Three Bars Guest Ranch | Cranbrook, British Columbia

  • Minimum: $360
  • Maximum: $400
  • Email: info@threebarsranch.com
  • Phone: +1 877-426-5230 +1 250-426-5230
  • Location: Cranbrook, British Columbia
  • Closest Airport: Cranbrook
  • Elevation: 3200 feet
  • Guest Capacity: 40
  • Open: May 21 - October 2
  • Check In/Out: Sunday between 4:00 and 6:30 pm - 10:30 am
  • Minium Stay: 3 nights for June & September, 6 nights for July & August
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About Three Bars Guest Ranch

Three Bars Guest Ranch
The adventure vacation ranch of the Canadian Rockies.

Located just south of Banff National Park, in the Canadian Rockies, Three Bars Guest Ranch specializes in 3-night and 6-night, all-inclusive vacation packages. Horseback riding and non-riding packages are available.

Three Bars Guest Ranch is a working cattle ranch, but provides all comforts and full amenities. Included are modern log cabin accommodations, full meals, unlimited horseback riding, as well as all ranch activities and amenities.

The entire log facility features private, modern log cabins, a 7500 sq. ft. main log ranch, as well as an indoor heated pool, hot tub, tennis court, and fitness center.

Three Bars Guest Ranch caters to new horseback riders and veteran dude ranchers alike. If this is your first dude ranch vacation, you will feel right at home. Activities at the ranch are designed to include all levels of experience and a variety of horseback riding lessons are available with wranglers certified by the Dude Ranchers Association.

If not everyone in the family wants to ride horses, take advantage of the non-riding rate and spend a relaxing vacation golfing and wildlife viewing, or an adventure vacation hiking and river rafting. Tailor your holiday for as much activity or relaxation as you choose.

Three Bars Guest Ranch also offers many other adventure vacation activities, like 4x4 UTV tours, archery, and skeet shooting, as well as a full evening program. During high season, fill your evenings with volleyball games, fire engine games, casino nights, BBQ cookouts, performance horse demonstrations, and other fun activities.

The ranch is bordered by a blue ribbon fly fishing river. Hike down to the river's edge or float the river with a guide. The St. Mary's River offers some of the best cutthroat fishing in the world.

If the aforementioned activities aren't enough, there are 5 eighteen-hole golf courses within 20 minutes of the ranch.

Non-riders, singles, families, and couples will all have the holiday of a lifetime.

Three Bars Guest Ranch is owned and operated by the Beckleys, who are a fourth-generation family of dude ranchers. They have been teaching guests from around the world to ride and enjoy western horsemanship since 1952. Three generations of Beckleys now live on the ranch and are directly involved in its day-to-day operations.

Three Bars Guest Ranch is also home to Beckley Reining Horses, where Jesse Beckley trains full time and Jeff and April Beckley train and show.  Learn more about the reining horses.

Each day of your vacation begins with a delicious ranch breakfast from the lodge dining room. Meet with friends and family on the lodge deck for your morning cup of coffee in the sunshine.

Tyler Beckley will sign you up for your morning adventure, be it a horseback riding lesson, a scenic mountain ride, a family ride with the kids, or a fast ride. You choose. Head out to the corrals after breakfast, where your horse is saddled and the wranglers are ready to lead you on your adventure. Return back to the ranch for lunch and meet up with the rest of the group.  

Afternoons you can choose again from a variety of activities, like another horseback ride or perhaps a hike, a river rafting trip, or a trap shooting excursion. All guests return to the ranch by around 4:00 p.m.. After a quick dip in the heated pool, meet in The Saloon or on the patio for a drink from the fully stocked bar.

After dinner, join in on the wrangler's volleyball game, an outdoor campfire, or take part in the famous Three Bars Guest Ranch fire engine games. In Northern Canada, dark comes late during summer months. It is light until 10:30 p.m. and daylight breaks by 5:00 a.m.. Those who manage to stay up late might even see the Northern lights or a show of stars.

Three Bars Guest Ranch is located in the Canadian Rocky Mountains of British Columbia, Canada, between Banff National Park and Glacier Park - a special part of the world that offers an abundance of nature. Airport options include Calgary, Alberta; Cranbrook, BC; Kalispell, Montana; and Spokane, Washington.

