We also say THANK YOU for a great time on your ranch. We enjoyed the stay, the hospitality, the food, the crew, the time in the saloon and of course the round up. A great week which again went over too quickly. We will be back :)
Alex & Mat(thias)
Dear George and Crew,
We were very excited as our holidays started. After a long journey we arrived on La Reata Ranch. You welcomed us so lovely and we felt very well in your ranch family. Thanks a lot for all the specials, funny and beautiful moments during our stay.
We loved our horses Bandit the devil, good looking Jackson and the blondy Hollywood, It was an amazing time and we will always remember of this holidays specially of our “flasks times”. We wish you all the best for your future and hope to see you again.
Jojo, Martini and Dr. D
Katherine, Martina and Jef
Dear George & ladies,
An amazing break that has restored so much in me! Including my belly! I leave here relaxed, happy and a little hangover. Brenda, your food is amazing and thank you for satisfying my inner fatty regularly. Caroline & Johanna – you left mid stay but thank you for being you. I enjoyed your company, you somehow managed to make me smile by talking, it was delightful. Svenja, thank you for the roping lessons, for cooking in Brenda’s absence and always being happy! I wish you well in your travels & hope we cross paths again. Simone, the rides were amazing so thank you for that. You have an inner beauty that is unique. Look after yourself, you are worth it. George, you have a great team sir! Your sense of humor appeals to me as it is so similar to mine. Your horses are beautiful, your ranch is too. A fantastic stay that has taught me to relax again.
Thank you all
Dear George & Team,
Thanks for 3 amazing weeks at the ranch! It was an amazing experience. Hopefully I can come back once. The food was lovely and tasted just great. I hope the rest of you will have some great last weeks at the ranch and have a good start in a new chapter of life.
Dear George & Team,
Thank you for the wonderful time at La Reata. We felt more members as guest. We enjoyed the rides and the beautiful landscape. You had a good team around you like last year. We’re looking forward to come back. Silja: Thanks for taking care of my allergies.
Silja, Andrea, Andrea
Dear La Reata Ranch:
Thank you for the nice stay! I really enjoyed it! The horses and the people were really nice and friendly. I’m looking forward to come back.
La Reata Ranch:
You can feel like a guest but also you can feel like a member of the La Reata Family. Here I lived the dream that I dreamed my whole life. We have to say thanks to Svenja, Simone, Caroline, Johanna and George the boss!
We enjoyed the food, horses and the nice landscapes. The cooking team made also a great job! So we would like to come back soon. Bandit my safety sweetheart – I’ll come back. So many thanks for all. We had a great, funny and amazing time with all of you!
Dirk & Sandra
Dear George, Brenda, Caroline, Johanna, Simone, Svenja,
Thank you all so much for the wonderful week at La Reata Ranch! We had a great time here and the week passed by way too fast. Being out there on these awesome horses was a lot of fun and Simone was a perfect guide. Thanks to Pistol + Sir Benson for carrying us around all day. The food was also delicious & we ate way too much. Now we are sad to leave but going with a lot of great memories (and photo’s) and looking forward to returning next year.
Ann-Caroline & Michael
I had a very good time. Take care of Kingston. I will think of him and you and cutting cows and smile. Thank you all, may you all be well and happy for many years to come. George - you were a pleasure to meet. Girls - lovely, funny, talented!
It means so much that you welcomed us with open arms and made us feel like family. Thank you for putting up with Jim, and all our silliness. Gunna miss/remember you all.
Dear La Reata team,
thank you so much for the great stay. It was a perfect last week in Canada after six months. Thank you for the beautiful rides. Thank you for the delicious meals. Thank you for a lot of fun in the saloon, especially the Line Dance! I will miss the beautiful landscape, the peaceful place and the friendliness of the Canadians. Thank you!!! It was awesome to make holidays here.
I wish you all the best.
A real wise man has more dreams than the reality is able to destroy. Here I had the chance to life a dream for two weeks.
