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Wells Gray Guest Ranch

5565 Clearwater Valley Rd Wells Gray Provincial Park, Clearwater, British Columbia V0E 1N1 Canada
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WESTERN HOSPITALITY ON A GUEST RANCH AT THE ENTRANCE TO BEAUTIFUL WELLS GRAY PARK Despite the rapid growth of its urban centers, much of Western Canada is still untamed frontier. One of those areas is the Wells Gray Park, 5200 sq. kilometer of protected wilderness in Central British Columbia. Bounded on the north and east by the Cariboo Mountains, and on the west by an upland plateau, the Wells Gray Park encompasses a broad spectrum of mountain scenery. The area is abundant in flora and fauna. Caribou, moose, black bear, beaver and wolf freely roam the park, and local streams are well stocked with trout. Horseback riding, fishing, mountain biking, river rafting, hiking and canoeing into the local wilderness are all part of the ranch's daily summer routine. Your skilled guide will lead you to adventures on remote mountains, valleys and lakes in a setting as spectacular as it is challenging. COVID-19-update: The Wells Gray Guest Ranch will open June 1st, 2020 with limited capacity,. We are continuing to welcome guests who are able to make the journey. We adhere to the highest cleaning standards possible and have also implemented additional measures in the face of COVID-19 to ensure that our guests feel a sense of security when staying with us. We are confident that these extra measures and precautions make our ranch a safe place to stay and relax.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Bar / lounge
Books, DVDs, music for children
BBQ facilities
Chapel / shrine
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Horseback riding
Canoeing offsite
Picnic area
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Dining area
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
On-demand films
Complimentary toiletries
Seating area
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, German


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5565 Clearwater Valley Rd Wells Gray Provincial Park, Clearwater, British Columbia V0E 1N1 Canada
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Cindy B wrote a review Aug. 2021
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I booked a 2 hour ride for myself and my teenage daughter and her boyfriend. The owners Daniel and Elvira are very friendly, professional and show a great deal of respect and care for their animals. The horse I was riding was originally a rescue horse that Elvira brought into her care and at the time was skin and bones. This was a very beautiful, gentle, loving horse and took me on a fabulous ride. The other horses were also so beautiful and taken very good care of. Our wrangler was Marina and she took her job very responsibility. She made sure everyone was riding to their ability and enjoying themselves. The trail was through the forest and was very peaceful. A couple of steep spots that we had to ride down, but you just have to trust your horse that they know where they want to step to get you down safely. The kids really enjoyed it, especially at the end giving their horse some treats and being able to pet them and take pictures. Super cool place and would definitely go back. Thank you Daniel, Elvira and Marina!!!!!!
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Date of stay: August 2021
Response from Elvira Brunner, Owner at Wells Gray Guest Ranch
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your 5-star rating on the horseback ride! It's a pleasure to take out rider who value the animal (horse) as much as we do! Thank you very much! Hope to see you again!
