Siwash is a 5-star luxury dude ranch and remote wilderness resort—an exclusive, remote, intimate hideaway where horses, nature, and eco-adventure entwine in the wilds. Siwash Lake Ranch was rated among the 10 greatest ranches in North America by USA Today. Families and couples explore the Canadian west on horseback, immersed in the cowboy culture of BC’s Cariboo region, while enjoying life-enriching moments in a wilderness paradise. This authentic working ranch has 80,000 acres of guiding territory encompassing mountain bluffs, river canyons, fire-licked forests and wildflower meadows—prime habitat for a myriad of wildlife.
Siwash Lakes horse program is unparalleled throughout North America and beyond. Beginner and advanced riders are matched up with our gentle horses, hand-picked to suit the unique attributes of each guest. Natural western horsemanship is taught and guests have a private riding guide. Those with desire and proven ability have the freedom to ride unescorted. Besides riding, the Siwash signature experience offers fly-fishing, canoeing, SUPing, swimming, hiking, waterfall fire-ecology hiking, mountain biking, 3-D all terrain archery, hatchet throwing, and skeet shooting. Wellness treatments are also available.
Accommodations overlook the secluded ‘Siwash’ lake, surrounded by a grassy meadows, ebony hued forests, and the marble mountains. Honey-hued log walls embrace a great room with river-rock fireplace, and a fine dining room where only organic, ranch-grown food is foraged and prepared fresh each day. Suites feature heavenly beds dressed with the softest linens, private baths, balconies and exquisite views. A private enclave, the Siwash Star Camp™, features ultra-luxurious, safari-style canvas tents with special rollout star gazing beds — here, a private camp host and star guide tends to your needs, draws the cedar soak hot tub, serves your meal on the platform dining deck, and teaches you how to navigate the bejeweled night skies.
The Rogers Family
All-inclusive starting at $1,395 USD (approx $1,800 CAD.) per adult per night, and $895 USD (approx $1,100 CAD.) per child per night.
The rates cover the luxury accommodation, fine dining, 6 hours of privately guided eco-adventure activities per day (including unlimited riding with a guide or on your own all day every day), fly-fishing, mountain biking, hiking, waterfall fire-ecology hiking, SUPing, swimming, wilderness survival, skeet shooting, 3-D archery, and much more!
A Ranch Takeover is available for exclusive booking of the entire resort for private use.
3 night stay minimum — 3, 4, or 7 night stays available.
Please note, we will absolutely host you for more than 7 nights.
A 50 percent deposit, via bank wire transfer, is required to confirm reservation. This is non-refundable, but we will count it as a credit towards a new booking within 1 year of the original booking.
Bank wire transfer.
– Fly to Vancouver via a commercial flight
– Here you have the option to connect to the Williams Lake (YWL) airport, where we would pick you up and drive you to Siwash
– Drive, train, float plane, helicopter and private chauffeur service available
– Fly to Calgary via commercial flight
– Drive, train, float plane, helicopter and private chauffeur service available
– A member of Canada’s prestigious ‘Signature Experience Collection’
– Winner of Condé Nast Johansens 2019 Best for Romance
– A member of National Geographic’s “Unique Lodges of the World”
– A Founding Member of the Magnificent 7 Luxury Wilderness Lodges of Canada
– A member of Top 50 Ranches, “the World’s best Dude Ranch Vacations”
– A member of Ranch Vacations, “the best ranch vacations in the World”
– A member of BC Guest Ranchers’ Association
– A member of Green Tourism Canada
– A member of the Wilderness Tourism Association
– Winner of Condé Nast Johansens 2018 Best Small and Exclusive Property
The ranch has a maximum capacity of 15-20 people, making for a very private and exclusive holiday base. This 5 star ranch is an eco-friendly destination, located off-grid and powered solely by the sun’s energy. Siwash is perfect for a sophisticated adult getaway, or upscale family vacation.
The 7,000 square foot lodge is set at the edge of a meadow on a knoll overlooking Siwash Lake. It features laid back western-style luxury – old-fashioned country charm and the rustic flavor of frontier living, finished with elegant touches reminiscent of the Victorian era. The cathedral ceiling living room, with its western decor, overstuffed furniture, vintage fabrics, and antiques, makes for a relaxed and comfortable haven at day’s end, when there’s always a crackling fire burning in the 30-foot high river rock fireplace.
Guest accommodations include premium lodge rooms, one and two-bedroom suites, a spacious family suite in the barn loft, and luxury canvas-clad glamping tents. All are romantically furnished with country antiques, eiderdown duvets, oversized bath towels, and many personal touches for your comfort and enjoyment. Most feature king size beds, French doors opening onto private balconies, and all have en-suite bathrooms and gorgeous lake views.
