Today Lower Lake Ranch is the Lower ranch land and the Upper ranch land is now part of the Staunton State Park. These mountain properties are still used for grazing cattle and outdoor recreation by guest. Picnics by the creek or along a secluded mountain trail. Premier Fly Fishing in one of the numerous Lakes or the excitement of catching a Brooke in Elk Creek, riding your horse over the thousands of acres in the adjacent State Park, or just reading a book and relaxing from technology, (There is limited cell service and no Wi-Fi) the ranch still offers the same great experience and memories as it was originally created for. 2018 marks the ranches 155th anniversary of being a very special Mountain location for Guest to enjoy each other, enjoy wildlife, enjoy outdoor recreation like fly fishing & hiking along beautiful mountain ranges and to Smell the Great mountain Air and hear Quiet!
In a world that offers change all the time where our minds are busy and cluttered with information overload, the Ranch sets its self away, offering tranquility and a great place to reconnect with family and friends. Families that have enjoyed the ranch over its history, arrive and are greeted by staff with the same enthusiasm as the Jensen’s greeted their guest over 100 years ago. Guest have the opportunity to stay in their same awesome cabin with its original outside appearance, but updated inside and individually decorated in Western-Victorian themes. Each cabin room has its own Private Bathroom, a Coffee Bar with Microwave and small refrigerator and Comfortable Pillow top bed and much more. When Guest enters their rooms there is always a “WOW”! Moment and then it becomes a time to slow down and enjoy the mountains. For over 150 years the ranch has offered a Peace of the Mind, a rest for the moment at a mountain setting where you can hear the birds and see the wildlife. Even the wildlife knows the ranch is a safe place, the Bald Eagle fly’s in all the time, the families of deer graze, sleep, and visit daily, the Elk share their bug galling when looking for their new mate, and the Canadian geese arrive every year in March for nesting on the Lake Island a safe place from the foxes and coyote’s.
Lower Lake Ranch staff loves showing off the ranch, telling the history, and love seeing Guest enjoy themselves.