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Thompson-Nicola Guest Ranch


Thompson-Nicola Guest Ranch
British Columbia Canada

This adult-oriented vacation guest ranch brings together people from all over the world who share a love of horses and adventure in the great outdoors. Located in the interior of beautiful British Columbia, horseback riding is of course the main activity. The wide variety of rides and trails available in the area allows us to cater to all levels of riding experience. The horses are well trained and familiar in trail riding in the local terrain and all rides are led by experienced wranglers and trail guides. There are some wonderful horses that you’ll fall in love with. Guests are welcome to spend time at the barn and get to know the horses they’ll be riding. The mountains around the ranch have an extensive network of active and inactive logging roads and cattle trails through the bush to nearby lakes and streams and up into the alpine. There is a selection of rides that vary in duration from a couple of hours to all day rides. The pace of the rides varies with the terrain and the experience and preferences of the group. Riding lessons are also offered in the riding arena. Whether you’re a novice rider looking to improve your riding or an experienced rider who wants to blaze the trails at a faster pace, we’ll make sure you get an exhilarating day in the saddle.
The lodge is the center of all activities with breathtaking views over the Louis Creek Valley. This is where guests will gather for meals, activities relaxing and socializing when they’re not out on the trail. The resident chef will provide wholesome, quality meals with an emphasis on locally sourced, seasonal produce. Meals are served family style with guests and staff eating together, so you get to know everyone. To wind down and relax after the days activities, dinner will start with happy hour. Drinks (non-alcoholic) and snacks will be served and then, to satisfy that huge appetite you will have earned after a days riding, dinner is a 3 course feast of home style cooking. On chef's night off we enjoy a real cowboy dinner as the Wranglers take charge of grilling juicy steaks on the BBQ.
The lodge and cabins have been designed for comfort whilst having a natural, rustic look to them. The services and amenities are high quality with just a touch of luxury. The spacious cabins are well equipped to ensure your comfort during your stay.  In addition to the horseback rides, the ranch offers a variety of on-site activities and facilities for you to enjoy during your stay. These include hiking and mountain biking trails, a horseshoe pitch, a games rooms with shuffleboard, a pool table, a card table, dice and board games, a TV lounge with a DVD library/satellite TV, and a fireside lounge with book and magazine library. Internet access is also available at the ranch.
Close by are the towns of Kamloops and Barriere and Sun Peaks Resort is only 15 minutes, offering a variety of summer activities including hiking trails, biking trails (cross country & downhill), 18-hole golf course, ATV tours, kayaking, canoeing and fishing.


Guest Ranch
Suitable for riders over 210 lbs

Meeting: Heffley Creek
Airport: Kamloops, BC
Transfer: Kamloops Airport
Riders: Min 1 riders
Max 8 riders
(per riding group)

Max Capacity 16

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    Thompson-Nicola Guest Ranch
    Tour Code: GRBC05
    7 days / 6 nights ~$1,570.00
    Dates : May to Oct

    Trip Rating :
    Difficulty : Riding Level
    Riding Level Explained
    ABeginner
    Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
    BNovice
    Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
    CIntermediate
    Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
    D Strong Intermediate
    Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
    EAdvanced
    All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
    Lodging: Standard
    Lodging Level Explained
       
    = Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
       
    Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
    Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
     Accommodations with superior comforts.
       
     = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
       
    Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
    Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
    Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
       
     = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
       
    Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
    Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
    Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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    Season Seasons  Min / MaxReserve
    B 2015 05/01 - 06/30 7d / 6n 7 day ranch stay, AP - Sprin... 1 /8 Reserve
    A 2015 07/01 - 08/31 7d / 6n 7 day ranch stay, AP - Summe... 1 /8 Reserve
    B 2015 09/01 - 10/13 7d / 6n 7 day ranch stay, AP - Sprin... 1 /8 Reserve
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    Tack: Western
    Horses: Quarter, Appaloosa, Morgan - mix
    Pace: Most rides are walk and trot with some...
    Walk, Trot, Canter, Gallop,
    Airport: Kamloops, BC
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