Long Hollow Ranch is located in the heart of Central Oregon. Lush green fields, wooded areas, rim rock, and neighboring ranches surround the Ranch. The Ranch is located a mere 15 minutes from the picturesque little western town of Sisters, yet our nearest neighbors are about a mile away. There are thousands of acres of wild land all along the north side of the Ranch. This gives you the reality of getting away from it all, while still being within easy reach of all the conveniences to be found in town.
“What will we be doing all day?” You ask. Well, a typical day at the Ranch begins with a delicious hearty breakfast, served family style. Our cook arrives early to prepare such delicacies as luscious French toast made from scratch, waffles or pancakes, bacon and all the trimmings. Coffee is always available.
In the meantime, the wranglers are doing morning chores and bringing in the horses for the morning ride. Some guests are eager to participate in preparing for the ride, under Katie’s watchful eye, of course. The ride will last about two hours, after which the horses will be allowed to rest until the afternoon ride. On really hot days the afternoon ride becomes a Sunset ride when the air is a bit cooler.
Though there is an afternoon trail ride most every day, one afternoon in mid-week guests will have the option of a river rafting experience. Or, some choose to expand their riding skills with some arena work, again with the expert help of a wrangler.
Of course, the riding trails and other trails on the Ranch may be used for hiking. In addition two small lakes on the Ranch are available for fishing. Some guests also enjoy the shaded verandah or a hammock with a glass of lemonade and a good book. There are a variety of activities available, but there is also time to unwind, take a deep breath, and relax.
One of the highlights of a Dude Ranch is the food. Traditional ranch food is hearty, wholesome, homegrown and delicious. At Long Hollow our greenhouse and large garden supply many of the vegetables, and other foods are available fresh from local sources. We also do our best to accommodate guests with special food requirements, from gluten-free to vegan. Whether at the dining room table or at a pond cookout, our guests always enjoy the delicious home-cooked meals.
Being away from the hustle and bustle of town, evenings at the Ranch are quiet enough to hear the sounds of nature, or the “ch, ch, ch” of the irrigation water. Often the sky is dark enough to observe millions of stars, which can also be enjoyed while soaking in the outdoor spa.
So if you’re looking to get out into nature while still living comfortably and eating delicious food, Long Hollow is right for you!