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The Ranch Is A Riverfront Property Nestled In The Historic Methow Valley

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

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 North Central Cascades

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The dishwasher was empty. No worries either way. Rhank you for the fire

pit, vrry relaxing. Your cabin is super cozy and perfect. Definitely a

great get away. We are really enjoying it. Thanks again, VERY much!
May 2016
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Twisp Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Main hall bathroom has tub/shower combo
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    attic area - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Plenty of room in the upstairs for cots, airbeds or sleeping
  • Queen size beds, bed lights, closets and dressers, view windows w/ blinds, carpeted floors, electric heaters.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


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The Ranch Is A Riverfront Property Nestled In The Historic Methow Valley
average rating of 4.869565 based on 48 reviews

Perfect! Very clean. Fully equipped. Fantastic view off the back porch. Close to town & trails.

  • 5 of 5

We came to spend time with our kids and grandbaby from Seattle. The house is big enough to spread out but the kitchen/dining/living area perfect for all to be together. The walk down to the sandy beach is great but the vista is the best. Rich was quickly responsive to our one question. Thanks! We hope to come again!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice and private cabin

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time! Some of the kitchen cooking supplies like pots and pans could be updated. We couldn't find scissors to open a few packages we had. Overall very good experience. Like opening the back door to a fenced area for our dog. The AC units kept the place nice and cool. The view and river access was AMAZING. Would definitely come again

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thank you!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay at the ranch! The house is very cozy and the surroundings are unique. The direct access to the river - and the "private" beach is wonderful. Our two boys had a blast - and the same with our border collie... he loved playing outside and swimming in the river. Only minus is the road next to the house. It is quite busy on weekdays and a bit disturbing. The road is the only reason why we don't give this place five stars! Thank you.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Quiet Ranch House

  • 5 of 5

What a great way to spend the week. Family of four fit comfortably here with room to spare. Teenager's were upstairs in their own space with A/C which was nice with the 100+ degree weather. Two downstairs rooms had comfortable beds, closets and plenty of space. Kitchen had everything we needed. A/C downstairs as well. We played games. Read books. Watched DVD'S and of course with river access, had a blast down there. Provided is a canopy, river tube and chairs. River is private and perfect for relaxing or play. The back porch was a nice spot to relax/BBQ. When skies are clear, stars are endless. The property was spacious with daily visits from up to 13 wild turkey and a few deer. Plenty of birds and chipmunks too. Twisp has a grocery store for all your needs, bakery and good Mexican restaurant. Winthrop has so much for you to do. Shopping, tubing, mini golf, massage, skate rink, antiquing, restaurants etc. Unable to do hiking with the bad air quality from B.C. and WA fires, but we will be back for sure. Rich and Linda are great to work with!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Amazing property!

  • 5 of 5

Can't say enough about what a great property this is! The house is cozy and comfortable, and the beach at the river makes you feel like you're the only people for miles! Kids and husband had a great time fishing, and I had a better time relaxing!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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So quiet and you can see the stars

  • 5 of 5

Our trip here was to get away from Seattle and do some hiking. There are many hikes within short driving distance from the house and we did one every day of our 4 days here. We also got in some tubing on the Methow river in Winthrop. Yes, the beds are sooo comfortable. We loved the nice big kitchen and the gas stove and the chairs on the back deck to enjoy the view. The sandy river beach a short walk from the house was lovely and great for a cool off at the end of the day. We had a wonderful time. Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Pangborn Field
Nearest Barpub
6.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
16 Miles
Bear Creek Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
30 Metres
State Route 153
Nearest Restaurant
6.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Loup Loup Ski Bowl
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Methow River
Car: necessary

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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $200

Pet fee of 50.00 for any pets
Must vacate premises by 11:00 AM

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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