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2017 Summer Road Construction in Stehekin

Stehekin Road to be Paved! Long-time visitors to the Stehekin Valley can tell you all about travelling on the primitive winding dirt road. Quaint and scenic though it is, most would gladly trade the dusty, bumpy ride for smooth pavement. The day of a smooth ride is finally approaching – by mid-summer 2018 we should […]

Your Base-Camp for Back-Country Adventures!

Looking for adventure? Want to get in touch with nature? See the untouched beauty of the Mountains? AND sleep in a real bed?
Then head to Stehekin Valley Ranch – the perfect base-camp for your next adventure into the back-country of the North Cascades!

The Route to Solar Power at the Ranch

This is the slogan of a local newspaper that was enjoyed by Stehekin enthusiasts for many years: Stehekin Is What America Was I have found myself in recent years asking myself if that is still the case. Certainly folks visiting Stehekin and experiencing the community will feel like they have taken a step back in […]

Trapper Cabin History

One of the most common questions we get at the Ranch is “What’s the story on that cute little cabin behind the Cookhouse?” The short answer is that it was built by Cliff’s father, Ray Courtney. However, that answer does not even begin to scratch the surface of the rich and enchanting history of the […]

Best Day Hikes in Stehekin: Part 3 – Going to the Top!

Our final suggestion in the Best Day Hikes series. The following describes the best of the best in the “Challenging” category. If you are all about getting the fantastic views, and don’t mind breaking a sweat to get them, then this is for you. I would put this in the “well worth it” category, but […]

Best Day Hikes in Stehekin: Part 2 – Finding the Vistas

Installment 2 of our day hike suggestions for your stay in the Stehekin Valley (and at our Ranch of course!). The following suggestions fall into the “Moderate” category. More elevation, and more views, but still not overly strenuous. Rainbow Loop Trail – This trail falls into the easy to moderate category. There are 2 trailheads […]