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We look forward to meeting new people, visiting new places, writing about our stay, but most importantly, sharing our experiences with you and hoping you will visit and make wonderful memories with your loved ones!
Headed out from Northern Nevada's high desert to a mini vacation in a small town in Northern California, called Quincy. Nestled in the mountains of the Plumas National Forest, you wouldn't think beauty could get any better, but it does at Greenhorn Ranch! I was honored to be given the opportunity to share my experience as a guest of Greenhorn Ranch. With perfect weather, a peaceful drive and the smell of pine trees, I wish I could have bottled up that scent and took it back home! As we drove up to the ranch, I thought I was in heaven! The serenity and sound of the birds singing put a huge smile on my face!
We were welcomed by friendly staff and given the keys to our cabin. I couldn't believe we were staying at such a beautiful place, we just got there and I didn't even want to think about going home. Everything was rustic and I couldn't stop commenting on the scenery and all the beautiful decor. Our view from the room was incredible! Sitting on the porch swing and seeing the pond was the best view imaginable, and we couldn't wait to fish!
The ranch was stunning! We were surrounded by the forest, birds singing and squirrels running up the trees. The open meadow to the horse facilities was something you see in the movies...absolutely breathtaking! Looking down towards the stables, was a huge herd of healthy horses of every color grazing in a lush meadow! Yes, I was definitely in heaven!!
The wranglers at the stable were true horsemen, knowledgeable and pairing you up with the perfect horse to your riding ability! The guides had years of experience and made you feel safe as they took you off to a picturesque trail ride. The horses were not lazy, skinny, or spooky, they were happy, gentle and confident on the trail. In fact, I wouldn't have minded taking mine home.
The aroma of the meals cooking made your mouth literally water. When meals were ready, the cooks would ring the bell letting everyone know it was time to eat, just like they did back in the old western days!. Seated in western nostalgia and greeted with the finest cuisine, our dining experience was second to none! The activities were plentiful, the pool inviting and the game room took me back to my childhood days of ping pong, pool, and Pac Man! Feeling like a kid for the day with no responsibilities and having the best Bloody Mary ever, I lay in the comfy over-sized bed and next thing I knew, it was morning!
Last, but not least, I didn't want to to leave the children out. I witnessed kids playing and having a great time! Whether it was riding horses, swimming, painting horse shoes on craft night, playing video games in the game room, or staff helping children bait their hooks for fishing, I noticed how happy and involved the activity assistants were while interacting with the kids! They were patient, kind, and the sound of the constant laughter warmed my heart. You could tell these kids were having the time of their lives!
One thing that was mentioned from the staff at Greenhorn Ranch, was that they are also "Pet Friendly". I thought, "can this get any better? You can actually bring your dog?" That was great to know! Of course, your dog should be well behaved, get along with other dogs and be livestock friendly! YES, Greenhorn Ranch really does cater to the entire family! I didn't bring my dog, but it felt good meeting a dog (new friend) that I could love on! It was great to see the dogs playing with one another and having a "ball"!!
We would like to thank EVERYONE at Greenhorn Ranch for a memory that will be cherished for a lifetime! The staff, well, we just can't say enough about them! They were very friendly, happy, and engaged in numerous conversations with us throughout our stay! Overall, the staff made us feel important, like they have known us for a while. We didn't feel like a guest, we felt like a friend!
I would highly recommend Greenhorn Ranch for your next getaway! I'm sure you will have a wonderful time and enjoy making memories with your loved ones!
Thanks again Greenhorn Ranch!