Thank you George and staff.
Thomas (the General)
Wonderful facility! So proud of what you are doing for Saskatchewan. I really enjoyed my stay.
My bucket list just got shorter. The stay at La Reata gave me all I wanted from a ranch stay! Great horses, beautiful landscapes, funny host, crazy guests, cows, more cows, and the best food ever! Thank you Kristin, you are the most amazing person and the most amazing cook; watch out Martha Stewart! Thank you Elina, Lisa and Brendan for your care and company. Thank you George for having us be part of your adventure. And last but not least, thank you Croppy!
Hope to see you all again,
lots of love and hugs
Many thanks for an excellent horse riding experience! Meeting new folks from far places at La Reata was very special too! Great meals, lots of fresh air and wonderful memories!
Ed & Jack Beth -‐ Moose Jaw (Season 2014)
My dreams was to go to a ranch and experience “cowboy life”.
Thank you George, Elina & Gisele for making my stay even better than I could ever dream for! It has been one wonderful experience, surely I will try to come back to La Reata and hope our paths will cross again.
A big hug!
Susanne -‐ Netherlands (Season 2014)
George & the La Reata Ranch team,
Thank you for a wonderful weekend. You guys took great care of us. We really enjoyed riding and the great company. The location is beautiful, the cabin was very clean and comfortable. Thanks again!
Tamara, Lauren & Sophie -‐ Regina (Season 2014)
A wonderful and peaceful place. Learned a lot about horses and met some fantastic people.
Will always remember this place with fondness, Regards and best wishes.
Chris & Lee -‐ UK (Season 2014)
Saying “goodbye” is one of the hardest parts in life. And it makes it a lot harder because I´ve met awesome friends, had the best food ever and the loveliest horse on the ranch took care of me…Cheyenne!
The landscape makes you forget everything around… especially when you have a dog like Ginger by your side and enjoy the view of the river.
Nina -‐ Germany (Season 2014)
It may have taken a country contest to get us here but it won´t for us to come back! This has been an amazing “Great Canadian Adventure”
Thank you for the amazing hospitality, delicious food and of course… the Saloon!
Learning to ride has been incredible. To future gests who get to ride JC: He is a stubborn and always hungry. Oh and smacking his butt will slow him down… (believe half of what I said) Thanks for everything George!
Until next time.
Natasha -‐ Ontario (Season 2014)
First I was a little scared to come back. Could it be as overwhelming as the first time? But now, all I can say is: YES!! The wonderful feeling about nature, people, freedom - that I found here last year - came back. To me this really is a little piece of paradise, and I am still in love with this place.
And again it's hard to leave!!!..... Silke
After reading the guest books I think everything I feel has already been expressed. I felt so at home, so free and happy being here that it is hard to imagine to go home, back to a totally different life of stress and pollution. I know I will be very sad when I have to go back but I always cherish the memories of this dream like vacation very dearly. The people I have met here are all very special guests as well as Canadians. I get out of my bed every morning and can't believe where I am. The countryside is just so beautiful. I have never before been able to look so far. No houses no highway no crowds and most of all, no noise. Just the wind, the sun and the wildlife. A vacation for the heart and the soul. I have lost count of time and I forgot all the worries at home. I wish I could leave them there forever and escape, but I know this is just a wonderful dream. I am very grateful for the time I was allowed to have..... Christine
Dear George , Anja, Stefan , Melanie, Bev , Garret & Cara Lynn.
Thank you so much for the super wonderful holiday! This is the nicest vacation ranch in the world, the horses are truly the loveliest and most special friends you could ever wish for. Thank you George for the finest quality riding instructions and all the good times. Anja is a champion swimmer and so much fun in everything we do. Thank you Anja for all the companionship and all your kindness and hospitality. A girl of pure class. Thank you everyone for all the great food. It was so delicious and much enjoyed. The scenery is spectacular and my cabin is so cozy and charming. I will miss Bobby , who is dauntless athlete..& faithful friend. I thank the horses for their courage. Life is wonderful here .
