Located halfway between Vancouver and the Canadian Rockies, the family-owned and operated luxury Siwash Lake Wilderness Resort, a National Geographic Unique Lodge of the World is a guest ranch and eco-retreat, surrounded by 80,000 acres of unspoiled wilderness. For riders, the ranch is legendary for its signature equine experience SiwashSynergy™, through which you will learn the ways of western horsemanship, from the groundwork, grooming and tacking up, to the riding. Activities include hiking, 3-D cross country archery, hatchet throwing, and wilderness survival as well as fly-fishing and canoeing.
In the genuine log-built, Siwash Lake Ranch House – saved from the devastating wildfire of 2017 – are two spacious, two-room guest suites, the Siwash Suite and the Frontier Suite.
The Siwash Suite has a private balcony with double French doors, two king size beds (one can convert to two single beds), a sitting area with glass-fronted wood-burning stove and a pullout double-size sofa bed and two full en-suite bathrooms.
The Frontier Suite has two connecting bedrooms that share a 3-piece en-suite bathroom. One room has a view of the lake and meadow and has a king size bed and a sofa. The other is a bright and cozy room with two twin size beds and a love seat with pullout bed.
The Barn at Siwash,set on the ranch portion of the property, a one minute walk to the Ranch House, houses the Cariboo Barn Loft Suite. This suite has a separate bedroom with a king size bed, a living room with an L-sectional sofa that folds out to a double size bed, and an alcove which accommodates two more single-size beds—ideal for a family with two or three children.
The ‘Cariboo’ Suite has a four-piece bathroom, and a balcony out back that overlooks the horse corrals—the ultimate, authentic ranch accommodation!
New for 2019, there is also the option of ‘glamping’ atop the Ridge at Siwash Lake. Get comfy under a genuine canvas tent for an overnight campout and star watch at Siwash Star Camp™.
Your Siwash stay includes your choice of the SiwashSynergy™ Equine Experience and an assortment of half day wilderness adventures with your own private guide. It is all-inclusive of food, beverages, alcohol, accommodation, and full use of resort facilities for a wide range of self-guided activities.
Why we like it?
Beautiful eco-ranch, run by its owners, good food and lovely surroundings.