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2591 Kirkland Ranch Road, Ashcroft, British Columbia V0K 1A0 Canada
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
Updated 22-05-20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 22-05-20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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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."
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Jason N wrote a review Jun. 17
4 contributions1 helpful vote
A genuinely special place! As a returning guest and on the basis that most guests return over and over again; it’s a true testament that I am not alone with this review. The staff are incredible (including all of you behind the scenes!), the culinary experience is a delight, the wranglers are knowledgeable and FUN, the horses are majestic as expected … but most of all you’ll arrive with a smile on your face and hope that time stops so you can enjoy all of the magic that Sundance Guest Ranch offers.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
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MMSMurray wrote a review Jun. 16
Vancouver, Canada1 contribution
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This is the sort of magical place you want to show everyone but then never tell them where it is so you can keep it to yourself. It's good that people know about this ranch because meeting new people is one of the wonderful things about it. My daughter and I have been coming here for 8 years now and we are by far still the 'newbies'. We meet people every year who have been coming here for 10, 15, or even 20+ years. If you want to unplug and breathe some big sky air, this is the place for you. If being on a horse for 5 hours a day listening to the clip clop and rustle of the sage bushes brings you joy you will want to book now. If you want to eat amazing food and get a deep sleep every night, then yup this is the place. Do know that it is RUSTIC. Being dusty and settling into a well loved chair in the saloon is part of the charm. Pro tip - bring your own towels and shampoo if this is important to you. Be prepared to be REALLY sore (if you are like me and ride 3 days a year!). It's like a badge of honour. "I am SO SORE" "Ya - me too! My knees!" "Wasn't it GREAT!" They take such good care of the horses - the wranglers are excellent and they take good care of you. We can't wait to go back next year. Already booked. Perhaps we will meet!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Kim C wrote a review Jun. 14
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I’ve been going to Sundance every year for the past seven years and it’s the one trip I look forward to the most. The food is excellent, the staff are amazing and the time spent on the horse is so magical. The weather wasn’t great this year but a rainy day on a horse is still better than a rainy day at home.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Susan M wrote a review Jun. 3
Langley City, Canada7 contributions5 helpful votes
I spent a weekend at Sundance recently and I cannot wait to go back. I was skeptical about the guided riding, as I have been accustomed unsupervised riding. Well, to my surprise, I LOVED the guided riding. Having Kenzie as a guide was definitely the huge contributing factor. I felt that she took extremely good care of all of her riders, always checking in to see how we were doing, what our comfort level was, how our equipment (saddles and stirrups) was fitting, etc. She knows the trails and the horses like the back of her hand and I felt safe and taken care of for every minute of my rides. And I never had to worry about getting lost! (A common occurrence with unguided riding.) My horse, Dawson, was a pleasure to ride. He was responsive to my aids at all gaits and all reports I heard from other guests was that they too loved their horses. For me, that is a testament to the horses being treated very well, with proper rest time. As I sat and watched the horses in the corral (a favourite pastime of mine) I did not see a single saddle or girth sore and all of the precious equines seemed to be relaxed and at ease. The food was delicious and I thoroughly enjoyed my vegetarian options. I cannot wait to return, as Sundance is now my favourite place to ride!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Isabelle C wrote a review Jun. 2
Vancouver, Canada2 contributions
Words cannot describe the beauty of the scenery, the magic of the large herd of horses, especially during the jingle after dinner on every other night, Every single staff member was awesome. The wranglers are friendly and ensure that you are informed before and during the rides. They put an equal focus on safety and exceptional customer service. You get plenty of riding! The variety of trails is excellent. The food is plentiful and what you would expect on a ranch. They accommodated food requests made in advance. The beds are SUPER comfortable. I would go back in a heart beat.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: The rooms are very basic - motel style - but GREAT beds. Shared outdoor spaces are plentiful and...
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Response from Cynthia Nichols, Owner at Sundance Guest Ranch
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you, Isabelle, for the kind words and especially for the endorsement of the great job the wranglers do to keep everyone safe and having fun - always great to hear! (and yes, we are proud of the beds!) :) Will hope to see you again soon!
