Guest ranch and wilderness resort adds luxury canvas tents for 2013 seasonAt Siwash Lake Ranch, reconnecting with nature takes on a whole new luxurious meaning with three beautifully appointed tent experiences, while providing guests with some of the finest wilderness adventures in the country.
Set on a forested ridge overlooking Siwash Lake, an enclave of exclusive canvas cabins hearkens back to the era of great African safari camps, but with a decidedly western flare. Each five-star tent is surrounded by a generous buffer of fir boughs and wildflower meadows, where privacy comes courtesy of nature. With 1,000 square-feet of living space, each canvas tent feels as opulent as the views that unfold from its expansive sundeck; while large enough to accommodate a family of five, for a couple celebrating a honeymoon or a special anniversary, these tents imbue the royal treatment.âAlthough âglamping' (glamorous camping) is a term relatively new throughout British Columbia, the establishment of luxury canvas tents recalls a time of romantic travel from the 19th Century, where European travellers would spend entire seasons abroad,â says Allyson Rogers, founder and owner of Siwash Lake Ranch. âAt Siwash Lake Ranch, we continue to expand our offerings to guests each year, and the idea of building pioneer tents was a natural extension of authentic ranch house and barn suite accommodations.âThe Siwash Lake Ranch Signature Experience, with lodging in the canvas tents, is available from June 1 to Sept. 30, 2013, and starts at $995 Cdn per person, per night. This all-inclusive package features fine dining with three gourmet meals daily; wake-up room service; evening hors d'oeuvre; alcohol; and use of all ranch facilities for self-guided tours, including swimming, canoeing, kayaking, and mountain biking. Guided adventures with fly fishing; hiking; wilderness survival; skeet shooting; and outdoor yoga are presented daily, while the ranch's âSynergy with Horsesâ riding program, rated one of the best in Canada, is at the heart of the Siwash signature experience. Each meticulously detailed two-room white canvas suite features a master bedroom with a curtained doorway that opens upon meadows, woodlands and lake. Fir plank floors throughout give the feel of a frontier homestead. At the same time, antique furniture, gorgeous linens and an in-floor heated en-suite bathroom connected by smoked-glass French door to an indoor/outdoor shower, are among the stylish details that will forever change the guest's opinion of tenting. Rogers and her team will add another tent this fall and two more in 2014, bringing capacity up to nine luxury ranch units. In their design and implementation, these indigenous abodes showcase the ranch's ongoing commitment to sustainability. Utilizing solar energy for primary power, Siwash sets the bar high and has been awarded the Hotel Association of Canada's Five Green Keys for its efforts to protect wetlands and natural habits and recycle materials in its day-to-day operations, among other eco-initiatives. At Siwash Lake Ranch, each day will rope in guests' choice of the adventures on offerâenhanced by the opportunity for naturopathic spa treatments under canvas, foraging with the chef, wildlife viewing, or simply sinking into a novel and watching the sun set on the evocative landscape around the ranch. Inevitably it concludes with a delicious meal of organic, ranch grown cuisine paired with classic BC wines in the fine dining room. When guests finally walk beneath the shimmering stars of a Cariboo evening, up the ridge to their secluded suite, they will step into a realm of luxury where the beauty and peacefulness of nature lies just beyond the canvas walls. That's camping at Siwash Lake Ranch.For more information about the Siwash Lake Ranch canvas tent experience and luxury all inclusive packages, visit www.siwashlakeranch.com or call 1-250-395-6541. About Siwash Lake RanchSiwash Lake Ranch depicts genuine cowboy culture and is a private hideaway where eco-adventure, nature and luxury engage in the wilds. Amidst 80,000 acres of wide open skies, golden grasslands and forests bejeweled with lakes, guests explore the magical bond between horses and humansâregarded as Canada's signature riding experience. Add to this an alluring choice of wilderness activities, exquisite cuisine that's grown on the ranch or foraged nearby, and authentic frontier accommodations set within honey-hued log walls or canvas beneath the stars. Siwash is a guest ranch with a difference. For more information, visit www.siwashlakeranch.com.-30-Media Contacts:Brian Cant, Tartan Group: 250-592-3838 or firstname.lastname@example.orgDeirdre Campbell, Tartan Group: 250-592-3838 or email@example.com