Everything about this ranch is wonderful. We arrived and were welcomed warmly. It felt more like arriving at a friends place than a "hotel". The owners, Bernie & Martin, as well as the staff were fantastic. The accommodations were great. The food was phenomenal! I'm a pretty picky eater, and there was not one thing that was served that I didn't drool all over! The best part? - the horses! Being an English-style rider, I wasn't used to riding without contact - but wow!! What an amazing experience. Softness was the word of the day with Brandy. Literally a finger on the rein was all that was needed to communicate with her. What a wonderful job Bernie and her wranglers do with these horses! Such a pleasure to ride! We'll be back as soon as possible!
- 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