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The sunrise wakes you, gentle hoof beats nearby; the horses are back from their nightly escapades. Coffee awaits at the doorstep; it’s time for the joys of ranching.

Travel back in time, transported by the rustic beauty of Siwash Lake Wilderness Resort. Frontier style accommodations in gorgeous Cariboo country provide a personal adventure nothing short of serendipitous. Choose your secret hideaway: the barn loft or a ranch house suite. Outfitted with lavish attention, these inspired environments are true extravagance amidst 80,000 acres of untamed British Columbia.

Hone your wilderness skills with a hike into the backcountry, stopping at lakes and waterfalls to enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch. Explore the remote terrain by mountain bike, kayak, or horseback. The award winning riding program encourages all levels, as expert mentors interpret these gentle giants. Try your hand at fly-fishing; steady it for shooting and archery. Indulge in refined pleasures; visit the forest spa for yoga and a massage.

Organic, ranch-raised and harvested food completes the experience, topped off by the heartfelt and welcoming staff. You’ll be reluctant to leave, but you’ll have a newfound appreciation of how much cowboy you really had in you.

Accolades & Affiliations

  • Conde Nast Johansens 2018 Best Small and Exclusive Property
  • Member of National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World
  • Destination Canada Designation of Canadian Signature Experience
  • Member of Conde Naste Johansens
  • Rated by Gene Kilgore as one of the World’s Best Ranches
  • Green Tourism Gold Designation
  • Member of PURE Life Experiences

Accommodation Choose your suite style: Cariboo Suite (sleeps up to five), Siwash Suite (sleeps up to four) and Frontier Suite (sleeps up to four).

Wildlife Viewing black bear, cougar, moose, deer, beaver, wolves, coyote, bald eagles, porcupine, lots of birds

Activities horse riding, fishing (we have an extensive fly fishing program), kayaking, SUPing, hiking, archery, hatchet throwing, shooting, wilderness survival, mountain biking, yoga, garden and foraging tour, local excursions, heli safari over the Fraser Canyon

Operating Season June – September

Wellness massage, spa treatments

Closest Town 70 mile house in BC’s Cariboo region

Access SUV or seaplane

Price 2018 rates start at $3,885 CAD per adult for a 3 night ‘Wilderness Explorer’ Program. Inquire for kids’ rates. All rates are in $CAD

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