Shane & Jennifer O'Donnell

"Our stay at YD Guest Ranch was in the Cliff house, the accommodations were very unique and cozy. Perfect for a romantic adventure

We took an afternoon ATV adventure way into the wilderness, wild life and historical sites were explored. Then we took the morning horseback trail ride. We were one with nature and felt like we were exploring parts of the world where no one had been before us. I loved the Dining tent! Again a very unique dining experience with great food and a number of choices.

The whole staff was great. The owners and management are hands on to ensure the experience is second to none. The tour guides were very knowledgeable and made us feel comfortable the whole time. They nailed it! We went there to experience a romantic weekend for two. We look forward to coming back next year."

Rate your stay: 4 Star

 Testimonials

Nasrin Khanmohamady visited with her family on July long weekend.

We rented bluff house and tipi. They both were very clean and lovely. Oh my God, we had lots of fun on Argo tour, we also enjoyed Bertha tour, ATV ride, archery, and horseback riding. Very friendly staff and lovely owners, food was great and perfect.

Everybody was extra ordinary. I would love to go back.

Rate your stay: 4 Star

Gabi & Janos Gulyas

We stayed in the Cliff house and it was comfortably enough for 6 of us and we slept at night like babies in the comfy beds.

It was for most of us` first time of horseback riding... We all unforgettably enjoyed it! Also, riding the Argo was a unique experience.

Both the food and the service were fantastic... We looked forward and enjoyed all meals.

In general, we will be back next year! Thank you for the opportunity and experience. The best getaway place for parents with children. All the employees were exceptional, but Andrew and Kailey made it to our hearts....

Rate your stay: 5 Star

Wayne & Corey Byrd:
We visited YD Guest Ranch July 20/2016
The Staff were Quick and very Welcoming  with Amazing hospitality
Our Room was Nice, clean bed, and newly Renovated with Great amenities.
Nice new Clean Bathroom. The Location was safe, quiet and the eats were great!
Comments:Had great activities, meals, and people. Was a fun experience for our family! Highly recommend!

Abi & Alisha stayed July 1&2nd/2016

We had an amazing experience staying in the treehouse! The accommodations are well maintained and clean! The staff are extremely friendly, caring, and genuinely go out of their way to make sure you are enjoying yourself! We had an amazing first horse-ride experience, it was well organized, and we were informed and guided throughout! The owners went out of their way to ensure we got the best of our stay by helping us check out the incredible view surrounding the property. Wonderful and amazing food and accommodated our food allergies too! Also, if you are a fan of the milky way, you will not want to miss the night skies here!!Fun, exciting, beautiful adventures here at YD Guest Ranch! We will for sure be back!

Highly recommend it! Rate your stay: 5 Star

Thank you all kindly from Cow-town :)

Abi & Alisha

 

Alan Humphreys Stayed July 5&6/2016

I spent two nights in the "Rustic Cabin" which, although a log cabin and one of the oldest buildings on the historic property, was more comfortable than some hotel rooms I have stayed in. It was extra special because it was so peaceful that the only sounds came from the burbling brook and the birds.

I had booked for two 2 hour horseback trips but, since I was the only guest booked for that day's trip, my guide asked if I wanted to do one 4 hour trip. I agreed and was so glad because we were able to explore countryside the guide’s normally only visit on their own. I felt privileged to see their own hidden treasures in the lovely BC mountain countryside.

The food was excellent and always served promptly by staff you considered to be more like friends welcoming you into their home.

Aside from the very friendly owners, Sonja and Andy, who do most of the cooking and who are always trying to make your stay even better, the other staff are volunteers whose enthusiasm makes everything seem better. Although young the staff are not inexperienced as my guide is an award winning horse trainer in her native Germany.

I can highly recommend the YD Guest Ranch for anyone wishing a rustic, yet comfortable, stay in the BC interior. I would also recommend that you provide yourself with proper maps beforehand, or a good navigator as a passenger, since relying on my iPhone GPS when driving alone took me longer than expected to reach the YD Guest Ranch. It was well worth the drive however.

Rate your stay: 5 Star

 Nathen Shearer & daughter Alice stayed in our Tipi July 23/2016 I just wanted to thank you for organizing the weekend we had such a great time. everyone was so nice and obliging and could not do enough for us. Everything was perfect and will be the highlight of our trip to BC.

Myself (Martha) my daughter and son had the pleasure of staying at YD Ranch June 3-5, 2016.

