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As one of Canada ’s premier guest ranches, Echo Valley Ranch & Spa really is an exceptional health and well being experience. Offering Cariboo hospitality and wilderness adventure, all with a touch of Thai, Echo Valley’s range of eco- activities, spa services, healthy gourmet cuisine and first class accommodations create a one-of-a-kind destination that has attracted media attention world-wide.
Founded in 1995 by Norm and Nanthawon Dove, Echo Valley ’s signature is its “East meets West” theme and its commitment to incorporating the ancient wisdom of traditional Asian wellness therapies, with a focus on Thai, into its regular spa services. These include Thai facials, Thai herbal steams, a Luk Pra Kob hot compress treatment and the ever popular Thai massage. Often described as a passive yoga, the Thai therapist gently manipulates muscles and joints into stress-releasing positions that leave the recipient relaxed, refreshed and feeling more expansive. All Echo Valley practitioners have been trained in Thailand and each has an innate ability to ‘hear’ the body with their hands.
Many of these treatments are given in the spectacular Baan Thai pavilion.
Designed by Dr. Pinyo Suwankiri, architect to the Royal Family, this beautiful
building is the only Baan Thai in North America and is a luxurious blend of
Canadian cedar, teak from Thailand and many decorative pieces that were carved by master craftsmen in Thailand .
But the Echo Valley experience offers even more, in large part because of its
extraordinary location amidst four distinct geographic regions. To the east lie
the Marble Range and Edge Hill mountains, to the south is the Fraser Canyon
with near desert conditions, to the west are grasslands, and to the north a
Cariboo plateau with countless lakes and marsh lands. Consequently, soft
adventures are endless, from horseback riding, hiking, river rafting, and
birding, to fly-in fishing, and more. Many specialty packages highlight these
interests as well as areas such as learning to ‘cook like a pro’ and lifestyle
Echo Valley can host up to 30 guests (40 if a single group) in beautifully
appointed lodge accommodation or private cabins. Facilities include wireless
internet access, games room, indoor pool, a fitness centre, hot tub and sauna,
a 3,000 sq ft meeting area for workshops, meetings and entertainment as well as
a full schedule of optional activities that encourage guests to explore the
peace and abundance of the natural surrounds.
All guest rooms have views, en suites, and either private balcony or patio. "Dove Lodge" has six guest bedrooms. "Lookout Lodge" has nine guest bedrooms, four with lofts; two lounges and outdoor decks. The Thai-styled "Baan Thai" includes luxuriously appointed penthouse with ornamental teak furniture from Thailand and state-of-the-art bathroom; a shaded courtyard, and Thai spa pavilion. Cabins - intimate and deluxe: one two-bedroom/two-bathroom with loft, lounge and deck; two one-bedroom cabins; one 'honeymoon' cabin with fireplace and private, outdoor hot tub.
Trail system, fitness center, full service spa, indoor heated pool, meeting facilities, mountain bikes, sauna, steam rooms, outdoor BBQ, hot tub, private airstrip, riding ring
Horseback riding, guided hiking, fly-fishing lessons, gold panning excursions, 4x4 canyon safari, winter activities
Ranch-raised, organic produce; Thai nights (held weekly). Echo Valley also offers 'Eat Right for your Blood Type' menus.
Size of Spa
40 guests, 30 employees
Spa treatments and activities vary according to package.
Range of Prices for A La Carte Services
Services and packages range from $50 to $790CDN. One-hour services average $95CDN.
Deposit & Pre-Payment Information
Reservations are confirmed by a 20% deposit; with the balance due 28 days prior to arrival. Additional charges due upon checkout.
Reservations are confirmed by a 20% deposit; with the balance due 30 days prior to arrival. Additional charges due upon checkout.
Payment Methods Accepted
Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Travelers Cheques, checks and cash.
Nearest Major Airport & Ground transportation
Vancouver International, 5-hour drive or 1-hour chartered flight. Kamloops Regional, 2 1/2 hour drive. Kamloops airport or rail station transfer available.
Summer: High 85°, Low 65°
Winter: High 30°, Low 10°
3,650 ft. elevation, four geographic regions; temperate climate with four distinct seasons.