Stehekin May get better boat service!

A public hearing regarding proposed new boat service to Stehekin will be held on April 22 at 9am at Campbell’s Resort in Chelan.

Spring Fling Specials!

June 14-20: Beat the heat & the crowds – June is the perfect time to hit the trails! You can also get in on some fun FREE activities!

Kid’s Horse Camp!

Join us this summer for a fun, educational week of horsemanship – perfect for kids of all ages. Aug 18-22

Lady of the Lake – SOLD!

The Lake Chelan Boat Company (dba Lady of the Lake) has just announced that they are selling to Discover Lake Chelan – owned and operated by Reed Courtney and Brun Garfoot.

The Ranch is excited about this news! Reed and Brun are locals, who we believe understand the needs of both residents and visitors to this area. They also possess the experience and drive to operate this type of business successfully. We are excited to see what changes and improvements will come about from this sale.

Click here to see the full press release.

The Best Summer Job Ever!

Yep! It’s that time of year again! Time to start thinking about how you are going to spend the upcoming summer.

Stehekin is a great summer destination for folks looking for a little vacation, but what if you want more? Well…how about working here!

Stehekin Valley Ranch is hiring cooks, bus drivers, maintenance,  housekeepers, kayak guides and more.

 

We find that our employees become “part of the family” while here, and we value what each one brings in the way of talents, creativity, and friendship. Plus, the food is awesome, the surroundings are amazing, and the overall experience is one you are not likely to forget.

If this sounds like something that is right up your alley, visit our jobs page to learn more and fill out an application. 

Hope to see you here this summer!

Spinning Rendezvous Revival

It’s back! The Spinning Rendezvous is having a Revival: June 7-9, 2019 at the Ranch!

Saying goodbye to another great season

With the mild and beautiful Fall we have had this year, it is hard to believe we are already past Thanksgiving! I hope yours was top notch!

Now that the snow is finally starting to fall, I find myself looking back once again to the whirlwind that was 2018.

The summer started with the completion of the Stehekin Road Project. For better or worse the construction workers finished up, and I don’t think anyone was sad to see them depart! While the finished product certainly left us scratching our heads looking for logic, the road did see some improvement, and traffic started flowing without the interruption of flaggers – hooray!

The summer kicked into action Memorial Day Weekend, and seemed to continue on at a high pace from there.

The electric bikes were a big hit. We expanded our fleet to include some step-thru-models which allowed some of our shorter guests to comfortably ride them. We also added some child seats and a cargo bike, and the younger generations were able to enjoy them as well.

This year saw some new furry critters at the Ranch. Roaming freely and eating anything green were 3 lambs. A wee bit skittish, but amusing to watch. The star of the show was the baby Fjord horse – Kjeks. He was super friendly and energetic while putting on regular shows for anyone watching. That is, when he wasn’t playing the part of the exhausted sleeping pony.

Fires stayed at bay for the most part – nothing threatening Stehekin, and only mild smoke for the most part. We continue to be blessed on that front, and are truly thankful!

Before we knew it, a fabulous fall had arrived, bringing out hikers and fishermen to enjoy the last days of the season.

Now, as winter sets it, we look ahead to next year. We are excited to be bringing our new Gypsy Wagons online, and will be busy bees getting them all ready in the spring!

Last ride of the season

We said a fond farewell to the Norwegian Fjord horses this month. Don’t worry – they’ll be back next spring!

New Ferry Service to Stehekin – Help Needed NOW to make this a reality

Your help is needed now to gain permission for a new ferry service on Lake Chelan! Read on to learn more about this exciting option!

Employment Opportunities

We are still looking for a Bus Driver, Cook, and Maintenance Person.

Only 3 positions left – apply now for a summer job you will never forget!

Visit our Jobs Page or Fill Out an Application

Job Openings:

Bus Driver

Morning Commute 🙂

Skills: An insurable driving record and a valid Commercial Drivers License (CDL) with passenger endorsement or the ability to get one is required. This is a physically demanding job, since the driver will be handling freight as well as humans. Friendly customer service skills are also a must, given that the driver is the first impression of the Ranch for our guests.
Duties: Responsible for transporting guests throughout the Stehekin valley on a scheduled bus. Also required to load/unload luggage, haul freight, and do daily errands such as picking up the mail. The driver will also provide a commentary about the surrounding area, activities, and community on the way up the road.

Breakfast/Lunch Cook
Skills/Duties: Baking biscuits, muffins, coffee cakes, and cookies. Cooking standard breakfast fare: eggs, omelets, hash browns, breakfast meats, pancakes. Making soups cooking burgers, slicing lunchmeats and cheese and other details for setting up lunch bar.
This position will clean up after themselves, which will include dishes. During the busy season a helper is assigned to do breakfast dishes.
Breakfast consists of a buffet line, with items stocked in a steam table. Short orders are taken for other items. This position requires good public relations skills as the person takes the orders as well as cooks and delivers them.

Maintenance Person
Skills: General knowledge in areas of mechanics, carpentry, plumbing, and electrical.  Ability to operate related equipment as well as some heavy machinery is essential.  An insurable driving record and a valid Commercial Drivers License (CDL) with passenger endorsement or the ability to get one is highly desirable.
Duties: Responsible for the general maintenance of the Ranch facilities and vehicles. Some training will be provided, but previous experience with all or most of the above listed trades a must. A qualified applicant will be able to trouble-shoot and come up with solutions.
Since we are a small company all staff is required to do whatever is necessary to make things work efficiently.  The principle responsibility is general and emergency maintenance, but the remainder of the duties to fill a 40 hour work week will involve labor, driving and other duties such as hauling of groceries and garbage.