See you soon..... Pat
The week went by way to fast! What a fantastic vacation it was for us. George , you are a most gracious host – fun, generous, flexible, kind and very special. Thank you for allowing us to share your lifestyle and blessings with us. We rode until we couldn't ride anymore, on the best horses we ever rode!! Fishing was so much fun. Bev , you are a “Master cook” - thank you Stefan and Anja we will miss you. We can't commend you all enough. Give Jimmy Brown and Gus a hug from us. We'll be back.
God Bless..... John & Myra York USA
I thought I already found the perfect ranch and didn't think that any other place could impress me much. But La Reata taught me better. After driving through plain fields I reached a place at a lake that just makes me feel comfortable and anxious to explore my new “home” Every little detail of the “camp” amazed me for it's reasoned design and exceptional realizing. I don't know if the “Wild West” looked like this a hundred years ago (honestly: I don't think so) but this is how I want to enjoy it. Thanks for showing me this beautiful place and for a ride which had everything from landscape to cattle work on one afternoon and a wonderful evening and great accommodations!..... Heike
I can't tell you how much our trip meant to all of us, it was all we hoped for, and more. There are a few times/places in life that you experience complete contentment. There's nothing more you could ask for because you are completely satisfied. That's how I felt at the ranch. Between the scenery and environment, the horses (not to mention the cats and dog), and then, the most warm, gracious, wonderful people – it was more than I can put into words. Bev and George are treasures! And the rest of the group – Frank and Anja and Stefan -all of them are just lovely! You are perfect hosts in a most perfect setting. Thank you again for all you did for the birthdays and ALL theWONDERFUL meals and the companionship! We hope we'll see you again soon..... Love Sona, Bob, Jessie
Thanks for a VERY GOOD TIME, with wonderful rides, good food (thanks Sarah). Cattlework isn’t my business but Hasse loved it. We had really good horses, Tex and Chayenne!..... Hasse and Yvonne from Sweden
Thanks a lot for some wonderful days- and nights in the famous saloon! It has been a real western experience to all of us – on horseback, in the boat and in the cookshack! Great hospitality - see you all some other time!! You’re all welcome to stop by in Denmark.....
Yee-haw from the Hebor family,
Claus, Helle, Charlotte and Michael
We are leaving La Reata Ranch with our hearts full of delightful memories. Many thanks to George, Luisa, Priscilla and Shadow for looking so well after their guests...... Marianne and Hans from Switzerland
After 4 visits to La Reata, I am still as exited as I was on my first holiday here-paradise. Thanks to everyone for making my holiday a very special one, with fabulous horses, fantastic food, great company, fun nights in the saloon and swimming in the lake – for the first time!!! To George and team a very big thank you for making my trip special….. Hope to back for the 5th time next year. Keep happy..... Beverley – England
Once again thank you so much for a wonderful holiday. I must say your ‘Board of Directors’ have done a great job looking after me – even if thanks to Sarah my jeans are too tight and wrangler Ulrika sent me to the dog house!! I will always remember ‘ heels down’ but will probably forget once I get on a horse again. Anyway hope to see you again for the branding next year if I manage to master the roping – guess I had better put in a lot of practice..... Love Karen, England
Thank you George, Sabine, Naemi, “Curly” J, Sam Sarah and Ulrika for the wonderful time on LA REATA RANCH. It’s such a fantastic place here, the time was to short and I am so sad that I have to leave……
Thank you for to feel like I am part of your family. Thank you for the best cooking, ( I love your French toast and pancakes….) in the world. The great rides, in the fantastic countryside (especially the cattle drive) with my both good friends Gus and Mr. Blue. The exiting visit of a rodeo, the funny evenings in the saloon…..thank you so much for all! I never have experienced so wonderful, nice, great and fantastic things before!!! It was so nice to meet you all and I hope I will see you soon again!!!..... Birgit from Germany
