Press Release - Echo Valley Ranch and Spa

Ride the Rails to Echo Valley Ranch & Spa at Echo Valley Ranch and Spa

Ride the Rails to Echo Valley Ranch & Spa
Echo Valley Ranch and Spa Mar 22 2011

Clinton, British Columbia, Canada - February 22, 2011: This summer, a new Ranch by Rail package combines classic rail travel and outdoor adventures at one of Canada's leading ranches. Echo Valley Ranch & Spa is now offering an exclusive package, which includes a journey with Rocky Mountaineer. This six-day/seven-night rail trip includes premier train travel between Vancouver and Banff and a three-day stopover at Echo Valley for a rejuvenating adventure amid quintessential BC surroundings. Echo Valley Ranch & Spa offers a generous blend of trail riding, hiking, spa activities and relaxation.

After a day of rolling through sensational scenery on board the Rocky Mountaineer, passengers are transferred from Kamloops to Echo Valley, where they are met with a glass of champagne as they exchange the iron horse for the four-legged kind. A day at the Ranch may start with a Thai yoga stretch class, and then over a leisurely breakfast guests can choose their day's adventures. Some opt for a hike on the ranch's 160 acres (and many thousands more stretching beyond those), book a trail ride with a wrangler, or go fly-fishing at the well-stocked ponds. Meals at Echo Valley are a highlight of any stay, created with fresh produce picked from the organic vegetable and herb garden, as well as meats and poultry from the ranch.

And when it's time to relax, the Spa at Echo Valley offers a full range of Western-style and traditional Thai treatments - from Thai massage, Thai Foot Massage and hot compress treatment - to classic European treatments, such as Swedish massage and hydrotherapy. The spa is equipped with an indoor pool, fitness centre, sauna and steam rooms, and offers daily Thai fitness and meditation classes.

In addition to three nights at Echo Valley Ranch & Spa, and use of all the ranch facilities, the Ranch by Rail package includes two days of Rocky Mountaineer with choice of GoldLeaf Dome Car Service or RedLeaf single level rail car service between Vancouver and Banff, one night accommodation at a Fairmont hotel in Vancouver, and Banff and a night in Kamloops, as well as meals on board. Rates for the Ranch by Rail GoldLeaf package begin at $5,495 CAD, while the RedLeaf package starts at $3,070 CAD per person, based on double occupancy (excluding taxes). This package can only be booked through Echo Valley Ranch sales office and is only available on a limited number of departure dates, between June and September.

For reservations or more information, please call Echo Valley Ranch & Spa at 1-800-253-8831, or visit www.evranch.com

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