Corporate Testimonials

Business leaders are endorsing Siwash based on personal experience with their teams…

"Thank you for hosting our Telstra corporate event in September. The team truly enjoyed their time and I understand several are making plans to come again for a personal holiday! From various locations across the globe we brought our corporate leaders to Siwash to unplug, unwind, and re-connect with nature. We tapped their genius, participated in some out-of-the-box activities together, shared entrepreneurial strategy, and re-aligned our top executive. We couldn’t have found a better place for team building! You guys are fantastic and thanks so much for the time and care you put into making our retreat to the ranch memorable and worth the trip. During initial planning stages with my assistant, through to finalizing a custom program with our Senior VP, your service was impressive and extremely flexible. We had some complicated travel arrangements, time constraints and dietary restrictions. Yet nothing was too much to ask―all was handled with great care and attention to detail."

Charlotte Yarkoni
President, Telstra Software Group
Sidney, Australia

“Thank you so much for hosting our group, and for providing us such an amazing experience! Our group of Young Presidents Organization Forum members is not exactly the easiest to please, and you absolutely surpassed all of our expectations! As owner of a large hotel investment and management company, I certainly appreciate the high level of service, food, facilities, and experiences that you provided to us. But, most importantly, you delivered it with such ease, personal touch, and heart. I certainly recommend Siwash to anyone and everyone!”

John O’Neill
President & CEO, O’Neill Hotels & Resorts Ltd.
BC, Canada

“What an incredible time we had at your Ranch this week. I brought 7 high maintenance business colleagues and friends with very high expectations around food, accommodations and the guest experience and your team surpassed them all. I was not expecting to feel like one of the family with everyone, but somehow I got caught up in the whole ranch experience and your team just made it all so much fun. This is our 18th annual adventure and we have gone to some pretty incredible places and you have managed to capture and share an authentic ranching experience with us like no other resort has achieved. I have not been a keen horseback-rider in the past, however the confidence I acquired through your careful guidance allowed me to become as one with my horse....which in itself is a miracle. Thanks to you and your team for a wonderful memory.”

Lance Sparling
Wakefield Home Builders, BC, Canada

“This is as good as it gets! For corporate retreats, you guys have it all―seclusion, wide open space and warm hospitality. Seeing the Cariboo up close and personal was a real privilege. Our entire group really enjoyed the trip and the experience. Inspiring environment, relaxation, and play are essential for orchestrating creativity, productivity and fresh communication within a team. The ranch itinerary delivered all, and then some. Highly focused, formal work meetings blended superbly with informal gatherings in the great outdoors. Your diverse menu of activities nudged the boundaries of comfort for some, while offering truly inventive and refreshing team building. I personally enjoyed swapping management strategies from the back of a horse. For our group of entrepreneurs and corporate leaders, the ranch offered a premiere wilderness location, innovative programming, and a superior staff.”

Jay Fulcher
President & CEO,
Ooyala, California, USA

“I have been a guest at the exclusive Siwash Lake Ranch on three separate occasions, and each time I have been thoroughly impressed with the spectacular setting, the caliber of service, and the broad spectrum of activities on offer – the horse program and fishing safaris are a definite highlight. Roy and Allyson planned special day-long adventures tailored for us. We’ve been able to truly relax and escape from the pressures and distractions of the hectic pace of the city and share some quality experiences together – having time to think and learn new skills in the wilderness. After the day’s activities, we have luxuriated in the comforts of a beautiful lodge, enjoying superb cuisine. I highly recommend Siwash as the perfect getaway for executives – a unique retreat and rare jewel in the Canadian wilds. I look forward to returning.”

Dr. Tim Hoggard
Director Research Laboratory (Oxford), Man Group PLC,

“Thank you for sharing this beautiful piece of paradise with us. It’s hard to believe there could be a nicer place on earth. You were such wonderful hosts. The memories we and our staff take from here will forever bring a smile to faces and warmth in our hearts. We look forward to a day when we can make a return trip to Siwash Lake Ranch.”

Dr. Donald Young and Konra Young,
Rapha Dental Centre,
BC, Canada

“Allyson, it was a great pleasure to spend four days at Siwash Lake Ranch last week. It was also very special that our group got to have dinner with you and Roy; you have such a unique tourism facility. I will always have fond memories of my time at Siwash with your fabulous people and your wonderful attitude.”

Peter R. B. Armstrong
Executive Chairman, Armstrong Group
Founder of ‘The Rocky Mountaineer' Train Trip
BC, Canada

"We booked 2 nights at the Ranch for our year-end incentive trip. We had a spectacular time, we were made to feel so welcome... Allyson and Roy could not have done enough to help us… We managed to cram so much into our 24hrs it felt like we had been away a week! The lodging, food and staff were first class in every way. I have been recommending the ranch at every opportunity ever since.”

Richard Land
FCm Travel Solutions,
BC, Canada.