"I honestly can’t imagine a more perfect rental for a family, on Haida Gwaii. The Tlell river is truly on your doorstep, and the ocean is just a few minutes’ walk away. Ranchers Don and Leslie are the nicest hosts you could ever have, and gave our 6 year-old ranch experiences she’ll never forget – helping to move cattle from pasture to pasture, feeding the horses, pony rides, collecting eggs from the chickens, running amok with the farm cats, fishing in the river, riding in a row boat, and more. The guest house is an original farmhouse from the early 20th century. It brings back memories for any of us who had family that used to farm, and yet all the modern conveniences are available, in humble measure (e.g. wireless access for us technology addicts, but don’t expect lightening speeds). I’ll never forget drinking wine out in front of the house, watching the sun set over the river, and having the horses meander over to “nose in” on what we were up to (the horses are often “free-range” and make great lawn mowers). For those of you that love natural beauty and can appreciate the priceless opportunity to share with your children what a working ranch is really like (cow pies and all!), I cannot recommend the ranch highly enough. The ranch is also mid-island and make for a great base camp for exploring all of what Haida Gwaii has to offer."
Guest: Marla G.
Date of Stay: July 2015
Review Submitted: August 13, 2015