We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sundance Guest Ranch

Visit hotel website
Traveller (393)
Room & Suite (50)
Dining (16)
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
This is it - this is your ranch, only four hours from Vancouver, Canada! Whether you're looking for a horseback riding holiday with a bit of adventure, a family vacation at a dude ranch where even the kids will have fun, or just some place new where you can really get away from it all, you've found it. Sundance Guest Ranch is located in the warmest, sunniest spot in Canada with sweeping, panoramic views of the wide open Thompson River Valley that are so beautiful, they're ridiculous... but that's not it. Sundance Guest Ranch is just an easy four hour drive from Vancouver, Canada, making us a perfect weekend getaway destination... but that's not it. Sundance Guest Ranch serves absolutely amazing food that goes well beyond what you might expect from a "dude ranch"... but that's not it either. Sundance Guest Ranch runs a herd of over 100 happy, well-cared-for horses with thousands of acres of spectacular and varied terrain to explore, and the horseback riding is truly wonderful, whether you're looking for relaxing, instructive or exciting... but even that's not it. When you've just gotten back from a ride, and you're sitting on the lounge deck with your favourite drink in your hand, watching the herd gallop out to the field for the night and laughing with someone you've known ten minutes like you've known them ten years... lean back, put a foot up on the railing and look around... you're close, close to knowing why we say: "The first time, it's a vacation - after that, it's coming home."
Read more
Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Heated pool
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Show more
Room features
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Good to know
Great View
Hotel links
Visit hotel website
100Room tips
Traveller rating
  • 489
  • 53
  • 5
  • 1
  • 0
Time of year
Traveller type
  • More languages
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
This morning I was looking at the sage I'd picked on my last rides of the year and placed on the windowsill of the kitchen to see and smell through the winter. On my last weekend I said goodbye to the staff (and I missed giving hugs to so many of you! Briar, Shannon, Karolina,
Read more
We had the most amazing time at Sundance for their gourmet weekend. Hats off to their executive chef, Lauren! The staff was super, the wranglers were so friendly, the horses were great and the views from the trails were spectacular. I would highly recommend going there...so
Read more
Response from Cynthia N, General Manager at Sundance Guest Ranch
Responded Nov. 6, 2018
So glad that our Fall Gourmet weekend was a hit, and thanks for the shout-out to Chef Lauren! Our stunning views are indeed special, we never get tired of them ourselves! A big Thank You back to you, and we'll look forward to next season!
Read more
Our stay at Sundance Guest Ranch was a pleasure from start to finish! We had to re-book our stay a couple of times due to family issues. The staff was totally accommodating. From the moment we arrived we felt welcomed and appreciated. The accommodations are simple but clean
Read more
Response from Cynthia N, General Manager at Sundance Guest Ranch
Responded Nov. 6, 2018
Kelly, thank you for taking the time to leave your great review. Yes, we appreciate our guests, not only for the obvious reasons, but also because we have so much fun with them all! We're so glad that you were able to visit us at last, and will look forward to seeing you in 2019!
Read more
We had an amazing time at the Sundance Ranch. The food was great, the rooms were quaint, and the staff were amazing. The wranglers were all professional and fun. A special shout out to Lauren the Head Chef who made our experience one of a kind. Thank you Lauren. Corey and Gerda
Read more
Response from Cynthia N, General Manager at Sundance Guest Ranch
Responded Nov. 6, 2018
Cheers for the terrific review, and especially for the kind and well-deserved shout-out to our wonderful wranglers, and to Chef Lauren! See you next year!
Read more
We spent another incredible weekend at Sundance - one of our favorite places in the world. The views at this time of year are stunning and as usual, the horses were athletic and reliable and the wranglers uber experienced. The food was delicious too and the hosts absolutely
Read more
Response from Cynthia N, General Manager at Sundance Guest Ranch
Responded Nov. 6, 2018
Thanks for the wonderful review! The autumn season at Sundance is indeed special for riding. It's easy to be a good host when we have such great guests! Will look forward to seeing you again next year!
Read more
Album Categories
All photosTravellerRoom & SuiteDining Pool & BeachFamily and Play Areas
Brown rooms
Horses enjoying the pasture
Ride coming down from the hills into the pasture
One of the vistas on one of our rides
view from the deck of my front door
Is the restaurant open to the public?
Hi Erin, Thanks for your interest in Sundance! We offer an all-inclusive package with meals, horseback riding, and accommodation. The dining area, as well as all other ranch facilities, can only be accessed by registered guests. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact us!
0 votes
Show all answers
I'd like to know if pet are welcome?
Hello, sorry I guess we didn't answer this in the correct thread! Very sorry but we are unable to accept pets at Sundance, due to concerns over dogs potentially rushing at horses and riders, or biting other guests, etc. As it's an insurance requirement, we are not able to make exceptions. We hope you can find an option to leave your pet in a safe environment that will allow you to visit Sundance in the near future!
1 vote
Show all answers
Hi - I am so sorry, I never saw this request. I am unsure if you could get transportation if you don't have a car with you. Ashcroft is a very small town. You might get lucky and find someone that wants to do the same however which would work. There is a spot called 'The Center of the Universe' very close by. Apparently it is a place where the healing vortexes are strong. Monks have described it as such.Google it and you will find the link. I can't paste it here as it is not allowed by trip advisor. Hope you have a fantastic time! Susan
0 votes
Hi! While the weather is becoming fine, we would suggest bringing layers and a jacket for the brisk mornings and just in case it does rain. Your jacket can be tied to your saddle if it becomes warm throughout your ride. All guests must wear correct riding or cowboy boots with flat soles and a small heal. If you do not have any, we have plenty here! Our pool will open on May long weekend (May 15, 2015), so unfortunately it will be closed while you are here in April. Thanks for your contact and we look forward to seeing you up here in a week!
0 votes
"I honestly love each of the rooms for different reasons. For a first visit I'd chose the pasture side."
"The rooms over no. 10 are more modern/renovated"
"Rooms overlooking the pasture are in highest demand"
"I enjoy rooms facing the pastures so you can watch the horses be turned out every evening."
"Ask for a Pasture Facing room."
US$480 - US$789 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
sundance guest ranch hotel ashcroft
CanadaBritish ColumbiaAshcroft
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing