Free Rein Ranch awarded TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

BY Jody Dahl | Wed 13 Jun, 2012

Free Rein Ranch in British Columbia, Canada, has recently added to its collection of accolades. Not only is it one of the Top50 Ranches in the world, the Canada guest ranch just been issued a Certificate of Excellence by online review guru TripAdvisor!

With every single one of Free Rein's TripAdvisor reviews rated 'Excellent' (apparently "Very Good" just doesn't do it justice), the working ranch is not only held in high regard by the ranching and travel industries, but by guests themselves - reassuring when you want to be sure your dude ranch vacations match up to what they say on the label.

Here are just a few reviews from happy guests who helped Free Rein win its TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence...

"Dream vacation" - 3 June, 2012
I would like to thank Debbie, her family and Kitt for their great hospitality during our stay at Free Rein Ranch. I felt like I went home when I was like we were in the company of family with their caring attentive ways. The horses are so healthy and Debbie goes out of her way to share such valuable knowledge she has about these beautiful animals. The trail rides have such green acres, forested areas, lakeside and much more. The setting of the ranch is unbelieveably beautiful, log cabins on the lakefront with acres of breathtaking wilderness. The food was delicious! I enjoyed how we'd all gather after dinner on the front porch of the lodge and chat about how our day went... This vacation was more then I ever dreamed it would be and I'll be going back for sure!

“Vacation of a lifetime” - 11 March 2012
Wonderful owners, great animals, excellent food, brilliant accomodations, breathtaking landscape... There’s really nothing to criticize! As a single traveller this place is just perfect: Debbie and her lovely parents welcome you as an old friend, giving you the feeling to be a part of the family. Moreover all accomodations are the same price... I was allowed to spend the whole week in a very roomy, gorgeous cabin, just in front of the beautiful a little peace of heaven... The trailraides offered breathtaking views... As a passionate rider, you’ll have everything the (cowgirl) heart desires! Memories of a lifetime - thanks for making them come true, Free Rein Ranch!

“What an amazing honeymoon!” - 20 October 2011
Wow where to wife and I decided to go to Free Rein Guest Ranch from October 11-18, 2011 to celebrate our honeymoon. We wanted to do something different, something that was out of the ordinary... When we arrived at the ranch we were promply greeted by Kath who showed us to our lakeside cabin. When we walked into the cabin we noticed a card congratulating us on our recent marriage along with a vase of flowers and 2 individual bottles of champagne. All the meals were homemade and served homestyle in the lodge with all of the guests and staff sitting around a table talking of their daily tales. The day is truly up to you as what you would like to do. We chose to spend most of our days with the horses. We spent time relaxing in front of the fireplace in the lodge and enjoyed a campfire on a crisp evening under the stars after a long day of riding. We, along with the other guests, got the privilege of experiencing a true cattle drive where we got to round up cattle on horseback and sort cattle in the pens... From the moment we stepped foot on the ranch Debbie and her family made us feel like we were long-lost friends and family. The Free Rein Family has woven its way into our hearts forever! It is not a question of IF we will return to Free Rein Guest Ranch, it's a matter of WHEN.

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