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Three Bars Ranch Canada

9 days from £2479 per person

The Three Bars Ranch offers the ultimate dude ranch experience, perfected through a combination of impeccably kept horses, fabulous riding terrain and highly qualified horsemen. The world-class horse programme is suitable for all ages and abilities; complimented by charming western hospitality and the delights of a modern world. The ranch has a prime location in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. A beautifully natural region surrounded by striking landscapes of shimmering turquoise lakes, dense alpine forests, vast green fields and breath-taking mountain vistas; the perfect spot for an afternoon hike, volleyball game and campfire entertainment. Mealtimes are a social affair at the ranch, whether enjoyed at a BBQ cookout or in the main lodge catching up with your fellow guests over a delicious home-cooked meal. The ranch caters well for families, with a comprehensive children’s programme that keeps the kids busy learning how to ride, toast marshmallows and gain an understanding about animals and nature, freeing up your time to ride for as long as you wish each day.

Route: Cranbrook - Three Bars Ranch - Cranbrook

Itinerary Highlights

Enjoy exploring the heart of the Canadian Rockies on horseback; take pleasure in the quintessential Canadian scenery that perfectly complements to your dude ranch experience.

With over 120 horses, you will be paired with a horse that is entirely matched to your confidence and ability level at the start of the week by the team of experienced wranglers.

Savour the home-cooked meals enjoyed family-style together in the main lodge or out on a ride as a BBQ cookout. A great way for everyone to catch up at the end of the day.

Itinerary: Three Bars Ranch Canada

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international flight to Cranbrook. On arrival you will make your way to a nearby hotel, where you will spend the night. Relax this evening as you acclimatise to your new surroundings and time zone. (N)

Accommodation in Cranbrook: Best Western Cranbrook Hotel (or similar)

This morning you will check out of your hotel before being met and transferred to the Three Bars Ranch, journey time approximately 15 minutes.

During your six night stay at the ranch, you can join in as many or as few rides as you wish, along with regular hikes, rafting and BBQ cookouts. Three Bars Ranch is located near one of the many trout rivers in British Columbia so keen fishermen can purchase a licence and try for a catch as well. (B,L,D at the Ranch)

Bid farewell to the ranch before being transferred back to Cranbrook Airport for your international flight back to the UK. (B)
Today you will arrive back into the UK, where you will continue your journey home. (N)
**KEY: N = No meals, B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

What To Do Next?

We design unique, tailor-made holiday itineraries to suit you, by combining your ideas with our knowledge and experience. Once you have an idea of what you’re looking for, or if you require some advice, please call us or complete the enquiry form online for a quotation.

What's included

  • International flights from the UK
  • Hotel accommodation and taxes
  • Private transfers as specified

What's not included

  • Cost of visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Meals unless specified

Guide to Price

The above price is based on two people travelling together and sharing accommodation in low season. The price is only a guide and can vary according to selected airlines, hotels and date of travel. If you wish to travel with your family, friends or on your own we will be very happy to assist you with your arrangements.

 

Accommodation

You will have the choice between one, two and three bedroom log cabins. Each cabin is uniquely designed and carefully equipped, ensuring you have everything you need and feel right at home. Emphasizing comfort and relaxation, every last detail has been carefully thought out; from delicately hand-crafted furniture to soft fresh linens and rustic wooden walls. All rooms are spacious, have a private bathroom and come with all required kitchen amenities. Our dedicated travel team will be able to recommend which unique log cabin will best suit your group size and requirements.

Dining

Dining at Three Bars is a truly social event, bringing guests together to enjoy delicious, traditional, home cooked food with an upscale flair. The majority of meals are served buffet style, with a combination of family style and private seating available. From BBQ steak cookouts to traditional Mexican cuisine, Ester the in-house chef produces delightful fresh breads and homemade desserts. Begin your day with a hearty breakfast to fuel you for your day - from fruits and cereals, yogurts and muffins, to pancakes and waffles, sausages and eggs, there is something for everyone. At lunch time, hot and cold entrees, fresh salads, BBQ cook outs and some sweet treats will be on offer - remember to pack away a few little extras to enjoy during the afternoon ride. Evening meals are a very social affair, with guests sitting back to relax, catch up on their days, and tuck into yet another sensational meal. Vegetarian and vegan meals can be served upon request, and the kitchen can also prepare special meals for specific food intolerances and allergies with advanced notice - please advise us at the time of booking of any requirements you may have.

