Southwestern Ranch House on 10 Secluded Acres of a 100 Acre Ranch.

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Last updated: 11/12/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Welcome to Why Not Ranch located in the heart of the Gifford National Forest, a spring and summer escape to horseback riding or hiking on the many trailheads, accessing lakes, creeks, falls, as well as the Pacific Crest Trail. Fall is a wonderful time to see Elk as they start to come down for the winter and graze on the pastures around the ranch. We are a great venue for winter skiing as White Pass Ski Area is under a 1/2 hour away. People from all over come to ski in the winter and our ranch has all the accommodations necessary for a wonderful vacation. A perfect place to relax, explore, gather with family or even host an event in a one of a kind enviornment. We have accomodations for those folks interested in bringing their horses and keeping them here at the ranch during their stay.

The ranch house at Why Not Ranch is a 2200 sq. ft. three bedroom bath and a half. There are fireplaces in the living room and dining room. The house was completely remodeled in 2013. Hardwood floors throughout the house. The doors, window sills and built in cabinets were handcrafted of big leaf maple and cedar by Randle Woods of Randle, Washington.

The house furniture, flooring and art is all decorated in a Southwestern Ranch theme. The house was designed to sleep 10 people comfortably. Two master bedrooms with queen beds and a bunk room with 6 beds. The mudroom/ Rec room has a wine cooler, refrigerator, bar, regulation pool table, and foosball table. The mudroom is built with reclaimed lumber that came from old barns on the property.

Two master bedrooms with queen beds and a bunk room with 6 beds. Laundry room with new front loading washer and dryer, utility sink and pantry.

The kitchen has mesquite cabinets and a beaten copper counter tops. Top of the line stainless steel appliances including refrigerator, stove, and dishwasher.
The dining area holds 10 people on a mesquite dining room table and chairs. There is a fireplace and picture windows that look out over the ranch and Pompeii Peak.

The living Room has a fireplace, home entertainment center with 54” TV, blue ray DVD and dish TV. Picture windows look out over western view of ranch and mountains. Bathroom has beaten copper countertops and double sinks with mesquite cabinets. A Jacuzzi soaking tub and shower. This bathroom is adjacent to one of the master bedrooms.

The Ranch house is located on 10 acres of a hundred acre working ranch secured by electric gate and 5 ft. fences. It is located in the Cowlitz river valley between Randle and Packwood, Washington.



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Property Type

  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    There is a minimum age limit for the Primary Renter who will be signing the Rental Agreement and paying for the Rental. This age limit will be 21....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Visitors are not allowed to smoke inside the rental, but can smoke outside away from the dwelling. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 10-11

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub


  • Bathroom 2: toilet


  • Copper cpunter tops and sink in both bathrooms. Hardwood floors and custom hardware....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Cellular service is limited to Verizon and US Cellular throughout the Randle and Packwood areas, so visitors to this area should be aware that other carriers won't work. ...moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room:

    Pool table, ping pong table, foosball table, bar, wine cooler, refrigerator. Rustic furniture and decorations outfitted from old barns on property. Very unique!...moreless

  • Games:

    Board games...moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Satellite TV that also provides movie and sports channels. ...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Sirius radio...moreless

  • Television:

    52 inch HDTV and DVD....moreless


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    A rustic mesquite table seats 10 people. Beautiful views. ...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    Top of the line Front Loading Dryer in dwelling for use....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    1 Fire pit outside for outdoor entertainment....moreless

  • Garage:

    Two car carport available....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Radiant ceiling heating throughout the dwelling....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    All Linens are and bedding provided. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large Living Room, holds 10 people easily. 52 inch screen TV, woodstove built in stone fireplace, picture windows, hardwood floors. Southwestern Theme decorations. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Lots of parking for extra vehicles....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Both kitchen and bath towels are provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Top of the line Front Loading Washer in dwelling for use....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    1 wood stove in living room and 1 in dining room. Wood burning and for extra warmth and ambiance. ...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    coffee maker, italian coffee press, coffee grinder, beans and regular ground coffee and tea provided. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Kitchen provides for cooking and dining with place settings for 10. Also wine glasses and bar with an extra refrigerator in the game room. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    detergent provided...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Refrigerator, stovetop, oven, microwave, sink, dishwasher, and ample counter space. 3 seated breakfast area overlooking mountains and ranch. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    limited spices provided, coffee and tea provided. paper towels, toilet paper, and garbage bags provided. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lots of lawn surrounding the house with small private garden. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Traeger Barbeque grill with pellets provided....moreless



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from 4 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 23 - Dec 29, 2015
2 night min stay
$350 $400
Thu, Fri, Sat
$2,500 $10,000

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

New Years Weekend
Jan 1 - Jan 3, 2016
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$2,500 $10,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 8%

Cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 11/12/2015
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75 Miles
Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Blue Spruce
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Packwood, Washington
50 Miles
Nearest Train
Chehalis, Washington
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cliffdroppers, Blue Spruce
25 Miles
Nearest Ski
White Pass, Washington

Car: Necessary

Boarders the Gifford Pinchot National Forest in the Cowlitz River Valley. Must see places are Mount Rainier, Mt. St. Helens, White Pass Ski Resort, Pacific Crest Trail, and The Historic town of Packwood, Washington.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: Jeff is a Colorado native and has lived in Washington for 20 years while Heidi is a Washintonian. We currently live in Packwood, Washington and work on the Ranch. We love to ride horses and be outdoors, so this part of the country is especially attractive to us. The mild climate and beautiful scenery make living in the Pacific Northwest and the Cowlitz River valley a real pleasure.

Why the Owner Chose Packwood:
This property's location, ammenities, and one of a kind views make it a unique recreational opportunity. This property is also equipped to accomodate horse travelers with fenced fields for boarding during their stay, room for truck and horse trailer, and water troughs provided for watering horses. With the many trails available throughout the valley, it is truly a unique place to explore on foot or horseback.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This property is especially beautiful along the Cowlitz river valley and surrounded by majestic mountain ranges. We have trails to ride our horse right off the property on both sides of the river, plus we are less than a half hour from White Pass Ski Area, which is another activity that we love to partake in. Elk roam our property and the surrounding 500 acres freely, with little threat from the outside until the hunting season starts. This is a truly spectacular treat for anyone who visits.

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Speaks: english

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  • Game/Mud Room

    Game/Mud Room

  • Wood storage/ wine cooler and second refrigerator for beverages

    Wood storage/ wine cooler and second refrigerator for beverages

  • dining room

    dining room

  • dining room

    dining room

  • living room

    living room

  • main bathroom

    main bathroom

  • Ranger enjoying his morning meal.

    Ranger enjoying his morning meal.

  • game room/mud room

    game room/mud room

  • living room

    living room

  • laundry room

    laundry room

  • Ranger


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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Tuesday, November 24, 2015

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Southwestern Ranch House on 10 secluded acres of a 100 acre ranch.

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