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Vic Girl wrote a review May 2022
Victoria, Canada68 contributions42 helpful votes
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I highly recommend this adventure! It was our first time at the ranch and here were my impressions… The staff are all wonderful - from the wranglers to the servers to the office staff. The horses and the riding were both great too. If you’ve never been to the ranch before, you start at the beginner level for your first ride but you can move up after that. The views and trail ride sceneries were phenomenal! We were lucky enough to catch the first “jingle” of the season. This is where the horses run from the barn to the pasture - pretty cool to watch. The food was just fine; nothing spectacular, simple and tasted good enough. If you are looking for a culinary feat, it’s not that. They did make special meals for anyone who needed it (picky kids, vegetarian, etc.). The rooms aren’t fancy (small bathroom) but suited us just fine and it fit with the overall ranch aesthetic. We stayed in the Buffalo room and loved the views. All in all, we really enjoyed ourselves. The people (guests and staff) were great, the riding was enjoyable, we had lots of fun and laughs, and the views were fabulous. If you are considering going, just do it!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Cynthia Nichols, Owner at Sundance Guest Ranch
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for spending your long weekend with us here at Sundance - we're so happy you had a great time! And the jingle never gets old!
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Chandra F wrote a review May 2022
Victoria, Canada4 contributions
The food was fabulous, the beds were comfy, the horses were amazing, and the views really are just like pictures on the website. There was a wonderful variety of trail rides and ability levels. It was a treat to have a horse that was keen to run and responsive to commands (as opposed to an old trail nag). I can't remember the last time I felt so relaxed.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Aaahh, that's great to hear how relaxed you were here at Sundance, Chandra! That's what we aim for - thanks for the lovely review!
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Andrew Slack wrote a review May 2022
Vancouver, Canada4 contributions
This was our second stay and the whole family (parents and teenage son) just loved it so much we booked for 2023 before we'd even finished this stay! All the folks at the ranch make being friendly and kind look so effortless. The wranglers were careful and knowledgeable and showed us some awesome views on our two-hour treks through beautiful countryside. I thought the horse pairings for each of us were thoughtful and they did a great job to accommodate our horse wishes (thank you Danica!). There was always loads of food to eat which both adults and child loved. They even accommodated dietary requirements.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: Some rooms face the car parking lot, but really all the rooms have a nice view of the mountains...
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Andrew, thank you for that, and so glad to hear that your teenage son enjoyed as well! Will look forward to seeing you all again next year!
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Babs4now wrote a review May 2022
Vancouver, Canada22 contributions4 helpful votes
This was my second trip to the ranch and once again, it was incredible. First off, HUGE KUDOS to all the staff - they go above and beyond to make your stay easy, relaxing, and so enjoyable. Everything about this place is magical - the horses, the beautiful countryside and just the whole vibe. Rooms are rustic but super comfy and welcoming. The meals were unbelievable - haven't eaten that much food in a weekend for a long time but everything was oh soooo gooood! Sadly no jingle this time but we did get the Sat night dance which was too much fun. Highly recommend and definitely will be back :-) Thanks Sundance!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded May 8, 2022
Thank you for your kind review! We agree, the staff are wonderful, and we are very lucky in our Chef. :)
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Tamara Baltic wrote a review Apr. 2022
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This trip was one I will definitely be booking again, and on an annual basis. The staff was extremely warm and helpful, even offering last minute vegetarian options. The rooms were clean , and beds were just as comfortable as home. The horses were all well cared for, as a horse owner myself this is extremely important, and they were well trained. They even send themselves back to the corral after being untacked. Kind and accommodating wranglers, incredible scenery, an experience I'll never forget. Highly recommended for beginners, and experienced riders, I've been telling everyone about it since I got back!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded May 5, 2022
Tamara, thank you for this, it makes our day to see a new review from a happy guest! Especially the appreciation of our horse care!
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US$569 - US$569 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sundance Guest Ranch
Which popular attractions are close to Sundance Guest Ranch?
Nearby attractions include Ashcroft Museum (6.8 km), Heritage Place Park (6.5 km), and St. Albans Anglican Church (7.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sundance Guest Ranch?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Sundance Guest Ranch?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Sundance Guest Ranch?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sundance Guest Ranch?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ashcroft Bakery & Coffee Shop, River Inn Restaurant, and UniTea Cafe & Lounge.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sundance Guest Ranch?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sundance Guest Ranch?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and German.
Does Sundance Guest Ranch have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.