Property Guidelines and Rules

Property Guidelines and Rules

  • Check in and Check out times: The target times are check in after 4pm and checkout before 11am. Of course we can work with guest to seek accommodation for different check in or check out times.
  • Point of contact for guests during their stay: The Ranch's Guest Contact lives onsite in an RV and is guest's main point of contact for check in and day-to-day questions or issues.
  • Country setting - use caution: The ranch and river is a country setting requiring responsible guests who are cautious as they explore the property, trails, and river—especially when children are in the group. Based on this we provide a briefing to guest about the property with the objective that options and risks are properly understood. Notwithstanding all outside activities are conducted at the guest's own risk.
  • Climate control: The lodge building is well-insulated and for most people they would experience comfortable internal temperatures maintained in all seasons. The property is at about 1000 feet in elevation and can experience snow at times in the winter months. In the winter there’s forced air heating, electric heaters in most rooms, and the living room fire place. In the summer, even on days that get into the 90s, the interior of the lodge is reasonably cool (written by the owner who grew up in the home). Air-conditioning unit are available for all bedrooms if your group encounters an unusually warm time frame. Box fans are available, as needed.
  • Internet and mobile phone: There is Wi-Fi at a maximum rate of 110 Mb/sec.  For mobile phones using the Verizon network we have a device that picks up your signal and delivers the call signal through the Internet. For other mobile providers guests may use Wi-Fi calling features of their mobile phones. Details for doing this are in our property guidebook. These techniques enable guest’s mobile phones to work as regular mobile network access is not available from this country property.
  • Smoking/cigars/vaping: These activities can be conducted in outdoor sitting areas around the home. However the interior of the lodge is smoke free. If there is high forest fire risk in place, then there should be no fire-related activity away from these sitting areas around the main lodge.
  • Forest fire risks: At certain times a year the forest is drier and winds are higher and there is a higher risk for forest fires. If your visit is during such a time, then there should be no exterior fires made in the fire pit or anywhere else on the property. At these times, it is usually warmer and therefore less need for campfires.
  • Identification: Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
  • Group events: Onsite parties or group events involving people outside of the officially registered guests are strictly prohibited unless discussed and approved by the hosts.
  • Road into the Ranch: The last 1/2 mile is gravel, so going slow on a summer day will help keep the dust down.
  • Commercial photography: Commercial photography and filming should not happen unless discussed and approved by the hosts.