Located in the foothills of British Columbia’s Cariboo Mountains, Siwash Lake Ranch nestles in a spectacular region full of wildlife, history and opportunities for amazing adventures.

The cariboo country of British Columbia with its rolling grasslands and forests bejeweled with lakes is a place of historic gold rush dreams. Surrounded by 80,000 acres of pristine wilderness, it’s a private and exclusive hideaway.

This region was first discovered a century ago during the Gold Rush and now offers visitors an authentic cowboy experience and wide-open spaces in which to experience a tailor-made adventure, or where you might simply relax.

The landscape is raw and untouched and the ranch is designed in complete harmony with the wilderness surrounding it.

Some will choose comfortable and conventional in frontier-style accommodations featuring authentic ranch house suites, or the charming barn loft, while those with a sense of adventure might prefer the canvas-clad cabins, complete with en-suite bathrooms and expansive sun decks offering panoramic views of the lake and meadows.

These safari-style tents provide 1,000 feet of living space with a master bedroom, separate living room with fireplace, pull-out and two single beds, and privacy. Each tent is located at least 150 feet away from each other.

Horseback riding is the perfect way to explore the rugged heartland and it’s a tradition on the ranch. Ride along the foothills and through the golden grasslands and verdant valleys on trails appropriate to your level of expertise. The unique Siwash Synergy with Horses riding program allows guests to roam as cowboys on a reliable steed through incredible landscapes. From first-timers to experts, the ranch has mounts to cater to your specific need.

Guests enjoy fly-fishing, honing their skills in wilderness survival, archery and shooting, hiking to nearby waterfalls, and mountain biking in the backcountry. Those seeking softer pursuits kayak on shimmering Siwash Lake, do yoga in the great outdoors, or luxuriate at the canvas-clad spa in the forest.

Surrounded by wilderness, the ranch is the ideal setting for exploring nature and spotting wildlife. From your deck, you might see moose, deer, black bear, cougars, coyotes, or wolves, but it’s really about getting out there.

Head out on a hike or a ranch wildlife safari. Explore on a bike, taking on some part of the 100+ miles of trails through challenging terrain and incredible scenery in river canyons, on rocky bluffs, through the meadows and marshes. It’s as easy as choosing your bike and helmet from a rack beside the main lodge.

Fish sparkling lakes for wild trout. The lakes and streams on the ranch provide spawning, rearing, and foraging habitat for wild native fish. Guests can get expert coaching on the art of fly-fishing or enjoy solitary time on the lake.

A personal angling guide can take you to the best locations – such as Crater Lake – for fishing in the wild and all equipment is supplied, including your fishing license, rods, reels, flies, bait and lures. The ranch encourages a catch and release practice.

Whether you’re looking for a romantic and intimate adventure or a fun family holiday, Siwash Lake Ranch has a package to suit your needs, starting at about $2950. For more details, click here.

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