Tsylos Lodge - British Columbia

Lodge Horseback Riding

5 star rating   11 September 2022

Alison (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) The holiday was fantastic.
The staff were all lovely and so helpful, chatty, interesting and experienced.
The horses were amazing - mine was so trustworthy and a great match for my experience while challenging me a little on the harder terrain.
The accommodation was excellent, a two bedroom each ensuite lodge with a lovely wee sitting room with a decking area outside - we did encounter mice in the cabin but these were to be expected given the location and the staff did their best to control them.
The scenery was amazing - from the 7,000 feet high mountain to the river's edge, it was out of this world, and the weather 4th to 11th Sept'22 was great.
The wild life was just amazing - we saw grizzly bears, bald and golden eagles, falcons, fox, chipmunks, salmon jumping, trout being caught by the fishermen.....just amazing.
The riding was great - the terrain was a bit more challenging than I thought, narrow mountain paths for some of the cantering, but a few lovely and open spaces for us to have great free and relaxed canters too, leading the horses down the mountain on one ride due to the stone underfoot was a bit daunting but I survived unscathed. Would definitely say this riding is not for novices and I, a competent intermediate, was just able to keep up, but I did ask for shorter rides on the last 2 days due to the anticipated nature of the terrain for canters - narrow up & down mountain trails - which they were happy to accommodate.
But really was a great, adventurous holiday, memories to treasure and I would definitely recommend it to competent experienced riders.
[Becky from In The Saddle replies: Thank you very much for your feedback and it sounds as though you had some amazing wildlife sightings!]

The Riding

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The Accommodation

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Food was lovely, made by an experienced and accommodating chef, and always enough of it.

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Thanks for yet another great holiday!