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Big Creek Lodge The Big Creek Lodge is a working guest ranch hidden in the heart of BC’s beautiful Chilcotin region. Rated a Canada Select Four Star accommodation, the lodge provides great European comfort, combined with wilderness, adventure and untouched nature. The cedar log home has infloor-heated rooms, a large dining room which overlooks the Big Creek and surrounding landscapes, an uninhibited view of the Coast Mountains, a cozy fireplace and a large wrap around deck. Two cabins, nestled on the river, have their own cowboy-style living room, bathroom, and a large veranda with beautiful views to the Big Creek providing even more silence during your stay. We offer great horseback riding on one of our 30 horses, chosen personally for each guest for the duration of his/her stay. Every June, there is a big Cattle Drive with over 700 head of cows/calves brought up into the mountains. And the Lodge is a great base for a visit to the world famous Williams Lake Stampede - the second largest Rodeo in Canada. In addition to our horse adventures, you can also enjoy fishing, hiking and mountain biking, or just relax in the hot tub under the stars at night. It is truly a vacation experience you have always dreamed of!
www.bigcreeklodgebc.com Double Star Ranch Double Star Ranch offers trail rides from May through to September. We’re a smaller, more personal operation where the horses are treated like family. Our horses live in a natural herd environment, are kept barefoot for optimal hoof health, receive regular massage therapy, and are never overworked. We work to ensure all of the horses enjoy their jobs. We even take in horses in need to care for and rehabilitate them so that they may have a better future. Horses are selected for each individual rider so that every guest, whether a beginner or more experienced receive the best experience possible. While offering fantastic trail rides is the main focus, Double Star Ranch also hosts several special events including kid’s day camps, an adult horsemanship weekend, and our opening day fundraiser on May 2, to benefit the family of Richard Smith who was severely injured in a snowmobile accident. Children between the ages of 6-16 years old can learn about the care of horses, improve their riding skills and more, all while having a fantastic time making new friends and being with the horses during the kid’s day camps, and adults can enjoy a similar experience during the adult weekend.
Double Star Ranch Trail Rides 1740 Agate Bay Road, Louis Creek BC
Less than one hour from Kamloops and 30 minutes from Barriere
Excellent horses, friendly staff, and awesome trails. Horses and trails for all levels of riders from beginners to experienced. A variety of trails available, including custom options and Pony Rides for younger riders. We also offer Kid’s Day Camps & more. Relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Happy and Healthy Horses.
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