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Campbell Hills Guest Ranch
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Just came back from a wonderful weekend at the ranch with my daughter. Although I had ridden before, Bernie showed me a whole new way to treat horses that was so honouring to the horse. The amount of riding far exceeded expectations.
Chef Martin provided us with fabulous food and the accommodations were perfect for the setting. Wifi was spotty but let's face it, I should not be using my phone when I am on an escape weekend with my daughter. Loved the place and will be back.

Stayed: May 2017, travelled with family
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Bernadette C, Owner at Campbell Hills Guest Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

Thank you both for staying with us. We are grateful to see guests embracing the natural horsemanship philosophy and treating our horses accordingly.
We hope to see you again.
Happy travels.

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Reviewed 25 January 2017

We had our christmas staff party at the Campbell hills guest ranch. The food and the ambience exceeded our expectations! The following day we woke up to a beautiful white ranch and took part in outdoor activities such as snowshoeing and a sleigh ride!! We will be back!!

  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

The wife and I spent two nights here and loved every minute. The staff were super friendly, the good was phenomenal and the horses were beautiful! We were first time riders, first time on a horse ever and the staff and horses made us feel very comfortable. We can't say enough about this place and will definitely be back! Special thanks to Jessica for her guidance and support and to Martin for the delicious food!

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  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank mrikley
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Reviewed 4 September 2016

We just finished our 3 night stay at the ranch. From the moment we arrived, to the time that we left, we were treated like royalty.

The Location - simply superb. Nestled away in the BC hillside, deep in the country side, a prime location for taking long rides.

The Ranch - Very new and fresh, excellent main lodgings/saloon, games room upstairs, excellent rooms with en-suite WC and shower, etc.. Great view. A lot of care has gone into this place.

The People - Amazing bunch of folk. The proprietors Bernadette & Martin made us feel so welcome, and mentioned we were "part of the family", which we definitely felt while there. The very talented and hard-grafting staff/wranglers; Jessica, Kim, Rosie, Franzi and Josie ensured that our every need was taken care of. We were lucky to have some great co-guests at the same time, and everything fit together great! I would be remiss to not mention the other two members of staff - Molly & Daisy, the super duper doggies on-site! It was Molly who came running up to intercept us, tail wagging with excitement, as we drove in, barely giving Jessica and Josie the chance to greet us!

The Rides/Horses - an enourmous array of horses (27) - all looked after with personal care and attention. Each one's personality fully understood by the staff. We were assigned two perfectly-fitting horses for our respective skill levels, and the staff ensured our own personalities/energy levels also fitted to the horses. The riding was excellent - some serious trails, even in the rain - we felt at all times very secure and looked after. The half-way cookies were a great touch ;) Slicks, gloves, helmets and boots were made available.

The Food - I must admit, I am more of a "Foodie" than a "Horsie", and so I was simply blown away by the cuisine that Chef Martin put together 3 times a day, with a personal charm that i've not often seen. Coming back from our first ride in the rain, we were delighted to find a fresh pot of coffee on, and some culinary delights ready for us for lunch. The whole format of: Wake up, breakfast -> ride; Lunch, chill -> ride; Dinner, worked extremely well, and was very welcome after each ride.

There is really nothing negative about this place - everything more than exceeds expectations. I don't think i've ever given such a review, but I honestly cannot rate this ranch highly enough.

Thank you Martin, Bernadette, Jessica, Kim, Franzi, Josie, Rosie - it was the highlight of our entire trip.

We will be back!

  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 August 2016

This is a special place. We have gone two years in a row and cannot wait to go back. Much care goes into everything. If you are interested in natural horsemanship and great care and rehabilitation of horses, this is the place for you. If you would like your food to be prepared with great care and skill, this is also the place for you. If you enjoy nature and beautiful vistas, this ranch is for you. Great hosts, staff, and horses!

  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled with family
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1  Thank jhartmangoldman
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Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

This is all a ranch stay should be! Awesome scenery, superb food, knowledgable engaged staff, suitable safe horses and a hands on approach by the business owners. When not riding on the many stunning trails, there are lots of things to do around the ranch including archery, lasso lessons, pool, sauna etc.
If there is a better guest ranch in the wonderful BC - I would like to see it!!!
Worth every cent and more!!

Stayed: August 2016, travelled with family
1  Thank Stephen G
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Reviewed 23 July 2016

We (2+2) stayed for 5 days at this wonderful remotely located place. Horses were carefully selected for us according to riding experience and physical conditions. The rides took between 2 and 6 hours, and were through densely wooded areas (watch the cattle!!), low lands and along beautiful lakes. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Nice rooms, at (Western European) ****plus-level at least. The owner (a former professional cook) served hearty food, affectionately prepared. The deserts were delicious! Fully Recommended!!!!!

  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled with family
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1  Thank Andreas B
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Address: 4036 Campbell Range Rd | Campbell Lake, Kamloops, British Columbia V2C 6W4, Canada
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Region: Canada > British Columbia > Kamloops
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 13 Speciality Lodging in Kamloops
Price Range: $378 - $792 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Campbell Hills Guest Ranch 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Campbell Hills Guest Ranch offers the perfect seasonal horseback riding Vacation, close to Kamloops. Our cozy facilities are nestled amidst open meadows, and timbered mountains in the heart of Cattle Country BC. Come and enjoy horseback riding with a natural horsemanship approach for beginners and the more advanced riders. We offer different levels trail riding based on skills. We set you up for a pleasant and enjoyable ride. We also encourage guests to participate in getting the horses, grooming etc. For the non riders we offer hiking or mountain biking in the wilderness, bird watching, kayaking on Campbell Lake or just take advantage of plain rest and relaxation! Enjoy beautiful views of gleaming Campbell Lake and the Monte Hills right out of your window. Don't miss out on the scenic morning sun rising above the lake. As a small all inclusive resort we can accommodate up to 16 guests. We also offer morning or afternoon packages and a variety of horseback riding tours for 8yrs and older! Trail rides combined with either lunch or dinner plus natural horsemanship introduction! Quality, comfort and safety are very important to us. Decorated in a Western motif, you'll see Bernadette's care for detail in every room. All beds have premium quality mattresses, pillow, duvets, towels plus complimentary toiletries. The main lodge is very intimate and welcomes you to make yourself at home, with its family style dining area, the kitchen of every cook's dream, overstuffed couches and river rock fireplace in the Wild Horse Saloon. The inviting reading loft has many Western novels, and other best sellers. Many Gourmet Buffet and Barbeque dinners are served on our wide-open deck that looks out over Campbell Lake. ... more   less 

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