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Connie S wrote a review Aug. 2021
Vanderhoof, Canada3 contributions
Wells Grey Guest Ranch is the best place to stay in Clearwater. The owners are friendly and genuinely Interested in ensuring that your stay is enjoyable. Thank you for helping my family surprise me on my 40th birthday. I am still smiling about it! Great memories were made.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Kat L wrote a review Aug. 2021
Vancouver, Canada11 contributions
Would totally recommend for those wanting some time in nature - stayed 6 nights with family in a deluxe cabin and it was wonderful! The cabin was clean, comfortable and the decor lovely - my brother thought it would be rustic but we actually found it quite well kept and maintained. It was really nice to have a kitchen to be able to make our own food. They were also kind enough to let us store what didn't fit in the mini fridge in their cooler. Waking up to the view of a field of horses and cows (one of the cows gave birth while we were there! The calf was so big and hairy :O) was just icing on the cake. We often played outside as well - there are picnic benches in front to gather around! Mother and I went on a couple of trail rides - both Elvira and Marina we're supportive and encouraging making us feel completely safe while having lots of fun! They always give a quick intro at the beginning which really helped us as beginner riders. The trails themselves were ones on their property with lots of interesting ups and downs :D. I also got a couple of riding lessons from Elvira. She was so good at teaching - both knowledgeable and super supportive and encouraging. I definitely felt a lot more confident riding (like actually balancing on the saddle correctly so it doesn't slip to my dominant right plus a bunch of other skills) though obviously would need more lessons be to considered a good rider 😂. When we weren't busy with the horses, we hit the waterfalls nearby and Dutch Lake - the ranch is located really well so we did one trip north and one trip south and covered everything we wanted to! An interesting note - we had a couple of people with more limited mobility but were still able to make Helmcken, Dawson, Mushbowl and Spahats Falls. Dutch Lake was a perfect area to swim, paddle (though it's not very big - we chose this instead of Clearwater lake due to our car's capabilities) and hangout. Do be ready for bugs. We went end of July and found some around the ranch (keep the door open as little as possible and you'll be fine) but plenty when going to the waterfalls/in the forest. All in all we had lots of fun! Elvira and Daniel made it such a wonderful trip and for that we're super thankful! Until next time!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Elvira Brunner, Owner at Wells Gray Guest Ranch
Responded Aug. 9, 2021
Kathleen, you are just wonderful! Thank you for this awesome review and the 5 stars! We love where we live and what we are doing and we love guests like you and your family who are so easy going and just fun to have here! Thanks again and hopefully we'll see you all again!
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Navigator425504 wrote a review Jul. 2021
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We had a wonderful stay at the Guest Ranch and would recommend highly. We loved the spacious and well appointed cabins, very comfortable beds, the ability to prepare our own food in the well stocked kitchen and eat outside on the picnic tables with the view of happy horses and cows in the field. We enjoyed our horse riding sessions, canoeing on Clearwater lake, hiking and hanging out with family playing games. The food at the saloon was stick to your ribs good home cooking that we enjoyed. For our family reunion this ranch was perfect allowing each group it’s own cabin and plenty of space outside to be together. Daniel and Elvira and the rest of their staff were very warm and welcoming. Thanks for making our holiday so happy.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Response from Elvira Brunner, Owner at Wells Gray Guest Ranch
Responded Jul. 29, 2021
Thank you so much for your kind words! We honored that you chose the Wells Gray Guest Ranch for your reunion and to celebrate Richards birthday! You were such great guests, a real joy! We hope that you will come back, maybe for the next birthday in your family? Wishing you all the best!
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Susie014 wrote a review Jul. 2021
Vancouver, Canada29 contributions12 helpful votes
I shall add more of what the previous excellent reviews stated.....Wells Gray Guest Ranch is a gem of a place with welcoming and caring hosts as well as friendly and helpful staff. We were a family of 10; what a perfect place to have a reunion! We loved having our dinners on the picnic table(s) in front of the comfortable and clean cabins with the view of the field and mountains, the horses and cows amicably moving through, adding to the ambiance. First time rider? You will get excellent instruction hence have a positive experience. There are multiple waterfalls to visit in the area, many hikes, and canoeing on Clearwater Lake if one desires. Relaxing on the porch, with the peaceful view, was a very appealing part of the day. Thank you, Daniel and Elvira, for sharing your piece of paradise and taking such good care of your guests. We do plan to return!
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Date of stay: July 2021
Room Tip: The deluxe cabins have the small kitchenettes so you'd want one of those if you plan to have...
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Response from Elvira Brunner, Owner at Wells Gray Guest Ranch
Responded Jul. 29, 2021
Wow, we were blown away by your positive words, we really appreciate the time you took to write such a detailed review! ! Your review means a lot to us and lets us know that we are on the right track! It’s so easy to be a good host when we have such awesome guests like you all. Thank you for being with us and hopefully we'll see yo soon again!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Wells Gray Guest Ranch
Which popular attractions are close to Wells Gray Guest Ranch?
Nearby attractions include Green Mountain Viewing Tower (6.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Wells Gray Guest Ranch?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Wells Gray Guest Ranch?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Wells Gray Guest Ranch?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Wells Gray Guest Ranch?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Wells Gray Guest Ranch?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and German.
Is Wells Gray Guest Ranch accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.