Meet Your Host - Echo Valley Ranch & Spa
Meet Norm Dove, the President of Echo Valley Ranch & Spa, a guest ranch and spa in a wilderness setting in the Cariboo region of British Columbia. A member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, this unique Canadian guest ranch offers adventure mixed with relaxation.
Equitrekking: What is most special about Echo Valley Ranch & Spa?
Norm Dove: Echo Valley radiates a harmony of nature and is a perfect setting for fun, adventure, relaxation and well being of your mind, body and spirit. It is a place where you will restore your passion for life!
Equitrekking: What inspired you to locate the ranch in BC's Cariboo Region in Western Canada?
Norm Dove: We knew that we had found something very special when we first visited this location. We were awed by the serenity and beauty of the land and by an overwhelming sense of spirituality and reverence for it. To this day, we still cannot describe the feeling - it's simply beyond words, and we feel compelled to share its magic. Ensuring our guests enjoyment at Echo Valley is both our goal and true reward.
Equitrekking: What level of rider do you need to be to visit your ranch?
Norm Dove: We provide safety orientated lessons for beginners in our full size outdoor riding arena and rides for more experienced riders for off ranch in the morning, afternoon and all day rides; cantering is permitted for advanced riders.
Equitrekking: Do guests have a favorite activity either in or out of the saddle? If so, what?
Norm Dove: Available activities are many, as are the interest of our guests. If we had to choose one that most, if not all, of our guest enjoy, in addition to horseback riding, it would be receiving treatments in our world-class spa.
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