This resort was exceptional. The facilities are modern and clean and the staff is friendly. The couple who owns it have been operating it for 4 years after successfully running a restaurant in kamloops. They love horses and care for them well which means good riding for their guests. We spent Friday night to Monday morning there and rode twice Saturday and Sunday (2.5 hours each ride). Monday morning departure ride was only 1.5 hours but the ride took us to the highest peak. Views were magnificent. Be ready to ride up and down some steep slopes - the horses are sure-footed! Did some trotting and cantering each day. We also saw a big brown bear on our first ride. It watched us from a rocky outcrop but did not follow us. Martin is an excellent chef and each meal was well done with large portions. Something different for each meal. The 6 wranglers take turns guiding rides and helping out around the paddock, kitchen / dining room. No TV except videos but with riding, other guest company and meals, there was no time for TV anyway.
- 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