Sunday, May 1, 2016


Spring Cleaning

It is the first of May at the Ranch in the Chilcotin Mountain. The first Guide School Students have been here for a week now and everything is set up for more people to come. Surely but slowly we can feel the summer coming closer. The sprinklers are on in every part of the pastures and around the houses with the water from the creek right next to the Ranch, the grass is growing higher and higher, not even the ponys can catch up with the growth of dandelion, cloves and Timothy. The greenhouse is stacked to the top with veggies and spices, herbs and flowers.

It was a long process for all of us here at the ranch. It took nearly three weeks to set up the prospector tents, rake the fields, get rid of the deadfall and repair fences or to summarize it: clean up and start fresh. Setting up everything took a lot of patience, focus and discipline next to man- and horse­power.

Where ever that was not enough, we used jackals to replace fences, tractors to get soil and skidder to pull lumber. And once even a manual 4x4 to plow the garden. The first guests enjoyed their horse rides and the hospitality already.

Now that the routine is getting worked into the schedule, we organize ourselves to guaranty a healthy environment at the ranch, where the grasses are watered with water from the nearby creek, the tomatoes come from the greenhouse, and fresh birch tree water or pine needle tea. To life of the land is our motto and we give you the chance to live healthier than ever in the most natural lifestyle.

With all the changes the spring comes with, the 'getting back in shape' and the progress around the ranch, no one can wait for the horse back trips to start, the bears to come out, for fishing and hiking and all the other opportunities that the short summer in the Chilcotin Mountain has to offer. Chilcotin Holidays, stewards of the South Chilcotin Mountains, welcomes guests from around the world for the season.


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We are a licensed guide outfitter and we conduct guided wilderness adventures throughout our 5,000 square km operating area. This guide area has been operational since 1880, making it the oldest in British Columbia. More about us HERE.

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