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Welcome to the Vista Grande' Ranch and Retreat Center

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,300 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Lodge, 5 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 11-18)

The Vista Grande' Ranch, located in the beautiful Methow Valley, provides four season recreational opportunities in a private ranch setting. The ranch comprises over 650 acres with numerous panoramic views and is adjacent to national forest land.

The 4300 square foot log home with 1800 square feet of cedar decks, is ideally suited for larger groups who want to enjoy a rustic retreat in a completely relaxed environment, (3 to 5 couples are perfect). You may wish to participate in a number of activities on or near the ranch.

Some of Washington State's best Steelhead fishing is five minutes away. Daytrips on horseback are located in Twisp (12 miles north of us) You can go hiking and mountain biking on the ranch or on nearby SunMountain trail system. Take a swim in the pond, lay in the sun, or just sit back and relax on the shaded decks, around the home and watch the horses and deer grazing on the hillside.

The beautifully landscaped lawn with a large octagonal cedar gazebo make the perfect setting for visiting and having a barbecue with friends. In the winter, snowmobiling, cross-country and alpine skiing are all available close by. There is an excellant sledding/tubing hill behind the house.

The custom-built, log home is made from huge spruce logs. There are private rooms for five couples as well as roll-out beds and futons in semi-private areas with enough beds to sleep an additional six adults if required. The lawn area is expansive, landscaped, and well shaded.

The house has three floors with the following descriptions....

LEVEL ONE has a stone hearth, three bedrooms, a large bathroom, a recreation room with pool table and TV/VCR. Two of the bedrooms have adjoining sunrooms just a few steps away from a large hot tub. The laundry is also on level one.

THE MAIN LEVEL is all log construction and has a large fully-equipped kitchen and dining room. The great room boasts a 25 foot cathedral ceiling, all glass southern exposure, woodstove with glass door and stone hearth. There is one large bathroom on this level with a bedroom across from it. The bedroom has french doors to let you walkout directly onto the deck.

THE THIRD LEVEL includes the master bedroom & bath overlooking the greatroom through closeable cedar shutters. A loft connects the master bedroom to the entertainment room. There you can choose from a large selection of movies on VHS or Dish Network programming. Enjoy the big screen TV and surround sound system! An additional futon with privacy screens is located on this level near the entertainment room.

All stairs and railings are made from logs for a truly awesome appearance. The house is furnished with hand-crafted log furniture for a unique, rustic, yet comfortable appearance. We invite you, your friends & family, to make our ranch your home while you explore the many recreational opportunities found in the Methow Valley.

Your Hosts, Scott & Susie Larson

Keywords: Lodge

More Details

Susie Larson
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 19, 2017


Okanogan County Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , Vanity and sink. Shower/no bath.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Walk in shower, Claw-foot tub, sink and vanity.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double sinks and vanities.
  • All bathrooms are tiled. The main bath has a heated floor. Very spacious!
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Master Bedroom #1 - 1 queen , Master Bedroom 3rd level, with private bathroom.
    Loft level. - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Semi-private sleeping areas in loft and media rooms.
    Main level Bedroom #2 - 1 queen , Main level with a queen, and sofa-bed for toddlers.
    1st level S.E. Bedroom #3 - 1 queen , 1st. level with sink, and access to sunroom and sofa bed.
    S.E. Sunroom with sofa-bed. - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sunroom areas have shades on all windows for privacy.
    1st level S.W. Bedroom #4. - 1 queen , 1st level SW with access to sun room with two twin beds.
    S.W. Sunroom and Sofa-bed. - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , All windows have shades for privacy.
    1st level N.W. Bedroom #5 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , First level N.W. Sleeps Three.
    1st level rec-room. - No privacy here....just the sofa bed, OK for kids.
  • Queen size Beds (4), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3), Couch child bed (1) Toddler beds(2) , Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (3) One in private area in the solarium. Two in semi private areas.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Free highspeed wireless internet, Fully equipped Kitchen , 1800 square feet of Cedar Decks, Large Lawn with Volleyball Court, On site caretakers, *** NOTE*** Sorry, we are not able to accommmodate your pets. We can refer you to local Kennels during your stay. This is a NONSMOKING facility, you may smoke outdoors (safely contained) on the decks or grounds your cooperation is greatly appreciated


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Welcome to the Vista Grande' Ranch and Retreat Center
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Beautiful Cabin!!

  • 5 of 5

Been here twice now. We enjoyed it so much in the 2016 New Year season that we came here in 2017. So much fun - the best part is that the cabin is secluded, and we very much appreciate the HUGE acreage the cabin sits on. And the kids really enjoy it, too, when the sled down the rolling hills they have there. The interior of the cabin actually looks like a cabin - wooden logs, beams, etc. It's beautiful and neatly maintained. The owners are also very friendly and easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love this house!!!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures do not do this place justice. This home and scenery is beautiful! The home is fully stocked so you do not have bring anything but your food. The house is large with comfortable furniture and beds. Lots of room to spread out. The 'pond' is so much fun to play in, very clean and lots of room to swim and splash. We had 10 adults and 7 kids under the age of 13 - plenty of room and more to spare, we did not feel cramped at all. We hope to come back to this house again.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for groups!

  • 5 of 5

The setting is amazing, the house is amazing, and the hosts are amazing! This is the 2nd year are group of friends and family have stayed at the Vista Grande Ranch. The home is well stocked and every little detail has been thought of. Beds are comfortable, plenty of towels for everyone, room for everyone in our group to sit around the dining table, kitchen had everything we needed and more (2 coffee pots were a bonus). We have stayed in many VRBO homes and this is tops. Can't recommend this place highly enough.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
160 Miles
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Highway 20 and 153
Car: necessary

Summer: River rafting, fishing, horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking. Winter: snowmobiling, downhill and cross-country skiing are all available close by.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee. $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.1%

NIGHTLY RATE IS FOR UP TO 10 GUESTS, additional guests are $20/night + tax up to 18 guests Children 3 and under free (sleep accommodations for children need to be discussed upon reservation) ***Note the VRBO website software does not add the additional charge for groups larger than 10 guests.

$200 deposit to hold reservation (not refundable unless date re-booked), total fee (nightly rate, cleaning fee & tax) is required one month prior to stay.
Cleaning fee is $150 per above added to final payment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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