Need To Know
25, including three log homes.
11am, but flexible if there’s availability. Earliest check-in, 4pm.
Double rooms from $1700.00, excluding tax at 20 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional resort fee of 20% per on check-out.
Rates include all activities, meals and drinks; the 20 per cent ranch fee includes taxes, snacks, phone calls and WiFi.
4 April to 13 May and November 2011.
At the hotel
Library, spa, bowling alley, hot tub, billiards table, stables, fishing ponds, WiFi throughout and 6,000 acres. In rooms, iPod dock, minibar, free bottled water and Red Flower bath products. Some rooms have TVs.
Camping fans won’t know what’s hit them in a Luxury Canvas Cabin, where the toilet is inside the tent, and a private bath house is nearby. They line the banks of Rock Creek, and come with a rocking chair and porch out front. For sturdier lodgings, head inside to the Palomino Suite, with a four-poster white birch bed and wooden walls, or the masculine Loft, which has rafter ceilings and an elegant freestanding bath tub.
The thousands of acres have room for a heated outdoor pool, as well as a herb garden and a pond to swim in. Brave sorts can jump in the creek.
Checked shirts, jeans and cowboy hats – and if you don’t normally dress like you’re in a Western, stock up at the Mercantile, where you can buy genuine cowboy articles. The ranch has a whole storage room of sports equipment, so don’t worry about lugging your own.
Smoking is allowed in the designated outdoor area. One bedroom in the Granite Lodge is suitable for wheelchair users.
Very welcome; just remember that the area is remote and that a babysitter will need a fortnight’s notice. Cribs must be ordered in, so let the hotel know well in advance. Some rooms have pull-out beds for children.