Fritz 1 and George 2, Bavaria - Best wishes for you from the Bavarian dudes George and Fitz! It was a great time! The Staff was perfect and the chief was perfect too!..... Fritz and Schorsch, Germany
A second visit with very high expectations……. We had the best time ever!! Thanks for everything..... Alon, Tali, Yuval, Odet, Michel from ISRAEL
3 weeks, the best time we ever had! Horseback riding swimming, and relaxing, that’s all we have wanted. And more than this we got! It was a great time! Thank you George, Sarah, Sam and Brit for all! The meals were delicious! The horses Mr. Blue and Oreo are our favourites. We hope to see you all again!..... Katie and Monika from Germany
The days at La Reata were once again something very special! We take the memories and will keep them in our hearts and our soul! Thanks to George, Sarah, Sam. And Brit – and take care of you!!..... Nina and Christina from Austria
I am sitting outside of the cookshack right now-looking down on the cabins and the beautiful view over the lake. Sun is shining in my face and at all of the hills. Couldn’t be a better morning. Oh, I forgot, couldn’t be a worse morning, cause I am going home and have to leave all this behind. Thank you so much for making this the best experience I’ve had. The roping you showed us yesterday, all the great rides, the absolutely delicious food, the spectacular nature and of course, all of the wonderful horses….Especially Silver…always gonna remember it all. I have never before felt so peaceful and welcoming as during my stay here with you guys. So thanks again. Lots of love from a nearly crying Swedish girl….. Martina - Ps. If I suddenly get a bag of money I am coming for Silver!
Once again back here after some years I found everything unchanged, as it was for years. I feel here like at home and I am sure to come back for several times. Thanks for all to the people living here and to all the horses...... Johanna from Vienna
What should I say? I couldn’t say that these 2 weeks were better than the last 2 years. Every visit had something special and was unforgettable. But I have to say that the time at this wonderful place went by too fast and I have to leave again. Thanks to Sarah, Sam, Ulrika, Anja, George, Frank and “Barney Boy” for this wonderful time at La Reata. I had so much fun and will keep these memories in my heart till I come back again. Take care of you, big hug….. Steffi from Bavaria Germany
There is no more to say than THANK YOU and that I had an absolutely great time. These last two weeks were so funny, a lot of new experiences, many nice people and thank god great weather (many wind and sun burns). Thank you George, Anja, Frank, Sarah, Sam, Ulrika and not to forget GUS! Don’t change and all the best!..... Julia from Bavaria Germany
Crew La Reata Ranch
The last few years I have been around the world, Bali Tanzania, Kenya, Gambia, America, and every holiday is special and brings memories but this one is “different special”. Thanks..... Henk from The Netherlands
So meine Lieben, die Zeit ist gekommen 'auf wiedersehen zu sagen'...... Ich bedanke mich ganz herzlich beim La Reata team & all den lieben Menschen die meinen Aufenthalt hier zu etwas ganz besonderem gemacht haben. Ich habe hier neben all den schoenen Momenten, lustigen Ereignissen, froehlichen Feiern & tollen Ausritten, eine innere Ruhe gefunden, wie ich sie nur selten erlebt habe. Ich wuensche euch allen noch eine tolle Zeit & alles Gute. Liebeste Gruesse, Sandra from Germany
An experience of peace, friendship, warmth and humour. It was a week of firsts and bonding. I did not feel catered too, I felt like a friend, not only to the other guest but also to the staff. Our brand will remain as will our memories. Clint & Cassiee (the little cowgirl)....... from Ottawa and Montreal
Home is where your heart is..... I don't know what I can say..... words aren't enough after these 3 weeks.... I can't believe that I have to leave tomorrow. I love you! Thanx for everything, I will never forget you! Rosann - best cook ever :) , Paula - see you later Aligator :) , Ulrika - cutest 'butterfly' killer ever :) , George - you know who you are :) , yours Kristina from Germany
