About the property
- Farmhouse1700 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Methow Riverfront Ranch With A Welcoming Ranch House, Horse And Child Friendly
You will be comfortable in several bedrooms with queen beds, 2 full baths, A large and comfortable second floor that serves as a large sleeping quarters and playroom. A Fully equipped kitchen, dining room.and family room. A separate living room with gas log stove assures a cozy warm atmosphere. The house features a covered porch facing a stunning mountain and river view. Full laundry facilities in a separate utility room with laundry, wash up tub. Pets are secure in a separate fenced pet area and you are provided with 2 large horse stalls with tack storage. We offer WiFi, DVD player, local stations TV and generous parking. Easy river access with a swimming beach of sand. . Lots of places to find privacy and secret places to find serenity. Wildlife watching and photographic opportunities abound both on the ranch and in the nearby shrubbe steppe. Horses and horse lovers are welcome. We have Two large stall /corral areas, lots of parking and lots of open meadows along the river to exercise the animals.
Rich or Linda Davis
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
About Rich or Linda Davis
After a life of building homes, commercial fishing in Alaska and archaeology in Arizona, we chose the Methow Valley as the ideal place to put our skills to work. Here we live in the outdoors with our goat and horse finding far too little time for all the wonderful projects we love to participate in.
Why Rich or Linda Davis chose Okanogan County
When we fell in love with the Methow Valley and its namesake river, shared it with family and friends and saw its affect on them, we felt blessed to be offered the opportunity to purchase and refurbish the Benson Creek Crossing Ranch. Our intent is to preserve the land and riverfront as a wildlife refuge and place for like minded people to appreciate nature through outdoor activities. We want to share this historic and unique place without destroying the reasons we love it.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
We cherish everything about the natural world. Our river is a living entity, filled with anadramous fish that travel over many dams to reach this perfect spawning stream. Here, watching eagles, osprey and waterfowl is a daily event. Wildlife abounds, although patience is often required, yet wild turkey and deer are common. Sitting on the ranch house porch in the shade of original homestead trees, listening to birds and squirrels, and being treated to a wild mountain view with the sounds of the river, an occasional raven and the nicker of a horse is about all some of us need to recharge our batteries. Fresh fruit from our trees or the local farmers market, meat from our amazing custom butcher and a bottle of award winning local ciders and wines tops it all off. Ending the day in anticipation of another in a place where every kid would love to grow up, what else is there. We have found that for a small community, almost isolated in the depths of winter there are amazing choices for entertainment, Frequent music and entertainment events, lectures and plays are part of everyday all year life here. There exists a vibrant art community, craftspeople of all types selling at markets. Outdoor activities draw most people to the Methow Valley. Year around there is plenty to do. Groomed cross country ski trails , a downhill ski area 20 minutes away from the ranch, unlimited snowshoeing and an ice skating arena in nearby Winthrop compete with ice fishing on nearby lakes. Spring brings river and stream fishing and begins the mountain biking season, due to the endless trails and forest roads set aside for this kind of activity. There is hiking for all levels of endurance along with marathons and trail racing. Beautiful mountain lakes offer more fishing and photo opportunities. Rock climbers love the North Cascades and peaks of nearby mountains. The river provides rafting, fly fishing and swimming or just soaking up the rays on shore.
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Very comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked with supplies, there was plenty of bedding and towels, and it was in a great location by the river. It was relaxing sitting out on the back deck in the early morning and evening. It is very close to the highway, so a little noisy, but that would not deter me from staying here again.
A great place! Loved it. Would recommend to my friends
Another lovely stay!
This is the second time we've spent a portion of our mid-winter break at this wonderful place -- and I always wish we could stay longer. We have 3 kids, 8, 5 and 5 and we all love the coziness of the family room, the gorgeous view of the river and the ridge from the sitting and dining rooms -- and the awesome grounds to roam around on. The kitchen is very thoughtfully supplied for all our cooking needs and the kids love the upstairs bedroom and all the ultra-cuddly blankets -- in fact all the beds are great, makes me motivated to upgrade the linens/blankets in our own house! Thanks hosts, for another memorable stay.
This is a super little spot and very comfortable.
Our 2 grand daughters were delighted with having their own space up in the loft area! "Can we live here from now on?" they pleaded. We all enjoyed the comforts of home here!
