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The Vista Grande' Ranch looking south toward the Methow River.


Last updated: 04/17/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:18
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Lodge
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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
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Member since: 2006

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/17/2017

Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 4300 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 18
  • Children Welcome:

    We have 2 toddler beds and one porta- crib available on request....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, Beds for 11-18

  • Master Bedroom #1: 1 queen

    Master Bedroom 3rd level, with private bathroom....moreless

  • Loft level.: 2 sleep sofa /futon

    Semi-private sleeping areas in loft and media rooms....moreless

  • Main level Bedroom #2: 1 queen

    Main level with a queen, and sofa-bed for toddlers....moreless

  • 1st level S.E. Bedroom #3: 1 queen

    1st. level with sink, and access to sunroom and sofa bed....moreless

  • S.E. Sunroom with sofa-bed.: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Sunroom areas have shades on all windows for privacy....moreless

  • 1st level S.W. Bedroom #4.: 1 queen

    1st level SW with access to sun room with two twin beds....moreless

  • S.W. Sunroom and Sofa-bed.: 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    All windows have shades for privacy....moreless

  • 1st level N.W. Bedroom #5 : 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    First level N.W. Sleeps Three....moreless

  • 1st level rec-room.

    No privacy here....just the sofa bed, OK for kids....moreless

  • 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Master Bath: toilet, shower

    Vanity and sink. Shower/no bath....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub, shower

    Walk in shower, Claw-foot tub, sink and vanity....moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Double sinks and vanities....moreless

  • All bathrooms are tiled. The main bath has a heated floor. Very spacious!...moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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...moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    'Children's only' DVD's available...moreless

  • Game Room
  • Games:

    Numerous board and card games....moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Piano
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Dish network....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Two big screen televisions on loft level and 1st level....moreless

  • Toys:


  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    VHS tapes for top floor T.V. some children, some adult (PG-R)...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Forests
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural

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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Booster chairs for kids and additional tables and chairs for larger groups....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    Two Window Units and Whole House Exhaust Fan. Most nights a cool mountain breeze cools the house. naturally....moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    In Home...moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Adult nordic trac elliptical trainer in solarium....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Wood, Solar, electrical backup....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    400 or Thread count sheets. Towels provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Huge great room with stone hearth and 25' open ceilings. ...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Large parking areas....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Concrete pad and flat drive area for up to 3 RV's / Campers with power & water. Not able to plug in for A/C unit of RV's, no sewer dump...Porta potty rental (arranged by owner) required for these....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local calls only. Use your cell phone for long distance....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    White towels for indoors, beach towels for outdoors. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Large Front Loader...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Free high-speed wifi...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Wood stove with glass door. Pellet stove with glass door....moreless


  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    Two coffee makers. One electric and one stove top hot water (tea) pot...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Everything you could want....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Ample for 18+...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    Everything you could possibly want!...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator


  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat
  • Boat With Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio:

    1800 square feet of Cedar decks surround the house....moreless

  • Gazebo:

    Our gazebo is fully enclosed with closable windows with screens. Great place to serve food, eat, or use for an outdoor game room or just sit and relax...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Canoe and row boat at the swimming pond....moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large shaded lawn and volley ball court. Water reservoir (viewing only) with decorative waterfall. Basket ball hoop on concrete pad....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Outdoor, built into the deck....moreless

  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    Actually a swimming pond, filled with clear cool creek water, 10 feet deep, with sandy beach, dock, and row boat....moreless



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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

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 for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/17/2017
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160 Miles
Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
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.


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Calendar last updated: 04/17/2017

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  • The Vista Grande' Ranch looking south toward the Methow River.

    The Vista Grande' Ranch looking south toward the Methow River.

  • Swimming Pond

    Swimming Pond

  • Dock pond and canoe.

    Dock pond and canoe.

  • Heading out for fun in the snow.

    Heading out for fun in the snow.

  • The Great Room, loft and entertainment room.

    The Great Room, loft and entertainment room.

  • Great Room looking up to master bed room.

    Great Room looking up to master bed room.

  • Level 3; Master Bedroom & Bath.

    Level 3; Master Bedroom & Bath.

  • Level 1 S.E. Bedroom with access to solarium.

    Level 1 S.E. Bedroom with access to solarium.

  • 1st Level S.W. Bedroom with access to the Solarium.

    1st Level S.W. Bedroom with access to the Solarium.

  • 1st Level N.W. Bedroom, sleeps 3.

    1st Level N.W. Bedroom, sleeps 3.

  • Relaxing in the gazebo.

    Relaxing in the gazebo.

  • Volley ball court.

    Volley ball court.

  • The ranch house, decks, and gazebo.

    The ranch house, decks, and gazebo.

  • Summer fun in the pond.

    Summer fun in the pond.

  • Winter Fun!

    Winter Fun!

  • Hot tubbing year round!

    Hot tubbing year round!

  • Great room from above.

    Great room from above.

  • Fully-equipped kitchen... (table expands to seat 10)

    Fully-equipped kitchen... (table expands to seat 10)

  • Level 2; Bedroom with walk-out deck.

    Level 2; Bedroom with walk-out deck.

  • Solarium


  • First level recreation room with pool table and TV/DVD/VCR

    First level recreation room with pool table and TV/DVD/VCR

  • Screened gazebo, decks, and grounds.

    Screened gazebo, decks, and grounds.

  • A Kid friendly place!

    A Kid friendly place!

  • BBQ on the deck.

    BBQ on the deck.

VRBO #79764

This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Friday, April 21, 2017

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