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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Husband was booked to walk the West Coast Trail on Vancouver Island and I was looking for something a little different to do for the week - and what a good choice I made. Debbie and all her family and staff run a really lovely Guest Ranch - where you feel more like a member of the family than a...

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Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

Quite simply the best horses, beautiful place and best experience. Debs the owner is unique and lovely and her team and family are all excellent. Couldn't fault a thing and have only been back a week and miss it tremendously. Horses are really well schooled and loved. I learnt a lot about natural horsemanship and really built a relationship with...

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Paris, France
Reviewed 13 September 2015

My sister and I had an inkling this was going to be special, but we had no idea what we were in for. The second you get there, Debbie and her staff make you feel part of the family. The breathtaking landscapes and the fresh, sweet scented air blow a peaceful breeze right through your soul; perfect for those of...

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Guildford, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

As absolute horse beginners Debbie & her crew not only put us at ease with their wonderful horses but taught us so much about handling them. A whole morning was devoted to horse handling, including grooming our horses, but we were out on our first trail ride that same afternoon. Importantly Debbie is keen that you get to know your...

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West Horsley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 July 2015

We spent a few nights with Debbie at Free Rein this summer and had a wonderful time. The ranch is amazingly clean, food was great and horses exceptionally well cared for. We had our 2 children with us and they both had a great time trial riding and neither of them missed TV a bit! I would not hesitate to...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 June 2015

I recently stayed 6 nights at the Free Rein Guest Ranch and had an amazing experience. Debbie and her family could not have done more for me and it was one of the highlights of my trip to Canada. I stayed on the Ranch at the same time as the lady who posted a review a bit further down noting...

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3Thank Cm672015
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 6 June 2015

Free Rein is WONDERFUL!!! My mother and I were extremely nervous about this trip. As two women from the Chicago suburbs who had never traveled alone, the trip from Calgary to the dinky Kamloops airport, followed by a long drive into the Canadian wilderness was daunting. However, we had no reason to fear. Kamloops was easy to maneuver (you literally...

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Reviewed 6 June 2015

Free Rein Ranch, and that means Debbie with her lovely family, Peter and of course the wonderful horses have taken my breath away in many ways. Already prior to arrival I felt like a friend and a guest well taken care of: Debbie takes a lot of time and makes a great effort to personally reply to any email enquiry...

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1Thank Renate H
Bridge Lake, Canada
Reviewed 3 June 2015

Free Rein is my second Home for the past seven years. Every spring I make 2-3 weeks at this Loveley place making great holidays. I was very sad and disappointed to read the Review below from a guest coming to the ranch at the same time this year. The entire Team (including myselftv since i now became also part of...

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2Thank Peter T
vancouver
Reviewed 2 June 2015

I spent two nights at Free Rein guest ranch recently ( I left a day early) and it wasn't at all what I expected. I stayed on a slow weekend with one other guest who rode the horses and then went to her room. I had hoped as a solo traveler to meet people, and not just be stuck in...

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debbie a, Owner at Free Rein Guest Ranch, responded to this review

We are clearly feeling absolutely terrible after your recent visit and the numerous emails and telephone calls that have since followed. We are extremely sorry that you feel the way you do about your recent trip, but at this juncture I feel I should remind you that after cancelling and rebooking and changing the reservation over 12 times before heading...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
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We are a family owned guest ranch located in the wilderness of the South Cariboo region of British Columbia. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Free Rein Guest Ranch

Address: 9550 Eagan Lake Road, Bridge Lake, British Columbia V0K 1E0, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Bridge Lake
Number of rooms: 5
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“The cabins by the lake were perfection! And only a 1 minute walk from the main lodge.”
 of 5 bubbles amandat925, 6 Jun 2015 | Read review
“All rooms are fantastic - Lodge or Cabin, the accommodation and views are amazing.”
 of 5 bubbles Vicki867, 2 Oct 2014 | Read review
“couples take the cabins….. great family suits in the lodge.”
 of 5 bubbles sallyh811, 1 Oct 2014 | Read review
“The lodge rooms are all very cosy and comfortable. Tea and coffee provided. Most have balconies. The log cabins have kitchenettes.”
 of 5 bubbles VancityMafasi, 1 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Cabins overlooking the lake are lovely, great for families with the kids having the bunk beds below. There is a little kitchenette but it's not needed as Kath's cooking will keep you feeling full for your whole stay.”
 of 5 bubbles 97victoriac, 19 Aug 2014 | Read review
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