for traditional Thai as well as western therapies. It's this certain balance of exhilaration & relaxation that makes a stay at Echo Valley so magical.
Echo Valley Ranch & Spa was awarded Best Small Hotel & Best Service Hotel in 2013 by TripAdvisor's Travellers' Choice.
The resort is easily reached by private plane, road or from Kamloops with a transfer.
Elkin Creek Guest Ranch provides an unforgettable BC ranch holiday experience. A true guest ranch vacation with horseback riding adventures and lakeside activities on pristine Vedan Lake. Enjoy additional outdoor programs which include archery, fishing, kayaking and biking. First rate chef prepared dining and comfortable log cabin accommodations await you. Whether you arrive by car, chartered flight onto our private airstrip or shuttled from/to Williams Lake, our staff will welcome you to your holiday home. Only a one hour flight north from Vancouver to the ranch, the Nemaiah Valley remains one of the untouched mountain valley gems of the Chilcotin.
9550 Eagan Lake Rd
Bridge Lake, British Columbia
Our wonderful guest ranch is surrounded entirely by boundless crown land; quite simply perfect for days of exploration and adventures in the saddle. Rolling hills and hidden lakes, secret meadows and secluded trails under vast Western skies. Located on a private lake, the perfect backdrop for your ranch retreat awaits you here. Horseback adventures, riding lessons, swimming, kayaks, canoes, archery, mountain bikes, hiking, sauna, BBQ and a teepee village for overnight camp outs are all included in your week-long stay with us. Your choice of guest lodge suite or lakeside log cabin accommodation is available.
4871 Cariboo Hwy 97S
108 Mile Ranch, British Columbia
Enjoy yourself on a most unique dude ranch horseback holiday at The Hills Guest Ranch. Try one of our half day or all day Cowboy Cookout rides & experience Cariboo Country from the back of a horse. Compliment your horseback experience with a day of biking or hiking through our thousands of acres of rolling range lands, lakes & meadows.
Siwash Lake Ranch Rd
70 Mile House, British Columbia
Horseback ride to your heart's desire, on your own or with a private guide at this remote, family-run luxury ranch. Explore pristine wilderness & satisfy your yearning for fresh air & wide open spaces in BC's cowboy country.
Activities are generous with natural western horsemanship, fly-fishing, hiking, canoeing, swimming, wilderness survival, skeet shooting, mountain biking & more. We give you freedom & adventure in a private & exclusive setting surrounded by nature. Our world-class hideaway is one of 10 greatest ranches in North America (USA Today, August 2013), legendary for horse riding, authentic wilderness experiences, pasture-to-plate cuisine & lavish, safari-inspired tents. 28 guest maximum ensures plenty of intimate, personal service.
5770 Spring Lake Rd
100 Mile House, British Columbia
Travelling through 100 Mile House? Book your horse, wagon & sleigh rides through 4,000 ha (10,000 ac) forest & field. Open year round. Stay in your own log cabin overlooking private Spring Lake. There's so much to do for free during your stay overnight at this beautiful guest ranch - canoeing, pedal boating, swimming, fishing, games room, floor hockey in the barn. Help out with the cattle ranch operation & become true cowboys. Free winter activities include cross-country skiing, ice-skating, snowshoeing, tubing or sledding. Rent snowmobiles. Whether a trail ride, wagon/sleigh ride or overnight for a week, you'll wish you'd stayed longer.