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 basecamp for your next adventure into the backcountry of the North Cascades!
Tucked in the heart of the North Cascades mountain range, Stehekin Valley Ranch is surrounded by some of the most stunning scenery you’ll find. One of the last stops for PCT (Pacific Crest Trail) hikers, this area is at the top of the list for the most amazing section of the trail.
However, you don’t have to hike 2000+ miles to get here. Travel to Stehekin Valley Ranch does take some time and planning, but it is really pretty easy. Simply drive to Chelan, take a boat or float plane 55 miles to the head of Lake Chelan, and then hop on a bus to take you the last 9 miles to the Ranch where your hosts are waiting with a smile to welcome you to paradise.
Once you are here, there are lots of options for your next adventure.
- Horseback Riding – Stehekin Outfitters offers several options to keep the horselover in your group happy. Sign up for Trail Rides, Lessons for the kids, and overnight backcountry Pack Trips. What are you waiting for? Saddle Up!
- Kayak Tours – The Ranch provides guided kayaking tours of the upper estuary of Lake Chelan. See the area from a new perspective while paddling across the lake to Native American pictographs.
- Fly Fishing Trips – Try your hand at fly fishing with the local guides from Stehekin Fishing Adventures. Float the river and enjoy the scenery as they take you to the best holes on their catamaran.
- Mountain Biking – Rent a bike from Discovery Bikes (self rental located @the Ranch for your convenience), and hit the road for your custom tour of the Valley!
- Hiking Trails – Of course there are lots of great trails to choose from as well. Whether you are after an easy stroll through the woods, or and epic climb up a peak, we have what you want right here!
And here’s the best part – after your adventure, you get to come back to great food, a cozy bed, and friendly staff that are here to take care of all your needs. You can even sign up for a massage! It don’t get no better than that!