At mealtimes, you’ll be delighted with fine cuisine while sat on the panoramic deck on the main Ranch House. Each group has their own private table for dining — alfresco style.
The ranch offers savory, gourmet cuisine, prepared from the freshest of seasonal ingredients and served with casual Siwash-style flare. Whenever possible, organic food produced on the ranch — mouthwatering beef and pork, free-range eggs, and baby greens for your salads, picked right from the garden — is incorporated in the daily dishes. Wild salmon, trout and venison are a Siwash specialty. Meals are embellished with edible flowers, herbs and berries harvested fresh, daily.
The chef is pleased to accommodate special diets when notified in advance. Your day begins with first class service. In the early morning, a wake-up tray will be placed by your door, brimming with home baked muffins and your choice of freshly brewed tea or coffee, or juice. Continental Breakfasts from the “Barrel Bar” and the hot breakfasts are hearty and delicious. Lunches, served as a luxury picnic during a wilderness adventure whenever possible, feature nourishing and comforting homemade soups, salads, wraps, sandwiches, pastas, Mexican food, and breads. Later in the day, enjoy chef’s daily hors d’oeuvre, presented on the sun deck or fireside. Dinners are sumptuous, culinary delights infused with international flavors.
During your overnight at the Siwash Star Camp™, a camp host will serve your meals on a platform deck underneath the wide open Cariboo skies and overlooking the Marble Mountains.
Romantic in-suite and is also available. The ranch is fully licensed and we feature premium wines and beer from world-class BC wineries, included in your package!
This private hideaway is a boutique wilderness resort that is a sophisticated yet family friendly ranch appealing to the world’s most discerning, active travelers seeking freedom, authentic adventure, and transformational life-enriching experiences.
We have one of the most unique horseback riding programs in North America. Whether you’re a first-time beginner or a very advanced rider, you’ll be delighted with the selection of horses in our wonderful herd. We encourage guests to become comfortable at all gaits—walking, trotting and loping(cantering)— by the end of their stay. Our signature horseback riding experience, SiwashSynergy™, takes riders through an engaging step-by-step orientation that covers everything from groundwork and grooming, to saddling and riding.
Guests are assigned a horse each for the duration of their stay and are welcome to saddle and groom their horses. Our program is not at all intimidating, and is all about giving guests one-on-one, supportive and knowledgeable mentoring every step of the way. After some introductory sessions with the owner, you have the freedom to ride on your own or with a private guide. You may ride all day from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm if you wish. There is very little scheduling here and no rigidly structured “nose-to-tail” trail riding – we strive to provide a personalized riding experience that’s catered to your needs and abilities, with a focus on natural western horsemanship.
For non-riders, world-class fishing is featured on Siwash Lake, numerous wilderness lakes, and a river, all within close vicinity of the ranch. We offer the services of our professional angling guide and provide all gear.
Summary of Activities:
Horseback riding; fly-fishing; river & lake swimming; hiking; fire ecology hiking; mountain biking; wilderness survival; skeet shooting; 3D cross country archery; hatchet throwing; bird watching; wildlife viewing; canoeing & kayaking; rodeo excursions; sustainability workshops, & outdoor games. Healing wellness treatments include jogging and hiking circuits, and massages on request. Siwash offers a thrilling helicopter safari for guests who wish to go hiking on mountain tops, gold panning in the Fraser River, and learning about First Nations Lore.
Siwash is extremely family friendly, with the goal of reconnecting families while providing engaging, fun, and active vacations for them! With ranch critters and a wild flower meadow… welcome to nature’s play ground. A stay at Siwash for children revolves quite simply around life on a ranch, featuring a balance of free play combined with educational and artistic content. Typical activities may include horse care, archery, hatchet throwing, animal tracking, orienteering, scavenger hunts, nature walks, fort building, arts and crafts, or outdoor games.
Children ages 6 and older who demonstrate an ability to safely control their own horse are welcome to ride the trails with their parents. If under 12 years of age, participation in an un-escorted group will be at the discretion of the GM, based on the child’s riding ability and maturity. Those needing more practice can be led around the barn area and home meadow, when the opportunity arises.
4,000 feet above sea level
The ranch is located in the remote heartland of BC, halfway between the Canadian Rocky Mountains and the Coastal Mountains.
– Helicopter pad at The Ranch
– Float plane dock adjacent to The Ranch
– 108 Mile House Airport (ZMH) for small private jets
– Williams Lake Regional Airport (YWL) for commercial flights
– Vancouver International Airport (YVR) for international flights