Stehekin Spinning Rendezvous – 2020

2020 Stehekin Spinning Rendezvous: June 5-7
This year’s project: Color Blending
Call our reservation office to sign up now!

Check out our new Wagons!

The Ranch has 4 brand new Wagons that are perfect for a couple wanting a unique get-a-way! Reviews are in, and those lucky enough to stay in them thus far have been thrilled at how adorable and comfortable they are!

Why rough it when you can stay in a fully furnished Wagon?

Lake Chelan Magazine came up and has featured them in a recent article – including a 3D tour of a couple of them. Check it out here.

Take a 3D tour of Wagon #2:

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.

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!