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The Ranch is a Riverfront Property Nestled in the Historic Methow Valley

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Last updated: 04/28/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Farmhouse
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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.

Owner

Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/28/2017

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 1700 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Property is a wildlife sanctuary. Pets must be contained on a leash or in the provided fenced pet yard. ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • attic area : 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    Plenty of room in the upstairs for cots, airbeds or sleeping...moreless

  • Queen size beds, bed lights, closets and dressers, view windows w/ blinds, carpeted floors, electric heaters. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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  • Main hall bathroom has tub/shower combo

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Books such as novels and local interest materials onsite....moreless

  • DVD Player

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Property fronts Methow River and provides access to lovely sandy beach, great swimmin swimming hole, river rafting, fishing and bird watching....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    In the foothills of Leecher Mountain and an unobstructed view of Mclure Mountain across the Methow. ...moreless

  • Resort:

    Eight miles from Twisp is the Western themed town of Winthrop with shops, confectioners and historic relics of the old west....moreless

  • Rural:

    Located on 14 acres which includes 1/4 mile riverfront, wildlife habitat, meadows and pasture land. Pine forests and nearby agricultural/ranching activities. Access to public land. ...moreless

  • Village:

    Nearby Twisp is a thriving community of cultural activities. It features several restaurants, excellent grocery and pharmacy, farm and garden stores. Local brewers and coffee roaster....moreless

  • Water View:

    River views...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Over 1/4 mile of Methow Riverfront and access, sandy beach and long stretch of trail along the beautiful river rich with wild life. ...moreless

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

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining area with views of mountain, meadow and river. Adjacent eating and serving bar....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Freestanding gas stove in living room....moreless

  • Garage:

    Special arrangements can be made...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Loads of parking and large turn around area...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Separate utility room with laundry tub...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen with dishwasher, eating bar and vented range hood. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    dish towels, basic spices, cleaning supplies...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Can be rented in Winthrop...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Covered deck overlooking the mountains, meadow and river...moreless

  • Golf:

    Courses relatively nearby...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Some fruit trees , lawn and decorative landscaping...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    200+ miles cross country trails. Loup Loup downhill area within 20 minutes. equipment rentals in Twisp and Winthrop....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.9
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$175
$1,050 $3,950
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning fee $75
  • Pet Fee $50
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Pet fee $50

Notes:

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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Location

80 Miles
Nearest Airport
Pangborn Field
6.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Twisp
16 Miles
Nearest Golf
Bear Creek Golf Course
30 Metres
Nearest Motorway
State Route 153
6.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Twisp
20 Miles
Nearest Ski
Loup Loup Ski Bowl
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
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.

 

Owner info

About the owner: 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 the Owner Chose Twisp, WA, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
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.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/28/2017

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Photos

  • Kitchen looking towards the dining area

    Kitchen looking towards the dining area

  • Dining area, bar top and sitting area

    Dining area, bar top and sitting area

  • Salmon spawning area along the property where each fall king salmon lay eggs.

    Salmon spawning area along the property where each fall king salmon lay eggs.

  • Fireplace, TV and DVD player in Living room

    Fireplace, TV and DVD player in Living room

  • Main bath

    Main bath

  • Bedroom 1 Queen bed reading lights and generous closet. adjacent bathroom

    Bedroom 1 Queen bed reading lights and generous closet. adjacent bathroom

  • Just plain gorgeous and ever changing.

    Just plain gorgeous and ever changing.

  • Snow season still here

    Snow season still here

  • Spring ride in the wildflowers of the local shrubbe steppe.

    Spring ride in the wildflowers of the local shrubbe steppe.

  • Bathroom with shower.

    Bathroom with shower.

  • Utility room with all you need and adjacent to the outdoor enclosed pet area.

    Utility room with all you need and adjacent to the outdoor enclosed pet area.

  • Kitchen working area

    Kitchen working area

  • Toward the river from the covered deck

    Toward the river from the covered deck

  • Living room showing gas log fireplace in mirror

    Living room showing gas log fireplace in mirror

  • Covered deck, barbecue and outside seating

    Covered deck, barbecue and outside seating

  • Methow R. and Mt McLure looking west create an ever changing scene of beauty.

    Methow R. and Mt McLure looking west create an ever changing scene of beauty.

  • Bedroom 2 w/ queen bed reading lights and generous closet space.

    Bedroom 2 w/ queen bed reading lights and generous closet space.

  • Stall and tack storage area  prepared to safely house your horses and supplies.

    Stall and tack storage area prepared to safely house your horses and supplies.

  • The toasty fireplace is waiting and just inside is a changing and cloak room.

    The toasty fireplace is waiting and just inside is a changing and cloak room.

  • Looking downstream from the covered deck

    Looking downstream from the covered deck

  • Wild ?? turkeys love the ranch

    Wild ?? turkeys love the ranch

  • Covered entry leading to cloak and boot room

    Covered entry leading to cloak and boot room

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Friday, April 28, 2017

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