If it's time to find the cowboy in you, make your next vacation a dude ranch vacation. This is the place to relax in luxury without sacrificing the adventure you crave. Three Bars Guest Ranch offers all-inclusive vacation packages, May through September.

Ranch Dining: Wholesome, western food prepared for you in the lodge dining room. Breakfasts range from fresh fruit and yogurt to bacon, eggs and blueberry pancakes. Lunch is served as a buffet that includes fresh salads, ranch baked breads, and homemade soups. Dinners range from steak off the BBQ with a side of grilled vegetables to rice pilaf and chicken breast in a wine sauce. The in-house chef specializes in fresh breads and homemade desserts, like cheesecake and hot-from-the-oven cookies.
Ranch Activities: Three Bars Guest Ranch runs a world-class riding program, facilitated by professional trainer, Jeff Beckley. Horseback rides are kept small, with a maximum of six guests, so each ride is custom-tailored. Beginner, intermediate, advanced, and family rides are all available. The ranch also offers a full lesson program for all levels. Other activities include river rafting, fly fishing, skeet shooting, archery, hiking, mountain biking, 4x4 UTV tours, and a full evening program.
Ranch Lodging: Private log cabins will be your home while visiting the ranch. All modern cabins have custom-made log beds with comfortable duvets and pillows, a full bathroom, fridge, coffee pot, as well as a private porch with sun chairs and heaters on thermostats. Other amenities include free internet, satellite TV, and daily housekeeping. All cabins are set in a semi-circle around the main guest lodge with automatic yard lights for late nights and coded door locks. Cabins range from 1 to 3 bedrooms.

Capacity:

  • - 21-40
  • - 41-60

Activities:

  • - Archery
  • - ATV/UTV
  • - Biking
  • - Bird Watching
  • - Cattle work
  • - Babysitting Available
  • - Fishing/Guided
  • - Golf on or nearby
  • - Hiking
  • - National Park Trips
  • - River Rafting
  • - Scenic Jeep trips
  • - Shooting Sports
  • - Water Sports
  • - Zip Line
  • - Childrens Program(6-8)
  • - Childrens Program(9-12)
  • - Childrens Program(13-17)
  • - Childrens Program(3-5)

Lodging and Amenities:

  • - Horse Safety Program
  • - Airport Shuttle
  • - Cabins
  • - Fitness Center
  • - Handicap Accessible
  • - Internet
  • - Lodge rooms
  • - Massages available
  • - Natural water swimming
  • - Hot tub
  • - Game Room
  • - Petting Zoo
  • - Swimming pool
  • - Tennis Court

Food:

  • - Ranch/Western
  • - Special Diets Accommodated

Riding:

  • - All day ride
  • - Half day rides
  • - Fast rides
  • - Dinner rides
  • - Private lessons
  • - Group lessons
  • - Family rides
  • - Team penning
  • - Arena games
  • - Advanced rides
  • - Kid only rides
  • - Pony Rides - 5 and under
  • - Beginner rides
  • - Intermediate rides
  • - Trail Riding 6+
  • - Trail Riding 7+
  • - Trail Riding 8+

Dates Open:

  • - May
  • - June
  • - July
  • - August
  • - September

Length of Stay:

  • - 3 nights
  • - 4 nights
  • - 5 nights
  • - 6 nights
  • - 7 nights

Specialty Events/Weeks:

  • - Adult Only Weeks
  • - Adult Oriented
  • - Artist
  • - Cattle Drive
  • - Fly Fishing
  • - Girlfriend Getaways
  • - Horse Clinics
  • - Hunting
  • - Photography
  • - Singles Weeks

Cancellation Policy:

Reservations require a 25% deposit, payable by MasterCard, VISA, AMEX, or cheque. Deposits are non-refundable, but can be transferred towards another stay during the same year, based on availability. Cancellations must be received at least 90 days prior to arrival or deposit is forfeited. Refunds are not available less than 90 days prior to arrival.
Located in: Cranbrook, British Columbia
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