We had an amazing experience!!! Being from the City, we were a little out of our comfort zone, staying in accommodations without a bathroom or electricity, it was a little unnerving, riding horses and ATV's. But Andy, Sonja, Corrie and the entire staff was so helpful and caring, great instructors, and made us feel like we were naturals at it all!! We had so much fun. Our accommodations (we stayed in the Cliff House) was amazing. The beds were the most comfortable we had ever slept in, it certainly made us forget that we were in a cabin with no modern day luxuries ; such as bathroom facilities. It was difficult to peel ourselves out of the comfy bed. The entire staff was so knowledgable, and made us feel confident that we too would could be just as good as they were, whether it was horse back riding, ATVing or archery. Every morning, the cow bell would ring, summoning us to breakfast. We were greeted in the morning with a scrumptious breakfast, made by Andy And/or Nick and his team. They were also the chefs for lunch and dinner too. You couldn't ask for more delicious, finger lickin meals. Everyone was genuinely nice!! That was the best part of all. We had an amazing experience at YD Ranch. Thank you Andy, Sonja and the entire staff of YD Ranch!
Stayed July 2016

Tom Heagney stayed July 4&5 2016

My wife and I stayed in the Tipi and we really enjoyed our stay. The bed was very comfortable and even though it was cold outside at night it was nice and cozy in the tent as the propane fire kept us very warm.

We went on a guided horse riding trail and really enjoyed it. My wife had never been horse riding before and after a little nervous start she settled in and had a great time. The horses were great, followed the leader and easy to direct. The girls guiding us were very professional, friendly and informative. We had a great morning.

The food was excellent, the quality, the size of portions and the options we got was fantastic. And at such a great rate.

All the staff were excellent. We have to say a special thanks to one of the girls (her name I just can't remember) who looked after Milo, our dog and brought him for a walk while we went horse riding. He really had a great time there also.

Rate your stay: 4 Star

Liz Graham: Stayed July14/2016

We stayed in the Tipi, and loved it. It rained quite a lot the night we stayed and while there was a drip or two, the beds were super warm and comfy, and we stayed dry. My 7 year old was thrilled to stay in a Tipi.

We booked a horseback ride for one morning of our stay. The forecast was for rain, so the staff asked if we would like to go the evening before while the weather was good. So nice of them to be flexible. We went in the evening and it was wonderful. The horses were great, and the scenery was beautiful. The guides were very friendly. When we woke up to rain we were glad to have switched the time!

All the staff were very friendly and attentive. The meals were great, and very filling!

Great place to "get away" to. We really enjoyed it!

Rate your stay: 5 Star

My wife and I stayed at your ranch August 2nd – 4th, 2016 and I just wanted to email you and tell you what a fantastic experience we had. I wanted to thank you for such an amazing memory for the two of us that we will not forget! Everyone was amazing and blew us away with their cheerful attitude, fun personalities and it was a pleasure to stay with people that enjoy what they do.

Michelle and I were not expecting the 5 star service that we received and every little touch of personalization was appreciated. Thank you again for treating us to an amazing sunset ride and it was an absolute pleasure to share that ride with Corolla and Ida. The food was amazing and I don’t think I’ve ever felt that level of full throughout the day in a long time. Since we are now eagle eyes at archery and we are able to hit stuffed animals from a 5 yard distance we are now getting into archery as a hobby, so thank you for helping us find a sport we both enjoy!

 We will definitely plan on staying with you again in the near future! Thank you so much again for everything and I hope you share this with everyone at the ranch and give them a HUGE thank you from us.

Shawn & Michelle Postnikoff

Sylvia&Gary Walters stayed Sept 9&10th 2016:  We spent our 30th Anniversary at the Ranch. Corrie had booked us a two night package deal which was awesome. It was topped off with a bottle of champagne. The entire staff at the Ranch was very accommodating and willing to go out of their way to help with anything.

The Tree House is an awesome place to stay, Very comfortable and spacious..Slept like a baby. Loved it !!Our ATV Tour was such a Great time - we saw so much of the country side and our tour guides Nick and Markus were very knowledgeable about the area. Best part of our trip for sure.  ALL of our meals were fabulous!!! All the way from the beautifully arranged salads to the tasty desert. The Ribs are to die for :)

We loved our stay and will be spreading the word. What a wonderful place to run away to. Keep up the great work!  Rate your stay: 5 Star

Julie Dueck stayed with us Sept 21st & 22nd 2016

I stayed in the Rustic Log Cabin. It was very cozy as described and the bed and linens were lovely.

We did the horseback riding which was a real pleasure. We went up trails and saw extraordinary views. Just beautiful. We also rode ATV's and had a really nice time. All our guides really new their stuff. We were very happy.

The food was excellent. The first night we had ribs that are pretty much the best I've had. The portions were really substantial and the fruits and vegetables were really fresh. Enjoyed the food very much.

Rate your stay: 5 Star