Located in ‘cowboy country’ above the Fraser River in BC’s scenic Cariboo Region, Echo Valley Ranch & Spa entices those seeking a restorative sojourn, as well as those looking for a higher-octane activity. Whether your idea of heaven is a trail ride through rolling hills, a 4x4 wildlife safari, or a day at the spa, at Echo Valley guests find harmony and rejuvenation. The fusion of eastern and western influences is best seen at the spa, where both western massage and Thai treatments soothe muscles and mind; while dining options encompass dishes from east and west, fueled by produce from the ranch livestock and kitchen garden. Activities also include hiking, bird watching and fly-fishing, as well as trips to white water rafting and golf. Echo Valley is an idyllic spot for weddings and elopements, and caters to meetings and retreats for corporate groups. Accommodations include luxury suites, cabins and lodge rooms for up to 40. Echo Valley is open from April to October. The ranch has a strong sustainability ethic, which runs through the ‘farm to fork’ approach to dining, the carbon credits to offset guests’ travel, and every aspect of ranch life. Flying into the ranch’s private runway is the best way to arrive; the ranch is also accessible by scenic gravel road. Guests may also opt to fly to Kamloops with a transfer to the ranch.