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Echo Valley Ranch & Spa is a wilderness retreat where Western hospitality is juxtaposed with Asian pampering on 160 acres in the Cariboo Mountains on Canada's west coast in British Columbia. The main lodge and cabins host up to 30 guests and custom design unique weddings. All guest rooms in the main lodge have spectacular views of mountains and rolling landscape, en suite bathroom, and either private balcony or patio. Cabins are deluxe with a honeymoon cabin with fireplace. Unique to North America, the ranch’s private pagoda-like penthouse accommodation Baan Thai spa pavilion, with teak from Thailand for the interior and Canadian cedar for the exterior, was designed by Dr. Pinyo Suwankiri, architect to the Thai royal family.The resort’s authentic Baan Thai Spa conjures up a Shangri-La-inspired place where one never grows old, so is ideal for a honeymoon. Surrounded by boreal forests, lakes and canyons, the ranch serves up its own fresh spring water, Thai cuisine, ranch-raised organic produce and prides itself as an eco and soft adventure health and wellness destination with a difference: a fascinating melding of the wild west ranch and exotic Asian spa pampering adventure with luxury all round. Classic European and traditional Thai spa treatments are offered. Sabai Sabai is a key spa experience using Thai massage treatments from the 13th century to balance the body structure in order to heal the nervous and blood supply systems. Ruesri dat ton is a Chaloeisak method of Thai stretching exercise class that restores a sense of physical balance; it’s based on ancient principles of 15 gentle movements to forestall illness and taught in the elegant and natural light-infused Thai pavilion. Beauty is everywhere, both in the balance and structure of the buildings and the landscape. The serene ambiance of the extensive Thai spa facilities, including indoor heated pool, sauna, herbal steam rooms and hot tub easily induce peace and relaxation after a day’s horseback riding, hiking, cross-country skiing, fly-fishing, photo safaris, or white water rafting. Echo Valley Ranch and Spa is about a five-hour drive from Vancouver, British Columiba via Fraser Canyon route. The ranch has it own 6-seater turbo Beaver amphibian 'plane. Telephone: 1-800-253-8831

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