Horse Riding

Whilst the Three Bars Ranch offers a wide variety of different activities, an unrivalled riding program is what puts Three Bars in a class of its own. The riding program was developed and is overseen directly by the Beckley Family. The perfect combination of great horses, beautiful riding terrain, and the experience of world class horsemen is really what sets the riding experience here aside from other ranches. With over 110 horses, the horse-to-guest ration at the Three Bars Guest Ranch is over 2-to-1, allowing the wranglers to pair you with a horse perfect for your individual riding ability and level of experience. The horses range from kid’s horses that are ideal for youngsters to safely experience riding on horseback for the first time, all the way through to young horses suitable for more experienced riders in search of a challenging mount. So, whether you’re an old hand or someone who needs a little hand, you can be sure you will enjoy your time in the saddle. Once you are paired up with your horse, it will be yours for the entire duration of your stay on the ranch. Each morning, he will be ready and waiting for you to ride him, and you will also keep hold of the same saddle for the week too. While riding is an extremely popular activity for guests to get involved in, it is never mandatory. Some guests ride at every opportunity, whereas other guests may choose to ride only once or twice during their holiday. Rides are planned out and arranged with guests by the head wrangler during the meal before. Ride options include family rides, adult rides, kids' rides, walking rides and fast rides. The first rides of the day leave from the corral straight after breakfast and then arrive back at the ranch in time for a delicious lunch. In the afternoon, the rides leave the corrals between one and half past one. For experienced riders, fast rides are offered after one full day of riding experience at the Three Bars Ranch. A full day ride is offered to all guests once a week, where lunch will be packed and enjoyed on the trail, and a breakfast ride is organised once a week also, where you will depart from the ranch earlier than the usual morning rides, and stop for a delicious hot breakfast on the trail. The trails ridden from the Three Bars Ranch will take you through truly diverse landscapes of high mountain scenery and along the banks of St Mary's River. Over 75,000 acres of extremely beautiful land begs to be explored on horseback. The Three Bars Ranch require all guests (adults and children) to wear riding boots for safety. If you and your family do not have your own pair of riding boots, you can rent cowboy boots from the ranch store.

Children

Children of all ages will have the holiday of a lifetime here at the Three Bars Ranch. Here they are safe to enjoy wide open spaces and just have fun being kids, whether they are catching frogs, toasting marshmallows over an open fire, or enjoying horseback riding for the first time.The children's programme is designed to keep kids of all ages busy throughout the day and into the night, with activities such as hiking and rafting for all the family to enjoy together, plus a kids' riding programme which allows parents to enjoy an adult only ride. The petting zoo allows children the opportunity to feed the sheep and gather eggs from the chickens. As the Three Bars Ranch is so small, a custom holiday experience can be organised. Children must be at least six years old to ride at the ranch. If you want your children to wear helmets whilst riding, you will need to take your own.

Activities and Facilities

Your stay at the ranch includes a river float trip. During the Spring months, when the water is higher, a local white water rafting outfitter will collect you at the lodge, later in the season this becomes more of a river float. Two afternoon hikes are offered per week. Join in an easy short hike along the creek to Marysville water falls. This is an easy hike anyone can do along a developed trail with boardwalks, steps and hand rails. For those who would like a more natural hike and a chance to get your heart rate up a bit come along on a hike to Perry Creek waterfalls. The Three Bars Ranch is located just a short distance away from St Mary's River, which is thought of as one of the best dry fly fisheries in North America. Catches up for grabs include rainbow trout, cut throats and bull trout. The ranch has fly fishing equipment available for guests to use. Fishing season opens on 15th June, but the later in the season you come, the better the fishing.

Other activities and facilities available to guests of the Three Bars Ranch include:

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Outdoor Jacuzzi hot tub
  • High end mountain bikes
  • Fully equipped fitness facility
  • Onsite store
  • Petting zoo
  • Campfire pit
  • Horseshoe pit
  • Tennis court
  • Volleyball court
  • Satellite TV, DVD and VCR in the main lodge room
  • Trap shooting range
  • Kids' Fort
  • Business centre with fax, computer and pay phone
  • Public laundry facility

Getting to Three Bars Ranch

Cranbrook Airport is just 15 minutes away from the Three Bars Ranch, and transfers are provided free of charge. If you are flying into Calgary and planning to enjoy a longer holiday in the area, we recommend self-driving to the ranch and enjoying some of many highlights of Alberta and British Columbia, including Banff and Lake Louise along the northern route, or the Frank Slide and the Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump (Native American culture centre) along the southern route. Why not take a circle route and enjoy the best of everything?

USA : White Stallion Ranch Holiday Review

We have just returned from our holiday absolutely buzzing! We had the time of our lives! Thank you very much for your part. Very well done.

As for a trip highlight, the breakfast rides were our stand-out favourite. A gentle, early morning ride out to their cook-out spot, to be met by a super breakfast being cooked fresh on the camp stove. Just amazing. 

JB - USA : White Stallion Ranch - April 2017

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