Free Rein Ranch

British Columbia

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Free Rein Ranch is surrounded entirely by boundless forest range, quite simply the perfect location for days of exploration and adventures in the saddle. Located  between Vancouver and Jasper

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Although Free Rein may not be a huge ranch, it is surrounded by thousands of acres for guests to ride over. Set amongst pines and aspens, lakes and rivers, this could not make a more attractive location to pack your saddlebags and take off for a whole days ride.

There are a small number of attractive cabins and suites with views of the surrounding Cariboo countryside from your very own deck. To keep the pangs of hunger at bay, three square meals a day are on offer, dietary requirements can be taken care of with notice.

This comfortable and friendly ranch will make you feel totally at home in the most wonderful surroundings.

This family owned property of 285 acres is situated amidst some of British Columbia’s most beautiful wilderness. With rolling hills and hidden lakes, secret meadows and secluded trails to explore under vast Western skies, the perfect backdrop for your ranch retreat awaits you here.

This  ranch is conveniently located en-route between Vancouver and the Rocky Mountain Parks of Jasper, Lake Louise and Banff, absolutely ideal for those guests incorporating a ranch stay into their Canadian adventure itinerary.

Whatever your previous saddle experience, they have a variety of western riding to inspire you. Complete beginners, advanced riders, single travellers, couples, groups of friends and families with children are all very much welcome here at Free Rein.

The ranch operates from the end of June to the end of September to allow for weather and staffing.

Accommodation comprises of :

Lakeside Log Cabins : Two cabins private deck and bathroom, shower and loo.  One queen-sized bed in the loft and two single bunks downstairs. Accommodates 2-4 people

Guest Lodge private deck and bathroom with shower and loo.

Ranchers’ Suite (Accommodates 1-2 people)  The  Ranchers’ Suite has a private deck overlooking the corrals, barn and riding arena and it has two double beds. Perfect for two adults sharing or for any couple simply wishing to stretch out in their own bed after a long day in the saddle, this suite could be for you! 

Family Suite (Accommodates 2-5 people)  Two bedrooms and a private deck overlooking the Lake. Bedroom one has a double bed and the second room can comfortably accommodate 1 to 3 children.

Lakeview Suite (Accommodates 1-2 people)  Private deck overlooking the lake and has one double bed. This suite is ideal for a couple and absolutely perfect when you are visiting alone.

With just 12 guests there is no nose to tail riding here.  Emphasis on natural horsemanship means that your horse time will be hands on. All guests are encouraged to catch, groom, saddle, feed plus getting to know your mount from the ground upwards during your visit. 

Rides here are tailored to either a complete novice or an accomplished riders. Rides may be all day affairs with a picnic lunch.

There is unlimited riding 9.30 to 5.00 daily except on arrival and departure days.


While involvement with riding stock and horsemanship are the main activities, there are additionally Mountain biking and hiking for that taste of freedom on nearby trails.

The lake offers kayaking or simply paddle leisurely along in a canoe. The property provides a prime location for spotting a variety of wildlife such as moose, coyotes, deer, wolves and beavers.

Take a cool dip in the lake after a day in the saddle, a popular alternative or the ranch also has a sauna available.

From May through to October a variety of alternative activities are also available to you within vicinity of the ranch although additional charges will apply. Wells Gray National Park, white water rafting, shopping, rodeo, golf and fishing trips.

Please provide your own alcohol to toast the end of another great day.

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All prices are per person unless otherwise specified. Please contact us to confirm the rates - 01798 865946.

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We can tailor-make your holiday with flights, car hire, motorhome and city hotels. This package offers you ATOL Protection.

The ranch prices include stays of between 3 & 7 nights starting any day with full board, all the riding and ranch activities. No service charges or single supplement. Gratuities paid locally at your discretion. Child discounts are on request. Tax is an additional 6.2%

2021 Ranch Holiday Season -  20 June to 26 Sept. The daily rate is £252pp throughout the season.

A return transfer from Kamloops may be requested for $420 (TBC), it is a 2 hour trip each way. 30% deposit required.

Please let us know your preferred departure dates and number of people travelling and we will send a quotation to you.

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