Three days here feels like barely enough. Next time we will make it a week or longer. You are the consumate host and easily made us feel welcome from the moment we arrived. Thank you so much for hosting us! We cannot wait to come back. Warm regards, Jenn and Stephan from Canada
To George, Ulrika, Paula and Rosann, Matthew enjoyed being the "best" at everything. Alistar will be able to take home his steer roping skills to show the UK famous at home how to do it! Ellie will be wanting a knee board for on the farm pit. Gill will just keep trying, go with the flow and provide the entertainment in watersports! We have all had an enjoyable holiday and thanks to you all for making us so welcome and maybe George will find the buffola one day!! Matthew, Ellie, Gill and Alistar...from Chester England
Thank-you again! This year visit was as wonderful as the first one! Great horses, food and company and a fantastic host. George you have a wonderful ability to make everyone, young & old, feel special! The Betty and Lucy Team will be back next year....Debbie and Lucy from Borden, SK
What a beautiful place you have found and built here. We wish we could stay longer and hope to be back one day for a longer stay. The natural beauty combined with your amazing horses, fun activities, great food, and warm hospitality make this a place we will not soon forget. Hope to se you soon, Thanks for everything! Adam and Angela... from Kitchener, Ontario
A big hug and thank you very much for a wonderful week at La Reata Ranch. We enjoyed the beautiful area, the great, fantastic food, the very nice people (Ulrika, Elina and George). The fun rides and funny eveneings in the Saloon. We hope to be back soon! Thank you so much for the best days in our life! Kindest regards, Andrea and Ice tea Sam....from Switzerland
Thank you all the nice people on the Reata Ranch. So much fun! Merci a toute I'equpe (George, Elina and Ulrika) heart! Sur le dos de Bandit tout etait wonderful! See you soon...Manon and Eric, The French people.... from France
.........still Friday...now waiting for supper and a beer! What a day we have had today! First some hard work, loading and unloading hay bales. Nice to be able to help out. Then a short ride to the main ranch for some playing around in the arena! Yehaw! Every way is a good way, every day here is a good day! Thank you for your hospitality! Britta from Sweden
Thanks for a really, really wonderful stay at your ranch! I will never forget it, stays in my heart forever! Love you, your horses, the food and everything that goes with it. Cropy, what am I going to do without you! If you ever come to Sweden you can stay at my place! Hugs to you all, George, Ulrika,Elina, Sara and Paula! You're the best! And a special one to the flying Mister Holland, see you in the tub......in Sweden next year! Vickan from Sweden
Liebe La Reata Crew! Der Aufenthalt auf Eurer Ranch war wunderschoen. Der Ausritt hat mir besonders gefallen. Ich habe eine Menge Eindruecke mitnehmen koennen. Die Naturund die Tierwelt sind hier besonders schoen. Die Abende im Saloon waren immer lustig. macht weiter so!! Christin und Werner (Hoss) aus Laatzen bei Hannover, Germany
Als wir ankamen hatte man da sGefuehl, das man ueberall haben moechte: das 'Willkommen' sein! Das Essen war brillant, die Pancakes, Cookies, Muffins und das zarte Fleisch. Zuerst aber Danke an alle die zum warmen, satten, zufriedenem Gefuehl beigetragen haben: Sarah (hmmm - Essen), Ulrika (Thanks for the help by riding), George (best wrangler), Elina (Thanks for the help to feel home), Durengo (mein Pferdchen, das mich immer ueber jeden Huegel getragen hat) und alle anderen Gaeste, die mich mit Ihrem Laecheln begruesst, Spass gehabt haben und mich verabschiedet haben. Das reiten, der Lunch, Das Gelaende, das so gross war das man es nier ueberblicken kann, alles hat dazu gefuehrt, das ich immer gern zurueckkommen werde. Be perfect, be you, believe you, be La Reata Ranch! Thanks, Katy Schmitz und Andi from Germany