From their Thai massage therapists to the Thai-inspired architecture, and gourmet meals cooked from home-grown produce before your eyes by super-talented, executive chef, Jason Folk, you are nurtured daily towards optimal mental and physical health.
Their border collies walked me back to my room at night (without fail!), and my mornings began with colourful banter with the resident turkeys.
Eagerly learning to horse-ride, Western-style, and hesitantly learning to brown bear-spot, Echo Valley Ranch & Spa (without the mental clutter of TV or Internet) allowed me to rediscover the bare bones of nature, and get back in touch with myself.
Run by Norm and Nan, my hosts could not have been more hospitable. Their ranch is also their family home, and I ended up feeling like an extension to their family of staff. I'll warn you, they are extremely difficult to part goodbyes with!