Don't hesitate to stay awhile.
Fantastic family getaway!
What a wonderful spot! The view is gorgeous and we had the luck of sunny and snowy days over the long weekend. The cabin is spacious yet cozy. We would definitely recommend this property.
Perfect family retreat
This is our second time staying at the cabin. We had so much fun last year celebrating my husband's birthday we decided to book the same cabin again. The space was perfect for two families to share. We appreciated the attic space with a closed door, so the kids could go upstairs to play games and have fun together. The parents could enjoy some peace and quiet downstairs. The dogs had a fenced area in the back, so we didn't have to chase them down in the evenings. They also enjoyed walking along the property in the mornings and afternoons to get some energy out. The kitchen was well stocked and we love the gas stove in the living room. It helped dry out all the wet ski clothes from our adventures at Loup Loup Ski Bowl (which is also very family friendly). Everyone took a turn lounging on a couch to read a book or cooking a meal. The beds are very comfortable and cozy in the cold weather. As we were packing up the kids were discussing which beds they would sleep in next year. We were unsure last year about the house being so close to the road, but the noise never bothered us, it wasn't noticeable. Having laundry onsite was nice to wash some clothes after getting soaked in the snow. They had plenty of towels and had thought of many details that made our stay very comfortable. We highly recommend the cabin!
The area features over 200 miles of groomed cross country ski trails which later in the season become part of the Methow Valley Trail System for bicyclers. Downhill skiing is only twenty minutes from the ranch. Although not allowed on the ranch, snowmobiling opportunities are only a short drive away and draw people from all over the state..
There are countless trails for hiking and horseback riding following every imaginable type of terrain. Public land surrounds the valley in every direction. Mountains, shrubbe steppe, valley floor and backcountry wilderness offer almost any kind of getaway imaginable.
Numerous accessible fishing lakes, plus mountain lakes galore. A scenic paradise for photographers of all interests.
Serenity can be the biggest attraction to be found in the Methow Valley. Wildlife and bird watching enhanced by local experts offering identification field trips.
Trail running and cross-country running events, hiking for all levels of fitness and lots of massage therapists to loosen those tired muscles. Music festivals and entertainment of all kinds provide year around opportunities for all tastes. Art exhibitors and galleries work together to provide workshops and demonstrations. Twispworks is the newest event center where artists, exhibitors and entertainers combine to define the cultural character of the area.
Fishing lakes and streams provide excellent opportunities for both table fare and trophy trout and steelhead catch and release. The nearby Columbia River contains trophy triploid trout, steelhead, salmon and walleye during designated seasons.
Golfing opportunities are available at Bear Creek golf course and Alta Lake.
Guided river raft trips and guided fishing are available as well as self guided float trips. Our beach is a perfect launching or take out site for inner tubes and fishing rafts. Swimming can be done in lakes, rivers and the local pool, but the beach at the ranch is private, safe and our favorite spot to find serenity, read a book or just enjoy the natural world unscathed by development.
We are members of and promoters of the Methow Valley Interpretive Center where history, native American culture and the natural history of the area is told by displays, exhibits and speakers. An award winning garden area of local plants is both beautiful and educational. The Schaeffer Museum in Winthrop features the valley's history of mining and pioneer life.
While you are in the western themed town of Winthrop, don't miss Sherri's Sweet Shoppe. World class chocolate made on site along with ice cream and baked goods attract the biggest crowds in town.
The Methow Valley, still an active ranching area, attracts horse lovers from all over the northwest. Trail riding, numerous outfitters and guides, rodeos, rendezvous and trails into the backcountry provide opportunities for every level of horseback riding. The Benson Creek Crossing Ranch caters to those who wish to bring their ponies. We provide generous sized stalls, wide trailer turnaround and parking and onsite riding opportunities along with an adjacent tack and feed storage room. A nearby veterinarian and tack and feed store can fill your emergency needs.
For those who wish to walk or ride onsite, there is an easy trail along the river on the edge of a sunny pasture looking down over clear tumbling waters and hidden places to sit and enjoy.
The ranch is meant to be a family place where barbecues, picnics and indoor/ outdoor living combine to bring an atmosphere where sharing the days adventures together in your own safe space creates lifetime memories.
Rates & Availability
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Pet fee of 50.00 for any pets Must vacate premises by 11:00 AM